Constance Moofushi Resort is a chic, all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, combining barefoot elegance with the high standards guests would expect from a deluxe resort. Located in South Ari Atoll, the island is reached by a 30 minute seaplane transfer from Male, allowing guests to enjoy spectacular aerial views.
With individually crafted furnishings and 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 luxurious amenities including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, iPod connection, LCD TV and a Mac mini entertainment system with movies and music on demand, as well as 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 both offer a barefoot dining experience. 'Manta' is the main buffet restaurant which has a sand floor and an overwater extension with perfect views of the Indian Ocean, serving simple delicious cuisine from wood fired crispy pizza to Maldivian specialities. '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. The all-inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea, plus a mini bar which is restocked daily and beverages including a large selection of cocktails, spirits, beers, wines and soft drinks.
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. Guests also have complimentary use of non-motorised watersports such as pedal boats and windsurfing, as well as guided snorkelling excursions and one boat excursion per seven night stay. 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.
'U Spa de Constance' has eight over-water treatment rooms and a yoga pavilion. The facility 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.
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 snorkelling 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, snorkelling trip, diving (PADI). Excursions are payable locally.
Facilities: Internet access, infirmary, laundry service and a boutique
Spa: U Spa by Constance has 8 over-water treatment rooms (6 single and 2 double) and offers treatments using natural ingredients including geranium, ylang-ylang and eucalyptus. Treatments are available for children. 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), 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 (restocked daily) and complimentary snacks available too. Snorkelling equipment, one Dhoni boat excursion, an off shore group snorkelling excursion and the weekly Bodu Meru Maldivian evening.
Restaurants & Bars: Constance Moofushi has two sand floored restaurants, both offering children’s menus. 'Manta' is the main buffet restaurant which has an extensive wine cellar, offering daily changing menu from wood-fired pizza to Maldivian specialities. 'Alizee' is an a la carte beach grill located a few metres from the sea, offering a selection of pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches plus large salads with grilled fish and meat cooked on the charcoal grill. During the evening the grill offers a large selection of seafood dishes and other specialities. 'Manta Bar' is located next to the main restaurant and 'Totem Bar' bar is on the beach behind the pool, serving lunchtime snacks.
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 tranquillity. 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: Villas have large beds, contemporary bathrooms with a WC and a shower and a spacious seating area indoors plus a furnished terrace with a hammock outside. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 1 baby plus 1 extra person. (57sqm)
Water Villa: Villas have 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. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults plus 1 extra person. (66sqm)
Senior Water Villa: Villas have 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. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults. (94sqm)