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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/27/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 2 in Emboodhu Finolhu
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
The Award-winning resort is a sublime fusion of luxury and nature. Nestled amidst one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Accommodation is a choice between villas built entirely over water and beach villas. Pan Asian. World Progressive. In villa dining. Interactive dining. Or a romantic dinner for two under the stars... Dining is a culinary adventure. The acclaimed Jiva Grande Spa provides an extensive range of holistic treatments in the over water treatment rooms. Welcome to an island sanctuary where luxury and landscape merge to create a living experience that is one with nature. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is located on the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world. This tropical isle, once known as the 'Three Coconut Island,' ornamented with pale white sand and crystal blue waters is lush with tropical flora. The resort is only 15 minutes by luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island's blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary amenities and services. Luxuriously appointed villas and suites, private plunge pools and personal sundecks with endless views of the Indian Ocean, make this the perfect setting for a private retreat. Our Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of ignature wellness experiences. A choice of bespoke dining experiences, water sports, and recreation options make for a complete and exclusive estination holiday. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives, has been voted the Best Resort in Asia and the Second Best in the World.*
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Iman Mutlaq wrote a review May 24
Amman Governorate, Jordan35 contributions48 helpful votes
Taj is such relaxing luxury resort, the food there is so delicious, wr have tried many dishes and the most amazing was the maldivian masala fish with coconut milk. The lobster was so fresh and the variety of dishes are ao good. The team is very welcoming and supportive. I felt home and did not want to leave. On my check out and when i was in the boay leaving looking back finding the team holding a big sign with we will niss you, I couldnt hold my tears. Thank you for a 7 stars servise, food and atmosphere.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Try the villas on the beach, when i wake up such amazing view, Try Maldivian fish dishes. Try to...
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica. We are more than happy to read that you loved every single detail of your experience. It is also a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the professional service and cuisine of our team always striving to provide you with the best. We hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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Ashok Kumar V wrote a review May 22
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Taj Maldavis is heaven on earth , mr Kannan is excellent chief, resort is clean with lot of biodiversity and hospitality is excellent, we really miss taj . Villa is excellent with overall 5star rating 5/5
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mr. Kumar, Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa! Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with Kannan and the entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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akshai wrote a review May 21
Mumbai19 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel GM - Mr. Samrat Datta and team went out of their way to ensure we had an unforgettable experience. Having stayed in many hotels across the world, one can confidently say that Taj hospitality is unmatched - exemplified by Mr. Datta's warmth and generosity.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mr. Sarin, Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa! Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica during your last visit to the Maldives. We are more than happy to read that you loved every detail of your experience and had a great time with us on this special occasion. It is also a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the professionalism of our team always strives to provide you with the best service. We hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely yours, Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Mawahib shaibani wrote a review May 20
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
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We had an excellent experience. Food was amazing Service was super Hotel was very hospitable Enjoyed so much my holiday and stay and will do it again Had massage and facial Did diving Snorkeling and watched beautiful sun sets and sunrise and will come back again and again
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: I advise you to try the Maldivian fish carry and the dosa
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica. We are more than happy to read that you loved every single detail of your experience. It is also a pleasure to know that you enjoyed diving, snorkeling and the professional service and cuisine of our team always striving to provide you with the best. We really hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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natashakatgara wrote a review May 18
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an event at the Taj Exotica maldives, we had the best experience ever. The hospitality was unbelievable. The food was excellent. The warmth & support of the entire team gave us, right from GM to senior management to chef to the junior staff was incredible. Will definitely come back again & again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ms. Katgara, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica. We are more than happy to read that you loved every single detail of your experience. It is also a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the professional service and cuisine of our team always striving to provide you with the best. We really hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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Amits07 wrote a review May 17
Sohar, Oman5 contributions2 helpful votes
Super location ! Super Hospitality ! Super Food ! Don't miss - the adventure of snorkeling with sharks, and you better not forget a GoPro on this trip !! - the stingray feeding at the shore - booking a photoshoot on site (needs to be booked in advance once arrived at the site) We were on our 15th anniversary. & they did a surprise cake, flower petals on the bed & the bath tub (with bubble bath) :) We had Simo, our butler, really good at his work & we have now him as 1 friend in Maldives :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed at 416, water villa with private pool :) This side you have more privacy :)
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Shah, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with Simo and the entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta General Manager
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Snehangsh D wrote a review May 16
Bhowali, India22 contributions13 helpful votes
