Constance Moofushi Resort is a chic, all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, situated on the South Ari Atoll and combining barefoot elegance with the high standards guests would expect from a deluxe resort.
With crafted furnishings under palm-thatched ceilings, the resort’s accommodation has a beautiful, contemporary style with villas in three categories - Beach Villas, Water Villas and Senior Water Villas. All have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod connection, LCD TV, a Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, a safe, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a private terrace or sundeck. The Senior Water villas have an outdoor bathtub for al fresco bathing and all have wonderful views across the lagoon.
The resort has two restaurants which offer a barefoot dining experience. 'Manta' is the main buffet restaurant serving simple delicious cuisine from wood fired crispy pizza to Maldivian specialties. The restaurant has a sand floor and an overwater extension with perfect views of the Indian Ocean. 'Alizee' is an a la Carte beach grill restaurant which guests can dine in once during their stay as part of the all-inclusive package, located just a few metres from the sea - a great place for casual, relaxed dining serving grilled fish and meat with a host of salads. The wine cellar has a wide range of worldwide wines selected by the sommelier, with around 120 wines included in the all-inclusive package, served by the bottle. House Champagne is also served free of charge at meal times. ’Totem’ and ‘Manta’ bars offer spaces in which to relax with a drink and a snack by the pool or on the beach, the latter also hosting DJs for evening entertainment.
Constance Moofushi is surrounded by a spectacular house reef and provides some of the best diving in the world for both beginners and experienced divers. The resort has a PADI dive centre offering a complimentary 30 minute introductory lesson to all guests, while 32 dive sites are found within 30 minutes of the resort by boat.
In addition, as part of the all-inclusive package, guests have complimentary use of non-motorised watersports such as sailing, pedal boats and windsurfing.
The island's 'Spa de Constance' has eight treatment rooms and a yoga pavilion. It prides itself on the excellent range of natural and holistic treatments which are offered, providing a simple and unique spa experience which is tailor-made for each guest using oils, scrubs and wraps. Other experiences at the resort include a private beach cinema, where guests can recline on comfortable chairs on the sand while watching their choice of film.
On my first visit to Constance Moofushi we arrived by speedboat from Mirihi and had followed a small squall all the way, so I was looking forward to getting my feet on dry land! As we moored, the sky cleared and the sun came out and there was the perfect Maldives holiday island.
It isn’t a massive island, but it has one of the biggest beaches I have seen in the Maldives, almost football pitch size! I was buggied to my room which was a beautiful water villa at the end of the jetty, very private and quiet with good snorkelling directly from my oversized deck.
Supper was brilliant in the all-inclusive restaurant, sitting over the water choosing from the extensive menu and sipping the chilled Pinot was definitely one of the highlights of this trip.
Children: Children are welcome, babysitting is available and there is a children’s menu in all the restaurants. Children aged up to 6 years old stay free of charge.
Airport Transfers: Constance Moofushi is reached by a 30 minute seaplane transfer from Male. Please note baggage allowance is 20kg and 5kg hand luggage per person on the Maldivian Air Taxi. On arrival at Male airport, guests will be escorted to a private seaplane lounge for Constance guests with food, drink and shower facilities.
Complimentary Activities: Swimming pool, non-motorised watersports including top cat (catamaran sailing requires compulsory orientation at cost), pedal boats, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling excursion with equipment included. There is a fully equipped gymnasium and beach volleyball.
Sports activities and excursions: Romantic getaway, sunset cruise on traditional Dhoni, all day desert island trip, dolphin search (on a speedboat or Dhoni), a local village excursion, traditional night fishing, private boat hire, big game fishing, snorkeling trip, diving (PADI). Excursions are payable locally.
Facilities: Internet access, infirmary, laundry service and a boutique
Spa: U Spa by Constance with Ymalia products to offer bio marine treatments – all over the water in 8 treatment rooms (6 single and 2 double treatment rooms). Yoga classes are available in the pavilion or outside.
Meal Arrangements: Accommodation is on an all-inclusive basis and includes all meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Manta restaurant, one a la Carte dinner at Alizee Beach grill and restaurant per stay per person, afternoon tea and pancakes at the Beach Bar, a special occasion cake (when known in advance), one bottle of mineral water per person in all villas daily, premium branded spirits and international beers, fresh fruit juices, soft drinks and mineral waters, cocktails and drinks from Constance signature drinks menu. There is an international wine list, a mini-bar and complimentary snacks available too. Snorkeling equipment, one Dhoni boat excursion, an off shore group snorkeling excursion and the weekly Bodu Meru Maldivian evening.
Restaurants & Bars: Constance Moofushi has two restaurants. Children’s menus are available in all restaurants. 'Manta' is the main buffet restaurant (200 covers) and is a sand floored restaurant offering daily changing menu from wood-fired pizza to Maldivian specialties. It has an extensive wine cellar. 'Alizee' (60 covers) is an a la Carte beach grill located a few metres from the sea. The menu offers a selection of pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches plus large salads with grilled fish and meat cooked on the charcoal grill. Lunch can be served around the pool or at the beach bar. During the evening the grill offers a large selection of seafood dishes and other specialties. There are two bars - the 'Manta' located next to the main restaurant and the 'Totem' bar is on the beach behind the pool.
Constance Moofushi Resort has 24 beach villas, 56 water villas and 30 senior water villas. All have individually crafted furnishings with wooden flooring and thatched palm ceilings and are sympathetically decorated to enhance a complete feeling of relaxation and tranquility. All the villas have a furnished terrace, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, iPod connection, CD/DVD facility, a telephone, mini bar, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
Beach Villa: 57sqm. With thatched palm ceilings, large beds, contemporary bathrooms with a WC and a shower and a spacious seating area indoors plus a furnished terrace with a hammock outside. Other features include air conditioning, a ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, iPod connection, CD/DVD facility, a telephone, mini bar, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults, or 2 adults & 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12
Water Villa: 66sqm. With thatched palm ceilings, large beds, contemporary bathrooms with double vanity units, WC and a shower and a spacious seating area indoors plus a large, furnished terrace with steps to the ocean, an outdoor shower and sun loungers. Other features include air conditioning, a ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, iPod connection, CD/DVD facility, a telephone, mini bar, a hairdryer, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults, or 2 adults & 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
Senior Water Villa: 94sqm. With thatched palm ceilings, large beds, contemporary bathrooms with double vanity units, WC and a shower and a spacious seating area indoors plus a large, furnished terrace with steps to the ocean, an outdoor shower and bathtub, wicker seating and sun loungers. Other features include air conditioning, a ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, iPod connection, CD/DVD facility, a telephone, mini bar, a hairdryer, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities and an espresso machine. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults, or 2 adults & 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children