On Location: Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Marie Claire's beauty team finds inspiration in the Indian Ocean

Marie Claire‘s beauty team finds inspiration in the Indian Ocean

We stayed at…

Constance Ephélia (constancehotels.com), a spacious 310 suite and villa resort set beside two golden beaches on Mahé. Treats include a huge spa, four pools and five restaurants including flagship Cyann. In January double rooms cost from £326 with breakfast.

Winter warmer: it’s no struggle to relax at the Constance Ephélia

Our top five things to do…

Explore the rugged Morne Seychellois National Park.

Snorkel in the clear waters at Ste Anne.

Keep trim – the Constance Ephélia offers hiking, biking and kayaking trips plus complimentary fitness and yoga classes.

Dine at Chez Plume (aubergeanseboileau.com) for some authentic local cuisine.

Get shopping in the market in the capital, Victoria.

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Let’s go…

Air Seychelles (airseychelles.com) flies from London Heathrow to Mahé via Abu Dhabi, from £650 return in January. Marco Polo Seychelles (£6.99, Mairdumont) covers the islands, and see seychelles.travel.

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