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


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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

Ajay M.
6 days ago
Great times
Mahak J.
6 days ago
beyond imagination
The experience and hospitality were beyond imagination. The stay was extremely warm and comfortable. The staff at the Resort left nothing unturned for us. The food buffet was great and we thoroughly enjoyed each and every meal. We never wanted to leave this paradise. I wish I could stay and work here for the rest of my life as this place truly has my heart. The cooperation at the dive center, watersports arena, Jiva Spa, reception, villa services, equator bar, and 24 Degree made us feel like we were at home. Special Thanks to Yuki and the entire team at the reception for accomodating all our requests. A big Thank you to Nevil for his constant service during our stay. Each and every member of the staff was very kind and sweet. The rooms are absolutely heaven-like. From the moment we entered to the moment we left, it has been absolutely wonderful and enchanting for all 8 of us, and we simply cannot wait to come back again ❤️❤️
Abdul A. K.
8 days ago
The best trip of our lives. The best staff I have ever dealt with
Me and my wife were looking forward to this trip for a few years now and after being to 57 countries and countless resorts globally, Taj and the team there have taken the top spot by a big mile. From the booking with their reservation executive, Wardhaa, everything was very articulately explained and made easy for us to follow. There was no pressure of constant phone calls or emails. Upon arrival in Male we were greeted at the airport by a very friendly employee of Taj who took us to the boat transfer procedure with absolute ease. Once we arrived at the resort, we were escorted directly to our room by a lady named Yuki (apologies if I get the name wrong). Taj was so good that they had our room ready even before check in time. Instead of taking us to the reception for check-in in, they took us straight to the room (we booked a water villa) and completed the check-in inside the room! I have never had that facility anywhere. It was comfortable, smooth and hassle free. We were assigned a butler named Shamiz. Let me tell you, he was one of the highlights of our trip. I have never met a more humble, respectful, supportive hotel staff in my life. He made sure that all our requests were met with and every time we called onto him, he was there for us. We tried our best to not make him uncomfortable and hope he didn't mind. From there we paced ourselves over 9 days trying one activity everyday and enjoying the resort in the spare time. We just did not get bored. The resort has kayaking and paddle boating free for an hour every day. It was clean, in good condition and the water was spotless. The staff was also very friendly. Food - we are from Pakistan and do not drink alcohol. Therefore food to our taste is a priority for us. We were in the half board option and boy was the food good. Every single item we tried was just perfect. Nothing to complain. The service in the restaurant was top notch and every person who attended to us at the tables was very friendly, helpful and not once did they make us feel uncomfortable. Special shout out to Ashraf, Bala, Ali and the whole team at the Equator bar where we spent every sunset. Water sports - We did the dolphin cruise with the team and every single person that took us for the trip was extremely friendly. They engaged in conversation with us and not once did it feel intrusive. They let us spend our own private time on the cruise and even took pictures of us. I forgot their names but a big thank you is in order for all the members of that cruise. Diving - We went diving twice with the most wonderful instructor named Sawadh. This was my 5th dive location and I have never met an instructor who was this easy to deal with. Sawadh made an extra effort to show us the best of whatever we aimed to see (Stingrays, Lionfish, Turtles etc). He also took some memorable pictures and videos of us for which we will be ever grateful. Furthermore, he took an active interest in our questions and also shared some experiences of his personal dives with us. Such attention to detail is something you never see at other dive centres. Thank you Sawadh. I don't think I can go diving with anyone else now other than you. Spa - we spent two days at the spa and both the lady attendants were outstanding. I have never had spa service like that. They deserve a medal for their patience and service. The beach - I have been to many beaches globally but none as spotless as the beach at Taj Exotica. Special credit needs to be given to the Bangladeshi gentleman who cleans and services the beach everyday. He was exemplary. Staff - A big thank you to Sachin and the head nurse for accommodating our many small medical issues we had (nothing COVID related). Thank you to Nifsaan, Mohamed, Muadh, Arif, Shamiz and the lovely Sikh Gentleman Covid Marshal who always greeted us with a smile and when we needed medical help, he was the first to lend a hand. Mr Hassan Latheef, the office manager, whom we met at the last night of our stay due to an unfortunate medical incident with my wife. When he saw the trouble my wife was in, he went out of his way to get us on the house dinner to our room and even gave us the best room in the hotel as a late check out complimentary extension. I will never forget this effort from Mr Latheef and that one gesture has assured us that this we will book the Ocean Suite with Taj on our next trip insha Allah. Mr Latheef then met us again upon our exit at the hotel and gave us the most beautiful memento of a photo album. He dropped us all the way to the speedboat with Shamiz and the team and they saw us until we went deep into the waters. Overall, it was a fairytale trip made possible by the team at Taj and their beautiful resort. The way they take care of the ocean, marine life and their guests, it needs to be applauded.
9 days ago
Amazing Experience
We had a wonderful experience at Taj. Thank all for the amazing hospitality