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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
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Travellers' Choice
The Award-winning resort is a sublime fusion of luxury and nature. Nestled amidst one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Accommodation is a choice between villas built entirely over water and beach villas. Pan Asian. World Progressive. In villa dining. Interactive dining. Or a romantic dinner for two under the stars... Dining is a culinary adventure. The acclaimed Jiva Grande Spa provides an extensive range of holistic treatments in the over water treatment rooms. Welcome to an island sanctuary where luxury and landscape merge to create a living experience that is one with nature. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is located on the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world. This tropical isle, once known as the 'Three Coconut Island,' ornamented with pale white sand and crystal blue waters is lush with tropical flora. The resort is only 15 minutes by luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island's blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary amenities and services. Luxuriously appointed villas and suites, private plunge pools and personal sundecks with endless views of the Indian Ocean, make this the perfect setting for a private retreat. Our Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of ignature wellness experiences. A choice of bespoke dining experiences, water sports, and recreation options make for a complete and exclusive estination holiday. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives, has been voted the Best Resort in Asia and the Second Best in the World.*
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Hindi, Malay
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Barbara H wrote a review Today
Woking8 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful time at this beautiful place and were sad to return home yesterday. Everything was just lovely....the room was gorgeous with spectacular views, lovely private patio and pool,the massages we had at the spa were the best, we felt so pampered, the food was delicious, so much choice! We had a very romantic private dinner on the beach, went out snorkeling around the resort and an hour trip on a boat, amazing fish to see. Went kayaking and drank lots of cocktails. Special mention to Azim and Ali, the loveliest people, for looking after us at the bar and restaurant and of course our fabulous butler Simo who made our trip so memorable.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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truedreamzz wrote a review Yesterday
Hyderabad, India11 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved the experience at Taj Exotica, Maldives. We stayed for 4 nights. Really beautiful place, very well maintained. Genuinely courteous and helpful staff right from booking. We had to cancel our first booking a month earlier. Staff was super helpful throughout the booking process, helped us getting best rates and rooms. After a day of stay we realized government has covid guidelines in place and we can’t visit any other islands. Staff upgraded us to bigger rooms made us feel home. Loved the food too. Look forward to to visiting again. Highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you Taj for making our stay most memorable!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You won’t be able to visit other islands due to covid. That way it’s safe too!
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JaniMayank wrote a review 8 Jan
India57 contributions26 helpful votes
Evrything is Perfect... Location Perfect and near to the Male Airport and city. Resort is 100% Clean, Sanitized, Big, Cool, Silent, with Everything inside. 4 restaurants all having Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan and all types of food available... There is Complaints... Everything is 100% I suggest to take Full board package in any Island Reaorts or Take Extra cash with you atleast 10,000 usd with you for Extras as Everything is Very expensive including Water sports, Food, drinks etc. Overall Experience is Very Good and No doubt we will make next visit in Taj resort Maldives in coming years..
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with the entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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vetrismv wrote a review 7 Jan
Mumbai, India83 contributions31 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful experience during our stay. Every element - the warmth of the staff, the quality of the food & drink , the scuba diving experience, the spa team - all.memorable . I would particularly single out the Chef and his team for producing a wide range of cuisines , each of high quality and authenticity. I understand the decor at Christmas and the events were choreographed by the staff. They did a fabulous job, my compliments to them One thing that could do with improvment - the kettle and coffee machine in the room are placed too low and is not very conducive to use. Wifi - best I have experienced at an island resort, you have connectivity throughout the property The villas have a delightful view and you can enter the water directly from your villa in order to snorkel or just swim. Finally one plus for me in choosing this resort was it's accessibility, just a 30 minute speedboat ride from the airport . All in all a lovely island resort in which you can unwind in luxury and calm
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samrat Datta, Owner at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
hank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with the entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We acknowledge your constructive feedback about the placement of tea and coffee in the villa and ae looking into the same in great detail. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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Tina wrote a review 6 Jan
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
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We lived in one of the Water Villas during the Christmas holidays 2021. Our day would begin trying to catch every glimpse of the different kinds of fish we could see from the pier in our room, including sting rays and occasional sharks! The view from the room was simply breath-taking, and the views stuck to us from the bath as well...which was one of the most rewarding features of our stay. None of us felt the need for any screen time, whenever we were in the room....this live entertainment was extraordinary....The views of the glorious sunrise and sunset were truly therapeutic and calming...truly giving you a sense of a holiday. One of the things i really liked about the room, was that since it was not on the beach itself, there was no trace of sand in our shoes or feet, when we got back each day. Ofcourse the super helpful and enthusiastic staff made sure the room was spotless, neat and beautiful everytime we came back. The staff was undoubtedly the best I have seen so far in all our travels through Europe and Asia in the last 20 years, and I doubt if any other hotel can top the hospitality offered here. The pictures of the hotel, amenities, the lagoon do not do justice! We travelled with our 9 year old daughter, and she was looked after so well, pampered and loved by the staff. The instructors and staff at the Dive Centre were exceptional, particularly Ali and Nikita. Our incredible experience of Maldives would truly be incomplete without them. We loved the Dive and the Snorkelling experience, the sea is full of life and vibrance. We also loved the Sting Ray and Shark Feeding feeding sessions in the evening. The passion and commitment from the staff was reflected in all the Christmas celebrations, right from the food, live music and entertainment for the kids. They even had Santa on a jet ski! A great team usually is the consequence of great leadership...and in our limited interaction with Samrat Datta (GM) I could see the emphasis on customer delight and passion for hospitality. The food, just like the many other reviews, was simply amazing! We personally loved the Maldivian cuisine, all recommended by Ashraff. The cocktails were amazing too....loved the Signature Exotica cocktail. Friends told me that 7 days would be too many in Maldives, that I would be bored...But they couldnt be more wrong! I guess they just didnt stay at the Taj Exotica! Every day was better than the one before. My husband and I also went back to our childhood, where we couldn't wait for the night to end, in anticipation of a new unimaginable, adventure that would unfold with the new day...like unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Parents aspire to create magic moments in the childrens' lives, one's that they will treasure all throughout their life....I cannot thank Taj Exotica Maldives enough for giving us so many of those delightful Magical moments.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and created pleasant memories. I have shared your feedback with the entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the island with fond memories. We are all looking forward to your next visit to your home in Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable holiday. Sincerely, Samrat Datta
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PRICE RANGE
US$923 - US$1,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
taj exotica hotel emboodhu finolhu, taj exotica resort and spa, taj exotica maldives, taj exotica resort all inclusive
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollEmboodhu Finolhu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kinkao Thai Bistro, Kebab & Kurry Maldives, and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Exotica Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Emboodhu Finolhu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (8.6 km).