Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WE HAVE JUST BEEN TO THE SEYCHELLES, part 1, Constance Ephelia Resort

Back among the islands of ultimate royal romance, Erland Stubmo updates us on two of our luxury resorts. One lies on the main island, Mahe, and the other (see our next blog) is a totally private island resort with some of the world’s most celebrated beaches…

Anse Victorin Fregate Island - more about this in our next blog
Today’s blog reviews Constance Ephelia Resort, one of our best sellers in the Seychelles. Mahé tends to be a bit underrated, suggests Erland. It has dramatic and beautiful scenery and it’s possible to have a fantastic holiday there without going to the other islands. Constance Ephelia fringes a marine national park, is enveloped in luxuriant tropical vegetation and is graced by two lovely beaches.


Constance Ephelia Resort seen from a Cliff Villa

I visited Constance Ephelia Resort when they opened (2010). Returning in April 2015, I found it had settled in very nicely with the feel of a luxury resort from the moment you check in.

We were impressed by friendly service and excellent food, especially at the gourmet restaurant CYANN. Yes, it’s a big resort, but we didn’t feel it was a problem. The buggy system works well. They run constantly from south to north and vice versa to pick up guests. We never had to actually call a buggy.

Public areas

Orientation

The resort is divided into two areas each with their own beach.  The south part is where you find the main restaurant, kids club, main bar and all the Junior Suites. The north part is where the villas and Senior Suites are. Also the gourmet restaurant CYANN and the Creole restaurant SESELWA.

Bar area - Southern part

Rooms

The Junior Suites (62 sqm)  all with terrace or balcony are tastefully furnished, with attractive  large and modern bathrooms, separate bathtub and shower. Higher categories are in the northern part of the island (Senior Suites of 80 sqm), family villas with two or three bedrooms and private pool, and – for beach lovers – beach villas with one or two bedrooms.

For total privacy there are some Hillside Villas with one or two bedrooms, a short buggy drive away from the main resort. All with large terraces, private pool and beautiful views. The huge Presidential Villa (980 sqm) has 3 bedrooms, private gym and spa, 2 pools. It is placed in serene privacy up on the hill behind the Hillside Villas.


Who to stay

Constance Ephelia is very child friendly but suits all kinds of guests; most of the clients were couples when we were there.

How to get to Constance Ephelia

The resort is 30 minutes by car from Seychelles International Airport

For more about Constance Ephelia, CLICK HERE.

Note: Erland Stubmo is a senior travel consultant in our Oslo office one of our most travelled and most discerning team members. He is also an experienced photographer.


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