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So many beautiful desert islands, so many beautiful hotels to choose from. The Maldives has got an enviable problem on its hands with quite so much choice, but here at Original Travel we have been to the best of the bunch of hotels, and think Constance Moofushi will appeal.
There is the usual blend of land and water villas, with the majority on stilts in the lagoon. Of the over water rooms only the senior water villas have baths, but all are decked out in tastefully understated style although the bathrooms err on the small side.
The island itself is one of the smaller resort islands, with a complete circuit taking no more than ten minutes, and at times it can feel busy, but the lagoon surrounding the island is one of the largest and protected by wave-breakers for the ultimate in natural swimming pool sensations. There is one other main pool as well.
Constance Moofushi has three restaurants, including Alizee (the smartest, a la carte, option), Totem and the main restaurant serving buffet meals. There are also a couple of bars for enjoying a cocktail or two. Probably the best selling point of Constance Moofushi is that it's fully inclusive, unlike many of the islands where you are charged eye-watering rates for everything additional. The package includes all meals and drinks and even one free excursion such as a fishing trip or sunset cruise.
Why we love it
The fully inclusive rates mean there are no nasty surprises when it comes to check out.