In total, the Seychelles consists of approximately 115 islands, ranging from the inner islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue to the outer islands such as Desroches and Bird. Of our three top properties for group trips to the Seychelles, two are located on the inner islands, while the third is situated on Denis, 95km north of Mahé. All properties may be included in an itinerary that provides some island hopping – perfect for those who would like to check out the inner islands as well as exploring farther afield!
Another thing that two of our top properties have in common, is that they are both run by Constance Hotels and Resorts, a company dedicated to providing sumptuous accommodation, superb service, and exciting activities. So whether you intend to lounge around on the nearest beach or get wet and wild with watersports, you are guaranteed a terrific time! The same is no less true of Denis Private Island, where the owner’s motto is, ‘The island is yours… do what you want without disturbing others.’ That sounds good to us!
Constance Ephelia is located on the largest island of the Seychelles, Mahé. Unquestionably, this is one of the best resorts of the entire archipelago! Situated on the northwestern coast of Mahé, Ephelia covers over 120 hectares of tropical gardens and two beautiful beaches. Its main facilities are distributed between two sites and you can travel between the sites by buggy! Amenities include five restaurants, five bars, five shops, a spa village, a fully equipped gym, a sports center, and five pools.
Guest accommodation at Ephelia comes in eight categories, from gorgeous garden view rooms to the ultra-luxurious Presidential Villa! There are also beach villas and hillside villas, for groups hoping to share. All options are contemporary in design, with all the mod cons you need for a comfortable stay. With air conditioning, LCD TV and DVD player, Mac Mini, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bar, and (for the villas) private pool, they provide a brilliant base for relaxing in between activities. Watersports available from the resort include windsurfing, kayaking, pedalo, and catamaran sailing free of charge, with diving, scuba diving, and deep-sea fishing for a fee. Tennis and squash can be enjoyed at Ephelia’s on-site courts. Island hopping is possible – and you can also hire a bike and ride around Mahé. Alternatively, just lie back and indulge in some serious sunbathing, on the most fabulous beaches in the world!
The island of Praslin, just 44km north-east of Mahé, also has its fair share of beautiful beaches – and it is on this second-largest island of the Seychelles, where Constance Lémuria is based. Conveniently located just 5 minutes from the airport, the resort occupies no fewer than three beaches as well as sprawling gardens and rolling hills. Communal facilities include five restaurants and four bars, in addition to a VIP lounge, shop, spa, gym, and lovely split-level pool.
Lémuria also boasts two floodlit tennis courts and the only golf course in the Seychelles! So if your group are keen golfers, there is no better place to stay. Plenty of watersports are available too – windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and body boarding for free, with scuba diving and deep-sea fishing possible at extra cost. You can hire bikes and explore the island, taking in the Vallée de Mai nature park, lots of glorious beaches, and, for a little culture, the island’s museum, galleries, and gardens. In between all these activities, you can relax back at the resort – guest accommodation at Lémuria ranges from suites to villas, with all mod cons. The Presidential Villa is described, quite rightly, as a cocoon of luxury!
The word cocoon could be applied to Denis Island in general, quite the haven of tranquillity in our bustling world. Owned by a family fully invested in sustainable tourism, Denis’ natural beauty is clear from the moment you set eyes on the island. There are no paved roads here, just peaceful pathways winding through the trees. The main amenities, on Pointe Madame Guichard, the northwestern tip of the island, include a laidback lounge/bar, a library, a terrace dining room, and a deck with swimming pool.
Guest accommodation is positioned either side of the Pointe, within garden grounds. Four types of cottage are available, or you can splash out on the luxurious Beach Villa, with its own private beachfront, courtyard, and pool! All options are very comfortable, featuring IDD telephone, tea-and-coffee station, mini bar, safe, iPod docking station, and, of course, air conditioning, to keep everyone fresh. When you are ready to get going with some activities, a full menu awaits – diving, snorkeling, fishing, tennis, snooker, nature tours, or simply messing about on the beach!
If any of these properties appeals, just get in touch with us and together we will start planning your ultimate group trip to the seaside!