Private Boat Charters
Private boat charters can be tailored to a vast array of waterborne interests. Speak to the Marine Sports Centre for more information on our private charters.
Dine from our daily à la carte dinner menu, beneath a canvas tent lit by lanterns and traditional tiki torches on your own private swathe of sand. A dedicated butler will be on hand throughout the meal, which will be accompanied by a bottle of Champagne.
Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson with our qualified instructors moves at your own pace, covering the fundamental techniques of balance, before progressing onto more advanced moves.
House Reef Snorkeling
Snorkelling the resort’s bustling house reef is an essential experience for guests of COMO Cocoa Island. You will discover a diverse array of marine life during this complimentary guided excursion, from schools of Kashmir snapper and oriental sweetlips, to needlefish and the occasional (harmless) reef shark.
This guided excursion takes you to two different reef sites near COMO Cocoa Island where you will discover vibrant coral colours and abundant marine life. Our knowledgeable guides will swim with you through these luscious seafloor landscapes, helping you spot and identify the Indian Ocean’s flora and fauna.
Sponsor a coral propagating frame and help our resident marine biologist plant it on the seabed at COMO Cocoa Island’s coral garden. You will receive photographs and updates every six months after you have planted the frame, so you can watch your contribution to the Maldives’ ecosystem flourish.
Sandbank Sunrise Breakfast
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast and a bottle of vintage Champagne as the first rays of morning sunlight appear over COMO Cocoa Island. Your breakfast will be set up on your own private sandbank surrounded by turquoise waters, with a dedicated butler on hand.
See a different side of our stunning house reef after the sun has set. Armed with bright, underwater torches, our guides will help you glimpse the reef’s shy, nocturnal creatures, including lionfish, lobsters and moray eels.
Turtle Expedition Snorkeling
A 20-minute boat ride will take you to the pristine reefs where green turtles are frequently spotted near COMO Cocoa Island. Here you can swim alongside these gentle creatures, and other reef fish, in their natural habitat.
Our resident marine biologist gives weekly talks in Faru Bar on a range of topics concerning marine life, the environment and our local ecosystem. You are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the presentation, regarding anything you have seen or found in the ocean while at COMO Cocoa Island.
Shark Adventure Snorkeling
Guests of COMO Cocoa Island can snorkel with some of the ocean's sleekest predators - white tip and blacktip reef sharks, on reefs just a 15-minute boat ride from the resort. Reef sharks are harmless to humans, but their long agile bodies and lightning-quick reflexes make them a feared predator to smaller fish. There will be a short talk on shark conservation in the local area, after which guests will depart for the reef. Private excursions can also be arranged by speaking to the Marine Sports Centre.
Enjoy an intimate evening beneath a canopy of stars, surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes. You will dine at a private table, set up along COMO Cocoa Island’s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler will serve a five-course meal accompanied by a bottle of chilled Champagne.
UV Night Snorkeling
Experience an underwater light show at COMO Cocoa Island’s house reef. Special UV torches and mask lenses will reveal the stunning hues of fluorescent greens, yellows, reds and oranges emitted at night by various coral species, such as tube coral and brain coral. You may also catch flashes of marine animals including lobsters and lionfish, which also appear to glow under ultraviolet lights.
Whale Shark Expedition and Picnic
This exciting trip begins with a speed boat ride across to the Ari Atoll, where our search for the largest shark in the ocean will begin. Once a whale shark has been spotted, guests are invited to snorkel alongside this gentle sea giant. At lunchtime we will stop on an uninhabited island to enjoy a picnic, before heading back out to continue the hunt.
Wild dolphins migrate through the waters of South of Malé in pods of between 10 and 30. This excursion sets out in the evening, to where the dolphins swim playfully and jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic skills spins. They may also come up close to surf the boat’s bow waves. On the way back to COMO Cocoa Island you can enjoy the sunset while sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on gourmet canapés.
Catamaran Snorkeling Trip
This private, two-hour sailing and snorkelling trip through the Indian Ocean is ideal for couples. You can feel the tropical Maldivian breeze on your cheeks as our catamaran is steered through the ocean by one of our expert guides, to some of nearby islands, atolls and sandbanks where you will find some of the best snorkelling sites in the Maldives.
Complimentary Equipment Rental
COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of snorkelling, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and windsurfing equipment for guests to use. These are available at the Marine Sports Centre on a first come, first served basis.
Reef bottom fishing is a traditional activity in the Maldives, which guests can try for themselves while the sun sets over the island. Potential catches such as humpback snapper and groupers can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.
Set out on COMO Cocoa Island’s sports fishing boat to put your fishing skills to the test. Travel between reefs accompanied by our experienced Maldivian crew and experience the thrill of fighting bluefin trevally, snappers and dog tooth tuna. Your catch can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.
Local Island Cultural Excursions
Our two-hour cultural excursion to the local island of Guraidhoo is an insight into a lifestyle that has existed on the Maldives’ islands for hundreds of years. You will stroll through sandy streets while your guide explains how the community is run, then stop at a local café for a traditional Maldivian snack.
The consistent sea breezes along COMO Cocoa Island’s lagoon make it an ideal location for learning to sail in our TOPCAT K1 and K3 catamarans. Our one-hour lessons are led by qualified instructors and tailored to your ability level.
Located at Maldives’ South Malé Atoll, COMO Cocoa Island enjoys a marine-rich lagoon full of pristine dive sites, such as the dramatic Kandooma Caves and the ever-popular shark cleaning station at Cocoa Thila.
Divers will discover reefs and overhangs teeming with marine life, including green turtles, reef sharks, bigeye trevally and many other colourful reef fish. Along with our professional guides, our resident marine biologist can also accompany you on dives to explain about the flora and fauna present at our dive sites.
Discover the Indian Ocean’s finest panoramas with a relaxing sail around the COMO Cocoa Island lagoon, on a catamaran piloted by one of our expert guides.
Wedding and Celebration
Our staff at COMO Cocoa Island brings a uniquely personal approach to event planning in the Maldives, both for weddings and all manner of other celebrations.
A special place where memories are created and friends and family reunited, COMO Cocoa Island provides this highly customised level of service combined with gourmet culinary offerings, all in the most secluded of private island environments.
We can arrange the entire event (including an island buy-out) from flowers to music and a seafood feast on the edge of the lagoon.
COMO Shambhala Retreat, our island wellness centre, is the embodiment of our philosophy for healthy living. We draw our inspiration from our surroundings, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and thatched roofs. Our treatment rooms – two double and one single – have commanding views of the turquoise lagoon, while our couple’s pavilion overlooks tropical foliage. We also have one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, where guests can relax in the heated water, with purpose-built high pressure jets to target different areas of the body.
At this nurturing island retreat we offer Asian-based therapies, physical fitness classes and a new Pilates studio, as well as a fitness centre and airy yoga studio, where you can practice mindful exercises with views of the island. To complement the wellness experience, we have crafted a daily schedule of activities, including yoga and Pilates alongside a range of other wellness pursuits.