This was our second visit to Cocoa Island and we found it to be as perfect as the last time we visited, in October 2012. The staff -- especially Gustini, Chris, and Razeen -- continue to be personable, funny, and insipiring with the warm service they provide. We fondly remember each of the Cocoa Island staff members, they are wonderful and authentic. The rooms are immaculate -- under-stated and meticulously maintained. The food is great -- even better than the Como Shambhala in Bali, which is hard to live up to! It's a particularly good mix of choices for each meal for those who enjoy either Western and Eastern meals, which is not always the case. And, the location and snorkeling are perfect and make Cocoa Island a pristine paradise. This time, we saw spotted eagle rays, blacktip sharks (not frightening), giant moray eels, turtles, and dozens of fish right off the reef by our dhoni suite. An hour at Cocoa Island is worth a week of relaxation.
We've traveled all around the world and this remains our favorite destination. Although it takes us 35+ hours to travel to the Maldives from the United States, we are already planning our return trip for summer 2014.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- COMO Cocoa Island is a private island in the Maldives and offers measured simplicity in its design. Wrapped in white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters, Cocoa Island is in close proximity to some of the best dive sites in the world. The tranquil setting is enhanced by the understated elegance of Cocoa Island’s 33 rooms, which resemble local dhoni fishing boats and feature direct access to the shallow lagoon. Ufaa, the resort’s restaurant, serves fresh local produce and seafood cooked in the Keralan style, while Faru bar overlooks the pristine infinity-edge pool. COMO Cocoa Island’s spa, COMO Shambhala Retreat, offers rebalancing treatments, including Ayurveda, reflexology and a range of recuperative massages and facials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocoa Island Hotel South Male Atoll
- Cocoa Island Maldives
- Hotel Cocoa Island