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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Thank you, thank you and thank you to the whole team for making these amazing vacation and for making your hotel feel like we hope. Everyone of the staff has give us the best they can. Everyone so nice and so friendly.
Our dinner was an amazing experience - Delicious dishes, from mises-en-bouche to desserts, and wonderful service by Juliette and Ioana, who took care of every little detail to make sure we were delighted throughout our evening there.
I stayed for one night at this hotel, though I arrived early before checked in, I was warmly welcome by the team and GM, great touch, We got comp breakfast which was great as we woke up early to catch the first boat and didn't had a breakfast. Once we got the room, we are delighted by the amenities thanks to all. Also, all our requests were quickly attended too..
Wow.....what can one say about this amazing resort from the moment you enter the gates to the resort where you are greeted by a warm welcome by the security guard and this continues throughout at the welcome reception to check in. A much appreciated cold towel and drink await you too! Everything is literally taken care for you and the Junior Suite had amazing views of the beach. Beaches are to die for as well as the Anse Georgette (although public is restricted due to the difficulty to reach it by land). My stay was unfortunately for 3 days and only visited The Nest Restaurant. My first ever introduction to Creole cuisine recommended to me by Martha was a brilliant recommendation. Excellent food (try the lobster and prawns) and a very good selection of wine. Sundowners were excellent with a perfect setting of the sunset. Special mention also has to go to Juliette at The Nest. The staff throughout the resort were excellent and with incredible memories to remember your name when greeting you. Not a golfer (yet) but the course looked amazing with a driving range to practice. Dive centre looked impressive with knowledgeable Dive Masters. My diving was to be off Mahe. A final mention to Sofia for making sure that my stay was perfect and that all my needs were met. A perfect resort to relax and recharge the batteries after exploring the island and Le Digue and to set up for Mahe. Highly recommended! Thank you to all for making my stay thoroughly enjoyable.
So We had 4 nights in constance lemuria as one of the final stops of our honeymoon. To be honest initially the situation and the service were not to the standard we expected. We communicated that and the management of the resort managed to turn it around 100%. At that point we experienced the professionalism of the staff and the management. They had a special focus in making our honeymoon experience very memorable.
My advice to everyone is to communicate any concern with the management right away. They will make sure to hear your needs and solve any inconveniences. They gained our full trust.
Thanks for the complete turn over :)
The resort has an amazing access to two astonishing beaches.
The bar service was great and there is plenty of board and card games to stay entertained even if it rains.
Diva and The Nest are two impeccable restaurants in the resort. Both have an amazing menu, you will not be disappointed. The Nest provides an experience of having dinner on the rocks in full privacy, which gives you the chance to celebrate something special.
Thanks Constance Lemuria