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This is the place you fantasize about. Gorgeous. Private. Fun. The Constance team took great care to see that our every need was taken care of....largely before we even thought of it ourselves. We had the perfect beach villa. We took advantage of a couples massage. We spent every evening watching the sun set with a delicious beverage. Our "theme" for this trip was total relaxation. We moved at our own pace and it was glorious. We did not take advantage of the full board option...that is not so much our thing. But looking at menus and the items included, it seemed to be a nice option. Especially if you're a foodie. As mentioned we enjoyed the casual sandy bar in the afternoons and the list of included cocktails was very nice. No skimping there. You will not be sorry that you booked here.
Perfection - worth every penny
We just returned after a 5 night stay at the exceptional Constance Halaveli. With so many options in the Maldives, it's difficult to choose the right resort. I can tell you that from the moment we landed in Male, we knew we had made the right decision. Someone was there to greet us after exiting customs, escorting us to a beautiful reception area where we could wait for our sea-plane. While we had to wait 90 minutes, we were in a peaceful well accommodated space where we could freshen up, have drinks and light bites and check email. Once we took the short 25 minute flight to the island, a full team was there on the deck upon our arrival, with smiles on their faces...ready to serve and ensure the perfect holiday. We were immediately given a tour of the facilities and taken to our over-water villa. Our jaws were open the entire time, as even though I researched meticulously, even I was not prepared for the beauty of this resort and the setting. Our villa was to die for, with incredible views, modern accommodations, our own plunge pool, 2 giant closets and a beautiful bathroom. That evening, we had dinner at Jing, the nicer a la carte restaurant. I was blown away by the impressive menu, gorgeous setting and most of all, the amazing sommelier Manish. He was not just friendly, but genuinely excited about introducing us to wines around the world. I was surprised that with our all inclusive package, we would get exposed to so many wonderful wines with someone who was so knowledgeable and passionate about wines in general. His passion was contagious and we came back a second time for an even more spectacular dinner experience with Manish. The next few days were spent exploring the resort and mostly relaxing on the gorgeous perfect beaches. Most of our time we felt like we had the island to ourselves. We wanted for nothing...the service here is truly incredible. It's as if they can read your mind and before you even realize that you need something, someone is already there ready to serve. We have stayed at many wonderful 5 star properties around the world, but the thing that truly differentiates this resort are the people. Normally, "great service" is transparent, it's done well when everything is seamless and without complaint. But here, for the first time, we actually got to know many of the staff, remembering them by name, and actually looking forward to seeing them and engaging them. And they remembered us....where we were from, how many kids we have, our favorite drinks and what kind of wine we prefer. It was as if we were staying with friends...not a "resort". Jean Pierre, the Food and Beverage Manager was wonderful. He was so friendly and authentic - truly wanting to know who we are so he could make our experience exceptional, and could seek ideas on how to improve for future guests. He is a gem and true "differentiator" for Constance Halaveli. He has such a bright future ahead and I can't wait to see where he ends up in a few years! Manish and Arul were both sommeliers, and a very special part of their team. They helped ensure we had several unbelievable dinners. Their passion and knowledge and "fun personalities" exceeded our expectations. Lucas in the front office had a wonderful personality and even gave my husband a private "behind the scenes" tour of the operations. He was engaging and authentic and went out of his way to answer all my husband's questions. Catherine was our snorkeling guide and was fantastic! She has such a love of the water and it was infectious. She was also so friendly and engaging. Darko, the fitness instructor, gives the most AMAZING "functional stretching/massages". After arriving at this resort, book time with him. Immediately. Do not hesitate. He combines chiropractic techniques with stretching and massage to completely refresh you. Find him at the spa or the fitness center. I could honestly go on and on.....the people here love what they do. The service is exceptional because the people they hire and train genuinely want to make people happy. This could be felt and is honestly why our experience here was so phenomenal. All the restaurants are really very good....again, much better than I was expecting. Even the breakfast selection is everything you could ever want and more. Fresh juices, homemade croissants and other decadent pastries, as well as food from other parts of the world from curries to dim sum. The sunsets are out of this world. Grab a drink around 6:30 pm and be prepared to be dazzled. Every. Single. Night. For me, the only part of the experience that could have been better was the Spa. The massages were "ok", and they could have done a better job ensuring that the steam room, sauna and hot tub were operational. When we checked in for our treatments, none of these facilities were ready, which was surprising. But all in all, a truly wonderful stay. While it is a bit pricey, we honestly felt it was worth every penny. I will not only be recommending this place to everyone I know, but will be thinking of a way to return in the near future. Until then, I will forever remember Constance Halaveli.
