COCOA ISLAND by COMO, Maldives

The Maldives

The Maldives consists of a thousand pristine islets, painted on an infinite canvas of blue and turquoise. Their white sandy beaches, fringed with flourishing palm trees, serve as the perfect backdrop from which to relish in this intimate world of serenity.

The Maldives are a geographical marvel. Two rows of idyllic atolls dot the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. Amidst these atolls lies a string of islands, each with a vibrant coral reef encircling its lagoon. This distinctive formation renders navigation almost impossible, making way for the secluded uniqueness of the islands. It also protects them from the open ocean, producing clear lagoons that are rich with marine life. Home to some exceptional diving and snorkeling, these warm, crystal waters provide the perfect conditions to discover the beauty of the islands' thriving underwater world.

The Maldives are equipped with world-class hotels that offer the highest standards of sophistication. Unique to the destination is their 'one resort per island' policy, meaning that wherever you stay, you'll feel as though you have been hidden away on your own private piece of paradise. These resorts provide their guests with the perfect setting to relax on their pristine beaches and watch a vivid sunset with cocktail in hand.

The Maldives is a place full of splendor. It is a world where warm rays of sunlight await to engulf you in their outstretched arms. We invite you to experience the beauty, serenity, romance and exclusivity of this exotic destination.

LEGEND | First King of the Maldives

A Sinhalese man of royal birth named Koimala, from Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka), is believed to have married the King of Ceylon's daughter, making him a prince. Following their nuptials, the royal couple left Ceylon together on a sea voyage. When they reached the Maldives, they decided to rest a while at the King’s Island of Rasgetheemu in the Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll. The Maldivian Islanders, learning that the two visitors were of royal descent from the Buddhist kingdom of Ceylon, invited them to remain and ultimately proclaimed Koimala the King of Rasgetheemu. The new king and his wife moved to Maa-le (Malé), built a palace and settled there with the consent of the local Giraavaru people. From that day on, Malé was known as the King’s Island and became the seat of the ancient Maldivian Royal dynasty.

Northern Maldives

Easily considered an untouched territory, the northern atolls of the Maldives offer a pure tropical escape. There are seven main atolls starting with the northernmost tip—the Haa Alif Atoll. Unfolding southward are the Haa Dhaalu, Shaviyani, Raa, Noonu, Lhaviyani and Baa Atolls. These stretches of sand have seen very few foreign visitors—in fact, some even remain only inhabited by locals to this day—preserving many strong elements of their traditional life...Read More

Central Maldives

Tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Central Maldives are a tropical marvel. Exotically named, these atolls include Rasdhoo, Male, South Male, Ari, Felidhe, Mulaku, North Nilandhoo and South Nilandhoo. The majority of the Maldivian population resides in this central region, meaning these atolls host the largest number of resorts. However, with an exclusive "one-resort-per-island" system, visitors often feel like they have landed on a private, deserted paradise...Read More

Southern Maldives

Balancing on the earth’s equator, this region is comprised of five main atolls and located just south of the capital of Male. Taking on the shape of a beautiful pearl necklace, this string of atolls begins with the Meemu Atoll at the top, then gives way to Dhaalu, Thaa, Laamu and Gaafu. Only recently developed, the southern atolls remain a pristine stretch of paradise. Three regional airports make it easy to get to these atolls from Male, the country’s main point of entry...Read More