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Cocoa Island

5 stars



Unique among restaurants in the Maldives, our talented, New Zealand-born Executive Chef Shane Avant draws inspiration from the Malabar Coast’s rich gourmet heritage and local seafood. He also creates modern interpretations of Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen’s tandoor oven allows for fat-free, flavour-rich grilling of meats, vegetables and fish.

Faru Bar
Faru Bar is an easy, foot-in-the-sand Maldives’ resort bar where our artful bartenders put together refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset.

Private Dining
In addition to our UFAA restaurant, FARU bar as well as our in-room dining, we offer several private dining experiences in stunning locations across Cocoa Island.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under a canopy of stars with only the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes to distract you.  We set up an intimate dining table on Cocoa Island’s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler serves you a five-course meal from our carefully selected dinner menu and a bottle of chilled Champagne.

This tented dinner experience is full of atmosphere, with flickering lanterns creating a soft light under the canvas and the silky Cocoa Island sand at your feet. The sound of the ocean is your soundtrack as your dedicated waiter serves you a bottle of chilled champagne and your delicious meal, chosen from our daily à la carte dinner menus.

This romantic candlelit dinner on the beach is the perfect way to celebrate your honeymoon or special anniversary. Close to the water’s edge, surrounded by pretty lanterns, this magical experience is a highlight of any stay on Cocoa Island. Choose your meal selection from our daily à la carte dinner menu.

This private candlelit dinner in your own dhoni or villa includes an intimate set-up on your outside deck, lit-up with candles and lanterns. Choose from the in-room dining menu or our daily à la carte dinner menu.

During this unique experience you will witness the first rays of morning sunlight on Cocoa Island over a gourmet breakfast selection served with a bottle of chilled vintage Champagne. Sit back, relax and enjoy the white sand and turquoise waters on your very own sandbank.

COMO Shambhala Cuisine
COMO Shambhala Cuisine incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals.

Room Service
Cocoa Island by COMO’s room service menu is wide and varied, as one would expect from one of the best Maldives luxury resorts. Available from 7am until 11pm daily, it includes healthy salads, open-face sandwiches and pastas.

COMO Shambhala Retreat
Discover the calming spirit of our Maldives spa resort at COMO Shambhala Retreat where we offer holistic, Asian-inspired treatments. We have an open-air pavilion for yoga, four treatment rooms (including one for couples), plus separate male and female steam rooms and a large hydrotherapy pool. We also offer a series of ‘Wellness Paths.’ these well-priced groups of treatments addressing specific needs such as purification and stress.

Group Activities
• Sunset Cruise
• Snorkelling
• Diving
• Fishing

Social Activities
• BBQ Dinner on the beach
• Private dining in COMO villa
• Cocktail receptions

Give Back Activities
• Reef Cleaning

Services and Amenities
• Projector and projector screen
• Telephone with ISDN line access
• Wi-Fi
• CD and iPod connectivity
• Flowers
• Live entertainment
• Photography
• Open Bar available

Facilities include:
• COMO Shambhala Retreat
  - 3 single massage pavilions with outdoor shower garden
  - 1 double massage pavilion with outdoor shower/tub
  - Open-air yoga pavilion
  - Hydrotherapy pool
  - Steam facility (separate male/female)
  - Meditation and relaxation area
  - Gym with weights and cardio equipment
• 25m infinity-edge swimming pool
• Water sports centre
• Dive centre
• COMO the Shop
• Book/iPod/DVD library
• Guest lounge with PC/Mac stations
• Laundry service
• Yoga classes
• Aqua-therapy
• Guided snorkelling and fish feeding trips (extra charge)

Coral Propagation Project
At Cocoa Island by COMO in the Maldives you can contribute to the regeneration of the reef by sponsoring a frame of coral through a new partnership the resort has formed with eco-company ‘Reef seekers’. Single, Couples and Family frames are available for sponsoring.  After planting the frame in situ, you can view its progress online while return guests can check up on the coral growth on their next visit to The Maldives to see the improvements for themselves.

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