By Punam Verma


Yes, I have been to heaven and decided to come back to tell my story. In fact I didn’t just go, I actually flew through heaven, on a zip line that is.

Zip lines in heaven you ask? Well lets just say I visited a piece of heaven on planet earth, also know as the Seychelles.

What can I say, never did I think I would visit this beautiful place, but the stars were all aligned and the universe said ‘Pack your bags we’re going to paradise’.

Now I’m not one to argue with the universe,  so I took a four hour flight with Air Seychelles from Dubai, and there she was waiting for me. Bright green, lush, crystal clear water and a tropical breeze greeted my hair as I walked out the airport.

My first stop or rather home for a week, was the Constance Ephélia, on the capital island of Mahe.

The hotel is situated on two of the most beautiful beaches overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, and sits on a spectacular location of 120 hectares of the greenest trees I have ever seen.

Now getting back to me flying through heaven. Most hotels have the usual swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses etc. But Constance Ephelia, with the help of SMAC adventures, decided to walk all over those average leisure facilities and went one up, or should I say 120 metres up!

The hotel has it’s very own zip line.  Eight zip liners in fact, that take you from 85 metres to 120 metres through the hotels forest.

Now come on people, how many hotels do you know not only have their own forest, but a zip line running through it too.

Seriously, you can keep your fancy swimming pools and high tech gyms, I will pick flying through heaven everytime.

Universe…where we flying to next?


Video Credit: Constance Hotel & Dubai One TV