The magic of the untouched Thaa Atoll, with its strings of uninhabited islands, crystal lagoons and teeming marine life, is matched only by the beauty of the award-winning Maalifushi resort. As the first luxury establishment to open in this part of the archipelago, surfers now have access to a handful of well kept secrets earlier only accessible by Safari Boats. There’s a fun, mechanical right-hander nearby, and four other main breaks can be regularly accessed aboard guided trips. Perfect for couples or families looking for the real, paradise island escape, you can expect a visit to Maalifushi to be one you never forget.
From the window of your Sea Plane transfer, you stare in wonder at the small string of islands that begin to take shape among the impossibly clear shades of blue below. Nestled among arguably one of the most beautiful, and unspoiled parts of the Maldives, the Maalifushi Resort by COMO is a rare jewel in the untouched southern reaches of the archipelago.
Since opening in 2014, it has become the first luxury resort in the Thaa Atoll, 220kms southwest of the capital Malé.
From the moment you lock eyes with this stunning location, the love-affair with the resort and its surroundings begins.
Just a short speed boat ride from a handful of often uncrowded and beautiful reef breaks, it’s a literal paradise-in-waiting for surfers searching for the utmost in luxury surf escape.
The scenery is beyond beautiful, with the lush tropical island surrounded by a stunning blue lagoon and the incredible Indian Ocean.
Diving and snorkeling is spectacular, whether you choose to hop in the water from within a few feet of your overwater or beach bungalow or take a guided trip.
Manta-rays, hammerheads and whale sharks are seasonal visitors of the Thaa Atoll, while the abundant fish and marine life make even surfing or swimming in these parts feel like a trip to the aquarium.
Explore the island on your very own cruiser-style bicycle, enjoy complimentary yoga and meditation in a world-class facility, and watch the sun fall behind the sea as you dine at the resort’s signature Japanese Restaurant.
Treat yourself to the highest quality treatments at the Shambhala Spa, another display of the resort’s commitment to holistic wellness.
Maalifushi prides itself on offering a flexible dining experience to suit a variety of expectant and discerning palates, making meal-times another experience in their own right.
The resort’s chefs rely on fresh, locally sourced seafood, as well as organic produce for healthy all-day dining options at the Madi, Thila and Shambhala menus.
Drawing inspiration from indigenous architecture, and built from locally sourced materials, the resort’s overall design is a stunning pairing of minimalist elegance with rustic chic.
Floating above a shallow lagoon, stand 33 white-painted overwater villas and suites, each with its own private terrace for slipping into the sea.
The resort’s land-based accommodations are no less impressive, however surrounded by lush views of the island’s tropical heart, or the Indian Ocean.
With plenty of options to suit your stay, the resort offers garden rooms, villas, suites, beach houses or more extravagant overwater options, like the stunning COMO Residence or two-bedroom COMO Villas with its own butler and private pool.
All rooms come with stunning, and spacious bathrooms adorned with a range of the COMO brand’s renowned pampering products. They also have the benefits of WiFi access, air-conditioning and antique colonial fans; Nespresso coffee and tea making facilities and LED TVs, DVD players and international direct dial telephones.
Surf & Other Activities
As the only resort in the far southern reaches of the Maldives, Maalifushi gives you unique resort-access to a handful of waves once only surfed by those willing to make the long journey by safari boat.
Crowds can be minimal to non-existent because of the remoteness of this untouched spectrum of the islands, while the waves remain consistent between the monsoon season of April to October.
Farms, a super fun right-hander more often better suited to a fish, long boarder or finless is just 25 minutes away.
While TropicSurf, the registered Surf provider on the island, offer guided trips to a handful of other breaks in the area, with the opportunity to surf everything from hollow barrels to long walls.
Like any where in the Maldives, you can score some of the most magical waves of your life on the right swell, with the beauty of your surroundings adding to a once in a lifetime experience in the water.
Tropic Surf also provide learn to surf options for complete beginners, and special surf coaching packages for intermediate surfers looking to improve.
Como Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi offers a superior spa service, drawing on Asian traditions to help you unwind, rejuvenate and relax through a holistic approach to wellbeing.
As it’s Buddhist name suggests the Spa allows guests to experience “a sacred place of bliss”, by combining modern science with ancient philosophy.
