Baroque Travel
Baroque Travel
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A slice of paradise in the Maldives, the ultra-luxurious and completely eco-friendly Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads across Emboodhu Finolhu Island in one of the largest lagoons in the archipelago. A holiday here is a dream come true

Located just 15 minutes by speedboat from the airport in Male, Emboodhu Finolhu Island is home to this ultra-luxurious haven, a picture-postcard resort set delicately over the lagoon waters. Taj Exotica offers 64 villas, all with magnificent sea views and lavish facilities. The resort’s award-winning Rehendi Presidential Overwater Suite is gaining a reputation as one of the most beautiful places to stay in the world. The resort’s Ocean Suites boast sand-filled suspended sundecks, while Deluxe Lagoon Villas feature a plunge pool and Premium Villas boast over-sized plunge pools as well as private gardens. The resort offers one and 2-bedroom Ocean Suites and Beach Villa Suites as well.

All the Villas offer private sundecks and balconies, Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docks. Let’s not forget the services of a personalised butler who assists with everything from unpacking luggage to customizing the mini bar as well as excursions and private dining experiences.

At this stunning pleasure palace, guests are on ‘Taj Time’, where doing nothing is an art form, and there’s never a dull moment. Taj Exotica is an oasis of calm offering guests the opportunity to lounge by the exquisite fresh water infinity pool or on the resort’s own private stretch of white sand beach. They can also laze in a hammock over the sea, or under the stars at night.

Dining is always an adventure, with carefully selected ingredients transformed into delectable culinary dishes that pander to every palate. Guests enjoy fresh seafood and all-day dining at the 24 Degrees Restaurant, where they can also savour the theatre of the Teppanyaki kitchen. There’s also a fine dining restaurant, The Deep End, which offers exquisite grill and seafood dishes and delectable desserts.

Exotic cocktails are served at the Pool Bar and Restaurant, offering an absolute delight at sunset as well as oven-fresh pizzas, healthy snacks and coolers all day long. Guests can dine in their villas too, or indulge in private dining experiences overlooking the ocean.

Voted the best hotel in the Maldives numerous times, Taj Exotica offers guests the ultimate island experience. Water sports abound, including snorkelling in the reefs around the island, scuba diving, wind surfing, fishing and para-sailing. The resort also boasts an excellent spa offering rejuvenation therapies as well as aromatherapy massages and yoga. There’s a fully stocked library, pool table and indoor games, too. Excursions are arranged to explore the island, go fishing, enjoy the sunset on a cruise, learn about history in Male or embark on a photo flight in a seaplane.

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