Constance Ephelia Resort

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Constance Ephélia offers state-of-the-art facilities in a location that will take your breath away. Set within almost 300 acres of tropical landscape, the resort is fringed by two of the island’s best beaches, with soft, white sand and warm, clear waters gently lapping at the shore. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the extensive U Spa by Constance offers a wide range of treatments to leave you feeling on top of the world. Why not choose to stay in a Hillside Villa where you'll have privacy and sensational views? There are also incredibly spacious Family Villas and Beach Villas, all with private pool and garden space. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with superb restaurants, including Cyann, combining French culinary techniques with the lightness and flavour of Asian cuisine. Corossol is the main restaurant with sumptuous buffet dishes, whilst Helios, on the south beach, offers tapas, mezze and antipasti delights. Each restaurant has a bar with a creative range of cocktails and there's live music come sundown in the hotel's lively main bar. Cyann is the most elegant bar with an outdoor deck just metres from the beach. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy a whole range of non-motorised water sports and, whilst parents enjoy a well-deserved break, the kids will play happily at the complimentary kids' club.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

On Mahé Island, overlooking Port Launay Marine National Park and two of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

271 suites and villas. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, LCD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Mac mini entertainment system, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on a request basis). Junior Suites with a spacious indoor living area and a furnished terrace, set around the swimming pools, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years (plus an infant under 2 years).

Please note: prices for Junior Suites and Senior Suites are based on Half Board, with the option to upgrade to Full Board. Prices for Family Villas, Beach Villas and Hillside Villas are based on Breakfast Included, with the option to upgrade to Half Board or Full Board. Guests staying in Junior Suites enjoy buffet breakfast at the main restaurant, Corossol, and guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas enjoy breakfast at the beach restaurant, Seselwa. 

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Corossol (guests staying in Junior Suites) or at Seselwa (guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas). Dinner at Corossol (buffet), Helios (buffet or set menu), Seselwa (buffet or set menu) or Adam & Eve (à la carte), or Cyann (à la carte or set menu with a meal credit). 

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Corossol (guests staying in Junior Suites) or at Seselwa (guests staying in Senior Suites and Villas). Lunch at Helios (buffet or à la carte), Seselwa (buffet or à la carte), Adam & Eve (à la carte) or Kabana (snack menu). Dinner at Corossol (buffet), Helios (buffet or set menu), Seselwa (buffet or set menu) or Adam & Eve (à la carte), or Cyann (à la carte orset menu with a meal credit). Full Board starts with lunch on day 1 and ends with breakfast at the end of your stay. 

Please note: supplements may apply for à la carte or special menus, unless specified. These options are not transferable or cumulative. Drinks and in-room dining are at an additional charge. Should you miss a meal (for whatever reason), it is forfeited for that day. 

Senior Suites are larger and set amidst the gardens close to the lagoon, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (plus an infant under 2 years).

2-Bedroom Family Villas, with private pool and garden, have 1 bedroom with 1 king-size bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (plus an infant under 2 years). 

3-Bedroom Family Villas, with private pool and garden, have a master bedroom on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the first floor (1 with twin beds), sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 child under 13 years (extra bed in master bedroom), plus an infant under 2 years. 

Beach Villas are situated on the north side of the resort and have either 1 or 2 bedrooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms, private swimming pool and pagoda for relaxation. 1-Bedroom Beach Villas sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child under 13 years (plus an infant under 2 years). 2-Bedroom Beach Villas sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years (additional charge for 5th and 6th beds), plus an infant under 2 years.

Hillside Villas overlooking the Port Launay Marine Park have either 1 or 2 bedrooms and their own plunge pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults respectively.

5 restaurants: Corossol (main buffet restaurant), Helios Mediterranean Restaurant (buffet restaurant), Adam & Eve (à la carte Pan-Asian cuisine), Cyann (à la carte menu), Seselwa (island cuisine). 5 bars: main bar, Helios bar, Adam & Eve bar, Cyann bar and Seselwa bar. 4 swimming pools. U Spa by Constance* with 18 treatment rooms, yoga pavilion, sauna, thermal pool, Jacuzzi and hair salon. Fully-equipped gym*, tennis court*, squash court* and non-motorised water sports*, including pedalos, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and kayaks. Snorkelling at Port Luanay Reserve*. Scuba diving*. Climbing wall*, zip wire* and a tortoise park*. Hiking trails. 5 boutiques. Constance Kids' Club* (4-11 years). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 22, 2019 Trip184862

