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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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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.
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Updated 01/27/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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RG_2209 wrote a review Yesterday
12 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed at the hotel for my honeymoon from 20-23 October 2021 and had the best stay ever! Quick points to justify this - each staff goes out of the way to ensure you have the best experience, “no” is never an answer, there are also no delays or waiting time, everything is a prompt yes and it is delivered within that timeframe promised! Also, each staff including the drivers in buggy cars who drove us around would stop and help us, give us ideas of the in-house activities at the hotel and any questions that we threw at them! Everybody would wait, listen to you and always lend a helping hand. I’d like to thank the staffs who looked after us so well - Laina, Yuki at the front desk, Bilal at the Deep end restaurant, Rifshaan, Mhelen, Shaju, Bala and Executive Chef Arun at the 24 Degrees, Mr. Hemanth Singh for the interesting and insightful Flora and Fauna tour of the island and lastly, the housekeeping associate who serviced Villa #108, thank you for the prompt service and for ensuring there is bubble bath in our tubs each day 😊 sorry, I only met him once hence, I don’t remember his name but please do pass on this message to him. Last but not the least, special mention for Mr. Jinan for showing the ultimate act of Tajness and making our honeymoon all the more special by offering us an upgrade to a beautiful Deluxe villa with pool. This was specially requested by me and my husband for the last night of our stay since, we wanted to try out the pool villas and amidst the high occupancy situation in the hotel, he went out of the way to accommodate our request. Thank you so much to each and everyone for making our stay so special! Our honeymoon at the Taj Exotica, Maldives will be something I’ll cherish for life!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
IDS1984 wrote a review Oct 26
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We recently returned from our third stay at the wonderful Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives having previously visited in 2010 and 2014. What can we say about Taj that has not been said before? This place is purely magical with the General Manager and resort staff, as always, so friendly, attentive and who regularly go above and beyond to make your stay memorable and something which can rarely, if ever, be matched by any other resort. From the moment you arrive, Ali warmly greets you at the airport and takes care of all your luggage following which you are whisked away by speedboat immediately to the resort where you get a warm welcome from your butler and the reception staff. Our butler, Nadheem who has been our butler during previous stays is a credit to Taj. Despite being a butler at Taj for many years, he has the same enthusiasm and freshness to his role as the first time we attended over 11 years ago. Whenever we needed anything or had any questions, he was there and made not only the check-in and check-out process so simple but our entire stay. Nadheem always recommended the best dishes at the restaurant, the best spots for snorkelling and turned up with a buggy whenever we needed to get to a particular activity on time. He also took us on a glorious sunset cruise where we caught sight of many dolphins in addition to the sun setting one evening. It was a joy to see his smiling face (even when covered by a facemask) everyday during our stay. Nadheem - thank you so much for everything. We will miss you and hope to have you as our butler again during our next stay. Other special mentions must go to Bala, Shujau, Nitin and the General Manager, Samrat Dutta. All ensured to check up on us regularly during our stay and were determined to make our experience just as special as the last two visits. We will especially miss our daily chats with Bala. Bala - thank you so much for all your assistance and we look forward to seeing you again on our next visit. As with Nadheem, you are a credit to Taj and your years of experience are well evident. All of the accommodation is first class. We stayed in a deluxe lagoon villa with plunge pool. The villa was immaculate, stocked with enough toiletries and towels which were replenished each day. There were robes, slippers and life jackets for me, my husband and our daughter. Netflix was also loaded up for us on our first night. Housekeeping do an amazing job tidying up the rooms whilst we have breakfast each day including leaving some nice surprises (such as a rose petal filled bath). Friends of ours stayed in a 2 bedroom beach villa which was huge and absolutely gorgeous in terms of decor, with great facilities including a spa room, larger pool and living areas and 3 bathrooms. During our stay, we had a half board package and had breakfast and dinner at 24 Degrees. The food was brilliant. Dishes were extremely varied and during our 7 night stay we rarely repeated a dish unless we absolutely loved it and wanted it again. Top tip: If there is something you want which is not on the menu, please let your butler or the restaurant staff know the day before so that they will kindly arrange it for you. All the restaurant staff were pleasant, efficient but special mention goes to those who assisted us regularly including Inaz, Fazla, Azim and Ashraf. Thank you all! We also had dinner at the Deep End restaurant (the fine dining restaurant on the resort). This has a set menu and everything we tasted was delicious. As this was not suitable for the children in our party, the restaurant staff very kindly prepared alternative dishes for them which went down a treat! We also got to see baby sharks whilst having dinner which is quite an experience. Lunchtime dining at the pool was also exceptional. We tried