Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Mahé, Seychelles
A sedate sanctuary with just 30 extremely private villas set among 30 tropical acres of flowers and palm trees, decked out in in natural tones, sleek furnishings and glossy woods.
Quite simply one of the most private and discreet resorts we’ve discovered. In fact, if you’re going to find tranquility anywhere, chances are you’ll find it here. Sitting atop the rocks above Anse Louis beach, couples looking for a little time alone together will simply adore Maia, where the clever layout means guests rarely bump into each other.
Serious beach lovers will want to plump for the Ocean Villas facing out over the warm sea, but if it's extra privacy you're after, your best bet is those built on the tropical hillside.
Each villa comes complete with a personal butler who'll arrange everything from individually-tailored in-villa dining, childcare, excursions, non-motorised watersports or spa activities (be sure to make time for one of Maia Spa's mouthwatering Omorovicza treatments – especially the exclusive Gold Après Soleil Facial).
And for foodies, the internationally-renowned chef serves up ambrosial fusion dishes with not a calorie counter in sight.