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Taj Exotica Resort And Spa

5.0 star property
Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Maldives Islamic Centre

9.6/10 Exceptional

142 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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Main amenities
  • 64 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 3 restaurants and 2 beach bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 5.8 miles/9.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Taj Exotica Resort And Spa

Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Maldives Islamic Centre, Taj Exotica Resort And Spa offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, yoga, and volleyball. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. 24 Degrees, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 beach bars and a poolside bar are other highlights at this luxurious resort, and rooms offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, and memory foam beds with pillow menus. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and bar.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 64 units

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 2 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 15 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 24 hours before their expected arrival. The speedboat schedule is limited so guests planning to arrive after midnight are advised to book an overnight stay in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the next day.
  • The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Parking
  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Transfers
  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Offsite
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Other information
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 beach bars
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Jiva Grande Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

24 Degrees - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
The Deep End - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
The Equator Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Poolside Restaurant - This poolside restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 98.56 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 0.00 (roundtrip), (up to 5 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 17 years old to 12 years old): USD 98.56 per person, per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 98.56 per person (roundtrip)
  • Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 12 costs USD 98.56 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Resort Taj Exotica
Taj Exotica
Taj Exotica Emboodhu Finolhu
Taj Exotica Resort
Taj Exotica Resort Emboodhu Finolhu
Taj Exotica Resort Spa
Taj Exotica Resort Spa
Taj Exotica Emboodhu Finolhu
Taj Exotica Resort And Spa Resort
Taj Exotica Resort And Spa Emboodhu Finolhu
Taj Exotica Resort And Spa Resort Emboodhu Finolhu

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Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.6/10

Amenities

9.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully Blissful
This was my 3rd or 4th stay in this handful of years, it was super as all the other times. Having stayed in a number of 5-star hotel resorts in The Maldives, Taj Exotica ranks high on my list. Whether it is service, beauty (natural or otherwise), food, class, elegance of a bygone era, Indian charm mixed beautifully with Maldivian way of life, convenience to Malé airports (without the possible delays and long waits for air transfers), you can be sure to settle into your holiday very quickly. It is fast becoming my home away from home in The Maldives. Thank-you Taj.
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I travel all around the world and by far this is one of the best places I have ever gone to. The water really is the best you will see in the whole world! It is crystal clear with no seaweed and very calm. This hotel is situated on a lagoon so that makes it also to snorkel and walk far out into the ocean. We got to see stingrays, small sharks, dolphins and cool jellyfish. I absolutely loved her stay and we'll be going back again. The resort thinks of everything to make your stay one of a kind. All of the staff are super helpful. I forgot to bring mascara and the girl in the front, RACHA ordered me one online and had it brought by boat to the island the next day. We went for our honeymoon and this was a perfect honeymoon destination.
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and well taken care of.
9-night romance trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

8/10 Very good

Very convenient location, 20 minute boat ride from the airport. Rooms are excellent (Pool overwater villa). Food if not included is very expensive. 40+ USD for a Margarita pizza / sandwich.
David, 7-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean, kind and professional staff, accommodating, quiet and very relaxing. Lots of options for on site activities if desired.
Chelsea, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice and clean. All the staff was very nice. Good was fantastic
Khan, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Paradise
Such a beautiful place! Snorkeled every day seeing the most amazing fish. The service was outstanding. Had one of the best vacations ever!
David, 5-night family trip
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