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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
COMO Cocoa Island has reopened on the 9th of January 2020 following a seven-month refurbishment. COMO Cocoa Island is home to 34-overwater villas inspired by local Dhoni boats, the accommodations have been recast top-to-bottom with clean-lined contemporary interiors created by Singapore-based Lekker Architects. The resort also gained an open-sided Pilates and yoga studio, which sits in an elevated position above the lagoon offering 360-degree views. A thrid of the private Island is occupied by the COMO Shambhala Retreat, the island's wellness centre, which offers Asian-based wellness therapies, nutritional advise and exercise in the resort's state-of-the-art new gym. A highlight is the hydrotherapy pool with high-pressure jets used for water-based treatments. COMO Cocoa Island is also providing activities to complement the holistic wellness offering, such as a PADI-certificate dive centre, reef diving, wreck diving, UV night snorkeling and whale shark expeditions.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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framiche wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions25 helpful votes
There’s a reason why we keep coming back to Cocoa. In fact, several reasons. It’s the location: an easy 40-minute speedboat ride from Male airport, no hassles, no long waits for domestic or seaplane connections. It’s the jaw-dropping beauty of the island: creamy white sands, a stunning sand bank that goes out forever, gin-clear waters in every shade of blue, and three house reefs teeming with thousands of colourful fish. It’s the gorgeous water villas: newly refurbished in 2020, even the entry-level dhoni villas are capacious and tastefully decked out in white with blue accents. It’s the food: just one restaurant with head Balinese chef Kadek whipping up a rotating menu of exquisite meals (thankfully no buffets) night after night. Cocoa’s restaurant would hold its own in any major city, but the fact that one can dine so lavishly on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where all the produce is shipped in is truly mind-blowing. Finally it’s the people: from the GM Vincent who warmly greeted us when we arrived right to the guys who cleaned our rooms, everyone was kind and gracious to a fault (Wisam of the front office, Putu, Chandra and Lastari from the fab spa, Lokita, Faisal, Sithin, Anura, Binoy from F & B, Luca from watersports… you guys really spoilt us!). No request was too much trouble, no inquiry was ever ignored. If I had to quibble about something, I guess it would be the new constructions that have sprouted on some of the surrounding islands since our last visit. This is something beyond Cocoa’s control of course, but it does detract a little from the island’s pristine beauty. Just do what we did: blot out these signs of civilisation and just stare out into the uncluttered parts of the horizon… paradise is still to be found here.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Northern_Rock wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore108 contributions41 helpful votes
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From the moment we arrived at the airport, we were received warmly. The staff addressed us all by name everytime. It's not a big island - there weren't a lot of villas, which probably gave the resort an exclusive feel. Each water villa gives direct access to sea. You can literally snorkel at your doorstep. On our second day, we had a feathertail ray visit us outside our villa. There are also butterflyfish, needlefish and black tip reef sharks aplenty. There are also 3 house reefs located around/at the island, each within swimming distance. There is an educational marine biology talk that I'd recommend attending. The wife also said that the massage was the best she ever had (and she's had a lot). Lastly, the food at the restaurant is simply divine. Portions are huge, so from day 2 we skipped the sides, so that we wouldn't waste food. There are a lot of beautiful island resorts in the Maldives, but we've found the one we'll keep returning to.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Daniel Perdigão wrote a review Jun 2022
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal120 contributions48 helpful votes
It was our first time staying at COMO and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Cocoa Island is a small island only 45min away from Male by speed boat (which is super convenient in our opinion) and the location is absolutely stunning, the lagoon there is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen 😍 also the fact that the island is smaller really creates a more personal and charming atmosphere. We tried the SPA and had one of the best massages ever, their signature massage is just unbelievable. Highly recommend you to walk to the sandbank near the island during the low tide, especially in the early mornings when there’s no one around to have a different perspective of the place! Food was delicious for every single meal and we love the fact that breakfast is mostly a la carte with a lot of delicious options to choose from. We did some snorkelling on the house reef and we were able to see black tip sharks and a lot of colourful fish ☺️ The sunset cruise to see dolphins is a must! We saw so many and they were super playful around our boat! We can’t recommend COMO Cocoa Island enough, seriously had the most incredible time there and we can’t wait to return one day!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard W wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions3 helpful votes
