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    Destination

    Seychelles - Mahe

    When can I go?

    29 April 2019 - 13 July 2019

    Description

    7 Night discounted holiday at Constance Ephelia

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Seychelles Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite Breakfast & dinner daily Free pedal boats, kayaks, windsurfing & catamarans All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    30% Early Bird Discount included - Book and pay 45 days prior to departure

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    A weekend surcharge applies for travel on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A high season surcharge of approx. R1400.00 per person may be applicable and will be included when requesting a quote from The Holiday Factory. Please contact The Holiday Factory for packages from Durban and Cape Town.

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 30 710
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 200
    Total Price: ZAR 34 910
  • CONSTANCE EPHELIA SEYCHELLES


    Why we like it

    This member of Constance Hotels Resorts & Golf Collection is located on two of the most beautiful beaches on Mahe, occupying 120 hectares of land and overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay – it is truly ‘wow’.

    5 Star style and 6 Star variety of activities; land and watersports as well as hikes, a climbing wall and zip lines. This could well be the ultimate beach holiday for the family. There’s a kids club, 5 restaurants and 6 bars ranging from beachside hangouts to elegant poolside dining. Pedal boats, catamarans, kayaks and windsurfers are free for guests and there is live entertainment most evenings.

    Accommodation ranges from stunning Junior Suites to breath-taking Hillside Villas with private pools, all reflecting Constance Hotels and Resorts brand excellence. Not to mention the awesome U Spa by Constance. A perfect honeymoon destination, especially as the bride enjoys a great discount on accommodation which is also available to guests celebrating special wedding anniversaries at 5 yearly intervals.

    Description

    LOCATION
    West Coast, Mahé

    ACCOMMODATION
    The resort’s 313 rooms are divided into Suites and Villas.

    184 Junior Suites (Size: 62 m2)
    For a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child under 12 (sofa bed).
    There are 28 interconnecting units in this category.
    The Junior Suites are located a few steps from the south beach. All have a bathtub and separate shower, spacious indoor sitting area and furnished terrace.

    40 Senior Suites (Size: 80 m2)
    For a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child under 12 (sofa bed).
    The Senior Suites are located on the northern side of the Peninsula. All have a bathtub and separate shower.

    22 Family Villas with private pool
    10 Villas (205 m2) of 2 bedrooms, for a maximum of 4 adults.
    12 Villas (350 m2) of 3 bedrooms, for a maximum of 6 adults and 1 extra bed for a child in master bedroom.
    There is a private pool and a dining sala in the courtyard.

    16 Beach Villas with private pool
    8 Villas (185 m2) of 1 bedroom, for a maximum of 2 adults
    8 Villas (370 m2) of 2 bedrooms, for a maximum of 4 adults
    The Beach Villas are located on the North Beach. Each Villa features a private swimming pool and pergola and offer the ultimate beachside accommodation.

    8 Hillside Villas with private pool
    5 Villas (120 m²) of 1 bedroom, for a maximum of 2 adults
    3 Villas (220 m²) of 2 bedrooms, for a maximum of 4 adults
    The Hillside Villas with private infinity pool and garden have been constructed and adapted to the granitic rocks on the site creating a unique accommodation concept. Enjoy commanding views of the North beach and Marine Park.

    Presidential Villa with private pool (Size: 980 m2)
    1 Villa of 3 bedrooms, for a maximum of 6 adults
    With a breathtaking view of the ocean, the three bedroom Presidential Villa has been designed to offer a unique experience to the guests. The Presidential Villa has its own gym, private spa, private pool, garden and stunning deck and outdoor dining sala.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Bathroom with bath tub
    • Double vanities
    • Separate shower
    • WC
    • Hair dryer
    • Sitting area
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • LCD TV
    • Mac mini (iPod connection, CD & DVD)
    • Telephone
    • Mini bar
    • Safe
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • Nespresso Machine (Senior Suites and Villas only)
    • Mini wine cooler with a selection of wine (villas only)
    • Complimentary bicycles (villas only)
    • Complimentary buggy (Hillside Villas only)

    DINING

    Constance Ephelia Resort of Seychelles has five restaurants and six bars. Each outlet has its own individual concept, design and décor, thereby optimising the possibilities in terms of culinary and bar experiences.

    The resort operates on a Dine Around Half Board basis: Dinner can be enjoyed at Corossol, Helios, Seselwa, Adam & Eve and Cyann.
    A food credit of SCR400 per adult and SCR200 per child applies at Cyann.

    A Full Board supplement is available: Lunch can be taken at Helios, Seselwa, Adam & Eve and Zee Bar.

