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Why we like it
- Barefoot island luxury
- Located on the lesser-known Thaa Atoll
- A great choice for families
- World-class yoga facilities
- Exceptional diving with whale sharks
The spacious COMO Residence is blessed with the most stunning sunrises which light up the pristine sands and exotic gardens which surround it.
Victoria Holdsworth was brilliant-so helpful and responsive, efficient and charming.
- CH, Surrey
Experience the laid-back island vibes of COMO Maalifushi, the Maldives' latest addition to its impressive portfolio of resorts and no exception to the trend. The only hotel to be located on the lesser-known Thaa Atoll, further south than most of the Maldivian resorts, Maalifushi has developed a reputation for excellent diving with whale sharks and challenging surf breaks.
The refined interiors, created by award-winning Japanese interior architect, Koichiro Ikebuchi, are sleek, stylish and simple, in keeping with the paradisiacal surrounds of white sands and crystalline blue waters. Villas or Suites can be overwater or on the beach, or you can opt for a Garden Room nestled in the island's tropical heart. The two COMO Villas and COMO Residence are the cream of the crop with plenty of space, a private pool and your very own private butler service.
All three of the resort's restaurants are based on the same principles as their sister property Cocoa Island. Fresh seafood steals the show at Japanese Restaurant Tai, all day-dining is available at Madi and Thila is a relaxed family-friendly restaurant serving home baked pizzas among other Mediterranean delights. Other facilities on the island include a signature COMO Shambhala Spa, complimentary yoga classes and privately guided meditation and pranayama.
Male (Emirates and BA)
10 hours 30 minutes non-stop, 13 hours including transit
GMT +5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
Best time to travel
November - April
The best time to travel to the Maldives is during our winter months when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the resorts have fantastic offers on accommodation. The heavier showers tend to occur in the mornings or the late afternoons; a perfect time to visit the spa.