COMO Maalifushi is an island resort from COMO Hotels and Resorts. Located in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Maldives’ southerly Thaa Atoll, COMO Maalifushi features a mix of 65 land and over-water suites and villas.
The Total Body Renewal retreat is an intensive and energetic experience geared towards toning and weight loss. The retreat features guest instructors and hosts nutritionist Eve Persak and fitness expert Amy Buck.
Workouts are intended to improve body composition, strength, endurance, balance, agility and range of motion, through aqua fitness, core strength training, Pilates, circuit training, cardio and stretching.
Alongside the physical activity will be a range of talks and group sessions on good nutrition. The retreat provides personalised therapeutic dietary recommendations, guiding with meal planning and preparation, and supplementation as needed. Sessions will focus on anti-inflammatory foods that counteract the effects of stress and chronic degeneration, ways of controlling blood sugar and metabolic function, therapeutic superfoods, antioxidant-rich foods and more.
COMO Maalifushi, Thaa Atoll, Republic of Maldives
COMO Maalifushi is the only resort to open in the Maldives' Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelago's southern reaches. With overwater villas and beach suites, COMO Maalifushi is therefore the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where there are seasonal hammerhead and manta ray sightings.
The principal international airport is Malé. COMO Maalifushi is reached by a 60-minute seaplane journey. A return seaplane transfer to COMO Maalifushi is priced at US$655 per adult, and US$327.50 per child (aged between two and 11). Infants younger than two years old are free of charge. This includes luggage of up to 20 kgs per person. All rates are subject to prevailing government tax unless otherwise stated.
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All rooms offer king-size or twin beds, bath and/or separate shower stalls, air conditioning, private bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily, satellite TV (46-inch LCD), direct dial telephone, COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, a hairdryer, yoga mat (available on request), private safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary beach bag and flip-flops, and a multimedia hub.
The resort additionally offers guest services for your convenience, including 24-hour manager on duty, complimentary Wi-Fi in reception, bar and poolside areas, butler service, babysitting, laundry service (no dry cleaning), and twice daily maid service.
COMO Maalifushi's accommodation is split into 'Land' and 'Overwater'.
6 Garden Rooms (72sq m/ 775sq ft): The Garden Rooms are located in the centre of the island, shaded by the resort’s tropical greenery and just a short foot-in-the-sand walk to all the resort’s amenities including the COMO Shambhala Retreat and restaurants. They have an open-plan feel, and come with an outdoor deck and furniture for al fresco dining. Garden Rooms interconnecting with each other are available on request.
13 Beach Suites (101sq m/ 1,087sq ft): Nestled in the shade of COMO Maalifushi’s lush gardens, Beach Suites have direct access to the beach and are extremely spacious and private, making them ideal for couples or families with small children. The suites have floor-to-ceiling French doors that open up on to their own private terrace with a pool, and the bedroom has a living area and an outdoor bathroom.
1 Two-Bedroom Beach Suite (131sq m/ 1,408sq ft): Sheltered in the shade, this stylish accommodation space offers the same facilities as our Beach Suites but with two bedrooms. The second bedroom offers twin beds and a smaller shower room, making it ideal for families.
7 Beach Villas (116sq m/ 1,248sq ft): These one-bedroom villas have their own access to the beach, as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace with their own private pool.
2 Two-Bedroom Beach Villas (145sq m/ 1,560sq ft): These two-bedroom villas (one king and one smaller twin room) have their own access to the beach, as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make the most of the island setting, with French doors giving guests access from the bedroom to the terrace where they can relax within their own private plunge pool.
1 Two-Bedroom Beach House (178sq m/ 1,916sq ft): The two-bedroom duplex beach house leads on to its own private lawn. Surrounding a large private pool is a secluded sundeck complete with sun loungers and furniture, allowing you to eat, drink and watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your own space.
1 Maalifushi Beach Villa (296sq m/ 3,186sq ft): Made up of two sleek, comfortable bedrooms (both doubles), the accommodation offers sunrise views out over an endless ocean. It features a private lawn and swimming pool with space for al fresco dining and a full butler service.
1 COMO Residence (356sq m/ 3,832sq ft): Thee two-storey four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room and full kitchen. The sundeck is completed with loungers and furniture – suitable for private dining, with butler service included.
17 Water Suites (107sq m/ 1,152sq ft): These overwater suites are located above the water and occupy their own jetty with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise. They feature a large bedroom with a living area and wide doors that open to a terrace with a plunge pool and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. The bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower.
13 Water Villas (120sq m/ 1,292sq ft): Each of these spacious villas has a private pool, sundeck and full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean. The bedroom has a separate dressing area and the bathroom features a sunken bath and outdoor shower. The large and airy sitting area can double up as a sleeping area for children.
1 Maalifushi Water Villa (213sq m/ 2,293sq ft): This is one of COMO Maalifushi’s most spectacular overwater villas: an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits on its own secluded jetty, featuring a private pool and sundeck.
2 COMO Villas (408sq m/ 4,392sq ft): The two-bedroom overwater COMO Villa sits above the lagoon. This spacious villa comes with its own private pool and butler, making this COMO Maalifushi’s ultimate luxury experience, with two large bedrooms suitable for two couples sharing, as well as families.
Tai Tai is COMO Maalifushi’s Japanese restaurant, serving sushi and sashimi in an overwater setting. There is also a cocktail bar offering stunning views of the Maldivian sunset.
Thila Bar offers laid-back music, a pool table and an open-air pool bar with ocean views make Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of island life at COMO Maalifushi.
Madi boasts light and flavourful menus, with a range of local, Mediterranean, Indonesian and Thai-accented dishes served all day, from breakfast to late evening. Madi also holds themed nights each week, including a local seafood barbecue, and ‘Taste of the Indian Ocean’ – a culinary journey through the region’s most popular dishes. Expect a medley of sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours.
In-Room dining is also available 24 hours a day
- Play by COMO children’s programme
- Games room
- Dive and watersports centre
- Non-motorised watersports
- Dolphin cruise
- Beach picnics on neighbouring deserted island
- Swimming pool
- Complimentary daily yoga
- Boat trips
- Turtle expedition
- Six nights of accommodation at COMO Maalifushi
- Round-trip airport transfer
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Optional nutritional menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- All classes with Eve and Amy
- A 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage
- An exclusive retreat gift
- Additional food and drink
- Additional massages or spa therapies
- Additional resort activities
- Room upgrades
- Amy Buck
Amy Buck is Head of Fitness & Pilates at Como Shambhala Estate. She received her Advanced STOTT Pilates Instructor Certification in 2004 in Seattle, Washington, and is additionally a TRX, Anti-Gravity, total body resistance exercise training, ZUMBA® and personal fitness instructor.
- Eve Persak
A highly qualified nutritionist, Eve is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is one of only 3,500 medical professionals globally to hold Certified Nutrition Support Nutrition (CNSC) credentials with the American Society of Nutrition Support Clinicians and has extensive experience providing nutritional therapies in intensive care hospital settings.
Sample Daily Schedule
Group classes are held in the morning and early afternoon, with opportunities to reserve one-to-one sessions with Eve or Amy in the late afternoon:
08.00: Guided meditation and cardio-fusion workout with Amy
10.30: Interactive nutrition seminar with Eve
12.00: Restorative strength and balance workout with Amy
14:00 Leisure time - guests may enjoy treatments at COMO Shambhala or make an individual consultation with Eve and Amy
17.30: Nutrition Class or Demo
Evening: Guests may enjoy treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat