Sunday, June 2, 2013

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

As you speed across aquamarine waters, the private Emboodhu Finolhu Island begins as a low bump in the distance. As you near it, the tell-tale oval-shaped docks of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives appear, and you realize that someone is going to have to eventually drag you out of here.

Although this island is tiny, it sports one of the largest lagoons in the region, perfect for your best Jacques Cousteau impression. Back on land, each of the 62 modish, thatched-roof villas boast crisp linens, warm wooden patios, and private infinity pools.

At the resort's three restaurants and bars, enjoy addictive cocktails and Pan-Asian cuisine. Feeling creative? Just pick a spot on the island, and the private chefs and wait staff will make any area a VIP area. But before you go kicking and screaming from this real life paradise, make sure and hit the Indian-inspired Jiva Spa. You'll want your last Maldives memory to be a pristine one.