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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“blue water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

this is the best place in the earth.amazing.very relaxing place.i wish go back again and stay there,really happy in this hotel.best staff and well manange,beach villas with blue water world.highly recommend to others

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank joyalferdi
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

It gives us a great pleasure to read your wonderful review. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your feedback to the entire team at the resort. 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the not too distant future for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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  • Location
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Palo Alto, CA
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89 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

First, this is a spectacular area of Earth. I felt privileged to have an opportunity to see the clear turquoise and vivid royal blue water found in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Taj Exotica occupies its own island. I believe the narrowest point of this island is something like 20 feet across. We enjoyed three quiet days in a Beach Villa – a spacious cottage with indoor and outdoor showers, a private plunge pool and a view over the beach. Other than the sunset cruise, we chose to do nothing – just eat, read and occasionally exercise. There are a lot of activities that are available however if you want an active holiday – snorkeling and diving have to be spectacular. The sunset cruise was beautiful – we were entertained by the antics of the sea life. Both restaurants were nice and watching the feeding of stingrays and sharks was also quite interesting. It’s a long way – we were the only Americans there at the time, but it’s a truly special place to consider if you’re heading to Asia. Alcohol is generally available at the resorts in the Maldives, however it is not part of the native culture – just an area to have some sensitivity. The people were very, very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 2teens
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from Maldives.

It gives us a great pleasure to read your wonderful review and we are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us, the lagoon, villa and the activities at the resort. I have shared your feedback to the entire team at the resort and they appreciate the same. 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the not too distant future for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Ahhh the Taj Exotica!

From the moment we step foot off the speed boat ride in the middle of the night we were in aw! We were offered the most amazing drinks upon arrival and all the staff were amazing.

We were escorted by the little golf buggy to our room where our luggage was already waiting for us. We stayed in the deluxe lagoon villa. Honestly, there is nothing we can fault. The room was spotless, there was rose petals in the bath for us, the bed is amazing! The bathroom and the most amazing thing about our room was the private pool/deck and the view of the beautiful lagoon.

We had massages done, amazing! The food is INCREDIBLE! The service is outstanding and every single thing about the island was magical.

We are planning to come back in October 2014 and we are so excited to visit again!

Our first stay was for our honeymoon and it was just as we imagined it to be. We love you Taj Exotica and all the amazing staff members!

Just want to give a special thank you to Hanu our personal butler for the trip, he was amazing.

We cannot wait to come back and visit. Thank you Tak Exotica for such an amazing experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Yoshi C
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from Maldives.

It gives us a great pleasure to read your wonderful review and we are delighted that we were able to make you honeymoon memorable. I have shared your comments with Hanoo and the entire team at the resort and they appreciate the same. 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the not too distant future for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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nagpur
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

It feels heavy......beach, ocean, hotel, room, service........all worth paying.

Quick think
1) while selecting a room......the basic room which cost less are on the reef (leave portion).....and the costly room are the beach villa.....so do not confuse....only the room with suite is on the reef....alll tge room are excellent...their location is different and room size and eminities.

2) if going over their kindly do take ocean view dinner....... it is costly more then 400 dollars but worth the experiences..


We loved staying at taj exotica, maldives

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank hardikdoshi
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from Maldives.

We are delighted to read your review following your recent stay with us. I have shared your feedback to the entire team at the resort and they are happy to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives in the not too distant future for another memorable and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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140 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a great hotel. Very serene, very exclusive and expensive. Great Staff and private butler included.

It is a thirty minute boat ride from the airport so it is very conveniently located and no need to take a taxi-plane. On the down side, sometimes the silence is interrupted by planes coming on the apporach to Male Airport.

The Hotel is quite well spread out - so that you can find many private beaches for your own.

Try the Taj Exotica burger at the pool - yummy!

Will go back there again - one day!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Kamil5000
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

We are very happy to receive your review following your stay with us in November 2012. It gives us pleasure to learn that you loved the Taj Burger. I have shared your feedback with our Executive Chef and the entire team at the resort who are glad to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives for another memorable and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The reviews on TripAdvisor are glowing, and after a short stay there, the positives are totally true. The facilities are top-notch in every way, but it is the service which sets the Taj apart from other 5-star resorts.

Room Tip: Tips: - The airplane noise issue is overstated. Yes, you can hear it if you are outside your villa...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Elijah00
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

It gives us pleasure to read your review post your stay with us. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort. They too are very happy to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives for another holiday of pampering and relaxing.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Atlanta
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Attention to detail and personalized service really earns the Taj Exotica its five-star rating and numerous accolades. In addition to the awesome, friendly staff and outstanding cuisine, here are some details that we really appreciated: top-notch PADI dive center run by a marine biologist, room keys to our overwater bungalow that worked all week, universal outlets that eliminated the need for converters, bug spray provided in the rooms, spotless housekeeping service, bathroom scales with both lbs and kg settings, a fun pillow menu, daily activites (shark and ray feedings, presentation on marine life etc) and extra treats for our wedding anniversary celebration. We enjoyed meeting the award-winning engineering staff that keeps the resort running smoothly. Kudos to management for delivering such high quality, consistent service. Thanks to Prakash for his recommendation to visit the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai - we loved it, and were delighted to discover that the explorer had also made it to the Maldives. The fish and chips from the pool restaurant comes delivered on a customized hotel "newspaper"; a touch that is both delightful and charming. The billing department got everything exactly right, so check-out was a breeze. Ruby and other staff members were always cheeful, and remembered our names. We hope to have the opportunity to come back to the Taj some day!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Karen K
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

We are delighted to read your review post your recent stay with us. It gives us great pleasure to read that you really enjoyed the various products and services offered by the resort. I have shared your feedback with Robyn the Marine Biologist, Prakash, Ruby and the entire team at the resort who are very happy to have received the same. I am certain that this will assist us in achieving higher standards of excellence in the future.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives for another memorable holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Property: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Address: 2117
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Emboodhu Finolhu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Exotica Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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.* ... more   less 
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Taj Exotica Resort And Spa
Taj Exotica Hotel Emboodhu Finolhu
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