The Non-Diver’s Guide to the Maldives

29 NOV 2023

With its diverse marine life and glassy waters, the Maldives has long been a haven for divers and snorkelers alike. But this magical constellation of atolls offers just as much excitement above the waves.

This guide introduces a few ways you can experience the Maldives from a different angle:


Sandbank Picnic


This exclusive escape involves a short boat ride from COMO Maalifushi to Lavadhoo Island — a secluded sandbank where you can graze on a gourmet picnic. Here, you are surrounded by the endless stretch of bright blue ocean, inviting you to take a dip or simply relax on a sun bed and bask in the tranquillity of this private paradise.


Cameron Cruise


Charter the Cameron — COMO's 68-foot luxury yacht — to take you on a 24-hour journey from COMO Maalifushi in Thaa Atoll to COMO Cocoa Island in South Malé Atoll. Enjoy the sea breeze, spot some of the local marine life, and perhaps try your hand at fishing under the expert guidance of the crew.


Wellness Retreat


For those seeking rejuvenation, COMO Shambhala at COMO Cocoa Island is a sanctuary set among the palm groves. You can enjoy yoga, time in Cocoa Island's hydrotherapy pool, as well as therapeutic massage. Healthy cuisine from the COMO Shambhala Kitchen helps you to deepen your commitment to wellness from within.


Surfing at Thaa Atoll


Surfing enthusiasts will find their haven at Thaa Atoll not far from COMO Maalifushi. Unlike the more crowded surf spots in the Maldives, Thaa Atoll offers a surfing experience where you will rarely find another boat. The waves here cater to a range of abilities, from beginners (with Tropicsurf teaching available) to seasoned surfers.


Dolphin Watching


The Maldives is home to several species of dolphins, including the playful Spinner dolphins. COMO Maalifushi offers sunset cruises, providing a magical backdrop as these magnificent creatures dance and leap around the boat. This is always a highlight for families.

  Book a combined stay at both our private island resorts — COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi — to make the most of your Maldives experience.

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