Taj Exotica Maldives Awarded Top Resort in World

Just six months after its launch, The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives has been jointly awarded the title of å‘The Best Resort in the Worldå’ in the first ever Harpers and Queen Travel Awards. The resort has been selected for surpassing established resorts in the Maldives like Four Seasons, Banyan Tree & Soneva Fushi.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. R. K. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director, The Indian Hotels Co. Ltd., said, å“This is one important milestone crossed in our quest for excellenceå”.

This luxury retreat, cocooned in nature is built largely over one of Maldives’ only clear sand lagoons on Emboodhu Finolhu Island. Enveloped in sensual tranquility, the resort seamlessly integrates with the island’s natural foliage to provide a feast for the senses.
The prestigious award was presented at a glittering function in London to launch Harpers and Queen’s first ever travel awards and supplement.

Accepting the award, Mr. Rajesh Jhingon, General Manager, Taj Exotica Maldives, said, “We are delighted to be conferred this prestigious title. It serves as testimony to the Taj philosophy of providing impeccable service and top-notch facilities that make every stay a memorable one. What makes this resort so special is very simply the personal space we offer each guest and the discreet, personalised service that complements it, in an exquisite natural surrounding”.

The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives, has been designed with the highest standards of luxury and comfort. This is part of the Taj Group’s strategy to enter in the super luxury category, rivaling the best in the world. Providing constant interaction with the ocean, the villas at Taj Exotica present guests with the unique luxury of being able to watch the ocean waves from their bed, their bath, and their very own personal deck. The lagoon villas are laid out like the veins of a leaf, with each villa facing out to sea at the end of a private pier, ensuring the utmost privacy.


At the Taj Exotica Maldives, every effort has been made to use natural materials. Also on offer are breathtakingly beautiful beaches, the Taj Mandara Spa, which offers rejuvenating treatment programmes, eclectic cuisine experiences and some of the best diving spots in the world.

The spa is located at the far end of the island. A spot chosen specifically to ensure that the spa surroundings are as relaxing and refreshing as the treatments within. The treatment rooms have been designed to overlook the Indian Ocean where the view is sensory, scenic, tranquil and rejuvenating.

Mandara, Asia’s premier spa company has developed the facilities superb to offer an extensive range of treatments that reflect the world’s time-honoured beauty, healing and rejuvenation traditions. There is also a range of facials and body treatments from French skincare specialist, Decléor.

The best way to take advantage of the rejuvenating programmes is by checking in to a lagoon spa villa. Luxuriously appointed, each one includes a steam shower, relaxation area and timber lagoon deck with an oversized sunken bathtub.

At the Taj Exotica Resort, spa guests generally start the day with sunrise yoga and end it with a specially prepared bath in the villa - surrendering to the blissful nurturing of body, mind and soul.

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