Constance Moofushi Maldives
Best Experience: All Inclusive, Honeymoon, Beach, Diving
Updated September, 2019
A fantastic island paradise surrounded by large turquoise lagoons and teasing white beaches, Constance Moofushi combines primitive simplicity with the highest standards of luxury and service. Opened in 2010 and since becoming a hit in the Maldives, Constance Moofushi is located in South Ari atoll - one of the best diving sites in the world with hypnotic marine life and a vibrant underwater world full of incredible colors.
Constance Moofushi accessible by a 25-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, strikes the balance between luxury and simplicity, while upholding ecological principles across the resort. A variety of beach, water and senior residences that make up the 110 villas throughout the resort embraces ecological thatched roofing. The interior embodies fresh and contemporary décor with the idyllic backdrop of the aqua lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Two restaurants and two bars provide multiple options for a unique culinary experience tailored to all age groups. You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy the fascinating underwater world of Maldives. A snorkel, mask and fin is your passport to enrich your holiday experience and to encounter different species of playful fish, turtles, and other curious creatures that may be residing in the house reef.
With the ubiquitous stamp of "wedding-honeymoon" in the Maldives, Constance Moofushi famous golden beaches, romantic villas and brilliant gastronomy. Generous prices all inclusive holiday mood and DJ music will push you to throw the purse into the sea and break your passport to never leave this place.
White as alabaster beaches are ideal for luxurious barefoot experience, a theme that further extends to the Constance villas with rustic chic and their extensive entertainment facilities. Pleasant sleep in a beach villa hammock or dive into the clear waters from Water Villa or more spacious Senior Water Villa - all this has a bright, individualistic feeling.
The beach "foot in the sand" dining spot, Manta is a buffet restaurant completed with exquisite wines from an impressive cellar, and an experienced sommelier is always at hand. Grill menu on the beach, Alizee attracts a lively crowd in a while delicious snacks you can try the shade of the trees by the pool in the Totem Bar and creative signature cocktails.
A refreshing dip in the beachfront swimming pool, stretch your limbs in the yoga deck, go to a fun scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports - all this can be done in Constance Moofushi, including a starry sunset cruises, and adventures with the dolphins; The best overwater spa with Ymalia products that specializes in scrubs, wraps, massages and unique healing procedures is must try experience. DOWNLOAD RESORT MAP
Constance Moofushi Maldives is situated on the South Ari Atoll and is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world. The Resort combines the Crusoe Chic Barefoot elegance of a deluxe resort with the highest standards of Constance Hotels and Resorts.
After arriving at Velana International Airport, guests are welcome by Constance Airport Team. If arriving after 15h30, guests can arrange a transfer with the team to be escorted to the hotel they have pre-booked on their side for their layover on Malé. If arriving before 15h30, they are taken to the seaplane (Trans Maldivian Airways) check-in counter approximately 20 meters away from arrival desk. The guests along with their luggage will be checked on the pre-booked flight to Constance Moofushi. Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes scenic flight by seaplane from Malé airport.
The 110 magnificent villas that occupy the west coast of the island are completely built of wood. You have a choice between Beach villas, Water villas and Senior water villas. Traditional Maldivian style and fashionable ecological design are harmoniously combined with this pearl surrounded by white sand and crystal clear turquoise lagoon.
A variety of rustic and elegantly decorated beach and water villas with private beach or deck, comprising 24 Beach Villas, 56 Water Villas and 30 Senior Water Villas. All Beach and Water Villas feature air-conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom, shower, WC, hairdryer, sitting area, complimentary
Villas are simple, well-made thatched wooden bungalows. Inside they have a carefree spirit, with natural materials, giant travel chests for wardrobes and beachcomber-inspired fittings, in forms that resemble waves or shells. A Mac mini hidden inside a mother-of-pearl desk brings things up-to-date. The large decking that stretches out on stilts over the sea has steps down into the shallow lagoon below for snorkelling. Senior water villas are larger, with more space for dressing, and can accommodate a spare bed. Beach villas are a good, more affordable choice, with front terraces that lead onto the sand, made private by palms and bushes. They can also be connected, for families.
WIFI, LCD TV, mac mini (iPod connection, CD & DVD), telephone, mini-bar, safe, tea, coffee facilities and a wooden terrace.
