Thaa Atoll, Maldives
- 7 nights
- from $2700 per person
COMO Maalifushi is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. With 62 exquisite over-water villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is the ultimate private island escape.
At a Glance
The only resort on the untouched Thaa Atoll
Easily combine Maalifushi and Cocoa Island with direct seaplane transfers between the two resorts
The mix of over-water and on land accommodation means that there is something for everyone, and there are great options for families
There are so many excursions and activities available, meaning you can be as relaxed or as active as you like
This is an ideal location for nature lovers, with plenty of wildlife on land and underwater
The COMO Villas are absolutely spectacular and a real treat for families or couples traveling together
Located in a virtually uncharted atoll so exceptional snorkeling and divingAlice Moseley
Enjoy a treatment at the award-winning Shambala spa offering a wide range of treatments including Ayurveda, holisitc and Asian-inspired massagesAlice Moseley
If you love Japanese food then make sure you head to Tai, offering delicious sushi!Alice Moseley
The mixture of beach and over-water accommodation means there's plenty of choiceLucy Bailey
All of the nature around the island is just amazing, both on the land and in the water - crabs, bats, rays, beautiful fish; there's just so much to see and explore!Lucy Bailey
The COMO Villas are breathtaking; so spacious and luxurious. Make sure to book early as there's only two of them!Lucy Bailey
Go on the turtles expedition snorkel - amazing experience swimming alongside these friendly and inquisitive creatures. When I went I saw 6 in the space of an hour!Alice Moseley
Enjoy a cycle around the island, or from your villa to the pool, beach or for a bite to eat at the restaurant!Alice Moseley
Located in the sparkling turquoise waters of Thaa Atoll, Maalifushi offers a mix of 62 exquisite villas and suites, both on land and over-water.
The island is a nature lover's paradise. Thick jungle gives the resort a real tropical island feel, and wildlife is never far away, with fascinating crabs that dig holes in the sand, fruit bats that hang in the trees, or majestic rays that traverse the house reef and coral gardens.
In contrast to the jungle exterior, the villas and suites are luxurious, beautifully comfortable and very spacious. Each villa and suite enjoys its own private pool and decking area. The over-water accommodation offers spectacular open views across the ocean, whereas the beach based rooms have a line of vegetation in front with a small path leading through to the shore, creating additional privacy.
There are good accommodation options for families, with a two-bedroom Family Beach Suite and two two-bedroom Family Beach Villas on land. For families looking for something extra special, the over-water COMO Villas provide an incredible amount of space. Spread out over 4,392 square feet, these two-bedroom villas boast a large private pool, a kitchen, an enormous living area, as well as plenty of outdoor seating spots to enjoy the stunning views.
As well as the excellent family accommodation, the resort also has a fantastic Kids Club which has both indoor and outdoor play areas. For older children, there is a games room with TVs and a pool table.
The island offers guests three dining options; Madi, the all-day dining restaurant where international cuisine is given a Maldivian twist and 'Tai', a Japanese-inspired restaurant serving sashimi and sushi. 'Thila' pool and lounge bar also serves light meals, woodfired oven-baked pizzas and ice cream.
Maalifushi is also home to an award winning Shambhala Spa offering holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including signature massages, facials and Ayurveda. The eight treatment rooms are set over-water and are delightfully light and airy. The spa also offers complimentary yoga each day and has indoor and outdoor pavilions.
There is also a large range of exciting excursions and activities available. The resort is host to a Tropicsurf center; the world-renowned surf school. There is also excellent diving, and as the Thaa Atoll is relatively uncharted, visitors to Maalifushi could be some of the first to explore new dive sites.
Snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding are all complimentary, and there are also three complimentary snorkeling boat trips per week. Water-skiing, wake-boarding and tube rides can be arranged at the dive center, as well as a number of fun boat trips, including sunset dolphin cruises, sunset line fishing and game fishing. This means you can be as active or relaxed as you like during your stay, and there is something to enjoy for everyone.
Maalifushi offers a mix of 62 villas and suites, both on land and over-water.
The Beach Suites and Villas are extremely spacious with direct access to the beach and private pools. A line of trees in front and to the sides make them very private.
The Water Suites and Villas offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and also boast their own private pools and sundecks.
The Maalifushi Water Villa sits at the end of the jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck while the COMO Villas come with large private pools and a butler service.
These 72m² beautiful garden rooms, located in the middle of the island, are ideal for couples with a king-size bed, open bathroom and wonderful outdoor deck for dining. They are just a short walk from the all the resort's amenities. Each room has it's own Nespresso machine, television and wifi access.
