Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas: The Lowdown

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Beautiful, discreet Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is a very grown-up sort of resort. If you want late nights dancing on the bar this may not be your scene, but for a laid-back seriously private adult hideaway, it is a dream. This is absolutely the sort of hotel where you could arrive, settle into your villa, and not leave again till the end of your stay.

What’s Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas really like?

There’s a distinct sense of tranquillity we felt as soon as we arrived at Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas. Everything seems to be almost effortless, with golf buggies to whisk you up the steep hill to the rooms, and a villa host on hand to attend to your every need. At the bottom of the resort is the bar, restaurant and pool.  This was pretty quiet during our visit- most guests use the pools in their rooms and many take meals there too. When it comes to food, Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas aims for as much as possible “wherever, whenever” so the chef can cook the whole range of dishes from Creole to Asian, as well as Indian and Mediterranean food.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas has 30 villas in total- and as with elsewhere in the resort, there’s a fairly zen, Asian feel. Your villa mixes indoor and outdoor areas effortlessly. Walking through the large double doors into your pavilion, there’s a deck to sunbathe on, your own small infinity pool, a bedroom with the bed carefully positioned to look out over the ocean, and a bathroom with delicious Hermes products. Safe to say, your reviewer did not want to leave. The layout is pretty similar in each pavilion, really only varying according to the boulders and trees they are built around. The Premier Ocean View Villas and Ocean View Villas have the best views of the sea from their position up high on the hill. There’re also the Beach View Villas lower down (and closer to the beach), which are still pretty glorious, just with a (slightly) less jaw-dropping view..

What can I do at Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas?

We think Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas really works best for guests who want peace, privacy and relaxation, so, in spite of the handy helipad, it’s fairly rare for our guests to do much serious exploring from here. However, there’s a sweep of beach in front of the restaurant to wander on, a small gym and a lovely spa with three incredibly tranquil open-air treatment rooms. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas can also help arrange diving at the nearby PADI centre, snorkelling, fishing, paddle boarding and canoeing.

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