The balance between luxury and relaxation is always difficult to get just right, but we think Constance Moofushi has nailed it. Abandon your shoes and pad through villas that are the epitome of rustic charm, restaurants serving indulgent buffets, bars where the drink is premium and plentiful, or along the jetty to the tranquil spa. This is maximum pampering, with absolutely no pretensions.
Himandhoo island itself is picture-postcard perfect and unspoiled, with its thatched roof villas inspired by nature embodying the soul of the island. Inside, both the beach and overwater accommodation options are decidedly elegant, with minimal but striking decoration echoing the shapes and waves of the surrounding landscape. For a medium sized island it’s also extremely private. Ensconced in your home-from-home, all too easy to imagine you are the only guests.
Himandhoo Island forms part of the remote South Ari Atoll, a swift 25-minute seaplane flight from Male, meaning you’ll be settling into the lap of luxury all the sooner.
Elegant beach or over-water villas
Indulgent all-inclusive plan
Spa & yoga pavilion
House reef & Ari Atoll diving
We were very pleasantly surprised, not just by the stunning service provided by the resort and staff, but by the amount there was to do during our relaxing holiday!
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We could talk about the beauty of the island and the villas until we’re blue in the face, but arguably it’s the atmosphere at Constance Moofushi which makes it really special. The owners attribute this to their Mauritian roots which put a strong emphasis on long-standing traditions of hospitality. Whatever the source, the result is a resort where you can’t help but feel at home (if your home was a luxurious tropical island of course!) Lay your head in a Senior Water Villa for a particularly special experience, with direct access to the house reef, and head underwater to see lionfish, snappers, eels and even stingrays.
Frankly, as much or as little as you like. This is one resort where it feels like the luxury is all about choice. From beginners to connoisseurs, snorkelers and divers are extremely well catered for, with more than 32 dive sites within easy range. Manta ray migration routes are close by, and depending on the time of year, you might even encounter the resident giants of the sea - whale sharks. Visit a local fishing village to see a different side to Maldives life, or relax over a romantic meal on a private sandbank. Gaze at the shimmering waters from a different angle, looking down from your spa bed through a window in the floor at the underwater world below.
As is, thankfully, the case with so many of the resorts that now inhabit the Maldives, Constance Moofushi is taking big strides to ensure that their home (one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change in the world) remains pristine for generations of locals and visitors to enjoy. If you’re interested in exactly how they’re going about it, marine biologists are on hand to show you coral conservation in action beneath the waves, or to talk you through the basics during a relaxed evening of learning.