Cocoa Island, South Malé Atoll
Dip your toes into the sugar-white sand of this small private island, home to the Cocoa Island resort, built in traditional Maldivian style with all modern comforts.
Relax on the beach or beside the swimming pool, take a stroll through the lush gardens, unwind in a yoga class or be pampered with a therapeutic beauty treatment in the resort’s world-class spa.
Cocoa Island is renowned for its COMO Shambhala Retreat, where rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies include a dosha (body type) consultation as well as massages and facials.
Choose from a range of water sports including swimming, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling – there are more than 20 nearby dive sites to explore spotting manta rays, sharks, reef fish and turtles.
At the elegant Cocoa Island Resort, choose from 33 overwater wooden bungalows that are converted wooden dhoni fishing boats.
Split-level suites have sundecks, Balinese day beds and direct access to the turquoise lagoon, while villas come with a dedicated butler. Or splurge on a loft villa, where upstairs sleeping dens open onto panoramic ocean views.
Location: Cocoa Island, Makunufushhi, South Malé Atoll
Prices: from AUD1107 per person
Description: This luxury hotel is located on a tiny private island close to Biyadoo Beach and Kandooma Beach. The villas lie offshore in converted wooden dhoni fishing boats. Split-level Dhoni suites have sundecks, Balinese day beds, and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. Guestrooms also feature air conditioning, plasma televisions with satellite channels, DVD players and minibars. Facilities incl.: restaurant, bar, outdoor infinity pool, health club and spa, private beach, butler service and watersports.
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Cocoa Island is located on Maafushi, South Malé Atoll, about 45 minutes by speedboat from Malé. South Malé Atoll is oblong in shape and comprises contains 22 islands.
Latest update Maldives honeymoon destination: 27 February, 2017