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If all the travelling so far is wearing you out, don't panic, one of the many reasons to choose this fab resort is its ease of reach - just 30 minutes after your plane lands, you'll be checking in to your villa.
Spread across an oh-so-private peninsula on the main island of Mahé, privacy really is the name of the game at Maia, and all 30 villas overlook nothing but the Indian Ocean. We're talking infinity pools, outside baths, living areas, kitchens and a butler on call 24 hours a day. Your butler (or a chef) will prepare any meal in the comfort of your villa; it's no wonder Maia has won awards for the food and service. The restaurant serves Creole, Mediterranean, Asian and Thai cuisine, as well as sushi. But don't be afraid to go off menu. After all that gorging, book a treatment at the spa by La Prairie, the 20 Dancing Fingers massage is a must; two therapists working on you in tandem.
WOW FACTOR A one-to-one yoga class in your villa, ending with meditation.
GO The Turquoise Holiday Company www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk offers seven nights from £5,049 per person, full board. Includes UK flights and transfers
LAST UPDATED: 2nd November 2012 at 17:03pm
One of the many reasons to choose this gorgeous resort is the location. Spread across a private peninsula on the main island of Mahé, within half an hour of landing you'll be checking into your villa. Privacy is the name of the game and all 30 villas overlook nothing but sea.
They have infinity pools, outside baths, living areas, kitchens and a butler on call 24 hours a day. He (or a chef) can prepare any meal in your villa - it's no wonder Maia made it onto the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2011 for 'best hotel for food'.
The restaurant serves creole, Mediterranean, Asian and Thai cuisines, as well as sushi. But don't be afraid to go off menu - the Maia experience is bespoke, and anything can be arranged.
WOW FACTOR: At the spa by La Prairie, book the 20 Dancing Fingers massage where you each have two masseuses.
FLIGHT TIME: 11 hours
WHEN TO GO: Spring, Summer
LAST UPDATED: 12 October 2011 at 10:50am
A sleek slice of jet-set chic in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Maia is arguably the most sumptuous resort on Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles.
A hotel with just 30 thatched villas, its views are as fabulous as the facilities are fantastic.
The villas, with infinity plunge pools and outdoor baths, are so roomy you'll want to hole up forever - which, with the decadent spa treatments (and a fridge filled with lush La Prairie products), is easy to do.
Food is the big draw here. Maia has a number of head chefs specialising in Indian, Asian, Oriental and Creole cuisine - the signature bat curry is a must.
WOW FACTOR: With a personal butler on call, your every wish is their command.