Taj Exotica Maldives – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and the serene lagoon. The award-winning resort, now re-launched, seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest contemporary luxuries and services. Taj Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.
South Male' Atoll
Distance from Airport (INIA):
15 mins. from Airport by Seedboat
Number of rooms:
Each are a series of two adjacent villas on the lagoon along the island. They offer private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and ladders with direct access leading to ...
Deluxe Lagoon Villas with its local texture and colour feature a private deck with a freshwater plunge pool and an alluring day-bed area with spectacular views. Located at the far ...
The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 89 square meters each and are just five meters from the picturesque lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized ...
With an exclusive private outdoor area these newly built villas come with a master bed and bath combination, extravagant round bathtub,a private beach, oversized plunge pool, a private verandah with ...
this tastefully appointed suite has a living room with pantry, a bedroom with attached bathroom, a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, a large freshwater pool ...
These luxurious One Bedroom Single & Two Bedroom Duplex Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon.Each suite, set on the beach, has a spacious living room,a private ...
This tastefully appointed, award winning villa boasts of a living room; a master bedroom with attached his and hers bathrooms, a guest bedroom; a glassed bathroom with an infinite view ...
The all-day dining restaurant with a display kitchen,offers a variety of Pan-Asian and European comfort food.The Teppanyaki with masterly crafted teppan set menus offresh seafood, meats and vegetable, offers a ...See all dining
This progressive world cuisine, award winning restaurant, offers an extensive tasting menu inspired by cuisines from Europe. It includes a wide choice of meats,seafood from around the world as well ...See all dining
Have the perfect balance of mood, music and vibrancy – and a variety of traditional vintages, new world wines, cocktails and cigars.See all dining
Jiva Grande Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, wellness treatments, yoga and meditation. The spa experiences are offered by trained experts using exclusive ...See all spas
Fitness Centre Being away from home need not mean being away from your health and fitness routine.Our well equipped gymnasium is located over water at the far end of the ...See all activities
Occupancy: up to 2 pax
Each are a series of two adjacent villas on the lagoon along the island. They offer private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and ladders with direct access leading to the lagoon. Each villa features a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Pool
Occupancy: up to 3 pax
Deluxe Lagoon Villas with its local texture and colour feature a private deck with a freshwater plunge pool and an alluring day-bed area with spectacular views. Located at the far end of the island, a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean add to the luxury.
Occupancy: up to 3 pax
The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 89 square meters each and are just five meters from the picturesque lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.
Premium Beach Villas with Pool
Occupancy: up to 2 pax
with an exclusive private outdoor area these newly built villas come with a master bed and bath combination, extravagant round bathtub,a private beach, oversized plunge pool, a private verandah with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.
Occupancy: up to 2 pax
this tastefully appointed suite has a living room with pantry, a bedroom with attached bathroom, a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, a large freshwater pool with a private sundeck, a ‘sala’ for dining, and a beautiful suspended deck filled with powder soft sand.
One and Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool
One bedroom(1 room-160 sqm) Occupancy: up to 3 pax
Two bedroom(2 suite -365 sqm) Occupancy: up to 6 pax
these luxurious One Bedroom Single & Two Bedroom Duplex Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon.Each suite, set on the beach, has a spacious living room,a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, sunset balcony and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden.In the two-bedroom villa, the first-floor master bedroom has an oversized attached bathroom and a private balcony that is a perfect spot to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Guests can enjoy
Jiva Grande Spa treatments in complete privacy in their spa treatment room attached to the villa.
The Rehendi Suite – Two Bedroom Presidential Villa
Occupancy: up to 6 pax
This tastefully appointed, award winning villa boasts of a living room; a master bedroom with attached his and hers bathrooms, a guest bedroom; a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean; a 12m fresh water pool with a private sundeck, two ‘salas’ for relaxing and dining; and a beautiful
suspended deck filled with powder soft sand and a hammock over the beautiful turquoise lagoon. This Suite comes with a host of personalized amenities and services.
The all-day dining restaurant with a display kitchen,offers a variety of Pan-Asian and European comfort food.The Teppanyaki with masterly crafted teppan set menus offresh seafood, meats and vegetable, offers a unique culinary experience. The restaurant has nightly themed menus that cater to different palettes from different parts of the world such as Italy, Thailand and around the Indian Ocean.
The Deep End
This progressive world cuisine, award winning restaurant, offers an extensive tasting menu inspired by
cuisines from Europe. It includes a wide choice of meats,seafood from around the world as well as many vegetarian choices -complemented by the finest wines from the cellars.
The Equator Bar
Have the perfect balance of mood, music and vibrancy – and a variety of traditional vintages, new world wines, cocktails and cigars.
24-hour In-Villa Dining
A vast selection of food and beverages served 24 hours in the comfort and privacy of your own villa
Jiva Grande Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, wellness treatments, yoga and meditation. The spa experiences are offered by trained experts using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting. Jiva Grande Spa offers Alepa, a signature treatment that evokes the aura of the fabled and privileged lifestyle of Indian royalty.
