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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing with damp rooms

Jul 15, 2019 Debbie739 London, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a 7 night stay. As has previously been stated, the resort has a wonderful location, a variety of restaurants where food quality was consistently good and we found the staff to be both friendly and accommodating. However, our stay was marred by a couple of issues but mainly by the dark and damp rooms. As soon as we… Read more
We have just returned from a 7 night stay. As has previously been stated, the resort has a wonderful location, a variety of restaurants where food quality was consistently good and we found the staff to be both friendly and accommodating. However, our stay was marred by a couple of issues but mainly by the dark and damp rooms. As soon as we arrived I complained about the musty smell on our room and housekeeping quickly arrived with a diffuser but it didn’t help much. Having just returned I have had to launder all my clothes, whether they were worn or not, because they were damp and musty from the wardrobes. I don’t know whether we were just unlucky with our particular room but it fell considerably short of what I would consider a 5 star rating. The hotel purports to be eco friendly, using lukewarm filter water in glass bottles in rooms and requesting that you bring back your pool towel every day as opposed to leaving it at the pool - or risk a fine ( not a pleasant way to treat guests) I therefore couldn’t understand why they allow gardeners to use petrol leaf blowers for such an extended period. For two of our five mornings spent at the pool we were subjected to 3 hours of petrol fumes and noise when gardeners blew leaves and sometimes the occasional leaf, around. I’m aware that certain jobs need doing but not to the detriment of guests enjoying the resort. Get the gardeners a rake! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 YacineB51 Alger, Alger, Algeria

I stayed over a week at Constance Ephelia. The location is amazing with two beaches available. Also the hotel's park is huge and if you're into running or others sports, you'll be satisfied with all the activities available. Multiple restaurants offers you different kind of gastronomy. I have to say that overall, I was not disapointed with the… Read more
I stayed over a week at Constance Ephelia. The location is amazing with two beaches available. Also the hotel's park is huge and if you're into running or others sports, you'll be satisfied with all the activities available. Multiple restaurants offers you different kind of gastronomy. I have to say that overall, I was not disapointed with the food during my stay. The park is very big, eventhough they are shuttles available to help move around, you may have to walk up to 1.5 miles to get to the northen beach if your room is on the south (my case). So if possible try to get a room near the center. Rooms are spacious with all commodities Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 Taniaj777 Mahe Island, Seychelles

We stayed here for a week to celebrate birthday. What a fantastic place. North beach beautiful, food really good with a wine list to match at every restaurant. Special thanks to George Turin Prabu Nitin Sreejith Vatson Anil Gavin to name but a few. Until next time
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Jul 13, 2019 Aaradhya N

Stayed at Constace Ephelia for 3 nights on my Honeymoon. Positives: View of the sea, In-house activities, spa, pool, ala carte menu for vegetarians, very polite and cheerful staff, travel desk, quiet rooms, in room dining menu Negatives:Far from the city, no shops/supermarket nearby Try other Constance properties in Seychelles, Mauritius and… Read more
Stayed at Constace Ephelia for 3 nights on my Honeymoon. Positives: View of the sea, In-house activities, spa, pool, ala carte menu for vegetarians, very polite and cheerful staff, travel desk, quiet rooms, in room dining menu Negatives:Far from the city, no shops/supermarket nearby Try other Constance properties in Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives as well. Read less
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Jul 11, 2019 helenkY4306EZ Kent, United Kingdom

We are only on our 3rd day here but felt compelled to write a review as I know how much I rely on Trip Advisor when booking. 1st trip to the Seychelles and it was booked as a holiday of a lifetime for my daughter and I, a post GCSE treat! I was a little nervous about the comments re service, price of drinks and insects. Greeted very warmly by… Read more
We are only on our 3rd day here but felt compelled to write a review as I know how much I rely on Trip Advisor when booking. 1st trip to the Seychelles and it was booked as a holiday of a lifetime for my daughter and I, a post GCSE treat! I was a little nervous about the comments re service, price of drinks and insects. Greeted very warmly by the reception staff and given a quick tour of the resort. It’s big but not too big, you can walk from one beach to the other in 10 mins max, or you can get a buggy that run regularly. We’re in the north beach in a senior suite which is very spacious, has everything you need and the housekeeper is beyond brilliant. I like the north beach however, there is only one tiny swimming pool. As the majority of the north beach are villas with private pools, you do lack a swimming pool. We were a little disappointed by this but the sea is gorgeous. We did enquire about a villa with a pool but the upgrade prices were expensive to be honest. Shame but the suite is wonderful. Just miss a pool. The food is superb. Full board is worth it. Drinks are expensive circa £10 for a small glass of red wine. As for the price of water at the table ... a common complaint. Service is very good, everyone is friendly and welcoming. Special mention to our housekeeper. Bursting with activities to do, spoilt for choice on water sports. Much fun to be had. The insects aren’t too bad. We have been bitten a couple of times but think just from sand flies, pack repellent. In summary, beautiful setting, wonderful accommodation with everything you need and great food. The friendly smiles make it. Read less