Thaa Atoll, located in the south of the Maldives Islands, is one of the most prestigious coral reefs in Maldives, with COMO Maalifushi being the first and only resort in Thaa Atoll. In addition, it boasts a long list of accolades, such as ranking 5th on 2021 Condé Nast Traveler's Indian Ocean Top 30 Resorts.
The private island resort of COMO Maalifushi is located in the turquoise waters of the Maldives’ southerly Thaa Atoll, just a 60-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport.
The seaplane ride offers your amazing views across the pristine atolls, islands, sandy white beaches, and the sparkling blue waters.
Due to COMO Maalifushi's isolated location in the southernmost Thaa Atoll, far away from the capital, you'll get a taste of a true private island. Truly untainted and pure, Maalifushi is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for couples and families.
Its culturally appropriate architecture includes low-lying garden, overwater villas, and beautiful facilities with views of white beach, tropical greenery and cobalt lagoon.
COMO Maalifushi is the first boutique hotel in the Maldives by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, whose sensitive approach to nature and respect for cultural authenticity is reflected in COMO Maalifushi's uncomplicated, succinct design.
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The COMO Maalifushi 107 sqm Water Suite is located above the water and occupies its own jetty on the west of the island with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise. Connected by a wooden path, the east-facing rooms can enjoy the magnificent sunrise of the Maldives sea.
The bedroom is open plan, giving you an all-around view of the open water; the contemporary and elegant furniture is made of local materials that ensure a cozy and inviting feel.
Adjoining your bedroom is a large and airy living area with plenty of relaxation spaces to relish in.
The spacious bathroom boasts a sunken marble bathtub that allows you to take in the stunning views of the ocean.
Just outside, you'll be able to access the outdoor shower after a plunge and soak in your own private pool.
With direct lagoon access, the wide doors open to a private deck with sun loungers and a private pool to soak in the Maldivian sun and sea breeze.
The COMO Maalifushi Water Villa is similar in configuration and has the same facilities as the Water Suites, except that at 120 sqm, it is slightly more spacious with the living and bedroom in separate spaces/rooms, which can be converted into a sleeping area for children.
In addition, they are located on their own jetty to the west of the island, which allows you to enjoy the sunset views.
Maalifushi Water Villa
Featuring one of COMO Maalifushi's most spectacular over water villas - The 213 sqm Maalifushi Water Villa is an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck
Featuring an expansive living area with a communal dining area, the Maalifushi Water Villa is a perfect gathering ground for families and friends to rejoice in a meal, or spend some quality bonding time together.
The Maalifushi Water also features two separate bedroom that faces the panoramic ocean views. Wake up to gentle sea breeze with windows that can be fully opened to take in the sea views.
Adjoining both bedroom is a separate full bathroom and dressing room.
Adjoining the living room is a separate study room that overlooks the private sun deck and azure blue waters.
The beach suites are located in the center of the island, shaded by the resort's lush tropical greenery, offering tranquility and your own private space with direct access to the beach.
COMO Maalifushi's Beach Suites are sized at 101 sqm; they are spacious and airy, with contemporary and natural furniture pieces to complement the surrounding foliage.
Suites also comes with an extremely spacious en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers.
Adjoining the bedroom is a spacious and private living area with plenty of relaxation space, making the COMO Maalifushi Beach Suite ideal for both couples and families with small children.
With floor-to-ceiling French doors that open up to your own private terrace with a pool, these suites enjoy consummate privacy as well as convenience of having a direct access to the beach.
Two Bedroom Beach Suites
For guests travelling with a larger travelling party or would prefer more living spaces can opt for the Two Bedroom Beach Suite, at 131 sqm, it features an additional bedroom for more occupants.
The Beach Villa is similar in configuration and has the same facilities as Beach Suites, except that at 116 sqm, it is slightly more spacious with larger outdoor deck, and the living and bedroom in separate spaces/rooms.
Maalifushi Beach Villa
Guests travelling with a larger travelling party can opt for the 296 sqm COMO Maalifushi Beach Villa. 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.
