ANSE LOUIS, MAHE – PRESTIGE
Maia is a luxury resort situated on the south-west coast of Mahé that stretches languidly along 12 hectares of pristine beachfront on the secluded white sandy beach of Anse Louis. Full advantage is made of the rocky location, with the villas positioned for maximum privacy, set among tropical flowers and large palms.
Generous terraces with panoramic views include dining areas, day beds, outdoor baths and private, infinity-edged swimming pools that seem to merge with the Indian Ocean below.
The 30 Villas are influenced with Asian-inspired lines – lots of wood, muted colours and black and white framed photos of the islands and differentiated only by their location and their unique views. They each feature spacious gazebos crowned with thatched roofs and over-sized day-beds and private infinity pools.
Sumptuous bathrooms with wall-to-wall mosaic tiles, separate walk-in showers and luxurious outdoor baths set beneath thatched roofs with toiletries by the reassuringly expensive La Prairie.
The Tec Tec Restaurant specializes in mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine complemented by Asian and Creole accents. There is also a Creole-style dish on the menu each day. Other options are in-villa barbecues, dinner on the beach and wonderful lazy breakfasts in bed. Also popular is the elegant yet relaxed Sunset pool bar where exotic cocktails and a light snack are served.
To ease into island life, there are swimming pools with tanning decks, a tranquil beach, customised excursions to the outer islands by private boat or helicopter, leisurely walks along the white and sandy beach, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling.
Designed as a haven for pure relaxation and pampering, the Spa at Maia embraces La Prairie products, which are dedicated to the rejuvenation and restoration of the body, mind and soul. In addition to this, the Meditation Pavilion for revitalizing the spirit offers complimentary Yoga and Pilates.
Tel: 01778 382 764