Vivanta By Taj - Coral Reef
Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef offers a rare combination of a relaxing hideaway with the comforts of a luxurious island resort. Nestled in a pristine, natural setting, it is a perfect destination for romance-seekers, honeymooners, and special occasion guests who yearn for tranquility and privacy in stunning natural surroundings.
The resort is 32 kms from Male International Airport and can be easily accessed by luxury speed boats in 50 minutes.
Vivanta By Taj - Coral Reef is a hip, luxurious yet affordable solution to holidaying in the Maldives. Chic and comfortable accommodation coupled with an innovative food and beverage experience and levels of service synonymous with the Taj Group, ensure a holiday of a lifetime in the truest sense.
Boasting one of the best spots for diving, amateurs and professionals can explore the resort's very own house reef and shipwreck. For those that prefer to stay on land, the view of the lagoon dotted with water villas is hypnotic. The twist comes when you step into your villa and instead of the usual beach decor, find a streamlined, sophisticated take on resort accommodations. The more wellness-minded guests can take stock and relax in the property's Jiva Spa, inspired by the Indian philosophy of wellness while appetites of all ages will be whetted by the variety of fresh and enticing culinary options created by the resort's talented chef's brigade.
Vivanta by Taj's Executive Chef has masterminded a diverse range of menus across the resort's three restaurants. The focus is on fresh regional and international fare. From light bites to several indulgent courses, diners are skillfully guided through memorable holiday meals.
Latitude spoils you for choice by offering a fascinating range of Pan Asian cuisine. The look is chic, the vibe informal. Splashes of colour, trendy furnishings, and artistic food presentations set the tone. Mood lighting, eclectic world music and the menu spans across flavours from the Indian Ocean including Thai, Indonesian, Maldivian and Coastal Indian cuisine. All main course items are served a la carte from a menu that changes daily. The restaurant offers a private dining room along with a wine display, an ideal venue for private wine dinners offering tailor made menus by the resort's Executive Chef.
Open - The Grill
Open - The Grill is an al fresco dining experience overlooking the lagoon and the swimming pool. Guests are treated to a newly introduced South American concept, first time in Maldives. South and Central American cuisine is soulful and full of robust flavors from the usage of a variety of dry chilies to its simplistic approach to plate presentations. All of the restaurant's spice blends and sauces are created and prepared on location. Hand rolled corn, flour tortillas along with traditional breads from this region are on offer. And to add to the contrast, there's a poolside, wood-fired pizza oven that ensures delicious, classic pizza is available all day long. At night, exclusive private dinners can be arranged here and slow cooked Italian delicacies savoured under the twinkling and bejewelled night sky.
Overlooking the windswept infinity swimming pool and house reef, the Reef Bar is designed to soothe the senses. Soak in the relaxed groove of this breezy open-air bar with live entertainment. Cool down. Chill out. Reef Bar is where guests gather for the perfect evening of conversation and unexpected diversions. Sometimes it's a disco, other nights a magic show. Arrive before sunset and bask in a mellow afterglow of calmness as the sun teases its way down to the other side of the hemisphere. Sip a Sun Downer or sample any of the potent Reef Bar creations; they will keep you fresh and vivacious all night long.
Private Dinners can be arranged from within the intimate setting of the Wine Cellar to casual In-Villa barbeque evenings, with either a Chef Valet on hand or a â€˜DIY BBQ' with pre-marinated meats for guests to get involved. Water lovers can opt for the secret â€˜Sandbank' picnic location, surrounded by water only accessible at low tide.
Activities & Recreation
Without a doubt, the Villas are amazing, but if you don't take advantage of the multitude of other experiences on offer, you're only sampling part of the Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef experience. The resort's full program of excursions, the infinity pool and persuasive leisure options are simply too special to be missed. Enjoy the full spectrum of brilliant possibilities.
Diving and Snorkelling
The beautiful coral reef that encircles the island makes Vivant by Taj â€“ Coral Reef a haven for snorkeling and diving. And that's only to start with! Stunning corals and hundreds of varieties of colored fish can be seen in the lagoon surrounding the resort. Some of the best dive sites in Maldives are located within easy reach, many within 300 metres of the resort. The resort's Dive Centre is well equipped for guests to take a memorable plunge in its own lagoon, offering internationally recognized PADI courses & certification for every level. Snorkeling trips are also arranged to a beautiful sandbank for an ultimate snorkeling experience.
Delicious cuisine. Uninterrupted, panoramic views. Total privacy. And yet, there is an entire Island to explore. When you are ready to venture beyond this haven of peace and tranquillity, Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef offers a diverse range of escapes and experiences.