Pure white color, and furniture with rounded shapes in the rooms make these intimate alcoves absolutely perfect. Water villas (Senior water villa) - the top of ultra-luxury: a delightful oval bath set right over the water! Never seen, even in the Maldives..
Are you bouncing between the beach and over water? The best option for water villas is the rooms from 30-35, which are at the beginning of the jetty, with easy access to the beach on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Going crazy from the beach is best in villas 17-25 from which you can see the sparkling white sand, and where beach volleyball and Totem Bar are almost on your doorstep. If you want more privacy, you need to book Senior Water Villa 78 or 79, as the most private, at the far end of the jetty; romantic sunsets are best seen from water villas with rooms from 101 to 137, or Senior Water Villa from 50 to 78.
Tucked away not far from the spa, the beautiful Constance Moofushi's swimming pool ideally wraps around the shape of the beach that provides a breathtaking view from all sun loungers. The best views from the sun loungers on the platform, where you can climb with a path behind the pool. If the pictures of "floating" (splashing) bodies aroused your appetite, Totem bar in the neighborhood serves snacks and drinks..
Restaurants and Bars
Enjoy relaxed dining offered at a number of fabulous locations around Moofushi. The dining theme in Constance Moofushi continues in two restaurants: Manta's "foot-in-the-sand" and Alizée. The price for a stay of seven nights includes one dinner for two in Alizee (two suppers if you stay longer); the all inclusive package includes full meals in Manta and as much food in Totem as you can eat.
Interaction between chefs and guests will be one of the top priorities at the buffet from wood-fired crispy pizza to Maldivian specialties. Manta restaurant with a carpet of sand and a mobile sculpture from sea shells hangs from the ceiling over a buffet: expect daily changing thematic dinners (Mexican cuisine on Mondays, Mediterranean on Tuesdays, Wednesday on the table India and Sri Lanka, etc.) with an impressive variety of delicious fare (a friendly sommelier will help supplement your selection with wines from the world's best vineyards). It is hard to fathom quite how British head-chef Stephen manages to produce the variety of dishes, grills and confectionary to such high standards each day. The pastries, delicate tarts and pastel sponge cakes – baked fresh every day – were a particular highlight. The staff is smiling and charming, and will help make your holiday magical, in brackets.
In Manta: the best table on the overwater deck where at breakfasts or dinners you can spy on the fish of the color of precious stones, and gray reef sharks patrolling the waters below you.
Features a very casual and relax setting in a few meters from the sea on white sandy beaches, Alizee is a smaller and more romantic restaurant with ocean waves music and tables set right on the beach and a very tempting a la carte “Beach grill” menu (40 covers): scallops with Serrano ham and leek roasted in oil, or the sharp Maldives reef fish should catch your sight. Do not turn your back on the grilled lobster (extra US $ 40, but no longer worth it). The best table in Alizee: grab a lighted candle on the beach and enjoy the supper crunching with a soft, sand-like sand between your toes.
In 2019 Alizée Restaurant at Constance Moofushi has rolled out a new menu. Part of the resort’s all-inclusive package, the new menu embraces the different specialities of the native countries of its team members. For instance, the menu features Quinoa Biryani from a Pakistani chef on the team and Foie Gras Terrine from a European chef.
Some of the favourites from the new menu include:
- Foie Gras Terrine: beetroot gel, balsamic vinegar, fig chutney, and brioche bread
- Chicken Mousse: compressed watermelon and cucumber, orange gel, cold avocado crème, and velvet tomato.
- Spicy Tikka Salad: artichoke and cauliflower tikka, and yoghurt dressing.
- Buffalo Mozzarella: tomato coulis, Snow peas, Grilled Apricot and Black olives.
- Local Catch: sous vide cooked fish, cucumber, nagi broth, and purple cauliflower puree.
- Corn Fed Chicken: grilled chicken, fondant potato, truffle, corn puree, roasted endive, and white asparagus.
- Job Fish: pan-seared fish, beurre blanc, chorizo, green peas puree, and baby leek.
- Duck Breast: roasted duck, cherry sauce and puree with shallots, and roasted root vegetable.
- Veal Tenderloin: grilled veal, mashed potato espuma, and pumpkin comfit.
