Rarely do I write reviews of hotels and resorts, but our recent experience at Cocoa Island and the dedicated team does by all means deserve to be awarded with our highest appreciation.
We have been relocated to Cocoa Island by Como due to the delayed opening of their sister resort (Maalifushi by Como). It has to be said that the delay in opening Maalifushi was NOT due to the default of Como and their local management, but due to local regulations. Highly appreciated are the efforts of the Manager of Maalifushi by Como - Mr. Andrew, who did undertake all possible steps to assure that our holidays are not spoiled in any possible way.
As a consequence of this relocation we (a group of 4 adults and a child) were rather skeptical of the alternative, being Cocoa Island by Como. I must admit that our concerns were completely groundless. The comments below can hardly appreciate in full the high recognition that Cocoa Island and his team truly deserves.
The pick-up at Male Airport, prompt transfer and subsequent welcome at Cocoa Island was extremely kind and swift. All requests we had made prior to our arrival were fully taken care of.
The resort, while being rather smaller in size, has a fantastic nature, excellent beaches and great diving spots in close proximity. The perfectly integrated infrastructure and well designed facilities create the unparalleled impression of a Maldivian paradise.
Our initial concerns related to the fact that Cocoa Island has only "Over the water villas" was also ungrounded. The Island has fantastic and secluded beach areas, where we could spend some days and enjoy a private beach feeling, while still relying on the dedicated device of the Cocoa Island service team.
Of utmost importance is to mention and credit the dedication of their entire team. We are particularly grateful to there resort manager Mr. Laurent, who did not spare any efforts to make our stay exceptional. In all aspects of our stay he personally had a hands-on attitude to make sure our stay is perfect.
Even after our departure from Cocoa Island we remained in contact with Laurent who repeatedly assured us that he is available any time for any problems we might face during the remaining stay of our group on the Maldives.
Given the location of the Island and the fact that you are in the middle of the Indian Ocean it remains a mystery to me how the team of Cocoa Island manages to secure the variety and quality of the cuisine offered. I would not overstate to say that in many aspects the restaurant, service and menu can hold a comparison to most high-end restaurants in Europe.
Notably, this is not our first stay on the Maldives. We have had the chance to know both properties of Four Seasons, Jumeirah and the newly opened Cheval Blanc.
Without any hesitation, we can recommend Cocoa Island by Como and would once again like to congratulate both, Andrew from Maalifushi and Laurent from Cocoa Island, for what they have achieved and thank them for their personal efforts.
We have already our next trip to the Maldives in mind and look forward to visiting both Cocoa Island again and the newly opened Maalifushi by Como.
D. Stoyanov and Family
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cocoa Island by COMO 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 27 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. Cocoa Island’s spa, COMO Shambhala Retreat, offers rebalancing treatments, including Ayurveda, reflexology and a range of recuperative massages and facials. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Southall Travel, Agoda, Ebookers, Holiday Gems, Traveltool, S.L.U., Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your COMO Cocoa Island reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Cocoa Island Hotel South Male Atoll
- Cocoa Island Maldives
- Hotel Cocoa Island