Situated along the west coast of Mahé, the largest of the islands that form the Seychelles archipelago, lies MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa. Here, you will sense a dedicated passion to luxury, relaxation and wellness that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.
This boutique resort has just 30 private villas that lie within a tropical forest. Each offers its own panoramic view over the white sandy beach of Anse Louis, a secluded beach that leads into the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Under the canopies of three pavilions, each villa is completely private, offering your own infinity pool, sunken outdoor bath and a glass-walled rainforest shower. Every villa is finished impeccably, including the Hermès amenities in the bathroom!
Your dedicated butler is a highlight of your stay at MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa. After a tour of your private villa, your butler aims to learn your tastes and preferences in order to personalise your stay in every way. Whether that is how you like your coffee in the morning, or which varietal of wine you and your partner prefer with dinner. The aid of a butler makes anything possible through simple requests, taking the hassle of arranging excursions or day trips out of your hands.
The Beyond All Inclusive policy of MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa is another unique aspect of this resort. You need not stress about being bothered with incessant demands to sign off any requests as the resort’s rate structure means that your butler service, daily meals, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, yoga and qi gong, scuba diving, non-motorised water sports and welcome champagne are all included.
This ethos is furthered when dining at MAIA. You are encouraged to think of their perfect dishes and where you would like to enjoy them. This ‘whatever, wherever, whenever’ principle means should you wish to have a romantic dinner on the helipad, or a picnic with fresh sushi on the beach, it’s yours. There is also the exclusive Wine Boutique, stocked with some of the world’s best wines for guests to enjoy.
The open-air pavilions at the MAIA Spa have been placed between the granite boulders that are characteristic of the Seychelles and the dense forest. The smell of lemongrass permeates the air and traditional Balinese therapists offer signature treatments designed to take advantage of the lush environment and surrounding sounds of the forest.
MAIA is dedicated to doing nothing or doing everything.
For more information visit www.tsogosun.com/maia
Written by Kate Els