This resort would usually be out of our budget, but we had a fair bit of vacation funds to spare due to the pandemic. We were looking for a relaxing family snorkelling trip with a couple of under-10s in tow, and we certainly got it! With great reefs surrounding the tiny island, and even right off the balcony of our villa: each day we were literally jumping off the balcony for a morning snorkel. The resident sharks, rays and turtles would greet us during favourable tides, and if they weren't around, we would just take in the shoals of gorgeous fish and marine life. Sadly, climate change has been bleaching a lot of the coral, but it was in the end a good lesson for the kids to see first hand what is happening to our planet. Once we were all snorkelled out, some great food, relaxing massages and lovely dolphin-spotting cruises were easily available to us. The staff were incredible and seemed to go out of the way to make your stay that little bit more special. Our rooms were 2 Dhoni suites and we had on offer with complimentary half-board. (Which was plenty as we don't eat much and the servings were generous!)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Junyeup Lee wrote a review Jun 2022
40 contributions6 helpful votes
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This is my 7th trip to Maldives and I stayed 7 nights at cocoa island. Previously, i had a nice holiday every time at other resorts of maldive, but best holiday was in cocoa. Cocoa's natural environment is the best of best. Endless wide-spread beautiful lagoons, soft sand beach, long sandbanks, beautiful house reefs, great dive sites... these are just things what is the real Maldive. Sandbank - highly recommend walk along the sandbank with the cool seawind and the sound of waves at the sunny side. maybe you feel here is a paradise. Lagoon - Cocoa's lagoon is shallow, calm and beautiful. It is also suitable for children to play. House Reef - The house reef on the south side of the island is best for snorkeling. You can see many fish and eel, and if you are lucky, you may also encounter turtles and black tip reef sharks. If the current is not fast, beginners can snorkel. Dive Points - There are many great dive spots around Cocoa. It can be reached in about 10-20 minutes by boat. There are several spots such as Cocoa thilla and Cocoa Corner, Gurhaidoo corder, Kandooma cave... the best of them is Cocoa thila. You can see lots of eagle ray, more than a hundred white tip reef & grey reef sharks, trevali, etc. If you are lucky, you have a amazing experience of sharks circling around you at the shark cleaning area. The currents are strong, but don't worry, you will be accompanied with a good dive instructor. The spa is also great and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. But above all else, Cocoa's top point is the friendly staff. Zara of the front desk who has been working at cocoa for 17 years is professional and very friendly. All the housekeepers cleaned our room well. The dive center's Luca, Eddy, Sharkey and Ali really helped me make a good fun diving experience. Thank you~ They are good diving teams. I would like to go back to cocoa and dive with them. If you visit Cocoa, i highly recommend diving with them. Our butler, Faisal, is the perfect butler. He sincerery helped us at Cocoa. Everywhere our family went he was waiting for us. Of course, there are minor negative sides as well. Perhaps garbage from a nearby local island is occasionally seen on cocoa's beaches and sandbank, even the staff work hard to clean. Every day when I walked on the beach, I used to pick up a few pieces of glass. Food quality is good. However, since there are few guests after the Covid-19, the breakfast and dinner menus are a little less. No bicycle, No buggy. But these are really minor!!! Cocoa is a small paradise on earth. After i return to my hometown, i am planning to return to cocoa next year. Lastly, i would like to thank all the cocoa employees and wish them good luck.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Ahmed Alburaidi wrote a review Jun 2022
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia4 contributions7 helpful votes
My wife and I along side our 9 months old stayed there for 4 nights at June, which was supposed to be a bad season for visiting the Maldives, and for the life of me I have no idea why. The hotel and resort as well as the Island were one of the best destinations I’ve ever been to. The weather was nice and when it rained, it did for only two fifteen minutes increments over the five days we stayed. You dismbark from the speed boat to be welcomed by the whole staff and felt like you were home. The one bedroom villa was well designed yet comfortable to stay it. You get to experience the sea at every minute of your stay. The uffa restaurant offers a wide selection of cuisines that rival michelin star rated restaurants. I’ve been to many beach destinations, and my experience at Como surpasses them by far. The hotel has this signature scent, along with its calm atmosphere, shall remain a lovely memory for years to come.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get the sunset facing bungalow if possible.
