NewsNovember 18, 2020

Last Out, First In – Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa Welcomes Back Russian Family Who Remained as its Last Guest When the Pandemic Struck

Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives recently received a heartfelt surprise from 4 of its most loyal guests: Vladimir Uvarov and his family revisited the resort which they called home for 09 days, being its only remaining guests when the global pandemic lockdown struck, before flying back to home to Russia.

The best journeys are not always in straight lines, and this was the case for the Uvarovs who had to extend their vacation due to COVID-19 – a misfortune which turned out to be a magical adventure!


“Despite the fear brought on by the pandemic, we were well taken care of by the resort’s hospitable staff who went to great lengths to make our stay unforgettable,” says Vladimir.

The family remained at Taj Coral Reef when the pandemic hit in end-March and flights were cancelled. As the island’s only guests, the Uvarovs felt at home among the sand, sun and sea – a troika of unparalleled beauty and a haven of safety.

“We enjoyed our stay so much that when we were ‘rescued’ by an Aeroflot flight, my children cried, wanting to stay more,” he adds.

The family loved their stay so much that they returned at the first opportunity to travel again in November, answering what Vladimir describes as “a siren call from our safe haven, away from home.”

As the adage goes, paradise is where you are, and for the Uvarov family, it will be among the coral gardens of Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives.

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