Constance Moofushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

A fantastic island haven, surrounded by large blue lagoons and white beaches, the premium all-inclusive Constance Moofushi combines barefoot chic with the highest standards of comfort and service. One of the diving hotspots of the world, take the plunge whilst here and experience a vivid world full of incredible colours. You can also snorkel the island’s house reefs as and when you wish, using complimentary snorkel equipment from the dive centre. There’s also windsurfing, paddleboarding amongst the waves and boat excursions. Accommodation is in stylish villas, each offering plenty of privacy and every modern amenity, including an Apple Mac mini entertainment system. Manta is the main buffet restaurant offering a range of dishes, made with the freshest of ingredients. Alizee is also a treat, located on the beach and serving divine dishes grilled to perfection. When you can tear yourself away from the beach or stunning swimming pool, there’s an overwater spa with tempting treatments galore. As the sun sets, head to one of the bars to linger over a pre-dinner drink. Manta Bar provides a great chill-out area after dark, with a lively atmosphere with DJ-spun tunes, whilst Totem Bar is great for relaxing under a star-lit sky.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the South Ari Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 25 minutes by seaplane. Constance has its own private air-conditioned departure lounge at the seaplane terminal with comfortable seating inside and out, complimentary WiFi, soft drinks and light refreshments before your short seaplane transfer. Please note that seaplane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule.

Hotel information

110 rooms and villas. All with air-conditioning, veranda, satellite TV, Mac mini with iPod connection, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). Beach Villas are secluded and have hammocks on the terrace, indoor/outdoor bathrooms with shower only, and 1 king-size bed and extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and dinner in Manta Restaurant, with daily themed buffet menus. A la carte lunch is also available at Totem Bar. One à la carte dinner with wine and drinks, once per 7-night stay at Alizée Beach Grill (for 2019, guests staying 1–9 nights receive one à la carte dinner, 10–16 nights two à la carte dinners and 17–19 nights three à la carte dinners). Afternoon tea and ice cream. Variety of premium-branded spirits and International beers, with the main bar open until 12:30am. A selection of soft drinks and mineral water. Unlimited cocktails, Constance signature drinks menu and international wine list, plus house Champagne during meal times. Mini-bar with selected red and white wine, beers, soft drinks, Moofushi water and snacks (refilled once daily). All non-motorised water-sports (excluding lessons and catamaran). One boat excursion per 7-night stay to be selected from the available scheduled activities at the Bluetribe excursion centre (a second excursion for guests staying a minimum of 10 nights). For 2019, guests staying 1–9 nights receive one boat excursion, 10–16 nights two boat excursions and 17–19 nights three boat excursions. One 'introduction to scuba diving' in the pool, snorkelling equipment and guided snorkelling excursions. Fitness centre and indoor games. Evening entertainment (including DJs, Maldivian evening once per week and management cocktail party once per week). Access to hospitality lounge, with showers, snacks and relaxation area, for early arrivals and late departures.

Please note: All Inclusive starts upon arrival at the resort and ends with lunch on day of departure.

Water Villas are larger with large private decks and steps directly into the water, plus 1 king-size bed and extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years.

Senior Water Villas are larger than Water Villas with a large outdoor bath tub and Nespresso™ coffee machine, with 1 king-size bed and 2 extra beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 13 years.

Manta Restaurant (international buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Alizee (casual beach grill, open for dinner). Private dining experiences can be arranged on the beach*. Manta Bar - all day drinks with a DJ booth for later in the evening. Totem Bar on the beach. Extensive wine cellar and resident sommeliers. Infinity swimming pool. Fitness centre. Constance Spa* with over-water treatment rooms - watch the fish and water life as you enjoy a massage, through glass inserts in the floor. Water sports* including diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and Maldivian night fishing. PADI dive centre*. Boat excursions* and scheduled activities* at the Bluetribe excursion centre. Indoor games. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary air-conditioned departure lounge for those with afternoon and evening flights.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional!