We stayed for 10 nights and had a great time, really impressed particularly with the standard of service The resort was quiet which probably did help but what was really clear with everyone that we dealt with was the pride in what they were delivering and nothing was too much trouble We arrived early in the morning and was given a light… Read more
We stayed for 10 nights and had a great time, really impressed particularly with the standard of service The resort was quiet which probably did help but what was really clear with everyone that we dealt with was the pride in what they were delivering and nothing was too much trouble We arrived early in the morning and was given a light breakfast, we had a free upgrade to a beautiful room and we were able to check in early which was really helpful Buggies and sun loungers were easy to get, you do need to book restaurants way in advance but even in the buffet food standards were consistently high, thanks to Mussa for his assistance in Corassol always friendly The team at Helios were also excellent and we had lunch there most days The room was kept spotless with towel animals most days which was a nice touch, we never got his name but it was room 85 11-21 Sept please pass on our thanks Highly recommend Read less
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Sep 22, 2019 YousBou

This was by far the best resort experience we ever had. We had the Hill Villa for 11 nights and the service was absolutely amazing. We had a private pool and even our own golf car (very handy knowing that the size of the place) It's a huge resort with two different beaches, plenty of activities from water sports to zip lining The food was… Read more
This was by far the best resort experience we ever had. We had the Hill Villa for 11 nights and the service was absolutely amazing. We had a private pool and even our own golf car (very handy knowing that the size of the place) It's a huge resort with two different beaches, plenty of activities from water sports to zip lining The food was impeccable. There is 5 different restaurants which you have to book in advance. The buffet was amazing and very diversified with different theme every dinner. We ended up going more often there. Honestly, there is nothing to say but "Spotless" place. If you go to Seychelles, you have to go there. Read less
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Sep 20, 2019 961jazz Glasgow, United Kingdom

So where do you go to celebrate your 31st wedding anniversary. Your daughters 30th birthday , your sons 21st and the joy of taking your 18 month granddaughter away on her first big trip abroad ? Well Lonely Planet said the Seychelles was a idyllic place to go in September . After a great night flight, we had a 40min journey to the north of the… Read more
So where do you go to celebrate your 31st wedding anniversary. Your daughters 30th birthday , your sons 21st and the joy of taking your 18 month granddaughter away on her first big trip abroad ? Well Lonely Planet said the Seychelles was a idyllic place to go in September . After a great night flight, we had a 40min journey to the north of the island . One road over the mountain , our driver from Masons was very careful on the steep hairpin bends . Thank goodness , as the baby was just strapped into a seatbelt . Still early morning when we arrived , we were checked in quickly , offered breakfast and told our family villa would be ready soon . It was. A golf buggy ride over to the south beach , only a 15 min walk , these buggies pop around all the time never any problem getting a lift , even the staff not designated to transport will stop and see if you need a lift . Most times during the day , when we were going to play tennis or the spa ( best massage ever) or to Zee bar or Helios for lunch we rode our bikes which were provided at the villa . The family villa was lovely, a small pool , and at each end there was a covered sitting area , one had coffee facilities a mini bar and Apple TV . Great for when it rained , you were still outside , but inside , this is where we ate the complimentary cake which arrived every day, plus the baby would have her dinner here most nights , ordered off the kids room service menu . Beds big and comfy , we took the upstairs bedroom , maybe not as spacious as the master suite but ok , my only gripe is the lighting isn’t great and there isn’t a mirror in the room , makes hair drying a bit difficult but the humidity and showers put paid to a glossy blow dry anyway . Along with our villa , we had Simon ,he just made our trip even better . No worries about booking restaurants , always on hand by group text for our every whim . He arranged our private beach barbecue which ended up in a cabana because of the rain, it was awesome the setting , the food , our own private chef , no pork sausages here ! A memory forever . Looking after our villa was Vindor , he kept it spotless , always cheery and any little maintenance problems were sorted in minutes . We spent the days on south beach , the boys in the cabana bar looked after us with towels and drinks and icecream for the baby . It’s a public beach , so the sun beds can’t be moved forward when you’re wanting to catch more rays. Not a problem the sand was as soft as a feather bed , no hawkers plying their wares on the beach , several times we were the only people on it . Breakfast in Seselwa was a short stroll for us , usual buffet breakfast , made special by the staff , especially Tracey who always had lots of smiles and help with the baby . We loved the Asian Adam and Eve restaurant , so much so we went twice , ordering the aromatic duck for the second visit . Perry our server had such good chat and even got the chef to chat to us to see if we could find his secret recipe to his Thai red curry . He would have made us anything , this is what we found one night at the wonderful corossol buffet . We don’t like buffets but decided to give it a go , what a wonderful variety of top class food , however there wasn’t any gluten free desserts , and I happened to mention this to the waiter and within minutes the head chef was there and made my daughter a special dessert . Drinks are expensive , but it’s a 5 star resort , we think it’s on par with Dubai prices . They really need to sort out the plastic bottles sold at the restaurants , when glass recyclable bottles are given complimentary in the accommodation . So it rained a lot , we decided to just embrace the beauty of the island which is due to the rain , the staff are there to make your holiday the best it can possibly be , and despite the weather , we all came home with great tans ! Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 gurkamalb2019 London, United Kingdom

