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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here and it was just awesome as if we have landed in paradise and everything was perfect from check in to check out was smooth which was done in our villa by our butler Mohammed who was very helpful and described all the facilities in the resort.The food was great in all the restaurants and equator bar with bartender Ashish at his best.Snorkelling is the best part in maldives and naveen helped us in brearthtaking sites near ocean pavillion we could see sharks and rays.All in all everything great here just awesome.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Abhay j
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Vishal S, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. 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.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Vishal Singh
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

After a long deployment my husband spoiled me by booking a week at the Taj- it was incredible! Everything is five star about this resort... the food is great, the staff is fantastic, the rooms are lovely and the property is immaculate. Theres miles of beach to enjoy and a bevy of activities in the resort as well. We took a cooking class, spent time on the beach, at the pool, in the spa and salon and just relaxed. I don’t have enough good things to say about this trip. I’m sure we will be back!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Chelsey L
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Vishal S, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. 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.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Vishal Singh
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives




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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is our 3rd trip to the Maldives, so we are always trying to better the one before. I loved the Taj Exotica which boasts the biggest lagoon in the Maldives.... something like swimming in the biggest swimming pool on earth. We had a water villa with pool but from here not a nice swimming area.... you have to head to the beach/pool area to enjoy the best area. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US AS A FAMILY IS A HOUSE REEF FOR SNORKELING, and i’ll admit that i got this one wrong, verrry wrong. i obviously misread.... eeekkkk.... so, we had to basically remortgage our house (lol) to pay for snorkelling boat trips (that we detest doing!!!! ) There is the local coral garden (20$ per person) which is literally a minute boat trip (lasts 45min) but not an exciting snorkelling experience. Then for 70$ per person another trip 5mins away to the nearby island for a slightly better reef. For 45 mins our family 3 came to $300.... So we then opted for our 3rd trip Shark Snorkelling to Bandos Island.... this is a 2hr round trip and stopping at 2 places. By far the best snorkeling. A nice enough reef, a few sharks and rays. The best experience was the 2nd stop near the FullMoon resort alongside a fish factory where we saw the MOST AMOUNT OF STINGRAYS WE’ll ever see in a lifetime!!! It was likrbeing thrown into a feeding frenzy. Thousands of fish, 50or more rays and 15 moray eels just going bananas. I LOVED THIS. I didn’t know where to look! I was lost for words! Sooo thrilling! That was a once in a lifetime experience. It cost a whopping 500$ though for us 3. As for the breakfasts: amazing! And such sweet and obliging staff ❤️. There are 2 restaurants where we ate very well. Excellent asian dishes and superb curry from around the world. The pool is gorgeous and ALL THE STAFF OF THIS RESORT ARE JUST AMAZING PEOPLE. Shamiz our butler was a wonderful man. Overwater villas with pool are stunning and tastefully decorated, a bathtub also with uninterrupted views ....We did think about upgrading to a beach villa because they are on the best side of the island, on a white beach, sunset side, also nearer to reception and pool, but later decided to stau put on the overwater villa. I do think they need to provide bicycles though, because the island is big. The only other negative was paying 50$ delivery cost of breakfast in the villa.... that’s just hectic! The place is costly, we never spent less than 300$ at a meal sitting, without alcohol.... so that adds up! TAKE THE HALFBOARD IF YOU CAN! Otherwise you’ll have to win the lottery to pay back the holiday. Bear in mind its 15 mins from the airport and you have planes flying directly overhead. I didn’t mind this. Also you have the view of Male in the distance. And if you want house reef for snorkeling then this is not the resort for you. On the whole we loved the professionalism and friendliness of this resort. TAJ, YOU ROCK!!!!! Top top top resort.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Vishal S, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. 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.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Vishal Singh
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin! We flew in from US to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at this beautiful and gorgeous Taj property. Having lived in India we were well aware of the Taj hospitality therefore we chose this property.
Right from our check in everything was flawless and everyone was helpful and kind.
Our check in was a smooth process all thanks to the duty manager Jinan and our butler Dilip Jha were simply outstanding. We were escorted to our villa by Dilip who ensured that our few days in Maldives would be memorable. He arranged our photo shoot, snorkeling lessons and pretty much took care of everything and anything we asked for. Dilip and the housekeeping crew decorated our villa with flowers and champagne for our anniversary.

A big shoutout to our snorkeling instructor Naveen Manker who was so patient with us especially my husband who doesn’t know how to swim. He was with him throughout our snorkeling time in the ocean which is a must do for anyone who wants to experience the coral reefs and beautiful marine life.
The equator Bar has such a great vibe to it with live music and DJ in the evenings , the cocktails are WOW, our bartender Pathum and Vinod were amazing and recommended all the right drinks to us which were all out of this world.
The food at the 24 degrees restaurant is delicious and has a huge variety
But NOTHING can beat the food at the Deep End restaurant which was an experience by itself. Once again the chefs and the wait staff at both the restaurants are so nice welcoming and courteous.

All in all we had a truly memorable and wonderful time at Taj Exotica. A must visit for everyone .
We are leaving with fond memories and hope to return soon with our family.
Navendu Vyas

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank L V
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Vishal S, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. 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.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Vishal Singh
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and me had our delayed honeymoon at this resort. Both of us have undoubtedly had this as our best holiday till date and for all holidays to come. The resort is so beautiful and mesmerising. They have pampered and spoilt us to the maximum extent possible. We used to find a surprise in our room every day. The spa was amazing. The chef would customize the food as per our requirements, special table arrangements and lots more. The food was brilliant and the service extraordinary. Just didn't want to leave that place. Iv heard lot of experiences from people regarding their respective resorts...but I can say that Taj has been the best hands down. If you are planning Maldives this resort is the best place to go!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank SnehaBhandari
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Vishal S, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Dear Ms. Bhandari,
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. 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.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,
Vishal Singh
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

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Additional Information about Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Address: 2117
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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Emboodhu Finolhu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
Price Range: €835 - €2,472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Exotica Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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.* ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Taj Exotica Hotel Emboodhu Finolhu
Taj Exotica Resort And Spa
Taj Exotica Maldives
Taj Exotica Resort All Inclusive
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives/Emboodhu Finolhu

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