Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is adding Seychelles to its global footprint. This September will see Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, one of the country’s most exclusive properties, rebranded as Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas.
Located on the south-west coast of Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands, the resort offers 30 secluded private villas, each with a dedicated villa host available 24 hours a day.
Designed by Bill Bensley and Lek Bunnag, two of the world’s most highly respected luxury resort and hotel architects, the resort is regarded as one of Bensley’s favourite projects, with architecture and gardens designed to blend seamlessly with the tropical island landscape.
Set around a peninsula overlooking white sands or perched between greenery and granite, each of the 250-square-metre private villas offers breathtaking views and unrivalled privacy. Villas situated atop the hill offer sweeping vistas over the coastline and ocean, while those dotted along the peninsula are tucked away in lush tropical gardens and with direct access to Anse Louis Beach.
Anantara Spa will be home to three luxurious open-air treatment rooms.
The resort’s Beyond All Inclusive invites guests to choose whether they eat in villa, on the beach, in the garden or under the stars, where they can enjoy the finest a la carte dining experiences with menus that aren’t restricted by time frames.
For guests wishing to explore their surrounds, hiking in the forest and national parks or island tours can be arranged, or bespoke private visits by boat or helicopter to explore the Seychelles islands of La Digue and Praslin.
Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will be the brand’s first property in Seychelles and the seventh in the Indian Ocean, joining the two resorts in Sri Lanka, one in Mauritius and three in the Maldives.