High above a magnificent beach of opalescent sand lapped by aquamarine water, amongst swaying palms, lies an opulent hideaway that transcends tropical luxury. This specialty spa resort enjoys a truly idyllic setting—offering a perfect escape from modern life’s frenetic pace.
Nature and privacy
Located on the southwest coast of Maha in Seychelles, overlooking a secluded Anse Louis beach, Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is a place of wood, stone and thatch—inspired by local traditions and the East African Swahili architecture.
Utilizing the pavilion structures as the main architectural forms, the landscape artists/architects Lek Bunnag and Bill Bensley took full advantage of the resort’s location, working around the habitat rather than transforming it.
The result is a high spec, low impact build, aimed at providing maximum privacy whilst respecting the beautiful natural surroundings.
30 private villas
Set in their own, gated gardens, the guest villas sport a lounge, outdoor viewing platform, infinity pool, kitchenette and bedroom with an en-suite.
An open-air day-bed crowned by a thatched roof dominates the living area in each villa—whilst warm and woody opulence of Asian-inspired luxury determines the bedroom mood.
Simple and sophisticated in equal measure, the rooms bear a hallmark of minimalism born out of the need to reflect the Seychelles fragile beauty.
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Rejuvenation of senses
The shared areas stand out thanks to their enormous peaked roofs, open sides and beautifully polished floors.
The Tec Tec restaurant, bar, shop, and various seating areas are all situated around a huge pool and the spa is situated higher up the hillside. There is also an open-air dining pavilion with a beachfront bar for sundowners.
Whether indulging in Twenty Fingers Massage at the La Prairie Spa or enjoying a private barbecue cooked at the villa—at Maia, all senses are catered to with graciousness and smile.