Nov 13, 2019 598stevew Toronto, Canada

Delayed review after having spent 11 night at Moofushi in August 2018 What can be said that hasn't already been expressed in others reviews?! We stayed in a Senior Water Villa at the end of the pier (#79), the location, staff and facilities were all wonderful. Don't expect a lively night life although there is live music in the bar, this for us… Read more
Delayed review after having spent 11 night at Moofushi in August 2018 What can be said that hasn't already been expressed in others reviews?! We stayed in a Senior Water Villa at the end of the pier (#79), the location, staff and facilities were all wonderful. Don't expect a lively night life although there is live music in the bar, this for us was perfect, we certainly didn't want to be surrounded by the young drunk crowd. A few families with younger children that could have been better behaved but all credit to the hotel in gently advising them of the expected standards. Henry the rooms manager had just started the same week and went out of his way to look after us, hes a credit to the resort. Although it takes 36 hours for us to get to the Maldives (From Toronto) we will return next year for our wedding anniversary. We explored the possibility of going to the Seychelles or Bora Bora but always come back to Moofushi! Look forward to re acquainting with your wonderful team next August! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ten Days In Paradise

Nov 13, 2019 MoofushiFanBoy1 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

CONSTANCE MOOFUSHI_13Nov2019 Ten Days In Paradise We were lucky enough to come by an unexpected windfall - enough money to take us to The Maldives, an island paradise in the Indian Ocean. The anticipation of a trip adds so much to the pleasure that I spent a long time doing my research. I was keen to find a place with a coral reef that hadn’t… Read more
CONSTANCE MOOFUSHI_13Nov2019 Ten Days In Paradise We were lucky enough to come by an unexpected windfall - enough money to take us to The Maldives, an island paradise in the Indian Ocean. The anticipation of a trip adds so much to the pleasure that I spent a long time doing my research. I was keen to find a place with a coral reef that hadn’t been destroyed by the catastrophic bleaching events that keep happening as our world warms up. Constance Moofushi’s reef got more praise than any other resorts so I looked up its TripAdvisor reviews. There were pages and pages of them, nearly all 5-star. Some reviewers returned every year. The kindness of the staff was a constant theme. I read every single word. We made up our minds and booked a 10-day stay in a water villa where we would be able to walk down wooden steps straight into the sea from our verandah. After two long flights, breaking our trip in Dubai, we arrived in Male and were quickly shown into a beautiful lounge to wait for our seaplane to Moofushi. There were full-size double beds inside, surrounded by filmy white curtains, swaying in the air currents generated by bamboo ceiling fans. A smiling girl led us to a table and brought us glasses of iced mango tea. Shoals of wooden fish flickered around our heads. A flash of lightning lit the air outside as a tropical storm passed through. When we boarded our tiny seaplane the first thing I noticed was that the pilot had bare feet. This is a theme in the Maldives. After a short approach run across the waves, we were up above the sea and flying through a light rainstorm as the sun began to set, lighting the clouds gold and framing turquoise circular coral islands that seemed to float in the sky. No Shoes, No News When we touched down at the boat jetty it seemed as if every one of the hotel staff had lined up to welcome us, including Sasha the resort manager. Inside a minute, all of us were given ice-cold rolled cloths to cool our hot faces. They sat us down and brought us chilled passion-fruit cocktails. While our luggage was taken to our villa in an electric buggy (more about those buggies later), a smiling young Maldivean man called Yammeh was assigned to give us a tour of the island. As we left the jetty, I noticed a sign etched in wood, embedded in soft white sand. It said ‘No Shoes, No News’. Beach crabs scuttled away from us and shot down holes in the sand. At every turn, there was a new surprise. Baby blacktip reef sharks finning lazily though the shallows. Coconut palms curving above our heads. A light breeze whispering sweet nothings in our ears and ruffling the surface of the turquoise sea. Orchids grafted to tree trunks by coconut shells. Hammocks for two suspended in the sea. Our own reef Yammeh took us along a curving wooden walkway to our new home, water villa number 101. The room was dominated by a big double bed looking out onto our balcony and our own private stretch of reef. I was surprised that we had air-conditioning as well as a beautiful bamboo ceiling fan. The wardrobes were designed like old travelling trunks and had plenty of room inside for all our clothes. There was a mini-bar full of complimentary drinks and snacks. Screened off behind the bed was a double sink and sliding mirrors. At the far end of the room was a beautiful shower room with rain shower and spray shower. On the other side was a spacious toilet. Out on our balcony, overlooking the blue-green ocean were a table and chairs and two huge sun-loungers. Our wifi was faster than the broadband we have at home. Barefoot dining and Estrella the resident Marine Biologist That night we dressed down for dinner. Bare feet in the soft sand we arrived at the Manta Bar for generous G&Ts and a bowl of smoked nuts. Estrella, the resident marine biologist was giving a talk on the critically endangered turtles you can find on the reef if you’re lucky. She was passionate and knowledgeable. A smiling sommelier showed us two our table and brought us glass bottles of water. He took our order: glasses of champagne, all part of the all-inclusive package. I’ve been to many buffet-style resort restaurants but Moofushi’s is the best. The food was excellent. Every night has a different theme: Ocean Catch; Italian Night; Mediterranean; Sri