The laidback luxury vibe of this all-inclusive resort makes it a great choice for your Maldives escape, set on its own ‘desert island’ on one of the world’s best diving sites.
You’ll want for nothing during your stay, with the resort’s all-inclusive Cristal Package featuring premium drinks, delicious cuisine and even a Dhoni boat excursion. In fact, from the moment you arrive in the Maldives you’ll be treated to the ‘Constance’ service, with a private lounge at the airport for you to refresh while waiting for your transfer to the island.
Offering just 110 thatched, contemporary villas, guests can choose from a beach or overwater location for their stay, with the senior water villas offering the best of both worlds: sundecks with steps down to the lagoon, but an entrance from a jetty above the beach.
The South Ari Atoll, which is home to the resort, is world-renowned for its first-class diving, and the house reef had superb snorkelling with free equipment for all guests. If all that sounds too much like hard work though the overwater U Spa by Constance creates classic treatments to relax you, as well as a deluxe range which use Ymalia products.
The two restaurants include one with a varied array of dishes served buffet style with live cooking stations and a buzzy ambiance, or the à la carte restaurant with its grill menu in a ‘feet-in-the-sand’ location.