COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives is the only resort in unspoilt Thaa Atoll — a 60-minute seaplane journey from the international airport in Malé — surrounded by Indian Ocean vistas. This makes it the ultimate away-from-it-all destination with white strands of beach, inland tropical greenery and a safe, cobalt lagoon flanked by a healthy house reef. The resort provides numerous opportunities to explore the region with instruction in sailing, diving and seasonal surfing, using a fleet of boats for fishing and a nearby white-sand island where guests can enjoy a private island picnic experience. But while activities are numerous, this is a luxurious resort designed with relaxation front of mind. Each room’s décor is designed to bring the colours of sea, sand and sky into the heart of the residence, be it an overwater villa or a beach house set among garden palms. COMO Maalifushi has three restaurants: ‘Thila’, for easygoing food, such as wood-fired pizzas and salads; ‘Madi’, which serves a mix of local, regional and Mediterranean cuisine; and ‘Tai’, which ranks among the finest Japanese restaurants in the Maldives, featuring a sushi bar serving freshly caught seafood, and an enviable, overwater location. Guests can fully embrace the range of holistic Asian therapies available at the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi, which also offers yoga, a fully- equipped gym and a range of holistic wellness therapies. The guest experience at COMO Maalifushi is defined from beginning to end by COMO’s exacting, passionate service.
Bed & Breakfast
6 Garden Rooms (72sq m/ 775sq ft)
The 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.
13 Beach Suites (101sq m/ 1,087sq ft)
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.
1 Two-Bedroom Beach Suite (131sq m/ 1,408sq ft)
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.
7 Beach Villas (116sq m/ 1,248sq ft)
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 with their own private pool.
2 Two-Bedroom Beach Villas (145sq m/ 1,560sq ft)
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 giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace where they can relax within their own private plunge pool.
1 Two-Bedroom Beach House (178sq m/ 1,916sq ft)
The 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.
1 Maalifushi Beach Villa (296sq m/ 3,186sq ft)
Made up of two sleek, comfortable bedrooms (both 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.
1 COMO Residence (356sq m/ 3,832sq ft)
The 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.
17 Water Suites (107sq m/ 1,152sq ft)
These overwater suites are located above the 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.
13 Water Villas (120sq m/ 1,292sq ft)
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 children.
1 Maalifushi Water Villa (213sq m/ 2,293sq ft)
This is one of COMO Maalifushi’s most spectacular overwater villas: an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck.
2 COMO Villas (408sq m/ 4,392sq ft)
The two-bedroom overwater COMO Villa sits above the lagoon. This spacious villa 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.
Activities and Facilities
COMO Maalifushi is the only resort to open in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelago’s southern reaches just a 60-minute seaplane journey from the capital, Malé. It is the ultimate away- from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers, with some excellent breaks nearby, seasonal whale shark and manta ray sightings as well as Lavadhoo, COMO Maalifushi’s uninhabited private island perfect for a castaway experience. Other activities include snorkelling trips, cruises and various types of fishing. We also offer motorised and non-motorised water sports activities. For younger guests, there is a specially curated Play by COMO children’s programme that offers a wide range of activities.