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Renovation12 August 2020

COMO Cocoa Island, The Maldives

COMO Cocos Island Reopening Sept 1, 2020

Renovation – 34 Rooms

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COMO Cocoa Island's 2019 renovation emphasizes the island's natural elegance, while giving guests even more space and time to focus on their wellbeing. A third of the private island is occupied by COMO Shambhala Retreat. Facilities are spread out to maximize feelings of privacy and quiet, with hammocks and swings strung from trees. There are only four treatment rooms, two of which have been expanded to accommodate couples. The size of each treatment room, and its positioning among the palms, not only give a profound feeling of indulgence but allow therapists to fulfil the Retreat's full and half day multi-treatment paths without moving guests from one room to another. A new Pilates studio has been added. The yoga studio, which sits in an elevated position to take in the 360-degree lagoon views, is open-sided to allow for the natural flow of sea breezes. The hydrotherapy pool is now among the most significant such facilities in The Maldives, and is used for specialized water-based treatments, including joint-mobilizing massage and injury-free exercise. The Retreat's spa manager, with the company since 2002, will continue to design every guest program from the moment of arrival. This is made possible by the intimate size of the resort: just 34 overwater villas, all of which have been recast top-to-bottom with clean-lined, contemporary interiors by Singapore-based Lekker Architects. Natural materials have been used throughout: kajan thatch roofing, Maldivian coral-rock walls, and wood. The clean-lined, light-soaked aesthetic makes for meditative spaces to relax, sleep and recover. Some rooms have pools; all have platforms from which you can step directly into the lagoon. Every accommodation is supplied with COMO Shambhala's aromatherapy-based, parabens-free body, bath and hair products. To complement the wellness experience, COMO Shambhala Cuisine is available on all menus, allowing guests to pursue vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nutritionally-rich and additive-free wellness diets during their stay. COMO Shambhala wellness juices, infusions and teas are also available for in-room dining. Other dining options at the resort's easy-going Ufaa restaurant include Mediterranean, Indian and Maldivian cuisines, including excellent local seafood. COVID-19 UPDATES + COMO'S COMMITMENTOne of COMO Hotels and Resorts' founding purposes has been its 25-year commitment to holistic wellbeing, among customers, staff and the communities where they operate. While the world is shifting as a 'new normal' is found in these exceptional times, COMO's core philosophy towards proactive wellness isn't changing: it has just never been more front of mind. On property, COMO will continue to adjust measures to remain in line with different government guidelines - including social distancing and temperature monitoring. If there is any doubt about a local government's approach, COMO will always go further to ensure the safety of staff and guests. This includes exceptional protocols on sanitization per the best-in-class standards subscribed to as a company. In the long term, health isn't ever a quick-fix but a life-long commitment. This is the driving force behind COMO Shambhala - the wellness heart of COMO Hotels and Resorts, which has always prescribed an integrative approach to wellbeing. More than ever, COMO will be encouraging guests to deepen their journey in proactive wellness with the immune-boosting COMO Shambhala Cuisine, targeted fitness and results-driven treatments. More on the brand and property's enhanced measures:

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Founded by Christina Ong, COMO Hotels and Resorts develops and manages handpicked, individually curated properties: The Halkin by COMO in London, three Metropolitan by COMO hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach (opening late 2013).
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COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats, and wellness resorts. The focus is always on service, wellness and cuisine, while trying to uphold a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and places where we operate.
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