Constance Ephelia, Mahe, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Mahe, Seychelles

Why we love it
Spanning two calm beaches ( North and South beach) on a headland and butting on to a wetland with mangrove forests, the resort offers diversity for visitors. You are not locked in to one beach, and there are lovely hikes. We loved the zip-lining and rock climbing in the forest and the villas on the hill that seem to hover over the bay. We also loved the different restaurants, and the relaxed outdoor dining. Its fun to ride a bike around the resort as its spread out and there is heaps to do and see.

What to expect
There are villas high up on the hillside, in the gardens and a few right on the beach. Villas are either one or two bedrooms and there is a presidential villa. Each villa has a private plunge pool, deck with a sala, air-conditioning and all the luxuries expected. There are also standard rooms for couples not needing the full villa experience. In room dining is possible.

What to do
There is a very impressive spa village, with 18 treatment rooms and you could lose yourself in the aqua-experience. The activity center can arrange snorkeling, as well as diving, and a host of nearby activities that include glass bottom boat tours, island tours and hikes. The resort itself has two pools, three restaurants and plenty to keep you busy. The mangrove canoe trip, hikes and zip lining are fun.

When to visit
Seychelles is hot and pretty humid all year round. The rain is more prevalent from November to April, however not much more than short hard showers. The humidity is highest during the rainy season. The wind and choppy seas start in May and go on till November, with the rainy season being calmest for boating.

There is a kids centre and plenty to keep kids happy there. The villas have kids bikes too, which is a nice touch. They can also canoe in the mangroves at high tide.

How to get there
It is a 35 minute transfer from Mahe Airport.

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