The COMO Maalifushi brand was very famous and familiar with high-end customers. This high-end resort chain was recently present in both Asia and Europe, mainly bearing luxury resort style, focus on health care, bringing pure feeling and peace to its guests. So, are you planning a trip to the paradise islands of Maldives and don’t know to choose a perfect place to stay among luxuy resorts here? Don’t worry, we will suggest one of the best high-end resorts for you to refer. That’s Como Maalifushi Maldives resort (hotel Como Maalifushi Maldives, maalifushi como resort Maldives, Como Maalifushi resort)! Now, let’s check out our Como Maalifushi review from how to get there, how to reserve, how to choose room type (beach suite, or water villa) to find out the answer!
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Como Maalifushi review: Overview of Como Maalifushi Maldives
As the only resort in the Thaa Atoll area of the paradise island nation of Maldives, COMO Maalifushi resort fully converges the features for a high-end resort and truly the most luxury. Just setting foot to this oasis located in the middle of this vast ocean, you will feel like you are lost in another world, completely private in a magical scenery and full of charm.
COMO Maalifushi is a 5-star luxury resort in the Maldives, visitors are completely assured of the services that they will enjoy at this high-end resort brand of COMO. My stay here is quite good with both the experience of Water Villa and Beach Villa, with the super-large swimming pool, round-trip seaplane transfer service.
Getting from the airport to the Maalifushi COMO Resort Maldives
Like many other high-end resorts with seaplane transfer service, when you fly to Velana International Airport, you will need to check-in the seaplane in advance right at this airport. After checking-in done, you will receive your seaplane tickets, and will be taken to the resort Lounge at Seaplane Terminal, about 10 minutes by car from Velana.
Although COMO Maalifushi’s lounge is not as big as Anantara Kihavah’s because it only for guests to stay in 1 resort while Kihavah will welcome more Niyama resort’s guests. But it is also spacious enough for the daily number of guests to COMO Maalifushi. It also serves snacks, mainly some dry cakes, jams and chocolate. From the lounge there is also a view to the parking lot and take off of the seaplane.
COMO Maalifushi review: Check-in and ther first impressions of the room
We arrived at COMO Maalifushi late in the afternoon because there were not many guests coming to the resort on that day with only one seaplane flight, and it will be landed at the site about 10 minutes by speedboat from the resort. We had received a warmly welcome with all the top management characters of the resort. Benjamin – Resort Manager, along with the heads of Front Office and Operation department, all smiled brightly to welcome us.
After a while of greetings and initial stories, a butler took us to the villa by buggy. The same check-in procedure as for other 5-star luxury resorts is done right in the villa. The butler also introduced an overview of the resort on the way to villas, amusement areas, swimming pools, restaurants. Once upon the villa, he also introduced the details of the interior in the rooms, and a pre-drafted itinerary suggests guests’ activities for my visit on the island.
COMO Maalifushi review: The rooms we have experienced at the COMO Maalifushi Maldives
We also have experienced two classes of villas of the resort, namely the Beach Suite and the Water Suite. In terms of basic design, these two types of villas are quite similar, almost 90% similar from the layout, furniture and interior space. Only the landscape is different because one type is on the island and the other on the water. Both have super wide and super nice swimming pools!
COMO Maalifushi Beach Suite
Stepping into our first villa at COMO Maalifushi, wow, it was huge, very huge. Maybe I haven’t stayed in a resort in the Maldives with the Beach Villa room category for 2 people so large like this. Normally, the Beach Villa in the resorts, the bedroom and the living room are one, but here, they are separately divided into 2 rooms, and both rooms are very large.
Especially the living room, very large and full light with gray tones – bright from wooden background and furniture. Wooden chairs were made of very subtle materials and colors, must say extremely delicate, unlike anywhere else. The mattress placed on the chair seems to resemble the mattress in a bedroom, so it is thick and smooth. The feeling of lying here to reading or watching TV, listening to music is really comfortable.
The resort welcomed us with many surprises. First of all, the welcome amenities included a bottle of wine (we are lazy, so not drink!) and a bottle of orange juice in the ice bucket. A plate of fresh fruit and also a lot of other cool and interesting things. Such as a white steel water bottle printed with COMO logo, welcome cards handwritten by Resort Manager, useful information for visitors.
For my little daughter has a box of crayons and a book Play by COMO – COMO’s own brand with intellectual games for children. Inside are pictures of animals for the baby to paint, draw, logic games and other interesting games.
The toiletries in the bathroom are also worth a note and experience. From soap, shower gel, and shampoo all are labeled COMO Shambala brand – The famous brand of health care, spa, wellness of COMO. The scent of these items are also unique, it makes me feel lighter, refreshed and healthier.
COMO Maalifushi Water Suite
The Water Suite class is almost similar to the Beach Suite in terms of decoration and interior. In terms of spaciousness, Beach Suite’s living room seems a little bit larger. Another difference in the interior space is that the sofa has additional colorful pillows, which are more eye-catching.
