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Located in the remote south-western Thaa Atoll, Maalifushi is the second luxurious Maldives hideaway from the COMO hotel group.
A collection of 66 luxurious suites and villas have been crafted on stilts above the clear lagoon, or hidden within the lush foliage of the island. Those wanting to keep their feet on dry land can choose between the Garden Rooms which are tucked away in the heart of the island, Beach Suites and the more spacious Beach Villas which both boast direct access the beach and private pools. Multi-bedroom Suites, Villas and Residences are the perfect onland option for families, or groups of friends.
For those looking to be as close to the aquatic action as possible, COMO Maalifushi offers a collection of luxurious overwater Suites and Villas, each with private (freshwater) pool.
There are three restaurants at Maalifushi, including super-fresh seafood at Tai and an all-day dining option at Madi. For relaxed dining, Thila Bar serves oven baked pizzas and seafood or refuse to leave your villa and opt for in-room dining from the extensive menu. Health fiends will love the wholesome COMO Shambhala menu, available at Madi and in-room.
Speaking of wholesome living, wellness is very much at the heart of COMO Maalifushi. Guests can make use of the well-equipped gym, daily yoga and privately guided meditation and pranayama. After all that exersion, it'd be rude not to visit the spa and indulge in a therapeutic treatment overlooking the ocean.
The more energetic inclined guests can surf on nearby breaks or dip under the waves for some spectacular diving; the Thaa Atoll is a prime spot for seasonal hammerhead and Manta Ray sightings.
Why we love it
From December to April, there is a very high chance to encounter whale sharks not far from Maalifushi. The hotel can arrange boat trips to snorkel with these gentle giants each evening.