November and December are popular holiday times for Constance Hotels and Resorts in the Maldives. With Constance Halaveli and Constance Moofushi offering their individual exotic flair, travellers can celebrate the festive season with average temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius and the unparalleled sandy beaches of these stunning islands. All while indulging in luxury and privacy with their loved ones, from dining barefoot with partial sand floors to relaxing in ultra-comfort on their private terrace overlooking the vast Indian ocean. The Maldives rainy season, or ‘halhongu’ as it is also known, has now come to an end, allowing extra daylight hours to enjoy the sugary white sand, lush vegetation, pristine lagoons and serene atolls that make up the world’s most beautiful holiday spot. Diving conditions remain good all year round; few showers during the festive season mean you can relax with views of undisturbed horizons as the ocean’s turquoise waters gently lap underneath your water villa.
Constance Halaveli is a magical place that enables you to experience the essence of sheer luxury, which is exactly what a trip to the Maldives is about. Constance Halaveli is a floating dreamscape of a hotel shaped like a dhoni, the traditional Maldivian boat, located in a sparkling lagoon in the North Ari Atoll. The hotel itself consists of 86 villas dotted across the tiny private island, each with a refreshing plunge pool and either terrace or balcony, making the most of the spectacular 360 views of these villas, 57 are over water, and the rest are nestled on the sands of the beach catering for both families and couples alike. Whereas the Spa at Constance Halaveli breathes in a world of serenity, resting on stilts overlooking the ocean.
Gourmets can enjoy fresh seafood and meat at Meeru restaurant or a perfect fusion of Asian and European cuisine at Jing restaurant. At the same time, Kaika Sushi features a sand-floored sushi bar and an open counter to watch the chef prepare the best sushi, sashimi and traditional Japanese maki, as well as the all-day dining Jahaz where international fare is always available.
Constance Moofushi is an all-inclusive hideaway located in the South Ari atoll. As expected, the sand is powder white, the water warm, and the diving and snorkelling here rank as some of the best in the world. A slightly larger resort with 110 villas split between beach and overwater accommodation; it extends into the lagoon on two frond-like strands making for quite the aerial spectacle.
The hotel design has used the beauty of the ocean and the vivid colour palette of the surrounding nature to give the resort a new and natural freshness. From turquoise colours harmonised with fawn and ivory in alternating stripes, fish patterns and cut coral designs to exude an atmosphere of calm. While the collection of contemporary furniture, inspired by travel pieces from around the world, decorates different hotel spaces and brings freshness, modernity and novelty.
For authentic barefoot chic, the sandy-floored main Manta restaurant is the epitome of fine yet casual dining. It serves nightly-themed cuisine from a variety of countries, with an emphasis on chef interaction and theatrical live cooking. The Alizée beach grill is found just a few metres from the sea, as is the driftwood-designed Totem Bar, beneath a cooling canopy of trees for a total tropical island experience.
New Airport Lounge
Guests travelling to Constance Halaveli or Constance Moofushi can enjoy the new Constance lounge at the recently inaugurated seaplane terminal, Noovilu, at Velana International Airport, Maldives, designed to uplift guests’ arrival and departure experience. Spread over 270m², providing guests with facilities for comfort, including two restrooms, bathrooms and private areas for showering. The fantastic sea views of the new lounge ensure that guests can enjoy the landscape and seascape from the moment they arrive in the Maldives. With a selection of refreshments featuring a variety of snacks and drinks, free internet connection, and a massage chair, in addition to a separate corner for kids to keep the little ones occupied, including TV and games, guests can unwind and wait for their next flight peacefully.
About Constance Hotels, Resorts and Golf, an Indian Ocean expert
Constance Hotels, Resorts and Golf is a Mauritian hospitality group with seven eco-chic resorts across Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar, and three championship golf courses (one in Seychelles and two in Mauritius). With Mauritian roots, warmth and smiles are in the company’s DNA. A sense of place and nature is the inspiration behind selecting properties that preserve their environment’s natural beauty. High-flying gastronomy and fine wine are integral to the group’s proposition, with 67 sommeliers working across seven properties. Guests’ well-being is the focus with a Constance Spa in each resort combining treatments, fitness and nutrition. Constance Hotels and Resorts is an Indian Ocean expert offering guests unique experiences in each location.