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Inspire & Indulge In The Seychelles

A collection of authentic tailored Seychelles experiences and excursions showcasing the rare and the beautiful to inspire and indulge. 

Full Moon Massage 

The quiet mystery of our private peninsula, the moon’s liquid silver shadows on the ocean, and the delicate-power of knowing-hands, creates a setting of calm and introspection. At the highest vantage point the moon feels closer and its pull stronger with a 90-minute open-air massage that seems to stop time. 

MAIA Recommends – romantic gesture or romance together with a couples Full Moon Massage. 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

Discover the hidden secrets of uninhabited Thérèse Island as you glide across the waters on your stand up paddleboard under the expert guidance of Seychelles’ most experienced surf instructors. Chosen for its calm azure waters, Thérèse Island’s stretch of white sand and swaying palms creates an island-stylish backdrop. 

MAIA Recommends – share the experience with provided GoPro cameras and create some Instagram envy with unlimited WiFi at MAIA.  

Wine Experience 

The MAIA Wine Boutique’s intimate space sets the scene with wall to wall wines of enviable variety. A selection of over 300 vintages from the worlds most revered vineyards includes a sommelier picked selection of unique, rare and ultra-rare vintages. Enjoy an innovative and interactive experience created exclusively for MAIA by famous oenologists from Bordeaux. The MAIA Wine Experiences include a choice of three wines and paired hors d'oeuvres or a selection of six exceptional wines and a dinner created for the tasting experience.  

MAIA Recommends – gourmands and oenophiles are welcome, but this bespoke tasting is designed for all levels of wine appreciation. 

Aride Bird Sanctuary Excursion

Aride hosts one of the most important seabird populations in the Indian Ocean. Eighteen species of native birds (including five only found in the Seychelles) breed on Aride; far more than on any other granite island. 

A champagne-included helicopter ride from MAIA shows off Praslin from above during your journey to Aride. A Private Ranger will take you on a 3-hour guided walk giving you a unique insight into the importance of this protected reserve and its annual million sea bird visitors. A picnic lunch and afternoon at leisure on the beach completes the experience.  

MAIA Recommends – a family trip that will broaden the mind and open eyes to a side of the natural-world rarely experienced. 

Indulge & Escape

An evening of sensory indulgence and romantic escape for two. Twenty dancing fingers massage your bodies to a new state of deep relaxation in our forest spa sanctuary. A butler served private villa dinner of several courses and paired wine opens up and excites taste buds. A flowers & candles bath is waiting for the both of you as you are left undisturbed except for the sound of the ocean. 

MAIA Recommends – the perfect celebration of new love or long-lasting love.