In-room dining at COMO Maalifushi includes salads, pastas and refreshing juices and is available 24 hours.
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COMO Maalifushi is the only resort to open in the Maldives' Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelago's southern reaches. With overwater villas and beach suites, COMO Maalifushi is therefore the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where there are seasonal hammerhead and manta ray sightings.
Our Garden Rooms are located in the centre of the island, shaded by the resort’s tropical greenery and just a short foot-in-the-sand walk to all the resort’s amenities including the COMO Shambhala Retreat and restaurants. They have an open-plan feel, and come with an outdoor deck and furniture for al fresco dining. Garden Rooms interconnecting with each other are available on request.
This is one of COMO Maalifushi’s most spectacular over-water villas: an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck.
Each of these spacious villas has a private pool, sundeck and full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean. The bedroom has a separate dressing area and the bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower. The large and airy sitting area can double up as a sleeping area for kids.
These over-water suites are located above water and occupy their own jetty with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise. They feature a large bedroom with a living area and wide doors that open to a terrace with a plunge pool and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. The bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower.
Our two-storey four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture–suitable for private dining, with butler service included.
Made up of two sleek, comfortable bedrooms (two doubles), the accommodation offers sunrise views out over an endless ocean. It features a private lawn and swimming pool with space for al fresco dining and a full butler service.
Our two-bedroom duplex beach house leads on to its own private lawn. Surrounding a large private pool is a secluded sundeck complete with sun loungers and furniture, allowing you to eat, drink and watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your own space.
These two-bedroom villas (one king and one smaller twin room) have their own access to the beach as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors
Sheltered in the shade, this stylish accommodation space offers the same facilities as our Beach Suites but with two bedrooms. The second bedroom offers twin beds and a smaller shower room, making it ideal for families.
These one bedroom villas have their own access to the beach as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace and pool.
Nestled in the shade of COMO Maalifushi’s lush gardens, Beach Suites have direct access to the beach and are extremely spacious and private, making them ideal for couples or families with small children. The Suites have floor-to-ceiling French doors that open up on to their own private terrace with a pool, and the bedroom has a living area and an outdoor bathroom.
The two-bedroom overwater COMO Villa sits above the lagoon and has a large pool. The COMO Villa also comes with its own private pool and butler, making this COMO Maalifushi’s ultimate luxury experience, with two large bedrooms suitable for two couples sharing, as well as families.
Our COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives goes hand-in-hand with the private island resort experience. Eight double treatment pavilions are set over the water, with doors that open wide so you can relax on a massage bed or in our oversized bathtubs listening to the sound of the waves and the ocean breeze.
In-room dining at COMO Maalifushi includes salads, pastas and refreshing juices and is available 24 hours.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a unique nutritional concept that incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals while still delivering on flavor. Food is raw, steamed or grilled for maximum health benefits. Chefs also make ample use of the tandoor, a type of Indian oven that allows for fat-free cooking whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor.
At COMO Maalifushi you can find a place for the most memorable of meals, from intimate gourmet meals on the deck of your villa to picnics and candlelit dinners on the beach. The nearby uninhabited islands can be yours as the sun sets and rises, with chef-prepared meals served by private butlers.
Thila is named after rock formations in the Maldives that are covered with abundant marine life. As a place to congregate, it inspires our informal Maldives restaurant and pool bar where guests can come to chill out. Food at Thila is easygoing and family-friendly, with salads, freshly cooked seafood and pizzas.
‘Tai’ (Japanese for red snapper), which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, showcases sustainable caught seafood from the Indian Ocean. There is also a cocktail bar offering stunning views of the Maldivian sunset. Tai is open six days a week except Fridays, when a seafood BBQ is offered on the beach between Madi and Thila.
The food is light and full of flavour. The menu boasts a range of local, Mediterranean and international dishes served throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening.
Madi also holds three themed nights each week. There's the 'Middle Eastern Feast' night on Monday, showcasing a culinary journey through the region's most popular dishes.
Several Maldivian atolls have coastlines that capture swells from numerous directions, giving consistently excellent surfing conditions. At COMO Maalifushi, we have partnered with luxury surf outfitters, Tropicsurf, for exciting adventures and teaching for all levels.
Discover a new side of the house reef as the sun sets and nocturnal marine life emerges. Our guide will assist you on this hide-and-seek excursion to spot these shy creatures, such as the Lionfish and Moray Eel.
Our 68 ft luxury yacht opens up the archipelago’s wildest reaches. Guests can travel between our two Maldivian resorts: COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi, on this elegant liveaboard vessel. Cameron can also be chartered for fishing, surfing and diving trips — all tailored to your party’s requirements.
Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson moves at your own pace, as we cover the fundamental techniques needed to balance on the board then harness the wind’s energy.
Try a sunset cruise with a twist, as we set off in search of dolphin pods migrating through the Thaa Atoll. Once in the open water you can hop onto our dhoni’s splash net and experience the thrill of being towed safely through the ocean. As the sun sets, you can indulge in a glass of wine or beer, and freshly prepared canapés.
