Taj Time Is An Art Form

21 February 2017

Engrossed in the pages of a sleek brochure with this captivating pull out quote, I only had fifteen minutes to kill before the boat speeds into a tranquil lagoon…

The gentle yet rhythmic beat from the traditional Maldivian drum, Bodu Beru, hit my ears softly as the boat comes to a stop…

A smiling face lends me a hand as I step on to the jetty, and take in the breathtaking view of one of the largest natural lagoons in the Maldives…

Welcome to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa!  

Located in South Male’ atoll, on the island of Emboodhu Finolhu, an intimate haven waits. With sincere service excellence being the hallmark of the brand, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives is home to 64 luxurious villas and suites. Nestled within the light foliage on the island are the Deluxe Beach Villas and Suites with direct access to the beach. Scattered across the azure water with infinite views of the ocean are the Lagoon Villas and the opulent Rehendi Presidential Suite. All the villas offer personalized butler service, lavish Molton Brown amenities, plush Ploh bath wear, and the comforts of modern contemporary living and design. Pull yourself away from these private hideaways for just a second, only to explore the gastronomical delights the resort has to offer.

With 3 restaurants, 2 bars and multiple alternate dining venues, cuisine from around the globe is at your plate here. At 24 Degrees, indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner with a side of ocean views and a dash of sunlight. For a twist at this restaurant, book dinner at the Japanese live Teppanyaki bar to experience an interactive dinner. Over at Deep End, savour freshly grilled seafood and fine dishes inspired by the world’s best chefs and recreated by the team of chefs at Taj, led by the visionary Executive Chef, Sheroy Kermani. Taking classic fine dining and refining it to suit a relaxed yet elegant island style, Sheroy has turned Deep End around to an award-winning restaurant. Looking to unwind? With sunset views at Equator Bar and light finger food and cocktails at Poolside Bar, every spot on the island makes for a lazy afternoon or a romantic evening.

Living, wining and dining, how else do you unwind without a care as to what day it is? By indulging in the many experiences available to create your own Taj time! Your butler can create every ambience that you are craving, let it be a picnic on a deserted island with nothing but the waves to interrupt you, a cooking class with the chef to take home some tips, a Maldivian high tea to truly experience the flavours of the country, or an intimate sunset cruise around the island where you might spot some dolphins on the way back. Further challenge your adventurous soul by venturing out on a scuba dive to world-famous spots nearby, or head out on a paddleboard for a quiet afternoon in the lagoon. Whether you are staying for a week or two, every orange hued sunset brings new life to Taj.

At the Southern tip of the island, a dedicated oasis of wellness awaits. Rooted in tradition and inspired by ancient Indian healing rituals, Jiva Grande Spa offers holistic treatments and ceremonies. Embracing the natural philosophy behind the brand, all Jiva products are bespoke and contain Indian herbs, pure essential oils and active botanical ingredients.  A signature treatment of Jiva Spa is the Samattva balance; a yoga treatment that takes you through a meditative journey of three hours. Starting off with a personal consultation, this journey takes you through a series of body postures and breathing techniques to restore the energy centres of the body and clear the mind.

The pinnacle of Jiva Grande Spa at Taj Exotica Maldives is their approach to Ayurveda. With a certified Ayurveda physician in house, each guest is entitled to a complimentary consultation after which a routine is prescribed. With a strong belief that each and every human being is unique, Ayurveda does not follow a pattern of treatments, but prescribes an ideal plan for each individual.

The over-water treatment rooms with relaxation decks and panoramic lagoon views for days, flowing spaces designed with Vastu philosophies in mind, each treatment area open yet intimate; a team on hand to understand your mind and body; this is one of the only eight Jiva Grande Spas in the world for you.  

For the romantic at heart, the gourmet in you, and the calm state of mind that your body so desperately needs, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives is for you.

A place where moments translate to lifelong memories…

A place to discover your Taj Time!