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Shabrese wrote a review Jun 2022
Asheville, North Carolina26 contributions3 helpful votes
A perfect stay if you want to do little to nothing except relax on a beautiful luxurious beach. We stayed here 10 years ago for our honeymoon and again for our 10 year and would be happy to return again. Most Maldives resorts are “perfect” but they all have different personalities. This one is for primarily couples who want to do nothing but relax on a small island. If you seek adventure and parties, this isn't the resort for you. This resort is top tier for its beauty, service, luxury, and friendliness. The food was fantastic. Attention to detail in presentation and design was high. the sand bank was especially cool feature to walk out on. The units were all done very well. If you want privacy, stay in an overwater hut. The Dhoni style units and the lofts were both equally nice, one just has a bed on the top. Massages were also top notch. We got one every day. The hydro pool was especially unique (though a bit pricey if you don't have a package). Should be included with the stay IMO. Could be okay for small children, if you want them to roam the island and run around safe but not too much for them to do except explore and run. Would definitely return here.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Moosey_goosey wrote a review May 2022
Adelaide, Australia97 contributions124 helpful votes
Every part of our stay was what we had hoped for. The resort is small and intimate with only 33 villas. We stayed for seven nights and will become return customers like most other guests that stay at the resort.....that in itself explains just how wonderful it is. The transfer from the airport was seamless and easy . We arrived during bad weather so it took slightly longer to get to the resort (45min) but it is usually around 30mins. All the staff are engaging and we were remembered by name as soon as we arrived and throughout the stay by all staff. Wisam was always available and making sure all our needs were met. We would like to thank him for being just as committed to us finding a turtle on the reef as we were (our wish came true on our last snorkel at the house reef). It was also great that Vincent took the time to touch base with all guests pretty much every night at dinner. We also enjoyed the attentiveness of the staff at the dive shop and the wonderful April who took taught the yoga sessions. The day spa staff were also outstanding. We had full body massages, foot reflexology and Indian head massage treatments. They were some of the best we have ever experienced...well worth the cost. The restaurant was exactly what we were hoping for and rest assured there is absolutely no need for more than one restaurant. The food was superb and of the highest quality (Wagyu available every night at no extra charge) - we were never bored as the menu changed nightly. In addition to the normal menu, the Shambala spa menu was always available. Restaurant service is perfectly attentive but not imposing and it was fine to dress up or turn up in bare feet and shorts if you wished, no one is passing judgement (guests or staff). Breakfast was always excellent and ample. If we were hungry during the day we were happy to choose from the snack menu at the bar...the pizza was excellent. We had the half board package so lunch was not included but there are snacks and fruit in the room which are included with soft drinks from the mini bar...replenished daily. We felt the prices for the food and drinks were very reasonable and have paid the same prices in city hotels. We were so impressed with the food that we purchased the Como recipe book in a hope we may be able to recreate the delicious food at home. Our room (818) was always cleaned by the time we returned from breakfast. It was spacious and we appreciated that it was close to the boardwalk linked to the restaurant. We loved the in room Nespresso machine and snacks. We were really happy with how close the house reef was to the room. The rooms do have the boat channel in front of them but there were not many boats passing. You can see neighbouring islands from the rooms but again this was of no bother to us. There are three different snorkelling areas around the resort. We preferred the area on the dive shop side near the jetty and saw many fish and a turtle. We also saw some rays and reef sharks in the lagoon. We are beginner snorkelers and felt that the conditions were very good, the current wasn't too strong and the dive shop staff always made sure we were safe. We did go on a turtle snorkelling trip booked through the dive shop...we didn't see a turtle but saw at least 40 dolphins - super happy about that! Sharky was also an excellent guide. The dive shop will supply you with all the gear you need including life vests. We utilised the gym which had very new equipment, was clean and nicely air-conditioned. There is a fully equiped pilates studio for guests to use (no instructor at the moment) as well as a hydro pool and steam room. We participated in the yoga class some mornings and afternoons. They were all excellent and April was wonderful at explaining the poses. There is a small shop which sold some swimwear and resort style clothing...some very nice bags and homewares. It also had sun screen and some toiletries. Internet connection was always good. When we were at the resort there were only 20 guests staying when we arrived but this increased to around 40 by the time we left. As you can imagine it felt very private and everyone is treated with the same attentiveness. There is not one negative thing to say about our stay...not a thing to improve. We will be back. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Vincent Durier, General Manager at COMO Cocoa Island