the famous Lobster burger and were not disappointed at all! Service at the pool is great. Water was brought out at frequent intervals including some other tasty treats like a passion fruit sorbet on one occasion. I cannot recommend the spa enough! We had a glorious 45 minute massage at the spa. Richita and Mary provided our spa treatments and made us feel so relaxed and rejuvenated. The spa staff also kindly entertained my daughter whilst my husband and I had our treatments which we greatly appreciated. During our stay, our daughter turned 9. Despite being away from home, Nadheem and Taj arranged a birthday cake and decorated our room with balloons and a lovely flower decoration on the bed spelling out Happy Birthday. She was completely bowled over by this gesture, including Nadheem's gift of a soft toy (in addition to a beach ball on arrival and a board game to keep her entertained during her stay). In comparison to our previous visits, the resort now includes a number of complimentary children's activities including pizza making, treasure hunts, card games, cookie making and crab races in addition to the daily stingray and baby shark feeding. My daughter absolutely loved doing these. We also took advantage of the complimentary yoga sessions, table tennis activity and the brilliant Flora and Fauna Island Tour delivered by Hemant which was so informative. My husband also took some windsurfing lessons with Fauzan and Misbah both of whom gave him plenty of time and were very helpful in their suggestions. Re: covid measures, all the staff make sure to wear face masks at all times, both indoor and outdoor. Hand sanitiser was available throughout the resort and everyone kept the necessary physical distance. If PCR tests are needed, this can be arranged and the lobby staff also helpfully reminded me to complete my Imuga form on departure. Alas, all good things come to an end and we were sad to leave following our 7 night stay. Just as we were welcomed, Ali ensured our departure was just as swift and helped organise all the documents we needed to ensure a smooth passage to our flight. We were also gifted with a beautiful photo frame showing a photo taken on our arrival. We will miss you all and hope not to leave so many years this time until our fourth visit. Shukriya! The Solanki Family.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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asyae007 wrote a review Oct 26
Redhill, United Kingdom4 contributions
………amazing for honeymoon. they made us feel very special, thank you to all the staff……food was varied and delicious, service, beach, sunsets, snorkeling, massages at the spa, photo shoots, transport to and from airport, sunset cruise, all lovely
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded yesterday
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica during your last visit in Maldives. We are more than happy to read that you loved every single detail of your experience and enjoyed the infinite possibilities. We really hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely yours, Samrat Datta
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chstravel843 wrote a review Oct 23
Charleston, South Carolina109 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a small island resort that is in the biggest lagoon in the Maldives. The staff work incredibly hard to make every moment of your stay magical. Our butler Simo was amazing and made our stay so great. He did so many special things behind the scenes for us that would surprise us through the day he was amazing. The staff at the pool were great. They kept fresh drinks coming and the pool restaurant is the best place to get an amazing lunch with their special menu that offers different things then the rest of the resort. Billal was there each day to take care of us and great us with fresh towels and kept our glasses full throughout the day. The food and beverage manager Bala was very nice and made sure to introduce himself on our first day. He checked on us multiple times a day at various F&B spots to make sure we were happy. He and his team work incredibly hard and it shows. Our room was a lagoon view over water bungalow. Our room attendant did an fantastic job keeping it clean and went above and beyond to do special little extras for us. All and all this resort is great if you are looking a for a smaller scale resort that you can relax and truly get away for a week at.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for choosing Taj Exotica during your last visit in Maldives. 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 professionalism of our team always striving to provide you with the best service. We really hope to welcome you back very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely yours, Samrat Datta
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MineshG57 wrote a review Oct 22
Mumbai, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
Please pass along my gratitude to all at TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, MALE, MALDIVES. Ocean front, gorgeous pool areas, beautiful bar and restaurant, excellent service with historic, well planned beautiful rooms, great vegetarian foods at 24 DEGREES, some can be customised even. Variety of food choices made for superior testing. The staff was very attentive and friendly. A wonderful mini vacation and CELEBRATION OF MY 64TH BIRTHDAY was the highlight of this vacation on a beautiful island. I love this unique place and May visit again. I am thankful to my son Dhaval and daughter-in-law Kinjal for suggesting this place for my birthday celebration.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
hank 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. 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 Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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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 Kinkao Thai Bistro, Kebab & Kurry Maldives, 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, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (5.4 miles).