When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we bring you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing
This week's honeymoon venue is MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa situated on Mahé Island in the incredible Seychelles. The Seychelles is an extensive group of gorgeous islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. The islands offer stunning beaches, green jungles, wildlife watching and much more – it is no wonder that this is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to honeymoon a few years ago.
MAIA is a five star experience like no other. With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, incomparable service and extraordinary villas, MAIA is the perfect venue for your post-wedding restoration and relaxation.
Each of the resort's 30 exquisite villas have been carefully placed to ensure ultimate privacy and picturesque views. During your stay, enjoy the villa's gorgeous warm and earthy décor, lush tropical surrounds, a private infinity-edged pool and luxury amenities. The stunning villas also provide you with a butler service to use as you wish to personalise your stay and to ensure a truly attentive level of service.
When honeymooning at MAIA, a visit to the resort's spa is a must. As a couple, relax in the outdoor bath surrounded by natural rock formation or, opt for one of the spas many signature treatments, including, soothing massages, brightening facials and nourishing full body exfoliations - all while listening to the calming sounds of natural waterfalls.
Dining at MAIA will provide you with excellence, not only within taste but also the incredible surrounds. MAIA offers the best of Indian, Asian, Creole and Mediterranean cuisine, while only using the finest of locally sourced ingredients. Choose from the Tec-Tec Restaurant, Sunset Pool Bar or even candle lit private dining on the beach. MAIA also has a diverse Wine Boutique where it features more than 300 fine wines from over the world. Enjoy a guided tasting which can be personally tailored to yours and your partners knowledge and preference in wine.
If you wish to venture from the beauty that is MAIA, enjoy a range of leisure and adventure activities. Explore and stroll through the local markets, museum, the gorgeous botanical gardens or tea plantation. For something slightly more adventurous, take a nature walk through the forests to incredible waterfalls or ride by horseback down the stunning beaches.
Whether you are after adventure or relaxation, at MAIA there is something for everyone to enjoy. With incredible service and extraordinary villas overlooking the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect option for a romantic honeymoon getaway.