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
Show More Show Less
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.
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Options of smoking & non-smoking accommodation
  • serviceAmenities icon
    58 villas
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Luxurious villas & suites with breathtaking ocean & lagoon views
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Double vanity bathrooms with bathtubs overlooking the ocean & rainshowers with luxury bath amenities
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Fine-dining grills & seafood speciality restaurant—Deep End
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24 Degrees, 24-hour all-day restaurant Poolside Bar and Grill/Lounge/Restaurant
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Equator Bar
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour in-room dining
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Concierge & multilingual staff
  • serviceAmenities icon
    6 suites
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Baby-sitting services for young guests
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Exclusive location on Emboodhu Finolhu, one of the largest lagoons in Maldives
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Close to the airport
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour business centre, with one meeting room fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance & workstations
  • serviceAmenities icon
    24-hour speedboat service
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Travel desk, speedboat rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Jiva Grande Spa
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Large outdoor infinity pool
  • serviceAmenities icon
    Water sports on request
  • serviceAmenities icon
    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

Anu A. B. H.
5 days ago
Absolute relaxation! Amazing vacation!
We had an amazing time relaxing and just chilling at the Taj Exotica. It was an awesome wind down for us as we had spent 7nights at Ayada doing everything else adventurous with our teenage son before Taj. We initially booked an overwater but decided to upgrade to beach Villa with pool once we arrived at the resort. The staff were amazing at accomodating our request and we were very happy with our accomodation. Prianthum/Shimni/ahmed/simo and /Shujau to name a few are a credit to Taj exotica. These were a few we met regularly but im sure they all are wonderful. The food was amazing. We really enjoyed our break and hopefully get back in 2023. Fingers crossed.
Mara K.
6 days ago
TAJ Exotica proofs 200% for what TAJ stands: Trust Awareness Joy ... Instead of "Awareness" I experienced "Awesome"
TAJ Exotica proofs an outstanding overall service combined with best quality of the entire working team TAJ Exotica management is the key behind running the paradise by heart, soul and provides a family environment for full team which reflects 1 to 1 to each single guest TAJ Exotica secures best house keeping, best beach service, best F&B, best Spa, best guest relations TAJ Exotica secures most professional medical services during Covid TAJ Exotica proofs best price / value experience TAJ Exotica is my place to be; now for the 19th times... No doubt, soon I come back again again again
Dr J. B.
7 days ago
Dr Jappan B.
Dear Mr Samrat Datta, We had the time of our life during our stay 18-21 Jan, 2022. The whole staff was amazing but Mr Nitin Walia, Shuja, Salah, Mhelen, Riyaz, Shafiu, Shimny, Nishmitha, Misbah, Pathum, Nikita, and Ali Waseem were phenomenal. It was only due to Mr Ali Wasem and his thoughtful and sincere services that we were able to get same day visa back to India. We owe you the highest respect for commanding such amazing team. We have stayed at several 7 star properties across the globe including several taj competitors but our respect for your Taj Exotica is unassailable now. We have already ensured that our friends from Chicago stay at Exotica when they visit Maldives. Dr Bharat Jailwala, Dr Raj Patel and Dr Priyal three couples have booked Taj in coming weeks after our memorable anniversary experience. Being an owner of several Hilton & Choice properties in the US, I can assure that Nitin Walia and his F&B team are a true asset to Taj and Credit goes to you. Taj truly is the strongest brand because of executives like you, and the 3 family booking in last 2 days are the testament and just the beginning. Feel free to reach out to me via email jb… or +22…-7003 for any further questions. I would also like to write a detailed testimonial commemorating individuals above and feel free to use our picture on your website. I will also be reaching out to American express find hotels in dining to provide positive feedback about Exotica. We are in your deep gratitude and are you a thank you let us know if there’s anything else I can do. Dr Jappan B. MD, FAAEM, FACEP Owner- Elite Medical LLC & Paragon Realty Owner- MJ Capitol Ventures Group
9 days ago
Brilliant Experience
Best Resort of Maldives, amazing staff especially M Jinan and Anuja