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Maia (Seychelles Islands) Indian Ocean

 

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Location:

A secluded tropical haven of blue water, white sand, and carefree living, Maia Luxury Resort and Spa is vintage Seychelles by the seashore.

Accommodation:

Our Signature Villas are all completely secluded from one other. Here reclusive couples can unreservedly let their guard down. Unprecedented levels of privacy are graced by spectacular ocean views, whether your villa is perfectly poised on the hilltop or offers direct access to a 'secret' beach.

A complimentary bottle of Champagne celebrates your arrival. A newspaper of your choice delivered daily makes you feel at home. Laundry services are complimentary, along with daily aqua gym classes in your private pool, a manicure and pedicure in the privacy of your villa and a painting kit for you to express the creative urge that will be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you.


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Ocean Front Villas - Gentle rolling waves break on the white sands of a private beach, leading up to green lawns and tropical gardens that make your Ocean Front Villa feel like a private paradise. Perfectly secluded from each other, Ocean Front Villas put your toes a few feet from the Indian Ocean. At the same time, they are ideal for families. Families can book villas next to each other for easy get-togethers like scrumptious seafood beach barbeques personally prepared by the chef.

Ocean Panoramic Villa - Atop the hillcrest of our private peninsula, Ocean Panoramic Villas will stun you with spectacular 180-degree vistas of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Lush surroundings provide a privacy perfect for honeymooners.

Ocean View Villa - Against the slopes of our peninsula, Ocean View Villas nestle amid lush tropical vegetation and overlook the private Anse Louis beach, Maia's dining area and a majestic pool that sparkles crystal clear blue by day, lit by the flames of red-orange fires by night.

 

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The Maia Experience:

The tranquility of Maia offers you more than a place of refuge. It offers you a resort of rediscovery.

THE SPA

Bird song. Waters falling down moss covered granite rocks. Gentle winds brushing leaves. These will be the only things to break your revere in our Balinese-style Spa. Three individual, private open-air pavilions are separated from each other by natural rock formations. Each spacious 120m2 pavilion features its own garden, changing rooms and showers. Besides world-class therapy and beauty treatments using La Prairie products, our highly trained staff can offer you more than just skin-deep relief by guiding you through accompanied yoga, self-Shiatsu and Qi Gong sessions. Our fitness centre provides the latest "Excite" equipment and a Kinesis wall. Privately trained therapists offer intuitive massages and an assortment of packages, including special Kids Only treatments such as the banana leaf wrap with hydrating gel for sunburn.

SPA TREATMENTS

An extensive range of treatments is available. Pamper yourself with an outdoor bath surrounded by the natural rock formation of Maia Spa, an exfoliation, skin smoothing, polishing and toning, or a hand, foot and hair massage and natural, nourishment treatment. You may choose to have your treatments individually or as a couple. Imagine the Maia Signature Massage - a unique fusion of consistent pressure, long strokes and gentle stretching, blended with a soothing rhythmical flow of delivery to ease muscle tension. Or try the 'Twenty Dancing Fingers' massage - a traditional art with two therapists using firm techniques applied by thumb pressure, deep presses and gripping techniques along the meridians to release energy and improve circulation... All to the soporific sounds of birdsong and natural waterfalls.


Maia (Seychelles Islands) Indian Ocean - www.africansafaris.travelExcellence in taste is not only something reserved for aesthetics. At Maia, gastronomical pleasure is a promise – and because we know that an appetite or even a fetish for food doesn't keep restaurant hours, our kitchens cater for individual tastes, satiating your desires with the flexibility to indulge your palate beyond the confines of a regular menu and set dining hours.

Our skilled culinary team has perfected the art of fusion cooking to create intriguing blends of flavour, texture, colours and aroma by placing an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.

Our menu isn't a variety of meals. It's a variety of menus.

Our chefs will delight you with a la carte options featuring Creole, French, contemporary and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by Asian and Creole accents. 'Catch-of-the-day' offers a variety of freshly caught fish to suit every taste and appetite.

 

Typical dishes include Lobster sago salad with green asparagus, scented fresh basil and peach ravioli coolant, Grilled sea scallops a la plancha, with scented wasabi and crispy asparagus tempura soba-style, Cherry gazpacho with goat's cheese ice cream and herb salad, Slow-cooked pan seared pigeon with artichokes and quail egg scented with truffles oil, Almond panacotta with cilantro salad and pineapple and hazelnut gianduja raviolitto and a Duo of grapefruits on a fine layer of pistachio biscuit and vanilla 'air'. Savor the thought.

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TEC TEC RESTAURANT

Tec-Tec Restaurant at Maia is the only gourmet restaurant to be found on Mahe and is for the exclusive use of residents only. Maia's culinary team focuses on 'haute light cuisine' for guests seeking low-calorie options. Intuitive and highly trained, Maia's multi-lingual staff unobtrusively provide matchless service to enhance each superb dining experience to its fullest.

