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

The M. N.
5 days ago
Wonderful and Amazing Holiday
It was a wonderful time and the service was one of the best we have ever experienced. Thank you very much.
Sumit M.
6 days ago
There are resorts in Maldives and then there is the Taj Exotica!!
Stayed at this beautiful property with my family a few days ago and am writing this review thinking of the wonderful time we had and how well we were taken care off. From the moment we checked in till the time we were on the boat back to Male airport, the people at the resort treated us like royals. There are resorts in Maldives and then there is the Taj! This, ladies and gentlemen, is a league apart. The island and rooms are very well maintained and the food is top notch. Do not forget to miss out on the shark feeding at 4.30 pm at the Deep End restaurant and the sting ray feeding session at 5.30 pm near the Water Sports center. The gym is on the water and its window provides you a beautiful view of the ocean while you are working out. Jiva spa offers some great massages - make sure you book a day in advance. DEEP END is their reservation only Mediterranean cuisine restaurant so if you would like to dine there instead of your half board package (served at the restaurant 24 degrees), make sure you inform your butler of such choice. You will get a credit for your half board dinner. We stayed at the deluxe lagoon ocean villa with pool and later chose to also try the beach villa with pool. It was the best of both worlds. So if you are second timer in maldives and are done with the over the water villas, just go with the taj beach villa with pool. the resort offers some great water sports activities with their partner OCEAN. we went snorkeling, scuba diving and rented the jet skis. they are all reasonably priced. the team at OCEAN - akram, nikita, ajeer, hutu, etc are great people and remove your ocean fear within minutes. last but not the least - this review would be incomplete without mentioning the names of some really good people on this island. Mr. Nitin Walia - F&B Manager and acting Resort Manager while Mr. Samrat Datta was away on work. Nitin is a down to earth humble man who knows how to keep his guests happy. Him and his team of resort smile warriors will make sure you are having a real maldives time - Mr. Bala (restaurant manager), Ashraf, Mohamed (our butler), Rifshaan. Plenty more names but these are all i can remember as of now. Thank you team Taj! You will be seeing us again soon.
Pooja M.
6 days ago
I humbly thank each and everyone of the hotel staff for making our holiday so memorable ,starting from Nitin for allowing us to experience the beach side villa and giving my kids such amazing welcome treats ,to Bala for making sure all our meals are according to our taste ,to Ashraf for keeping my daughter awake for all those late night we had at the restaurant,so that we could all enjoy as a family and we don’t have to rush into eating alone,to rifshaan for again granting us the best food experience ,to Akram and the entire diving staff for giving my kids their first best open water diving experience ,with such care and safety ,which they will always remember for life . Thank you
Rayan M.
6 days ago
Superb Stay
Best hospitality. Kudos to Mohammed (Butler), Hunny, Shafir and Nitin