Our last week in Constance Halaveli was absolutely amazing.Our villa was so nice and big close to little private beach, where is no one apart from you. You don't need any shoes because there is pure and shiny sand around whole island. We really had a good time and for sure we gonna come back soon. We've met also very very lovely guys, they work there so hard and they do the best they can. Our best one is Bandara, he does the most special drinks and everything you just ask for. He became our friend, cause he really knows what he does, he cares about you whole week. And we really appreciate it. Bandara thank you for all you have done for us and hopefuly see you sooon.
Heaven on earth
It's been a short few weeks since we got back from our honeymoon at Constance Halaveli, and we're already scheming for how to get back there. Overall, this was one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had anywhere on earth. Arrival: This was flawless. We flew in late at night to Male and stayed overnight. Constance, as per our request, put us on the very first seaplane out in the morning, at 630am. From the moment we arrived at Male airport, we felt taken care of, and escorted every step of the way. The Constance lounge in Male airport was a wonderful soothing space, and a great place to watch the seaplanes from, while we waited for ours. From there, we took a quick 25 minute flight to Halaveli Island, where we were greeted by a speedboat that took us the rest of the way to the resort (5 minute boat ride). Our room was ready and waiting for us, despite the early arrival, so we had the whole first day to truly enjoy. The room: We had an overwater villa, which was beautiful and luxurious. Everything was spotless and luxurious, and the bathroom was huge, with separate his and hers closets. Our bed was incredibly comfortable and the bedroom was very spacious. Our private infinity pool looking at the waters was beautiful and perfectly maintained, and we often struggled to drag ourselves away from this very private oasis. Our only ask is that the resort add some form of bluetooth speaker to the room - we would have enjoyed the setting so much more if we could listen to soft music on our patio. Beaches / pools / facilities: The beach at Halaveli is spotless and beautiful. Powder white sand, blue warm waters, always endless empty chairs to sit on, with fresh towels waiting, The main infinity pool is beautiful as well, and almost always empty, with your pick of chairs to sit at. Otherwise, the gym and tennis courts and dive centre are all excellent. Dining: We ate at every restaurant. The buffet breakfasts at Jahaz were fantastic. Huge variety and excellent quality of food. Dinner at Jahaz was not to our preference, and we mostly stuck to the a la carte restaurants instead. Meeru was good, but not amazing. Jing was gorgeous, with its location over the water, and illuminated fish swimming below your table, and the food there was excellent. In-room dining was amazing. We ate several meals in our villa on our private patio, and these were our favourites of the trip. The menus by the beach / pool were limited, but luckily we discovered that the staff will bring any food on the in-room menu to the beach or pool, so we always ate well on the beach. Service: This is where this resort shines. The staff here just don't know the meaning of the word no. We literally did not have one request during the trip that was declined. Not only that, the staff is so warm, so friendly and welcoming. Everywhere we went we were greeted with amazing smiles and waves and true interest in how our day was going. The staff also remember you and remember your unique preferences. As an example, after a couple breakfasts where we asked for cream cheese to go with our smoked salmon, the staff began delivering heaps of salmon and cream cheese to our table every morning without us even having to ask. Departure: Again a flawless experience, Our flight from Male wasn't till 1130pm. The hotel put us on the last seaplane at 5pm, and allowed us to keep our room for the whole day until just before the seaplane. So our last day was fully one we could enjoy. We spent a few hours in the Constance lounge waiting for our international flight, and it was again a very comfortable soothing place to pass the time. Overall, this was just a magical stay, and we can't wait to go back. Thank you to the whole Constance Halaveli team for everything, and we recommend this resort whole heartedly to anyone thinking of going there.
It was our best beach vacation ever! We are traveling a lot and we are living abroad since 13 years but this high quality of service and the hospitality of the the entire Constanze team is exceptional! All restaurants and as well as the buffet is outstanding. Every gustos will fine the right meal to enjoy!
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