The spacious 101m² open plan Beach Suites are ideal for couples or small families with opportunity to set up extra beds. Set within the lush gardens of the island, the suites have their own private pool with lovely sun terrace and the possibility of outdoor dining. The suites have direct access to the beach, with the added bonus of a private pool.
These 116m² villas each have their own opulent swimming pool with a sundeck to relax and enjoy private meals in the villa. The elegant interior is spacious and bright, with floor to ceiling French doors, giving it an open feel and allowing the warm breeze to circulate. There are two televisions in this suite, one in the bedroom and one in the living room.
These 107m² over-water suites are a popular choice for honeymooners with the view of the turquoise waters below and private swimming pool to enjoy the sun. There are only 17 of these beautiful suites, and they all have direct lagoon access. There is wifi throughout the room, a television and a large bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.
The traditional and beautiful 120m² water villas are located on their own jetty to the west of the island. Each villa has it's own private pool and sundeck, with fantastic floor to ceiling windows to experience the views of the Indian Ocean from the comfort of your room. A wonderful and opulent choice for couples, the sitting room can be also turn into a sleeping area for children, making this room a great choice for families also. Wifi is available throughout.
These 408m² two bedroom over-water villas are ideal for families or couples sharing. Complete with their own large private pool and sun deck, the large spacious rooms in these villas make for an ideal layout with a private butler service to ensure your every need is met.
|Maalifushi Water Villa||
This 213m² villa is one of the most spectacular choices for accommodation at Maalifushi. It is very spacious with two large bedrooms and bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs, making this a great choice for families or couples sharing. The light and bright villa is located at the very end of the jetty, allowing for peace and privacy with a totally undisturbed view of the Indian Ocean. The villa is complete with a private pool and sun deck.
|Two Bedroom Beach Suite||
This 131m² two bedroom suite is refreshingly sheltered in the shade, with a grand double bedroom and second bedroom with a smaller shower room making it ideal for families. It has its own private pool to enjoy the sun and a lovely double sunbed as a well a sun deck for alfresco dining. Wifi is available throughout, as well as a large television and a Nespresso machine.
|Two Bedroom Beach Villa||
With direct access to the beach, as well as a wonderful private pool these 145m² 2 bedroom beach villas offer the best of both worlds. French doors from the living area open directly onto a private sun deck with the opportunity to dine privately at your villa. The larger main bedroom has a spacious and bright bathroom with separate opulent bathtub to shower, and the second bedroom is twin with a smaller shower room. There are two types of this villa available - one with the second bedroom detached, making this also a great choice for couples sharing or older families.
|Two Bedroom Beach House||
The 178m² two bedroom Beach House options are great for total seclusion and privacy. With your own large lawn, swimming pool and sun deck, you can totally unwind and enjoy your vacation with dining options available all in your own space. The bright space is decorated tastefully with light colors, and the light floods in the large windows, keeping the whole area cool.
|Maalifushi Beach Villa||
This 296m² villa boasts three grand bedrooms, sleeping five in total (two doubles and one single). Enjoy stunning views of the unbeatable Indian Ocean from your residence, with your own private lawn and swimming pool with a lovely sundeck to enjoy. This room option is very versatile making it suitable for many people.
For people searching for the ultimate experience, complete with all the privacy of their own home, this residence is ideal. It is set over two storeys with four bedrooms, a light and breezy living area, media room as well as a large and modern fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your private swimming pool on your large sun deck, complete with breathtaking ocean views.
Maalifushi has a lovely Kids Club with both indoor and outdoor play areas, and babysitting can also be arranged.
Three restaurants: ’Madi’ offering all-day dining serving a fusion of international and Maldivian and healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine, ’Tai’ serving Japanese featuring a sushi bar and Thila Bar with an outdoor pizza oven.
COMO Shambhala Retreat Spa has eight treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an indoor and outdoor yoga pavilion. There are a range of treatments available to you to help you feel pampered and energised.
There's a well-equipped Dive and Water Sports Center, motorized and non-motorized water sports and a range of activities including sunset dolphin cruises, snorkeling and sailing.
Guests can arrange beach picnics on a neighboring deserted island, a real treat for families or honeymoon couples.
Maalifushi provides complimentary WiFi internet connections in reception, the bar and the poolside area.
Also on offer: butler services (COMO Villas), babysitting, laundry service, twice daily maid service and in-room dining.
Location & Directions
Thaa Atoll, Maldives
COMO Maalifushi is located on the southerly Thaa Atoll.
When to go
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.