Located on the main island of Mahe, Maia is more than a sanctuary and much more than a hotel. It is a place of physical, mental and spiritual awakening, with a variety of treatments and activities to help guests relax to the full. The symbol of Maia is the lotus blossom, which unfolds to reveal each of its petals. During your stay, your senses will expand and blossom to help you reach relaxation, awareness and intuition.
Maia's 30 villas are differentiated only by their locations and unique views. Ocean View Villas are nestled on the slopes of the hill and offer an unobstructed view of the ocean, just a short distance from the all-day dining area. Positioned high upon Maia hillcrest, Ocean Panoramic Villas offer unparalleled 180-degree views of the ocean and surrounds, while Ocean Front Villas are set on the beach, close to the Maia Spa, and are the only villas suitable for children. Each villa exudes attention to luxurious detail and is served by a private butler.
The philosophy behind Maia is to leave guests with a serene mind, pampered body and rejuvenated spirit. The spa features world-class La Prairie health and beauty treatments and meditation, as well as yoga, shiatsu and qi gong. The resort's clear blue waters are ideal for canoeing, kayaking and snorkelling, all of which are non-motorised so as to add to the tranquillity of a day on the beach. Customised excursions take guests to the outer islands by private boat or helicopter, while there are also off-site opportunities for scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.
Maia presents a fusion cultures, colours and flavours within its dining options. Cuisine is created using the finest ingredients and the utmost respect for personal preference. Tec Tec is the only gourmet restaurant in Mahe, specialising in French contemporary and Mediterranean cuisine complemented by Asian and Creole accents, where the finest cuisine and tranquil atmosphere can be enjoyed at Michelin-star standard. Meanwhile, en route to the pool or beach, guests can sample snacks and signature cocktails at the Sunset Pool Bar.