A 15 minute plane hop from Mahé to Praslin, Constance Lemuria is a lovely island retreat that is only a five minutes drive from the airport, on a winding road past giant boulders that look like something out of The Flintstones. As you walk in, your eyes land on an incredible three-tiered swimming pool and beyond, the turquoise sea.
Spread over 36 hectares and built with natural materials wood, stone, local pink granite, marble and thatch, Constance Lémuria resembles its sister hotel, Constance Prince Maurice on Mauritius, in its styling and furnishings. It’s a peaceful, grown up place, but with a kids club, for multigenerational families.
Mauritian-owned Constance Hotels and Resorts have a strong focus on gastronomy, and service, and many hotel staff are Mauritian. There are three dining places to choose from, and an excellent wine cellar. The hotel’s weekly management cocktail in a changing location, could be in a dramatic spot on the rocks, on the golf course or a romantic set up on Anse Georgette.
All-suite accommodation choices include Junior Suites steps from the shore, spacious senior suites, eight two-bedroom beachfront pool villas with an outdoor massage pavilion and a gorgeous three-bedroom presidential villa on a private white sand beach.
Constance Lemuria offers non-motorised watersports, such as paddle boarding and sailing, and diving in pristine waters. The main activity is exploring Praslin island, with a nature walk in the Vallée de Mai, and optional day trips to nearby islands.
The lovely indoor outdoor spa offers treatments using aromatic natural products inspired by plants from the Indian Ocean and those from Swiss beauty brand, Valmont.