Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
based on 7 nights inc. flights
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based on 2 people sharing an Ocean View Villa on an all inclusive basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
Breathtaking views from your villa
Good sized private plunge pools
Balinese-style Spa and Fitness Centre
Exquisite Mediterranean, Arabic, Asian, French and Creole cuisine
One of the most exclusive hotels on Mahé
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Situated just south of the equator, the Seychelles have a warm tropical climate. The consistently warm tropical weather makes the Seychelles a good year round destination.
There is little fluctuation in warmth, with temperatures ranging from 24C to 31C all year round. From May to October a southeast trade wind can bring marginally cooler weather and fresh breezes. From November to March the northwest monsoon wind blows, typically raising temperature and humidity. December and January are the wettest months, but the rain falls in short sharp bursts before the sun comes out again.
MAIA is an all villa resort enjoying an idyllic hillside setting along the pristine white sand beach of Anse Louis on Mahé in the Seychelles. Designed as a sanctuary, it offers the ultimate seclusion offering complete solitude and privacy.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is located on an untouched beach in the secluded cove of Anse Louis on the south west coast of Mahé. There are 30 villas, each with its own pool, situated along the beachfront or on the hillside, offering 180-degree sea views which can be enjoyed from the oversized daybed or bath for two in the outdoor gazebo.
Cuisine at MAIA is selected to offer the freshest and most delicious meals from the finest ingredients. Savour gourmet meals at Tec Tec Restaurant serving Creole and Franco-Asian cuisine, signature cocktails and snacks at the Pool Bar or in the privacy of the villa or at a private table on the beach.
The Boutique Spa has been designed as a haven for relaxation with a number of treatments dedicated to the rejuvenation and restoration of the body, mind and soul and there is a meditation pavilion offering yoga and pilates classes.
Maia is child-friendly and family-friendly. The children are entertained with a diverse range of 'Very Important Kids' (VIK) activities and menus that suit their tastes.
For younger children there's sand castle building, accompanied swimming lessons with toys and snorkelling in the pool, as well as painting and colouring sessions. For teenagers, activities can include treasure hunts, group canoe trips, volley-ball and movies. Upon request, an activity programme can be personalised for children by arrangement with Maia's Recreational Team – and at any time during the personal butler will care for and entertain the children too.
This eco-conscious resort are always looking for ways to reduce their footprint and enhance the ecology surrounding it. Water is now bottled at their own water filtering and bottling plant, meaning there are no more plastic bottles, straws are now biodegradable and stirrers are locally made and sustainably sourced. Attending one of their weekly pop-up Marine Education Stations is an interesting way to find out about the current initiatives and learn more about the immediate environment.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa has eleven Signature Villas (two on ocean front level and nine on panoramic level), and nineteen Ocean Panoramic Villas. All the Villa retreats are in stunning settings, each with their own unique views and featuring a luxurious bedroom opening onto a private terrace with infinity pool, outdoor gazebo with thatched roof, oversized day bed and adjacent bar. Bathrooms have an outdoor bath for bathing under the stars, indoor shower, dual vanity and exquisite La Prairie amenities.
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The Signature Villas are all completely secluded from one another. Here couples can unreservedly let their guard down. Unprecedented levels of privacy are graced by spectacular ocean views, whether your villa is perfectly poised on the hilltop or offers direct access to a 'secret' beach. A complimentary bottle of Champagne celebrates your arrival. A newspaper of your choice delivered daily makes you feel at home. Laundry services are complimentary, along with private yoga sessions, a manicure and pedicure in the privacy of your villa and a painting kit for you to express the creative urge that will be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you.
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Atop the hillcrest of our private peninsula, Ocean Panoramic Villas will stun you with spectacular 180-degree vistas of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Lush surroundings provide a privacy perfect for honeymooners.
Children are most welcome as Maia is child-friendly and family-friendly. Children are kept entertained with a diverse range of 'Very Important Kids' (VIK) activities and menus that suit their tastes. Children’s activities include sand castle building, swimming, accompanied snorkelling in the pool, card games, colouring and coconut painting sessions, treasure hunts, group canoe trips for teenagers, football, volleyball and movie time with popcorn. The resort can also tailor make an individual activity programme for your children. Your personal butler will ensure that the children's needs are catered for as well as those of parents. Babysitting can easily be arranged on request.
The facilities at Maia Luxury Resort include a beautiful swimming pool, a fitness centre, in-villa dining and a great restaurant. The boutique MAIA Spa by La Prairie offers a haven for pure relaxation, meditation and pampering, it has 3 treatment rooms dedicated to rejuvenation and restoration of body, mind and soul. The spa also features a meditation pavilion offering yoga and pilates.
Activities on site include the fitness centre, kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, group yoga classes and spa treatments. Other activities that can be arranged include island tours, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. A selection of watersports are available at Beau Vallon, including parasailing, jet skiing and windsurfing.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
This is one of my favourite hotels in the Seychelles. I love how personal they make your stay and your dedicated butler is so well trained in many aspects - not only looking after you, they will also take care of your children, clean your room, cook your breakfast and offer all sorts of help with making it an incredible holiday experience. Maia offers an intuitive service - knowing what guests want and need before they even know themselves. Although a stay at Maia comes with quite a high price tag, it offers good value when you take into account that it is All Inclusive and offers some of the best service standards. I actually felt quite emotional at this hotel!
