What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- There’s oodles to do, from speedboat trips to neighboring islands to diving, golf, sailing and turtle spotting
- Three-tier pool carved into granite boulders, with a swim-up bar serving mango, honey and fig martinis
What To Know
- Best for honeymooners and families (the Constance Kids Club is fantastic); not really suited to a party crowd
- Drinks are pricey
- You’ll need a car to explore the island beyond the resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Seychelles’ second-largest island, Praslin is paradise with a capital P: coconut palms, turquoise surf and often deserted white powder beaches. The Constance Lémuria has the most desirable location, at the northwestern tip, hidden among lush foliage. Despite its size — 105 villas and suites on rambling grounds — the resort retains a castaway vibe. Beaches aside, there’s a Shiseido spa, a gym, a Rodney Wright–designed 18-hole golf course, free bikes, water sports galore, a kids club and a turtle conservation project. The breezy open-air architecture is impressive but the public spaces feel somewhat dated; the Legend restaurant features tusk-like torch-holders, low ceiling fans and mahogany floors, for example (an update is planned). The Beach Bar & Grill is laid-back and maximizes its location by commanding the sapphire surf, with tables scattered around a circular wooden bar.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms favor function over frills and showcase natural materials such as pink granite and indigenous woods. The white marble bathrooms are spacious, with studded shutters that open to reveal views of the Indian Ocean from the tub. Junior and Senior suites come with a balcony or terrace, while Pool Villas flaunt deliciously private wraparound pools, indoor/outdoor showers and a sunken deck for butler-delivered star-lit dinners. Book Pool Villa 4 or 5 for a good chance of seeing turtle hatchlings (between December and February).
Leafy palm, takamaka and almond trees provide shade on the three white powder beaches. Grand Anse Kerlan is long, quiet and popular with hawkbills; Petit Anse Kerlan is a creamy curve with smooth granite boulders, a net for safe snorkeling and a beach kiosk that serves fresh salads. A five-minute buggy ride away, Anse Georgette is the perfect secluded stretch for a picnic (ask the resort to prepare one in advance) and a dip in the warm, shallow water. Seafood is the star at all three restaurants, from buffet-style Creole curries to grilled snapper in banana leaves. You should dress for dinner at the Seahorse, where the must-order dish is duck breast with sweet spices and fondant potatoes. The bamboo-shaded, thatch-roofed spa specializes in Shiseido treatments, with a holistic slant. The Japanese bathing ceremonies are sublime.
In the Area
A Seychelles trip wouldn’t be complete without seeing the famously suggestive Coco de Mer trees in the Vallée de Mai nature reserve, a 20-minute drive away; look for the resident black parrot flitting among the branches. Côte d’Or in the northeast is livelier, with fresh fish stalls, hawkers and dreadlocked locals firing up beach barbecues to a reggae soundtrack. Island-hop from there: See more than 500 giant land tortoises on Curieuse, come face to beak with rare nesting birds in a protected reserve on Cousin, pedal around old-fashioned La Digue or snorkel alongside iridescent fish in the marine park surrounding St. Pierre islet.
How to Get There
This resort is not clinical and nor is it stuffy but still retains a 5 star standard.
We spent 14 days here and found it to be the most relaxing and idillic resort we have visited.
From the beginning to the end, all the people who work at this resort were exceptional!
Our room attendant was superb; he regularly went the extra mile to make out suit a delightful place to come back to at night.
The beach staff , David and Jamie, gave us outstanding service; as did others at takamaca.
The bar staff, what can I say? Unbelievable!!!
If you visit this resort I highly recommend the sommelier’s wine tasting on the 15th and the 18th hole of the golf course. Amazing hospitality, views and the wine is also quite good😻
The wine is to die for.
Thank you all for an amazing break from the rat race!
S &P Reilly, Glasgow
This is a little bit of paradise. We went to Lemuria with the explicit intention of relaxing and not doing a lot and it was perfect for that although there are lots of things to do if you want to.
