Cocoa Island

Cocoa Island is a small, private island resort designed for those seeking an easygoing, foot-in-the-sand experience. The rich, warm waters and bountiful coral also promise some of the world's best beaches, snorkelling and diving.
Wake up to an empty horizon from your over-water bungalow. As evening approaches, watch a tiny fishing boat ply the cobalt ocean. Cocoa Island offers indulgent therapies,Yoga, diving, gourmet cuisine and exciting excursions


Dhoni Suites

Eight, split-level bedrooms have king-sized or twin beds. The spacious living area leads onto a chic private sundeck with two chaise lounges, a dining table and direct access to the lagoon.
A highlight is the sitting area with an outsize Balinese-style day bed. The bathroom is large with a double-ended tub backed by a mirrored wall.

Dhoni Loft Suites

These suites are distinguished by bedrooms on a mezzanine level beneath the rafters. You enjoy commanding views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the ocean light softened by sheer white drapes.
They are among our most popular rooms because of the expansive living areas. A staircase leads to the loft, fitted with a king-sized bed and ensuite WC. There's a bathroom on the lower level as well as sundeck with direct lagoon access.

Loft Villa

With full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean, these villas with expansive sundecks bring the outside in. The loft area is fitted with a king-sized bed and ensuite WC.
The main bathroom features a double vanity unit, bathtub and shower stall as well as a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the lagoon.

One Bed room Villa

A private entrance deck leads into a calming, light-filled space. The bedroom features a comfortable king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with an island bath, separate walk-in and outdoor showers.

The spacious living room leads to the private sundeck with direct access to the lagoon, the interior style including chic whites, teaks, and contemporary, hand-finished furniture inspired by the colonial traditions of Southern India.

COMO Villa

In our COMO villas, both the king-size and twin-bedded rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with a bath, indoor and outdoor shower and private sundeck.They also have a pantry with microwave, stove and fridge.
The spacious living room offers striking views of the turquoise lagoon through full-length windows. Four decks overhang the lagoon. Personal butlers attend to every request, making this the ideal family house for those with older children.
The COMO Sunset Villa is further distinguished by its own jetty, allowing private access to and from Cocoa Island.

Guest Services

The following guest services are available with an overnight stay:

  • Access to COMO Shambhala Retreat
  • Comprehensive travel and tour assistance
  • Concierge and butler services
  • Foreign exchange
  • Multilingual hotel staff
  • Laundry and pressing services (no dry cleaning)
  • Housekeeping service
  • PC/Mac room with adjoining all-day lounge
  • Babysitting (on request, with 24 hours notice)
  • Boutique
  • Personalised butlers (one and two-bedroom villas only)
  • In-room dining
  • CD, DVD and book loan library
  • Free Wifi in all guest rooms, reception, bar and restaurant

Complimentary Extras

Cocoa Island offers complimentary WiFi and high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms, the reception area, bar and restaurant.

Activity Planner

A stay at Cocoa Island is about discovering the essence of beach living - the power of quiet and nature
Although most of our guests come to Cocoa Island to relax in privacy, there are others who spend their time exploring the local region - both above and underwater.
The diving is exceptional, with our own team available to teach beginners and challenge the experienced. You can also go deep-sea fishing, partake in watersports off the beach, like windsurfing or catamaran sailing. We offer beach drop-offs, dolphin and sunset cruises, a cookery lesson or guided snorkelling.



Ufaa, meaning happy in Maldivian, is a foot-in-the-sand space with covered and uncovered seating. It flanks the resort's infinity-edged pool, in natural wood and Kajan thatch, and is presided over by Australian chef, Anna Rossel.
We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes showcasing the Malabar Coast's rich gourmet heritage as well as modern interpretations of Southeast Asian cooking. The tandoor is employed to allow for fat-free, flavour-laden grilling of meats and fish.
Dishes might include tuna tartare with pomegranate dressing, avocado, tomato and  cucumber salad or whole masala spiced lobster cooked in the tandoor with lacha salad, lemon pickle and mint raita.  We also offer healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine.
Our butlers can also serve a private dinner on your terrace, or in a silent space on the sands - lit by candlelight, under a simple tent, with the water lapping at your toes.

Room Service

Our room service menu, available from 7am until 10pm daily, includes healthy salads, indulgent desserts and familiar western-style dishes like pizzas, open-face sandwiches and pastas.
For a refreshing pick-me-up in the sun, we offer lassis as well as chilled coconut milk and morning juice blends, including a berry, banana and buttermilk smoothie scented with almonds and cinnamon

Well Being


At COMO Shambhala Retreat, Asian-inspired treatments include massage, emotionally rebalancing holistic techniques, facials for restorative skincare and authentic Ayurvedic therapies.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian tradition of healing, helps restore the body to its natural state of equilibrium by rebalancing the three doshas - vata, pitta, and kapha - which make up our constitution.


The active life is a vital part of the COMO Shambhala experience. At Cocoa Island, enjoy Yoga, or use the sea and gym to keep fit and well.

Wellness Path

Our Wellness Paths are designed to maximise your COMO Shambhala experience by combining key treatments in order to achieve real results, from purification to relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation.

Our Specialists

COMO Shambhala is proud to attract the very best holistic wellness experts. At Cocoa Island, we work with the following specialists:

  • Pramod Kumar

Kumar was trained by Sri Prahalade Redi from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, India. He has been a full time teacher for the past nine years and for over four years has had his own Yoga school in India.

Blissful sleep at Cocoa

Ease into a relaxing holiday with this package, which combines a light, well-balanced meal with a deeply calming Ayurvedic session at COMO Shambhala Retreat. Quieting your mind and senses, it will send you off into the dream world to catch up on much needed sleep to restore and regenerate.


Diving in the Maldives is regarded as some of the best in the world with warm and gentle seas for the absolute beginner or experienced diver. At Cocoa Island, we have a team of PADI instructors with in-depth knowledge of local waters, the coral reefs, wrecks and seasonal highlights.
We provide the kit, including Scuba Pro BCDs and regulators with 11 litre tanks. Wetsuits are long-leg and short-arm. The resort also provides Gull and Mantis masks, Technisub fins and Aladdin Pro dive computers. The compressor is a Bauer V-20.


A celebration at Cocoa Island ensures memories of paradise unadulterated
At Cocoa Island, you're totally removed from the hustle of everyday life. Our private island, encircled by a lagoon with its sand snaking out into a perfect spit, creates an unbeatable setting for a sunset wedding* blessing.
With just 33 Water Suites and Villas, Cocoa Island is also ideal for those who want to take over the entire island for a family get-together. We can arrange the entire event, including flowers, music, or a seafood dinner on the edge of the lagoon.