At a glance

  • You'll love

    Island life

    Great diving

    Delicious food

  • Kids will love

    Fun, friendly kids club

    Snorkelling and diving

    White-sand beach

  • Don’t expect

    Groundbreaking style

    Local restaurants

    Hi-tech frills


Make a splash at family-friendly Constance Halaveli in the Maldives, which has soft-sand floors, vast villas, private plunge pools and enough watersports to thrill Smiths of all sizes.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Constance Halaveli with us:

A bottle of wine, a fruit basket and a cookery class for little Smiths aged 3–12. Lucky GoldSmiths also get a bottle of bubbly


‘Constance Halaveli has sandy floors, vast villas stocked with family essentials, private plunge pools and so much to do in the way of watersports, beaching and exploring, little legs will tire, parents will sleep deeply and you'll all leave wanting more. ’

Smith & Family


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Constance Halaveli hotel – Maldives – Maldives

Need To Know


86, including eight Family Beach Villas stocked with essentials for parents with young children.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability and a charge (this varies, depending on the season). Earliest check-in, 2pm. The hotel has a departure lounge with showers, so guests can freshen up after checking out.


Double rooms from £708.81 ($994), excluding tax at 23.2 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $6.00 per person per night prior to arrival.

More details

Breakfast is included in some rates (you can also opt for half-board). Children Cots for under-2s can be added free to any room. Children aged 3–12 are charged US$130 a day for bed and breakfast; USD$180 for half-board. Over-12s are charged adult rates: US$250 for bed and breakfast; US$350 for half-board.

At the hotel

Private sandy beach, two family-friendly swimming pools, tennis court, kids’ club, overwater spa, three restaurants, two boutiques (one selling clothes; one selling jewellery), departure lounge with showers, free WiFi. Each villa has its own plunge pool; some have a private garden. The resort also has baby monitors, high chairs and feeder cups to borrow (request in advance).

In your room

TV, DVD player, iPod connection, minibar, Constance bath products, free WiFi. Family Beach Villas are stocked with a pushchair, cot and bottle-sterilising unit.

Our favourite rooms

The eight Family Beach Villas are designed for parents with little ones in tow and come stocked with helpful essentials, including a pushchair, cot and bottle-sterilising unit. These vast 358sq m villas sleep two adults and two children in a separate kids’ room, which is just off the master bedroom and kitted out with bunk beds. Each villa has its own private garden and plunge pool; the beach is just steps away. If you want to be close to the kids club and pool, book number 30. The 10 Double Storey Villas with Pool suit families with older children or teens. Separate living areas allow parents and a potentially moody teen to brood in their own space; there’s a master bedroom with a king-size bed on the ground floor; upstairs, there’s a small room with two beds and an adjoining bathroom with a shower. A spiral staircase leading from the upstairs balcony into the garden is perfect for confident walkers and lie-in-seeking parents. Avoid the Water Villas if you’ve got young children: the overwater jetty is designed with adults in mind.


Each villa boasts a private plunge pool; the main pool is surrounded by double day beds and single loungers, umbrellas for shade-seekers, and swaying palm trees. Parents need to supervise their water babies at the main pool; at the pool attached to the kids club, children are watched over by vigilant hotel staff.


Floating over the too-blue water, the spa pampers frazzled parents with fragrant Ila and Valmont products; there are also spa treatments for 3-12s, who are treated to cookies and rose-and-vanilla iced tea when they visit. Small Smiths can pick from a half-hour body massage with rose otto body balm (US$65); a half-hour foot bath with lavender oil and petals, followed by a cocoa cream massage (US$40); a scalp massage with olive oil (US$20) or some henna tattoos (US$10 each).


If little Smiths are looking a little wild-haired, take them for a trim in the spa.

Book ahead

You can sort spa treatments, restaurant reservations and childcare requests upon check-in (but don't leave it any later, especially for dinners at 10-table Meeru). 

