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Essence Of Environment
Repeatedly voted the best hotel in the Maldives, Taj Exotica is designed to bring you the best of this exquisite island experience. Enjoy a blissful, romantic and relaxing environment like none other—on Taj Time.
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Activities
Taj Exotica Maldives is located on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, famed for its white sand beaches and exquisite corals. The clear seas are ideal to get your adrenaline rush with scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing.
Luxury Resort in Maldives Aerial View - Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives
All About You
The Taj’s legendary Indian hospitality comes from a century of practice and the utmost focus on you. At Taj Exotica Maldives, our concierge service guarantees you the best experience.
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Unique Dining
At Taj Exotica Maldives, we offer private dining in mesmeric settings, with handcrafted menus and impeccable service. Our finely curated dining experiences play up the exquisite resort ambience, beachfront and ocean view—ultimately romantic!
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Jiva Grande Spa
The philosophy of Jiva or ‘Innerforce’ is inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness.
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Renewal Of Vows
Renew your vows and celebrate your love nestled amidst the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Create everlasting memories as you honour this milestone at the pristine locations of Taj Exotica Maldives.
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Meet the Guardians of the Island

The Maldives’ spectacular marine life is best experienced when you’re diving in the deep blue. But there’s a local tradition that allows you to meet and greet some of our most famous residents, the indigenous sting rays. These gentle giants visit the beach at a particular time and place every day, which is when guests can interact with them on the shore. The experience is always supervised and responsibly, respectfully executed for a short window of time, without disturbing the fish and keeping guests safe. Here’s a fun fact about stingrays before you meet them; these odd-looking beauties date back to the Jurassic period, 150 million years ago! 

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Volunteer at the Coral Project

As rapid climate change threatens the global coral ecosystem, coral nurseries like ours lower polyp and juvenile mortality rate by reducing recruitment obstacles. As our guest and ‘Custodian of the Reef’, we welcome your interest, enthusiasm and responsible participation in this restoration project.

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Renewal of Vows
Our luxurious, customized Renewal of Vows package includes:
-Pre-ceremony cocktails with chocolate and canapé platters
-A beautiful ceremony in a decorated pavilion at either the Beach or Moon Deck, with live music, palanquin arrival for the bride, tiered/heart-shaped wedding cake, floral bouquet and Moet & Chandon champagne toast
-Seafood Dinner at Coral Beach with a bottle of house wine
-A professional photo album of the event
-One 45 minute complimentary couple treatment at Jiva Spa, once during your stay
-Complimentary use of non-motorized water sports
-Special gift on departure
-In-villa decoration, welcome fruit platter
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Reef-top Coral Discoveries for Beginners

As rapid climate change threatens the global coral ecosystem, coral nurseries like ours lower polyp and juvenile mortality rate by reducing recruitment obstacles. As our guest and ‘Custodian of the Reef’, we welcome your interest, enthusiasm and responsible participation in this restoration project.

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Marine Magic – Scuba and Snorkelling

Non-swimmers and beginners can access the wonders inside our house reef right off the beach, either in a glass-bottom paddle boat or scuba/snorkelling with trained instructors. Either way, you’ll meet the most astounding sea creatures, from the Blacktip /Whitetip Reef Shark, Nurse Shark, Stingrays and Eagle Rays to Batfishes, Angelfishes, Sweetlips, Moorish Idols, Turtles, and Boxfishes. Once you’re in, you’ll never want to come out. And when you’re out, you can’t wait to go back in. 

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Big Game and Blue Water Fishing

Whether you’re new to game fishing or a professional angler, this historic recreational sport is must-do in the Maldives, which has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Gaze out at the dreamy landscape from our all-equipped modern boat, and learn about trolling, jigging and popping – game fishing techniques - while crossing your fingers for the big game and a legendary photo op. Tuna, Giant Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Dorado, Sailfish and Rainbow Runner are just a few of the fish species that you don’t have to go too deep to land. This experience can be enjoyed all year round, with peak season being November to March.

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Moon Deck Epicurean Fantasy

If a truly memorable meal indulges all five senses, we’ve got you covered with our Moon Deck Epicurean Fantasy. Curving out right into the ocean from the narrow end of heart-shaped Hembadhu Island, this private dining venue is just as luminous as it sounds. Walk hand in hand from your villa to this easily-accessible yet hush-hush spot surrounded by turquoise waters where our chefs set up a meal to swoon over and a décor theme to match. Expect the freshest ingredients, world cuisines, local delicacies and fine wines, whether you’re planning a proposing, sneaking in a quick pre-wedding dinner or celebrating your anniversary.

Coral Regeneration Initiative at Vivanta By Taj Coral Reef, Maldives - 3x2
Dive the Hembadhu Shipwreck

Hembadhu’s famous wreck – a tug boat that sank in 1988 – is a delight to explore. Beginners can admire this wreck from the top (at a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet), but it’s only when you get to the bottom, that you can experience marine life – white tip sharks, stingrays, glassfish and lionfishes - in a cinematically noir setting. Experienced divers can opt for the night dive, a scintillating adventure that takes you 22 meters /72 feet down the ocean surface. 

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Aqua Rides – Family Specials

This one is for water babies and kids at heart; glide safe and sound over the Indian Ocean on a Banana Boat, Fun Bed or Flying Bed. We also have a range of Canoes, Glass-Bottom Boats and sailing Catamarans to keep every day at the resort different and exciting for your gang. Take the challenge up a notch – to where the sky meets the water - with Wake Board and Wind Surfing Lessons accompanied by our experienced trainers.