‘Alepa’ – literally the act of anointing the body – is a wellness experience drawn from sacred and ceremonial time-honoured Indian bathing rituals.
Being away from home need not mean being away from your health and fitness routine.Our well equipped gymnasium is located over water at the far end of the island, close to the Jiva Grande Spa.
Fitness Centre Amenities
Savour a visit to the Malé, the world’s smallest capital city, accessed by a 15-minutes luxury speedboat ride. The small, exotic and easy-going city buzzes with activity in its shops and markets. The museum with a wide range of historic relics, the 400-year-old mosque, the “Hukuru Miskiiy” with some of the finest coral carvings, the Islamic Centre, the Munnaaru (Minaret), the shrine of Abul Barakath Yousuf Al-Barbari, the former presidential palace, the Sultan Park, the National Museum and the tomb of Mohamed Thakurufaanu present a fascinating insight into the country’s unique history. Sumptuous samples of Maldivian treats tantalize the taste buds at the local fruit and vegetable market. The fish market displays an array of freshly caught fish. Authentic Maldivian souvenirs are available at a traditional art and craft shop.
The 3-hours Escape is available 7 days a week, from 1400 hours to 1700 hours. The Escape is available for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 guests.
Apart from its magnificent marine life, the Maldives is blessed with coral reefs, turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches. Our seaplane flight allows you to fully appreciate this picturesque country from the air. Your camera will be indispensable to capture the natural beauty of these tropical islands, resembling tiny pearls studded in a vast aquamarine canvas painted by the ocean, frame by frame. The plane lands at your feet on the beach and will take you on a 25-minute flight within the Atoll.
The 25-minutes Escape is available on every Friday. The Escape is available for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 guests. Private charters can be organised on request. For less than 8 guests, a separate charge would be applicable. 24 hours prior notice is requested.
A 30-minutes ride by the luxury speedboat reaches guests to Maafushi, an authentic Maldivian fishing village. An accompanying guide provides details of local history, culture and tradition of the quaint village blessed with diverse natural vegetation, fruit trees and coconut groves.
A mere 15 minutes away stretches a picnic island Maadhu Finolhu, a solitary sand bank enclosed by the translucent waters of the Indian Ocean and a coral reef teeming with a multitude of brightly coloured fish. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel in this isolated haven or simply marvel at the dynamic panorama. A delicious Cast Away Basket and personalized service make this a unique Escape and Experience.
This 5-hours Escape is available on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1000 to 1500 hours. The Escape is available of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 guests.
Sunsets at Emboodhu Finolhu Island are special and spectacular. Enjoy a luxury cruise around the lagoon in the resort’s customized speedboat and savour a stunning display of the changing hues of the sky and sea tinged by the setting sun. Enhance your enjoyment with a fine wine or champagne from the resort’s exclusive wine room. Share this beautiful romantic cruise with a love one for an unforgettable experience.
This 1-hour Escape is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1700 to 1800 hours. There is an additional charge for the wine or champagne served. The cruise is available for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests.
For centuries fishing has been the lifeline of the Maldives. The local fishermen employ a variety of techniques to catch fish that vary according to the type of fish and the time of the day. Guests at the resort can look forward to enjoying a stint of sunset fishing, also called night fishing, at the magical sunset hours along with sweeping views of the sunset whilst aboard an authentic Maldivian Dhoni. The charming wooden boat anchors by a reef close to the resort’s island. With fishing lines, tackle and bait you can try their luck in catching reef fish such as Grouper, Red Snapper, Squirrel Fish, Skip Jack Tuna and Barracuda. You would be served your prized catch for lunch the next day, depending on the palatability of the fish. The chef would be more than pleased to prepare the fish according to your liking.
This 2 hours Escape is available every Wednesday and Friday from 1730 hours to 1930 hours. The Escape is available for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 guests.
The resort also offers a selection of Escapes and Experiences on request. These include
A 4 or 8 hour escape of fishing on board a specially designed game boat is suitable for casting and big game fishing.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to dive without a chance of getting wet and appreciate the treasured marine life of the Maldives. The submarine dive is organised in coordination with Government of Maldives.
Spend an hour with your beloved in the ocean. Enjoy the ocean with possible dolphin sightings and cruising around with magnificent display of colours during the sunset.
Private Bird’s Eye View of Maldives
Turquoise waters, pearls of islands in the ocean, greens of the trees and the sight of cruising Dhonis are yours to view from the air. A seaplane experience from above the islands is a “must do” feature in Maldives. Savour a private moment with your loved one viewing this beautiful country and its pearl like islands embedded in the vast Indian Ocean.
A choice of Castaway Baskets is available on the longer trips to enhance the enjoyment of the experience. Each Castaway Basket has two servings of food and Evian mineral water. Additional soft beverages can be ordered separately from our beverage menu. Alcohol is not served as its service is not permitted by law in areas where Escapes and Experiences are offered. The resort personalizes menus for guests with special dietary requirements or preferences.
