Not even sure where to start...
We started our stay in the Seychelles at the Savoy Resort and Spa at Beau Vallon and had a great experience. We had planned to go to Ephelia in order to finish our honey-moon in full glamour - one of the best resorts, sea-view villa, exquisite service.
In reality, just a few hours into our arrival we already had so many disappointments that we complained to a manager and asked to leave the resort and go back to Savoy. We couldn't do that. The manager argued that they would be glad to help us leave but booking.com would incur 100% cancellation fees for the whole stay. It was therefore not the resort's fault but booking's. I was nevertheless, promised that things would get better. They didn't.
1) Staff: with a few exceptions (Adam and Eve restaurant and the main bar) staff is mute, impudent, unwelcoming (check-in lady), lazy, inefficient, grumpy (especially breakfast at Corossol), and useless (especially at the Kabana beach bar).
2) Service is indeed "exclusive" with great "attention to detail" - first time in my life to get a group check-in.
We were set down with another couple (and no, there weren't too many people checking-in at this time, just us four). No privacy was respected whatsoever - forms were distributed as if we were about to sit for an exam at school, personal questions asked and we were also advised to pay an extra 50 euros to get upgraded to half-board. It was a direct comparison of who paid how much - we had paid for a sea-view villa whereas the other couple hadn't. They had opted in for half-board whereas we hadn't. It was a very uncomfortable situation to be in on your arrival in a 5* resort...
In reality service in general is poor and slow. There is always something missing or not right. Ex.
We especially liked the moment we left after a couple of nerve wrecking days of disappointment after disappointment.
Otherwise, landscape is pretty as everywhere else on the island.