Maalifushi by COMO is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest.

 
With overwater villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is therefore the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark, hammerhead and Manta Ray sightings are common. Among Maldives island hotels, Maalifushi stands apart with its understated style, encapsulating the spirit of the Indian Ocean and the barefoot chic of a COMO private island resort.  The resort boasts a COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities and exceptional cuisine along with the Maldives’ vibrant marine life.

The resort accommodation references indigenous architecture while remaining elegantly pared back to reflect the island’s calming setting. Overwater suites and villas are built off wooden walkways that stand above the shallow lagoon. Each has its own private terrace for slipping into the sea, while garden rooms benefit from being set into the island’s tropical heart. The views are consistently spectacular: either lush gardens, where children can play, or directly out to the watery expanse.

Dining in the Maldives reaches new heights at Maalifushi, with credentials firmly established by thier sister resort, Cocoa Island by COMO, which has been cited as offering some of the finest food in the islands. Relying on the same principles: local seafood that’s so fresh, they serve it as sushi and sashimi at their Japanese restaurant, Tai, as well as organic produce rendered in healthy, all-day dining at Madi, Thila, and on thier COMO Shambhala menus. Flexibility is key, their chefs always to accommodate food intolerances, the preferences of children, and discerning palates full of expectation.

COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning Retreats all over the world. There are eight overwater, ocean-facing treatment rooms, steam rooms, a pool, and an open air yoga pavillion—all enveloped by blue horizons and gentle sea breezes.

Accommodation
66 villas and suites, both on land and over-water, some with private pools. Interconnecting garden rooms are located in the centre of the island, making them perfect for families.

Facilities
3 restaurants, Spa, dive and water sports centre.

Activities
Non-motorised water sports and a range of activities including sunset and dolphin cruise, snorkelling and sailing, beach picnics on neighbouring deserted island.

Getting There
10-hour 30-minute direct flight to Malé International Airport, followed by a 50-minute seaplane transfer to Maalifushi.