Checking In: Taj Exotica in the Maldives

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There are some holidays that leave such a lasting impression that you not only have to pinch yourself whilst there, but still long after the fact when you’re back in reality and wander if it really happened or if it was all just a dream. One such resort with that effect was my recent stay at Taj Exotica in the beautiful blue waters of the Maldives.

Taj Exotica | Maldives Honeymoon

Checking In to Honeymoon Heaven

If you’re scouring the interwebs for a honeymoon destination and have found yourself here, let me tell you now that you’ve most definitely arrived at the right place. There are many hotels and resorts to choose from in the Maldives as this is such a hot ticket for honeymoon couples, but Taj Exotica is about as quintessentially romantic as you could ever imagine. The water villas are certainly the room type of choice, situated in a picturesque, turquoise blue lagoon that provides ample opportunity for snorkelling right outside your villa – any day, any time.

Taj Exotica | Maldives Honeymoon

Blues… Endless Blues

One thing I noticed as soon as we arrived in the Maldives was the colour of the water. Having visited countless honeymoon destinations before (Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to name a few), this was by far the most crystal clear water I have ever seen in my life… and I’m sure it doesn’t get any better than this!

All around the island there are opportunities to unwind in the endless blue waters and skies, so be sure to book at least a three night stay to enjoy all the island has to offer and make time to waste time outside of all the activities on offer.

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Around the World in three meals a day

The Maldives is an expensive destination; there’s no doubting it. But the money is well spent when you consider that you’re in one of the world’s most sought after destinations, eating some of the best food money can buy, and surrounded by service workers with a smile and a constant desire to make this a memorable trip.

The food at Taj Exotica was some of the best resort food I have ever tasted, with menu items such as Eggs Benedict with truffle hollandaise sauce for breakfast, extravagant burger combinations for lunch, and incredibly indulgent 6 course meals for dinner. Of course you don’t have to indulge all day every day, but with so much incredible food on the menu it is hard not to over indulge!

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Honeymoon Heaven

Before planning our Maldives trip I had one thing in mind: honeymoon heaven. Of course you don’t have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy the Maldives (as we weren’t!), but you will certainly leave feeling that way regardless of whether you’re intending to or not.

Taj Exotica went out of their way with small (and some not so small) touches to make this a memorable stay. Think rose petals on your bed, rose petal bath tubs, and an incredibly photogenic private lunch set up by the beach, complete with a butler and seven star service (that’s out of five!)

Taj Exotica | Maldives Honeymoon

Dining at Deep End

Without a doubt the most memorable evening for us was a sunset dinner at Deep End Restaurant on the island. If the Maldives were to ever have Michelin Stars, this restaurant would proudly own at least one, if not two! The food was certainly up there with Michelin standards when comparing to other dining experiences around the world and despite the price, every penny is worth while!

I can highly recommend the tropical fruit platter of desserts and my partner almost inhaled the chocolate fondant. We both enjoyed every course so much, from the starter through to dessert and everything in between (palette cleansers included!)

Taj Exotica | Honeymoon hotel in the Maldives

Our trip was kindly arranged by Wendy Wu Tours & Taj Exotica – however my opinions and oodles of photos are all my own!

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  • shlim@travelhodo.com'
    April 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Wow, the pictures of this place are breathtaking indeed! Will make it a point to visit there at least once in my lifetime. A place you simply cannot miss.

  • youtheworldwandering@outlook.com.au'
    April 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Sounds divine Brooke you lucky thing! Think I will have to go to Taj when I move back to Maldives again this year. And I totally agree the colour of the water is like no other islands I’ve been to! The beauty just puts an instant smile on your face!

  • pmeladop@aumnos.unex.es'
    March 30, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Hi I’m Paola, a student from Spain.
    I have seen the wonderful place we Samples in the photos and I loved it. It’s all so exotic and charming that all I want is to travel there soon.
    Thanks for showing us these lovely places tanning, keep it.

  • adem@ademsenturk.com.tr'
    March 28, 2016 at 12:54 am

    wow, sos exotic

  • nabeloleal33@gmail.com'
    March 26, 2016 at 4:19 am

    This place is wonderfull, relaxing and nice. I love it. I would like to visit someday

  • jodi@throughmyowneyes.com'
    March 25, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This place looks too good to be true. How gorgeous. Pure paradise.

  • rachel@smalltownsandcitylights.com'
    March 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    This looks like a fabulous place to honeymoon (or vacation to in general)!

  • charactersandcarryons@gmail.com'
    March 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    The place looks amazing and like paradise. The food you described seems phenomenal as well! 😀 I don’t know if I would’ve been able to go out in a bikini the next day!

  • shannon@shannonoffduty.com'
    Shannon Off Duty
    March 17, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Wow! The scenery and the food combined is fantastic!

  • contact@luxembourgmeetstheworld.com'
    March 17, 2016 at 3:40 am

    I wish I could experience this one day with my boyfriend 😀 it just looks and sounds amazing!
    Kisses from Luxembourg!

  • anatea.oroz@yahoo.com'
    Anatea Oroz
    March 17, 2016 at 3:36 am

    It is so gorgeous there. Wish I could go there.

  • jenalyenns@gmail.com'
    March 17, 2016 at 2:27 am

    So jealous, that looks and sounds absolutely amazing!!!

  • vanessabuttino@gmail.com'
    March 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

    That burger looks so damn juicy!! I literally want to reach into my monitor and pull it out of the screen 😀

  • sasadita30@yahoo.com'
    March 17, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Okay wow this is a heaven indeed!

  • angelagiakas@gmail.com'
    March 17, 2016 at 12:02 am

    This place is just beyond breathtaking. Such a dream destination!

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    Angie Silver (@SilverSpoonLDN)
    March 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    The swing in the middle of the sea is amazing!!

  • avantigarde1@gmail.com'
    March 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    What an exquisite place! Would kill for a holiday in the Maldives right now.


  • morettivictoria22@gmail.com'
    March 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I wanna go there, now! ^^

  • coatandcoffee@gmail.com'
    March 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    This place is sooooo gorgeous. I’ve also heard their waters are the best in the world. Being confirmed by you, IM SOLD lol.