Cocoa Island, Maledives
THE EXPERIENCE – COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning retreats all over the world. The COMO Shambhala experience combines Asian-based therapies, nutrition, exercise and yoga with a results-driven agenda managed by experts in holistic health.
Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort located in the South Malé Atoll (or South Kaafu Atoll). Surrounded by spectacularly clear waters, the land itself is made up of live coral reefs and sand bars, making the natural ecosystem here truly distinctive.
From its personalised service and sophisticated cuisine to its distinctive design, authentic culture and calming spa, this Maldives luxury resort works hard to tailor the experience to your needs. Special services can be arranged anytime, including customized cruises to neighbouring islands and beaches; plan private dinners at secluded locations; arrange yoga, diving or snorkelling; and adventures for families traveling together.
WELLNESS PROGRAMS & RETREATS – COMO Shambhala follows a healthy living philosophy that takes its inspiration from mythological roots: in ancient Buddhist texts, ‘Shambhala’ refers to a sacred place of bliss. COMO Shambhala advocates that such tranquility need not be found in any specific location but with the right tools, it can be discovered within oneself – by empowering one’s body, mind and spirit.
COMO Shambhala hosts residential wellness retreats, workshops, seminars and other holistic health-related events. Led by renowned visiting masters, these events focus on improving guests’ yoga, Pilates and other wellness practices with a results-driven agenda. They generally involve five hours of practice each day over a five-day period and may also include workshops, COMO Shambhala Cuisine and appropriate therapies.
Spa & Fitness
SPA – COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning retreats all over the world. The COMO Shambhala experience combines Asian-based therapies, nutrition, exercise and yoga with a results-driven agenda managed by experts in holistic health.
FITNESS – An active life is as vital a part of the COMO Shambhala experience as the spa treatments. The property makes it easy to effortlessly incorporate sport and exercise into a Maldives luxury holiday while staying on the island. The gym features cardio equipment and weights, and the resort offers daily complimentary yoga classes as well as private instruction. There’s also a hydrotherapy pool and privately guided meditation and pranayama.
Accommodations & Dining
ROOMS – The style of COMO Cocoa Island is like that of no other luxury hotel in the Maldives. With a uniquely local aesthetic, the resort’s 33 suites and villas are inspired by the gently curving wooden forms of the local ‘dhoni’ fishing boats. Each bungalow, connected by a sinuous planked walkway, sits offshore and overhangs the lagoon. Built of New Zealand pine with Kajan thatched roofs, each suite has high raftered ceilings and glossy teak floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to substantial decks, blurring the line between inside and out. Blue and white décor further brings the sea, sand and sky into the heart of every room.
Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, menus are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine.
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 the fat-free cooking of meats and fish whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor.