Strung out like pearls across the benign waters of Indian Ocean are the Maldives Islands, each a perfect smudge of white. The strongest winds are gentle breezes, and the highest points, the leaning palm fronds. Every dot is ringed in milky turquoise and soft, velveteen sand. Each lagoon is a point of stillness, but the encircling reefs bristle with life.
It is among these coral atolls that Cocoa is located, a 40-minute speedboat from Malé international airport. At one end of this private island is a snaking, powdered spit sculpted by gentle evening tides. The beach is softly shelving, fringed with wild sea grapes, hibiscus and palms. In the distance, local fishing boats glide across a flat expanse.
To hole up here is to discover escapism, or sweet serenity under a reliable sun. Rooms are inspired by local dhoni boats, adjoined by simple wooden walkways, built above the shallow ocean.
It is a special place, at one remove from the noise of modern living, where we nurture every need, attend to every detail, and soothe away the stresses which belong to another life
Cocoa is a place to value for its quiet.
Amenities and Facilities
24 Hour Coffee Shop
Scuba Diving Facilities
24-hour room service
These split-level bedrooms have king-sized or twin beds. The spacious living area leads onto a private sundeck with two chaise lounges, a dining table and direct access to the lagoon. The bathroom contains a single vanity unit with separate bathtub, shower stall and WC.
(75 m2/807 ft2)
Dhoni Loft Suites
Expansive living areas with vaulted ceilings are surrounded by full length glass windows on three sides. A staircase leads to the loft, fitted with a king-sized bed and ensuite WC. A larger bathroom on the lower level contains a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower and WC. From the sundeck there is direct access to the lagoon.
(110 m2/1,184 ft2)
: Loft Villas offer a spacious living area with full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean. The loft area is fitted with a king-sized bed and ensuite WC. The main bathroom features a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower stall, WC and a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the sea. Loft Villas also have private sundecks. (123m²/1,324 ft2)
A private entrance deck leads into a calming space of simple elegance. The bedroom features a comfortable king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with double vanity unit, WC, island bath, separate walk-in shower and an outdoor shower. The spacious living room leads to the private sundeck and bale with direct lagoon access. (125m²/1,345 ft2)
COMO Sunrise & Sunset Villas
(2 Two-Bedroom Villas): Both the king-size and twin bedded room have an ensuite bathroom with double vanity unit, WC, island bath, separate walk-in shower, an outdoor