Exceptional 9.2
Based on 48 reviews

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About Taj Exotica Resort & Spa


This world famous resort is set in the middle of a large lagoon and is widely regarded as the best resort in the world. The 27-acre resort is surrounded by crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches and contains 55 lagoon villas, four beach villas, and two villa suites that feature beautifully crafted furniture with LCD televisions and bathtubs that overlook the pristine waters of Tamarin Bay and private plunge pools. The resort's most revered accommodation is the amazing Presidential Suite which offers guests a 450sqm villa with a 25-foot freshwater pool and glass bathroom complete with a bathtub overlooking the ocean. A visit to the resort is never complete without sampling the heavenly facilities of the Taj Spa with its rejuvenating massages, body scrubs, and time-honored Indian treatments set in a unique and tranquil atmosphere. The resort also features a whole host of recreational facilities and delicious restaurants and beach bars.
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  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • Yoga room
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Games room

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing lessons
  • Boats
  • watersports equipment rentals
  • Wind surfing
  • Canoe
  • Private beach
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Table tennis

For kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Postal service
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • security [24-hour]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • Photocopying
  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-17 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 17 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 160 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 30 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 8 Km
Distance to Airport: 8 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 25 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 64
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2007
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  • Cleanliness 9.6
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.6
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 9.2
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Kanchana A.
Sri Lanka
August 23, 2016
Great Holiday
We enjoyed our stay

Aura C.
August 07, 2016
Relaxing and Serene
Really enjoyed our stay here. Very peaceful. Well equipped. Did not want to leave the place. Food was good. Spa was great. Love the shoreline. The sunset. The speedboat transfer was smooth. 'Free transfer' was what sold us. Check in and check out was smooth. Loved the library. Very private. They clean the room almost every time. Overall really really good. Enjoyed and definitely would come back.

Saudi Arabia
July 22, 2016
The only that I didn't like was musketos :)

Hisham A.
Saudi Arabia
July 16, 2016
Food and water sports are overpriced. Everything else is excellent.

Injy E.
June 03, 2016
Trip of a lifetime
We had an amazing time at taj exotica resort and spa, exceeding all the expectations in every aspect; the amazingggggg food, the friendliness of the staff from the moment you step on the island till the last goodbye you're pampered like royalty (thanks to our butler "elite"), the facilities on the island are super (spa, water sports, professional photo session, yoga,....), the villas we stayed for 2 nights at a lagoon villa which we loved a lot it was very well maintained, super private with unobstructed ocean view....and 1 night at the deluxe lagoon villa with plunge pool which is almost the same but with a private pool Cons: Coral reef and shallow water at the deluxe villa We'd definitely be back again :)

Ng C.
March 28, 2016
Beautiful and cosy place
Staff services was excellent.

T F.
February 25, 2016
Very good resort
Beautiful place, professionalism and kindness of the staff
Perfect stay, we notably appreciated the quality of the service and kindness of the staff. The resort is very beautiful and perfectly maintained, well equipped and the location @ 25' from airport by speed boat is an advantage. Different types of food are available and the quality is very good.

jeppe J.
February 21, 2016
Samsung place with The friendliest and kindest staff we have ever met.
Good location wit only 25 min boat trip from Male airport.

Wing C.
Hong Kong
August 07, 2015
location is near airport, staff are nice, room is clean
it requires extra transfer fee when u book through agoda, which is different from the amount it stated in agoda apps, turn out After many complaints, the staff agreed to let me pay the amount stated in agoda apps! which totally ruined my mood!

Winnie T.
June 02, 2015
Great Quick Get away
Rooms & Food
Our stay at the taj was fantastic, a true 5 star resort with great service. Excellent for a short get away given the resort is only 15 min by boat to airport. The only thing to note that from the resort, you can see Male town and a waste incineration plant in the distance, and there is also no house reef - closest snorkel is a boat ride away.


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