Located some 700km to the south-west of Indi and Sri Lanka, the Maldives nestle beautifully among some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Located 15 minutes ride in the resort’s courtesy speedboat from the airport at Malé, the capital of the Maldives, Taj Exotica Spa and Resort is located on Emboodhu Finolhu island. The island itself is a beautiful atoll lying at the heart of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world where an abundance of aquatic life can be discovered. This resort is special, that is for sure. Most of the villas are perched over the lagoon with only a short ladder separating you from a beautiful deck and oh-so-inviting crystal clear water. As the resort says: “All the villas are palm-thatched, built of finest natural wood finishes on the exteriors and the interiors are delightfully appointed in classic Maldivian style. The villas offer sundecks, and some offer private plunge pools, outdoor showers, verandahs with day beds and private spa rooms. Dark woods, rich textures and vibrant accessories make the time you spend indoors just as beautiful as the time you spend swimming with dolphins or gazing into the infinite horizon.”
Without question the Presidency Suite, a two-bedroom two-reception room villa perched at the end of the lagoon takes pride of place, also having an 18’ swimming pool, his and hers bathrooms, an unlimited supply of fresh organic produce and your own personal in-house butler. Add a unique over-water chapel for renewing your wedding vows, the 24 Degrees restaurant which serves Chinese, Italian and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, and the Jiva Grande Spa and perhaps you get the picture that nothing has been missed on the list of essentials for the relaxing holiday of a lifetime. But come here and it would be a shame if you spent all your time on a lounger or sunbathing on the soft white sand when there is so much to do on and in the ocean. Jet Skiing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding and Kite Surfing will thrill speed seekers. Catamaran Sailing, Wind Surfing, Paddle Boats and Kayaking complete the surface activities, while snorkeling, diving and using the resort’s Seabob rounds off the underwater adventures.