Just like its sister hotels, Constance Moofushi in the Maldives centers on the excellence of gastronomy and fine wine in order to offer the ultimate experience for its guests. This luxurious escape in the South Ari Atoll offers an elegant and tranquil holiday setting, and is also known as the jewel island, which comes as no surprise given its beautiful powder-white sand juxtaposed against the surrounding turquoise water and indigenous vegetation.
Constance Moofushi Maldives strikes the balance between luxury and simplicity, while upholding ecological principles across the resort. The destination has a number of accolades to its name, including those for environmentally friendly standards, such as maintaining a Green Globe Certification and a Certificate of Excellence in Trip Advisor’s 2015 Hall of Fame. The high quality in each area of the resort is constant, and in the 2016 World’s Best Wine Lists Constance Moofushi Maldives claimed an esteemed two-star award in its debut year.
A variety of beach, water, and senior residences make up the 110 villas throughout the resort. The architecture embraces ecological thatched roofing which is built and decorated with respect for nature but not forgetting a modish touch of the Constance Hotels and Resorts signature. 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. Alizée offers an à la carte menu and is situated only a few meters from the sea on the bleached sand, serving up freshly cooked food from a beach grill in a peaceful and casual atmosphere. With dishes ranging from western favorites such as gourmet pizza, sandwiches, and large salads with grilled seafood or meats from the charcoal grill, to an extensive selection of seafood dishes on the evening menu, the Alizée restaurant is the perfect spot when in island holiday mode. Manta restaurant embraces a worldwide cuisine concept, where the main focus is the interaction between chefs and guests as they journey through the international buffet. Each day sees a new gastronomic theme, including local Maldivian specialties, authentic wood-fired pizza, and much more, to ensure a satisfying culinary experience. The sand-floored restaurant extends out over the water, allowing guests to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape’s crystal-clear waters during their meal, adding to the ambiance.
A recurring theme throughout the resort is the focus on environmental elements. This extends to the wine list, where helpful symbols identify organic and biodynamic wines; the former indicates that the wine producer is pursuing sustainability concepts with minor environmental impacts and strict organic principles, while the latter signifies adherence to the ideas of the founding father of biodynamics, Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925). The wine list identifies a vast selection of sommelier favorites, as well as providing helpful tasting notes on many of the eclectic, well-selected mid-range wines on the list, not only those offered by the glass. The extensive Sommelier Selection ascends the giddy heights of Champagnes such as Deutz Amour de Deutz, Billecart-Salmon Clos St Hilaire, Cristal, and Salon, or white Burgundies including Lamy St-Aubins, Roulot Meursaults, and Carillon and Sauzet Puligny-Montrachets, including Montrachet itself. The list spans the globe, ensuring that producers both famous and less familiar, grand and boutique, are recognized. Options for rosé, for instance, cover France, New Zealand, and South Africa, in the form of a Côte de Provence Château Barbanau L’instant 2014, Marlborough Ata Rangi Summer 2014, and Marianne Estate 2014 from Western Cape.
Constance Moofushi Maldives honors wine as one of the most civilized beverages in the world, one that “offers a greater range of enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing.”
The South Ari Atoll is renowned for its diving and snorkeling opportunities, and Constance Moofushi Maldives has 32 dive sites within a half-hour radius. The area’s marine life is another hidden treasure, since whale sharks, sting rays, dolphins, and more are frequent visitors. From scuba diving in the warm, crystal-clear water, to innovative bio marine spa treatments, there is no shortage of leisure activities when you are not making the most of the fabulous food and wine on offer throughout this idyllic resort.