Lankan Curry Night; Maldivean Specialities. And every night a different sommelier would arrive at our table and recommend a wine to match the dishes we’d chosen. We brought dollars with us in small denominations and made a point of tipping the staff to show our appreciation for their unfailing kindness and attentive service. Glass-bottomed massage Nestled in the lush tropical foliage is the resort spa, staffed by smiling ladies. We chose a couples massage and were taken to soft massage benches with an ocean view, with our faces snugly surrounded by white towels we could look down through the glass floor and watch parrot fish, trigger fish and butterfly fish nibbling the coral beneath us as our masseuses soothed our muscles with their strong fingers. Anna, my massesuse, burst out laughing when she turned me over and started massaging my belly. “Now finally I can tell that when you say ‘Wow’, you’re praising my massage and not the beautiful fish you see” Once she started laughing she couldn’t stop and soon all four of us were in hysterics. After our massage, she brought us outside to a double hammock with pillows, suspended over the reef. Someone else brought us a tray of mango tea and freshly baked spiced buns. Behind the scenes Constance Moofushi are so proud of their operation that they encourage guests to take a ‘back of house’ tour. We saw inside their cold stores and freezer rooms, we were shown round their desalination plant; all the water we drink here comes from the ocean. The salt is taken out of it and returned to the sea. All waste is recycled into biogas and fertiliser for the chef’s garden. The staff quarters are comfortable and they have their own canteen and recreational facilities like pool and table tennis. Many live on site but others travel in and out by boat every day. The Coral Gardens Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the house reef, right next to the seaplane jetty. Snorkelling there is like swimming inside an enormous tropical fish tank. The bright sun lights up the fish so they appear to be illuminated from the inside, like Christmas lights. Huge purple and green parrot fish munch on coral; where the reef drops off into deep blue water, big adult blacktip reef sharks patrol lazily, swivelling an eyeball at you as they pass but doing no harm. Big-eyed jackfish ball together in a slow-circling shoal. Yellow and blue painted butterfly fish swim up to your mask and regard you with curiosity. Every water villa resident has been specifically warned about the Titan Trigger Fish which can attack and give you a nasty bite if you swim too close when they’re nesting. It’s not long before I run into one but it’s peacefully munching coral, turning flat on its side, showing its yellow and black-barred scales, turning a white eyeball at me and displaying two rows of big sharp teeth. In the BlueTribe dive shop you can hire a GoPro camera for the day. This way I was able to grab some permanent memories on film as I swam with a six-foot long reef shark and circled a Titan trigger fish the size of a healthy baby. The quality of the still photos and video clips is excellent – sharp colours and it’s easy to use too. The Constance crew are working hard to re-grow the coral after some bleaching incidents and they’re succeeding. Along the bottom of the house reef you’ll see where they’ve grafted coral onto upside down basket-frames and already it’s re-generating and attracting schools of small neon fish. Learn to snorkel, it’s the thrill of a lifetime. If you’ve never snorkelled before and find the idea of putting your face in the water and breathing through a tube, don’t worry. A free lesson is included in your package and the diving team are patient and reassuring. Inside 30 minutes they had my wife snorkelling confidently for the first time in her life in the safe space of the hotel’s infinity pool. Next day, she was confident enough to snorkel out over the house reef in water out of her depth. She was blown away by the marine life she saw. Snorkelling introduces you to a new world even more beautiful than the one we live in. In the resort shop, for $6, you can buy a laminated guide to the fish of the Maldives. It’s not comprehensive – it can’t be - there are 1100 different species of fish to see. But it’s fun to sit at breakfast and put names to all the creatures you’ve just been swimming with: Chinese trumpetfish; half-beaks; jackfish; spotted eagle rays; moray eels. I’d say we managed to tick off about a hundred different types, including a flurry of flying fish. Unbelievable kindness I was unlucky enough to get my feet and ankles sunburnt. Sasha the manager was instantly concerned and sent me to see Dr Ahmed at the hotel’s own clinic. He said that my swollen feet and legs had a bacterial infection as well as severe burning and gave me an injection and a course of antibiotics. Slowly but surely, I healed with the help of the hotel staff who insisted on transporting me everywhere in their electric buggies to save me walking anywhere. I can’t thank them enough. The Spinner Dolphins Soon I was fit enough to climb aboard a traditional dhoni boat and take a trip out to see if we could find some dolphins. Our captain saw them first and soon we were alongside them, spinner dolphins, so called because they leap in the air, spinning through 360 degrees to get a good look at what’s going on round about them. Some came close in a swam under the bows of the boat, playing in the foam and spray. Parting is such sweet sorrow. At the pontoon where the seaplane lands to take you back to Male there’s a little wooden sign that says ‘Back To Reality’. It’s our last day and it’s going to be a wrench to leave Constance Moofushi. This has been ten days in paradise, in the company of people whose only concern is to make sure you’re having the time of your life; who never stop smiling and who understand intimately how to put everyone they meet at their ease. This place is utterly exceptional. Forget doing the kitchen up. Spend the money on a trip that will stay in your heart forever. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You simply have to go!

