COMO Maalifushi Residence - Lets Go Maldives

COMO Maalifushi Residence

COMO Maalifushi Residence


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Como Maldives residence – COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches well regarded for its diving and surf breaks. Its culturally appropriate architecture includes low-lying garden and overwater villas, with views of white beach, tropical greenery and cobalt lagoon. Guests can also enjoy yoga and holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with the entire guest experience defined by COMO’s exacting, passionate service.

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Quick Facts


Thaa Atoll

Transfer type:
Seaplane: 60 minutes

Room types:
  • COMO Residence
  • 8 double treatment rooms
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Steam facility (separate male/female)
  • Gym with weights and cardio equipment
  • 44m-long freeform swimming pool
  • Resort boutique
  • Madi Restaurant serving Maldivian International and healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine
  • ‘Tai’ restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with live bar sushi
  • ’Thila’ bar
  • Play by COMO
  • Dive and watersports centre
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Range of activities including sunset and dolphin cruise, fishing, snorkelling, sailing
  • Beach picnics on neighbouring deserted island
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary daily yoga
  • Surfing


COMO Residence

Our two-story four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture–suitable for private dining, with butler service included.
356sq m / 3832sq ft
COMO Maalifushi - COMO Residence Exterior



Madi’ (meaning Manta Ray in the local Dhivehi language) takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood.
The food is light and full of flavour. The menu boasts a range of local, Mediterranean and international dishes served throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening.
Madi also holds three themed nights each week. There’s the ‘Taste of Indian Ocean’ night on Monday, with traditional Maldivian Boduberu dancing and drumming. On Wednesday night the ‘Flavours of the East’ explores the area’s characteristic sweet, sour hot and salty flavours. The week ends with a seafood barbeque on Friday night, dining beneath the stars to the sound of live music from local musicians.


Daily from:
7.00AM to 10.30AM
12.00PM to 3.00PM
7.00PM to 10.00PM

Madi Restaurant


‘Tai’ (Japanese for red snapper), which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, showcases sustainable caught seafood from the Indian Ocean. There is also a cocktail bar offering stunning views of the Maldivian sunset. Tai is open six days a week except Fridays, when a seafood BBQ is offered on the beach between Madi and Thila.


Monday to Thursday: 5PM to 10PM
Saturday to Sunday: 5PM to 10PM

Tai Japanese Restaurant Bar


Thila is named after rock formations in the Maldives that are covered with abundant marine life. As a place to congregate, it inspires our informal Maldives restaurant and pool bar where guests can come to chill out. Food at Thila is easygoing and family-friendly, with salads, freshly cooked seafood and pizzas. Laid-back music, pool tables and an open-air pool bar with ocean views make Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of island life on COMO Maalifushi. Pizza Cabana is open daily from 12pm to 6pm.


Monday to Sunday: 11.00AM to 11.00PM

Thila Bar 3




COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi offers holistic, Asian-inspired treatments with views of the Indian Ocean. It is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning Retreats all over the world. There are eight overwater, ocean-facing treatment rooms, steam rooms, a pool, and an open air yoga pavillion–all enveloped by blue horizons and gentle sea breezes.

COMO Shambhala Treatment 1


Play by COMO

Play by COMO Concept
Play by COMO is the service concept for how COMO Hotels and Resorts caters to families. Underpinning Play by COMO is a “whole-property” approach and we seek to bring our brand pillars of wellness, great food and personalized experiences to the child’s and family’s experiences of COMO. The space caters to our younger guests between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. We know that a travel experience is only as good as the stories that our guests bring home, and share with friends, on Trip advisor, on social media. We are here not merely to deliver a luxury experience but also to create memories.
Play by COMO Space
The dedicated Play by COMO rooms have been designed as an inspiring and social space for families. This is not a place to “dump” children, but a place where parents can feel like children! We created a “village-square” feel as children mix with other children and make friends, either through free play or organize activities.
• This is not a childcare, but inspiring space conducive to imagination, relaxation and discovery.
• Well-designed activities and caring staff are the foundation of great memories
• Children love having authority in a space, and generally understand rules when well-articulated. Such is the [[Play by COMO Pledge]] such that adult discipline within the space is not construed as authoritative, but collaborative in maintaining the rules of the space.
• No more than one scheduled activity per afternoon or morning. Repetition is also fine for many families for signature activities, e.g. Family Yoga, as this builds familiarity and turns an activity into a family tradition.
• Activities for the property reflects the destination but generally creative, informative, and sensory:
– Creative (high touch, interactive, open-ended e.g. art, craft, painting, clay, weaving, collage, light box, drawing with mirrors, photography, narrative)

– Exploratory (make microscope slides and draw what you see, planting/gardening, material world, everyday science, nature journals, crystal growing, etc)

– Collaborative (games, building things, dancing, puppet shows, music sessions, storytelling, playacting)
– Active (beachcombing, sport and games, trampoline, climbing, spelunking, scavenger hunt)

Guided SUP/Kayak Tour

Glide along COMO Maalifushi’s beautiful bay on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. This excursion takes you around the island and provides a fantastic core workout. You can also paddle to COMO’s private, off-coast island, Lavadhoo.
Maalifushi Stand Up Paddle at Lavadhoo HERO

Light Tackle and Fly Fishing

We have fishing options to the north and south of COMO Maalifushi, available from January to April. There are expansive, unspoilt flats at both sites, as well as a drop off where trevally and red snapper can be picked up with light tackle.

