Constance Moofushi is one of those resorts where you feel instantly at ease – as if you are returning to a place you know very well. That’s an easy concept, but actually very difficult to fulfill. But they do and they do it wonderfully. On my Maldives essential tick list, they score highly; natural island, good snorkeling on easily accessible house reef, friendly staff, rooms with style and character and great food. Everyone stays on premium Cristal All Inclusive meal plan which aids the relaxed ambiance without compromising at all on quality.
At 300 x 180 metres, Moofushi is a relatively small island. As most of the accommodation is in water villas, the island itself does not feel congested in any way. The main guest facilities are located down one side of the island; 2 restaurants, 2 bars, swimming pool and deck, entertainment lounge, spa, gym, dive centre, boutique, reception and departure lounge . The 24 Beach Villas occupy the other side and lead directly onto a magnificent white sand beach which increasingly widens as it approaches the main water villa jetty. It is easy to get around, you are never too far away from any of the facilities so no need for golf carts. Perhaps the easy navigation is another reason why guests seem to settle in here much quicker than at some larger resorts.
A total of 110 rooms. Choose from stylish Beach Villas on dazzling white sand or Water Villas accessed by 2 wooden walkways at each end of the island.
Beach Villas Lie back and watch the sunset from the private beach or sway to the sound of the ocean in a hammock strung across your beautifully furnished terrace. All Beach Villas come with thatched palm ceilings, spacious seating areas, large beds and a beautiful contemporary bathroom.
Each of the 24 Beach Villas measures 57 m2 and offers: air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom, shower, WC, hairdryer, sitting area, complimentary WiFi, LCD TV, mac mini (iPod connection, CD & DVD), telephone, mini-bar, safe, tea & coffee facilities and a wooden terrace.
Two sets of 2 Beach Villas (numbers 2/3 & 14/15) have been joined together with a short (2 metre) covered corridor making them ideal for Family Villas providing two separate sleeping areas.
Water Villas Enjoy the stunning beauty of Constance Moofushi in one of the resort’s chic Water Villas. bask in the sun or share a glass of fine wine under the stars on the villa’s large, furnished terrace with steps down to the turquoise ocean.
Each of the 36 Water Villas measures 66 m2 and offers: air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom, shower, WC, hairdryer, sitting area, complimentary WiFi, LCD TV, mac mini (iPod connection, CD & DVD), telephone, mini-bar, safe, tea & coffee facilities, outdoor shower on private deck and sun loungers.
Senior Water Villas Larger than the Water Villas, the 30 Senior Water Villas are located at the end of the main wooden walkway, therefore affording most privacy. Measuring 94 m2, they offer the same facilities as the Water Villas with the addition of an outdoor bath tub.
House Reef: The reef extends around 50% of the island and is easily accessible from the beach and the Water Villas/Senior Water Villas. It is fulfilling, with a good range of fish and some healthy corals. For beginners, there are areas very close to the shore infront of reception which are still good.
Diving: I was really impressed by the dive operation here and felt very comfortable with the guys that run it. South Ari Atoll is renowned as one of the best diving spots in the world and this is a great place to learn or further your diving experience. Explore the spectacular house reef just metres from the beach, home of the exotic marine life; from stingrays and lionfish to snappers and eels. 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.
Sports: The following are provided on a complimentary basis: fully equipped gymnasium, beach volley, pool at Entertainment Lounge, non-motorised water sports such as top cat (catamaran – compulsory orientation at a cost), pedal boats, windsurfing, kayak and snorkeling excursion with equipment included.
Excursions: For an additional charge, the following activities and excursions are available: romantic getaway, sunset cruise with a traditional Dhoni, all day deserted Island, dolphin search (speed boat or Dhoni), local villages, traditional night fishing, private boat hire, snorkeling, big game fishing, diving (PADI).
Shop: There is a boutique shop on the island.
Spa: Spa de Constance (over the water) is a simple, pure and unique Spa Experience offering natural healing and nurturing beauty from within. All of the oils, scrubs and wraps have been created to a unique formula for Spa de Constance.
• 8 treatment rooms (6 Single treatment rooms & 2 Double treatment room)
• 1 Yoga Pavilion
Child Minding: Baby sitting can be arranged with the local staff for an additional charge.
|Free of charge:||Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Volleyball, Pool, Non-motorised Water Sports|
|Chargeable:||Diving, Catamaran Orientation, Big Game Fishing|
|Evening Entertainment:||Crab Races, Traditional Music, Resident DJ|
|Excursions:||Romantic Getaway, Sunset Cruise, All Day Deserted Island, Dolphin Search, Local Villages, Traditional Night Fishing, Snorkelling Safaris|