Hotel Of The Week: Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Constance Ephélia, located in Mahé, is the larger of two Constance properties in the Seychelles, and is a fantastic option for a beach holiday with a bit of action, especially if you’re travelling with kids, who can enjoy the daily activities organized by the Constance Kids’ Club.

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The brand epitomizes exclusivity, which is apparent in the amenities and service: Apple TVs in every room, airport transfers in a BMW X5, and a butler at your beck and call.

Another thing that makes Constance Ephélia special is the food. With five restaurants on the property, you’ll be spoilt for choice: fresh, delicious sushi at Cyann, the seafood eatery; a dessert selection which resembles a high tea at Corrosol, the buffet restaurant; and king prawns at the beachside “toes in the sand” restaurant, Seselwa, which specializes in traditional island food.

Guests can keep active with a game of tennis, squash or beach volleyball, or even go rock climbing or zip lining onsite. The resort is quite spread out, making it difficult to walk from one side to another, and waiting for the in-house shuttle can be cumbersome. But if you book into a hillside villa (situated at the highest point of the resort), you not only get jaw-dropping views, but your own golf cart, which allows you to zip around the resort at your leisure. There’s also a private infinity pool, sun terrace and garden — the ultimate in luxury.

Many of the activities offered by the resort are complimentary, including feeding the giant tortoises on the property, as well as “coconut school,” where I learnt to crack open a coconut in such a way that the coconut milk is preserved — harder than it looks!

The spa is a must-visit. It is probably the largest one I’ve ever been to, covering 5000 square meters, with a spectacular relaxation area that has day beds in the pool, plus an oversized jacuzzi.

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