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 Constance Spa 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. Constance Spa* 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon hotel

Jun 30, 2020 Natasha703Nl Reading, United Kingdom

Hotel & rooms are beautiful, lots of effort went into ours as we were on honeymoon and the upgrade was amazing! Food was really good but Adam and Eve restaurant definitely our favourite by far. Very attentive staff and good facilities available for little to no cost! Well worth the money and I’d love to go back 💕
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Jun 19, 2020 Aslam_Sherif London, United Kingdom

It was truly an amazing experience and what way to celebrate my 50th birthday at this resort. We stayed 7 nights in a junior suite and beach Villa both were spacious with a large double bed, big bathroom with separate shower. The beach villa was right next north beach and I found it very relaxing swimming in beach villa private pool. All beach… Read more
It was truly an amazing experience and what way to celebrate my 50th birthday at this resort. We stayed 7 nights in a junior suite and beach Villa both were spacious with a large double bed, big bathroom with separate shower. The beach villa was right next north beach and I found it very relaxing swimming in beach villa private pool. All beach villas were provided with Bikes for guests. This was very useful on going around the resort. We used the hotel gym every morning which has all the equipment’s and it was not busy at all early mornings. The hotel offers regular buggies to transport you back and forwards to the hotel and its facilities plus between the 2 beaches. The south beach was the quieter of the 2, being surrounded by the hotel grounds. The north beach was busier, with more locals and their businesses. The sea is warm and there is some coral suitable for snorkelling although a boat trip to the marine park is a must for fish and dolphins. The choice of food at breakfast and dinner time was really good and we were spoilt for choice. All the staff at the resort were very helpful and in particular Ashim Chakraborty and Jose Fernandez went extra miles to make it special for us. I managed to play football with some of the hotel staffs at their private football ground. We used one of the largest SPA in Indian Ocean and it was great. We will return to this beautiful resort in future. Constance Ephelia is best the resort in Seychelles without a doubt Read less
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Jun 19, 2020 Djordy Leuven

We stayed in March at Constance Ephelia for over a week. We had a great stay but had to cut it short as our country of residence planned to close borders and we wouldn't be able to enter. We booked a Junior Suite which was quietly located on the second floor close to the Adam&Eve restaurant. Reception : We arrived early before check-in time. The… Read more
We stayed in March at Constance Ephelia for over a week. We had a great stay but had to cut it short as our country of residence planned to close borders and we wouldn't be able to enter. We booked a Junior Suite which was quietly located on the second floor close to the Adam&Eve restaurant. Reception : We arrived early before check-in time. The reception staff was really welcoming and we could get our room way before the normal check-in time. The room: The room was big, had lots of amenities and were very well cleaned. The bathroom has a bath tub and separate shower, 2 sinks. The bed was comfortable and airco fine. We received a free bottle of champagne and chocolates as well. Only downside regarding the room was that the curtains arent black out curtains and the light also comes through the bathroom. We also had a small cute gecko in our room sometimes but that didn't bother us at all. Resort: I believe this might be one if the best places to stay on Mahé. There are multiple beaches connected to the hotel so no matter what season one of them will be less windy. We found all of them nice, the north beach is great for snorkeling as well. Pools are nice, grounds of the hotel are kept very clean. Turtles are nice. There are some trails you can walk near the hotel which we did and they are beautiful as well. A shuttle runs in between the north and south beaches. Restaurant : We ate mostly at the buffet restaurant. Food is generally good with theme nights , lots of choice and tasteful. Staff friendly and helpful. I would however cool the deserts as they are often warm and therefor not great to eat. There is no a/c area at the restaurant but we found the temperature still cool enough to enjoy eating outside. We ate also at some of the a la carte restaurant which were nice as well but portions were a bit small so we preferred the buffet. The hotel does fumigation for mosquitos. I did get a few bites but not as many as I expected. In the rooms we did not have any issues with mosquitos (we did leave the a/c on). Bring repellent... There are some small shops just outside the hotel if you want to buy water. There are free water dispenser at the beaches. Its a great resort and I'm sure anyone can have a nice holiday here so I wouldn't doubt to book it. The grounds are huge and well maintained. We walked to different beaches nearby and often sat all alone on the beach! I think its great for holidays as a couple and with kids. As mentioned we left early due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. As a result we paid for more nights than we actually stayed. After talking to the manager we weren't really sure that we would get a refund for these nights, however after some emails and a few months delay Constance hotels did refund our non used nights which I think is very good and shows they are a trustworthy brand even in the hardest times. I would have rated the hotel 4* mainly because of the curtains which did reduce my sleep quality(Im a light sleeper so It might not bother most people though) but because of the efforts, great staff and trustworthiness, I rated them 5*. Read less
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Apr 15, 2020 David K Bangkok, Thailand

