MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa
Anse Louis, P.O. Box 722, Mahé,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Lionel Ferrari. He as been within the group since 2006. Previously GM at Paradise Sun hotel on Praslin, in Seychelles. Speak French, English, Italian and Spanish fluently, basic understanding of Portuguese and Creole. Master of Tourism from the University of Nice (French Riviera).
5 star luxury hotel. A member of LHW.
No development strategy. There is only one place like MAIA.
MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA
History & Story
The resort was created with the sole purpose of offering clients perfect enjoyment and reawaken all 5 senses with ultimate relaxation and a deep everlasting peace.
A holistic perfection: The MAIA experience is one that exemplifies the best in every respect. The journey of your stay is one of enlightenment and indulgence, providing complete rejuvenation, restoring you to wholeness.
Soft refurb in 2016. Bill Bensley is the award winning resort designer.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Located on a private peninsula. Dedicated, private butler service. Beyond All Inclusive food and beverage concept, to allow guests to enjoy Whatever, Wherever, Whenever they like. The hotel proposes an exclusive Collection of Emotions, which are unique to MAIA clients.
On Mahé, the main island of Seychelles. The resort is nestled on the South West Coast, on Anse Louis, 25 minutes away from the International airport. Private resort with restricted access to residents only.
Key sites/activities in the area
– Anse Louis Beach, for non-motorized watersports.
– Site visits in Victoria and market with the Chef.
– Diving spots nearby.
– Trails and hiking 30 minutes away from the resort.
– Watch the tortoises laying down eggs on the hotel beach at dusk.
– Non motorized watersports in the bay.
– Cooking classes.
VIK – Very Important Kids programme. For younger children there’s sand castle building, accompanied swimming lessons with toys and snorkeling 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 your children by arrangement with MAIA’s Recreational Team.
30 private pool villas, all sea facing. All one bedroom.
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 maxi size amenities. State of the art in-room entertainment system. Guests can choose between our MAIA Signature Villas or Ocean Panoramic Villas. Linked easily through garden walkways, a selection of the Signature Villas are ideal for families or larger groups that prefer to be close to each other.
Restaurants & Bars
MAIA has a Beyond All Inclusive Offer. MAIA’s kitchen upholds a policy of flexibility for dining beyond the regular menu and times to satiate individual requirements and tastes. So, wherever and whenever you choose to dine at MAIA, and whatever you wish to savour our professional staff will be on hand to grant your wishes, subject to produce being available.
-TecTec restaurant : Tec-Tec Restaurant at MAIA offers an exclusive gourmet dining option on Mahé in the Seychelles. It specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian-Creole accent.
-Sunset Pool Bar where a variety of delicious snacks and refreshing signature cocktails are served. Select your aperitif whilst watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of the Indian Ocean before indulging in Tec-Tec’s gourmet cuisine.
The MAIA Wine Boutique : features more than 300 vintages from around the world and it is our quest to provide guests a world-class experience by offering the most diverse selection of wines available in the Seychelles. Apart from formal wine tastings, the Wine Boutique at our luxury Mahé resort is also available for private, romantic dinners, cocktail functions, and for guests to hand-pick their wine of choice before proceeding to dinner at Tec-Tec Restaurant or on the beach under the stars.
Our luxury Seychelles spa is made up of three individual, private open-air pavilions each separated by natural rock formations. Each spacious 120m2 pavilion features its own garden, changing rooms and showers. Besides world-class therapy and beauty treatments, our highly trained staff can offer you more than just skin-deep relief by guiding you through accompanied yoga and Qi Gong sessions. Our fitness centre provides « Excite » equipment. Privately trained therapists offer intuitive massages and an assortment of spa packages, including special Kids Only treatments such as the banana leaf wrap with hydrating gel for sunburn.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Whether a wedding anniversary celebration, birthday or renewal of vows it would be our delight if you allow us to create an unforgettable tailor made occasion at our luxury Seychelles resort. Surprise your loved one with an impromptu dinner at one of our secluded venues with a favourite bottle of Champagne, and let our Chef create a menu just for you. Our creative team will realize the perfect backdrop for you to craft unforgettable memories. We take great pride in organising your special, exclusive events with passion and flair. The resort can be privatised, subject to availability.
Extra Notable Features
Helipad situated on the hilltop, to allow seamless air transfers to other islands. The helipad can also be used for private functions / events with stunning views on the surrounding bays.
Anse Louis bay has a unique offering of white sandy beach as well as corals to enjoy whilst snorkelling.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
– Best Island Hotel by Prime Traveller Awards 2017
– Seychelles’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2017 (World Travel Awards)
– Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2017 (World Travel Awards)
– Best Beach Resort 2015 by NGT Awards
– World Luxury Spa Awards 2014
– Conde Nast Traveller Awards Russia 2014
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