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
Yesterday I wrote a comment on trip advisor about the hotel Ephelia part of the Constance group in Seychelles. Usually you think that writting a comment is like throwing a bottle in the sea.. and you get an automatic response from management.. Well this is counting without the manager of the Ephelia hotel. This very professionnal swiss trained manager from Thailand will enquire like Sherlock Holmes amongst its staff and find you at Breakfast the next day! « your comment is gold to me » will he tell you. After a sit down and comprehensive debriefing , he will offer you a tour of the Spa with Teo the spa manager ( an amazing calm and beautiful space and the largest spa of the region) and a treat for you and your husband..He will indicate to you the quiet places and the nicest beaches if you want to be in a calmer spot.The lesson of the story: don’t underestimate the power of tripadvisor, and the efficiency and professionalism of the manager at Ephelia! Thank you . I think this beautiful place is going to become one of my favorite place .I look forward to enjoying the rest of the stay!
We stayed at Constance Ephelia in March '19, I must say that it's a beautiful resort with massive rooms and lovely villas across both beaches.A perfect place for those who are looking for a relaxing, peaceful and romantic sunsets.
While there i recommend you to try Helios restaurant for it's tasty dishes and delightful wines.
A big Thanks to Simon, who provided us an outstanding service and brightened our holiday with his huge smile and positive vibes.
After having been conned out of £4200 by a bogus site called Hotel Quickly who denied us our prepaid stay at H-Resort in Mahé, we chose this place to stay in for the next two days during our stay. This vast property is stunning, beautifully built to the highest standards. The bedroom is wide enough, beautifully decorated and very comfortable with enough space to hang clothes and organise oneself. We arrived late around 8:45 pm, they delayed us for one hour to check in that we missed our dinner. After we complained, they were kind enough to bring us two salads upon our request to the bar area which were free of charge. They were not the best of salads but did the job to dispel our hunger. We are grateful for this nice gesture.
The food at the breakfast room is very fresh, nice variety of choices. The cappuccino is excellent. The place is too crowded with lots of noisy children. As a stunning vast resort, with large acres of land, they should’ve segregated the place and facilités to two sections (as they did in Maldives), one area for families with kids and another for couples or adults only to give the latter a chance to relax and unwind away from crying babies and overexcited hyperactive kids. The silent pool still had screaming kids (despite being silent) who should not have been allowed to use this section. To our bad luck, we missed out on the outdoor activities because the keys to the room failed to open so we were unable to wear our hiking shoes and catch up with the group. There is no attendant by the pool to help with the towels or take our requests for drinks. Cold water should’ve been supplied for free by waiters to pool loungers as they do in all good five star hotels overseas. The cocktails at the hotel bar were well prepared with good ingredients. The entertainment at the bar the first evening of our arrival was very good jazz music. However, kids should not have been allowed in the bar. The buggy service is prompt and frequent hence no frustrating waiting times! Lovely place had it not been for the presence of too many kids which turned the place into a nursery or kindergarten. We were meant to try their signature Michelin Star restaurant but opted to try the outside local restaurant to experience genuine Creole local food. Memorable experience. No regrets. Internet downloading quite slow, can do with a faster system
For my Honeymoon, I recently stayed at the Constance Ephelia resort for 13 nights.
Upon arrival, I soon realised that the room which I had booked (Junior Suite) didn't offer the privacy which I had expected. The suite was part of a shared building meaning that neighbours would either be on the floor directly above or below.
After speaking with reception, I was informed that an upgrade was available to the "Hillside Villa" The upgrade was very expensive, but I was happy to pay as I wanted the Honeymoon to be special.
The Villa was very nice and it offered the privacy which I was looking for.
The thing which niggled me was the poor customer care:
Upon booking the villa, I was informed that we'd be offered a butler service provided by a gentleman called Jawadu. This turned out to be nonsense.
I did attempt to call Jawadu once to arrange something, but after 10 seconds of conversation the phone line went dead and he never called me back.
It was our honeymoon and I has anticipated that the hotel would do something nice for us as I has spent so much money. Perhaps a voucher or a free drink, but nothing ever came and it annoyed me...
Perhaps that's the problem with staying at large hotels, they lose the personal touch.
Wonderful place with plenty of amenities and service. Sometimes comes across as being a bit captive in their corporate bubble. Hope the fact that this place has been created by big money does not starve the local economies and towns of their Sechelloius charm and character.