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Taj exotica stands true to Taj experience. Hospitality at its best. No one can beat it. We have come to celebrate my birthday to this property and they indeed make us memorable for us. We also got ourselves upgraded to a higher room category. Breakfast and Dinner menu were awesome. Rooms were large with nice decor. Lagoon and sea view is good. Maintenance of property management a very good. Not much activity to do at this property. But heavenly place to relax. Beverage menu is very much expensive compared to other resorts of same category in Maldives. Farewell experience is also nice. To name a few staffs who all made our stay nice were Pawan, Adam, Elena, Ahmed, Asraf, Suzaou. We have been to many Taj properties and find no difference here and hospitality was outstanding and which made a difference in Taj and others. Keep it up.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Dash, How lovely to read such kind words. Thank you for having taken the time to share your feedback with us and our readers. We are very pleased to learn that you spent wonderful moments at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. I am pleased to read that our ever-so-friendly team especially Pawan, Adam, Elena, Ahmed, Asraf and Suzaou were able to curate memorable experiences for you and your family. Our team of associates always do their level best to create a memorable stay for our guests. We are thrilled that our different experiences yielded great memories. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day to our little paradise to create even more memories that will linger on for a lifetime. With my best regards, Samrat Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Balaji K wrote a review May 14
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We felt lack of communication between the team and us. No one explained properly in detail taking out time which are the places we can roam around and what we can do. On arrival, generally there is a proper receiving ceremony that they do but it did not happen to us as we were received on other side due to bad weather. You can take rent free snorkeling kit from diving centre. No one informed us about it till we asked. There is daily activities from morning to evening based on weekday. This was not explained to us. There are some complimentary activities in these. We did not get any information on this as well. We are supposed to have a butler dedicated for us. We did not have any information on this and after we asked and got this info, we got to know that our butler was present for work only one day from our 5 days stay. When we contacted front desk to help us with someone to take us around the property and take some photos. It was mentioned that they are not allowed to do that. Hence, we had to seek help from other guests to take our photos there so it got us with very less photo memories in our phone. But, they mentioned that they have a complimentary photoshoot for 30 minutes by a photographer there and one hardcopy is free but any soft copy or more hard copies are chargeable. Again, this was mentioned after we ask. Photographer also does not take photo in our mobile phones. There are unique dining experiences available there which was not mentioned to us and we had to ask and get info about those things. If we had info in advance, our stay could have been much better. I do not how many things we did not ask for and how many more options are available to make our stay better. I am a taj epicure member in India and have had better communications and guidance and support from the staffs compared to this property. The watermelon Juice and cake served on welcome did not taste good. Most of the time(even at restaurant), watermelon Juice had a rotten taste while drinking. One time it tasted normal. At breakfast, they serve a special drink. One of the days, it was mango mixed juice which tasted exactly like maaza. Apart from the above, Taj is Taj and have met my expectations with respect to all other things that we got. The property is beautiful and the island gives such a soothing peace to our mind. They clean the the rooms twice daily which gives a better environment to stay. The spa experience was excellent. I am vegetarian, lactose and gluten intolerant which leaves very less option to explore in food. However, they customized almost every menu as per my requirement and served. They had gluten free and lactose free pizza at poolside restaurant which was delicious. Only one time we got a spaghetti which was undercooked in poolside. But, all other food served at 24 degrees or poolside or deep end restaurant were extra ordinary. They gave gluten free breads which were so soft and tasty. This is the only restaurant where i was most satisfied in terms of food. The staffs and chefs were very polite and gave a good service. The staffs serving were overloaded sometimes but they always served and took orders in a pleasant way. The checkout experience was smooth. Buggy was always made available within 5 to 10 minutes. Photographer gave us good memories. Flora and fauna tour was good.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Balaji, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay. We always strive to deliver the best levels of service to our guests and I am sorry that on this occasion we did not match up in certain areas. We truly value the information you have shared with us in your feedback. Please rest assured we will look into all your ratings in great detail. We seek to improve on feedback like this and we truly wish to welcome you again to our paradise island and make you experience nothing but the very best. Warm regards, Samrat Datta General Manager
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Mukul J wrote a review May 12
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Even our stay @taj exotica maldives has not started we would like to thank MR LIJO JHON who is taking all possible care to make pre arrangements for us....that's Taj hospitality I think we will have a memorable vacation Mukul jain rajan jain travelling with family
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Jain, Thank you for your review. We are glad that chose us for your upcoming stay in the Maldives. We are equally delighted to read how much you are looking forward to this vacation. I have shared your feedback with Lijo. Feedback such as yours inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and make sure that every guest comes to the island to have one of the life experiences. We are all looking forward to welcoming you to your home in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Mohamed A wrote a review May 11
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greetings from the staff's was really great. they welcomed as with open arms. Room was luxurious. Privacy was there and atmosphere was calm and peaceful. The Food!! I couldn't stop eating. 😁 thank you very much
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Villas and in dining is really good
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with the entire team. Feedback such as yours inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We want to assure you that all our prices are in line with those of similar luxury resorts. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta General Manager Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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PRICE RANGE
$934 - $1,210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
taj exotica hotel emboodhu finolhu, taj exotica resort and spa, taj exotica maldives, taj exotica resort all inclusive
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollEmboodhu Finolhu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kebab & Kurry Maldives, Kinkao Thai Bistro, and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Exotica Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Emboodhu Finolhu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (5.4 miles).