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COMO Maalifushi gains popularity among surfers

The COMO Hotels' newest island resort called COMO Maalifuhsi is a luxury island resort entirely surrounded by corals. It is the first and only resort located in the southern reaches of the tranquil Thaa Atoll which is a 60 minutes Seaplane flight away from the Velana International Airport. With prices ranging from $600 onwards this luxury resort in the untouched corner of Maldives has some excellent breaks nearby, incredible and brilliant untouched reefs which is home to colorful reef fishes and sea creatures, and surrounded by a string of smaller uninhabited islands around which whale sharks are common makes it the perfect paradise for all seekers of underwater wonders and surfers. In addition to this, another piece of land belonging to the resort that can be booked for castaway picnics and romantic private dinners makes it the perfect-away-from it all destination for families with children and couples.

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Well regarded for its diving points and surf breaks, the 66 room property features a mix of water villas that is ideal for couples and the low-lying on-land rooms they are suited for families with children. Designed in references to the indigenous architecture, but its complex, the understated style reflects the island's serene setting. It is designed by a Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, whose sensitive to approach to nature and respect for the cultural authenticity is reflected architectural design.

Choosing the right Accommodation


Laid over the shallow lagoon, the over-water villas are built of wooden walkways that feature their private terraces with a view of the Indian ocean ideal for couples. Families with children will undoubtedly prefer the on-land villas or the garden rooms, secluded in the island's lush greenery. There are several villas each with complimentary WiFi that you could choose from.

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Garden rooms - Shaded by the resorts tropical greenery, these 72 square-meter living spaces are located in the center of the island. Featuring a king-sized bed, a 46 LED/plasma satellite TV, books, DVD's, or music and a coffee machine. In addition to this, board games and puzzles are available for children. A private marble bathroom that comes with a large bathtub and rain showers. And a private sundeck with a dining table for private dining. Garden rooms interconnecting with each other are also available on request.

Beach Suites - These 101 square meter beach suites free for children from ages 0-2 are nestled in the shades of the resorts lush garden with direct access to the beach. The open-plan features a kind sized bedroom with floor to ceiling French doors that open up to a private terrace with a pool and sun loungers and an outdoor dining table. The bedroom has a large living area with a huge sofa, a 46 LED/plasma satellite TV, Nespresso machine, and a bathroom with a sunken bathtub with the option of indoor and outdoor showers. Beach Villas - Just meters from the beach, these one-bedroom villas have simple interiors that are flooded by the natural light, courtesy of the large windows, and French doors giving the guests excess from the bathroom to the outdoor terrace with sun loungers, dining area, and a private plunge pool. The villa also has a separate living area with a 55 TV, a Nespresso machine, and a 46 TV and a king-size bed in the bedroom. The bathroom features are sunken bathtub big enough for two as well as indoor and outdoor showers and are also free for ages 0-2.

Two Bedroom Beach Suites - This stylish accommodation space of 131 square-meters offers the same facilities as the Beach villa but with two bedrooms. The second room offers twin beds and a small shower making the suite ideal for families.

Two Bedroom Beach Villas - These two-bedroom villas of 145 square-meters have their access to the beach and the private pool. This elegant simple interior with a living room, one king, and one smaller twin room are fitted with TVs and are lit up with the large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors that open on to the terrace with a private pool from the bedroom.

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Two Bedroom Beach House - This 178 square-meter beach house with a large and spacious balcony and living room is fitted with TVs in each room and a bathroom with separate shower stalls. This two bedrooms deluxe house has its own private lawn. Surrounding a secluded large pool is a sundeck with sun loungers and furniture allowing you to eat drink and water the sunset or sunrise from the luxury of your own space.Maalifushi Beach house - Made up of two velvety, comfortable bedrooms and a living room this 296 square-meter house with TV's in the living room and bedroom accommodation offers sunrise views out over the infinite ocean. It features a bathroom with a bathtub, a private lawn and a swimming pool with space for al fresco dining and full butler service.

COMO Residence - With a view of the endless ocean, this 356 square-meter two-story four-bedroom COMO Residence offers comfort expected from a luxury COMO resort. A contemporary living area with a 55 inch TV, spacious media fitted with an 85 inch TV, the bedrooms with 46"inch flat-screen TV, and a full kitchen. The Sunloungers are scattered about the sundeck and furniture suitable for private dining is available with 24-hour butler service.

Water Suites - These over-water suites of 107 square-meter located above the water and occupying their own jetty offer a dramatic view of the Indian Ocean. Each suite has a large bedroom with an attached living area fitted with a 46 LED/plasma satellite TV and a spacious bathroom along with a sunken marble bathtub with a stunning view of the sea and an indoor and outdoor shower. They also feature wide doors that open onto a terrace along with a plunge pool and sun loungers with direct access to the blue-green lagoon.

Water Villas - Situated on a jetty west of the island, the 120 square-meter Water Villas are large with airy sitting areas that can double up as sleeping areas for kids. A spacious bathroom occupied with bathtub and a separate shower stall attached to a king-sized bedroom that is fitted with TVs and full-length windows that provide access to a sundeck with a private pool.