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Barbecue on the Beach

It’s a classic for a reason; a beach barbecue needs to be crossed off your list of things to do in the Maldives. Set up at the dug-out at the resort’s Reef Bar, this ritual offers a scenic turquoise expanse, idyllic sunset view yet enough seclusion to feel like it’s a private party for two or twenty people. Our chefs ensure – with much dramatic flair - that the juiciest catch from the ocean, prime cuts of meat and the freshest of vegetables blaze on charcoal/grill and arrive on your plate, sizzling and charred to perfection. Round off the evening with superb cocktails and great conservations with the soft, white sandy carpet under your feet.

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Never Ending I Dos (renewal Of Vows Experience)
Renew your vows in style with quintessential Vivanta moments. ● Fruit platter and a bottle of wine on arrival ● Decorated ceremonial pavilion with wedding music and a flower shower ● Wedding cake ● A bottle of champagne to toast the couple after the ceremony ● Sunset cruise for the couple with a bottle of sparkling wine once during stay ● Still photography of 36 exposures by a professional photographer, which will be given to the couple on departure in an album ● Room decked up with candles, a floral bath and romantic music in the background ● One 45-minute spa treatment for a couple once during stay ● Special seafood dinner on the beach with a bottle of house wine ● Presentation of a wedding certificate and a champagne bottle cork in a box ● All non-motorised water sports complimentary for the couple during stay ● Special departure gift
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Sandbank Dining

Setting Valentine’s Day goals for rosy-eyed couples with the thrill of a castaway theme, this private dinner is a must-have on your honeymoon bucket list or a lovely surprise for your partner. Our staff sets up a scenic table for two on a remote island in our house reef. You’re whisked off to this secluded romantic setting and served a customized gourmet meal complimented by fine wine. Rest assured your beloved will be star-struck as you clink glasses, sink your feet into the sand and feel the music of the deep blue ocean waves.

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Get The Blues Amazing Aqua Adventures for All

The world-class Blue In Dive Center at Taj Coral Reef & Spa is your guide to discovering the most soul-stirring underwater beauty you’ll ever experience. From child-friendly, light water adventures for the whole family to romantic diving trips in the deep blue to expeditions for hardcore divers, we have the cures to all your blues. Our experienced instructors ensure that every activity is safe and enjoyable while upping your existing skills and leaving you awash in wonder.

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Romantic Escapade To A Blue Lagoon
Take a speed boat for a private romantic getaway. After swimming or snorkelling, enjoy a glass of bubbly and savour a gourmet meal by candlelight. Wind up the evening with a romantic turndown service. A leisurely breakfast the next morning, served in privacy, extends the relaxed mood. This is one of the top things to do in the Maldives!
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Coral Regeneration Initiative
Bring a coral to life with our Coral Regeneration initiative. Coral pieces are collected from the reef to be harvested by being attached to metallic coral trays. These structures are not only tourist attractions in the Maldives, they also promote the survival of the broken coral. Guests can join in these activities and make a difference by sponsoring coral fragments.
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Diving To The Shipwreck

Hembadhu’s famous wreck – a tug boat that sank in 1988 – is a delight to explore. Beginners can admire this wreck from the top (at a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet), but it’s only when you get to the bottom, that you can experience marine life – white tip sharks, stingrays, glassfish and lionfishes - in a cinematically noir setting. Experienced divers can opt for the night dive, a scintillating adventure that takes you 22 meters /72 feet down the ocean surface. 

 Explore Authentic Shipwreck with stay at Vivanta By Taj Coral Reef, Maldives - 3x2
Seaplane Photo Flight
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Champagne Breakfast
Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the murmur of waves and a cool breeze are perfect to whet your appetite. The Champagne Breakfast experience, one of the must-dos at Taj Coral Reef Resort Spa, serves flutes with delicious breakfast treats that compliments the mood.
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Submarine Experience
Take pleasure in the wonders of the ocean from up close without getting wet! Aboard the world’s largest deep diving passenger submarine, the German-built Whale Submarine, divers and non-divers alike descend 100 feet below the surface of the ocean to experience the enchanting beauty of coral reefs and magnificent tropical fish. This is a must-do in the Maldives for every visitor – an excursion only available in very few parts of the world. After all, how many people in the world can say that they have dived underwater in a real submarine?
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Big Game Fishing
There is plenty of prize catch in the waters surrounding the islands. While sightseeing in the Maldives, guests can set off on a specially designed game boat for casting and big game fishing. This is ideal for those with a love for the tug!
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Stingray Feeding
The complimentary daily stingray feeding at the main beach is a highly prized tourist attraction in the Maldives. It is a tradition that started 20 years ago on the island of Hembadhu. These so-called ‘Guardians of the Island’ will never miss a day!
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Blue Lagoon Escapade

The combination of underwater adventure and romance is unbeatable. Make it a date to remember by whisking off your special someone for a romantic getaway. Just a 10 minute speedboat ride brings you to a secluded sandbank surrounded by the turquoise lagoon. But before relaxing on the sandbank, there is the option to dive in together to experience underwater life, hand in hand. The adrenaline rush and the shared secrets of what you see down below, creates a bond for life.

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