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Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is our fifth visit in as many years and we have already booked for next year. In this market there are a number of resorts offering a high quality product of excellent cuisine, quality wines, great accommodation and the perfect snorkelling opportunities in the resorts own reef. The difference between those offerings and the Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef are the staff. Their welcoming smile, happy and friendly outlook and willingness to go that extra mile to make your stay memorable ensures that this is the place you want to return to Year after year.

Our first visit in Maldives. We booked half board basis in this resort. Our experience was very pleasant & memorable due to the excellent services, very friendly and skilled staff and chefs of this resort. The breakfast and dinner menus were different for each day and was catered for different visitors from different countries. The rooms and surroundings were very clean and well maintained. Enjoyed the snorkelling and other water activities thoroughly. Me and my wife will stay in this resort again in future.

What an amazing holiday destination...we've come back here a second time now and want to come back again and again..! They spoil you no end..feel like Royalty while you're here. We had the Nirvana Presidential suite with the private pool...simply out of this world. Ideal for couples & honey-mooners. If you willing to shell out a little extra to really spoil your partner, this is the place to be.!

Well everyone knows about the weather that the Maldives is famous for- but this trip had so much more! The ever friendly and helpful staff throughout the whole resort made us feel like family, the snorkelling is second to none and the food was exquisite- special mention must be made to the chefs who catered for my wife’s gluten-free vegetarianism with aplomb and panache! Thankyou to you all for a wonderful honeymoon!

I stayed at Vivanta for four days prior to a cruise, just to switch off and be pampered. I chose well. This is a very quiet resort with great food and lovely people. Very small also but if you're looking to switch off, and don't want to pay the sometimes enormous rates of other better resorts, try here. I paid for all inclusive and everything was included, great wines, cocktails and no wearing wrist bands. Highly recommended.

We visited Taj coral reef to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary and my daughter's second birthday. Am glad we selected Taj as it was fun for all three generations! The speed boat for pick up was on time at the airport.I think it took about 45-50 mins to reach the hotel. As expected the staff was there to welcome us!A speedy check-in was done! For the first two night we stayed at the beach villa and then for two nights at the water villa.. both the types of room are spacious and well maintained.. 5 stars for that!! The food was great, huge quantities!! We didn't opt for the all inclusive package and didn't find the food that expensive..for an exotic location a little high prices were expected..the chef prepared delicious Indian food for my toddler everyday! Only minus is that I had expected a little more variety in the breakfast buffet spread. There are lots of activities on the island like water sports, snorkeling, scuba, stingray feeding etc.. so it's fun!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!Thank you for the special bday and anniversary cakes!!

This is a lovely quiet island. Very small. The staff were all really helpful and very cheerful. The room we had was lovely, you can see everything is quite old but well cared for and beds are comfortable and there is everything you need. We stayed for 10 days and wished we were staying longer. The food is absolutely delicious. Many thanks to Kannon for all his suggestions when we were not sure what to choose! The menu changes each day and it is all waiter service which was a lovely surprise. Thanks Shaaz who bought us tea by the pool each morning and Gias, the room cleaner who does some amazing origami with towels! Tariq, Sian and Muhammed were really helpful too. However all the staff we came into contact with were lovely and everyone works really hard to make you feel welcome from the minute you step onto the island. We had a beach villa and it was lovely and spacious. The staff clean the room twice a day. There is a great opportunity to snorkel or dive and they give lessons in the pool. The variety of fish is amazing and there is lots of other wildlife, fruit bats, lizards and herons to name a few. We would definitely go back here. It is a 45 minute boat ride from Male but this seems shorter and the added bonus is that you don't get boat loads of day trippers turning up and ruining the tranquility as you do on some islands that are closer to Male. I would definitely recommend going all inclusive as the food and drinks are really expensive. However the food is probably the best we have had anywhere, really tasty and carefully thought out so the prices reflect that.

Vivanta by Taj is an amazing and overwhelming place to spend your honemoon! The hotel staff is very much supportive and humble. We had some issue with our TV and they repaired it immediately! They have special perks for honeymooners. Also, special mention about the food here, it is DELCIOUS!! They have awesome Indian food as well as continental. Rana, the guy from the restaurant is very much helpful and customizes the dishes for you. Superb location and fantastic rooms! Longing to visit it soon!

Food and all facilities are excellent. Just watch out for the water activities staff, as they are true salesmen. Great variety of food available, just a bit on the steep side. Make sure you take the package.

Before we even arrived at the resort, staff were helpful and attentive. The best thing about the hotel are the staff and their attention to detail. We asked to change rooms, so that we could be by a nicer spot on the beach. This change was accommodated seamlessly. Also, various dietary requirements were handled with ease. Food was good and there was enough choice, particularly if you like Indian food. There was also a choice of other cuisines on the menu. The resort was well maintained and the rooms were comfortable. This place is well worth a visit and I would recommend it. Before booking, you may wish to check how much of the beach is in front of your beach front room as it can be narrow in some spots. But this isn’t an issue, if you want to spend the bulk of your time snorkelling or exploring other parts of the Maldives.

North Male Atoll Hembadhu Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives is within the area of Madivaru Beyru Dive Site and Vabbininfaru Beach. This 62-room, 5-star resort has 15 indoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. Angsana Beach and Thulhagiri Beach are also within the region.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Latitude offers relaxing ocean views; Open - The Grill specializes in sushi. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 62 individually decorated rooms feature patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Memory foam beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 15 indoor pools. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room.

Room options

Deluxe Delight Beach Villa (King Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Delight Beach Villa (Twin Bed)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Indulgence Water Villa(King Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Indulgence Water Villa (Twin Bed)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1069 reviews