The first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in pristine Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s south-west. With 65 over-water villas and beach suites, Maalifushi is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, fisherman and divers. The natural unspoiled beauty of water, islands and beaches that adorn Thaa atoll, will take your breath away. Your break away can be as simple or active as you decide, from exploring the island via bicycle, relaxing around the in villa pool, or heading out onto the water chasing fish tails or marlin, the staff team is there to make your holiday an experience you will want to repeat again and again.
Our fisherman’s paradise just waiting to be explored, at COMO Maalifushi, Thaa Atoll, Maldives … come see for yourself.
LUXURY HOTEL SPA AWARD-WINNER 2016
COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi doesn’t amount to just another spa resort in the Maldives. It 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, and an open air yoga pavilion — all enveloped by blue horizons and gentle sea breezes.
Winner of the 2016 Luxury Hotel Spa (Indian Ocean) in the World Luxury Spa Awards.
DINING IN THE MALDIVES REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AT MAALIFUSHI
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, pizzas and Turkish ‘pide’.
TAI or red snapper, which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, aims to be among the finest Japanese restaurants in the Maldives, while showcasing fresh seafood from local waters. At our dedicated sushi and cocktail bar, Tai’s chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills, focusing on sustainably caught seafood from the Indian Ocean.
MADI takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood. Menus are light and flavourful, with a range of local, Mediterranean and simple classic dishes served all day, from breakfast to late evening.
DIVING IN THAA – A MYRIAD OF FISH LIFE
Maalifushi Island is a nirvana for divers. It is flanked by some of the Maldives’ best dive sites, with channels, walls, reefs and thilas for all levels of competence, enough to wet the appetite of any diver via the 3 dives offered each day.
The diving centre is fully equipped with the latest Scuba Pro equipment, all professional maintained and serviced, so that you can concentrate of the myriad of fish life and corals on each dive. The international team of instructors and guides are there to take care of all your requirements, and they enjoy showing you around their underwater home, giving you peace of mind while enjoying each dive.
As a PADI 5 star and Green Star dive centre, there is a full range of PADI courses using the latest e-touch training materials in a multitude of languages, from the first Discover Scuba dive for the first timer, to enriched air and advanced dives for the more capable.
For tailored dive trips, you can book a 8m catamaran (customised for diving), to explore Thaa and Laamu atoll, with access to dive spots where it is likely to encounter Manta rays and Hammerhead sharks.
EXCURSIONS & WATER SPORTS
For those who don’t dive, there is no need to miss out on the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. Using the complimentary rental mask, snorkel and fins, there is plenty to see snorkelling on the extensive house reef, rich in marine life, or on one of two feature snorkel excursions.
Take to the lagoon, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or hoist a sail, and head out to explore on a catamaran. At the end of the day what better way than either watching the sunset with drinks & dolphins around the boat on the dolphin cruise or head out for some sunset fishing, with the catch prepared for you the next day, both activities ideal for couples or the whole family. There will be plenty of time for relaxation, so make the most of the exhilaration the marine sports team offers on a daily basis.
WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE
During November to April there is a unique opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks at night, an experience unique to COMO Maalifushi. Working with local fishing boats, who attract the whale shark while collecting bait fish, you are able to observe & snorkel with the gentle giants as they feed on plankton under the lights. Strict protocol to ensure safety and enjoyment of snorkeler and shark are followed, and those that were nervous at the start, return exhilarated.
The resident marine biologist is working with leading world experts in the monitoring the whale sharks of Thaa atoll, adding id’s into an international data base, as well as key aspects of their behaviour. Visit the marine sports centre to view the information on whale sharks or join the weekly marine presentation by the resident marine biologist.
COME WITH FAMILY
COMO Maalifushi is a truly relaxing family resort. On this large private island, children can explore freely and find their own friends in a secure environment. The lagoon is safe to swim, with gently sloping white sand beaches. We also have land villas ideal for families with younger children.
We provide excellent child-minding and babysitting services with activities, at Play by COMO, that can be customised to children and parents’ needs. Menus are easily adjusted for infants and children — and include healthy, delicious choices — while the resort’s various accommodation styles allow for kids under 12 to share their parents’ room.
DESIGNED BY JAPANESE ARCHITECT KOICHIRO IKEBUCHI
33 OVER WATER Villas and Suites (107m2 to 408m2)
32 ON LAND Garden Rooms, Beach Suites, Beach Villas, Beach House, COMO Residence (72m2 to 356m2)
Most travellers land in the Maldives at Velana International Airport in Malé (MLE), and take a 60-minute seaplane transfer to COMO Maalifushi.Most travellers land in the Maldives at Velana International Airport in Malé (MLE), and will take the 60-minute seaplane transfer to COMO Maalifushi. When making your accommodation bookings, we will automatically book the seaplane for you, as there is no fixed schedule for flights by Maldivian Seaplane.
A dual resort stay in sister property COMO Cocoa Island , only 45 minutes by speedboat, is an option for those arriving on international flights during the late afternoon or night arrival flights. We do have alternative accommodation options at hotels in Male, on request basis.