Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a truly deluxe property set on an idyllic island with tropical vegetation and a superb wide stretch of beach surrounded by shallow waters. Located just 15 minutes away from Male airport by speedboat, the idyllic resort is spread across a long, thin island in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world.
The picture-perfect island’s 64 palm-thatched villas are luxurious, stylish and sumptuously decorated, many boasting private pools. The décor is modern yet understated using local materials that blend in with the surrounding natural environment, whether they are located along the beach or set on stilts over the lagoon.
Dining options include international cuisine on the beach, Mediterranean fine dining in an over-water setting and poolside snacks. For those wishing to enjoy an extra special dining experience there are plenty of spots to choose from on the island and further afield, be it on a boat or within a pavilion in the middle of the lagoon.
An elegant over-water spa offers a full range of Indian-inspired therapies and beauty treatments. As well as an infinity pool, other facilities at Taj Exotica include an over-water gymnasium, a yoga pavilion, library, boutique and water sports centre. Active guests can scuba dive and snorkel alongside a variety of marine life, while other water sports include parasailing, banana boat rides, water skiing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Taj Exotica can also arrange a variety of experiences, from scuba diving excursions exploring nearby reefs to boat trips to Male, the world’s smallest capital city.
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Children: Children are welcome.
Transfers: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport.
Complimentary Facilities: Swimming pool, snorkeling, fitness centre, library, volleyball.
Chargeable Facilities: Water sports including canoes, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, banana rides- all with tuition if required. PADI Dive centre, laundry 24 hour room service.
Spa: Jiva Spa is one of the best spas in the Maldives, offering a wide range of treatments and therapies inspired by ancient Indian techniques. Body scrubs, massages, Indian therapies, Ayurvedic experiences and beauty treatments are offered in over-water treatment rooms.
Bars & Restaurants: 24 Degrees is an all-day dining restaurant on the beach with views over the lagoon, serving Pan-Asian and European dishes accompanied by a selection of fine wines. Guests can dine indoors or al fresco. The Deep End is an elegant fine dining restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine in an over-water setting with partially al fresco seating. The Poolside Bar & Restaurant serves drinks and snacks at lunchtime, while The Equator Bar is the perfect spot to watch the sun set with a cocktail and live music. Private dining experiences are also available, from in-villa dining to beach barbeques.
All 64 villas designed to offer the ultimate in luxury and privacy. All have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, stocked mini bar/fridge, telephone, LCD TV, Media centre with MP3/CD/ DVD player, a hairdryer, Molton Brown toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities and 24-hour butler service.
Lagoon Villa: These villas are constructed in pairs on stilts over the lagoon along the eastern side of the island, offering panoramic ocean views. Features include a king size bed, a bathroom with rain shower and bathtub, and a private furnished sundeck with direct access to the lagoon. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults. (71sqm)
Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Pool: These villas are similar to the Deluxe Lagoon Villas but are more spacious with the addition of a private pool on the furnished deck. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults. (94sqm)
Premium Villa with Pool: These spacious villas are set on a private stretch of beach on the eastern side of the island and boast a private sundeck with an oversized plunge pool and sun loungers. Other features include a king size bed, a large bathroom with round bathtub and a private walled garden with outdoor shower. Glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows promise spectacular views of the lagoon from the bedroom and bathroom. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults. (193sqm)
Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool: These villas are similar to the Premium Villas but are set on the western shore of the island, promising sunset views. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults. (200sqm)
One Bedroom Ocean Suite with Pool: Built over the lagoon on the eastern side of the island, these spacious villas have a furnished split-level sundeck with a private pool, direct access to the water. Inside there is a king size bedroom, a separate living room with pantry, a covered dining area and glass-walled bathroom. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults. (195sqm)
One Bedroom Beach Villa Suite with Pool: Set just a few metres back from the lagoon on the western shore of the island, these suites are ideal for guests seeking privacy and space. Inside there is a king size bedroom, spacious living room and partially open-air bathroom leading out to a walled garden with outdoor shower. Villas also feature a furnished deck with an oversized plunge pool, covered dining area and direct access to the beach. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults. (270sqm)
Two Bedroom Villa Suites with Spa & Pool: These suites are similar to the One Bedroom Villa Suites but with the addition of a second king size bedroom and a spa treatment room. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and has an oversized bathroom and private balcony overlooking the beach. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults. (365sqm)
Rehendi Presidential Overwater suite with Pool: This vast villa is built over the lagoon at the far end of the jetty, promising the ultimate experience in luxury, privacy and comfort. The villa features a spacious deck with a 12m fresh water pool, two covered areas for relaxation and dining, a suspended deck with soft sand and a hammock suspended over the water. Inside there is a spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a king size bedroom with a ‘his and hers’ bathroom and private balcony plus a second bedroom with two queen size beds and en suite bathroom. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults. (500sqm)