Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced it will debut in the Seychelles this September with a rebrand of the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will add to the company’s existing collection of Indian Ocean resorts in the Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.

Situated on Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles islands and a short drive from the international airport, the resort is surrounded by 30 acres of forest garden and nestled between the island’s granite rocks and the Anse Louis Beach. It comprises 30 secluded private villas, each with a dedicated villa host available 24-hours a day for the duration of the stay.

“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 travelers in this corner of paradise,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Minor International, parent company of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, in a press release statement. “Without question, Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas will become one of Anantara’s flagship properties and joins our existing portfolio of stunning Indian Ocean resorts.”

The property’s Beyond All Inclusive concept offers unlimited dining, combined with wellness and adventure. Residents can choose from an extensive menu of daily meals as well as personalized off-menu preferences, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, daily yoga and qigong, unlimited exploration scuba diving and non-motorized water sports, and 24/7 dedicated villa host service. As part of the Beyond All Inclusive concept, guests can choose to eat in villa, on the beach, in the garden or under the stars. International cuisines at the resort include Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and Creole.

Each villa offers a large bedroom, a bathroom with glass walled rainforest shower, dual vanity and outdoor sunken bathtub with a view, Smart TV with villa surround sound, personalized mini bar, private infinity pool and a secluded outdoor gazebo with dining area and oversized day bed.

Anantara Spa boasts three open-air treatment rooms and offers tailor-made Balinese massages and a range of beauty and facial treatments. Other resort facilities include a main resort swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center with TechnoGym Excite equipment, paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking. For guests wishing to venture further afield, hiking in the forest and national parks or island tours can be arranged, or bespoke private visits by boat or helicopter to explore the Seychelles islands of La Digue and Praslin.

For more information visit anantara.com.