- Tuna and Scampi: grilled tuna and scampi, ginger teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, pumpkin puree, bok choy, and ratatouille.
- Lamb Loin: pistachio crusted lamb, jus, and cauliflower puree.
Some of the favourite sweet treats from the new menu include:
Salted Caramel: salted caramel mousse tart with lemongrass ice cream.
Cheesecake: passion fruit cheesecake with Thai basil sorbet.
Coconut Pudding: warm pudding, vanilla cream, raspberry sorbet, and almond chocolate crumble.
With the new menu, guests are served with a plethora of choices; for those who cannot decide on individual dishes, there is a degustation menu, which includes three courses and sorbet!
For oenophiles and wine amateurs, there is an award-winning wine collection to pair your dishes with. The all-inclusive package allows you to pick from a wide selection of wines.
The menu also offers a selection of all time favorites such as pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and fries, as well as large salads that can be accompanied by grilled fish & meat according to the selection of the day cooked to order on the “show” charcoal grill. In the evening, the beach grill serves a vast selection of seafood dishes, amongst other specialties.
Enjoy the food in Jahaz, a restaurant in the sister hotel of Constance Halaveli. Dinner is a generous buffet with different themes every evening. Other dining options in Halaveli include: Meeru restaurant with 10 tables and a delicious meat or fish grill, and romantic Jing - is halfway down to the pier where in a stunningly beautiful, turquoise-colored and dark dining room you are waited with truly unforgettable culinary adventure.
Drink for your holiday in a relaxed atmosphere of Totem bar which looks not nearly worse than a reggae beach bar in Goa. The bar is situated right on the beach behind the pool and under a heavy canopy of indigenous trees, and features ethnic decoration carved out of drift wood. Whenever the heat of the Maldivian sun gets overwhelming, the beach bar is the right place to enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie, or choose from a menu of freshly brewed iced teas. Snack menu is served for lunch and in the afternoon. This bar is also one of the most romantic places to be for a sundowner on the beach.
Located next to the main restaurant, the main bar has a lively, tropical and friendly atmosphere with sand floor open areas. In Manta bar DJ Sanjeeva will keep you on the dance floor under the disco ball late into the night. Lemonade Moofushi Nasta (homemade lemon-ginger marmalade with whiskey, fresh mint and cucumber) or ice cold tropical Bellini should give you a charge of energy for the whole night.
If the nightlife and the hookah - not your forte - try a night diving.
Totem refreshes guests from 10:00 to 23:30; Manta bar remains open until 00:30. Alizee stops service at 22:00; Manta restaurant continues to feed the most hungry guests until 22:30.
No, that's not all! All Inclusive plan means that you will never stay hungry. Make the most of your free mini-bar, which is packed with chips, chocolate, beer, soft drinks and wine ... and replenishes daily. Free afternoon tea, waffles and pancakes are daily bait by the pool.
All-Inclusive Plan - What's included
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Manta restaurant
• 1 à la carte dinner per 7-night stay at Alizée beach grill
• Select unlimited drinks including premium brand spirits, international beers, cocktails and select international wine varieties
• House Champagne during meal times
• Minibar refilled daily with selected red and white wines, beers, soft drinks and water
• Afternoon tea and pancakes at the Totem Bar (4-6pm)
• Snorkelling equipment and guided snorkelling excursions from the beach
• 1 boat excursion per 7-night stay and a second excursion per 10-night stay
• 1 introduction to scuba diving session in the pool
• On-demand movies on Mac mini system
• Private limousine bus transfer to Constance Hotels & Resorts seaplane private lounge
• Use of seaplane lounge on arrival and departure from Malé.
Constance Moofushi takes care of leisure and recreation and does everything to entertain their guests by offering free windsurfing, kayaking, boat trips and snorkeling tours (mask + snorkel included). For an additional fee, you should get out of bed to go by dhoni discovering private and uninhabited islands, for a full or half day, book a sunset cruise, watch for dolphins, visit local villages, try night fishing or diving, the latter highly recommended. If you have already made friends with other guests, hang out together in the entertainment lounge, play cards or billiards. Abused in Manta and the bar? Practice in beach volleyball or it is best to relax for two at the spa. In the case of island fever you can rent a boat toConstance Halaveli, for dinner. Travel by boat and dinner are not for free, but it's a great way to see another island.
