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COMO Cocoa Island

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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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Breakfast buffet
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Monk30 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom38 contributions52 helpful votes
Como Cocoa island is no doubt a beautiful resort and we found the island to be as spectacular in real life as the pictures. However the hype around this place (and the many many 5 star reviews on here) are not warranted in my opinion. We booked for a 10 night stay and left after 4 days, disappointed. This place just didn’t live up to our expectations. Here’s why: 1. The island is sleepy and offers little by way of wow factor or entertainment for guests. Don’t get me wrong, we expected this to be a calm, low key island but the luxury touches were missing for us, particularly for the price. No extras, no personalized touches (perhaps some music or beach cinema etc). Nothing. 2. The island only has one restaurant and bar which for a 10 night stay would get very boring. The bar had no atmosphere and was rarely used (maybe the odd guest) so is not your average holiday bar. The restaurant was always in use but after 9pm went dead and had little to no atmosphere. 3. The food quality was overall fantastic but the breakfast in comparison to lunch / dinner was really poor - mainly because of limited options and choice. The buffet area (which like most high end resorts is aimed at complimenting the al la carte) was minimal, a few juices and a couple of pastry items. That was it. Very strange given we have stay at many other resorts where the choice is much wider and the quality extremely high. On a couple of occasions we had to complain about the cereal which was out of date / chewy. This was promptly changed but highlights how little attention goes into breakfast. 4. The resort does allow children and although there were only 3 during our stay, with a single pool, bar and restaurant, this may be three too many! As we were leaving after 4 days we saw another 6 children arrive which would have made the resort a lot noiser. Just a warning for those interested in this as a honeymoon / adults focused destination. We spent a lot of time researching this aspect before booking and did notice they are enticing more and more families. Be warned! 5. The staff all knock off in the middle of the afternoon and play volleyball. Hundreds of them! We found it odd as no guests were involved and it felt like the staff were more on holiday than us! It also created a lot of noise when using the spa as the court is right next door. Not a good hotel design or management style! 6. The staff quarters are right in middle of island and pretty ugly to look at. They haven’t hidden these well and it spoilt the otherwise spotless island. Noisy generators can be heard if you take a stroll around. 7. There was construction work going on during our stay which we were not warned about. We know that the island had been closed for a full renovation and recently reopened in Jan20. However we expected the reopening meant work was complete. Not so - a large new villa was being constructed at the end of the water villas jetty and some central parts of the island (water sports etc) were blocked off with building works, portaloos etc. Not the nicest sight! Workmen were there going up and down the island all day. I realise work had to be finished but wish someone had the courtesy to tell / warn us in advance (or better still, wait to reopen). We did feedback our issues to the general manager before departing early, giving constructive views on everything that we felt needed addressing. This was taken generally well (some resistance to a few points -eg volleyball which is a good way for staff to relax apparently) albeit not recognized on the eventual bill. So we left. Overall the resort is beautiful, food good and our butler fantastic, but the management and sleepiness / lack of atmosphere ruined it for us. There are other competing resorts of higher quality at this price range so I believe Como has had its day. One off our list but we won’t be returning.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nuno Macedo wrote a review Mar 2020
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom1,163 contributions120 helpful votes
We staid at Cocoa for 1 week on our 2nd and last leg in the Maldives (which started with Kanuhura). Cocoa is absolutely right up our street - a beautiful almost manicured island with a spectacular lagoon full of marine life, showcasing different colors, shades and forms. We staid at the sunrise COMO Villa and it's one of the best villas we ever staid in the world. The views are single-handedly one of the most unforgettable we ever had, the sun deck is sublime with the added pool which is always a nice to have. The service: perfection, proactive and of an excellent standard. Binoy was flawless and had tremendous patience with the most exquisite requests we could have had e.g. ice in the villa, last minute spa appointments, changes on activities etc. A superb host. Although I'd most likely have preferred the older, heavier southern east-asian/balinese furniture and decor throughout the whole resort (after the refurb earlier this year, this type of decor is only seen in reception, SPA.. and in the occasional corner), I'd say that the current is okay, focused on being simpler, neutral, easier to maintain and overall "safer". (including the new thatched roof of the villas which are now made of a material which is meant to last 20 years.. bringing more of the older decor back would be amazing, it would make Cocoa even better, but that's just a personal preference. The food is mazing, menus are changed every day except for the "always available" Shambala menu which has some exquisite and balanced options. We're on FB so we had the chance to try different meals. I got addicted to the coconut jelly (go figure). We had several treatments at the SPA and this has been absolutely amazing, the team is really skilled and so attentive, not to be missed. The activities centre is highly professional and were always available to answer any questions and arrange ours e.g. the trip to the Rihiveli lagoon and snorkel at Alimatha was certainly the highlight - thanks super Koko !). We felt very well looked after and we genuinely felt that our stay at Cocoa was one the best holiday experiences we ever had in the Maldives - we will go back. PS - yes, Maafushi is doing some contruction to extend the island which will become uneasy on the eyes, for people staying on the sunrise side... yes, Cocoa is having a new villa built next to the sunset COMO Villa. To us, when there's so much perfection everywhere, we just get totally blindsided. Well done Cocoa team.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: reef -> villas middle of the jetty; privacy & views -> sunrise/sunset villas. avoiding...
