Refined style and holistic living at one of our favourite Maldivian escapes.
COMO Maalifushi is undeniably alluring. Even from the heights of a seaplane, its vast lagoon and palm-clad island draws you in from the moment you set eyes on it.
Palm-thatched salas dot the waters, while interiors are refined yet paired down with white netting draped over four poster beds, huge marble baths big enough for two and soft light wood. If you stay in a Water Villa, you’ll have your own jetty, terrace and private pool with views stretching over shimmering waters.
Wellbeing is taken seriously at COMO Maalifushi. There’s a dedicated ayurvedic spa and a separate healthy eating menu. Yogis can practise their poses with daily complimentary classes and the more energetic can paddle to surf the nearby breaks or go scuba diving among whale sharks and manta rays.
Head to the signature restaurant, Tai (Japanese for red snapper), where you can enjoy seafood caught by local fishermen and a ‘yakiniku’ grill that offers succulent cuts of meat. There’s also a sunken sushi bar – we think the terrace here is the best place to watch the sun set, cocktail in hand.#
For longer stays, you can combine COMO Maalifushi with sister property COMO Cocoa Island, with a direct seaplane operating between the two for ease.