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India & The Indian Ocean
Location: Mahe, Seychelles
The standard of luxury hotels on Mahe, the Seychelles' principal island, keeps picking up.
Just take a peek at Maia Luxury Resort and Spa. The resort's vision is clear from its extreme commitment to space: just 30 villas each measuring 76 square metres replete with a private swimming pool. Maia occupies 12 hectares of award-winning gardens and pristine beachfront.
You're removed from the hustle of Victoria, the island's capital, yet only a 30-minute car transfer from the international airport. The cosseting earth tones of the high-finished interiors, the vast
daybeds under your private outdoor gazebo, the spread of world-class cuisines (including Middle Eastern, light Asian and Creole), the pampering spa using La Prairie products and the 24-hour private butler service - all these elements conspire to not only wipe away the greyness of the world you've left behind, but leave you feeling entirely revitalised.