The COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives offers you the opportunity to get away from it all and dedicate time to your wellbeing
Are you looking for a solo escape, where you can rejuvenate and recharge in an island resort surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters, eating healthy food and indulging in wellness treatments?
COMO Maalifushi, which is located in the Thaa Atoll, the most isolated atoll in the Maldives that can only be reached by seaplane, is the perfect location to decompress and nurture your wellbeing, while experiencing five-star luxuries in the Indian Ocean.
Give in to total relaxation and experience the brand’s award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat and sample all its wellness experiences, such as the COMO Shambhala scrubs, massages, reflexology and facials as well as daily al fresco yoga sessions. Each of the eight spa suites are located over water and offer panoramic vistas across the azure sea, and the therapists have all been trained at the famed COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, the flagship of the brand. Guests can also indulge in Pilates classes, as well as surfing lessons for those interested in a high intensity workout.
Furthermore, guests can take part in dive, snorkeling and other watersports activities, as well as fishing, sailing, sunset and dolphin cruises, and picnics on neighbouring deserted islands.
COMO Maalifushi houses 65 land and overwater suites and villas and offers guests three dining options, such as Madi restaurant, which serves all-day international, Maldivian and healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine and juices, the Thila pool and lounge bar, which specialises in salads, pizzas and wood-baked seafood, and Tai, a Japanese-inspired restaurant for sashimi and sushi.
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The tailored wellness cuisine and the bliss-inducing spa treatments are what COMO Shambhala does best, but the total quietude and serenity of the resort are very unique to COMO Maalifushi. Being the only resort operating in this area, there are no boats on the horizon and no planes in the sky. There is an absolute sense of tranquility and a general sense of contentment, where you can get lost to find yourself again.
COMO Shambhala also hosts time-specific retreats at COMO Maalifushi, such as this year’s six-night Total Body Renewal, which took place in September and included Pilates, core strengthening, aqua fitness, circuit training, cardio and stretching. Stay tuned for upcoming retreats in 2019.
A stay at COMO Maalifushi can also be coupled with a stay at its sister property COMO Cocoa Island, providing a great opportunity for island hopping between the two resorts.