• Rooms: 33 Dhoni Style Suites & Villas
  • Airport Transfer: 40 minutes by Speedboat
  • Recommended for: Honeymoon, Weddings, Family, Spa, Diving

Cocoa Island is a small, private island resort designed for a robinson crusoe experience with the promise of some of the world's best beaches, warm waters and bountiful coral also providing wonderful snorkelling and diving.

A string of 33 individual Dhonis (traditional Maldivian style boats) attached by wooden docks stretch out to the lagoon forming a ring of romantic villas and suites. Beautiful woods and full-length windows encompass spacious rooms of soft, light textiles and beautifully carved furniture. Diving and other water sports are ideal at Cocoa, with the Kandooma Channel to the west, offering incredible diving, a quiet reef for snorkeling to the east, and much more.


The 33 Villas & Suites are inspired by dhoni boats, as used by local fishermen, adjoined by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow ocean. Each is its own discreet fiefdom. From your room, walk out on to a private terrace; from your terrace, slip into a warm Maldivian sea. The view from the wide platform bed is directly out to the watery expanse. And the bathrooms, all with double sinks, a bath and shower, share the horizon views.

Dhoni Suites

Eight, split-level bedrooms with 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. Dhoni Suites feature a large bathroom 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. Dhoni Loft Suites feature an expansive living area, 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 Villas

With full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Loft 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 Bedroom Villas

One Bedroom Villas feature a private entrance deck leads into a calming, light-filled space, 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 Villas

COMO villas comes with its own personal butlers attend to every request, making this the ideal family house for those with older children. Both the king-size and twin-bedded rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with a bath, indoor and outdoor shower, private sundeck and four decks overhanging the lagoon. Other features include a pantry with microwave, stove, fridge.

A spacious living room offers amazing views of the turquoise lagoon through its full-length windows.

The COMO Sunset Villa is further distinguished by its own jetty, allowing private access to and from Cocoa Island.


Ufaa, a foot-in-the-sand space with covered and uncovered seating offers a daily-changing menu of fresh-from-the-sea, plucked-from-the-branch goodness, Malabar Coast and Thai-style dishes, as well as a raw-food spa menu and naughtier staples including pizzas and paninis. It flanks the resort’s infinity-edged pool, in natural wood and Kajan thatch, and is presided over by Australian chef, Timothy de Souza.

In addition, the restaurant also offers a set Indian and Thai dinner menu as well as a Seafood BBQ buffet on selected days.

Pesonal 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.

  • 24hr room service
  • bar/pub
  • disabled facilities
  • family room
  • restaurant
  • spa
  • tours
  • Nanny/Babysitting Service
  • bicycle rental
  • coffee shop
  • laundry service/dry cleaning
  • room service
  • shops
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront rooms
  • water villas
  • BBQ Facilities
  • business center
  • IDD Telephone
  • concierge
  • meeting facilities
  • poolside bar
  • safety deposit boxes
  • Dive School
  • Private Beach
  • Private Dining
  • indoor pool
  • spa
  • squash courts
  • water sports
  • jacuzzi
  • outdoor pool
  • gym
  • kids club
  • tennis courts
  • shark feeding
  • day & night fishing
  • island hopping
  • male' excursions
  • beach & lagoon
  • snorkeling
  • beach sports
  • sand bank picnics
  • diving
  • sunset dolphin cruise