A World Apart
Named after Maia, Atlas’ and Pleione’s eldest and most beautiful daughter in Greek mythology, who was also the goddess of spring and honoured for her beauty, the MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa offers something more than just breathtaking views, unsurpassed service and astonishing accommodations.
Nestled on the lush island of Mahé, it is surrounded by the Seychelles archipelago on the secluded beach of Anse Louis, which sweeps into a transparent turquoise sea. Awaken your senses in the most luxurious place on Earth, created with the sole purpose of bringing perfect enjoyment, ultimate relaxation and a deep and lasting peace.
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa has won many awards, including Best Luxury Resort Spa 2013 and 2014, Best Beach in the World from Conde Nast 2012, Best Luxury Destination 2012 and 50 Best Hotels in the World 2011 from The Daily Telegraph. Having opened its doors in 2006, MAIA Resort & Spa provides 30 villas located within lush tropical gardens, enjoying 180-degree, uninterrupted sea views offset by warm and earthy decor tones. There are two types of villa available: Ocean Panoramic Villas and MAIA Signature Villas, and all have spectacular sunsets and dramatic views. Some include common gardens, which are perfect for children or family time.
Each villa comprises two separate pavilions and a private, infinity-edged pool, an inter-leading bathroom with a walk-in shower, a dual vanity, a glorious double outdoor sunken bathtub, maxi-size Hermès amenities, a standard bar, a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod station, an outdoor gazebo fully equipped with en-suite dining facilities and an oversized day bed and butler service. Guests staying in the MAIA Signature Villas additionally receive champagne of the guest’s choice, in-villa BBQ dining, early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), daily private yoga in-villa and one in-villa manicure and pedicure.
Guests will feel complete relaxation as their butler draws an outdoor bath overlooking the ocean and they relax in the heady scent of luxurious Hermès products. Each villa offers Kelly Calèche bath amenities for the ladies and Terre D’Hermès for the men. Terre d’Hermès is a blend of earthy fragrances, whilst Kelly Calèche offers a luxurious floral and leathery scent made in tribute to the brand’s symbols of the Kelly bag and the calèche.
Listening to bird song, falling water splashing on the granite rocks and gentle winds rustling the leaves will be the only things to break your reverie in the MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa. Take time to experience spa treatments to relieve stress and make a peaceful balance of body and mind. The tranquillity of MAIA offers more than a place of refuge. Fine wines and fantastic cuisine are an integral part of MAIA’s essence and it is a pleasure to unveil the Wine Boutique, which features more than 300 vintages from around the world, including exclusive and rare vintages of Grands Cru from Burgundy and Bordeaux, as well as varieties from modern, avant-garde wine makers from the New World.
MAIA is also in close proximity to a number of places of interest around the island, which provide several options to keep young travellers occupied and entertained. Trips can be arranged to La Digue and Bird Island – strong favourites with families thanks to their dramatic, volcanic rock formations and wonderful rare bird and turtle sightings. Over and above this, the recreational team will gladly put a program together for children.