Savor a range of gourmet cuisine - Maalifushi offers guests three dining options: Madi restaurant serves all-day international, while Thila specialises in salads, pizzas and wood-baked seafood. There is also Tai’, a Japanese-inspired restaurant for sashimi and sushi.
Madi (meaning Manta Ray in the local Dhivehi language) serves light, flavourful food that takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood. The menu boasts a range of local, Mediterranean and international dishes served throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening.
Madi holds themed nights each week, including a local seafood barbecue, and ‘Taste of the Indian Ocean’ – a culinary journey through the region’s most popular dishes. Expect a medley of sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours. Our signature COMO Shambhala Cuisine is also available at Madi – healthy food rich in living enzymes, vitamins and minerals
Tai at COMO Maalifushi is a Japanese restaurant that offers sushi and sashimi in an overwater setting, with a focus on sustainable, locally-caught seafood from the Indian Ocean.
Tai’s cocktail bar is one of the best spot to relax after a long day, offering delightful drinks alongside stunning views of the Maldivian sunset.
Thila Bar is an informal Maldives restaurant and pool bar where guests can come to chill out.
The food at Thila is easygoing and family-friendly, with salads, freshly cooked seafood, and pizzas. Laid-back music, pool tables, and an open-air pool bar with ocean views make Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of island life on COMO Maalifushi. Flexibility is key to their chefs and they always aim to accommodate food intolerances, the preferences of children, and discerning palates full of expectation.
Private Dining Experiences
Guests wanting elevated levels of intimacy can enjoy exclusive private dining experiences with personalized services in several stunning locales around the island.
Spa and Wellness
As for the island's essential spa and wellness facilities, the COMO Maalifushi Shambhala Retreat is not to be missed. Designed to allow you to relax, recuperate, and feel well, this luxury spa offers an unforgettable pampering experience.
It is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning retreats all over the world. Equipped with advanced and complete facilities, it has eight double treatment pavilions, a steam room, a sauna room, a massage pool, and an outdoor yoga pavilion facing the sun of the island.
Each of their peaceful spa suites offers panoramic views across the Indian Ocean while also guaranteeing complete privacy as you enjoy your COMO Shambhala experience. In every suite there are two treatment beds, a changing area and access to a private sundeck.
COMO Maalifushi also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as expert instruction in yoga, meditation, and core connection.
Thaa Atoll is famous because of its superior water quality, which is very suitable for all kinds of water and underwater activities. As the sole resort in Maldives' Thaa Atoll, COMO Maalifushi is a prime location for guests to explore endless adventures in the sea.
The sea area of Thaa Atoll is rich in diverse marine life and has excellent visibility. This sheer abundance of marine life and clear visibility makes Thaa Atoll one of the greatest underwater regions on the planet.
Here you can explore the lively and colourful coral reefs under the leadership of COMO Maalifushi's resident marine biologists. Listen to interesting explanations, learn about the various marine creatures you see along the way, and if you are lucky, you can also view hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and turtles!
The resort also provides a number of water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing courses, kayaking, water skiing, and many other exciting activities, allowing you to enjoy the adrenaline-packed activities under the guidance by professionals.
Get a deeper understanding of the magnificence of the Indian Ocean - take a sailing boat to the sea. With the cool sea breeze in your face, watch the spectacular scenery of wild dolphins swimming across the atoll, or the giant but mild-tempered whale shark. End off your evening and enjoy the sunset scenery while drinking champagne.
In addition, you can also take a boat to the nearby islands to figure out the culture that the islanders have left here for many years. For example, the nearby Kinbidhoo Island has important Buddhist archaeological remains, including a large ruined stupa.
Designed with family in mind, the wide variety of kids-friendly activities makes COMO Maalifushi perfect for your next family trip.
The dedicated Play by COMO Space at COMO Maalifushi 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.
Some of the activities include participating in coral reef planting projects and letting your child cultivate the coral shelf to promote the growth and reproduction of new coral reefs.
With the long list of activities on this untouched corner of the Maldives, you'll never have a dull moment on COMO Maalifushi Maldives.
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