The water around Constance Moofushi is also on the migration route of mantas, whale sharks, dolphins and sea eagles. With clear water visibility usually between 20 and 25 metres and a slow to moderate current, divers find it perfect for dives. Expert divers can choose from more than 20 diving points but there is also plenty to explore for new divers or those wishing to refresh their skills. BlueTribe also offer PADI certificate courses, snorkelling equipment and boat excursions for those wanting to explore the sea!
An utterly gorgeous over-the-water experience, the unique spa offers natural treatments to help you rebalance your mind and body away from the stresses of everyday life. With tailor made relaxing, luxurious spa packages for both men and women, each guest can benefit from an indulgent spa experience specially designed for them.
The island spa massages have been developed to offer the ultimate in massage experiences, taking inspiration from ancient techniques from different cultures around the world. Guests can choose from a range of energising, revitalising and relaxing treatments, including hot stone massages, aromatherapy, Swedish and Thai massages. Expert facials, body scrubs and wraps are also on offer. All of our oils, scrubs and wraps have been created to a unique formula for Spa de Constance and are naturally SLS and paraban free.
Here you also have the incentive to tie yourself up by marriage: the newlyweds receive a 50% discount on spa treatments. Try a dreamy massage "Enchanting Wave", 75 minutes, a ritual for the whole body that combines raki, tai chi, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Esalen massage - immediately. During the procedures, ask that the windows of your room remain open so you can hear the purring of the waves and the smell of the sea breeze.
Reviews for Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives are excellent with many stating that the resort is nothing less than spectaular. The Constance Hotel Group seems to have done things right, as nearly every guest gushes about the setting, the large rooms, and especially about the food in the all-inclusive restaurant. For a mid-sized private-island overwater villa resort, the Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives appears to be a solid 5-star performer, and it looks like it will be among the more popular options as time goes on.
“AMAZING AS ALWAYS”, “5 stars hospitality, everything was perfect here.”, “Paradise. Didn’t want to leave.”, Exceptional, “Perfect trip”, “Perfect stay! Highly recommended!”, “comfortable and great satisfaction”, “Heaven on Earth”, “Marvellous”, “The perfect place for a relaxing vacation!”, “Superb stay at Constance Moofushi! We will return...”, “Superb stay at Constance Moofushi! We will return...”
Pros: What Guests Love
- Responsive, courteous and attentive staff, quickly and efficiently resolves all issues;
- Exciting diving with whale sharks and Manta rays;
- All Inclusive plan
- The sea plane ride is fun and you don't have to deal with paying anything, they have added that to your bill at the hotel
- The food offering is amazing. Fresh, delicious, varied, especially lunches; The sommeliers are very kind and are happy to fulfill any request... fantastic cocktails and wines
- 50% discount for spa treatments for newlyweds;
- Good house reef snorkeling right from the water villas; also amazing snorkeling with Manta rays (season December-April);
- Beautiful beach, large swimming pool, very well-groomed area, around scrupulous cleanliness;
- Remarkable water villas, including design and sea views;
- Fantastic overwater U spa and high-quality cosmetics Constance in villas;
- Full stocked mini-bar;
- Weekly evening entertainment with DJ, music and dancing;
What You Need to Know
- A great island for an all inclusive option
- Constance Moofushi is located in South Ari Atoll, on a private island, 30 minutes by seaplane from Male airport;
- Check-in from 14:00 hours; Check-out Until 12:00 hours
- The resort has an environmental certificate Green Globe
- To get to the international flight at Male airport before 08:50, guests must leave the Constance Moofushi resort one day before departure.
- There are no specific child care facilities but Constance Moofushi does welcome children of all ages (although children under the age of 12 are not allowed to stay in the Water Villas and Senior Water Villas). Food and activities can be tailored to suit the younger guests and babysitting may be arranged when necessary.
- The over water spa offers tailor made USpa treatments
- Your mini-bar is refilled daily with complimentary wine, beers, soft drinks and water
- Spectacular house reef for snorkellers and a paradise for divers with 32 major dive sites in close proximity to the island
- The island does not offer motorised watersports but there are pedal boats, windsurfing and catamaran sailing to enjoy
- In 2018, Constance Moofushi Maldives has won the award for Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Resort.
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