Maldives being among the top 10 diving destinations gives an opportunity to visitors to see and appreciate the marine life.
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Milana Abitova / July 30, 2018
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa входит в сеть отелей Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, а также в ассоциацию The Leading Small Hotels of the World. Отель отличается высоким уровнем сервиса. Рекомендуем, в первую очередь, для молодожен и любителей спокойного, комфортного отдыха. Расположен посередине одной из самый больших лагун в мире, на острове Эмбуду-Финолу, 8 км от международного аэропорта Велана, 15 минут на скоростном катере.
Номерной фонд представлен 64 номерами, и несмотря на то, что последний раз отель проходил реконструкцию в 2005 году, виллы все свежие и просторные, оформлены в теплых тонах и обставлены изысканной мебелью из дерева в индийском стиле. При каждом номере, независимо от категории, к услугам гостей имеется индивидуальный батлер .
Кухня интернациональная с уклоном на азиатскую.
Есть винный погреб, ценовая категрия от 50$ до 9000$ за бутылку.
Семьям с детьми планирующим отдых в Taj Exotica, следует принять во внимание, что остров не распологает никакой инфраструктоурой для детей.
Из минусов можно, также, отметить слишком близкое расположение от Мале, с одной стороны острова отчетиво виден аэропорт и столицу Мальдив, и над островом часто пролетают самолеты , хотя для кого – то это может казаться развлечением.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is part of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces chain of hotels, as well as the The Leading Small Hotels of the World. The hotel is distinguished by a high level of service. We could recommend it, first of all, for the honeymooners and guests looking for a quiet and comfortable stay. It is located in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the world, on the Embudu-Finolo island, which is 8 km from the international airport Velana, transfer takes 15 minutes by speedboat.
Hotel offers 64 rooms, and despite the fact that the last time the hotel was reconstructed in 2005, the villas are all fresh and spacious, decorated in warm colors with exquisite wooden furniture in Indian style. All guests despite the room category they occupy are provided with an individual butler.
The cuizine is international with a focus on Asian.
There is a wine cellar, a price category from $ 50 to $ 9000 per bottle.
Families with children planning a holidays in Taj Exotica should take into account that there is no infrastructure for children on the islsand.
Another disadvantage that can be noted as well is too close location from Male, from one side of island, the airport and the capital of the Maldives are visible very clear, airplanes fly over the island very often, although for some tourists it may seem like entertainment.
Erica Roque / August 20, 2018
Taj Exotica is near the airport, it’s just 15 minutes away via speedboat. At first I thought that Taj would have a strong Indian atmosphere – as the name suggests – but I was mistaken. Taj has a very light atmosphere and I can recommend it to any nationality.
The island and the villas are beautiful – it will give a very relaxing feeling as it is very spacious. The interior design is very unique and will be highly advisable for guests who need privacy so it is suitable for honeymooners. Their food is ala-carte and it is superb. You won’t wait long for the food to be served and it has huge servings. Their restaurants are either on the beach or overlooking the beach which will provide a very romantic feel to the guest.
The highest room category is the Presidential Suite which is on the farthest and on the middle of the water villas. It will give 100% privacy and is very spacious. There is an over water hammock, it has its own swing bed, a long pool in the middle, dining area inside and outside. It is one of the best rooms I had seen.
They have stingray feeding which is an additional entertainment to guests. At around 5 in the afternoon, stingrays will arrive at the shore and there is marine biologist who will give information about them while feeding them. This is a big hit especially for guests who are travelling with kids.
Alina / August 21, 2021
Taj Exotica Maldives opened in 2005, and is a 5* luxury resort. This is Indian brand, resort is located in South Male Atoll with only 15 minutes speedboat ride. Resort is located on a long, narrow natural island with a very wide lagoon. The reef surrounding the lagoon protecting the lagoon and a water in the lagoon is very calm and shallow, that even if guests afraid to live on the water villas they will really feel comfortable, it will also be convenient for those who don’t swim well.
The Design of the villas are classic and made of a very good quality material. Even thought it is not a new resort the rooms look solid and every well maintained. Water villas are with a glass in a bathroom which is not transparent from the outside but.
There are 65 villas in 8 categories. For those who prefer more space there is a 2 bedroom Beach Suite with. Spa & Pool & butler pantry. There are. 2 restaurants and 2 bars, resorts offers only a-la-carte option. One of a uniqueness of a resort is a unique private dining experience on the lagoon which got a name on the island of the world’s smallest restaurant. This is a family friendly resort but there are no kids club.
SPA is very good and SPA pavilions are large and nicely decorated, including ceiling. This resort will be a great choice for those who prefer personalised service and atmosphere of elegant luxury. The team is highly professional watching even step of the guests and demonstrate a lot of care.