Featuring only 64 luxury villas, 55 of which are over the huge lagoon, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is one of the smaller and more exclusive private-island resorts in the Maldives. Its location just south of the main Maldives Airport makes it one of the easiest and fastest to reach, yet the island still feels intimate and unspoiled by its environment.
Taj Exotica is the luxury resort wing of the famous Indian Taj hotel brand, and its Maldives resort keeps with its incredibly high standards. In addition to a stunning location, the service, rooms, amenities, and food are all of 5-star standard. Prices are actually rather reasonable for this quality of accommodation and service by Maldives standards, so this is a fine choice for any honeymoon or tropical getaway, even for those without an unlimited budget.
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is located on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, only 8 kilometers south of Malé International Airport.
22 Lagoon Villas
Area: 764 sq ft (71 m²)
31 Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Pool
Area: 980 sq ft (91 m²)
1 Lagoon Suite with Plunge Pool
Area: 2,099 sq ft (195 m²)
1 Presidential Villa Suite
Area: 5,382 sq ft (500 m²)
(Living room; a master bedroom with attached his and hers bathrooms, a guest bedroom; a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean; a 15 ft fresh water pool with a private sundeck, two `salas’ for relaxing and dining; and a beautiful suspended deck.)
9 Island villas
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$197.12 per adult
The Jiva Grande Spa is located on its own private spa island sanctuary.
To reach the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa you’ll need to fly to Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff and helped aboard a private speedboat for the 15 minute ride to the island itself.
Reviews for the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa are generally excellent. Nearly every past guest raves about every aspect of their trip, from the rooms to the setting to the service to the food. The staff also gets quite a lot of attention, with nearly everyone agreeing on their professionalism, great service and helpful attitude. Few other 5-star private-island resorts in the Maldives can match the praise, making this one of the best and most reliable choices for a honeymoon or any other tropical getaway.
Considering the price range, which is actually quite reasonable for this level of service and these facilities, the Taj Exotic Resort does amazingly well with reviews, so it appears to be a solid value, among all its other qualities.