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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
Travellers' 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing 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 Centre 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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Ashish Gopal wrote a review Yesterday
Mathura, India122 contributions8 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Maldives on our 19th wedding anniversary. We stayed at Lagoon ocean Villa with personal pool for 3 Nights booked through our regular travel advisor Ms Sangeeta from Twilight Escapades. We wished we had a longer stay. Everyone here at Taj Exotica stepped step beyond their duties to make ours stay memorable and plesant. ARRIVAL & CHECK IN-- Our flight was delayed by 3 hrs. We were received by Taj Exotica host and within 15min transferred by speed boat. Its a enjoyable 15 min ride from Male airport. Checkin was done at our water villa very smoothly and were greeted by our personal butler Mr Nadheem. Welcome drink, snacks and wine was served. ACCOMODATION-- Ours was an ocean water lagoon villa with personal pool. We loved our villa. All amneties and tolieries were class. It had a personal deck with private infinity pool and beautiful view of ocean. We just loved it GETTING AROUND-- The property is not very huge and you can just walk around and also there are buggies at just a call away. So no issues and just perfect. AMENITIES-- One can do Snorkelling, scuba and many other water sports. There is a well equipped gym, Yoga centre and Jiva Spa. Inhouse doctor on call is also there. We were also provided 1 hr Photo shoot(ofcourse paid) and the lady who did Ms Honee was very sweet and cheerful. FOOD & BEVERAGES- You many options and variety. Its not Buffet and you can order whatever you want. Food is really tasty. Special thanks to Restaurant staff SHUJAU, AAZIM, YANISH(COCO) and SHIRAZ who took good care of us at all the times in restaurant. A big shoutout for all 4 of these and other guys whose name i could not recollect. You guys have amazing hospitality. CHECKOUT-- Our RTPCR test was done smoothly. Checkout was simple and we were hasslefree transferred to Male airport. Our Flight was delayed but we were denied late checkout probably resort was very busy. SPECIAL MENTION-- We are a doctor couple who had worked tirelessly during this covid period and what better relaxation and hospitality one can procure tha Taj Exotica. Thanks to team Taj Exotica for rejuvinating us to do more good work after returning back. We are carrying with us impecable memories from this mesmerizing paradise, ultra papering hospitality & fragrance of everlasting romantic moods."Mr NADHEEM" our personal butler for this entire stay--cant thank him enough for speculate extravaganzaof tips towards exploring Taj Exotica. Nadheem you are an amazing guy who was available 24x 7 and went way beyond your duties to serve us and make our stay a very memorable one. Be it was driving in buggy or snorkelling guidance in lagoon to our room and bath tub decoration for our speciall night. Word thanks would not be sufficient for your services. We love you Nadheem. We are returning again and this time with our kids and i will request the management that you be our butler again. A word of gratitude to Mr Nitin walia(Director Food) and Mr Samrat Datta for meeting us in person and giving us VVIP treatment. MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE-- It was the 4 course dinner at ocean pavillion with music. Just two of us in mid of ocean--only music and dance--wine and yummy dinner... Nothing can be more romantic this.. Again thanks to Nadheem for excellant services and thanks to Mr Nitin for free upgrade from beach dinner to ocean pavillion dinner. Lastly i loved the sound and sight of airplanes passing above your head. Its not disturbing at all though many have written negative about this... In nut shell it was an unforgettable romantic trip to this mesmerising place and you all guys were simply ossummm.. Thanks to you all.. Love u and yes we will coming back soon..
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Date of stay: November 2021
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AMajedK wrote a review 27 Nov
Toronto, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
This resort may have seen better days, but at the moment it is not what you think. -I Got a water villa with a pool -The room has got bad smell, especially the closets. It smells like rotten wood mixed with fishy smell -The villas are noisy. There are airplanes flying at a low altitude 24/7 -Even when thesky is clear of airplanes, there are still some industrial noises coming from distance -The water pressureat the shower is weak. The bathroom had some issues that weee fixed during my stay -The room service is super slow. E.g it takes 45 min for ice cream. On top of the bad service you will get charged a service fee. I made like 6 orders so far, ALL of them were late and I was charged in full -The restaurants food options are below average. They called a bbq night and we end up with 5oz elastic steak, fatty and poorly cooked lamb chops and few frozen shrimps. -The breakfast food is also below average (google the menu to know what I mean). They fail at making international and local dishes. Even the coffe and tea are below average. Coffee is served from nespresso machine and tea is supermarket grade There are some good features in the resorts but you can find the same features in your average local hotel
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Munawwaru I wrote a review 25 Nov
1 contribution
One of the few unforgettable experiences of my life. It was an overall delight to stay here and the staff was a friendly and quality bunch. From the villa service team to the restaurant staff it was a delight to stay here. Took care of my wife and me. Our room was specially decorated every night and it was a pleasant surprise to come back to after dinner. Definitely helped make our honeymoon feel romantic! Thanks to the receptionists Laina, Yuki & Moosa who helped us from check-in to check-out. Buggy drivers Nihan & Sheroon who took us back on forth from our villa without a moment's hesitation. Restaurant attendees Restaurant Riyaz, Niju, Ashraf & Shiraz whom never complained and kept a smile alive no matter how much we asked about the food. Thanks to Ahmed (Bambi) who kept our villa fresh and fancy throughout our stay. Ibina for giving us personal tailored care whenever we needed. There really seems to be nothing big or small these guys wouldn't do to keep our hearts glowing. And the favorite Mr.Jinan from front office who arranged us everything and made sure that everything was in perfect running order. Even gave us a special tour of the resort! This guy is a top-notch class gentleman for sure! We also got a special photoshoot done with the resident photographer - Hanee. A sweet and wonderful woman to have acquainted with! She kept clicking away wherever and however we wanted. Can't wait to get the whole photo compilated to relive our memories at Taj!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: The Pool Villas are more private. But the lagoon villas are more spacious
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Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you very much for your tremendous review about Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! All the Taj Exoticans Associates join me in thanking you for such a detailed and wonderful review about your stay. We are humbled by such compliments and delighted to hear that you have cherished your entire experience with us. A review like yours is the absolute highest form of reward we could receive! We are delighted to have offered you this ultimate getaway and unforgettable Maldivian memory. Our dedicated colleagues are truly what makes us different from the others, and we are very proud of each and every one of them. We would be honored and pleased to welcome you again at our paradise. Warm regards, Samrat Datta
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Shas wrote a review 23 Nov
3 contributions
Love the place! Somehow this has become a yearly trip and the husband can’t seem to have enough of it! Definitely recommend unabashedly… as a result we simply aren’t trying to look for another option… looking forward… let’s hope this time is as good!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 4 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 and enjoyed the infinite possibilities. We really hope to welcome you back for the 5th time very soon at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives! Sincerely yours, Samrat Datta
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Nikunj wrote a review 21 Nov
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed for four days at Taj Exotica in this month and the place is just amazing. The service and hospitality is top class. Restaurant service and food is superb. Special thanks to Shamak, who took great care of ours during our stay...
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Date of stay: November 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 4 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 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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US$923 - US$1,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 centre, 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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre 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 centre 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 travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (8.6 km).