Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Maia Luxury Resort


The stunning Maia Luxury Resort & Spa on Mahé, a member of the renowned association “The Leading Small Hotels of the World”, is the latest addition to the Seychelles’ high-end luxury accommodations, a shining beacon of superb comforts and elegant style.


Situated on a private peninsula amidst the lush hills of the tropical hinterland and the blindingly white coral sand beach framed by colossal granite boulders and nodding palm trees, the Maia Luxury Resort is an oasis of serene tranquillity read more » and refined ambience.


Frederic Vidal, general resort manager and Seychelles enthusiast and connoisseur, illustrates the elite Resort’s philosophy, which is the endeavour to guide a guest to an intensified, renewed self-awareness by means of all five senses:


The guest shall touch, taste, smell, hear and see and thus reconnect with himself during his stay. The lotus reflects this process: The opening petals symbolise the expansion of the senses, the flower the pureness of the soul.


The aspiring philosophy is lived and breathed by the dedicated and professional service team. Having been trained to perceive each guest’s individual needs and fulfil even unmentioned wishes, the team begins each day in collective meditation.


By these means, the staff members focus their undivided attention on the esteemed guests and their needs, allowing them to pursue their quest for regeneration unhampered by distracting everyday worries.


Thirty private villas with more than 250 square metres each and a private butler service are an oasis of well-being. Warm, ochre colours and selected timbers dominate the elegant design betraying Far East influences. The refined style blends harmonically with the Seychelles’ tropical backdrop.


A veranda with a comfortable daybed is the perfect spot to put up the feet and relax, eyes resting on the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. The same stunning view may also be enjoyed from the beautifully set infinity pool.


The gourmet restaurant is headed by no less than four highly skilled chefs that create Creole, Asian, Arabian and Mediterranean delicacies, which may be indulged in either in the comfort of your private villa or in the finely-appointed restaurant.


It goes without saying that the opulent Maia Luxury Resort features a first-class spa. Especially recommendable is the Jari Menari Massage (dancing fingers massage), designed to re-establish your inner balance. Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and meditation sessions with professional, Balinese instructors are offered in the beautifully-set Meditation Pavilion.


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The Maia Luxury Resort’s sumptuous villas were designed on the principle of utilising natural materials. Fine timbers and ingeniously conceived light effects underpin the villas refined ambience, adding read more » a pinch of Far Eastern flair.


In total, the Maia Resort features 30 private villas: Eight Ocean Front Villas, three Ocean View Villas, eleven Ocean Panoramic Villas and eight Maia Signature Villas, some of which are located on the beach, the others command a spectacular view from high atop the hillside.


The exclusive lodgings are generously spread out among the lovingly kept hotel grounds, to which, of course, only booked guests enjoy access.


With 250 square metres, each of the luxurious units allows plenty of room to spread out, kick back and relax. The fine amenities include a gazebo with a daybed, a private veranda and pool with a magnificent view of the sparkling Indian Ocean.


The stately furniture and appealing design line are complemented by a luxurious bathroom with an indoor shower and an outdoor bathtub for two. The exciting bathtub has been set into a second pool, again, with a spectacular view of the ocean.


For your entertainment, the villa features state-of-the-art electronics. The luxurious bedrooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD player, surround sound-system, and an IPod docking station apart from the obligatory ceiling ventilator, air-conditioning and mini bar.


Skilfully integrated into the natural surroundings, the villas offer a maximum of privacy. The Maia Resort has been designed to establish an ambience of peace and quiet, values which are resolutely upheld.


For example, no motorised water sports are permitted near the beach so as not to disturb guests regenerating on the beach. Should you wish to escape the graceful bustle at the restaurant, all meals may be served in your private quarters, for example, on the idyllic terrace.


On your request, a range of wellness and beauty treatments may be applied in the comfort of your private villa. Incidentally, no matter what flight of fancy might take hold of you, a 24 hour butler service dedicates its attention to even the most unusual wishes the villa guests may have.


The tough choice, which villa shall become your home away from home, depends ultimately on your preferences concerning the setting. Would you prefer the quite atmosphere and stunning vista of the hillside or the convenience of a direct beach access? Either way, you are choosing between two leading-edge lodgings.


The Ocean Front Villas retreat a little into the lush, tropical vegetation fringing the beach. Despite their superb location, the quiet villa features a small, private garden.


Perched on a slight elevation above the ocean, two Signature Ocean Front Villas nevertheless have a direct access to a private beach section. A third Signature Ocean Front Villa is located directly on the beach. The Signature Villas feature an outdoor shower and, in the gazebo, an additional toilet.


In every sense top-class, the Signature Panoramic Villas differ from the Ocean Panoramic Villas by their exclusive and highly individual location. Set atop the Maia Resort’s highest peak, they feature a dazzling panoramic view. Their secluded setting ensures maximum privacy.


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At the Maia Luxury Resort, the elite Spa is at the centre of attention: three out-of-the-way garden pavilions hug the shade of the soaring tropical trees and offer a variety of therapies based on the renowned read more » Jari Menari, the “dancing fingers” lore.


Complimentary yoga, Pilates and meditation courses are held at the Meditation Pavilion. Groups are kept conveniently small. Private tutoring, however, is available for a small surcharge.


Those who would like to practise sports can choose among a variety of non-motorised activities like windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling, which are all being offered by the Maia Luxury Resort.


However, sports like diving, where a motorised boat is indispensable, can be found in abundance outside the resort. The resort’s management will kindly arrange solutions for all your sportive ambitions.


Broaden your horizons: Despite Mahé being the hub of the Seychelles, the other islands have much to offer. The Maia Resort organises tailor-made excursion to the many beautiful islands either by private boat or helicopter.


Mahé Island itself is a multifaceted place of tropical beauty, colonial history and cultural buzz. A stay on the Indian Ocean gem is not complete without a tour of the island. Mahé being the largest island of the Seychelles, we recommend you explore it by car.


It would be a pleasure for us to take care of booking a rental vehicle for you prior to your arrival. On your request, we may also arrange for a private chauffeur and guide whose knowledge and experience will provide deep insight into Mahé’s many secrets.


To name every attraction Mahé has to offer is mission impossible. It is such a diverse island! Inspiring nature … incredibly friendly people … active culture … picture-perfect beaches. Get out there and explore it yourself!


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