Nov 11, 2019 GuyWarner Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We’ve just returned from an amazing 10 day family holiday at Moofushi and simply had to leave a review. If you want a truly chilled holiday, with stunning, personal service, great food and the most incredible natural beauty. this place is for you. Constance are a brand that always deliver and have done so once again. I could list he names of so… Read more
We’ve just returned from an amazing 10 day family holiday at Moofushi and simply had to leave a review. If you want a truly chilled holiday, with stunning, personal service, great food and the most incredible natural beauty. this place is for you. Constance are a brand that always deliver and have done so once again. I could list he names of so many special staff and wax lyrical about all the highlights, but it’s probably best summarised as ‘just go’ and ‘we will be back’. Thank you Sasha and your amazing team. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No News No Shoes

Nov 5, 2019 GoPlaces50696694717

Feeling a luxury Robinson Crusoe on this island is very easy. The little wooden sign at arrival saying "No News No Shoes" is illustrating perfectly the atmosphere and the absence of desire to use cell phones and or tablets. Just relax in a beach cabin only e couple of meters from the warm and clear sea water. It is an amazing experience that could… Read more
Feeling a luxury Robinson Crusoe on this island is very easy. The little wooden sign at arrival saying "No News No Shoes" is illustrating perfectly the atmosphere and the absence of desire to use cell phones and or tablets. Just relax in a beach cabin only e couple of meters from the warm and clear sea water. It is an amazing experience that could be called a once in a life time but we will be back, that is for sure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb snorkelling! My happy place

Nov 3, 2019 coconutugly Marbella, Spain

As a family we choose our resorts in the Maldives which have house reefs. This I think is in the Top10, and it did NOT disappoint. There is a very long reef near the pool area, one from the main beach and then another very near the reception area. This year we saw turtles, stonefish, lionfish, a ton of moray eels, octopus, stingrays and obviously… Read more
As a family we choose our resorts in the Maldives which have house reefs. This I think is in the Top10, and it did NOT disappoint. There is a very long reef near the pool area, one from the main beach and then another very near the reception area. This year we saw turtles, stonefish, lionfish, a ton of moray eels, octopus, stingrays and obviously sharks. One morning I was out snorkelling and a french couple drew my attention to a massive MANTA RAY which had swum then length of the reef with them, I only got to experience it for a good 2 minutes, but one of the greatest experiences i have had. I was considering doing a diving course just to see them! It was magnificent. We left today and waiting for our plane we saw dolphins. Brought a tear to my eye ;i did not want to leave. The island is small, intimate, 110 rooms in total. 2 restaurants. Wasn’t so sure of ALL INCLUSIVE At the beginning of the week, only because I am not a big fan of buffets every day, but I have changed my mind and enjoyed the diversity. I cannot fault the service, the food, the breakfasts, the friendly staff, superb management, and helping us create such happy memories. We stayed in the water villas and initially felt it to be small (with a 12 yr old son, and no bathtub 😫i lovvvvve my baths), had a look at their bigger villas which were pretty gorgeous too, and obviously cost more.💰 No private pools on this island. If i were to nitpick I’d say that the pool is their weak point. Although its pretty, it has a small deck and doesnt have the wow factor. The pool bar is lovely and you can eat there too, a la carte. After 6 Maldives islands, this was one of my favourites AND DEFINITELY MY BEST ONE WHEN IT COMES TO SNORKELLING. Read less