Maia Luxury Resort and Spa (5*)

This hotel is situated on the South-West coast of Mahé, on the secluded beach of Anse Louis, and features a lush garden that received an award of “the most beautiful hotel gardens in Aftica 2008” by South African Landscape Institute

Hotel Details

  • Spa featuring 3 luxurious treatment rooms and Meditation Pavillion for revitalizing the spirit offers complimentary Yoga, Self Shiatsu and Qi Gong classes
  • swimming pool
  • Anse Louis, a tranquil bay free from the din of motorized sports
  • Maia award-winning gardens, as voted by South African Landscape Institute as “the most beautiful hotel gardens in Aftica 2008”
  • fully equipped fitness centre


Room Features

Each Villa features:

  • sea views
  • 2 separate pavilions and a private infinity-edge pool
  • bathrooms feature walk-in showers, dual vanity, and an outdoor double sunken bathtub
  • privately stocked bar
  • flat screen TV and DVD player
  • iPod station
  • La Prairie fridge for cosmetics
  • secluded outdoor gazebo fully equipped with dining facilities and oversized day bed


Ocean View Villas:

  • nested within the hillside and close to the restaurant


Ocean Font Villas:

  • direct access to the beach and private garden, perfect for families


Ocean Panoramic Villas:

  • located on the hilltop, overlooking Anse Louis or Anse Boileau Bays



  • The Tec Tec – a Gourmet restaurant specializing in French contemporary and Mediterranean cuisines with a Creole accent
  • Sunset Pool Bar – serves Maia signature cocktails and a variety of delicious fresh snacks  en route to the pool or to the beach



  • morning yoga, self-shiatsu, and qu qong sessions in the spa or if guest villa
  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • national parks and tropical forests for hiking
  • customized excursions to the outer islands by private boat or helicopter can be arranged


NEW! How you can make your stay more authentic, sustainable and memorable

These tips provide the insider’s knowledge on how travelers can engage with local culture, make their vacations more memorable, promote sustainability in the region, and enhance their overall holiday experience.

  • Some of the best times to visit Seychelles is March 2nd – 4th, when Seychelles International Carnaval de Victoria is taking place, as well as from October 25th to the 31st, when the Festival Kreol is happening, celebrating the Creole heritage and traditions.
  • Other important cultural events that travelers are encouraged to visit include the ‘SUBIOS Underwater Festival’, which showcases Seychelles’ extraordinary underwater world through a series of film shows, talks and competitions; the Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event which is held in January and the International Fishing Competition in March. Further local fishing competitions are held throughout the year.
  • Here are the best times to visit Seychelles for specific types of activities:
    • Bird-watching: April (breeding season), May - September (nesting of Sooty Terns) and October (migration)
    • Diving:  March – May and September – November
    • Fishing: October – April
    • Hiking/Walks & Trails: May – September
    • Sailing: year-round
    • Snorkeling:  year-round. However there is seaweed  on Praslin’s North and north-west coast between May and September
    • Surfing/Windsurfing: May - September
  • Seychelles is home to two unique world heritage Sites: The Vallee De Mai Garden and Aldabra Atoll amongst many other reasons to choose Seychelles as an excellent travel destination, such as most unique and exotic flora and fauna, world class fishing and scuba diving, miles of uncrowned beaches, and the perfect spot for weddings and honeymoons.
  • Some of the recommended local excursions by our Seychelles suppliers are:
    •  Overnight Birds Island Excursion where guests are taken to a magical deserted island, named for the million sooty terns that nest here each year and enjoy rare migrants, turtles that come to lay on the perfect sandy beaches and the coral reefs that shelter an abundant marine life, a perfect excursion for nature lovers and those seeking to experience the relaxation of a remote and peaceful island.
    • Mahe Highlights, where guests can experience Mahé sights in one day and stop for Souvenir shopping in Victoria, visit Morne Seychellois National Park, and admire the spectacular view from the historic ruins of Mission Lodge.
    • St Anne Marine Park, which is a journey by boat to discover the underwater world of tropical coral reefs, where visitors can see an amazing variety of Marine Life including corals teeming with fish, enjoy a delicious Creole lunch and spend the afternoon swimming or simply lazing in the sun.
Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.