Anantara to open first Seychelles property

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has announced its debut in the Seychelles. 

The brand has taken over Maia Luxury Resort and Spa and it will be rebranded to Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas from September.

It will be the brand’s seventh property in the Indian Ocean, joining the two resorts in Sri Lanka, one in Mauritius and three in the Maldives.

Located on the south west coast of Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles islands, the resort features 30 private villas. Each has a dedicated villa host, available to guests 24 hours a day.

Designed by Bill Bensley and Lek Bunnag, the property’s design is inspired by Asian influences with thatched roofing and carved natural stone.

It will offer a ‘Beyond All Inclusive’ concept with unlimited dining in villa, daily yoga and qigong, unlimited scuba diving and non-motorised watersports.

The Anantara Spa will be home to three open-air treatment rooms, located in the resort’s fragranced gardens. 

Additional resort facilities include a main swimming pool, a gym, paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking. 

The property also offers hiking and visits by boat or helicopter to the nearby islands Praslin and La Digue.

Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive of Minor Hotels and Minor International, the parent company of Anantara, said: “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. Without question Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will become one of Anantara’s flagship properties and joins our existing portfolio of stunning Indian Ocean resorts.”

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