We booked that property coming from Constance Lemuria, didn't know exactly what to expect. First is that the property is massive. And there are a lot more people so the service is more impersonal, yet is almost always of very high standard. it's amazing they manage to make this propert work almost smoothly considering the number of guests, and it… Read more
We booked that property coming from Constance Lemuria, didn't know exactly what to expect. First is that the property is massive. And there are a lot more people so the service is more impersonal, yet is almost always of very high standard. it's amazing they manage to make this propert work almost smoothly considering the number of guests, and it can only reflect the great work of the management to make this run smoothly, I really wouldnt want their job. We saw quite a few rude guests, it must be really tiresome to deal with such customers. Anyway, the place offers everything you can imagine. there are at least five pools, an awesome gym (bike rental not free for suite guests unfortunately...) , an area for the giant turtle (poor turtles are located next to the bar, I dont know if it affects their sleep ?) , a crazy amount of beaches including at least three hidden beaches (you can explore to find them) with basically no one at all there. So we spent most of our time on these empty beaches, inclding the one near the presidential villa, and did a great hike in the forest to the Ros Lepa view point. The restaurants are of very high quality considering the number of guests they service. The main one Corrosol is quite busy, but they make it work rather smoothly. Indian buffet was a hit. I just didnt like the Asian restaurant, probably good "asian" food for western palate but it lacks something for people living in Asia, food was a bit bland and too salty. The breakfast suffers for a lot of birds trying to eat your food, which is not super pleasant. we stayed a bit long in this hotel (7 nights) so it was a bit tiring at some point as food is always the same on the morning. probbaly fine if you stay just 3-4 nights. surprisilingly the room design is better than Lemuria, but unfortunately you have to pay for additional coffee. Maybe it's because there are too many guests, but it still feels stingy considering the price paid. So my conclusion is : positive: The beach are the most beautiful I ever saw, and some are hidden secrets the gym some restaurant are really good (all of them except adam and even) great staff service negative pay for coffee in the room service unpersonal due to lots of people I defintely see me & my better half coming back there. I put more photo of the surroundings because it's the main reason for me to go back there. It's really beautiful. Read less
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Apr 13, 2020 goodbites ontario,

My daughter and I traveled in January. We arrived in Seychelles on an extremely hot and sunny day. We decided to rent a car and drive to our hotel. Quite a horrific experience. The roads were very narrow and winding, and it seems it took us forever to get to our destination. The hotel was quite far from the airport and remotely located. Our… Read more
My daughter and I traveled in January. We arrived in Seychelles on an extremely hot and sunny day. We decided to rent a car and drive to our hotel. Quite a horrific experience. The roads were very narrow and winding, and it seems it took us forever to get to our destination. The hotel was quite far from the airport and remotely located. Our originally booked suite involved stairs, so we asked to be re-located since climbing so many stairs would be impossible for me. Waiting in the lobby was exhausting, but well worth the wait. Our new room was within walking distance of the beach and perfect. The food was excellent, with an amazing variety of options. The one recommendation that I would make is to make sure that you bring a first aid kit. And try not to get sick. Never did get the service we requested. Emergencies are out of the question. Seychelles is definitely an amazing island well worth the visit. Read less