Seychelles’ is known around the world as a destination for the who is who, captains of industry, the rich and famous, for filmstars, sporting legends and of course royalty.
While the destination can be affordable for a wider audience, emphasis on affordable but never cheap, does the top end of the market continue to attract attention and reel in revenues per bed and per night which no doubt turn the faces of marketers of competing destinations green with envy.
Diversification away from the main islands of Mahe and Praslin of very posh, very private and very secluded little resorts, at times only offering a few luxury villas, was successful and the one island one resort concept has taken root with some very luxurious properties now on the market, helipad for transfers from the international airport of course all part of the guarantee to those arriving in their own jets and not wanting to be seen.
The MAIA is one of those, a proper resort in many ways but guests who do now wish to mingle and be seen have the option to stay in their villa, all of the with their own private pool and hot tub, and have a chef and a butler on call 24 / 7 to fulfill all culinary and other wishes away from prying eyes.
And then there are of course private villas, perhaps the best example being the Residence on the Rocks, which is serviced by the renowned Banyan Tree. ROR is truly a property which offers some unsurpassed luxury.