COMO Maalifushi

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COMO Maalifushi is the only resort to open in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelago’s southern reaches. With overwater villas and beach suites, COMO 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 there are seasonal hammerhead and manta ray sightings.

  • 44m-long freeform swimming pool
  • 8 double treatment rooms
  • Dive Centre
  • Gym with weights and cardio equipment
  • Madi Restaurant serving Maldivian International and healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine
  • Play by COMO Space
  • Thila bar
  • Watersports centre
  • Yoga Pavilion
  • ‘Tai’ restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with live bar sushi

COMO Maalifushi is an island resort from COMO Hotels and Resorts. Located in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Maldives’ southerly Thaa Atoll, COMO Maalifushi features a mix of 65 land and over-water suites and villas. COMO Maalifushi is the perfect combination with COMO Cocoa Island, COMO’s original property in the Maldives, providing the opportunity to island-hop between the two resorts.

COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches well regarded for its diving and surf breaks. Its culturally appropriate architecture includes low-lying garden and overwater villas, with views of white beach, tropical greenery and cobalt lagoon. Guests can also enjoy yoga and holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with the entire guest experience defined by COMO’s exacting, passionate service.


Our Maldives resort accommodation references indigenous architecture while remaining elegantly pared back to reflect the island’s calming setting. Our 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 our garden rooms benefit from being set in the island’s tropical heart. The views are consistently spectacular: either lush gardens, where children can play, or directly out to the watery expanse.

6 Garden Rooms

(72sq m/ 775sq ft): Our Garden Rooms are located in the centre of the island, shaded by the resort’s tropical greenery and just a short foot-in-the-sand walk to all the resort’s amenities including the COMO Shambhala Retreat and restaurants. They have an open-plan feel, and come with an outdoor deck and furniture for al fresco dining. Garden Rooms interconnecting with each other are available on request.

13 Beach Suites

(101sq m/ 1,087sq ft): Nestled in the shade of COMO Maalifushi’s lush gardens, Beach Suites have direct access to the beach and are extremely spacious and private, making them ideal for couples or families with small children. The suites have floor-to-ceiling French doors that open up on to their own private terrace with a pool,and the bedroom has a living area and an outdoor bathroom.

1 Two-Bedroom Beach Suite

(131sq m/ 1,408sqft):Sheltered in the shade, this stylish accommodation space offers the same facilities as our Beach Suites but with two bedrooms. The second bedroom offers twin beds and a smaller shower room, making it ideal for families.

7 Beach Villas

(116sq m/ 1,248sq ft): These one-bedroom villas have their own access to the beach, as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace with their own private pool

2 Two-Bedroom Beach Villas

(145sq m/ 1,560sq ft): These two-bedroom villas (one king and one smaller twin room)have their own access to the beach, as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting, with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace where they can relax within their own private plunge pool.

1 Two-Bedroom Beach House

(178sq m/ 1,916sq ft): Our two-bedroom duplex beach house leads on to its own private lawn. Surrounding a large private pool is a secluded sundeck complete with sun loungers and furniture, allowing you to eat, drink and watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your own space.

1 Maalifushi Beach Villa

(296sq m/ 3,186sq ft): Made up of two sleek, comfortable bedrooms (both doubles), the accommodation offers sunrise views out over an endless ocean. It features a private lawn and swimming pool withspace for al fresco dining and a full butler service.

1 COMO Residence

(356sq m/ 3,832sq ft): Our two-storey four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture –suitable for private dining, with butler service included

17 Water Suites

(107sq m/ 1,152sq ft): These overwater suites are located above the water and occupy their ownjetty with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise. They feature a large bedroom with a living area and wide doorsthat open to a terrace with a plunge pool and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. The bathroom features a sunkenbath and outdoor shower.

13 Water Villas

(120sq m/ 1,292sq ft): Each of these spacious villas has a private pool, sundeck and full-lengthwindows overlooking the Indian Ocean. The bedroom has a separate dressing area and the bathroom features asunken bath and outdoor shower. The large and airy sitting area can double up as a sleeping area for children.

1 Maalifushi Water Villa

(213sq m/ 2,293sq ft): This is one of COMO Maalifushi’s most spectacular overwater villas: anoversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck.

2 COMO Villas

(408sq m/ 4,392sq ft): The two-bedroom overwater COMO Villa sits above the lagoon. This spaciousvilla comes with its own private pool and butler, making this COMO Maalifushi’s ultimate luxury experience, with twolarge bedrooms suitable for two couples sharing, as well as families


At COMO Maalifushi, we rely on the same principles: local seafood that’s so fresh, we serve it as sushi and sashimi at our Japanese restaurant, Tai, as well as organic produce rendered in healthy, all-day dining at Madi, Thila, and on our COMO Shambhala menus. Flexibility is key, our chefs always aim to accommodate food intolerances, the preferences of children, and discerning palates full of expectation.

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 fat-free cooking whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor. COMO Shambhala Cuisine is served at Madi, in-room dining, and private dining located at nearby uninhabited islands.


Madi’ (meaning Manta Ray in the local Dhivehi language) takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood.
The food is light and full of flavour. The menu boasts a range of local, Mediterranean and international dishes served throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening.
Madi also holds three themed nights each week. There’s the ‘Middle Eastern Feast’ night on Monday, showcasing a culinary journey through the region’s most popular dishes. On Wednesday night the ‘Taste of the Indian Ocean’ explores the area’s characteristic sweet, sour hot and salty flavours, with traditional Maldivian Boduberu dancing and drumming. The week ends with a seafood barbeque on Friday night, dining beneath the stars to the sound of live music from local musicians.


‘Tai’ (Japanese for red snapper), which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, showcases sustainable caught seafood from the Indian Ocean. There is also a cocktail bar offering stunning views of the Maldivian sunset. Tai is open six days a week except Fridays, when a seafood BBQ is offered on the beach between Madi and Thila.


Thila is named after rock formations in the Maldives that are covered with abundant marine life. As a place to congregate, it inspires our informal Maldives restaurant and pool bar where guests can come to chill out. 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. Pizza Cabana is open daily from 12.00pm to 6.00pm.

Private Dining

At COMO Maalifushi you can find a place for the most memorable of meals, from intimate gourmet meals on the deck of your villa to picnics and candlelit dinners on the beach. The nearby uninhabited islands can be yours as the sun sets and rises, with chef-prepared meals served by private butlers.


Our COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives goes hand-in-hand with the private island resort experience. Eight double treatment pavilions are set over the water, with doors that open wide so you can relax on a massage bed or in our oversized bathtubs listening to the sound of the waves and the ocean breeze. We have steam, sauna and Jacuzzi areas, as well as an open-air yoga pavilion located on the sunrise side of the island, with views of the Indian Ocean. We have a state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as expert instruction in yoga, meditation, and core connection. Treatments are based on Asian traditions, from Thai Massage, Taksu and Indonesian Massage, to Foot Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. Our retreat also offers classic beauty treatments, including Sundari Facials, Guinot facials, manicures and pedicures.


COMO Maalifushi is the only resort to open in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelao’s southern reaches just a 60-minute seaplane journey from the capital, Malé. It is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers, with some excellent breaks nearby, seasonal whale shark and manta ray sightings as well as Lavadhoo, Maalifushi’s uninhabited private island perfect for a castaway experience.

Activities Include:

  • Romantic beach Dinner
  • Aqua Safari
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Sunset Bottom Fishing
  • Family Castaway Picnic
  • Watersports
  • Windsurfing Lesson
  • Catamaran Sailing with Boat
  • Private Charters
  • Diving
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Island barbecue


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