Maia Luxury Resort & Spa – Mahé, Seychelles
The incredible MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa is an Indian Ocean jewel located amongst the lush foliage and azure waters of Mahé island in the Seychelles. A private peninsula, with sweeping views over the Indian Ocean, MAIA is a beyond all-inclusive resort.
This exclusive premium hospitality means a truly relaxing getaway, assisted by the gentle service from a dedicated butler in your own private villa. Luxurious spa facilities, lavish fine dining options and beautiful facilities will ensure a stay unlike any other.
Guests will experience every aspect of luxury at the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa. Set on the secluded Anse Louis overlooking the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the private twelve-acre property is lushly landscaped with hibiscus, lemongrass and cinnamon.
The 30 secluded villas of MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa are each imbued with a characteristic calm ambience, and each offers a unique vantage point towards the ocean. Surrounded by the scent of lemongrass and cinnamon trees, guests cannot help but feel an immediate sense of relaxation and peace here.
Each spacious 250m2 Villa comprises the personalized and intuitive service of a dedicated butler, an air-conditioned bedroom, including a gazebo with dining facilities, bar and voluminous day bed; a private infinity pool; concealed garden-view shower; en-suite bathroom with dual vanities and an enormous outdoor bath stocked with extravagant Hermès amenities.
Wellness & Spa
The tranquility of our luxury Seychelles island spa offers you more than a place of refuge, it invites you on a journey of rediscovery.
Bird song. Waters falling down moss covered granite rocks. Gentle winds brushing leaves. These will be the only things to break your revere in our Balinese-style Spa.
Excellence in taste is not only something reserved for aesthetics. At MAIA, gastronomical pleasure is a promise.
The skilled culinary team at MAIA Luxury Resort has perfected the art of fusion cooking to create intriguing blends of flavour, texture, colour and aroma by placing an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.
It offers Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and Creole cuisine at its finest using only the freshest ingredients. With a policy of flexibility, the chefs are afforded the freedom to satiate individual requirements and tastes.
Garden terraces by the poolside provide a refreshing choice for those seeking intimacy.
Establishing itself as one of the best resorts in the Seychelles, the personalised service is second to none. Each Villa benefits from a dedicated butler service to cater to your every need. Your butler will be on hand to arrange meals, excursions, spa treatments and any additional items that will ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Your butler can prepare light dishes, meals and refreshments throughout the day – this includes off-menu items such as barbecues and freshly caught fish.
Each butler is highly-trained to offer an intuitive and personalised experienced to every guest, all you need to do is simply ask for whatever you may require, and it will be arranged.
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By far the largest and most developed of the Seychelles islands, Mahé is home to the country’s capital, Victoria, and to about 90% of the Seychelles’ population. As such it’s both as busy as the Seychelles gets, and home to the largest selection of resorts and activities, from the hiking possibilities across the rugged interior of Morne Seychellois National Park to diving pristine sites and snorkelling with whale sharks in or just beyond the glorious bays caressed by the gorgeously multihued waters of Mahé. The west coast, from top to bottom, is one long string of stunning beaches and outstanding accommodation, but there are plenty of secret gems elsewhere. And wherever you’re based, paradise lies close at hand – a bus or car ride of no more than 20 minutes will bring you to fabulous natural attractions.
Talcum-powder beaches lapped by topaz waters, lush hills, a sublime laid-back tempo; these dreams of a tropical paradise become reality in the Seychelles.
Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, and has spoiled them rotten. Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of pearlescent sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And hardly a soul in sight. Choosing your favourite beach is like trying to pick a flavour of ice cream – they’re all so good! Hot favourites include world-famous Anse Source d’Argent, secluded Anse Marron, sexy Anse Takamaka and picture-postcard perfect Anse Lazio.
White-sand beaches, secluded coves, coral-coloured sunsets, swish hotels, slick restaurants, hushed spas. With such a dreamlike setting, it’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the Seychelles at the top of their wish lists. You too can live the high life at one of the country’s star-spangled hotspots, provided you have the cash. If you’re not a millionaire, fear not. This paradise is more affordable than you think. On top of ultraluxurious options, the Seychelles has plenty of self-catering facilities and family-run guesthouses that are easier on the wallet and offer local colour.
Ecotourism & Wildlife Spotting
Charge your camera batteries, people – the Seychelles is not dubbed ‘The Galàpagos of the Indian Ocean’ for nothing. Watching sea turtles nesting on Bird Island’s sandy beaches or giant Aldabra tortoises roaming freely on Curieuse is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. If you’re hoping to spot sooty terns, tropicbirds, warblers and magpie robins in their natural habitats, the bird sanctuaries of Aride, Cousin, and Bird Islands should figure heavily in your planning. And Praslin’s Vallée de Mai is a slice of Eden where you can see the very rare coco de mer palms in their natural state.
Diving and snorkelling are the most popular activities in the Seychelles, and rightly so. Healthy reefs, canyon-like terrain, shallow shelves, exciting shipwrecks, impressive granite outcrops and splendid coral gardens give divers and snorkellers almost instant access to a variety of environments. The water is warm and clear, and teeming with life from the tiniest juvenile tropical to the largest pelagic creature, including whale sharks. Whether you’re an experienced diver or slapping on fins for the first time, there are sites for all levels. And you’ll be welcomed by qualified, multilingual instructors in state-of-the-art dive centres.