Maldives with Constance Hotels Part 2: Halaveli Resort

 Halaveli is the kind of luxury resort that you might conjure up when asked to think of the Maldives. From the pool, restaurants (there are four, including a sushi bar), villas (there's also a huge presidential villa, should you be feeling extra plush and want to gather a group of friends to join you), to the experiences they offer, it has everything and more that you could ever dream of. And those experiences include dinner in the resort's wine cellar and wine-tasting in the lagoon. Yes - drinking beautiful bottles of wine in the lagoon. At sunset. With baby sharks swimming past your feet. I didn't even know that that was on my bucket list, but I ticked it off! Perhaps it's time I update the bucket list. Both are obviously a must. 

A 25 minute speed boat away from Moofushi, Halaveli is a completely different kettle of fish. While Moofushi is equipped for diving and has a more desert island disc vibe with a younger ambience, Halaveli is like the older, bigger, more luxurious brother that caters for families. But if you're considering them both for a honeymoon destination, they are equally wonderful. I'd highly recommend spending a few nights in each resort, to get the best of both worlds - just saying. And you could do what we did and stay in a water villa at Moofushi and a beach villa at Halaveli to get the full experience!  

Thank you to Constance Hotels for making this amazing trip possible! 

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Pathway to the spa

Pathway to the spa

Water villa interiors 

Water villa interiors 

Bathing in one of the water villa's private infinity pool 

Bathing in one of the water villa's private infinity pool 

Jahaz restaurant and bar

Jahaz restaurant and bar

Sushi at Kaika Sushi bar

Sushi at Kaika Sushi bar

My outdoor bathroom 

My outdoor bathroom 

Beach villa complete with outdoor bathroom and private pool next to the bath

Beach villa complete with outdoor bathroom and private pool next to the bath

The pool at the presidential villa 

The pool at the presidential villa 

Wine-tasting in the lagoon! 

Wine-tasting in the lagoon! 

Our ride home

Our ride home

Halaveli from the air at sunset 

Halaveli from the air at sunset