Katie May (Staff)
Maia is a superb hotel offering a totally luxurious experience. Anything you can think of is taken care of by your personal butler, and the views from the villas are superb. I personally love the villas that are on the beach, offering direct access onto the soft sandy beach, but your own private garden to relax in the shade of a tree.
Gemma Dobson (Staff)
At Maia the whole concept is about personalising your stay so that it is perfect for you, each villa is assigned its own butler and the butler is chosen for you in advance of your arrival to suit you and your requirements. For example if you are staying with young children a butler who is also good with providing childcare will be assigned to you, also depending on the type of service you like some guests like to have the full service with the butler there around the clock to do things like un pack for you, iron, pour drinks etc whereas others might prefer a more discreet service just when they request it, whatever your requirements their is a butler for you.
I was very impressed when I stayed here I was sent a guest profile form prior to my arrival and when I entered my villa my butler had my favourite music playing, my choice of drinks stocked even my choice of feather pillows on my bed! it is magical a stay here and the butler makes everything just so seamless by pre empting your needs and surprising you with little touches - such as for my colleague who enjoyed sketching and painting he bought a box of watercolours and an easel which was just a lovely surprise!
After a stay here you will leave feeling thoroughly pampered and relaxed!
Louisa Currey (Staff)
The unique dining concept is wherever, whenever, whatever. There are no meal times, making a stay here truly flexible and has the luxury of being at your own leisure for meal times. Dine in the privacy of your own villa, on the beach, in the restaurant, on the hillside or wherever else you can think of! For accommodation you have the choice between beach and hillside. The beach villas give you direct access to the sandy beach whereas; the hillside villas offer you complete privacy and spectacular uninterrupted views out to sea and the horizon. The main pool is large and quiet, and the spa is very relaxing, which makes Maia the perfect couples retreat.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
Exceptionally personalised service with every villa comes with your own butler who is there to meet any need. With the hotel's motto being 'eat wherever, whenever or whatever' they will arrange everything for you. The hotel has a very calming atmosphere and families are also welcome but no kids club on offer.
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
All categories of accommodation at Maia offers butler service. They work with the guest to see what they want to do on their holidays. Apart from the butler no one else can access the villa unless they have advance permission. Maia is all about flexibility - and to enjoy the experience. You can dine anywhere, in your villa, on the beach, or even on a helipad.Whenever, no set times for meals, when you wake up and want breakfast you just let them know.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Uber Exclusive. The best of the best. This is over the top luxury yet very chic, discreet and special. Stay at Maia and you will be rubbing shoulders with the Arab Royal families and Russian aristocracy. They fly their private jets in here for a week of private pampering and indulgence.
This really is the place to be and nothing is too much trouble. The General Manager proudly explained that if guests want the boutique opened at 3am because they want to do some shopping, that is exactly what will be done, no questions asked. This is what Maia is all around.
All the villas are very private and beautifully appointed with lots of space and stunning furnishings. Private pools of course and outdoor baths, day beds and gardens. All are generally the same in size and style, the only difference is the positioning. Some open out right on to the beach whereas others have fantastic views out to sea but are a long walk to the beach. Maia also has Signature villas which have lots of little extras such as complimentary manicures and pedicures, laundry service and private butler.
The spa here is amazing with La Praire products and an incredible location with a backdrop of granite rocks and lush forest, very tranquil and all outside.
The gardens surrounding Maia itself are very lush and beautiful and very well kept.
The only negative I could find about Maia is as it is all set on a hill the walk to your villa can be very steep. They have a buggy service of course but as the hills are so steep this is a petrol buggy rather than electric, theyre rather noisy which is not good for such a tranquil spot.
That aside, you just cant fault this place. The price tag is immense but you get what you pay for, a totally amazing experience. Twin Maia with Fregate or North Island for the holiday of a lifetime!
Catamaran to Ste Anne Marine Park
Embark upon a day trip to the Ste Anne Marine Park Islands by catamaran to discover the many indigenous species that live there and enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch onboard the boat.
Helicopter sightseeing flight, Seychelles
Experience a bird's eye view of the Seychelles from the resort's own guest helicopter.
Explore the beautiful Vallée de Mai, sail on a traditional schooner to La Digue and swim in the sea off one of the world's most stunning beaches.
La Digue by Boat and Bike
Explore the beautiful island of La Digue by boat and bicycle.
The Wild South - Botanical Garden Tour
Explore the wilder side of Mahé in the untamed south of the island, experiencing village life, spectacular beaches and a beautiful nature reserve.
Location & directions
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa overlooks Anse Louis beach on the southwest coast of Mahé in the Seychelles, the main island of the Republic of Seychelles.
How to get there
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is a 25 minute drive from the airport.
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