Published on : Monday, August 3, 2020
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas recently announced that it is all set to debut in the Seychelles this September with the rebranding of Maia Luxury Resort & Spa. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will represent the brand’s launch in the archipelago. The property is located on Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands just a short drive from the international airport.
The award-winning resort offers 30 secluded private villas, each with a dedicated villa host available 24-hours a day for the duration of the stay. The resort can be found on the south west coast amongst 30 acres of forest garden, nestled between the island’s unique granite rocks and Anse Louis Beach.
Designed by Bill Bensley and Lek Bunnag, the property is considered to be one of Bensley’s favourite projects. The architecture and gardens have been designed to blend seamlessly with the tropical island landscape. The property clearly shows Asian architectural influences that are reflected in the distinctive thatching, carved natural stone, precious woods and delicate metal work.
Set around a peninsula overlooking white sands or perched between greenery and granite, each of the 250 sq. m, private villas is positioned to afford views and privacy. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will be the brand’s first property in the Seychelles and the seventh in the Indian Ocean, joining the two resorts in Sri Lanka, one in Mauritius and three in the Maldives.
Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive, Minor Hotels and Minor International, the parent company of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas said in a statement that the addition of the iconic Maia Luxury Resort & Spa to the Anantara portfolio, will mark the brand’s debut in the beautiful Seychelles islands and will represent an elevated level of luxury for discerning travellers in this corner of paradise. He also mentioned that Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will undoubtedly become one of Anantara’s flagship properties and join the brand’s existing portfolio of stunning Indian Ocean resorts.