Seychelles - Mahe
29 April 2019 - 13 July 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at Constance Ephelia
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)
30% Early Bird Discount included - Book and pay 45 days prior to departure
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.
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.
|Base Price:||ZAR 30 710|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 200|
|Total Price:||ZAR 34 910|
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.
West Coast, Mahé
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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!
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
Complimentary throughout the resort
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 *)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.
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.
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 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 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.
Seychellois - the common name used for the population of Seychelles - speak both English and Creole.
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.
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