Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives
A pearl in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, Moofushi is situated on The Jewel Island in the South Ari Atoll.Opened in November 2010, the island has a unique butterfly design and daring architecture that was developed by Mauritian architect Jean-Michel d’Unienville and French design team Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet of Studio MHNA.
Here is a pearl in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, with the beauty of the ocean as a background. The whole concept is luxurious, but the project has been developed with a true desire of not showing off. Here, lifestyle rubs elbows with wild beauty. The range of colours is purposely neutral and natural. It is a monochrome of white, beige, greige, ivory and sand punctuated with bright colours from the seabed.
Constance Moofushi Resort & Spa is one of the Luxury Resort in MALDIVES which provides 62 Luxury villas & suits, located in Moofushi Private Island which is 92km away from Male International Airport. Transfer to the resort will be provided by Seaplane and it will take approximately 25 minutes to reach the resort from Male International Airport.
Constance Moofushi Resort & Spa offers the opportunity to enjoy some unique experiences, considered as one of the best diving spots in the world, Constance Moofushi Resort combines the Crusoe Chic Barefoot elegance of a deluxe resort with the highest standards of Constance Hotels Experience.
At Moofushi, the focus is on offering the ultimate in bare-foot sophistication – luxury without being flashy.On arrival by sea plane or water taxi, you can walk barefoot straight onto the sand. At the reception, the welcome desks are made of beautifully worn wood, and the chandelier of recycled glass bottles.This restful space gives you a sense of the wonderfully quirky and stylish mood this resort exudes.
Environmental issues were key to the design. Careful consideration has been taken to preserve the environment through efficient and non-polluting materials. Think luxury and simplicity – wood, ropes, lamps in the spirit of the marine lanterns, huge trunk-like wardrobes in the villas and many other surprises.
Communal spaces and spa
The team behind Moofushi has created communal spaces where guests can chill out at any time of day. The lounge is a delightful mix of private club meets Ernest Hemingway hang-out – all leather armchairs, bamboo screens and slow-whirring ceiling fans.
Drink in the tropical night air at the bar, or seek out the VIP spot, lounges on the beach, night spots, isolated restaurant tables and the more classical space close to incredible buffets.
The spa is built above the water to provide a fantastically relaxing space, and each treatment room faces the turquoise sea.
Land and water villas
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential on holiday. At Moofushi there are 110 land and water villas to choose from, all set in an intimate location of lagoons, sandbanks and woodlands.If you choose our stilted accommodation over the water, you’ll get privileged access to the sea and much longed for privacy – especially for those of you on honeymoon.
Architectural design at Constance resorts
Constance resorts have earned themselves a reputation for elegance and an attention to personal service that makes you feel you’ve joined a luxury members’ club.
But what these resorts also offer are beautifully proportioned spaces in which you can totally unwind and relax.
In the first of our series, here’s an insight into the work of the architectural and design teams behind Constance Le Prince Maurice.
Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
Le Prince Maurice is our deluxe 5* resort in Mauritius, and part of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux group.Mauritian architect Jean Marc Eynaud was the mastermind behind the resort, which opened in 1998 after 9 months of construction and more than 3 years of planning.
When designing the entrance to the hotel, the architects and concept designers were inspired by Greek temples and the way a succession of halls lead to a god or goddess.
As you approach the main entrance of Le Prince Maurice, steps take you up to a walkway over a small wooden bridge. Ahead, 2 columns narrow the field of vision, before opening up to a wide area where you enjoy panoramic views of the resort.
And if you arrive at night, the visual effects are inverted as the focus flips onto the hotel itself with the architectural play on perspective coming from the lights.
Feng Shui harmony
Feng Shui principles were used when designing the hotel, and the result is a triumph. Anyone who spends time in this energising space is treated to a wonderful sense of equilibrium and well-being. Here are some of the key elements at play.
- Beds are high above floor level to help the circulation of Qi, or energy.
- In the first hall of L’Archipel restaurant, internal concrete columns are at the centre of the hall (the wooden ones are external) increasing the concentration of energy in the centre of the space.
- The Lounge Bar design is dedicated to the lotus flower, the symbol of life and the interplay of the yin and yang.
- The gardens have been created to give a natural impression with touches that are at first invisible to the eye – hundreds of night jasmine start to flower when the sun sets, filling the air with their heady perfume.
The new Constance resort brings its high standards of service and design and couples it with chic barefoot sand-between-the-toes freedom to create a delicious island haven. Perfectly situated on the south Ari Atoll in the Maldives, acclaimed as one of the best diving locations in the world you will find a world under the sea much of which is conveniently visible from the land. Constance Moofushi Resort is a truely luxurious retreat
Project name: Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives
Location: South Ari Atoll, Alifu Atoll, Maldives
Type: Resort, Resort Interior, Resort Space
Rooms: 62 Luxury villas & suits
Completion Year: 2010
Visit Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives’s Website: here
Client / Owner / Developer: Constance Hotel
Architects: Jean-Michel d’Unienville Architect
Interior Designer: Studio MHNA
Text Description: © Courtesy of Studio MHNA, Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives
Images: © Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives