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"The most relaxing place ----"
We arrived early in the morning and the room, Villa was already ready - we stayed in 206 - fast entry it was - put in a buggy and went strait to the Villa - our private butler Alit Cocoon was there to meet us - and from that moment it was totally relaxing. Everything is free, food, wine, nuts, chocolate, cookies and if something is missing just tell the Butler, our favorite brand of Cola / Zero is not normally to buy in the Seychelles, but the Butler manage to get it, for us - The Butler will do everything you want, she is only a call away 24/7 - if you want to eat at the villa, the Helipad, the beach, the road, in the town, she vill fix it - In the start we misunderstood the Butler service - normally a Butler have more houses, more guest to handle - but in Maia the Butler only have one House, it means that they vill be there 24/7 only for you, that kind of service level we have never seen before. The restaurant can supply you with 5 different kind of cousines and even if it's not in the menu card, they vill fix it, The food is good - and it is served in a normally relaxed way - but it is not Michelin food. The waiters in the restaurant gives excellent service, all time, all day. The restaurant manager and his second hand does a really good job, with a smile all day long, always in a good relaxing mode --- The spa is good - we tried different thing there, and the Employees are all very nice and good at their job - we missed a cold cup of The, drink when arriving - they give it to you after the massage, but it would be a nice gesture to get it when you arrived also... The Gym is there, its small and a little old, a renovation would be in place, but on the other hand - don't think many people use it, I didn't see anybody when I was there. One thing we notice is that employees don't pick things, like plastic, stone, cans and other thing lying around, up and removed it. If I was the manager of Maia, every employee has to removed anything the saw lying around - even if it's not there job... We saw black plastic bags left on the side for days - we saw cola cans lying around, and the buggy, often hit the stone and destroyed the sides, but nobody will put the stone in place again. The Hotel is a little old, and some places needs a renovation, the restaurant could use a little make over. But the to thing can not spoil a perfect holiday -- and I am sure if we told our Butler she would start renovating the restaurant, right away... So the Maia private resort gets a big High five from us....and with our Private Butler Alit Cocoon the high five - is updated to a Michelin Star -
Okay... we stayed in April 2015. But I am now writing a review. #1 reason, this is still my screen saver!!! I look at the screen saver and I still don't have a photo that has topped it. and ... this was after holidaying in Maldives, South of France, Caribbean etc. It is a perfect gem. Relax relax and relax. We rarely left the villa. No reason too. Again, this is an incredible property!!!!! Each villa has its own charm and "this is the best villa" exclamation. We stayed in 2 different villas because of my indecisiveness. Each had their own charm. 221 has one of the best places in the world to see the sunset, you have to discover this spot on your own. And the bat show, we had one queued every night, is out of this world. And the privacy of each villa is priceless. We had a few oops... ziplining - we did not reserve ahead of time so no go, but had a great taxi driver who took as to a hike, which was worth the view at the end. Food... if you are a foodie, make sure you let them know. I'm not, but if food is a big priority on your vacation, then let them know. Again, I'm writing this 2 years later. I still want to go back. We had a few miscommunications with our butler, so maybe put some requests in writing for translation success. They are extremely hard working and they have strict methods of hiring, that make it difficult for consistent workers. We did not hold them at fault for this. For me, I would go again without any hesitation. Enjoy!!! (I had to put April 2016) for when I went.
"The best luxury Resort ever "
It is the top of the top luxury Hotel we have ever been. You will be pick'ed up by the Golf buggy that drives you to your own Villa, on the way the driver will explain you all about the resort ( so you don't have to take a sit somewhere ) you will be shortly in your Villa 👍. You have your own Butler in your Villa who makes every wish come true, Thank you so much Bishnu ( our Butler ), he was the best we ever had, also we will say a big Thank you to the spa and the Yoga Teachers, they where amazing, the Massage 💆 ( Carisma & Joly) is so good that you Fall in sleep and on the wake up You feel deeply relaxed, also the Yoga Lessons Perfectly explained, i enjoyed it a lot👏, the Food is more than delicious they will make You every meal, also the staff of the Restaurant make You feel like you're at Home. We was having the Great Chance to Meet the Hotel Manager Mr. Berinato, he is the one who every Hotel owner will have, he have everything under Control to make your holidays Perfect, in a very Lovely atitude 👍. By the activities don't miss to make a helicópter Flight to See Seychelles frome up above, the Island is so beautiful, You will also See how pretty Maia is comparing to the other Resorts, we will defenitly come back, until that Time a big hug to everybody Mr. & Mrs. Winkler
"Luxury and privacy."
If you're looking for luxury location and services combined with privacy this is the place to be. We've stayed in an ocean view panoramic villa on all inclusive basis. Villa was absolutely gorgeous and the view breathtaking. You have you own butler and for anything you just ask. The all inclusive is more than enough, you have the option any time to dine in their restaurant or in your villa. This includes a wide selection of food and vine. Also has a wonderful spa and the location is perfect.
"Our Wedding at MAIA - An experience of a lifetime"
My wife and I have just returned from MAIA. We stayed for four nights in a Signature Villa and without question it is the most memorable experience we have ever had. As the title to this review notes, MAIA was the venue for our wedding but it was honestly so much more than that. This is a resort where so much goes on behind the scenes to quite literally deliver perfection. The guiding principle of their service is 'Whatever, Wherever, Whenever' and the GM, Sebastian, has built a team of people who are clearly very proud of elevating this property to a category of its own. To single out individuals within that team is difficult because everyone was so good to us but special mention must go to Vanessa, Gusti and the team of therapists at the Spa. Vanessa was our 'go-to' person for the wedding arrangements - her professional approach and genuine concern for making our special day exactly that was exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble and we were always greeted with a smile. Gusti was our butler and transformed our stay into a truly bespoke experience - dinner on the helipad, breakfast on the beach, in-villa BBQ dining, a bar service second to none, the list goes on...... We will be back at MAIA before too long - take our advice and spoil yourselves, the only downside is that no other hotel you stay at will ever be able to compare!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM