Part of the Asian luxury hotel chain COMO, the Cocoa Island Resort in the Maldives is wonderfully set on a small private island, featuring 33 overwater villas that are each shaped like a Maldivian fishing boat. You'll find excellent diving and snorkeling in the area, plus great food and a deluxe spa, but you won't have an enormous list of activities, so this hotel is ideal for honeymoon couples plus anyone whose main goal is to relax in paradise.
The overwater villas and suites at the hotel are all quite large, including two 2-bedroom villas that are enormous. The rack rates for the rooms puts this well into the 5-star luxury category, but online discounts and packages are almost always available that will cut the price substantially. This makes the COMO Cocoa Island Resort one of the better value private-island resorts in the Maldives.
About overwater bungalows and water villasFirst introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.
It is, however, important for potential guests to realize that this hotel is small, and on quite a small private island, without the endless list of activities that some other hotels offer. Also, the overwater villas (which are almost all the rooms) are not overly ornate, so this is a place to relax and be peaceful rather than to have toys and games at your constant disposal. All in all, the reviews suggest this resort to be top-notch and definitely one to consider for your next vacation.