The resplendent boutique resort, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives has shined at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 in the Luxury Spas category. The resort’s exclusive Jiva Spa won the accolade which stands as a testimony to the spa’s holistic approach to wellness recognized across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania.
Worldwide affluent travel trade voted online for the spa, describing the experience as a unique blend of Indian healing therapies on a Maldivian private island paradise. They also brought to attention the impeccable staff, indulging guests in time-honoured Indian treatments against the splendour of a cyan lagoon location.
Speaking on the win, the General Manager of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Mr Samrat Datta remarked “This esteemed global recognition of our team’s effort and dedication speaks for our commitment to excellence and an exceptional legacy of wellness. The award further strengthens our promise to guests that they leave feeling refreshed and inspired in body, mind and soul”.
While commemorating its milestone accomplishment in the Luxury Spa category for its yoga programme, Taj Exotica Maldives also attributes the win to the profound impact of Jiva’s roots in ancient Indian Ayurveda traditions dating back 5000 years. Its ethos derived from Indian wellness heritage perfectly merges standalone programmes and therapies to create a comprehensive philosophy of health. Combined with its sublime opulence with spacious over-water spa pavilions and secluded sundecks and relaxation spaces overlooking the lagoon, the experience perfectly conveys India’s time-tested wellness culture in a contemporary setting.
The spa treatments offered at Jiva are fit for Indian royalty bringing to the recluse intricate bathing ceremonies, saunas, invigorating body masks and soothing aromatherapy massages. The treatments are infused with quality ingredients consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, Indian herbs, sea salts and pure essential oils.
Likewise, Jiva’s yoga, meditation techniques and wellness rituals are backed by extensive research and are executed elaborately to elevate guests’ physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Starting from basic techniques the programme builds its way to advanced ones and includes Surya Namaskar, Pranayama Jala Neti and Yoga Nidra among its carefully picked lineup. Moreover, lesser-known ancient practices are also incorporated into the programme such as Antar Mouna, Hirdayakasha Dharana, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana and Kunjal Kriya conducted by highly trained professionals.
The buds of wellness are not only limited to the confines of the Jiva Spa and are exuded from any corner of the resort. The holistic way of life can be seen in the Nature-first lifestyle at the resort in everything ranging from bespoke underwater excursions and dining on fresh catch to Beach Villa Suites designed with dedicated spa rooms. All in all, Jiva’s wellness philosophy is reflected and draped in every experience and every aspect of the luxury Taj Exotica Maldives.