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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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1418 Reviews
Guide Price £3,159 per person
Based on 01 July 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Lagoon Villa (2 adults sharing) including return speedboat transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Stylish and luxurious island bliss

Just a short 15 minute private speedboat ride from Malé airport, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a luxurious island getaway that combines style, service and picturesque natural surroundings. It has villas over the lagoon with steps directly into the water, and on the beach are spacious villas with private pools and walled gardens. Each are built with authentic thatched roofs, yet inside are modern and fresh. 24 Degrees provides three meals a day, elsewhere there is The Deep End for romantic dinners over the water, or private dining opportunities that can be reserved for special occasions. Spend your days on the beach sipping cocktails, at the spa pampering your body and mind, or snorkelling over the beautiful coral reef — it's your choice. 

  • Beach Villas with private pools available
  • Private dining opportunities to discover
  • Dine over the water at The Deep End
  • Pamper yourself at Jiva Grande Spa

Top Tips from our Experts

Valerie

Destination Specialist

"Taj Exotica offers some romantic and unique dining experiences. Candle lit and decorated on the beach, under the stars or even on your own private pavillion sitting on the water only accessed by boat."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 64 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 15 minutes by speedboat from airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport
1418 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1272
  • Very Good 97
  • Average 27
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 16, 2018

A gift from heaven

Very pretty resort indeed! Perfect location cause it’s near to the airport so you don’t need to waste long time for transit! The lagoon is also bigger than what we expect! Although the weather is not good, it is still heavenly beautiful! All staff are friendly and eager to help! Deluxe lagoon villa is spacious and super clean! Spa here is a must try! The best I hv experienced!! The only room for improvement is that the breakfast here tasted so so..
May 16, 2018

Heaven on Earth!!!

London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Taj Exotica for our honeymoon and it was truly one of the best experiences we have had. The Hotel was only 15 min away from Male, beautiful hotel!! The staff were extremely nice, special thanks to few staff who made our stay even more enjoyable; Ali for looking after us during our transfers from airport, Dilip our Butler, Mainudin our housekeeper kept our room tidy with smile, Tiyago & Fazil who served us in the restaurant during our stay. You certainly can’t go wrong with food at any Taj hotel. There were plenty of choices and if something wasn’t in the menu, they were still accommodating us. The food at the pool was also great!! We also used the spa services and we really enjoyed it. Thank you Taj Exotica Team, you are doing a great job!! We can’t wait to come back.
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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Facilities

Beach

The west side of the island provides the most envious stretch of beach, serviced by beach attendants and furnished with comfortable loungers and umbrellas. Here you'll be able to really unwind, cooling down occasionally in the crystalline waters of the lagoon.

PADI Dive Centre

Diving is probably the most popular activity for visitors to the Maldives, and with a PADI dive centre situated right on the arrival's jetty of Taj Exotica there's no better chance to take the plunge. A number of beginners' programs are available including the Open Water course for adults and Bubble Maker for younger guests, and there are specialist courses for more advanced divers looking to improve their skills and experience.

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre provides ample opportunity to get active when it suits you. Situated on a platform over the water, it has a range of modern equipment and there is a nearby yoga pavilion with complimentary classes available. Yoga classes daily from 09:00am to 09:30am

Excursions

Optional excursions can help you discover more about the life of the Maldives. Just 15 minutes away by speedboat is Malé; the world's smallest capital city and you're able to find out about the culture of this unique place with 3-hour excursions available daily from resort. Other than that, there is a sea plane photo flight, sunset cruise, big game fishing, romantic castaway picnics, and even a submarine whale tour to choose from. Subject to availability and additional costs.

Infinity Pool

At the gorgeous infinity pool a spectrum of blue stretches all the way into the ocean's horizon, and here under the shade of large palm trees you can find sun loungers, drinks and light snacks throughout the day.

Watersports

Watersports can take the form of snorkelling trips and excursions out on the reef, and there are exhilarating motorised and non-motorised activities like wake boarding, kite surfing, jet skiing, sailing and more to discover. Non-motorised watersport equipment is complimentary (motorised watersports and classes subject to additional cost.)

Jiva Grande Spa

Representing a traditional Indian philosophy of wellness, the Jiva Grande Spa has a powerful menu of treatments that range in length from hour-long massages to six-hour ayurveda routines. There is a Finnish sauna and a number of different shower facilities to discover, and you may also book an appointment at the beauty salon. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Spa services not available for guests under 16 years of age.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Room Types

Lagoon Villa

Set over the water, the Lagoon Villas feature authentic yet contemporary interiors and are luxuriously appointed. Unwind on your furnished sun deck, with direct step access to the water, and enjoy a bath overlooking the sea. Access to a personalised butler service is available for unpacking, reservations and private dining; as well as complimentary basic Wi-Fi; mood lighting; an espresso maker; personal bar; and entertainment system.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool

Luxuriously positioned on the beach, these villas come with large private outdoor areas which come with oversized plunge pools, private walled gardens with tropical outdoor showers. Stylish interiors are well appointed with modern technology and mood lighting, and there is a personal bar and access to a butler service to help you during your stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Pool

Offering more privacy and the luxury of a plunge pool on a large furnished deck, this villa has spacious and contemporary interiors and modern amenities. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the bath, and there's access to a butler service to help with unpacking, reservations and other requests.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Premium Beach Villa with Pool

These spacious and stunningly appointed villas have their own stretches of beach with large plunge pools on the private veranda. They have private walled gardens with outdoor showers too, and inside are full of modern conveniences and welcome extras like personal bars, entertainment systems, and access to a butler service for unpacking, reservations and other help.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

The Equator Bar

The Equator Bar provides a vibrant yet laidback setting for an evening of drinks, music and shisha. Unwind inside the elegant bar area or outside under the stars. Dress code:Casual

24 Degrees

When you want breakfast and lunch on the sand, or a teppanyaki dining experience inside; 24 Degrees is the island's main beachfront restaurant and serves an à la carte menu of local and internationally inspired food. Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:30am Lunch: 12:30pm to 15:45pm Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:45pm Teppanyaki seatings: 19:00pm and 21:00pm (reservations required) Dress code:Casual

The Deep End

This romantic dining venue presents a fine menu of seafood and grilled meats in an intimate candelit setting over the water. After your main, be sure to order something special from the dessert menu and enjoy watching it prepared at your table. Dress code:Smart Casual

Private Dining

There are a number of different private dining experiences to consider on the island. They include but aren't limited to classically romantic beachfront meals at sunset; a lunch or dinner on the private ocean pavilion out on the water; dugout beach dining under the stars; or a barbecue setup in your favourite spot on the island. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Reservations required at least 12 hours in advance.

Poolside Bar & Restaurant

Under the shade of palm trees, sat beside the sparkling infinity pool, tuck into a salad, pizza or snack with a cool refreshing drink and soak up the island ambience. Dress code:Casual

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Daily à la carte breakfast in 24 Degrees.

Full Board

Daily à la carte breakfast and dinner at 24 Degrees. Lunch can be taken at either 24 Degrees or Poolside Restaurant.

Half Board

Daily à la carte breakfast and dinner at 24 Degrees.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Save up to 20% discount on your accommodation

For stays of 7 or 8 nights will receive 15% discount and complimentary return airport speedboat transfers. 

Stay 9 nights or more and receive 20% discount and complimentary return airport speedboat transfers. 

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