Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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... catching up. The days are very relaxing and spent snorkelling from our water bungalows and beach, so many fish everywhere you look, manta rays and the best thing sharks!! We also do a lot of eating and drinking haha no change there then! We had a great time celebrating Jo's 30th birthday here too and its been lovely spending time with family in such a stunning and relaxing ...
... in Male' also most places would be closed until much later in the day, so glad we were going to Bandos Island for the day.
The Maldives consists of 1200 small coral islands with about 200 of them being inhabited. The largest island is where the capital Male' is.....definitely not what I expected..measuring 1 x 2 miles and is covered in buildings, the airport is on an adjoining island and the planes appear to land on the water. Male' ( and all the islands) are ...
The last stop of the day was visiting one of the many Jewelry shops in downtown. Cleopatra sized very yellow 24k heavy heavy necklaces, bracelets and earrings that probably weighted 3-5 ibs each. Couldn't get near the counter as it was 3-deep with Muslim clad and burka clad women with their husbands buying, buying buying!!! What a great picture opportunity if I could
A great day! Now on a much needed cruise day on the Arabian Sea to ...
... there is
live coral there are a lot of small black and white fish grazing.
It is the promised full moon and we are actually swimming in
the moonlight, technically. One of my memories of the honeymoon. I am enjoying
The internet is chargeable here – I suppose they have to
make the money somehow as no-one will pay $300 for a meal surely? – so we have
decided to forgo it for the week. I can’t download any more to the ...
... everyone is like minded and on the same mission. During my stay there were Aussies, Frenchies, Irish, Japanese and Israelis. All great people, I was the only American.
The Maldives is known for its clear water, pristine reefs and sea life. For some reason I failed to bring a mask and didn't bother to find one until the swells died. When I finally had a look, I saw spinner dolphins, turtles, eels, flying fish, a stone fish and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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My wife and I have just returned from the most wonderful break at the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. It simply could not have been better. The surroundings are beautiful - intimate size island, turquiose blue seas, beautiful sandy beach. The room was sensational - we had a deluxe lagoon villa perched directly over the water which had the most amazing views. The service was impeccable - wonderfully friendly without being over familiar or intrusive. The food was beautiful in both restaurants - fresh ingredients, Asian influenced with a huge amount plenty of choice to last throughout our week's stay. Great diving , snorkelling etc. And when the Jiva spa is open then that will add a whole new dimension.
We spent our honeymoon here and I find it hard to express how amazing this resort is. It might be helpful if I add that my husband and I are pretty fussy, and we have stayed in many 5 star hotels, but the Taj Exotica was genuinely faultless.
This place was incredible! From the moment you arrive. you are treated like royalty!
I just wanted to add a couple of comments about the proximity of Male and how in my opinion it is only a positive. Having stayed elsewhere in the Maldives and had a 2 hour boat transfer I was actually relieved at the 15 minute transfer from Male.
I first went to Taj Exotica in the Maldives in early 2003 and returned later that year in early October. I had planned to go back in February 2005 but due to the unfortunate events of 26th December 04 was unable to do so. However rather than go somewhere else I decided to wait and now I am to go back in the Autumn after the hotel reopens at the end of September.
We stayed at the Taj Exotica in a deluxe lagoon villa in October 2003 and by and large had an amazing time. The deluxe lagoon villas are individual units set aside from the standard lagoon villas on their own private jetty built into the sea in a formation to reflect the veins of a leaf.
I went to the Taj Exotica for my honeymoon in July 2004- it was fantastic!! I have spent 6 months travelling the world- so think I havea pretty good idea about nice hotels etc but this resort was wonderful. It was the most perfect holiday.
The food was fabulous - a huge amount of choice and all freshly prepared, The beachfront rooms were beautifully decorated and very luxurious. The beach was wonderful and the water was very clean and lovely and warm. The resort has a nice bar and the staff in the hotel are all very friendly and cant do enough for you. THe spa was also great and very relaxing and facilities such as the gym and pool. The majority of guests were couples but there were a few families.
Alcholic drinks are expensive- but this was as expected...
My family and I visited the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the Maldives in August 2004 and could not have been treated better anywhere in the world. The staff there attend to your every need and will go out of their way to make sure you are happy. Everyone on this island smiles no matter what time of day.