Blue horizons and gentle sea breezes envelop a spacious open air yoga pavilion as well as eight, overwater treatment and steam rooms.
Experts offer a wide array of treatments to cover you from head to toe, from Indonesian and Taksu as well as Thai massage to Marine Algae Therapy and Javanese Royal Lulur Baths. Rejuvenate with a range of natural anti-aging and refreshing facials, or pamper yourself with the any hair or nail treatments that may be needed during your stay at the beach.
Yoga, Gym and Meditation
Allow complimentary yoga and meditation classes to help transcend your stay into another level of bliss at the resort’s open-air yoga pavilion. Or stay active in the resort’s fully equipped weight and cardio gym.
Calm, clear and inviting waters make the Maldives a great place to learn to sail, or experience a trip on a beautiful Catamaran. The resort offers lessons, or guided expeditions at a cost.
The wonder of the Maldives underwater world is a must see, and accessible to virtually anyone. Complimentary snorkeling gear and a daily-scheduled snorkeling trip will make sure you can make the most of this exquisite experience.
With an astounding amount and variety of marine life, the Maldives is one of the best places in the world to dive. Whether it be your first time, or you’re a seasoned professional, there’s no place quite like the Thaa Atoll, with its stunning warm waters, friendly sea life - seasonal manta rays and hammerheads - and impeccable clarity to experience breathing under the sea.
Wrestle with a prized giant of the sea on one of the resort’s full or half-day fishing trips, where large reef fish like Grouper, Wahoo, Giant and Bluefin Trevally, Red Snapper and Dogtooth Tuna are the prize catches could make it on to your line.
Equipment, water, soft drinks, beer, tea and coffee are included.
Half Day Trip (4 hours) $1,000 Full Day Trip (8 hours) $1,500
You can also try your hand at guided bottom fishing, and ask the resort’s chef to prepare the fish for you, as fresh as possible, for your next meal.
|7 nights||Garden Room (2 pax share)||Room||AU$9,332||Per person||06 Jan-01 May|
|7 nights||Garden Room (2 pax share)||Room||AU$5,470||Per person||01 May-01 Nov|
|7 nights||Garden Room (2 pax share)||Room||AU$6,436||Per person||01 Nov-26 Dec|
|7 nights||Garden Room (2 pax share)||Room||AU$14,159||Per person||26 Dec-06 Jan|
|7 nights||Beach Suite (2 pax share)||Suite||AU$10,619||Per person||06 Jan-01 May|
|7 nights||Beach Suite (2 pax share)||Suite||AU$6,758||Per person||01 May-01 Nov|
|7 nights||Beach Suite (2 pax share)||Suite||AU$8,045||Per person||01 Nov-26 Dec|
|7 nights||Beach Suite (2 pax share)||Suite||AU$16,090||Per person||26 Dec-06 Jan|
- A compulsory green tax of US$6 per person per night will be added to all bookings.
- Prices above are per person prices and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
- These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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- Tax inclusive (10% service charge and 13.2% Goods & Services Tax - GST).
- Wi-Fi in all public areas and guest rooms.
- Use of non-motorized water sport equipment.
- Use if snorkeling equipment.
- Bottle water and fresh fruit daily in all rooms, suites, and villas.
- Use of movie on demand.
- Beach bag and flip flops.
- Tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms, suites, and villas.
- 24 hour butler service for guest staying in the Maalifushi Beach Villa, COMO Residence, Maalifushi Water Villa & COMO Villa.
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John, August 2015
“Large rooms, excellent facilities, friendly staff and clearly a great deal of money and time invested in making this a paradise. Seaplane transfers are an adventure (apparently motion sickness for some, and we were allocated a 5.45am check-in). Bicycles are fun and almost standard issue (make sure you request in advance as essential). Kids club fully kitted out, along with modern boats for diving, surfing, fishing, cruising and transit...”
Xavier, August 2015
“We've been with my wife in this amazing hotel. Water villas are new, spacious and comfortable, food is excellent in the three restaurants and the activities are enough to guarantee entertainment of everyone...”
Olean, September 2015
“Without doubt one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Everything was simply perfect. We stayed in a beachside bungalow and we knew as soon as we arrived onto the small island that this was going to be a magical experience...”