In the area of Luxury Spas, the exquisite boutique resort Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives shone at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023. The award was given to the resort's private Jiva Spa, which is a testament to its holistic approach to wellness that is renowned throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Online votes from wealthy travellers from around the world went to the spa, which they described as offering a distinctive fusion of Indian medical modalities on a private island paradise in the Maldives. They also highlighted the excellent personnel, who lavished visitors with traditional Indian therapies amid the beauty of a cyan lagoon setting.

Pada Snana-Pedicure at Jiva Spa, Taj Exotica. (Photo/Taj Hotels)

“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,” the General Manager of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Samrat Datta said, speaking of the award.

While celebrating its significant victory in the Luxury Spa category for its yoga program, Taj Exotica Maldives also credits Jiva's profound influence on the victory, which has its origins in 5000-year-old Indian Ayurvedic practices. Its philosophy of health, which is inspired by Indian wellness history, seamlessly combines stand-alone programs and therapies. In addition to its exquisite opulence, the experience wonderfully captures India's time-honoured wellness culture in a modern setting with its expansive over-water spa pavilions, private sundecks, and relaxation areas overlooking the lagoon.

Champak Facial at Jiva Spa, Taj Exotica. (Photo/Taj Hotels)

Jiva's spa services are fit for Indian royalty, bringing elaborate bathing rituals, saunas, energizing body masks, and relaxing aromatherapy massages to the hermit. Fresh fruits and vegetables, Indian herbs, sea salts, and pure essential oils are used as infusions in the treatments.

Similar to this, Jiva's yoga, meditation, and wellness rituals are supported by in-depth research and meticulously carried out to improve visitors' physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. The curriculum starts with fundamentals and progresses to more complex ones; among its carefully chosen repertoire are Surya Namaskar, Pranayama Jala Neti, and Yoga Nidra. Additionally, lesser-known traditional techniques like Antar Mouna, Hirdayakasha Dharana, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana, and Kunjal Kriya are also incorporated into the program and are performed by highly qualified specialists.


Posha at Jiva Spa, Taj Exotica. (Photo/Taj Hotels)

The Jiva Spa is just one part of the resort; wellness is present across the entire property. The Nature-first lifestyle at the resort exhibits the holistic way of life in everything from specially designed undersea excursions and dining on fresh fish to Beach Villa Suites with dedicated spa rooms. Overall, the opulent Taj Exotica Maldives reflects and envelops Jiva's wellness concept in each and every activity and feature.