Our thoughtful experts are ready with ideas, inspiration and advice for your next journey.
Maia is a luxurious beach resort overlooking the turquoise waters and golden sands of Anse Louis on the southeast coast of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.
Accommodation consists of stylish thatched villas located on the beachfront or up the hillside, with panoramic views of the ocean. All villas have private swimming pools, spacious outdoor areas with day-beds, and bathrooms that come with walled garden showers and an outdoor bath for bathing under the stars.
Inside, the villas are equipped with plasma TVs, DVD players, iPods and air-conditioning. In addition, each villa comes with a personal butler to cater to all your needs.
As well as the sandy beach, facilities at Maia include a large main swimming pool and a spa offering a range of health and beauty treatments plus yoga, shiatsu and qi gong. To preserve the tranquility of the setting, only non-motorised watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking are offered at Maia. Scuba diving and other activities can be organized locally, and the hotel also offers customised excursions to the other islands by boat or helicopter.
Last but not least, Maia's restaurant serves gourmet Franco-Asian cuisine, and there is a sunset pool bar for cocktails.
Why we love it
Your villa's butler doubles as a child minder who will babysit, accompany the kids when swimming, and entertain them with a range of activities from coconut painting to canoe trips.
Eleanor, Original Traveller