The Water Suite’s swimming pool is also L shaped like the Beach Suite, and both have a small pavilion at a corner. At first I didn’t pay much attention to the bed here, but when I approached and lay on it, I realized how smooth and refreshing it was. At sunset, our whole family lying on this bed heard the waves of the ocean, extremely cool even though it was sunny outside, how wonderful.
COMO Maalifushi Water Villa
COMO Maalifushi has two main array of Water Villas located quite close to each other. One for Water Suites and another one for Water Villas. The Water Villa class is slightly larger than the Water Suite. In particular, the resort also offers the types of 2, 3 and 4 super-wide bedrooms for those who travel with a large family. But note that the prices of 2, 3, 4 bedroom categories will be much more expensive than choosing 2 villas, 3 villas or 4 with 1 bedroom in one villa.
COMO maalifushi review: Restaurants and dining in COMO Maalifushi Resort
The resort has 3 main restaurants, in which Madi restaurant specializing in serving breakfast and dinner. Pizza Cabana restaurant is good for lunch and one special restaurant is Tai, which specializes in Japanese cuisine. For me, Tai is the best, both in terms of the food and the atmosphere to enjoy.
The breakfasts served in Madi are quite simple, with a selection of dishes available. Especially in the low season when the resort does not welcome many guests, you have a better option that is order for your own breakfast. Like at Anantara Kihavah, on the breakfast menu includes A La Carte dishes that you just need to sit at the table and order.
Breakfast at Madi Restaurant:
Space in Madi filled with sun and sea breeze:
Dinner in Madi with fragrant lamb dish:
We often have dinner at Madi and Tai, and have lunch at Cabana. But the biggest impression to me was probably the dinners at Tai Restaurant. The space around is immense sea and sky, because Tai is a floating restaurant. There is both outdoor and indoor dining area. After dining, you can sit in chairs on a wooden floor, where there is no distance between people and the sea.
Dinner at Tai Restaurant:
The food in Tai was so delicious. We call both sushi and sashimi which are signature dishes of Japan, in addition to order some other dishes, fried rice is also very good. If you have children, don’t forget to order fried rice for them. Eating here has $75 food credit for each person, we eat to the fullest and only pay the extra charge of about $20-30 for my whole family. Another cool thing in Tai is that they have a place for feeding baby sharks, if you interested in, you can pick up the bait that the resort is prepared to drop down to watch the fish feeding.
COMO Maalifushi review: Fun activities while stay at the Hotel COMO Maalifushi Maldives
What is particularly prominent of COMO Maalifushi? It’s definitely COMO Shambala and Play by COMO.
Spa at COMO Shambala
COMO Shambala is a brand of health care and spa of COMO. I experienced a 1 hour full body massage at Over Water Spa. This is a Spa area with 8 water villas, where guests can come to relax and choose the suitable treatment for themselves.
First you will be greeted at the lobby, filling in some information about your body and health. After that, you will go to the dressing room, clean your body if necessary because there is a hot water pool for bathing and relaxation. The staff will lead you to a waterfront villa in the Spa area and do the registered treatment.
The treatments here will be exercised by specialized staff, along with COMO Shambala branded items such as essential oils, aromatic oils with characteristic scents. Only one thing is when doing the massage therapy and you have to face down, unfortunately COMO does not have a transparent glass on the floor to see the sea below.
Children’s play area Play by COMO
In addition to COMO Shambala, those who traveling whith their family can experience at Play by COMO. It is a kid club area with many interesting activities and games, kids will surely love it. Right outside this kid club area is a quite large football field, enough to run and dance here all day.
Snorkeling at COMO Maalifushi
Sea water in COMO Maalifushi is super clear, especially in the Water Villa area. I love to walk around the Water Villa to see the marine life here, where the seawater is like sparkling crystals and clearly see small rocks, or colorful fish. Sometimes you can even see octopus wandering around.
In addition, for those who are passionate about diving to watching coral, you can go to the Sport Center located at the end of the island, passing the Madi restaurant. The resort will let you borrow Snorkeling equipment for free, and go straight to the nearby jetty to snorkeling. The staff will show you which area can best see the best coral.
COMO Maalifushi review: Quality of service at COMO Maalifushi Maldives
The most impressive thing for me at COMO Maalifushi, apart from the absolute tranquility is that the staff are extremely friendly with my kid. With each meal, we weren’t spent much time to look after the baby, because the friends at the restaurant are always coming and asking and having fun with her. One day my baby was given the drawings and crayons, the other day there was a new kind of toy that she always enjoyed.
Most of us go to the Maldives and are always looking for the most beautiful resorts, with the best things, with the most beautiful virtual live photo spots. But there is a luxury 5-star resort in the Maldives, COMO Maalifushi, which is also very beautiful, virtual life is also very great, but moreover, it is a resort that is really suitable for a “resort” trip. No noise, not many guests, what you feel is outstanding here, it is an amazing peace.
If you are looking for peace in Maldives paradise, you definitely come and experience at COMO Maalifushi. The resort does not have too many guests, especially the majority guests are Westerners, often staying long. So there is no noise that you often see in Asians. All have the same hobby of relaxation, peace and enjoying precious time without having to worry about anything but enjoying the sun, wind, sand and blue sea in COMO Maalifushi paradise.
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