Maalifushi Water Villa - One of the COMO Maalifushi's most spectacular over-water villas, sitting on the end of a jetty is an over-sized, two bedrooms bungalow that opens up to an impressive deck completed with sun loungers and a private pool. This 213 square-meter luxury space flooded with the natural light features two king-sized bedrooms with flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with a sunken bathtub and an indoor and outdoor shower. The expensive living space includes a dining area, kitchenette, powder room, and a study room, that offers a stunning view of the cerulean ocean. In addition to this, the butler is at your service 24 hours a day.

COMO Villas - Accessible via an over-water walkway the two 408 square-meter villa sits above the lagoon comes with its own large private pool and butler, which makes this COMO Maalifushi's ultimate luxury experience. Two large bedrooms complete with en-suites, dressing rooms, separate living areas, a huge pool surrounded by an even bigger deck, and a spacious communal living space. The master bedroom opens to a private outdoor terrace with sun loungers. The main bathroom both with a floor to ceiling view of the ocean features a sunken bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers and a separate living area that ensures complete privacy. On the other side of the villa sits the second twin bedroom, featuring an en-suite, separate study area, a dining area, and a kitchen the completes the space. The communal living area opens to the large main pool deck, also fitted with outdoor dining furniture and sun loungers. This property also comes with 24-hour private butler service and is suited for two couples sharing, as well as families.

Dining

The COMO Maalifushi provides several cuisines to create the most memorable of meals. From the intimate gourmet meals on the deck of the villas, picnics, candlelit dinners on the beach to the dine-in restaurants of the resort that serves Maldivian and International cuisines.

Madi - This restaurant boasts a range of local, Mediterranean, and international dishes that is light and full of flavor with each table offering breathtaking views of the ocean. Madi' derived from Manta Ray in the Dhivehi language takes its inspiration from the regions fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood serve dishes throughout the day, from breakfast to late evening dinners. This restaurant also holds three themed nights every week. On Mondays, there is the 'Middle Eastern' night, showcasing dishes through the region's most popular dishes. The 'Taste of the Indian Ocean' on Wednesdays, explores the area's characteristic sweets, sour hot and salty flavors with Boduberu dancing and drumming (Maldives traditional music and dance). The weekends with a seafood barbeque on Friday night dining beneath the stars to live music from local musicians on the background.

Tai - Set over water, this restaurant is open throughout the week except for Fridays when a seafood BBQ is offered on the beach between Madi and Thila. Tai, (Japanese for red snapper) demonstrates a Japanese culinary art on local seafood from the Indian Ocean, with a generous assortment of sashimi and sushi, along with fantastic cocktails and sake.

Thila - Named after the rock formation in the Maldives that are covered by marine life. Featuring comfortable seats, low tables, board games, pool tables and open-air pool bar with an ocean view makes Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of the island life on COMO Maalifushi. This restaurant and bar open from Monday to Sundays from 11 am to 11 pm and have an easy-going and family-friendly menu that serves fresh salads, crispy pizzas, and dessert accompanied by music concierge. Watch the children in the pool with scrumptious drinks such as a cold beer in your or enjoy a game of pool while your food is being prepared.

Guests that take care of their diet even on vacation can try the Como Shambhala's dietary cooking that is a selection of raw, steamed, and fried dishes available in Madi and also included in the room service menu. For an unforgettable delish adventure, the guests could ask the staff to arrange a private breakfast with champagne, a picnic on a desert island, or a romantic dinner on the beach or your villa.COMO Maalifushi is one most luxurious and breathtaking resorts in the Maldives. In addition to the 24-hour butler service, they also provide a variety of other excellent services, and family-friendly activities and accommodations.

The Como Shambhala Spa and Wellness offers a range of traditional and modern Asian-inspired treatments including signature massages with doors wide open while the guests can relax on the massage beds or in the over-sized bathtubs listening to the waves and the ocean breeze. They also have provided steam, sauna, and Jacuzzi as well as, therapy sessions, and Ayurveda in eight over-water procedural rooms. The hot stone massage or Guinot Hydradermie plus facial, and a state of the art fitness center where guests can practice free yoga in the open pavilion facing the sunrise side of the island with a view of the boundless ocean. The Fantastic kids club which has both indoor and outdoor play areas are suitable for children of all ages, This facility also provides a game room with TVs and pool tables, a safe pool for families, exciting children's programs, and games.

What makes this ultimate remote island resort an even better holiday destination is the vast range of recreations provided by the resort such as the complimentary equipment rentals and other activities such as snorkeling, whale shark and UV night diving or an in-depth journey through the beautiful coral reef, local island cultural excursions, windsurfing or sailing lessons, sunset bottom fishing, private boat charters in a 69 ft luxury yacht, romantic sailing by the traditional Dhoni and many more. Being a host to a Tropicsurf Centre (a world-renowned surf school) with amazing waves makes this one the best spot for surfers.