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 Wet wet wet but still wonderful

Nov 13, 2019 sunsetcocktail Cheshire Uk

Fantastic hotel in a wonderful location with great staff, food and amenities. The rooms are wonderful and having the 2 main beaches was a real treat. There are also 3 other secluded paradise beaches to walk to. There weather this November was very wet with 2 complete torrential rain days whilst we were there. The resulting mosquito attack was a… Read more
Fantastic hotel in a wonderful location with great staff, food and amenities. The rooms are wonderful and having the 2 main beaches was a real treat. There are also 3 other secluded paradise beaches to walk to. There weather this November was very wet with 2 complete torrential rain days whilst we were there. The resulting mosquito attack was a nuisance but being in a mangrove area was only a small annoyance. The trip to praslin and la digue was a wonderful day out, one of the nicest I’ve ever been on. Overall a fantastic trip, wonderful hotel and idyllic paradise experience! 10/10 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great end to our vacation

Nov 11, 2019 kjetilvalle

We had a great stay at Ephelia. It is a large resort, which sometimes shows through, but the overall experience was really good. A few positives: - Port Launey is a great beach, and the complementary snorkling equipment made it a perfect place to go snorkling several times during our stay. - Housekeeping did a great job, and we really liked our… Read more
We had a great stay at Ephelia. It is a large resort, which sometimes shows through, but the overall experience was really good. A few positives: - Port Launey is a great beach, and the complementary snorkling equipment made it a perfect place to go snorkling several times during our stay. - Housekeeping did a great job, and we really liked our rooms. (We stayed in the Junior Suites.) - The buffet was great, both breakfast and dinner (especially the Italian themed day). A few negatives: - I _really_ didn't like that thety had tortoises in captivity. We visited the large tortoise "farm" on Curieuse Island, where they walked around freely, and which was amazing. On Ephelia they have very little room, and it's sad to see them in their small enclosure. Magnificent animals like this deserves more than this. - It's hard to get a reservation in the restaurants. We probably should have done this before we arrived, but didn't know that. The options were severely limited when we tried to make reservations during checkin. - The spa isn't the largest, and is only complementary for visiting before 2 PM. - Eating and drinking here is pretty pricy, even for the Seychelles. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous resort!

Nov 11, 2019 Julia_F_T Frankfurt, Germany

We spent 7 nights at Constance Ephelia and was the first time for us to spend most of the time in the resort. This was possible thanks to the size of the resort (even small hikes are possible without leaving the resort) the number of activities offered (many water sports, some free of charge) and most importantly the superb beach, among the best… Read more
We spent 7 nights at Constance Ephelia and was the first time for us to spend most of the time in the resort. This was possible thanks to the size of the resort (even small hikes are possible without leaving the resort) the number of activities offered (many water sports, some free of charge) and most importantly the superb beach, among the best I’ve ever seen. Positive: almost everything, the big and clean room with large terrace, beautiful nature, the fact that at full occupancy you have plenty of space, never felt crowded, the attention and care of employees, the food. I could mention many situations when we felt well taken care of but will just say thanks to Brandon from Adam and Eve who was very pleasant and attentive and immediately arranged for our bottle of wine to be brought from another restaurant. Not so positive: long waiting time to check in and when finally in the room took another hour for the luggage to arrive. But even this inconvenience was compensated with a lunch voucher. Tips and things to consider: mosquitos, plenty of them that bite even after using enough repellent. The hotel makes efforts to reduce them but given the size and plenty of nature it’s unavoidable. Also all restaurants are outside which makes a very pleasant dining experience but consider long light trousers or long dresses to avoid getting bitten. We booked all dinners in advance to avoid disappointment as we read that they quickly get booked. We enjoyed a la carte dinner 6 out of 7 nights which makes a very good value for money of the half board. Booking a few days in advance booking was enough to get confirmations. One night we wanted to try the Corosol, which is buffet. Food was of good quality with plenty of choice but it feels less special than the other a la carte restaurants. We didn’t try the fine dining Cyan as the quality of food at the other restaurants was high and we preferred to pay extra for the Creole fiesta at Seselwa which was great. To sum up, we are happy to have chosen Constance Ephelia and will consider Constance hotels in other destinations across the Indian Ocean! And ofcourse hoping to come back one day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A large Resort but only good in parts

Nov 11, 2019 Harveypup22 Lavendon, United Kingdom

We only stayed for 2 nights, so we had only limited experience of the resort, but in that time it highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the resort. It is a very large resort for the Seychelles and this leads to the service being not as friendly as you find elsewhere. It is 'by the book' and at times it is even surly. The 'buggy service' is… Read more
We only stayed for 2 nights, so we had only limited experience of the resort, but in that time it highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the resort. It is a very large resort for the Seychelles and this leads to the service being not as friendly as you find elsewhere. It is 'by the book' and at times it is even surly. The 'buggy service' is also not as slick as in smaller resorts. It had more akin to a bus service. The restaurants are patchy. Seselwa was poor, the food was cold and seemed to have stood around along time. This is in contrast to Cyan & Adam & Eve where we had excellent meals. The villas we stayed in were very nice and a good size. The only strange thing was that each of the villa bedrooms and the hall had key card access, so you had to have your key card to get from the lounge to the bedroom or from a child's bedroom to the main bedroom. This we found inconvenient. There are a lot of activities for children, but it would be wise to book them in advance as they were mainly booked up for us. The high point of this resort is North Beach (the villa area) which is a lovely shallow cove that is excellent for children to play in and swim. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family getaway

Nov 11, 2019 mcknjn London, United Kingdom

We had an excellent week at the Constance Ephelia. The hotel resort is spread out over a peninsula and so there is a feeing of significant space. The rooms, suites and villas are spread across the resort but all are in easy distance of a pool and the beach. The food options were excellent and we tried many of the restaurants, but also used the… Read more
We had an excellent week at the Constance Ephelia. The hotel resort is spread out over a peninsula and so there is a feeing of significant space. The rooms, suites and villas are spread across the resort but all are in easy distance of a pool and the beach. The food options were excellent and we tried many of the restaurants, but also used the buffet option regularly. Good cocktails included in the all inclusive also. Everywhere catered for children with no fuss, there were children’s menus and everyone always so friendly. The kids club is exceptional, we couldn’t get our son out! It is set up almost like a school with toys, imagination area, cooking area, reading area, enclosed pool and playground. They also went zip wiring one day! It is also free and you don’t need to book, you can drop and pick up when suits which is so nice not to be clock watching. Would recommend to families wanting some rest and relaxation, in stunning surroundings, with plenty of activities to keep the small people occupied! Read less