Ephelia Resort


Ephelia Resort Hotel is situated on one of Mahe’s most beautiful beaches and overlooks a marine national park. Tucked away on 120ha of lush vegetation, Ephelia epitomises a desert island getaway.

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 Spa de Constance or at the Shiseido Pavillion. And there’s 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.


  • Stunning location with 2 different beaches
  • One of the best resorts in the Seychelles
  • Professional & friendly service
  • Garden suites & dramatic hilltop villas
  • Fantastic facilities & plenty of activities
  • Family villas & kids’ club
  • World class spa, restaurants, pools, tennis, squash, climbing wall & gym
  • Complimentary snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing & paddleboarding

Recent Press

  • World Travel Awards 2016 – Indian Ocean’s Green Leading Resort

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Seychelles, Mahe Island

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

There’s 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 multifunctional area with a dining area and plenty of room for games.
    Professional staff members organise daily activities for the young ones, leaving you free to relax or go on an excursion.

General Facilities

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


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’s an equally wide choice of five bars to choose from – one at each of the five dining areas.


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.

Room Amenities

Junior Suite AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in room
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Twin bed available
  • Wi-fi available in room
  • 24-hour room service

Other Room Types

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.

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.

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.

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.

It’s all about rest and relaxation at the Spa Villas: head for the villa’s meditation area or the outdoor garden with its 2-person hot tub, steam shower, private pool and sauna. Inside you’ll find a dedicated double treatment room, large en suite lounge and a small library for you to choose a book from. You’ll certainly enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in the villa’s spacious bedroom.

The 3-bedroom Presidential Villa has stunning views of the ocean and offers a spectacular experience for its guests. Along with the standard amenities – en suite bathrooms, LCD TV, complimentary WIFI, and private pool – the villa has a private gym and spa, a large viewing deck and outdoor dining area.


  • Beach activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Wind-surfing
  • Stand-up paddle boarding

Tour Rates

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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