THE SUNSET POOL BAR

En route to the main pool and beach, you will discover the Sunset Pool Bar where a variety of delicious snacks and refreshing signature cocktails are served. Select your aperitif whilst watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of the Indian Ocean before indulging in Tec Tec's gourmet cuisine.

ROMANTIC & SECLUDED

At Maia, you have complete freedom to dine in the privacy of your own villa with a meal organized by your personal butler - or you can take to the beaches for a candlelit dinner alongside the stunning Indian Ocean waves. Barbeques can be arranged in the seclusion of your own villa's gazebo and there is a wide choice of secluded garden terraces by the poolside providing a refreshing choice for those seeking intimacy.

 

Maia (Seychelles Islands) Indian Ocean - www.africansafaris.travelFLEXIBLE DINING

Maia's kitchens uphold a policy of flexibility for dining beyond the regular menu and times to satiate individual requirements and tastes. So, wherever and whenever you choose to dine at Maia, and whatever you wish to savor our professional staff will be on hand to grant your wishes, subject to produce being available. An inclusive option at Maia is now available, so that you have a guaranteed price for your entire stay.

The Experience includes:

• A one bedroom villa with outdoor gazebo and day-bed, private infinity pool with sunken double bath and private butler service
• Unlimited meals, light snacks and soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages, daily
• Return airport transfers
• A jetlag massage upon check-in
• Daily morning Yoga, self-Shiatsu and Qi Gong sessions
• Laundry services
• Newspaper of your choice daily, Bath for two prepared by the butler



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WINE CELLAR

Awaken your senses within this treasure of nature... 'I see... the natural beauty and color of a red aged Pinot Noir… I hear... the magic, sparkling sound of Champagne… I smell... the distinctive fig and quince flavours of Muscat… I feel... the amazing sweetness and splendor of a Grenache… I taste... the typical opulence and richness of a Chardonnay.'

Maia is the proud custodian of an impressive collection of sought-after, international wines, and our resident Sommelier can introduce you to some new or particularly favorite vintages. Private tastings by appointment can be easily arranged. From rich Cabernet Sauvignons to crisp Chardonnays, you have a superb range from which to choose, including La Tache 1990 Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Chateau Petrus 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, Chateau Lynch Bages 1990, Chateau Margaux 1983, Vega Sicilia Unico 1996, Penfolds Granges 1998, Sassicaia 2004, Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 2000, Champagne Cristal Rose 2000, Cristal 2000, Cristal 2002.* * Subject to availability.

 

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Maia is child-friendly and family-friendly. We keep children entertained with a diverse range of 'Very Important Kids' (VIK) activities and menus that suit their tastes.

For younger children there's sand castle building, accompanied swimming lessons with toys and snorkeling in the pool, as well as painting and coloring sessions. For teenagers, activities can include treasure hunts, group canoe trips, volley-ball and movies. Upon request, an activity programme can be personalized for your children by arrangement with Maia's Recreational Team – and at any time during your stay, your personal butler will care for and entertain your children too.

BUTLER SERVICE

As part of the VIK programme, your personal butler will provide exemplary care for your children whenever the need may arise, offering you a heightened sense of freedom and peace of mind knowing they are in good hands while you relax and immerse yourself in the romance of this peaceful, five-star resort...



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Despite being secluded, Maia is in close proximity to a number of places of interest around the island, which provide several options to keep young travellers occupied and entertained. Trips can be arranged to La Digul and Bird Island - strong favorite with families with their dramatic, volcanic rock formations and wonderful rare bird and turtle sightings. Over and above this, the Recreational Team will gladly put a program together for your children.

SPA TREATMENTS

The Spa at Maia also provides exciting exploration packages and imaginative pampering treatments for the younger generation... Think chocolate fudge or banana-split scented baths, massages and mini- pedicures and manicures...

ACCOMMODATION

Children can stay within a designated area in villas on the beach front to ensure other couples are undisturbed and that families can relax together. With close proximity to The Spa and dining areas and direct access to the gardens and beach, Maia's Ocean Front Villas are most suited to young families.

 
Maia (Seychelles Islands) Indian Ocean - www.africansafaris.travelActivities:
MEDITATION AND YOGA

Let us share the benefits of Hatha Yoga, Qi Gong and Self-Shiatsu with you in the peaceful, open air and natural surroundings of Maia Spa. Group classes of these special practices are offered to compliments of Maia, although you can also opt for personal instruction in your own villa, at a fee.

QI GONG

Those who are familiar with Qi Gong will know that it refers to a wide variety of traditional, cultivation practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with qi (or energy) within the body. Qi Gong is practiced for health maintenance purposes, as a therapeutic intervention, as a medical profession, a spiritual path and/or component of Chinese martial arts. Maia's professional staff will guide you through this gentle practice to reduce stress levels. Private lessons booked can be held either in Maia Spa or in the privacy of your villa.