Food and drink

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Jahaz offers all-day dining with an impressive breakfast buffet – cabbage-and-prawn omelette, bubble and squeak, fresh juices – and different themed dinner buffets each evening. Meeru – meaning ‘tasty’ in Maldivian – is a grill restaurant, open only for dinner. Each of the eatery’s 10 tables are set up on the beach every evening – book ahead to reserve your family a place. Half-way along the jetty is Jing, which welcomes families, although it’s overwater location, delicate screens and floor-to-ceiling windows lend themselves more to romantic evenings. The à la carte Asian fusion menu includes dishes such as Alaskan king crab and sevruga caviar, tuna steak with caramelised foie gras and mango sticky rice.

Family fare

Children will love sitting in Jahaz, which is shaped like the upturned hull of a boat (don’t forget to look up and check out the multi-coloured lanterns). Little Smiths are welcome in each of the restaurants at all times. The restaurants share the same children’s menu – with dishes such as bangers and mash, margarita pizza, pasta with meatballs, banana berry split – and the kitchens are happy to adapt items to suit tots or heat up milk and baby food. Highchairs are available.

Hotel Bar

You're welcome at Jahaz bar whatever your age – just bring your thirst. The bar is handily perched between the pool and kids club, so provides a perfect rendezvous point where little Smiths can come and go, and parents can relax on the circular day-beds. Work your way through the impressive cocktail menu, which includes 11 different takes on the G&T – we like the sound of the Earl Grey number – and nibble on poolside sandwiches, salads and hot dogs.

Last orders

The bar is open from 10.30am and continues pouring until late. Breakfast is served in Jahaz from 7am–10.30am; lunch from 12 noon until 3pm; dinner is 7pm until 10.30pm. Jing and Meeru are both open for dinner from 7pm; service finishes when you do.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Jahaz for relaxed breakfasts, lunches and dinners en famille; Meeru for a special grilled feast together in the evening; Jing for a romantic adults-only evening.

  • Room service

    A full room service menu, including appealing choices for children – cheesy soldiers, peanut butter nibble dip, mini ground Angus beef burger with vegetable chips – is available around the clock.


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Parent approved

‘Constance Halaveli has sandy floors, vast villas stocked with family essentials, private plunge pools and so much to do in the way of watersports, beaching and exploring, little legs will tire, parents will sleep deeply and you'll all leave wanting more. ’

Smith & Family

Kids Club

Open from 9am–9pm, the Kuda Club welcomes kids aged 4–11, and is free of charge. Each day is dedicated to a different theme – food frenzy Monday, pirate adventure Thursday, and so on – and keeps Little Smiths happily occupied with sandcastle-building, pizza-making, local arts and crafts, and water sports. Times and activities on offer vary, according to the season. A play area dedicated to younger children has over-sized bean bags, soft toys and games; there’s also a space to watch films, an outdoor play area with sandpit and hand-painted animal murals, and an abundance of books, games and puzzles. The Kuda Club is supervised by hotel staff, who will also feed children lunch here if you request this in advance.


Local babysitters are available at a cost of US$15 an hour, with a minimum booking of two hours.

Other Services

Don’t weigh down your suitcases with kiddie kit; the resort has baby monitors, high chairs and feeder cups to borrow (request in advance).

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Steriliser • Beakers/sippy cups • Wooden cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Baby monitors • Pushchair • Playpen • Soft toys • Baby gym • Sand pit • Crayons • Board books

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Beakers/sippy cups • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Playpen • Swimming aids • Toddler-proof toys • Bicycles • Bike helmets • Sandpit • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books • U-rated DVDs • Swimming aids

For older children

• Bikes to borrow • Board games • Craft materials


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Things to do

Underwater thrills beckon with world-class diving at your fingertips; there are PADI-approved courses created exclusively for the hotel (tailored to all levels, from beginners to advanced divers). If you prefer to keep your head above water, try your hand at kayaking or pedal boating to explore the island’s lagoon. Take a break and loll about at the spa (your children will be playing happily at the supervised kids club). Would-be Federers can hire a racket and recreate their own mini Wimbledon on the tennis court; those seeing a slower-pace sojourn can realign their chakras with private yoga lessons. With a playground for toddlers, soft toys, crayons and paints, a sandpit, outdoor toys, table tennis, swings and a slide, whines of ‘I’m bored’ will be replaced with ‘I’m busy’.

