Best of the Best 2018 - 143
TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, MALDIVES
EMB OODHU FIN OLHU , MA LDIVES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Emboodhu Finolhu
Set in one of the largest lagoons in Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is a paradise on an exclusive island. Romantics love the Jiva Grande Spa for its authentic Indian wellness experience with yoga and meditation; the eclectic gourmet dining options (in every atmosphere, from casual to formal); and the myriad watersports, including scuba diving, sea
kayaking and catamaran sailing. Each of the 58 villas and 6 suites is blessed with warm wood
accents, floral scents, soft lamplight and expansive ocean views - as well as modern touches,
of course, including a DVD/CD player, satellite television and Wi-Fi.
A DV I S O R T I P
Welcome glass of sparkling wine; welcome inroom fruit and chocolate platter; dinner for
two with bottle of wine, once per stay; sunset
cruise; and departure gift.
Get your land legs in a totally secluded Beach
Villa Suite. Tucked behind lush gardens, it
features a key card-accessed courtyard and
private stretch of beach.
Distance from Maldives Airport (MLE): 5 miles/8 km
PARK HYATT MALDIVES HADAHAA
GA A FU A LIFU A TOLL (N OR TH HU VA DHOO), MAL DIV ES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Indian Ocean
Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa provides a pure barefoot luxury experience in the deepest and most conserved atoll in
the Maldives. Offering just 50 villas with a private deck and direct access to the beach or sea,
immerse yourself in your destination by snorkeling the house reef, go dolphin spotting, get
certified at the PADI Dive Centre and explore the best dive sites in the atoll; practice yoga at
sunrise or learn local recipes in a hands-on cooking class. Dining choices include The Island
Grill and The Dining Room or opt for intimate dinners on the beach.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
For a true Maldivian experience, go fishing
at sunset in a traditional dhoni (boat). Upon
your return, the kitchen staff will prepare
Distance from Maldives Airport (MLE): 248 miles/399 km
Size: 50 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
SIX SENSES LAAMU
LA A MU A TOLL, MA LDIVES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Laamu Atoll and Yin Yang Waves
For those who prefer to horde their slice of heaven, Six Senses Laamu provides the ideal luxurious escape. The only resort in the Maldives' southern Laamu Atoll, this eco-friendly hideaway is a surfer's haven with Yin Yang - the archipelago's most famous wave - breaking just
offshore. Gentler water play can be found along the pristine reef, home to dolphins and exotic
marine life. The 97 rustically stylish villas, scattered about the beach and over the lagoon, feature upper decks to fully appreciate the panorama. Cocoon yourself in a treatment nest at the
holistic Six Senses Spa.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Yogis can take private hatha yoga sessions,
try the latest trend in aerial yoga or plan a
personalized detox program with the resort's
team of experts.
Distance from Kadhdhoo Airport (KDO): 8 miles/12 km
Size: 97 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 64 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated