NewsJanuary 3, 2023

Taj Exotica Maldives Wins at Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 in the Luxury Spas Category

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives has been honoured at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023 in the Luxury Spas category.

The prestigious award recognises Jiva Spa’s holistic approach to wellness as the finest across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania. Online voters across the globe and luxury travel experts have hailed the experience as a uniquely inclusive blend of “Indian healing therapies on a Maldivian private island paradise, set within a stunningly beautiful lagoon location, with impeccably trained staff and a spa offering time-honoured Indian treatments”.


“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,” said Mr. Samrat Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa.

While celebrating exemplary achievement in the competitive Luxury Spa category for its yoga programme, the win acknowledges the profound impact of Jiva’s roots in 5000-year-old Indian Ayurveda traditions. Its ethos of carefully-recreated treatments from India’s wellness heritage integrates standalone programmes and therapies into a comprehensive philosophy of health. Its contemporary approach to India’s time-tested wellness heritage translates to sublime luxury – striking over-water spa pavilions with private sundecks and relaxation spaces looking out at the tranquil lagoon. Presenting a throwback to Indian royalty, elaborate bathing ceremonies, saunas, body masks, and aromatherapy massages draw upon the goodness of fresh fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs, sea salts and pure essential oils. Jiva spa’s yoga, meditation techniques and wellness rituals are extensively researched and expertly administered to enhance guests’ physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

From basic to advanced techniques of Surya Namaskar, Pranayama, Jala Neti and Yoga Nidra to lesser-known ancient practices like Antar Mouna, Hirdayakasha Dharana, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana and Kunjal Kriya – administered by experienced experts – the yoga programme at Jiva Spa immerses guests in a holistic way of life. Woven organically into a Nature-first lifestyle – with underwater activities, dining on the freshest catch of the day and a dedicated spa room at the two-bedroom Beach Villa Suite – Jiva’s wellness philosophy and the quest for excellence seeps into every luxurious aspect of the resort.

Honouring the finest hotels, resorts, and travel organizations in the industry. Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence is theprincipal reference guide for independent travellers. Over 40 years’ experience inspecting and recommending properties throughout the world, it has become the trusted mark of quality recognised by discerning consumers and travel professionals alike.