Taj Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Escape the frenetic pace and chaos of everyday life, in to luxury’s very own lap at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. Away from the sparkling lights of Male, this hotel is spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in Maldives. Renowned for its rich flora and fauna, this tropical isle, also known as the Three Coconut Isle, is situated amidst the coral reefs. A 15-minute speedboat ride from the airport brings you to the idyllic resort surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Set delicately over the lagoon, this postcard-perfect getaway offers 64 sea-view villas and suites that are luxurious and lavish; yet maintain a fine balance with nature. Our world-famous, award-winning presidential suite is, arguably, the most beautiful place on earth. At Taj Exotica Maldives, you are on Taj Time, where doing nothing is an art form. Time stands still—and yet there is never a dull moment. Within this oasis of calm set in paradise, lounge by the infinity pool or at your private beach, laze in a hammock over the blue waters and just lay below the stars at night. Go on a wildlife-spotting walk. Pure bliss. Savour the best from the culinary world with carefully selected ingredients sourced both locally and globally to please your palate. Enjoy the freshest of seafood at Deep End or choose from the extensive carefully crafted menu at 24 Degrees, where you experience a performance of art assembled on your plate at the theatrical Teppanyaki kitchen. Sip leisurely on your cocktails at the Equator Bar as you take in the awe-inspiring views of fiery Indian Ocean sunsets. Needless to say, each of our restaurants offers a spectacular and unbelievably romantic ocean experience. Enjoy sumptuous in-room and private dining experiences. And be pampered by our world-renowned butlers, who would be happy to arrange a whole range of water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving. Come, create a lifetime of memories every moment in this haven of tranquillity.  
Hotel Highlights
Situated on Exotic Island of Emboodhu Finolhu
20 Minutes from International Airport
Personalized Butler Service
PADI Certified Ocean Dive
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request.
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International.
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
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    58 villas
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    Luxurious villas & suites with breathtaking ocean & lagoon views
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    Double vanity bathrooms with bathtubs overlooking the ocean & rainshowers with luxury bath amenities
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    Fine-dining grills & seafood speciality restaurant—Deep End
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    24 Degrees, 24-hour all-day restaurant Poolside Bar and Grill/Lounge/Restaurant
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    Equator Bar
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    6 suites
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    Baby-sitting services for young guests
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    Exclusive location on Emboodhu Finolhu, one of the largest lagoons in Maldives
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    Close to the airport
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    24-hour business centre, with one meeting room fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance & workstations
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    24-hour speedboat service
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    Travel desk, speedboat rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Jiva Grande Spa
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    Large outdoor infinity pool
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    Water sports on request
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    In-house Ayurvedaa Physician

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


2019 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence

 Jiva Grande Spa Maldives was awarded, 2019 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence – November 2018

#2 Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean and #8 Best Resorts in the World

#2 Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean and #8 Best Resorts in the World by the Conde Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards 2018. – October 2018

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence award 2019
Travel+Leisure India’s Best awards 2017 as Best Luxury Resort

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is the First Resort in Maldives to have been twice awarded Travel+Leisure India’s Best awards 2017 as Best Luxury Resort

Outstanding Island Resort Destination in South Asia from Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is awarded the Outstanding Island Resort Destination in South Asia from Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017

Best Wedding Destination in Maldives from Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is awarded the Best Wedding Destination in Maldives from Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017

Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel

"Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel” in Conde Nast Traveller India Readers' Travel Awards 2016  - December 2016

Conde Nast Johansens Readers’ Award 2016

Conde Nast Johansens Readers’ Award 2016 – November 2016

Best Villa Resort

Best Villa Resort in Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2016 – October 2016

2016 Best of Award of Excellence

The Deep End Specialty restaurant is awarded the2016 Best of Award of Excellenceby the Wine Spectator.- October 2016

Certificate of Excellence 2016, awarded by TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2016, awarded by TripAdvisor – June 2016

Best Hotels in Maldives

Best Hotels in Maldives Ranked #5 in DestinAsia Readers’ Choice Award 2016 – February 2016

TripAdvisor in 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award, “Top Hotels for Service”

Awarded by TripAdvisor in 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award, “Top Hotels for Service” – Ranked #2 in Maldives and Ranked #9 in Asia. – January 2016


Guest Speak

Service 4.6
Room 4.5
Location 4.3
Comfort 3.5
WiFi 3.5
Breakfast 2.9
Value 1.9
Harin P. R.
9 days ago
Exotic Experience of Luxury
It was a wonderful experience with a very generous kind and warm hospitality of the Wonderful staff. The Lagoon Suites offer an excellent view of the pristine clear Waters and pamper you with luxury. The food at 24 Degrees, The Deep End and the Pool Bar is excellent and sumptuous. Excellent Hookas at the Equator Bar. I had an excellent experience of Water Sports too. Professional services with a smile. Will like to go back again and again.
Harit S.
9 days ago
An incredible experience and a wonderful change from normal life with nature’s beauty all around you !!!
We all loved the arrival even though it was raining the staff did an amazing job. The speedboat ride was a incredible experience and also brought us into the mood of paradise and adventure. The room was very well organized and the welcome treats were great(juice,milkshake,marshmallows and the GUMMY BEARS).It had a beautiful view of the lagoon and also the small skyline of the city of Male.The pool was very fun and relaxing the perfect temperature as well!!! Food was super tasty and with the three restaurants (we tried all) there was a wide variety of cusines to choose from.The poolside was a casual and friendly restaurant which also had amthe feeling of a beautiful ocean cafe,the deep end was a formal yet fun restaurant where we celebrated our daughter’s birthday and the made our trip a memorable experience ( she loved the sharks) and just having a three course meal while watching sharks is so exciting!!Twenty four degrees was super fun as well- We could order continental food and that was our go to breakfast place.One of our servers Dhriti did a wonderful job and made us feel at home! The activities were also amazing m.We did the padleboat ride, jet skiing and the speedboat ride(next time we want to definitely try the Fun tube).And ofcourse the ocean and beach was well maintained and we found many amazing shells and we also got to see HUGE crabs.The sting ray feeding was definitely one of our favourite things to do.We got to see sting rays in their natural habitat doing there natural habits and the instructor had a lot of information that he shared and now we are teaching friends and family about them!!!!! It was the best experience we had so far in hospitality and flexibility. We want to visit again for sure and we are super exited for that as well!! Thank you staff,chefs,our butler Alif and also the Alif that welcomed us from the airport,the reception team was incredible,the diving team was super helpful and considerate (manager,the speedboat driver and the jet ski instructor ) and once again thank you Dhriti for helping us get what we want (the food and photographs !!)We also want to try the Jiva spa next time we come(we left some things for next time!!). Taj Exotica Resort and Spa gives a memorable experience that you will not forget and we want to come back as soon as possible !!!!!!!
11 days ago
very good and kind people, beautiful resort
this resort had very kindly staff, for example cleaning service is two time a day and all staffs have smile face. this smile face gave us good humor. thank you for your kindly service.