Constance Lemuria – Seychelles
Stretched across a headland, shouldered by pristine beaches and turquoise waters on either side, and backed by a hilly nature reserve, teeming with indigenous species, Constance Lemuria arguably has one of the best locations on the whole of Praslin. In fact, the location is so idyllic, that Hawksbill turtles have made it one of their preferred places to hatch. This resort brims with Seychellois charm, with suites and villas hidden amongst smooth granite boulders and lush vegetation, and the gentle sound of the waves lapping. It’s just the place to sink your feet into the sand and be lulled into a perfect tropical island life.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its exceptional location & magical views.
Style:Thatched island paradise.
Location:On the northwest tip of Praslin – a 15 minute domestic flight from Mahé, or an hour’s ferry ride.
Rooms:105 suites & villas.
Swimming:A 3-tiered cascading resort pool, villa plunge pools & Petite Anse Kerlan beach.
Children:Totally welcome – with a daily kid’s club & activities galore.
Accessibility:Not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Open From:All year round.
Price:Weekly price from £7,380 per room.
Airy and sophisticated, the suites and villas at Constance Lemuria are all exceptionally comfortable. From the spacious Junior Suites sleeping up to three, and just steps from the shore, to the large Senior Suites that can accommodate a family of four, they all have luxurious bathrooms and verandas with daybeds, whilst most have sea views.
The palatial Pool Villas are right on the beach, with their own gardens and can sleep six, and for the most luxury, choose the Presidential Villa (for nine people) with its own massage pavilion, pool and steps down onto the white sand.
With four restaurants in the resort, guests have plenty of choice, and there’s something for every palate. Start the day with a continental breakfast at The Legend, with its large terrace overlooking the beach. Lunches and dinners serve international cuisine and guests can watch the chefs at work in an open kitchen. Diva is a slick place to dine with an exceptional wine list and a modern menu. For showstopping views, and a large dose of romance, The Nest is unbeatable.
Here, you’ll dine on Creole specialities and fresh seafood dishes, perched on a rocky peninsula between the two beaches. For snacks and sushi, Takamaka, with its beachfront location is perfect. The choice of bars is also impressive – for sundowners and pre-dinner cocktails.
The resort is not short of activities! With some of the best marine life in the Indian Ocean, diving has to be the number one attraction, with the resort having its own PADI dive centre. Guests can take their very first steps underwater here, or advanced divers can take a guide. If you’re happier above the waves, there’s also guided snorkelling. The resort has paddle boards, kayaks, lasers and hobie cats for guests and can provide instructors. There is also deep sea fishing on offer.
Land lovers can take bikes and explore the island, and there are numerous hiking trails through the rainforest and around the coast. Constance Lemuria is one of only a few places in the Seychelles to have an eighteen hole championship golf course – this in one links course you won’t want to miss. You can also book a resident pro if necessary. The resort also has two floodlit tennis courts. Set amongst the palms and close to the shore, the Spa has a rejuvenating and restorative list of treatments – well-worth booking if you just aren’t relaxed enough already!
An ideal resort for families, Constance Lemuria has a very well-run kid’s club. For children aged four to eleven, there’s a great programme of activities. Babysitting is available and there are kid’s menus in the restaurants too.
Constance Lemuria has held the ecotourism Green Globe Certification for nearly ten years, with its strong focus on sustainability. During your stay, guests can get involved in mangrove planting and turtle conservation, (depending on the season), with the hotel’s very own turtle manager.
On the northwest tip of Praslin – a 15 minute domestic flight from Mahé, or an hour’s ferry ride, then a 15 minute drive.