Thaa Atoll, Maldives
based on 7 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Based on a couple sharing a Garden Room for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis including transfers.
At a Glance
With a direct 45 minute seaplane transfer possible between Maalifushi and Cocoa Island, you can easily combine these two fabulous resorts on one trip.
The wonderful mix of over-water and on land accommodation means that there is something for everyone, and there are great and flexible options for families. The COMO Villas are absolutely spectacular and come highly recommended!
With so many excursions and activities on offer at Maalifushi, all tastes are catered for and you can be as relaxed or as active as you like during your stay.
Delve deep into nature during your time here; with plenty of wildlife both on land and underwater, there is so much to discover!
For those travelling with children, rest assured that you will be able to relax and unwind during your holiday whilst your kids enjoy the Play by COMO programme designed to entertain children aged 4-12 daily.
Relish a stay at the only resort on the untouched Thaa Atoll, which we are sure will be a truly special and luxury all-round experience.
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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 holiday 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.
To start planning your holiday to COMO Maalifushi
COMO Maalifushi is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. With 65 exquisite over-water villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is the ultimate private island escape.
Located in the sparkling turquoise waters of Thaa Atoll, Maalifushi offers a mix of 65 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 the 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 including fishing. The resort is host to a Tropicsurf centre; a world-renowned surf school. There is also excellent diving in the area, 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 snorkelling boat trips per week. Water-skiing, wake-boarding and tube rides can be arranged at the dive centre, 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.
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 holiday with dining options available all in your own space. The bright space is decorated tastefully with light colours, 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.
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.
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 Centre, motorised and non-motorised water sports and a range of activities including sunset dolphin cruises, snorkelling and sailing.
Guests can arrange beach picnics on a neighbouring deserted island, a real treat for families or honeymoon couples.
COMO Maalifushi benefits from a dive and watersports centre and a range of activities on offer including sunset and dolphin cruises, fishing, snorkelling, surfing and sailing. They also offer complimentary daily yoga and, for something a bit different try a beach picnic on a neighbouring deserted island.
Lucy Black (Staff)
I absolutely loved the contrast between the thick jungle on the island and the smart, luxurious villas and suites tucked away amongst the foliage, or out across the water.
That every villa and suite has its own private decking and pool is a lovely bonus. The different locations of the accommodation means that you can choose what kind of experience you would like to have; the on land accommodation is very private, and it definitely feels exotic being surrounded by jungle, whereas the over-water villas and suites have amazing views and so much light.
The beds are really comfortable and the bathrooms are amazing - the sunken bathtubs are enormous! It is maybe worth being aware that due to the jungle setting, mosquito repellent is sprayed around the resort in the early morning and early evening, and so it is probably worth avoiding the outdoor shower at these times!
The food was delicious, and I particularly enjoyed the breakfast specials each morning.
The over-water spa treatment rooms are so spacious, and unlike in a lot of spas, they feel very light and airy. The Shambhala Signature Massage was just divine and I would definitely recommend it for anyone needing to unwind.
There is so much nature on and around the island, it really does feel like a tropical island experience. The ocean and surrounding coral are teeming with beautiful fish. A particularly memorable experience was coming back from snorkelling in the early evening and seeing two big rays swim by, then lifting my head above the water to watch the beautiful sunset and fruit bats fly from the trees.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
One of the latest islands to open in the Maldives located in a virtually uncharted atoll making the snorkelling and diving excellent. The island is great for adults and families. Even though it takes slightly longer to get to with a domestic flight followed by a speedboat, this really does make you feel as though you are you in the Maldives as some of the islands slightly closer to Male have more water/air traffic passing by. If you want to experience two islands then think about going to Cocoa Island, the sister resort so you can experience the COMO service at both places.
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|Book from||11 December 2020 to 31 January 2021|
11 January 2021 to 19 December 2021
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Location & directions
Thaa Atoll, Maldives
COMO Maalifushi is located on the southerly Thaa Atoll.
How to get there
10-hour 30-minute direct flight to Malé International Airport, followed by a 50-minute seaplane transfer.
Alternatively once in Male you can opt for a 35-minute domestic flight then a 25-minute speedboat transfer.
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