HATHA YOGA

Hatha comes from combining the two Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon. When the two components of the word are placed together, "hatha" means "forceful", implying that powerful work must be done to purify the body. Yoga means to yoke, or to join two things together, hence hatha yoga is meant to join together our sun (masculine, active) energy with our moon (feminine, receptive) energy, thus producing balance and greater power in an individual. Our professional staff will guide you through this purifying practice to enhance your energy levels and create a far-reaching sense of wellbeing. Private lessons booked can be held either in Maia Spa or in the privacy of your villa.


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SELF-SHIATSU

Shiatsu, the Japanese form of bodywork, means 'finger pressure', and is sometimes described as a 'finger pressure massage'. Like acupuncture, Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi (pronounced 'chee') through the body. Our professional staff will show you how to use finger and palm pressure to energize pathways (meridians) to improve the flow of qi, relieving stresses which may have built up over time. Private lessons booked can be held either in Maia Spa or in the privacy of your villa.

FITNESS CENTRE

The Fitness Centre at Maia is equipped with the latest range of Technogym 'Excite' equipment, as well as the new and much acclaimed Kinesis wall. Talk to our professionals to prepare a program of exercise to improve resistance, balance, strength and flexibility that is perfect for you.


WATER SPORTS

Let us turn a simple kayaking and snorkeling trip into a decadent experience by washing the salty waters of the Indian Oceans from your mouth with the bubbles of a perfectly chilled Champagne, while you float upon undulating waves.

The crystal clear aquamarine waters surrounding the Maia peninsula are reserved only for the pleasure of non-motorized watersports such as canoeing, kayaking and snorkeling – ensuring your experience of paradise is undisturbed by the sound of a boat engine, unless of course, one of our luxury leisure crafts throttles in softly to take you to another Seychelles experience.

The Beau Vallon aquatic water sports centre in the North of Mahé provides a variety of motorized and non-motorized watersports, including parasailing, skiing, jet skiing, paddle skiing, windsurfing and banana rides. Instruction on Hobie cats, windsurfing and waterskiing is also available.

FISHING

Fishing trips offer the excitement of catching some of the biggest game - including jacks, tuna, marlin, bonito and swordfish - from the abundantly stocked Indian Ocean. Once you've landed your catch, your chef can prepare it for you, just the way you like it, back at your villa or on the beach. Enjoy a full day or half day's fishing - day or night, with a specially equipped ship and crew by arranging this with your butler. All off-site activities can be organized by your personal butler.

SNORKELLING

With some of the most spectacular, untouched coral reefs and exotic fish you'll find in the sea, the Seychelles is a haven for snorkelers. The archipelago is one of the safest marine environments in the world, holding a cornucopia of fascination for all ages. In the quiet bay of Anse Louis snorkeling can be enjoyed. All off-site activities can be organized by your personal butler.

DIVING

With prolific marine life in one of the safest underwater environments, scuba diving within the archipelago and other reefs within the archipelago is a truly memorable adventure with remarkable encounters for divers of all ages and levels. Professional instruction is available at dive-centers close by. All offsite activities can be organized by your personal butler.

DISCOVER THE ISLAND

With a temperate climate with no clear distinction between summer and winter, Mahé is an easy-going island, where locals have developed a unique and wonderful lifestyle. There is much to do – like explore the local markets in the town centre, full of charming Seychelles style and trends, take a leisurely visit to the museum or national archives, stroll through the botanical gardens or tea plantation, visit public buildings or dine in the local Creole restaurants.

Nature lovers will delight in a scenic walk (or perhaps a more energetic jog) through forests to nearly waterfalls, up mountains and along vast stretches of beach, be thrilled by horseback rides or celebrate the ocean by having a picnic aboard a Catamaran or indulging in a beach barbeque. Speak to your butler and in liaison with our Guest Relations Officer, we will be more than pleased to help you experience the culture of Seychelles people and the joy that the island of Mahé has to share.

ISLAND TOURS

Protected by national marine parks and bird sanctuaries, these are the only oceanic islands in the world composed of granitic rock from a continental shelf. Customized excursions and private picnics to the breathtaking islands of La Digue, Praslin, Bird and Coco Islands can be easily arranged. Transfers can be organized with a private chauffeur, luxury sea-craft or pilot. Helicopter Seychelles charter flights to and from many islands in the area, offering you a bird's-eye view of the world below. All excursions can be easily arranged by your personal butler.

DISCOVERY OF OTHER ISLANDS

There are no less than one hundred and fifty-five unspoilt islands comprising the Seychelles which is one of the world's greatest natural treasures. The archipelago is also one of the safest marine environments in the world and there are exquisite coral reefs, pristine islands, lush forests teeming with exotic plant and birdlife and an abundance of creatures beckoning visitors to explore and discover. Sunset cruises, day charter and overnight boat trips are easily arranged through a boat charter service, by your personal butler.

 

  Accommodation Rates: From $900 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary 

 

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