Lodges

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Serene privacy, and one-of-a-kind, breathtaking views

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Surrounded by hibiscus, lemongrass and cinnamon with the Indian ocean right on your doorstep, Maia Resort is a haven of serene solitude in the most romantic of Seychelles settings. Set amongst hills of wiggling palm trees and dramatic rock formations, the villa-style rooms have sweeping, 180-degree views over Anse Louis beach and the sparkling ocean below. The spa is quite something too - three, corn-yellow, thatched pavilions offering Omorovicza treatments, early morning yoga, and qi gong sessions. It might be a cliche, but this truly is a place to switch off, relax, and forget all your troubles (in some serious style too).

At the lodge

The hotel

The entrance to the Maia is along a pier lined with artistic, concrete pillars and surrounded by succulent, glossy palms. The Tec Tec restaurant is simple but elegant; tables are set under open-sided, thatch structures, and the menu ranges from Mediterranean to Creole and everything in between. A cobalt-blue swimming pool snakes off toward the beach beyond, and you'll find sleek loungers on the terraced area by the pool and on the sand. There's also a cocktail bar for sunset drinks, and a beautiful Balinese-style spa.

The rooms

Of the stylish 30 villas, 11 hug the coastline and have direct beach access, whilst the remaining 19 are perched in the hills with views that you'll be hard pressed to tear yourself away from. All villas are luxuriously large, and come with private decks and infinity pools looking out over the lush jungle and ocean. Bathrooms are quite simply, heavenly (make sure to ask your butler to run you a frangipani bath) and outdoor gazebos have enormous day beds and fully-stocked minibars.

On safari

Experiences

All rates at Maia include non-motorised watersports and scuba diving lessons, as well as yoga, qi gong sessions, and a mani and pedi in the beautiful spa. If you're still looking for something to do, there's bountiful water sports on offer, including canoeing, diving, fishing and stand up paddle boarding. On land, there are a selection of guided treks and walks in the national park, or take to the skies in a chopper for a slightly less strenuous view of the scenery! Otherwise, pack a good book (or two, or three) and choose your lounger carefully!

When to go

Seychelles by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

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