We’re creating an authentic Bangladesh experience with a luxurious twist.
Maya Eco Resort’s guests are in for a surprise of delight and intrigue. We will not only provide guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience village life first-hand, they’ll do so whilst enjoying all the luxuries, world-class gourmet fare and five-star service that make a luxury resort holiday such a gift for mind, body and spirit.
Bangladesh is a country whose people, places and history create an unforgettable and often life-changing experience for anyone lucky enough to visit. Vibrant and exciting at one turn, peaceful and restorative the next, the people of Bangladesh welcome each and every visitor with a wide smile and open arms as they step into another world.
Sustainability is a way of life in the 64,000 villages of Bangladesh, where villagers work with nature to produce organic food, handloom textiles and homewares, just as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. Visitors are welcomed like family and can be profoundly moved by the peace and spirituality of these wonderful communities.
Bangladesh: Hidden Treasure
The road to...
A true melting pot of faiths, there are fun-filled festivals all year long in Bangladesh and its unique food, music and traditions have been influenced by the diverse civilizations that have settled here for the past 3000 years.
Sundarban: Largest Mangrove forest in the world
Home to the magnificent Bengal Tiger, the pristine Sundarban is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Visitors have the chance to experience how villagers are learning to share and protect tiger habitat without fear of harm.
Who we are
Nowhere are travellers likely to have more positive connections with local people than in Bangladesh. Offering friendship and heartfelt hospitality, Bengalis have a warmth and gentle kindness that’s irresistible.
Not Just a Destination – An Experience
Bangladesh is the next big thing for travellers wanting to dive into local culture and experience another way of life. Tourists today are looking to do more than just see the sights. They are no longer content to be a spectator when they travel – they want to be part of the action, to connect with the true essence of a place and its people, and to enrich their lives with authentic experiences. Bangladesh is in the perfect position to offer people ‘experiential travel’ – whether they are seasoned travellers or taking their first big trip – and is the new frontier for people seeking to step off the beaten path and go somewhere untouched by the tourist glitz spreading its way across the globe. With the charm of village life, ancient cultural heritage, and pristine natural environment, Bangladesh offers visitors the getaway of a lifetime.
Maya Eco Resort
We believe sustainability is not an option.
It’s the only way forward
QUALITY & INTEGRITY
The team behind the resort shares a strong sense of personal integrity and a commitment to delivering the highest of standards. Founded by local entrepreneur Nazmul Ahmed, out of a desire to share Bangladesh with the world, the resort will strive for first-class standards, sound environmental practice and respect for all people.
There are many luxury hotels and resorts in the world, but few offer the chance for guests to have a truly authentic cultural adventure in style. This eco resort promises a five-star experience in all senses of the word – accommodation, dining, service and experiential travel that’s sure to put smiles on faces and create lifelong memories.
ORGANIC GOURMET FOOD
In line with its focus on environmental sustainability, we will use organic, locally farmed produce in its menus, which will change with the seasons. Food is considered an art to be savored in Bangladesh, and Maya Eco Resort’s gourmet fare will be no exception.
We put people first and this is reflected both in service standards and respect for staff. A happy, well-trained team is the surest way to guarantee consistent excellence when it comes to service and, with this in mind, we aim to make each and every guest feel like royalty.
Cool in summer and warm in winter, mud huts are made sustainably using mud and bamboo, and are traditionally thatched with palm leaves.
About Maya Eco Resort
Using the traditional mud hut as its design inspiration, the resort offers guests the chance to experience a world far removed from their own. Through hands-on activities and interaction with local villagers, guests will be able to deeply immerse themselves into village life. With their own mud hut (complete with all the luxuries they could wish for), five-star service and organic gourmet fare, Maya’s guests are sure to leave refreshed and enriched.
We believe that if you really love what you do, others will love what comes out of your hands
YOU KNOWTHIS IS WHAT YOU WANT
SIMPLY BECAUSEIT'S TOO AWESOME TO RESIST
Protecting local villages is a real consideration for us. Villages will, in effect, partner with us, and share in its financial success. Any tourist interaction with villagers will be done with full consent and willing cooperation. We aim to help maintain the true nature of this special country and its people, in the face of inevitable development.
From the choice of construction materials, to the environmental practices in the resort’s operation, Maya will be designed to have minimal impact on the Earth. Bangalis have been living sustainably for thousands of years for one simple reason – it just makes sense – and we can’t help but agree.
FUELED BY PASSION
The idea of Maya Eco Resort was born out of a love of Bangladesh and its people and the desire to create a unique five-star eco resort in Bangladesh that truly honours tradition and village life. Maya’s dedicated team is committed to turning that dream into reality, and has the skills to back up the vision.
Maya, This word comes with deep meaning and context under eastern philosophies and in Bangla as a language.
Maya is a place where you can feel our sense of warmth, affection and gratitude for taking the time to visit a place of unexplainable nostalgia and belonging even at your first visit to Maya.
Do you want to help build Maya Eco Resort into the success story we know it will become?
If you have the experience, training and attitude to deliver excellence, and have been waiting for the perfect project to support, we’d like to hear from you.
The partners we are looking to work with will share our ethical values, will be honest at all times, and committed to transparency in business.
If you believe in us, we’ll believe in you. We ask for a long-term vision and commitment to take this luxury eco Resort from concept to reality.
THE PEOPLE WE NEED
Joint investment opportunity
Maya Eco Resort is a sound investment opportunity that’s future proof. If this opportunity sounds like you, let’s talk.
If you’ve been waiting for the right creative project to design – a resort inspired by mud huts – we’d love to hear from you.
If your business has green credentials and offers a product or service relevant to building and launching our resort, feel free to contact us.
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Why did we bring Maya to the world...
Our design work allows us to see the world as holistic environments that are created with space used for purposes of relaxation, for enjoying the outdoors, for feeling "one" with nature and for being camaflouged with the surrounding around us. Our travel experiences have opened our eyes to the beauty of balance when the lines between what is man-made is blurred with what is made by nature.
In the hopes to provide this sense of tranquility and harmony with nature, we are honored to bring you "Maya" as a place where magical illusions of your alternate reality are created, so you may be transported to a world where taking care of yourself and your loved ones is our job and it is for you to simply bask in the perfection of service and our earnest hospitality.
27 MARCH 2013
Story behind the brand
This word comes with deep meaning and context under eastern philosophies and in Bangla as a language.
In the modern context of Bangla, "maya" is the affection you feel for another soul as energies feel connected, irrespective of the depth of the relationship. It is the affection you experience due to empathy for the human spirit you are connecting with even in a new beginnings of a friendship or acquaintance.
In ancient literatures from the Rigvedas, Asuras to Tamil Scripts, the Word maya symbolized wisdom, unphanthamable power, and the goddess of creative energy.
Perhaps the Sanskrit interpretation is equally thought provoking of its depth in expressing a dream, or an alternate reality that one manifests.
To us, it is all of the above put together to bring you a space of serenity for your soul so your creative energy may flow, so you may be at peace as you manifest your new thoughts and dreams.
22 APRIL 2013
Launched the website
31 MAY 2013
If you are interested in learning more about Maya Eco Resort,
or would like to express your interest in investing or joining our team, email us here.
The resort will help the community at large and is sure to be financially as well as personally rewarding for all involved in building it.