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Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

we just finished a fantastically pampered and relaxed 3 day vacation at the Maia resort on Mahe Island.... it was easily amongst the most luxurious and upmarket resort we've stayed in - and we've travelled a lot! Maia Has to be experienced - not read about on TA :) we stayed in villa 216 - right on top of the cliff - as we had opted for an ocean - view villa (rather than a beach villa) - the villa was opulently well appointed with a fantastic arrangement of an infinity pool at the cliff's edge, merging with an open thing area with a large stone tub. Chilling in the pool overlooking the splashing waves of the Indian ocean sipping beer from the unlimited stocks in our refrigerator or coffee from the chic lavazza machine was unbeatable the service was extremely personalised - right from our most courteous butler Bhaskar, to Lionel the general manager - there was attention to individual detail - including the type of foods we liked (thanks, mr chef from bombay !) to organising things to do at the resort on the day of our check out as we had a late evening flight, we were made to feel special at each level. Cristina at the restaurant , Mr Gandhi and Mr Gergov on the front desk , the fantastic creole guitarists at dinner , and our lovely Spa therapists Evy and Dewa - thanks for making this so special!

We went to Maia in 2017 March, on our honeymoon. Thats more than a year ago and we are still talking about how truly amazingly luxurious experience we had there. The food was absolutely superb! The cocktails, mock-tails and all the other drinks were fantastic too. The villa was beyond superb so was the views! Gabriel was our butler - he was the most friendly, polite, knowledgeable, happy, professional and attentive host we ever met! He made our stay very comfortable! The hotel has its own section of the beach but with every villa coming with a private pool, we dint make much use of it. The hotel will design any trip you can think of - we did a helicopter tour, an island tour, an island hop and off and many others. An amazingly luxurious experience! The spa was a bliss! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at the MAIA team!

Our first vacation to Mahe after several to Maldives, Caribbean, etc and MAIA certainly did not disappoint. Our expectations were very high (as always!) and safe to say they were exceeded here. Location - private, secluded, quiet, intimate, etc. Villas - could not ask for anything more - the view (stunning - room 206) , the facilities (everything we needed), the quality (perfection). The service - high quality, professional, friendly and uncompromising in every way. The spa - had to go twice and it's not normally my choice! The food - simply unbelievable - five brilliant menus and the "whatever, whenever' wherever" concept made for a very relaxed and superb experience. On top of that our very own butler (Prince Ari!) was magnificent - always there when needed and couldn't do enough - from early morning freshly squeezed orange juice, cooling afternoon coconut water, breakfast at the villa or on the beach, dinner on the helipad, spotless housekeeping (with flowers!) - nothing was any trouble. As the title says - there's simply no comparison. Only negative point - we couldn't fit Prince Ari in our luggage to take home with us! Absolutely great memories and very highly recommended.

Superb!!!! Seclusive luxurious villas with butler service, all included. Very friendly and polite staff. Beautiful beach with turquoise waters. Spa hidden under the trees listening the birds and the waters. The food was also very good and everybody was prompt to satisfy our requisitions.

Truly wonderful experience, we would definitely recommend. I'm giving 5 stars, though 4.5 may be more appropriate. We decided to go to visit the Seychelles for a vacation in late April, 2017. Our decision to visit this beautiful country was multifold: visit a remote island country in Asia/Africa and avoid Zika. We were able to achieve both. Stunning location, beautiful rooms and wonderful service. Personalized experience, never a crowd at the main resort area. Rooms: We stayed in the hillside ocean view villas. Very private, large main building with great AC (needed in this hot humid climate), very comfortable king size bed, ocean view from bed, large bathroom, outdoor bath tub, private outdoor pool (loved it!!), small outdoor kitchen and eating area. Maybe some small updating in the next few years would be needed to update electronics, etc. Overall excellent. Butler service: A true pleasure. Wonderfully pleasant and extremely helpful in arranging daily activities. If desired will plan meals in the villa or an outdoor evening meal, both were lovely! Food: Resort's all inclusive menu for all meals is outstanding. Wide selection of wonderful fresh options, especially the fish! Also most alcohol is included. Service is great. There is an option for a several hour wine tasting, which I wish we would have done. It is held in the large wine cellar with the on staff sommelier. Activities: A little hard to grasp what is available around the island. In retrospect I would have planned more of our daily activities ahead of time so I knew what to ask for during our stay. Deep sea fishing charter was amazing and I highly recommend this day long adventure. Also I would recommend spending a day taking the public boat to both Praslin and La Digue. The beaches are outstanding, the locals friendly, and renting bicycles on La Digue is a great way to explore the small island. Some guests charter a helicopter to fly between islands but we thoroughly enjoyed the public ferry. All of these activities will be booked by butler or the resort. Beach at the hotel: Is only ok. Beautiful, but rough waters, such that the chartered boats are hesitant to pick up guests in the cove. Stunning views. Snorkeling not great here due to cloudy waters from the rough sea. If you plan to stay at the resort and use this beach exclusively you may be disappointed. Can easily get a car to calmer beaches. Main pool at the resort is beautiful. Scuba diving: We didn't partake due to inner ear issue, but next time definitely would take advantage of the complimentary dives. (I would not rely on the diving company for assistance in finding snorkeling areas, they focused on diving primarily.) Weather: Hot and humid, be ready for this. Insects are minimal. Locals: Lovely people who are friendly and more than excited to discuss their fascinating history. Travel: Easily reached from Dubai by 4 hour Emirates flight. Easy and very pleasant experience We visited several other properties on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and would definitely recommend MAIA, however the Four Seasons looks lovely also. Enjoy!

