What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Snorkeling, diving, windsurfing or fishing in bathtub-temp ocean waters, just off Port Launay's Marine National Park
- Shiseido treatments at the spa, where the tropical garden and pool are as soothing as the facials
What To Know
- A car is necessary for exploring the island's other beaches and nightlife
- Family-friendly offerings include a kids club, gourmet baby food and babysitting services
- Most of the restaurants have a dress code; ladies, pack a dress, and gents, bring long pants
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tropical chic. Spanning 300 acres, the resort is a mix of fulsome greenery and gardens, Balinese-style pavilions and African conical thatch roofs. The villas blend in with their natural surroundings, with pale yellow stucco walls, mahogany louvered shades, dark hardwoods and private outdoor spaces.
Bed & Bath
The 267 suites and villas overlook Port-Launay’s turquoise waters and the verdant hills of Marine National Park. Each has its own living and dining area and an outdoor deck with a private pool, some which dangle above Port-Launay’s emerald bay. Spa Villas are equipped with a private hammam and treatment area for two, while Beach Villas feature spacious bathrooms with his-and-hers sinks, walk-in showers and separate tubs.
Mangrove-fringed pathways lead to the five oceanfront restaurants, which offer everything from wood oven pizzas and grilled seafood to Creole specialties and Mediterranean cast iron dishes. Fly above the native takamaka trees on one of the resort’s eight zip lines from the North Beach to the poolside deck at Cyann for fresh sushi and such classic French-Asian dishes as the salmon with fennel cream. Cruise the nature trail on one of the free bikes, stopping for a treatment at the huge Shiseido spa, a round on the tennis courts, a night diving course at the PADI-certified dive center or a glass of aged rum at one of the four oceanfront bars.
How to Get There
As a travel writer, and a frequent visitor to the worlds best hotels I can be somewhat difficult to please.
But the Constance Ephelia Hotel and Team blew me away!!
First things first, I made a video of the hotel on Youtube, type in Jamie Dubai and look for the video entitled Constance Ephelia Seychelles (imaginative title hey?) haha.
We stayed here in July 2019 for 4 nights, we found an incredibly competitive rate on the hotels website, we booked the cheapest rate available (around $320 per night for a B&B in a Garden View Room) and the hotel were gracious enough to upgrade us to a Junior Suite in possibly the nicest beach front location on the resort (room 306).
We celebrated my wife's birthday whilst here and the hotel went to town, we received a bottle of Champagne, Chocolates, a bottle of red wine, a birthday cake, and a glorious bed decoration!! WOW!!!
The team then came into the room and created the most wonderful surprise to return to (watch the video to see this in all its beauty).
Then a few days later we had another celebration, we went to Cyan (the resorts fine dining restaurant) and were blown away for possibly the 4th or 5th time, the service was incredible, the food delicious and the entire team literally warmed our soul with such incredible service. When the bill came we were pleasantly surprised that a 3 course meal for 2 was around $100.(excluding alcohol). Very very reasonable for such exceptional service.
The hotel has a great system to support early check in and late check out - we made the use of both systems, a lounge to take a shower and watch TV. Fantastic.
The breakfast buffet was very good - great selections - great service.
If I were being really picky - as vegetarian's we struggled to find many options. but this aside, we had an INCREDIBLE experience.
We celebrated our daughter’s 6th birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary at this beautiful resort.
Weeks before travel - our agency Audley travel arranged with the resort all surprises needed for both big days. Constance Ephelia didn’t let us down. On both occasions our room was prepared extra ordinary - full of balloons , bath with petals, cakes you name it. Special thanks to Isabelle who did all preparations and took care of our room.
As well we did all restaurant bookings in advance and promptly received confirmations. Our favourite is Cyann - Michelin style fine dinning. Nicolas and Affran ( Filipino lady ) were superb absolutely superb. In few occasions Nicolas took our daughter to the bar and taught her how to make cocktails- great experience. Our Wedding anniversary dinner at Cyann - we will never forget it - i am short of words - we felt like royal family.
Other restaurants needs to be mentioned were Helios ( thanks to Kusheena - great service ) and Adam&Eve ( local lady and boy did great job ). We met 3 sommeliers , Italian lady, French guy ( who started drinking since he was 15 ;) ) and South African guy - they are all credit to this resort.
Resort itself is big and not a single picture will transfer the reality - it is fabulous with plenty of things to do.
Turtles feeding , tennis, air con Squash, buggies going every 5 min ( although drivers needs to be more careful ).
Constance Ephelia has many swimming pools , two beaches ( plus one hidden).
Kids club - was one of the reasons we have chosen this hotel. Perfectly run, clean and tidy with great deal of activities - all free of charge . Our daughter found friends there and didn’t want to leave.
Local staff especially at breakfast and Zip line needs more training. They are rude most of the time and don’t seem to understand standards.
All in all our stay was memorable and we are happy we have chosen this hotel.
my family have been many times in this resort and recommend it to me but this time we were disappointed by the attitude of some of the staff who was very racism especially in spa and one of their maine restaurant .
operations manager was called she/he never show up.
i belive that reputation is more important .