The beach is fantastic with great service and a really relaxed vibe. The staff generally are absolutely fantastic and so helpful.
The restaurants were good although I would say that I'm not a big fan of buffet dinners (in the Legend restaurant).
One thing that you should absolutely do is the wine tasting on the Golf Course, it is a fantastic experience in a stunning setting and Cyril the Sommelier really knows his stuff. If you like wine this hotel is for you!!
The other thing we did was the boat trip to see the giant tortoises and do some snorkelling - this is an amazing trip and I would highly recommend it.
Our week in Costance Lemuria was amazing! We stay in a junior suite with our 2 years old baby.
Resort is a very relaxing place, the beaches are wanderful and the very close to the home.
The staff of Lemuria trasformed our week in a dream ! Especially thanks to Andrea Linza Aru Krisho !
마치 국립공원 내에 위치한 듯한 리조트의 자연 환경과 멋진 해변은 아주 좋았슴. 빌라 사이의 여유로운 간격으로 프라이버시가 보장되었으며 시니어 스위트 객실 내 인테리어 역시 매우 훌륭하였슴. 객실내 비품 역시 훌륭하였고 매일 침구 정리 역시 깔끔하였고 침대 위에 놓아준 손수 만든 miniature(?) 역시 정성이 느껴줘서 좋았슴.도착 첫 날 객실에 놓여진, cooler에 얼음을 채워논 삼페인과,과일 바구니 그리고 쿠키에도 정성이 가득 담긴 점 역시 매우 좋았슴.리조트에서 무료로 나누어준 비치백은 세이셀에 머문 6일동안 여러모로 요긴하게 잘 사용하였슴.사전에 예약한 골프 예약은 정확히 잘 되어 있었고 resort에서 자랑하는 15번 홀 view 역시 매우 좋았슴.단 13-17번 홀은 아마추어가 플레이하기 어렵다는 사전 공지가 있으면 코스 공략에 좀 더 유연하게 접근할 수 있을 듯.훌륭한 자연을 즐기는 데 좀 더 치중한다든지 등.둘째날 Private dinner on the rocks은 경치와 음식 매우 훌륭하였으며 마지막 날 DIVA에서의 wine testing은 특별한 경험이었으며 초대해준 소물리에에게 감사함을 전합니다.”
자연과 너무 친화적이여서인지 객실 내에 엄지 손가락 크기의 바퀴벌레 3마리가 발견된 점은 매우 아쉬웠으나 front desk에 complaint후 바로 멸균팀이 도착해서 제거해준 후 더이상 발견되지 읺았슴.
아침 뷔페식사 메뉴가 내가 머문 3일동안 거의 바뀌지 않았으며 음식 종류도 얼마되지 않았슴.Constance Lemuria 체크 아웃 후 머문 마헤 섬의 H resort 뷔페식당과 큰 차이를 보였슴.숙소 가격과 비교해서 아쉬움이 더 컸슴.사전에 stay designer를 통해 리조트 토착 첫 날 BBO dinner on the beach를 2인 예약하였는데 2set 음식이 나와서 1set음식은 못먹고 남겼슴.Resort 도착 후 사전에 내가 확인 못한 점도 있으나 음식 양을 보고 resort측에서 사전에 다시 한번 check해주면 어땠을까하는 아쉬움이 남음.
I cannot explain how much I fell in love with Constance Lemuria. I do not think the reviews of this place do it any justice, or the pictures. Everything including the location, the food, the beaches, the rooms and the staff is just perfect. We had a junior suite on the ground floor so had direct access to one of the beaches from our room so were able to catch the beautiful sunsets every night. The food in Diva is up there with some of the best I have ever had.
The staff deserve a special note. We had Mithun from the in-room dining team come to our room on our second night & he made cocktails for us outside while the sun was setting. It was so special and really nothing like we had ever experienced before, we loved it so much we asked him to come back on our last night so he could make some more. I absolutely loved this and so did the rest of the family. If we are ever lucky enough to come back to The Seychelles we will 1000000% be returning to Lemuria!