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Moosey_goosey, Thank you so much for taking to time to share this wonderful and detailed review online. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your experience at COMO Cocoa Island in so many way from the Island unique vibes & atmosphere, culinary, snorkeling in our house reef, diving, housekeeping attentive service, internet connection and wellness activity. Wisam indeed knows how to find the turtles, and i am delighted to hear that he has shared the secret with you. The team and I hope to welcome you back to your home in the Maldives very soon ! and we are all committed to take care very good care of your paradise until your return. Kindest regards, Vincent
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Chris H wrote a review May 2022
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One of the best boutique resorts I have stayed in. This was our fourth and definitely not the last in the resort. Always glad to be back with their unsurpassed hospitality every time. Beautiful rooms after the renovation and staying true to their COMO culture. Excellent service all around from the all the staff, the housekeeping, restaurant, marine sports centre and the spa.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Chris H, We were so happy to welcome you back for the fourth time to COMO Cocoa Island, your Maldivian home. I am glad to read that you find the resort embellished after the renovation, and enjoyed the service and genuine hospitality provided by our team members from housekeeping, restaurant, marine sports center and spa. We hope to welcome you back for a fifth stay very soon, Kindest regards, Vincent
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Jaryl Ong wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
We were a fairly large group of 4 families (8 adults, 4 kids) and stayed at COMO Cocoa Island from 12-16 May. Right after coming out of the airport gates, we were greeted and escorted by COMO staff directly to the speedboat. The boat ride took about 40-45min and we were served cold towels and water on-board, which was a welcome refreshment after a hectic flight with the little ones. On arrival at COMO Cocoa Island, we were welcomed and greeted with coconuts, and introduced to majority of the staff, including Vincent (GM), Luca (Activities), and Binoy (Butler). We were then walked directly to our villas with check-in done in-room (nice touch). Although the weather wasn't great (we got rained on 3/5 days), the accommodation more than made up for it, and collectively we had a range, from the Dhoni water villa, villa with pool, and ultimately the very luxurious 3-bedroom villa (831) as well. Although there's only 1 restaurant and 1 bar on the island, there was a wide variety on the menu to choose from. We particularly enjoyed the Maldivian & Indian curries, naan, and chutneys which were excellent in spice and flavour. At breakfast, we went back for multiple servings of their flaky croissants, chocolatey pain au chocolats, and signature COMO coconut croissants as well. Having always wanted to experience scuba diving, I signed up for a discovery shore dive in the COMO house reef. The Divemaster Eddie was a fantastic teacher, thorough and calm throughout going through the drills on land & under water, plus keeping an eye out for me when we were on the dive too. I got to see Sea Turtles, Eels, Lobsters, and even a Nurse Shark chilling under some coral - what an awesome first dive. We also highly recommend doing the Dolphin Sunset Cruise. It was nice to get out on a boat, and even more so finding the dolphins and having them swim alongside and in front. All that was capped off with bubbly, beers, refreshments and canapes. Checkout was a breeze too, the porters handled all our baggage from the villas to the boats and even all the way to the check-in counters at the airport. We all left with smiles on our faces but a heavy feeling in our hearts for never wanting to leave. Thank you COMO Cocoa Island team for making our stay and experience unforgettable! Best Regards, Jaryl Ong Singapore
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Dear Jarylong, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and sharing this detailed and glowing review TripAdvisor platform. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in many ways despite the weather. I will personally share your compliments to the culinary and marine sports center team. We hope to welcome you back very soon to COMO Cocoa Island, Kindest regards, Vincent
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$1,028 - $1,891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cocoa island hotel south male atoll, cocoa island maldives, hotel cocoa island
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollCocoa Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about COMO Cocoa Island
Which popular attractions are close to COMO Cocoa Island?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (2.4 miles) and Biyadoo Island (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at COMO Cocoa Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at COMO Cocoa Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at COMO Cocoa Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at COMO Cocoa Island?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to COMO Cocoa Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and Caviar Café & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at COMO Cocoa Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does COMO Cocoa Island have airport transportation?
Yes, COMO Cocoa Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is COMO Cocoa Island located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Cocoa Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at COMO Cocoa Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at COMO Cocoa Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Thai.