Taj Taj Exotica Resort and Spa South Male Atoll

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

5 Star Beach Resort in Maldives

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, our 5 star hotel in Maldives 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 beach resort in Male surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Set delicately over the lagoon, this postcard-perfect getaway offers 64 sea-view suites and villas in Maldives 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

Darrel H.
10 days ago
Awesome Stay
I had a wonderful stay at your resort. I stayed at the overwater bungalow and the plunge pool was spectacular. The meals were all delicious and I opted for the breakfast and dinner package. The bubble bath that was prepared was a nice treat! As for areas for improvement, I just have a few minor suggestions: 1. I ordered breakfast and stayed past 10 AM. I understand that the kitchen is closed but when I asked for another cup of coffee I was denied. That to me was extremely stingy, especially for a five-star resort. 2. When first entering the room, it had a bit of an unusual smell. It wasn’t really a bad smell but it took some getting used to. I’m not sure if you do that on purpose or not. 3. The menu could be a bit clearer. Even though my breakfast and dinner was included, having the prices listed threw me off. In addition, it should be clear which items cost extra or cannot be ordered. For example, I asked for the lobster and was told it would be an extra $30. I was also wondering about the $200 pizza, and surprise surprise it’s not included. Once again it was a bit embarrassing to be denied something when you’re paying more than a thousand dollars per night.
R. D.
13 days ago
Wonderfully, real paradise
Amazing place and very beautiful.the resort is just perfect, very clean with great staff. I loved every minuted of staying there.I hope I will visit Taj exotica in the future again.
Ponnanna U.
20 days ago
A perfect experience - sun, sand, sea and impeccable hospitality
This was trip with the clouds of COVID still lingering over us. Right from the time we exited Male airport the staff from Taj took us under their wings. Safety was paramount at all stages. The welcome at the resort started things off on the right note. Every member of the resort team that we had the pleasure of interacting with made the additional effort to make the entire family feel special. The villas are well appointed and the food was yummy!
Ketan S.
21 days ago
An excellent and amazing expierience in Maldives.
The hospitality was fantastic. Truly pampered. I appreciate the attention given by the staff and thank all of them for the superlative experience. I specifically thank the GM Mr. Samrat Dutta and our Butler Mr. Dilip. Even the restaurant staff ensured that food served was to our taste and satisfaction. The property is beautiful and well maintained.