Cocoa Island Resort Travel Guide

Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island © William Woon

The Cocoa Island holiday resort, located in the Baa Atoll, is a perfect juxtaposition of traditional Maldivian style with modern comforts. The Coco Island Resort's spa offers a range of therapeutic beauty treatments and relaxing massages to completely indulge in. The resort has beautiful sandy beaches, and a range of watersports like swimming, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling are on offer along with dolphin viewing and sailing. A host of other recreational activities can be enjoyed on the island, including yoga, meditation, hiking, and more. A fairly small resort on a private island, Cocoa has 33 suites built above the water. The resort is most popular for couples and small groups of adults, but it does welcome families as well.

There are no real shopping facilities at the resort, just the bare minimum of souvenirs and local handicrafts. The Maldives aren't really a popular shopping destination, and if guests want to go on a spree the only real place to do it is in the capital, Malé, which is conveniently close to the Cocoa Island Resort.

Cocoa Island has a fine-dining restaurant, a good bar, great room service and allows guests the option of dining romantically on the beach. Although the resort doesn't have the variety of restaurants that some others do, the food is of a high-quality and shouldn't disappoint.

Cocoa Island is not a party destination and the nightlife is limited. Each villa has speakers and a dock for music so guests can listen to music to their heart's content and there are some live music and dancing events for nighttime entertainment.

Cocoa Island is close to many world-class scuba diving sites and offers great snorkelling. There are a number of watersports on offer and some fun excursions to neighbouring islands, sunset cruises and dolphin safaris. There is a gym, a spa and a yoga pavilion to enjoy. Although there is no Kids Club organising activities for children, the resort offers impressive babysitting facilities.

If you are travelling with kids, be sure they are competent swimmers because the accommodation on Cocoa Island is all directly over the water. There is no real nightlife to speak of.