Robinson Crusoe Island

For those of you wanting to experience gentle cosseting in a blissful wilderness reflecting the Maldives’ soul, look no further than Cocoa Island, a small private island resort designed for those seeking an easygoing, barefoot luxury experience.


Most of Cocoa Island’s rooms are uniquely inspired by Dhoni boats, a style of vessel used by local fishermen. They are adjoined by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon. From your room, walk out on to a private terrace and slip into a warm Maldivian Sea. The view from the wide platform bed is directly out to the turquoise watery expanse. The bathrooms, a bath and shower, share the horizon views. Interiors are quietly contemporary with a nod to local rusticity in Maldivian Kajan roofing.


Although most guests come to Cocoa Island to relax in privacy, there are others who spend

their time exploring the local region – both above and underwater.


The rich, warm waters and bountiful coral promise some of the world’s best beaches, snorkelling and diving. You can also go deep-sea fishing, partake in water sports off the beach, like windsurfing or catamaran sailing. Beach drop-offs, dolphin and sunset

cruises, a cookery lesson or guided snorkelling are also available.


To discover the calming spirit of the Maldives, the COMO Shambhala Retreat offers those

guests seeking quietude, physical wellbeing and spiritual balance through Yoga, Ayurveda

and other holistic treatments.


Immerse yourself in the tastes of the Malabar coast, enjoying the Indian Ocean’s abundance of seafood. The cuisine is light and modern with South Indian nuances. Menus also offer contemporary twists on other Asian and Mediterranean classics.


Eat like a castaway using the in-room dining service or at the Ufaa restaurant located beside the infinity pool and sea. Ingredients include organic vegetables and the day’s catch, with dishes inspired by regional and Sri Lankan spices.


A stay at Cocoa Island is about discovering the essence of relaxed beachside living, the power of quiet and nature melting into an empty horizon.

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