Constance Ephelia: The Lowdown

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When we write about resorts in the Seychelles, it’s easy to start sounding a bit repetitive when we talk about beautiful settings, but safe to say, Ephelia’s location really is ravishing. Couple this with an excellent resort, and we think you’re on to a winning option for a luxury beach holiday.

What’s Constance Ephelia really like?

Ephelia is a large resort- with over 250 rooms and 30 villas there’s no denying it. But what we really love about Ephelia (even as large hotel-haters) is that the rooms are so well spread out so you never feel overcrowded. In fact, there’s so much space that the golf cart shuttles are seriously useful. We also liked that the low-key design, with four rooms to a villa, mean that the size is far from overwhelming. The rooms we book most often are the Junior Suites, which have the bonus of a small sitting area (doubles up as a bed for a younger child), a tub as well as shower, and an i-pod dock. Larger still are the Senior Suites which face towards the sea (though not all of them have a sea view), and beyond these are the villas, which all have their own pool. These are located around the resort, both on the beach and up on the hill, and have between one and three bedrooms, so can be a good option for family beach holidays- please just ask us for more detail if you choose to stay in one!

Now- restaurants- you have no fewer than 5 to choose from at Ephelia, so you are unlikely to run out of choice during your stay. There’re International and Mediterranean buffet-style restaurants, an Asian restaurant, and two a la carte restaurants. There’re also 5 bars, and a huge number of activities to choose from.

What can I do at Constance Ephelia?

Ephelia has a spa, four swimming pools, a kid’s club (this is a reliable choice for families), a gym, tennis courts, and kayaks and catamarans you can take out. For an extra charge there’s also deep sea fishing, diving, yoga lessons and bikes you can hire. While you’re here, it’s important to remember you’re on a remote, and seriously beautiful island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Sometimes service comes slowly (and with a serious smile) and the wi-fi probably won’t be what you’re used to in New York or London. But the beaches won’t be what you’re used to either…

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