The Travel Architect visits Constance Ephelia

Constance Ephelia is situated on 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay. The setting is within 120 hectares of land and mangroves.

There is a wide variety of accommodation types from junior suites, beach villas, spa villas to hillside villas with amazing views.

There are 5 different restaurants and 6 bars as well as in villa dining and private dinners on the beach or on your terrace.

Plenty of activities are on offer with a fitness centre, squash and tennis courts, zip lining and rock climbing and plenty of watersports.

I was lucky to have a massage at the USpa by Constance which is the largest spa in the Indian Ocean with 18 treatment rooms and was a fantastic experience.







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The Travel Architect at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort

After a swift 30 minute transfer from the international airport with Chris from The Seychelles Tourist Board ( chatting about Liverpool Football Club and amongst other things whoever thought we would be discussing Allo Allo and Hyacinth Bouquet ) we arrived on the exclusive south end of Mahé at The Kempinski Seychelles Resort. The hotel is on the famous Baie Lazare and only 40 minutes from the capital Victoria.

It’s a quick overnight stay before we hop on a plane to explore this amazing part of the world.

The Kempinski caters for all – from honeymooners to families and groups of friends holidaying together.

If you have enough of chilling out by the pool or at the beach there are tennis courts, volleyball and a gym along with a fantastic watersports and a Padi diving centre.

The hotel also has Kempinski The Spa set in the midst of a green sanctuary and beneath granite rock foundations.






Constance Le Prince Maurice

There are many activities and sports that you can take part in if you don’t want to just chill out and relax at the hotel. Also,the 2 golf courses at the nearby sister hotel Constance Belle Mare Plage are just a short drive away.

Here are some examples of whats going on,on a weekly basis at the hotel



The Travel Architect arrives in Mauritius

I have previously visited the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius on 2 family holidays. This time my visit is to stay and experience a selection of 5star hotels on the island courtesy of The Azure Collection with flights with Air Mauritius.

Staying in 5 different hotels and visiting 4 others it is a great way to see the changes taking place within the hotel industry on the island.

Mauritius is a fantastic destination for families as well as couples and honeymooners.
It also has the added bonus of some fantastic golf courses attached to hotels offering complimentary green fees.