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Visit one of the best diving sites in the world at Constance Moofushi.
Words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle · Apr 5th, 2017
Constance Moofushi is a unique hideaway located in the South Ari atoll in the Maldives. Located 25 minutes from Male by seaplane; all the efforts to get there just disappear as you arrive. Powder white sands, and vibrant blue waters are abundant in the island of Moofushi, but what truly sets it apart is the fact that you can snorkel straight out of your villa!
The resort hosts a total of 110 simple thatched roof villas split between beach and over water accommodation, It extends into the lagoon on two frond-like strands making for quite the aerial spectacle, resembling a manta (which also happens to be the logo for the resort). Drop your shoes right at the pier, and let the soft sands sink into your toes. While away the days in a hammock at your beach villa on your own private stretch of sand or enjoy direct water access from your over water suite.
Several dining options are available with a large variety of scrumptious cuisine. The Manta restaurant serves nightly themed cuisine from several countries.The Alizée beach grill is a la carte and stunning by the beach. The Totem Bar located beneath a cooling canopy of trees offers potent drinks by the infinity pool. If you get a chance, say hi to the resident heron George who often wanders about the area and is very camera friendly!
The activities are endless at Constance Moofushi with a house reef that hosts 32 dive sites found within half an hour of the resort. The snorkelling experience here is outstanding with guests likely to encounter Giant Porcupinefish, Hawksbill turtles, Orange Anthias, and possibly even large blue Napoleonfish. I was also lucky to spot black tip sharks, mantas and stingrays on my snorkel trip.
Guests can also take advantage of some of the free facilities such as kayaking, and a gym. You can enjoy a spot of sunrise or sunset yoga at the dedicated al fresco pavilion to unleash your inner zen . Though the spa is chargeable, I highly recommend a visit for a massage in their rooms with glorious sea views.
The all-inclusive Cristal Package is the only way to go at this resort. It is a long list of inclusive items, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and snacks; as well as activities, so feel free to help yourself to the mini bar. After I left, all I could think of was only one thing - how soon I could come back!
Constance Moofushi, Maldives
T: +960 66 80 517 W: www.constancehotels.com
Images courtesy: Constance Moofushi