We have had the chance to stay in many luxurious resorts, but this experience in MAIA exceeded our expectations in many ways. This kind of privacy, beauty and luxury we haven’t find anywhere else. We have stayed in Four Seasons Seychelles before, as well in Raffles Praslin, which both were also good, but arriving at the MAIA resort, it felt like we arrived to our private beach home, not to the hotel at all. The butler service they offer, makes the vacation as pure luxury. Breakfast and barbecue at the garden of our Villa garden, not to mention SPA and morning yoga sessions, it is more than one could expect. Everything is taken care of, even babysitting and romantic bath preparation. We travelled with big family this time (6 people total, incl. 3-month old baby and 81-year old grandfather) and we had 3 beach villas booked this time. It only took 20 steps to got to the beautiful beach (though it is public beach, only few people were there and none in the mornings). So thankful to our butler Donny, Alit and Saja to make our stay so comfortable and luxurious!

We spent a week in February at Maia, considered rainy season, but the weather nevertheless was splendid! From the moment we entered the ressort we were treated with warmth and outstanding service. Gusti, our butler, went above and beyond and we felt that we left a friend behind once we had to say goodbye. I myself work in the hotel industry and I cannot relate to some of the comments on food&beverage quality and selection. There is a wide range of choice and they even encourage you to tell them if they can prepare something that's not in the menu. And what a carefree way to spend your vacation, when everything is "all-in", even champaign! The ressort is a calm and peaceful oasis and especially the nature surroundings give you the feeling that the whole place belongs to you.. no motor boats, no sailing ships, no water skiing in the bay. The beach was great, too, and we really recommend taking one of the stand up paddle boards or kayaks to explore the sea beyond the secluded bay (given you are used to doing some sports). Maia will always have a special place in our heart, to top it off we got engaged there on Valentine's day, what a great surprise for me! We did not tell anyone at the ressort, so the management will only know by reading this comment now. Thanks again to Gusti, Carl, Lionel and the whole team, we hope to be coming back one day!

Now I have been a lot of places and I have seen a lot of things, but Maia resort is in a class of its own The accommodation is perfection, spacious and beautifully furnished with every creature comfort Our beach front villa had a private garden that ran down to the beach, a plunge pool and outdoor shaded pavilion. The long crescent bay has a soft white sandy beach that gently slopes into the sea making it safe to swim at any state of the tide A short walk or buggy ride through tropical gardens with palms, coconuts and giant granite boulders takes you to the restaurant and main pool area with its startling architecture. At night the whole area is alight with impressive gas flares bursting from the water features The food can only be described as fantastic with choices from around the world including Creole, Mediterranean, Thai, Indian and Japanese all freshly cooked to perfection and served by an efficient friendly team of multilingual staff The highlight of our trip was our personal butler called Naedy. This lovely natured young man was on hand to provide whatever you could need, from a breakfast served on your patio to chilled champagne and canapés as you watch the sunset over the ocean. Naedy had the amazing knack of being where you wanted him when you wanted him but discreetly disappearing when you didn’t. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him to arrange. We even had a private barbeque in our beachside garden with flickering lights and a uniformed chef to prepare our delicious food Obviously, this sort of luxury doesn’t come cheap but if you have to sell your granny it would be worth the sacrifice for this once in a lifetime experience

Maia is the definition of luxury from the entrance to the exit as a manner of speaking. The rooms are amazing, the details are all thought through. The food is really excellent for Seychelles standards. I am not going to give a few of the details away because it would ruin the surprise but the staff at Maia goes that extra mile to create an unforgettable experience.

Luxurious place, with excellent service (buttler & restaurant), wide choice of food from different Continents, generously served as and when you wish. The all inclusive is generous with a large choice to bbe served, prepared as and when you wish in the villa. The choice of free wines and alcohol is of high quality which is far from the case in most "all inclusive". A most recommended place though the price is on the high side compared to other similar "all inclusive villa-hotels"; this is in particular the case for the spa which has a wide offer but at most prohibitive rates! A few villas are very seclusive, but most are not though it would require very easy "fencing" with flower bushes for instance. On the negative side, the diving offer (external company): we went only once as the organization was hectic and unprofessional: we had to wait over two hours before getting into the boat.

Anse Louis, Victoria Mahe Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 1.8 mi (3 km) from La Mouche Beach, Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is within a 10-minute drive of Grand Anse Beach. This 30-room, 5-star resort has private in-room pools along with a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. On the beach, the resort is also close to Anse Soleil Beach and Barbarons Beach.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


The 30 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies or patios. There's space to spread out with separate bedrooms, dining areas, and sitting areas. Plasma TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Private pools, iPod docks, and sofa beds are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Maia Luxury Resort & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 200 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Maia Signature Pool Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews