The spirit of Maalifushi By Como
This is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. With overwater villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. Perched pearl-like, in the middle of the ocean, this dazzling hotel built for sun-baking, spa pampering and scuba diving, allows you to slip into the sea from your overwater villa, to explore the world’s best coral reefs.
Indulge in first-class food at this remote island retreat where you can delight in fresh, local seafood served as sushi and sashimi at the Japanese restaurant, Tai, as well as organic produce rendered in healthy, all-day dining at Madi, Thila. Amenities include: Spa, swimming pool, beach, water sports centre, dive centre, resort boutique, multimedia library, free Wi-Fi throughout.
In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, PlayStation 3, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Como Shambhala toiletries. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark sightings are common. Maalifushi’s eco-credentials are pretty squeaky clean: the hotel’s fruit and vegetables are locally sourced or grown in the onsite gardens and the hotel’s bottled water is recycled; power is generated through high-efficiency generators and guests are encouraged to change their linen and towels every other day.
Transport around the island is mainly by bicycles, tricycles and electric golf carts, keeping carbon emissions to a minimum. The island is accessible by a 60-minute seaplane transfer to the resort. Enhance your cultural knowledge during your stay at Maalifushi by Como by exploring the local land and interacting with the local people.
What we love about Maalifushi By Como
- A two-hour local cultural excursion to an island which is in a close proximity and is reached by a private boat.
- Don’t leave without visiting the rightly popular Como Shambhala spa, where you can enjoy a traditional treatment in one of eight overwater rooms with ocean views.
- The hotel’s delicious, fruit and vegetables are locally sourced or grown in the onsite gardens and the hotel’s bottled water is recycled.