I had always dreamt of a life ‘Cast Away’ on a remote island in the middle of nowhere. With only the unending turquoise warm waters to stare at. What a life would it be, spending the day soaking in the rays on a palm fringed stretch of white sand. With only the cool breeze and the gentle waves creating a natural symphony, well capable of harmonizing your body, mind and soul !!!
Well..The ‘Cast away’ life of my dreams seemed eventually coming into reality as my ‘Trans Maldivian Airways’ Sea Plane started its descend towards the bewitchingly turquoise Indian Ocean.
“Welcome to Komandoo” !!! The words were enough to usher a fresh breeze of life in my jet lagged body, as I made my way forward on the wooden bridge towards the breathtaking island resort..My dreamy tropical life was finally underway !!!
Choosing your resort in the Maldives is an arduous task, as all the resorts look stunningly inviting. I wanted a small and intimate island property away from Male, and Komandoo perfectly fitted the bill.
Located on the north west reef of Lhaviyani Atoll, a dreamy 40 minute sea planes ride is the only medium to cover the 90 miles distance between Male and Komandoo Island Resort.
A step into the premise, and I stood there smitten with the sheer romance in the air. To the left of the reception lie all the accommodations, while the restaurants, bars and the pool are located on the other side.
The resort provide three types of accommodation; Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water villas. Though a JWV is perceived by many as the quintessential Maldivian experience, I opted for the JBV in order to experience the tropical life in its fullest bloom. After all, wouldn’t an ocean life seem incomplete without a canopy of palms fringes above your head ???
But if you still wish to live the best of both the worlds, you can divide your stay with few days each in a JWV and a JBV.
Coming back to my JBV, it was just what I had always dreamt my tropical hideout to be like !!! Located right on the white powdery beach, the outdoor wooden veranda for me was the perfect place to just lie on the recliner, grab a pint and get enamored by the dreamy setting..
At the back of my JBV was the exquisite part, that separated it from the resort’s normal Beach Villas. A wooded verandah comprised of an open shower, a shaded jacuzzi and sun loungers to soak in the Maldivian sunshine !!!
A holiday simply doesn’t seem fit to be deemed an unforgettable one without the taste buds being tantalized to their zenith !!! Well..at least for me !!! And Komandoo just perfectly fitted the bill with its two swanky restaurants and lip smacking food.. The resort also boasts of two gorgeous all night bars bars with a really impressive wine collection !!
I mostly dined at their well renowned Falhu restaurant. The chefs, mainly Sri Lankans and Bangladeshis, are renowned to bestow you with that personalized touch, and doing your meals perfectly close to your personal taste and preference !!!
Komandoo offers you a breathtaking lagoon for one of the most stunning snorkeling experience. They have build a sea wall made of dead corals all around the island, thus preventing the waves crashing against its beaches. This let me float effortlessly on its calm & crystal clear waters, and get enamored by the stunning coral reef and the abundant marine life beneath !!!
The resort oozes romance, and spoils you into a dreamy indulgence. And what better way to soak in the aura, than being swept off your feet with their famed ‘Candlelight dinner on the beach’ experience !! The private dinner on the shores takes you into a different world altogether. The cool ocean breeze, a starry night, exquisite cuisine, and your favorite champagne !!! Is there anymore you need ?
The Maldives would certainly not disappoint you with its immunearble options as far as a ‘Dreamy Island Getaway’ is concerned. And most of them would surely tick mark all the boxes of your expectations and requirements. But I’ll surely recommend Komandoo Island Resort as your quintessential Maldivian abode !!!
Komandoo is much more than just a destination. It’s the feeling of getting closest to a wonderland that you always conceived in your dreams, but didn’t know actually existed somewhere on earth. It’s the feeling of getting lost in trance, and a desire of never returning back to the modern mayhem !!!
Useful Info :
Location – Lhaviyani Atoll
Distance from Male – 80 miles
Mode of Transportation – Sea Plane only
Time from Male – 40 min
Accommodation – Beach Villa / Jacuzzi Beach Villa / Jacuzzi Water Villa
Swimming Pool – Yes
All Inclusive Packages – Yes
Room Recommendation – The sunrise side provide a better view and is less windy. The sunset side has an inhabited island nearby.