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doctor30 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chiswick, United Kingdom34 contributions21 helpful votes
This was the 11th trip to Cocoa Island so everyone can assume that we love the place. We had a loft villa. There have been massive renovations this year and we were concerned lest the serenity of cocoa Island had been damaged. However the interior of the Villa retained its serene character. Much of the side walls has been taken out of the Villa and replaced by screens which allows the lights to filter through in the late afternoon particularly. This is very lovely. The standards of cleanliness always superb There is only one restaurant and bar. The breakfasts are superlative.The view from the dining room is gorgeous. There is a good variety of food even within the one restaurant and during the week there are two or three special dinners. We pay for half-board. I was surprised that the fish buffet now incurred an extra charge.I do not think that this is entirely reasonable. However this is a small quibble. Everything else is polished, warm and friendly and highly professional. Treatments at the spa very good. The dive centre provides snorkels and fins for free and these are in excellent condition. This is a truly special place. Many of the staff have been there for many years and this is always a good sign. You’re made it home – as if Home was in this beautiful place.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alex wrote a review Mar 2020
singapore42 contributions10 helpful votes
We have stayed at several Como properties and the passionate and personable service from your staff is a defining feature and what keeps us returning. We were most impressed with Dewi from the Ufaa Restaurant. My partner was down with a stomach upset during our stay and during meals, she kindly help arranged for off menu food items that were palatable to someone who had no appetite.Dewi was extremely attentive, she kept checking in throughout our meals that we were ok, without being intrusive. She took the initiative to know our preferences and also gave us her personal recommendations . Service like this, one that comes from the heart, is really hard to find.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Letty D wrote a review Mar 2020
Hereford, United Kingdom37 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is really knocking it ‘Out of the Park!’ You arrive by speedboat, to a very warm reception party, headed by Oscar, the charming (and very well travelled hotel manager). We immediately went and had breakfast on arrival, as we had woken up at 02.30 am to catch our flight from Male and were weary. Breakfast is so beautifully done. The breakfast room/indoor dining room is a very spacious, high ceiled room, stunningly done up in a mixture of Indonesian and Far Eastern style meets a very elegant shop like the Conran shop. The food is healthy band very well presented and the waiters and waitresses very on it and attentive. The yoghurt is made by the Chef (who is Italian, with many other nationalities as Sous Chefs)and is in very attractive glass pots with fruit compote or birched muesli inside, and you can add cereals and healthy things into the mix. It is delicious, as is the coffee as is everything else besides. There is great attention to detail here, and they keep it elegantly simple yet luxurious. The pool sits nestled between the sea and the bar in front of the eating out area. It is large and refreshing. The bar is well worth a visit. Ravi, mans it brilliantly, and shakes a mean cocktail! Everywhere you look there are breathtaking views of the sea which is turquoise and full of incredible tropical 🐠 fish, who live on the Coral reefs that the island hugs. They have just done it all up so everything is very brand new. There is a gymn, hydro therapy pool,Spa, yoga room, (with an exceptional view of the sea),water sports centre, good shop, boutique style,(for beach wear, not toothpaste!). Ray, from Indonesia takes a lot of the yoga, and meditation classes and is a joy to spend time with. The rooms, are so pretty, house boats, of sturdy proportions, each with their own balcony with well made steps from the deck into the sea. They even provide a fresh water hose, to get the salt water off you!) The house boats are all in a line and have a lovely wooden board walk to access them. Alternatively you can swim back to your room! You dine outside near the pool for lunch and dinner, candlelit and it has such a friendly and peaceful atmosphere you feel that you won’t be able to ever find anywhere as nice. All the stafff are really helpful and so thoughtful. I really couldn’t recommend it higher. Perfect for couples, of any age. There were children here, but they need to be chaperoned. Unless in a family group, I think mid-late teens would find it a bit too sleepy but for all those seeking a taste of paradise it is seriously worth a visit.....
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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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.
What are some restaurants close to COMO Cocoa Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, M6m, and Baan Huraa.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, COMO Cocoa Island offers an airport shuttle 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.
Does COMO Cocoa Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.