The wellness culture of the Maldives is strong, driven largely by the quality of resort spas. COMO Shambhala Retreat at Cocoa Island ( is an award-winning example, and draws on the very best Asian traditions in its approach to health and wellbeing.  The spa offers numerous treatments including massage, emotional rebalancing holistic treatments, restorative skincare and authentic Ayurveydic therapies from India.

It is well documented that massage can relieve tension, remove toxins and allow muscles to operate at full capacity.  Indian head massage, which originated over 1000 years ago, is available at Cocoa Island. Taksu is another, the term denoting the transference of energy between two people that connect. It is a strong and invigorating massage that increases blood circulation. The Indonesian massage uses Javanese essential oils along the body’s meridian lines in order to unblock trapped energy and improve vitality.

There are four ‘wellness paths’ available to guests at Cocoa Island.  These paths are designed to maximise a guest’s time on the island by combining a range of treatments to achieve tangible results. Please contact the resort for more details at