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
Just visited this amazing resort in Praslin, Seychelles and am simply blown away. You be it, they have it or will find a way to get it for you. We were especially blown away with the kindness and generous spirit as exemplified with one of their staff, Bishal. He went above and beyond his call of duty to deliver and leave us with an experience we will probably never forget. Kudos to him for his professionalism and ability to deliver great customer service and to Constance Lemuria for having him as a trusted and true member of their Human resource team.
An unforgettable 5 star plus experience.
The management team were always on hand including Bruno the boss and made subtle and polite efforts to make themselves known to us. This meant that any of those small but irritating imperfections could be easily smoothed out without us feeling as though we were complaining. We quickly felt recognised by staff and the beach bar guys soon learned our drinking habits!
After our stay at Lemuria, we went on to Constance Ephelia on the mainland where the difference was stark and the only time we saw a manager was when the irritations became too much and we then had to search one out.
Back to Lemuria, of particular mention was a young manager Sofia Chtioui who was excellent.
We have spent 6 incredibly beautiful holidays in Constance Lemuria. Nothing is missing here. The service is extremely friendly and courteous in all areas and reads every wish from your eyes. The area is very spacious. With the Buggy Service you can get everywhere quickly. The spa offer is also very varied and invites you to relax. The only 18 hole golf course in the Seychelles makes every golfer's heart beat faster. But also other activities are offered. The hotel's 5* PADI dive center is extremely well equipped and more than comfortable, the guides (especially "Jaffer") are incredibly competent. We had two of our best dives ever here.
The hotel has three restaurants. In the main restaurant (The Legend) there is an extensive buffet available every evening that leaves nothing to be desired. There is really something for everyone here. The motto of the dishes changes daily. In the two restaurants "Diva" and "The Nest" a la carte dishes are served. Both are absolutely TOP and a nice change to the a la carte restaurant if you want something different and very special.
All in all: A piece of paradise on earth. We'll be happy to come back!
We had a really nice family break in this hotel, our villa was very spacious and clean & our butler Alfréd was excellent. Beaches vere beautiful, service perfect. You really get What they promise on their web site :) Lucky the one who goes there!
Third time at a Constance resort and this was our best experience so far, and the others take some beating. It is how the staff individually and collectively want to delight every customer everyday, from the initial welcome to the dining get room staff, bar staff, beach club and golf course staff. The person who epitomised the culture was Puspa who hails from Nepal and was a bundle of energy and really great company within the dining room each morning and evening that we were in the Legends, our main regret was that our final day clashed with her day off so we didn’t get the chance to thank her personally for everything she did to make our holiday. The sommeliers in the restaurants were also outstanding, Tiren in the Diva restaurant introduced us to some excellent new wines and it was great that we established that he served us in Mauritius five years ago. The Huna Bar Manager in the evening( Sorry i did not get his name) was brilliant with suggested drinks, overall service and encouraging us to see some of the singers who did sessions through the week.
It all seemed so relaxed and easy to get into the rhythm of the days, that unfortunately meant the days seemed to flash past. All of the staff wanted to know two things, would we be coming back, and what could they do even better next time, a great approach for a resort to look upon its customers, well done to you all