The Maldives is home to a rich cultural and natural heritage and staying at an award winning hotel such as Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives is an ideal way to experience what the country has to offer. Belonging to the luxury hotel group, COMO Hotels and Resorts, it offers a perfect place to unwind amidst secluded coastal splendour. Maldivian culture has been influenced by a variety of neighbouring countries such as India and Sri Lanka and this influence can be seen in its customs and even cuisine. The official language is known as Dhivehi, while the country is a Muslim nation. Fishing played a huge part in everyday life and the ‘dhoni’ is a traditional vessel used to sail the seas that can still be seen today. Visiting the capital Male, is an ideal way to experience this fascinating culture.