    Corossol "Live” Main buffet restaurant
    Main halfboard restaurant serving international food in a buffet style. The main focus is the live cuisine creating interaction between the chefs and the guests. The buffet which is fully air-conditioned offers different sections.

    Helios "Mediterranean” Buffet restaurant

    A casual chic restaurant on the South beach with its main feature being a large wood-burning oven. Open for lunch and based on a buffet service.

    Adam & Eve…"Ethnic Grill” A la carte grill

    The à la carte restaurant on the South Beach. Situated next to the Junior suites with a very relaxed and cool atmosphere with its sand flooring and design inspired by Africa and the granite rocks of the Seychelles. Its open kitchen offers a selection of creative salads, a large selection of skewers and quality meats and fish dishes grilled or cooked "à la plancha” in front of the guests. Another speciality of this restaurant is the "native” breads that are prepared and cooked on site and served with our signature "chutney”.

    Cyann "Signature cuisine” Speciality à la carte restaurant

    Cyann is the "haute cuisine” restaurant of the resort, unique in its concept and design. Located at the bottom of the Hillside villas, this restaurant offers a beautiful view over Port Launay marine park. Casual chic for lunch, the restaurant turns into an elegant and refined venue in the evening, and proposes a selection of signature dishes, that combine the precision of French culinary techniques with the lightness and flavours of local and Asian influences.

    Seselwa "Cuisine des Iles” Casual all day à la carte restaurant
    Seselwa is a casual and popular outlet, with a lively ambiance and facing the gorgeous North Beach. Decorated with white furniture and brightly coloured cushions, it evokes freshness and the festive spirit of Seychelles. Breakfast is served buffet style. At lunch and dinner, Creole specialities are proposed and the freshest seafood is grilled in front of the guests on the central grill.

    Zee Bar
    The main bar features three distinctive ambiances, and offers an extensive selection of drinks as well as a very creative range of cocktails, specially designed by the mixologist. In the evening,enjoy live music and dancing in the casual area next to the bar or relax in the quieter and more elegant bar lounge or enjoy star gazing, comfortably from the bar beds.

    Helios Bar
    Helios bar is located next to pool 1, facing the beach and adjacent to Helios restaurant. As well as a classic selection of drinks and cocktails, the bartender specializes in freshly brewed ice teas, and a wide range of coffee drinks, both hot or cold.

    Adam & Eve Bar

    This bar is situated next to pool 3, facing the beach and adjacent to the Adam & Eve Ethnic grill. It specialises in fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, natural and healthy drinks, as well as "local” drinks served in green coconuts.

    Cyann Bar
    The most elegant in the resort, it features a unique selection of aged rums from around the world and single malt whiskies, as well as rare spirits, saké and a sophisticated range of cocktails. The deck of Cyann bar is the perfect place to enjoy a Cuban cigar while enjoying the evening breeze...

    Seselwa Bar
    Located right on beautiful North Beach, and casually surrounded by relaxed seating, Seselwa bar is the place to enjoy a chilled beer or a tropical cocktail while listening to Creole tunes and socialising with other guests. Seselwa bar is lively and busy. "No shoes” dress code applies!

    Kabana
    This is a takeaway and beverage outlet on the North beach – highlights include classic cocktails, tropical slushes and sandwiches ‘on the go’

    Uspa by Constance
    The Spa Village is the biggest in the Indian Ocean and covers an area of 5000 square metres. Uspa has created its own brand of products and Ymalia products are also available for treatments. The sauna, steam room, thermal pool, Jacuzzi, still pool and kneipp footpath located in the Spa are open and complimentary to all resort guests

    Wi-Fi
    Complimentary throughout the resort

    KIDS CLUB
    The Kids Club is a multi functional area comprising a games room and a dining area. It welcomes children from 4 to 11 years old between 09h00 and 22h00. Indoor and outdoor activities are organised daily as well as excursions.
    Baby-sitting can be arranged on request (payable).

    FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES (some with a supplement *)

    • 5 Boutiques
    • 4 Pools
    • Departure Lounge
    • Internet Access
    • Infirmary
    • Conference facilities
    • Laundry and pressing
    • Fully equipped gym
    • Tennis
    • Squash court
    • Pedal boats
    • Catamaran
    • Windsurfing
    • Kayaks
    • Fishing *
    • Diving (PADI) *





  • WELCOME TO THE SEYCHELLES

    One hundred and fifteen coral and granite islands rising up out of the Indian Ocean – this is the Seychelles! A dream come true - calm azure waters, deserted beaches, tropical paradise and turquoise lagoons. This string of islands offers sparkling white sandy beaches and coral reefs bustling with sea life. The flora and fauna are unique, the mountains are covered in lush vegetation, and the landscape offers a stunning and multi-faceted panorama.

