Cocoon Island of The Maldives

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Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, Cocoon Maldives is the retreat you are looking for to escape and get away from it all. Amidst palm trees and white sand, discover the magic and beauty of this place; a space so spectacular it doesn’t seem real. On the stunning crystal-clear island of Ookolhufinolhu, Cocoon offers a range of dreamlike accommodation set against the azure Indian Ocean. From enjoying the slow life of the island to adventure water sports, there is no better place to be than Cocoon, Maldives.

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Trip to Cocoon Maldives
Trip to Cocoon, Maldives

Cocoon Maldives Accommodation

Cocoon Maldives Resort is a five-star hotel complex that offers paradisiacal spaces where you can admire the incredible scenery of this island. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, this accommodation was the first hotel business in the archipelago. With 145 rooms in this hotel, you will find everything you are looking for and much more.

Impeccably designed, there is a wide variety of rooms to suit all budgets. From the Beach Villas, located right on the beach, the Family Beach Villas made with lime and thatched roofs, the Beach Suites where you can literally sleep overlooking the sea, the Cocoon Suites with private pool, and the Lagoon Villas, built two metres above the Indian Ocean (and our favourite).

Hotel on Cocoon Island, Maldives
Hotel on Cocoon Island, Maldives

Located on a private island, the Cocoon Maldives resort overlooks the entire length of the island, adding an interesting sense of exclusivity and privacy to your trip. In addition, the resort has a spa, a restaurant area, library, shop, swimming pool, gym, kids club and nightclub with an entertainment programme featuring live music and shows.

Cocoon Beach Maldives

The beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear water surrounds the entire island, a true paradise. Surrounded by greenery and wildlife, Cocoon beach is one of the most idyllic spots in the world. This is without a doubt the destination for days of sun, sea and salt.

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Cocoon beach, Maldives


The Cocoon Maldives spa is located in the heart of the island, separated from the rest of the buildings and maintaining a calm and private atmosphere. This centre has massage cabins, surrounded by lush vegetation, creating silence and absolute peace. The spa offers a wide range of treatments, so you will definitely find the perfect one for you.

Water activities to do in Cocoon

Lhaviyani Atoll boasts more than 50 world-class diving sites and, despite its proximity to Male, still retains the traditional Maldivian atmosphere. Here the local island communities still rely mainly on fishing.

Cocoon is the perfect place to experience the most charismatic megafauna in the Maldives. You can encounter manta rays, turtles, humphead wrasse and grey reef sharks. Cocoon is also home to a professional diving centre, where you can take your first dive in spectacular surroundings, or enjoy the atoll’s most exciting diving trips if you’ve already mastered the sport.

cocoon maldives beach
Maldives Beach

The Cocoon Watersports Centre offers multiple water activities, from jet skiing to snorkelling, allowing you to make the most of your stay on the island and discover the most captivating scenery.

Excursions in Cocoon Maldives

At Cocoon Maldives you can go on all kinds of excursions, both day and night, adding that extra bit of excitement to your island relaxation routine. Some of the best excursions in the Maldives can be booked from the hotel reception.

You will find everything from dolphin cruises, catamaran rides, night fishing, sunset watching cruises, snorkelling on the reefs and picnics on the sandbanks. There is no time to get bored on this island. Discover all it has to offer and dare to have an adventure in this exceptional environment.

Excursions in Cocoon Maldives
Excursions in Cocoon Maldives

Where to eat in Cocoon?

Cocoon Island has 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Among them you will find options for all tastes, all of them offering quality products and very good service. On our trip to Cocoon we chose the Octopus Restaurant, the Kurum Bar and the Loabiloabi bar, and we loved them. However, here are all the options so that you can select the one that best suits your needs.

  • Octopus Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It usually has international recipes, adapting to all guests’ tastes.
  • Kurum Bar is a bar located very close to the children’s club. It is the ideal place to have a drink after dinner.
  • The Loabiloabi bar is open all day and specialises in local and delicious cocktails that always impress the guests.
  • Palm Square is a restaurant that makes grilled recipes. You will find top quality fish and meat and you will be able to dine right on the beach; a unique experience.
  • Manta is a favourite among couples, as it allows you to dine under the moonlight. The menu is also à la carte.

Tips for your trip to Cocoon, Maldives

  • Don’t forget to bring sun cream and mosquito repellent.
  • Plugs in the Maldives have three prong, so don’t forget to pack an adaptor.
  • Be very careful not to damage marine and aquatic ecosystems, as a simple breakage of a small piece of coral can kill it, and they take dozens of years to develop.
  • Avoid removing corals and shells from their natural habitat, as this can have serious repercussions on the ecosystem.
  • The official currency in the Republic of the Maldives is the Maldivian Rupee (MVR), better known as Rufiyaa. However, all transactions can be made in US dollars or by credit card.
  • The official time in the Maldives is GMT+5, i.e. 4 hours more than in Spain during the winter and 3 hours more during the summer.
  • Make sure you take out good insurance before you leave for the Maldives.
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Vacation to Cocoon, the Maldives

How to organise what to see on your trip to Cocoon, Maldives?

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Frequently asked questions about your trip to Cocoon, Maldives

How to get to Cocoon Island, Maldives?

To get to Cocoon you will have to fly to Malé International Airport and then travel by seaplane or speedboat to Cocoon Island. Cocoon Maldives is about 30 minutes by seaplane from the international airport.

When is it cheapest to travel to the Maldives?

The high season in the Maldives is from November to April, so it is best to avoid these months if you are looking to travel as cheaply as possible to the Maldives.

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