Cocooned by azure waters and enveloped in serenity, Maldives’ Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa make for ideal post-wedding getaways in the lap of luxury. By Bayar Jain
Tied down in Maldives
Located a short 2o-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers 64 sea-view villas and suites—each with a promise of luxury, such as private pools, outdoor showers, suspended sundecks, and more. A selection of world-class restaurants, too, entice: set over the water, Deep End offers candlelit tables and Mediterranean dishes; international cuisines tempt at 24 Degrees; enjoy a range of cocktails, spirits, cigars, shishas, and wine at Equator Bar’s sunset patio; and the poolside bar-and-restaurant serves healthy snacks, oven-fresh pizzas, and tropical cocktails.
Similarly, Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, just about an hour by speedboat from Velana International Airport, sits on Hembadhu Island. Here, 62 luxurious, thatched-roof villas embody the tropical vibe. The culinary delights on offer include the multi-cuisines at Bokkura; appetising South-American fare at the al fresco Open-The Grill; wood-fire, oven-baked pizzas at Pizzeria; and the vibrantly indulgent beverages at the open-air Reef Bar.
For added romance, each resort allows couples to savour these dining experiences at a secluded beach, treetop deck, floating ocean pavilion, moon deck, or even a beach lounge carved out of sand. Plus, both offer a host of romantic experiences, such as seaplane tours, sunset cruises, beachside vow renewals, water sports, shipwreck diving, submarine experiences, and more. tajhotels.com