    HISTORY

    The first European to pass through the Seychelles was Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama in 1502, followed by the English in 1609. A transit point for trade between Africa and Asia, the islands were used by pirates until 1756, when the French took control, laying down their "Stone of Possession" (visible today at the museum in Mahé) and naming the islands after Jean Moreau de Séchelles. Britain and France fought over the islands from the late 18th to early 19th century, with Britain finally gaining control in 1814. Achieving independence from Britain in 1976, the Seychelles today is a true success story of people who claim origins from all over the world and live together with an unusual and inspiring degree of harmony in diversity.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Seychelles’ 115 islands fall under two distinct groups; the outstandingly beautiful granitic islands, the world’s only oceanic islands of granitic rock and coral islands fringed by white sandy beaches and encircled by coral reefs teaming with fish.

    The three most popular islands in the Seychelles archipelago are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Home to 98% of the Seychelles' population, these three are clustered in the archipelago’s northeast area known as the Inner Island group. Mahé and Praslin are Seychelles' largest islands (nearby Silhouette Island is larger than La Digue, but less populated), and all three are granitic (versus coral). The Inner Islands also include other popular islands to visit, such as Denis, Bird, Silhouette, and North.

    CLIMATE

    Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm and without extremes. In this tropical haven, the temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C making Seychelles a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. During the north-west trade winds that occur between the October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, in January and February the islands receive their life-giving rains, rejuvenating the rivers and streams. From May to September the weather is cooler and drier with livelier seas - particularly on the south-eastern coasts.

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.

    CURRENCY

    The currency in use is the Seychelles rupee (Rs). Although tourist prices are often quoted in Euros, you can also pay in Rupees and often also in US Dollars. ATMs (which accept foreign cards) are available at the airports, in Victoria, and scattered around the larger towns on all three main islands. Almost all hotels, restaurants, shops, and even small curio stalls take major credit cards, with a preference for Visa and MasterCard

    WHAT TO DO IN THE SEYCHELLES

    For visitors who can tear themselves away from their resort, the Seychelles offers a wide variety of things to see and do; from the prehistoric rainforest of Praslin’s National Park to the 70 beaches of Mahé and endless water sports. You could take an excursion to Mahe’s capital, Victoria, to admire its colonial mansions and meet the giant tortoises at the botanical gardens. You can also visit tiny islands such as beautiful La Digue, perhaps joining local fishermen in their boat for a day’s angling in the abundant waters.

    You will find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists' studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breath-taking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. There are guided nature tours to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.

    Mahe

    The first port of call for most visitors to the Seychelles is Mahe. This is the largest island of the Seychelles and the largest granitic island – 27 km long and 8 km wide. Forming the backbone of the island is a spectacular mountain range that includes Morne Seychellois, the island’s highest peak. Around the peak is one of the island’s beautiful national parks, offering good hiking and stunning scenery. More than 60 idyllic beaches fringed with swaying palm trees can be found along the shoreline, offering a host of activities including diving and fishing. There are several interesting sights to see, particularly in friendly Victoria.

    Praslin

    Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, 44 km north east of Mahe and can be reached by plane or ferry. This island is a popular tourist destination with several hotels and resorts, as well as the famous beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. The beautiful Vallee de Mai is known for the unique Coco de Mer.

    La Digue

    La Digue is a small island accessible by ferry from Praslin. Here cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts. A timeless oasis, hidden away in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, La Digue is the Seychelles of yesteryear. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxed atmosphere.

    LANGUAGE

    Seychellois - the common name used for the population of Seychelles - speak both English and Creole.

    ELECTRICITY

    Throughout Seychelles the voltage is 220-240 volts AC 50 Hz. Seychelles uses the British standard square three-pin, 13 amp sharp electric plug. International visitors are advised to bring their own adaptors.

    DIVING

    Seychelles offers diverse and impressive diving opportunities. The Inner Islands rest on a shallow plateau with prolific marine life and excellent PADI diving facilities are available with access to a multitude of dive sites. The Outer Islands to the south of the archipelago are all coralline or sand cays and mainly uninhabited, presenting the experienced diver with excellent opportunities to explore where few have gone before. If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature.

    WHAT TO WEAR

    As the Seychelles are warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain shower. Don’t forget your beach wear plus sun screen and sun glasses.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • As the Seychelles are warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Sturdy walking shoes if you are planning on taking a guided walk or exploring nature trails
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A sun hat, flip flops and a beach bag

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!


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