Sunny days

Take your pick from snorkelling or diving – adult kit is available on request. Water babies will be in their element here, thanks to the banana boats, wakeboarding sessions, waterskiing and catamaran lessons. For close encounters of the animal kind, arrange to go snorkelling with whale sharks or hop aboard a traditional dhoni boat for a dolphin cruise. Wannabe wranglers can try big game fishing. However, with your own plunge pool, private garden and over-sized sandpit, you may prefer to not leave your villa at all – beach toys and floats can be provided by the hotel.

Rainy days

The Kuda Club is well equipped for days spent indoors, leaving parents to while away an afternoon at the spa. For something closer to home, kids can hole up in mum and dad’s bed to watch a flick and order room service popcorn.

Local Guide

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Smith tip

The best snorkelling is to be had right in front of Jahaz restaurant. Grab your mask and flippers and go...

Don't miss…

the books on the Maldives stashed away in villas – a nice touch from the hotel, so you can read up on your amazing setting.

From the moment you make you first footprint in the beyond-blonde beaches at Constance Halaveli, we doubt you’ll want to leave until you have to. Take advantage of the island’s prime position by squeezing into a wetsuit, donning goggles and diving in with one of the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) specialty courses created exclusively for the hotel. With courses for beginners and the experienced, as well as for photography, wreck and night diving, we’re sure you’ll catch the bug for underwater thrills. Those not wanting to wet their hair can dabble in above-water pursuits; try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing or cruising around the island in a pedalo. A catamaran is available (hire is free); however a catamaran orientation course is necessary and must be paid for separately. Adrenalin-junkies can get their jollies from water-skiing, knee-boarding/wake-boarding and banana boating (available at a cost). It’s possible to go further afield with tailor-made excursions; snorkelling with whale sharks and turtles; exploring local thilas (Maldivian for reefs); sunset and star-gazing cruises; big-game fishing or private boat charters.

Following your seaplane drop-off in Malé, you may want to cap off your escape with a short sojourn in the capital. Built in 1906, Mulee Aage is the Presidential Palace, originally built as the then-Sultan for his son, but seized as government property after his deposal. The palace overlooks Hukuru Miskiiy, the oldest mosque in the Maldives crafted from coral stones and adorned with intricate carvings. If you haven’t had your fill of white-sand stretches, seek out Malé’s south-east side where you’ll find Raalhugandu, a favourite with the city’s surf crowd, and an artificial beach that plays host to an entertainment calendar brimming with watersports, carnivals, parades and live music shows.


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Constance Halaveli
Halaveli, Alifu Alifu Atoll, North Atoll, 09130
Hotel setting

Alluring Alifu Alifu Atoll

Getting There

Constance Halaveli’s island is in the Alifu Alifu Atoll, just west of Malé.


Fly into Malé International Airport (‎), where you’ll be met by hotel staff and whisked away to Constance’s seaplane lounge to take the 25-minute seaplane transfer to the hotel. The seaplanes only operate in daylight hours (between 6am and 4pm). Between November 2017 and January 2019, return transfers cost US$480 for adults (12 and over) and US$240 for 2–11s. Tots can travel for free, as long as they share someone's seat.

Parent travel tip

Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to catch your transfer from Malé to the hotel, as the seaplanes won’t wait (they only operate in daylight hours, between 6am and 5pm).


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Constance Halaveli – has been selected and approved by parents.

First impressions count: when you arrive at Constance Halaveli, you can expect to hear squeals of delight at the first glimpse of the hotel’s fish-bone-shaped jetty and beach, spied from above. As you get to know the hotel, the excitement continues. The lobby and communal spaces have soft sand floors; villas are vast, and stocked with plenty of family essentials; each one has its own plunge pool (some have gardens) and there is so much on offer here in the way of fish-spotting, watersports, beaching and exploring, little legs will get tired out, parents will snooze blissfully and you’ll all leave wishing for more. The brilliant kids club will make your brood grumble at going home; for adults seeking R&R, look no further than the blissful spa (which goes out of its way to welcome small Smiths with cookies, rose-and-vanilla iced tea and a menu of special spa treatments), sociable bar and trio of palate-pleasing restaurants.


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