For a resort getaway with a spiritual feel, it is hard to beat Maia, in the Seychelles. Maia is a thoroughly lavish resort that features 30 spacious and modern villas overlooking the sea and it has met with much adulation and was recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2007. The resort’s luxurious villas feature plunge pools, opulent interiors and a butler service to cater to your every whim. The Ocean panoramic villas sit atop the Maia hillcrest and offer spectacular 180-degree views of the ocean. Maia spa offers a range of health and beauty indulgences, using only the best with La Prairie products. Its signature treatment is a caviar body treatment followed by a 90-minute massage. For more adventurous types, pick from a range of water activities such as scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Customized helicopter trips to outer islands can also be arranged.
Resort getaway with a spiritual feel.
At Anse Louis beach on the island of Mahe. The resort is a 25-minute drive from the Seychelles International Airport.
The Seychelles enjoys beautiful weather all year round, but tends to get rainy from December to February.
Rates at Maia start at about US$1,900 per villa per night.