- Intimate and secluded setting with just 30 expansive villas along the coast
- Fantastic wellness offerings with yoga, qi gong, and spa
- Unique fine dining with commanding views and exotic ingredients
- Activities including helicopter and yacht tours, trekking and watersports
- Nestled on the secluded Anse Louis beach, just steps from the water
Opulent and remote, dreams come true at this one of a kind retreat, tucked away on Anse Louis beach, amid one of Mahe’s most stunning stretches of western coast. Indulge in exceptional fine dining with five chefs and five distinctive dining experiences, and treat yourself to sumptuous spa services and soothing wellness practices. Or, set off on once in a lifetime island adventures, with unbelievable excursions arranged by your own private host. If you feel like taking it easy, you can happily spend your entire holiday exploring the pristine beach and virgin forest. Or, with Anantara Maia’s incredible in-villa services, you can experience the holiday escape of a lifetime without ever leaving the comfort of your home away from home.
About Anantara Maia Villas
With just 30 spacious villas dotting its white sand beach, this is one of the Seychelles’ most romantic and intimate escapes, living up to the Anantara hospitality group’s global reputation for luxury. All of the property’s structures were carefully designed to preserve as much nature as possible, with renowned architect Bill Bensley leading the creative team. Your stay will include tailored guest service with on-demand dining, activities, and wellness services all coordinated by a team of hospitality experts. Bespoke adventures, private romantic meals, and more, are easy to arrange.
With 30 acres of unspoilt forest to explore around the resort, you’ll never run out of places to explore. But, if you’d like to take your Seychelles adventure further, your dedicated villa host will be happy to help! Plan day trips to Praslin, La Digue, or Cerf for a look at authentic island life, tour Mahe’s exotic botanical gardens, or embark on one of the resort’s signature excursions. These private getaways include island hopping by private yacht, helicopter tours to the Aride Bird Reserve, and guided exploration in the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, a bustling marketplace that dates back to the mid 19th century.
Explore the resort
Each of the spacious and modern villas includes fantastic five-star amenities, with designer furnishings, private pools, and dedicated villa hosts offering round the clock service. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed privacy from your secluded retreat, with a walk through virgin forest or down the coast to reach the resort’s common areas. There, you’ll discover a full-service day spa with Vichy tables and Jacuzzi tubs, and quiet jungle treatment areas with ample space for couples and families to relax together. Additional forest pavilions host the yoga shala and qi gong centre, ideal for inclusive and introspective wellness sessions.
Walk down to the water to borrow a complimentary kayak, paddleboard, or snorkelling set for adventures around Anse Louis bay, or splash around in the shallows where granite boulders form natural pools and grottos - an idyllic backdrop for your day of beachcombing. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll delight in three different gourmet restaurants, each serving its own cuisine prepared by a dedicated chef. The wine boutique and poolside bar also offer imported beverages and internationally inspired light bites. In addition to a la carte meals, Anantara Maia offers an “anytime - anywhere” dining, special beach barbeques, and romantic in-villa meals.
Diving from Anantara Maia Villas
Anantara Maia Seychelles proudly partners with safe and reputable scuba centres on the island of Mahe. A la carte options are available for underwater exploration, and the resort’s premier villa benefits include unlimited dives with multiple departures each day for certified divers, planned by your private villa host. These guided group tours can accommodate a maximum of ten guests, with adventures around Mahe’s exotic west coast and beyond. Private boats and dives, introductory experiences, PADI courses, and speciality excursions around the archipelago can also be organised at additional cost.
Scuba diving around Mahe is diverse and fascinating, with sites to suit all skill and comfort levels. Many reefs begin just a few metres from the shore, with calm, clear water and unique submerged granite formations blanketed in soft coral. Turtles, sharks, and rays all frequent these waters, as do vast shoals of colourful fish and one of the ocean’s largest animals - whale sharks. Plan your trip between September and November for an opportunity to snorkel with these gentle giants at several different locations around Mahe.
- Pack comfortable walking shoes - it can take up to ten minutes to walk from your secluded room to the resort’s centres.
- Take a day trip to Praslin, La Digue, or Cerf for a more in-depth look at life in Seychelles.
- Let your dedicated villa host arrange all the details of your stay - just let them know which activities you’re interested in, and they’ll handle the rest.
Diving in Mahe, Silhouette and North Island
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
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