Private boat charters can be tailored to meet your particular interests. Please note that if you would like to visit the nearest resort — which is one hour away from COMO Maalifushi — we require advance permission before confirming your trip.
The consistent sea breezes along COMO Maalifushi’s lagoon are ideal for sailing. Our TOPCAT K1 and K3 catamarans are lots of fun to sail. Book a sailing lesson to learn what it takes to operate a sailboat safely — these one-hour lessons are tailored to your ability level.
Our boat will take you from the resort to find the largest fish in the sea, where you can choose to join them under the waves or simply watch them from the deck. The clear Maldivian waters allow for an aquarium-like view of the gentle giants, allowing you to observe them closely as they feed.
This guided excursion takes you to two different reef sites near COMO Maalifushi where you will discover vibrant coral colours and abundant marine life. Our knowledgeable guides will swim with you through these luscious seafloor landscapes, helping you spot and identify the Indian Ocean’s flora and fauna.
We have fishing options to the north and south of COMO Maalifushi, available from December to April. There are expansive, unspoilt flats across the atoll, where an array of species including bonefish, bluefin, reef and giant trevally, yellow margin and titan triggerfish can be caught.
Put your skills and luck to the test with reef bottom fishing — a long-standing tradition in the Maldives — while the sun sets. Potential catches such as Red Snapper, groupers and Barracuda can be cooked by our chefs at Madi or Tai for lunch or dinner the following day.
COMO Maalifushi offers motorised water sports activities for the more adventurous traveller. Guests can zip around the lagoon, experiencing the heart-pounding fun of wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing.
Enhance your snorkel experience with a guided kayak tour around COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Our experienced guides will lead you on a 20-minute paddle to the edge of the reef’s drop-off. Here you will snorkel along the house reef, where colourful marine life such as Parrotfish, Angelfish and Surgeonfish are a common sight.
Sail in harmony with the wind and the water as our captain takes you around the lagoon, showcasing some of the Indian Ocean’s finest panoramas. Depending on the wind speeds, this journey can be a relaxing smooth sail across the ocean, or an thrilling, bouncing ride over white-crested waves.
Glide along COMO Maalifushi’s beautiful bay on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. This excursion takes you around the island and provides a fantastic core workout. You can also paddle to COMO’s private, off-coast island, Lavadhoo.
The COMO Maalifushi crew will whisk you to a private, powder-white sand beach where you can splash in the shallows or soak up the sun. There will be a gourmet picnic to dine on, as well as a private bar.
Float in the tropical Maldivian breeze as our catamaran — sailed by our expert watersports instructors — propels you across the atoll. You will visit uninhabited islands and sandbanks where you can snorkel unspoiled corals teeming with marine life.
Join our marine biologist for an in-depth guide of the coral reef. You will set out from the house jetty with your snorkels, and our marine biologist will provide interesting facts about the marine creatures you spot along the way.
Watch wild dolphins as they migrate in pods through our atoll. Sometimes the dolphins will jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic spills, or come up close to surf the boat’s bow waves. As you watch all this you can enjoy the beautiful sunset panorama, sip Champagne and feast on a gourmet canapé platter.
COMO Maalifushi offers a range of snorkelling, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and windsurfing equipment for guests to use. These are available at the Marine Sports Centre on a first come, first served basis.
Swim, sunbathe, nap and make memories as a family with our castaway picnic. At lunch a gourmet picnic will be waiting for you on the shoreline. A selection of snacks can be found on the island, with sweet treats for children and a private bar for the adults.
A short briefing will be given about the turtle species around the island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to a beautiful outer reef where you can see these gentle creatures, as well as other reef fish, in their natural habitat. Turtles are curious animals and will sometimes swim close to the boat.
Our dedicated Play by COMO Space is designed to inspire purposeful and creative child-directed play for children aged four to 12, with carefully-selected toys, books, games and art materials
Watch a Maldivian sunset while relaxing on lounge-style cushions with a glass of Champagne, as our captain navigates across the atoll.
Join us for a colourful underwater show as we reveal a hidden side to COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Using special torches and lenses for your mask, you’ll discover the many hues of fluorescent pink, green, yellow and purple that some corals and reef animals emit at night.
In 1998 and 2016, the El Niño climate cycle resulted in particularly warm seas in the Indian Ocean, which bleached a large number of coral reefs surrounding COMO Maalifushi. While there is still a plethora of untouched reefs to snorkel and dive in the immediate area
Make memories under a canopy of stars. Our team can set up an intimate dining table on the deck beside your private pool, or in a secluded part of the beach. A private butler will serve the three-course meal and pour your Champagne all evening.
The sheer abundance of marine life and clear visibility makes Thaa Atoll one of the greatest underwater regions on the planet. While around 25 sites in the Thaa Atoll are already chronicled, there are numerous unexplored channels and reefs, with the waters offering something for divers of all abilities.