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Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas

Mahé Island, The Seychelles

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas has just 30 beautifully spacious villas set along the beach and across the lush hillside overlooking the bay of Anse Louis on Mahé. The beach is as nature intended, secluded and quiet, and the hotel offers a wonderfully understated luxury. The small number of villas makes this a very exclusive resort where service is personal and tailor-made to each client.

The expansive and elegant villas are a highlight; private and spacious they offer an intimate and peaceful escape with a choice of both outdoor and indoor space in which to relax. For those that can tear themselves away from the comfort of their villas, this boutique resort also offers a variety of water sports and a beautiful spa.


Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is one of the most exclusive properties in the Seychelles. The small number of rooms make this a very intimate escape with personal service, and the villas offer a comfortable escape with luxurious details, such as private pools, sunken baths and extensive outdoor living areas.


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Anantara has just 30 villas nestled among the rainforest on the hillside or along the beachfront. Elegant, stylish and luxuriously spacious, with plenty of outdoor and indoor living space, the villas are a perfect place to escape, with many guests spending most of their time at their villas. Screened by the rainforest and well-spaced, they are very private.

All the villas have a private pool, a spacious outdoor living area with thatched roof, an over-sized daybed, sun loungers, sunken outdoor bath and a total of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft) of space.


Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas sits on the western coast of Mahé about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport.

The resort is set on beautiful Anse Louis beach, a gently curving bay of soft white sand framed by lush, granite hillsides at either end. As Maia is the only resort on the beach, it feels very peaceful and private.

The resort feels very secluded, although there are a couple of local restaurants and shops within a short drive.

Food and drink

Anantara Maia has one restaurant with four specialized menus to choose from including Mediterranean, Creole, Indian and Asian fusion (Thai, Japanese and Chinese). Dishes are created using the best ingredients, many of which are sourced on the islands, and you have the option to eat these in the privacy of your own villa.


The resort accepts families, and all villas can accommodate two adults and two children. Although there is no specific kids’ club, there is a Very Important Kid’s program which is customized to each young guest’s age and gender.

Facilities and activities

As well as the beachfront pool, there is a range of water sports available at the hotel, including kayaking, scuba diving. snorkeling and stand-up paddleboards while on land there is croquet, volleyball and a small but modern gym. Complimentary yoga classes are offered several times a week at the spa.

Environmental and social responsibility

At present, 60% of the staff at Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas are Seychellois. The aim is to train local people and ensure they also gain from tourism.

During the construction of the resort, not one plant was destroyed — the plants that were in the way were replanted elsewhere on the resort.

Local excursions

The hotel can help guests arrange a wide range of activities and tours including boat trips, fishing, scenic flights and hiking.

Tour ideas in Mahé Island

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles
      Anse Major Trail, Mahé

      Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles

      Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles

      Accompanied by a private guide, step foot into the palm-strewn mountainous interiors of Mahé or Praslin. Look out for endemic orchids and the Seychelles blue pigeon as you take in some of the best island views.

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    • Mahé private island tour
      Mission Lodge Viewpoint, Morne Seychellois National Park, Mahé

      Mahé private island tour

      Mahé private island tour

      A private guide shows you the highlights of Mahé on this full-day tour. Smell vanilla pods in Victoria’s market, sip totes of local rum, peer up at nutmeg and cinnamon trees in a spice garden and walk the sands of Anse Soleil Beach.

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    • Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran
      Odezir Catamaran, Mahé

      Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran

      Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran

      Take to the decks of a crewed catamaran for a guided tour of Sainte Anne Marine Park, which lies off the shores of Mahé. Stop off to snorkel among feeding turtles and walk among giant tortoises on Moyenne Island.

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    Mahé Island and nearby places