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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Jan 25, 2020 D9620QUkarenw Attleborough, United Kingdom

We arrived here yesterday and were immediately greeted by the biggest smiles on the friendliest staff, contrary to many reviews I ve read! This is a stunning resort and appears to be low season because I had to go to breakfast to actually see anyone... The sea is warm and with each crash of the waves I hear it calling me in.. views making me… Read more
We arrived here yesterday and were immediately greeted by the biggest smiles on the friendliest staff, contrary to many reviews I ve read! This is a stunning resort and appears to be low season because I had to go to breakfast to actually see anyone... The sea is warm and with each crash of the waves I hear it calling me in.. views making me dizzy with fear of missing something. The pools are lovely and what's best is you have a flag to call for refreshments. We are in junior suites which are spacious and beautifully catered for. After working out what a seychelle rupee actually was we can honestly say prices are not as extortionate as we d expected (allowing of course for the fact I may be wrong!) If you like a buzzing, energy filled holiday this is possibly not for you but for me.... well the birds are calling my name as is the sunbed... TTFN Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 Marsh_Finch

Absolutely amazing, everything about this report is excellent. The Villa we had was all we thought would be, a true piece of paradise. We totally recommend this hotel. The food in all the restaurants was superb -the service outstanding. There is a wide range to choose from. Thank you to everyone that went above and beyond to make us feel… Read more
Absolutely amazing, everything about this report is excellent. The Villa we had was all we thought would be, a true piece of paradise. We totally recommend this hotel. The food in all the restaurants was superb -the service outstanding. There is a wide range to choose from. Thank you to everyone that went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Special thanks to Rossana (Executive Assistant Manager) for making our stay so memorable. We cannot rate it highly enough, Superb experience!!! Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 laurentpp2013 Paris

Lovely place to go with your loved one or with your family, great team and welcome, the venue is really nice, the rooms perfect, all the restaurants are amazing, the wine list offers good and various choices... what to say... these are real holidays in the middle of nowhere. A place to go, enjoy the see, the walks along the beach, rent a boat for… Read more
Lovely place to go with your loved one or with your family, great team and welcome, the venue is really nice, the rooms perfect, all the restaurants are amazing, the wine list offers good and various choices... what to say... these are real holidays in the middle of nowhere. A place to go, enjoy the see, the walks along the beach, rent a boat for 1/2 day to go around, dive or snorkel. You might see dolphins and for sure you’ll have the opportunity of seeing multiple fishes. Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 Grantedaccess London, United Kingdom

