Cocoa Island (Makunufushi)
Kaafu South Atoll
30 km from Airport
There’s a mythical land beneath the ocean waves where a veritable water wonderland exists. To experience this, you must first pamper your senses at Cocoa Island, where the ambience draws you to discover the rarest of pleasures. This private island is found in the South east Male’ atoll in the quiet waters of the Indian Ocean where the strongest winds are gentle breezes, and the highest points, leaning palm fronts. Each lagoon is a point of stillness, but the encircling reefs bristle with life.
The island lies just on the east side of the famous dive site Kandooma Channel, considered to be one of the best dive sites in the Maldives; on the other side is a quiet reef for snorkeling flanked by a curl of sandy beach which tapers into a spit of sand. This is as long as the island, disappearing with the advance of the Maldivian tide.
The 36 stunning rooms are inspired by dhoni boats, as used by local fishermen, are all over water and is reached by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow ocean. All of these exotic rooms are faced to the ocean. From your room, just walk out on to a private terrace; from your terrace, slip into a warm Maldivian sea.
The view from the wide platform bed is directly out to the watery expanse. And the bathrooms, all with double sinks, a bath and shower, share the horizon views.