The friendly and efficient airport arrival chaperone certainly knows how to keep a surprise. Their cheerful send off, "enjoy you stay" as you glide out from the airport jetty in the Taj motor boat, doesn't quite prepare the novice visitor at Taj Exotica. Taj does drop a hint here and there on the motor boat. Bvlgari freshen up kit for starters! But you are interested in spotting the resort looming in the horizon and growing bigger by the minute.
The arrival - distracted by the surf and spray surrounding the lagoon, imperceptably the boat slips into a channel and you are treated to a stylish James Bond flourish, a wide arc turn in the aquamarine lagoon.
Bring on the magic. Thereon, Taj Exotica's magic spell will hold you in thrall. The resort is fabulous. Disconnect from the world and let go. Time is measured by sun rise and sunset and the ebb and flow of the tide. Land lubbers can dig their heels at the beach, or the poolside or the Spa or at the library or simply give in to the tempting slumber.
If you have a yen for the water world, this is indeed your christmas wish come true. Pool, beach, snorkel, dive. We snorkeled in the lagoon from our over the ocean villa. Up close and personal with a dazzling array of fish. Not to be missed, the school of fish will follow you during your snorkelling trip around the ocean villa!
From spotting baby shark, to sting ray glide by in the lagoon and the resident heron making the daily visit at our villa pool, we were in raptures all through our stay. It is reminder of the intense effort put in by the hotel to be eco friendly.
24 degrees was our favourite, it is the all day diner, try the Maldivian fare if you are at peace with condiments and tropical spice flavours, also ensures low carbon footprint. We also used in room dining (room service) and nothing quite fazes the team at Taj. They will lay out a sumptuous spread in your ocean villa under the starlit sky and waves lapping below.
The most dramatic off course is the underwater special night lighting along the ocean villa walk way.
The team at the spa, the restaurants and off course the personal butlers, the house keeping team, the folks at the dive centre, the team at the reception, they make you feel good, pampered and happy. The experience was superlative.
The magic was created right there. The endless ocen view from - your bedroom, your bath tub, your personal plunge pool, your ocean deck, well the spell was complete!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Award-winning resort is a sublime fusion of luxury and nature. Nestled amidst one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Accommodation is a choice between villas built entirely over water and beach villas. Pan Asian. World Progressive. In villa dining. Interactive dining. Or a romantic dinner for two under the stars... Dining is a culinary adventure. The acclaimed Jiva Grande Spa provides an extensive range of holistic treatments in the over water treatment rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Exotica Hotel Emboodhu Finolhu
- Taj Exotica Resort And Spa
- Taj Exotica Maldives
- Taj Exotica Resort All Inclusive
- Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives/Emboodhu Finolhu