"Yes, the water really is this blue" Top 5 Page for this destination Maldives by LisaMJ

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Well, we finally made it. After months of research and hassling members who had visited the Maldives for exact details, we managed to choose THE best destination and hotel for our needs.

The Maldives really is the dream destination it appears to be in the brochures. All those promotional pictures I thought must be doctored weren't - the sand really is that white, the water really is that clear and blue, and the sunsets really are all the hues of red and orange you could imagine.

A visit is a must. You can die happy if you have seen the beauty that is the Maldives.

What made our holiday? Yes, our room was fantastic, the island beautfiul, the food exquisite. BUT, thanks to the staff of the Taj Exotica Resorts & Spa, we came away feeling so special, so well treated, and so pleased to have experienced such wonderful, genuine people.

Get a lagoon villa

Before we left, we had really wanted a beach villa. This is what we've always stayed in, but when one wasn't available, our travel agent strongly urged us to try a water villa, because there are few places in the world where you get to stay in one.

I'm really glad we did, and here I am sitting on our lower deck after watching the sunset.

Relaxing in the room........

The doors onto the deck of our lagoon villa were floor to ceiling and opened right up. It was lovely to lie on the sala bed reading with the breeze coming in.

This picture shows the view from our bed, and the gorgeous shades of blue beyond.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Total relaxtion, blissful surroundings, excellent snorkelling
  • Cons:There aren't any!
  • In a nutshell:Seriously - It's Paradise on Earth
  • Last visit to Maldives: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 28, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    hey how u going

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    Apr 19, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    very nice, but do they serve free of charge or you needed to pay for the fruits?

  • onecut's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Hi love you`re page when is the monsoon period as i was interested in the Maldives

  • Shaha's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Im glad you liked the visit to Maldives, my country.. =D

  • chennaismartguy's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2007 at 1:47 AM

    Wonderful, wish to be there one day. Excellent Photos & gr8 reviews.

  • Bilimari's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2007 at 12:20 PM

    I'm researching for a hotel in Moldives now. Thanks for the info on Taj! :)

  • husain's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 10:00 PM

    great page! i may be headed here this month...

  • agapotravel's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2007 at 8:02 PM

    Wow!! Amazing pictures. I know it's expensive...how bad is it really? :)

  • Nov 22, 2006 at 10:28 AM

    oooh myyyy god... this is too good to be true (but obviously it isn't haha). i'm absolutely going, i feel that i really can die happy if i've been to the maldives. it's so incredibly beautiful. great pages! =) nina

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2006 at 4:32 PM

    What an appropriate name for this place...very exotic indeed and the water looks awesome! Nice pages here Lisa:)


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