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Ephelia Resort Hotel is situated on one of Mahe's most beautiful beaches and overlooks a marine national park. Tucked away on 120 hectares of lush vegetation, Ephelia epitomises a classic desert island getaway in the Seychelles.

Head out on a morning bicycle ride and explore beautiful Mahe Island at your own pace. The more energetic may want to check out the spectacular waters of the Port Launay Marine Park by sea kayak while those with relaxation and unwinding on their agenda can revitalise body and mind at the award-winning Spa de Constance or at the Shiseido Pavillion. And there is no need to miss out on anything if it is a family holiday with young ones: all these activities can be enjoyed while your children are entertained at the professional Mini Club. Ephelia is the only hotel in the archipelago with a zipline and a climbing wall.


  • Stunning location with two different beaches
  • One of the best resorts in the Seychelles
  • Professional and friendly service
  • Garden suites and dramatic hilltop villas
  • Fantastic facilities and plenty of activities like ziplining and climbing
  • Family villas and kids' club
  • World-class spa, restaurants, pools, tennis, squash and gym
  • Complimentary snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and paddleboarding


  • Beach activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Wind-surfing
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
There are two beaches to choose from; a shallow bay great for kids and a bustling beach where 'its all happening'. I loved walking straight from the beach to snorkel and remember seeing manta rays, turtles and pipe fish. All in all this is resort delivers one of the best experiences and best value in the Seychelles.
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Two Bedroom Family Villa

Located near the Senior Suites are six 2-bedroom or 12 3-bedroom Family Villas, each with a private swimming pool. All the villas have an en suite master bedroom, second bathroom (shared), LCD TV and an outdoor dining area.

One Bedroom Beach Villa

The Beach Villas located on Port Launay's North Beach comprise eight 1-bedroom and eight 2-bedroom villas. These spacious suites are stylishly decorated and have en suite bathrooms, a private swimming pool, a pegola, LCD TV and complimentary WIFI.

One Bedroom Hillside Villa

Perched above the Port Launay Marine Park, Ephelia's Hillside Villas have their own swimming pool, LCD TV and complimentary WIFI. These 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom en suite units were constructed to incorporate the area's famous granite rocks.

Senior Suite

With a list of amenities similar to the Junior Suites, the Senior Suites offer more space and comfort. Each has an en suite bathroom with dual basins, bath and separate shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area and an LCD TV.

Junior Suite

A wide range of exclusive accommodation is available at the Ephelia Resort - choose from the 184 Junior Suites, 40 Senior Suites, 18 Family Villas with a private pool, 16 Beach Villas, eight Hillside Villas, 10 Spa Villas and the Presidential Villa.

Each of the Junior Suites has air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, LCD TV and complimentary WIFI. They are en suite with dual basins, separate shower and bath, and parents will be pleased to note that there is a sofa bed for children under the age of 12.


The Ephelia Resort has five boutique shops selling clothing, hotel-branded items and basic necessities such as toiletries as well as local arts and crafts.

There are also plenty of opportunity to relax: four swimming pools are strategically located around the resort for you to cool off during the heat of the day or you may want to unwind and lose yourself at one of the two spas - Spa de Constance and the Shiseido Spa. Both these spas offer typical treatments - massages, facials, manicures and pedicures - as well as specialised treatments.

Children from four to 12 years old can be entertained at the Mini Club, a multi-functional area with a dining area and plenty of room for games. The zipline and climbing wall also provide hours of fun.

Professional staff members organise daily activities for the young ones, leaving you free to relax or go on an excursion.


Ephelia Resort has no fewer than five restaurants to choose from with each offering a different dining concept and culinary experience. Organised in different sections, the buffet-style Corossol serves up a delicious range of international dishes ranging from Italian to Asian fare.

Helios on the other hand offers Mediterranean dishes for lunch in a casual yet chic atmosphere. Tapas, antipastos, creative pastas and fresh, thin-crust pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven are typical choices.

In the cool and relaxed atmosphere of Adam & Eve, guests can enjoy African-inspired dishes ranging from delicious meat-packed skewers to creative salads and fresh breads baked on site. Created with Africa in mind, Adam & Eve is open for lunch and dinner on special themed evenings and incorporates features such as a soft sand floor and granite rocks.

Ephelia's 'haute cuisine' restaurant, Cyann, offers a unique concept and design for your dining experience. Try one of their signature dishes, blending French and Asian influences, as you look out over the Port Launay Marine Park.

There's a casual atmosphere during lunch but dinner at the Cyann is a more sophisticated affair.

Seselwa offers Creole specialities along with the freshest of seafood in a casual and lively atmosphere. White furniture and bright colours contribute to the natural festive spirit and Seselwa is a popular choice for a meal.

And if you're up for a refreshing sundowner before dinner, there is an equally wide choice of five bars to choose from - one at each of the five dining areas.

General facilities

  • Children's Club
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Computer facilities
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
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Traveller Reviews

Ephelia Resort

Sebastien Avia

The island is really beautiful. Also many things to do. We went snorkelling with a guide and had a free initiation to scuba diving in a swimming pool. We also did some kayaking and I discovered windsurfing for the first time. The helicopter flight b ack from the resort was an incredible surprise! A magical ending to a very luxurious and plenty of discoveries travel.
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Brittany Smith

"Seychelles and Ephelia Resort was stunning. The safari then dive trip was definitely the way to go."

Kelvin Leung

Our stays at both Constance properties and also at Les Domaine de L'orangeraie were also wonderful - we would definitely consider future return visits with them. The next time we come to Africa, we would very much like to have a few more days on safa ri as well as spend at least a few more days in Seychelles.
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Patricia Clyde

Ephelia Resort was outstanding - great location, fantastic accommodation and facilities. The restaurants were superb and one or two nights ranked amongst some of our best eating experiences ever. The beach was great, gorgeous safe swimming beach. The options for trips were super. The very best thing about the Ephelia was service, service, service! :)
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Edward Campbell

"The trip was amazing and the weather was a bit of a challenge but the Seychelles was gorgeous."

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