Constance Ephelia – Seychelles
Set between two pristine, granite rock-framed beaches, in one hundred and twenty hectares of lush, tropical landscape, and right on the edge of the Morne Seychelles National Park, Constance Ephelia is sprawled amongst the palms. Mountainous rainforest borders either side, with a mangrove forest at its heart, immersing guests in a tropical haven. The turquoise waters beckon you to explore them, either above or below, or you can simply spend the days looking out over the lagoon, feeling the soft sand between your toes.
The team here look after your every whim and the waterside restaurants serve excellent food. Whether Constance Ephelia is just the beginning of your Seychellois odyssey, or you spend your entire holiday here, it’s a welcoming retreat for honeymooners and families alike.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its numerous activities & choice of accommodation.
Style:Thatched island chic.
Location:On a headland on the northwest coast of Mahé, overlooking the Port Launey National Marine Park.
Rooms:300 rooms, suites & villas with private pools.
Swimming:4 pools & 2 stunning beaches.
Children:Families welcomed with open arms, with a kid’s club & activities.
Accessibility:With its rainforest location, it’s not suitable for wheelchair users. Ground floor rooms are accessible for those with limited mobility.
Open From:All year round.
Price:Weekly price from £3,100 per room.
Sprinkled around the resort, the rooms, suites and villas are elegant, contemporary and exceptionally spacious. And when we say spacious, we really mean it. Either tucked away amongst the lush vegetation or step straight out onto the beach they are true havens.
The choice of food here is as varied as it is delicious. You’ll find something for every palate, but be sure to book beforehand. Corossol has an international menu and spills out onto a poolside terrace. With an idyllic location on South Beach, Helios has a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern menu, with a very tasty selection of mezze and tapas for lunch and dinner. Adam and Eve has a fun street food vibe, focusing on the dishes of south east Asia. Here you can eat with sand in your toes around an open kitchen.
The beach side Cyann Restaurant combines French and Asian flavours, with a sushi bar by the pool. Dine here for fabulous views over Port Launay Marine Park. For a Seychellois experience, Seselwa on North Beach is a relaxed à la carte restaurant, where you dine to the gentle sound of lapping waves. Each restaurant has its own bar – the perfect place to start or end the evening.
The calm waters of the bays surrounding Constance Ephelia could not be more perfect for watersports. The resort has a selection of complimentary water activities, from pedalos to kayaking through the mangroves and from sailing hobie cats to windsurfing. The waters around the Seychelles offer some of the best diving in the world, and both beginners and experienced divers can explore them, with PADI courses available. The resort has tennis courts (with coaches) and most fun of all, a zip line through the rainforest.
If you’re in need of some pampering, you have an entire Spa village at your disposal – the largest in the Indian Ocean. Set in the heart of the tropical gardens, it has a highly skilled team ready to help you achieve your wellness goals. Complete with a sauna, steam room, thermal pool, cold plunge pool and a reflective pool, its treatments use aromatic natural products from native plants.
Exceptionally family friendly, Constance Ephelia has all manner of facilities for children. From the large villas, to rooms that can have extra beds added, to the very well run kid’s club. Open to children aged four to eleven, (younger ones are welcome, but will need a babysitter, at an extra cost), the club has a well-organised activity programme (arts and crafts, feeding giant tortoises and pool games to name a few), and comes with indoor and outdoor play areas.
There’s an evening babysitting service (a meal for the babysitter is included in the cost), and there are children’s menus at all the restaurants.
On a headland on the northwest coast of Mahé, overlooking the Port Launey National Marine Park – a 40-minute drive from the airport & 25 minutes from Victoria.