Constance Ephelia - Mahe is the perfect paradise. Everything keeps exceeding all expectations. The best and friendliest service with excellent facilities and incredible food. Two of the resorts restaurants stood out for us Corossol with its huge variety of dishes from around the world and attentive and welcoming staff special mention to Madhu for… Read more
Constance Ephelia - Mahe is the perfect paradise. Everything keeps exceeding all expectations. The best and friendliest service with excellent facilities and incredible food. Two of the resorts restaurants stood out for us Corossol with its huge variety of dishes from around the world and attentive and welcoming staff special mention to Madhu for whom nothing was too much trouble. Adam & Eve with its exquisite pan Asian cuisine. The chef (Jahir) & dessert chef (Mira) deserve a special mention as does Prabhu for his friendly and helpful service. The resort’s Zee bar provided an after dinner beverage where we were looked after by Nicole. The resort provided so much and Martina at the Fitness Centre was a friendly and helpful source of advice on things to do both within and excursions outside the resort. I would highly recommend this resort to both couples and families & I am certainly planning another stay sometime in the near future. Thank you Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles for a wonderful honeymoon. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 JoeBella86 paris

We have selected this hotel in Mahé for our honeymoon from Paris, for oue last 4 nights in the seychelles after 4 nights in la digue and 4 nights in Praslin islands. It is way more extraordinary than in the pictures. We have hesitated with the garden room and the junior suite half board but finally we had the junior suite. The first welcome is… Read more
We have selected this hotel in Mahé for our honeymoon from Paris, for oue last 4 nights in the seychelles after 4 nights in la digue and 4 nights in Praslin islands. It is way more extraordinary than in the pictures. We have hesitated with the garden room and the junior suite half board but finally we had the junior suite. The first welcome is really nice in the room a petillant wine and chocolates, flowers in the bed also and a beach bag as a gift. We really loved the room I recommend to ask first floor room right in the beach view. The employees are from different countries Seychelles India Srilanka Africa etc and all very polite and welcoming. I especially want to thank Moussa from zanzibar the waiter in the breakfast restaurant, Ludivine from the reception, the chief cook Ansanka and second cook Asanka from the restaurant Helios extremally talented food was the best from all the restaurants !!! Finally big thank you for the barman Amal in the north beach and also the sri lankan barman from the south beach. Thank you every one we enjoyed our honeymoon. The hotel garden is fabulous beaches are beautiful. i recommand to book the restaurants for dinner half board when you arrive. Cyan the french one was a little deception from our french taste the menu needs to be upgraded. Helios was the best we went twice !!! Sesellwa the creole one was fine. Finally Adam and Eve was closed for construction. We have not tried the corossol buffet for dinner only for breakfast the food is good quality eggs fruits breds croissants and even salty food meat indian plates also and juices in the buffet. Swimmingpools are nice and there is a gym with a heated pool and also tennis squashs and a giant turtle house. We did not feel the crowded because we came in september. High season is october november december. I recommend Brandon cab services for the taxi well rated on tripadvisor. Thank you finally for all the housekeeping many times a day for towels changing and cleaning of the suite. Nothing was negative for our honeymoon except not included cocktails or food snacks in half board which we found expensive but everything is expensive in the Seychelles ! I recommend this hotel for the location in a natural area with mountains and tropical trees and gardens and 2 nice beaches. Read less