~ Historical Male city tour
~ Seaplane Photo Flight
~ Island Hopping
~ Sunset Cruise
~ Big Game fishing
~ Night fishing
~ Kuda Bandos Picnic Experience
~ Scuba Diving
~ Banana boat rides
~ Glass bottom boat ride
~ Watch the daily Ray Feeding on the Beach
~ Beach Volleyball
~ Table tennis
~ Pool table
~ Day lounge with board games
~ Infinity swimming pool
~ Fitness centre
~ Male & female steam rooms
~ 24 hour in-villa dining
~ Wi Fi and wired internet in all guest rooms and guest areas
~ Lifestyle Boutique
~ Evening entertainment
The Jiva Spa is an unabashed indulgence with personalised service, luxurious treatment rooms, steam room and a retail boutique. The all-natural treatments draw on the ancient health and beauty traditions of Asia, from cultures that celebrate beauty and refinement and honour nature's precious gifts. The exotic aromas of spices and fragrant blooms, coupled with the gentle sound of soothing music and heavenly treatments, will bathe your sense and lull you into a state of relaxed bliss.
Tucked in the heart of the island, the Jiva Spa features two double treatment rooms and two single treatment rooms with private soak bath areas. Guests can choose from authentic Indian, royal and holistic experiences which are especially designed to maintain physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium in life. The Jiva signature treatments offer a combination of balance, detoxification, deep muscular relief and relaxation. Guests can also choose Indian therapies and scrubs including the Pehlwan Maalish Indian oil massage, Champi Indian head message, Ventoz cupping therapy and beauty treatments.
Pehlwan Malish - Warrior Massage
For centuries, Indian wrestlers have taken powerful massages. Experience this traditional vigorous massage with
either the spa's own signature aromatherapy oil or with mustard oil, which is extremely good for the skin and relieves aching, sore and tense muscles.
Chandana - Skin Soother
Traditionally used in the tropics, pure Sandalwood paste and Aloe Vera are known for their cooling and nourishing
effects on the skin. Once the paste is applied, your body is wrapped in soft organic linen for a richly nurturing
experience. This soothing after sun treatment will leave your skin healthy and refreshed.
~ 2 double treatment rooms with private soak bath areas
~ 2 single treatment rooms with private soak bath areas
~ change and shower facilities
~ steam room
~ wet area encompassing a hammam, experience showers and a swimming pool
~ retail boutique
Jiva Spas make sure all the wonder and goodness go well below the surface, with a wellness menu that proves what's good for you can be absolutely delicious. Traditional cooking techniques combine with modern gastronomy to create a wealth of Asian, Western and Indian fare that is satisfyingly light and delectably healthy. Flavour bursts forth from fresh, organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs, free range poultry and ocean-fresh fish.
Cooking times are kept at a minimum to avoid the loss of vital nutrients, and cooking methods are specifically chosen to reduce the need for fats - grilling, broiling, roasting, steaming and poaching. Every spa meal is designed to incorporate generous doses of the daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, and to be low on fat, cholesterol and calories. Each helping works its magic not only on your palate, but also on the very core of your being.
Rooms & Suites
The newly redesigned accommodation is spacious, all villas offering unrivaled views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can choose from thatched Beach Villas with large beachside porticos or the Water Villas, with private decks looking out to the lagoon; all complete with outdoor shower areas for private relaxation.
Each Villa is equipped with state of the art LCD TV home theatre surround sound system with an ipod docking station, WIFI / High Speed internet and organic mini bars.
Presidential Nirvana Suite with Pool
The two Presidential Nirvana Suites (215 sqm) are the piece de resistance for families. Consisting of two-level, duplex villas (140 sqm ground floor, 75 sqm first floor) with thatched roofs, these suites offer stylishly designed interiors and total privacy. Each suite has two bedrooms and a large living area from which you can take in the
Premium Indulgence Water Villa
The Premium Indulgence Water Villas (85 sqm) are destined to be your personal paradise with a thatched roof, and outer deck overlooking the water with sun loungers and space for dinner. The indoor/outdoor experience wouldn't be complete without an open air shower and wide wooden ladder going straight into the lagoon. Inside, you are pampered
Deluxe Delight Beach Villa
Delight Deluxe Beach Villas are 66 square meters of exotic sophistication with thatched roofs, an outer deck and space for dinner. Large glass bay windows show off amazing beach views, although you can get an even closer view from outside on your own day bed or hammock. These villas come with comfortable stylish furniture, Wi Fi workstation,
Superior Charm Beach Villa
These elegantly styled, spacious Beach Villas comprise 58 square meters and are outfitted with thatched roofs. These Villas offer complete comfort for your tropical getaway. Designed in hushed pastels with a large comfortable sea-facing bed, the airy Superior Charm Beach Villas work their magic with brilliant views, outdoor showers, and uniquely