Maalifushi by COMO
Once a favourite destination for spice traders and sailors, the islands and atolls of the Maldives are now famous as one of the most iconically romantic places on Earth. There are few countries that so perfectly define the term ‘tropical paradise’, and as such, the archipelago is home to a bevy of five-star resorts. Maalifushi by COMO stands out from the crowd, however, for its unique status as the only luxury resort on the pristine, undeveloped string of islands known as Thaa Atoll. As such, Maalifushi by COMO offers all the seclusion and exclusivity expected from a remote destination, whilst simultaneously providing the last word in luxury service and amenities. The possibilities for experiencing the extraordinary at Maalifushi are endless, thanks to the wide range of activities offered by the resort, and the natural splendour of the atoll itself.
- Indulge in a spa treatment or a sunrise yoga session at the overwater COMO Shambhala Retreat
- Picnic on a deserted island whilst enjoying one of the resort’s sightseeing cruises
- Go diving, snorkelling, or swimming with dolphins to experience the Maldives’ underwater beauty
- Sample sumptuous Maldivian cuisine at Maalifushi’s exceptional Madi restaurant
LocationThaa Atoll, Maldives
How to get there
Fly into Malé International Airport with either Emirates, Etihad, Singapore and Virgin Australia. You can also fly into Thimarafushi airport and come by boat to the resort.
Best time to go
The Maldives is undoubtedly a year-round destination, with temperatures both on land and underwater remaining relatively constant at all times. However, May to November can be wet due to the monsoon, and is therefore considered low season. December to April is reliably hot and dry, and generally offers the best underwater visibility for snorkelling and diving.
Maalifushi by COMO emphasises the splendour of its incredible setting with elegant interiors, mouth-watering cuisine, and a staff that consistently goes above and beyond in the name of customer service. This is a resort that ably caters to all visitors to the Maldives- from scuba divers and surfer to honeymooning couples, to families with young children.
- Yoga pavilion
- Steam rooms
- Swimming pool
- Watersports centre
- Dive centre
- Resort boutique
- Choice of restaurants
- Complimentary wifi
- Complimentary snorkel trips
- Babysitting and childcare services
Taking its inspiration from the Maldives’ fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood, Madi serves Maldivian and Mediterranean classics throughout the day. Named after the Dhivehi word for manta ray, Madi also hosts themed evenings every week, ranging from a traditional Maldivian Boddu Berru night, to a Thali Evening that focuses on south Indian specialities.
Named after the famous pinnacle dive sites of the Maldives, Thila is a relaxed poolside restaurant and bar where guests can come to sample delicious cuisine, or simply to chill out. The menu at Thila is informal and family-friendly, featuring salads, fresh seafood and inventive pizzas. Thila is the heart of island life on Maalifushi, offering spectacular views of the pool and the ocean beyond.
As one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the Maldives, Tai is appropriately named after the red snapper - a celebratory fish in traditional Japanese culture. Featuring dedicated sushi and cocktail bars, Tai offers mouth-watering cuisine that focuses on sustainably caught seafood fresh from the Indian Ocean.
Maalifushi by COMO offers its guests a choice between 33 overwater villas, and 32 island suites. Each option features indigenous architecture, and is defined by a sense of understated luxury that perfectly complements the resort’s beautiful natural setting. Each of the overwater villas incorporate a private terrace offering direct access to the ocean; whilst the island suites are surrounded by lush, tropical gardens.
Situated in the midst of the island’s tropical greenery and just a short walk from the resort’s amenities, these open plan rooms feature an outdoor deck and furniture for al fresco dining. Each one covers 72 square metres of space, and comes complete with a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
Featuring 101 square metres of space, these suites offer the best of both worlds- combining a garden setting with direct access to the beach. Each one boasts its own private pool complete with a sundeck, and outdoor furniture. Two-bedroom versions of these suites are also available, covering an additional 30 square metres of space and incorporating a second twin room that is perfect for families.
These luxurious villas command 116 square metres of space, and feature elegant interiors lit up by floor-to-ceiling French windows. Each one incorporates a separate living room, a private pool, a sundeck and an outdoor dining area. These villas also come in a two-bedroom configuration, providing accommodation either for families, or for two couples.
Two-Bedroom Beach House:
This exquisite duplex beach house leads onto its own private lawn, and covers 178 square metres of space. It comes complete with a large private pool, a secluded sundeck, and an al fresco dining area.
Maalifushi Beach Villa:
Incorporating three sleek bedrooms (two doubles and one single), this accommodation option offers magnificent sunrise views and overlooks the ocean. It also features a private lawn, a swimming pool, an outdoor dining area and full personalised butler service.
This opulent two-storey, four-bedroom residence offers the last word in five-star luxury, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, a spacious media room, and a full kitchen. The COMO Residence also features full personalised butler service.
Featuring 107 square metres of space, these incredibly romantic stilted bungalows preside over expansive views of the sparkling ocean, and occupy their own jetty on the western side of the island. Each one offers spectacular sunrise views and direct lagoon access, and has its own private pool.
Similar in location and amenities to the Water Suites, these beautiful villas incorporate an extra 13 square feet of space and include a large and airy sitting area that can be converted into an additional bedroom for young children.
Maalifushi Water Villa:
This decadent, two-bedroom water villa affords 213 square metres of space, and an added sense of peace and privacy thanks to its location at the end of the jetty. In addition to its two en-suite bedrooms, the Maalifushi Water Villa comes compete with its own private pool and sun deck.
Overlooking the lagoon and featuring a large private pool, these two-bedroom overwater villas utilise 408 square metres of space to breathtaking effect. Each one also comes complete with its own private butler, and as such, these villas constitute Maalifushi’s most luxurious accommodation option.
- Dolphin encounters
Children are more than welcome at Maalifushi by COMO, which offers a range of activities specifically geared towards younger guests as well as professional childminding and babysitting services. Children under twelve may stay in their parents’ room free of charge, up to the maximum occupancy limit; whilst different dining discounts apply to children of various ages.