Firstly the Seychelles is a must visit. Secondly we stayed at Constance Ephelia for ten days to break-in the new year. When we arrived we were sat down, were given chilled fragrances hand towels and a refreshing welcome drink. It was calm and serene with the welcomed chirping of exotic birds in the background. The staff were welcoming and… Read more
Firstly the Seychelles is a must visit. Secondly we stayed at Constance Ephelia for ten days to break-in the new year. When we arrived we were sat down, were given chilled fragrances hand towels and a refreshing welcome drink. It was calm and serene with the welcomed chirping of exotic birds in the background. The staff were welcoming and greeted us with a smile. So far so good. We then sat down with Sannath one of the senior members of the Public Relations team and he kindly told us that we had to pay in full before the holiday begun. I’d already paid 50% deposit and normally when I’ve holidayed at other exotic locations I’ve paid everything at the end of the holiday. Had I been made explicitly aware of this I’d have paid without issue but it was complete news to me. So this came as a bit of an unwelcome surprise and personally when I arrive at my holiday destination the last thing I want to discuss is money. We made our views clear and of course paid in full. Sannath and Joenathan gave us there WhatsApp numbers in case there were any other issues which we appreciated. We arrived at our room which was a garden view room. We’d asked for a high floor and although we didn’t get the highest floor our first floor room was a lovely location. The room was extremely clean and beautifully designed. When our bags arrived two were missing which the staff member was not fully aware of until we told him. He then promptly found them and delivered them to us within ten minutes. So it was a bumpy start to say the least. It was early in the morning and needed to shake off the rickety start so headed for the beach. You’ll see by the pictures below that the beach is very special. Powder white sand with a gorgeous bay of crystal clear blue water. Across the other side you’ll see an island you can walk to when the tide is low. To the left of this island is fantastic for snorkelling though you shouldn’t go to far around the side due to strong currents. I saw a Picasso Trigger fish, spotted Eel, Lyon fish and many many more. The colours were simply stunning. All of this was on the South beach which also has Kayaks, Pedalos and other fun water equipment that they’ll loan out to you for free. We met Randy here who gave us a Pedalo to use for half an hour. Randy was an absolute star. Friendly, helpful and a genuinely lovely guy. People like Randy and their level of customer service makes for a great holiday. We then met Randy’s colleague Ian who on the other-hand was less than friendly, somewhat abrupt and seemed to be having a bad day. Or at least I hope he was having a bad day because staff with a pleasing demeanour are necessary for holidaymakers having an enjoyable experience. We then went snorkelling on the North beach which is pretty good either left or right of the bay. Both beach is a short five minute trip away on one of the hotel’s complimentary buggies. They are driving constantly around the resort and you just put your arm out if you want them to pick you up and take you to your destination. Very handy. But walking is equally enjoyable. The resort is peppered with sublime palm trees and lush green foliage. It’s a visual feast and even in January the sun was out most days. It was gorgeous. The first night we dined at the buffet which my wife and I were a little reluctant about as we haven’t had great experiences with buffets in the past. This however was hands down the best buffet experience I’ve ever had which includes the buffet at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore which is also fabulous. On offer is everything from high grade sashimi, salads, grilled fish from Red Snapper to Tuna and the fish in the Seychelles is first class. I know a lot of things are imported into the Seychelles but the fish isn’t one of them. The pineapples are out of this world and quite frankly the buffet will leave you very very satisfied. Constance Ephelia also allow you to swap certain nights if you book 24 hours in advance with its fine dining restaurants of which they have around four. These are worth doing. Especially Helios and Adam and Eve. Helios do incredible bread with amazing olive oil and balsamic. This start to a dining experience is important to me as it sets the tone of what’s to come. The staff are great and very helpful. It’s worth going to the nearby waterfall but I recommend going with a guide. There is lots of fun activities including tennis and gym that are complimentary. Some come at a nominal charge but by and large worth it. You absolutely must go to the spa between 10:00am and 2:00pm as it’s complimentary at this time for guests staying at the hotel. The spa is one of the best I’ve experienced from chill pool to sauna to steam room and the design of the landscaped gardens are divine. Beyond 2.00pm the spa is for guests having treatments. My wife had a massage which she said was fabulous so it might be worth treating yourself whilst you’re there. The sun will get you if you don’t wear sunscreen. It sounds obvious but on one cloudy day I forgot to apply any and within an hour I was steaming. I was red raw for about two days. There are mosquitos even though they are controlled in the resort so definitely wear insect repellant when possible. We were met by Nicholas the F and B directors who heard we had a bumpy start to the holiday and wanted to make sure we were having a good time and gave us a plethora of very valuable advice about the Seychelles. He made a huge difference to how our holiday played out. He suggested among other things we check out La Digue whilst we were there which we ended up doing and was true heaven on earth. Everyday we came back to our room and it was cleaned impeccably by Mheboob. He was so attentive. Always asking us if there was anything else we required from coat hangers to water nothing was too much for him. He was also an incredibly kind, friendly and professional individual who definitely added huge value to our stay at Constance Ephelia. Other very delightful staff to look out for when staying at the hotel were: Adrianna of Public Relations who was always looking to go above and beyond for us. She was always very pleasant never failing to greet us with a genuine warm smile. Shiv of Carousel was a gem. Hugely enthusiastic and charming, always ready with an interesting tale, fact or bit of valuable advice to share. He ensured we were well looked after. Gavin of Seselwa is a character and a half. As knowledgable about the food and culture as he is entertaining. Another one who went above and beyond for us. Sannath was always there via WhatsApp when we needed him. He really pushed the boundaries when making sure our stay was the best it could be. So the holiday was indeed a special one and Constance Ephelia went all out to ensure we were happy and having a pleasant stay. If something isn’t right you need to flag it up and the staff will do their very best fix it. Enjoy. Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 didier914 Chantilly, France

We have been welcome for just a drink and lunch . The garden / park is pretty , beach is nice . Service was efficient . Cocktail and lunch were excellent . We did not discover all the resort , however we appreciate the atmosphere and for sure will come back to stay several days .