Windsurfing Lesson

Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson moves at your own pace, as we cover the fundamental techniques needed to balance on the board then harness the wind’s energy.


The sheer abundance of marine life and clear visibility makes Thaa Atoll one of the greatest underwater regions on the planet. While around 25 sites in the Thaa Atoll are already chronicled, there are numerous unexplored channels and reefs, with the waters offering something for divers of all abilities. All divers are required to hold an International SCUBA diving license, which you will be asked to provide together with your logbook. COMO Maalifushi offers a range of PADI courses for those looking to earn their diving license. Please refer to our diving rate sheet  for more information on equipment rental, courses and dive trips.

COMO Maalifushi- Diving HERO

Turtle Expedition Snorkel

A short briefing will be given about the turtle species around the island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to a beautiful outer reef where you can see these gentle creatures, as well as other reef fish, in their natural habitat. Turtles are curious animals and will sometimes swim close to the boat.
Maalifushi Turtle Hero

Guided Catamaran Snorkel

Float in the tropical Maldivian breeze as our catamaran — sailed by our expert watersports instructors — propels you across the atoll. You will visit uninhabited islands and sandbanks where you can snorkel unspoiled corals teeming with marine life.

Sunset Bottom Fishing

Put your skills and luck to the test with reef bottom fishing — a long-standing tradition in the Maldives — while the sun sets. Potential catches such as Red Snapper, groupers and Barracuda can be cooked by our chefs at Madi or Tai for lunch or dinner the following day.

Guided Kayak Snorkel Adventure

Enhance your snorkel experience with a guided kayak tour around COMO Maalifushi’s house reef. Our experienced guides will lead you on a 20-minute paddle to the edge of the reef’s drop-off. Here you will snorkel along the house reef, where colourful marine life such as Parrotfish, Angelfish and Surgeonfish are a common sight. Occasionally you may spot Eagle Rays or Green Turtles gliding by.

Private Charters

Private boat charters can be tailored to meet your particular interests. Please note that if you would like to visit the nearest resort — which is one hour away from COMO Maalifushi — we require advance permission before confirming your trip.
Sunset Cruise Hero

Whale Shark Night Snorkel

Our boat will take you from the resort to find the largest fish in the sea, where you can choose to join them under the waves or simply watch them from the deck. The Maldives’ clear waters allow for an aquarium-like view of the gentle giants.
Maalifushi - Whale Shark Hero


The Thaa coastline captures swells from numerous directions and is therefore consistent. Choose from scheduled trips to the Farms area – a contoured, reef-corner that delivers mechanical-shaped waves that are ideal for noseriding, fish or finless, SUP or even tearing it up on a shortboard when the swell is up – or dearer private charters to some remote, secret spots. Surfers may also enjoy the benefits of Tropicsurf’s world renowned coaching system. A full time Tropicsurf guide is based exclusively at COMO Maalifushi from April to October. We combine local expertise and vessel to deliver you to the best breaks. Learn secrets to better technique from our guides who can peg your performance to our 100 point-skill progression and tailor your path to rapid improvement. Please approach our Tropicsurf guides at the Surf Shack for pricing and more information.


Charter Cameron

Our 68 ft luxury yacht opens up the archipelago’s wildest reaches. Guests can travel between our two Maldivian resorts: COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi, on this elegant liveaboard vessel. Cameron can also be chartered for fishing, surfing and diving trips — all tailored to your party’s requirements.
Maalifushi Cameron Yatch HERO

Local Island Cultural Excursion

Join our two hour cultural excursion to a nearby island. You will stroll along the island streets with your guide, then enjoy traditional snacks at a local café. You may also spot local children kicking a football around the coconut trees.
Maalifushi Cultural Experience Shot

Romantic Beach Dinner

Make memories under a canopy of stars. Our team can set up an intimate dining table on the deck beside your private pool, or in a secluded part of the beach. A private butler will serve the three-course meal and pour your Champagne all evening

Maalifushi Private Dining Hero

Family Castaway Picnic

Swim, sunbathe, nap and make memories as a family with our castaway picnic. At lunch a gourmet picnic will be waiting for you on the shoreline. A selection of snacks can be found on the island, with sweet treats for children and a private bar for the adults.
Maalifushi Castaway Picnic at Lavadhoo _YAN4045 V2

One review of “COMO Maalifushi Residence

  1. Svetlana / June 28, 2022

    Como Maalifushi won me over with its atmosphere, cozy interiors, lush tropical greenery, gourmet cuisine, including delicious detox cocktails based on vegetables, fruits and herbs.
    You should definitely go to Como Maalifushi if you want cozy luxury. The villas are very spacious, you can stay with a large family or a group of friends. Interiors in natural colors, in which you relax your body and soul. An amazing mix of Japanese simplicity and Italian luxury. Very comfortable bed. Cleanliness and impeccable service. The staff is sensitive and professional, the team is excellent!

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