Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, private and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The resort is a Member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. 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 luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.

The resort is only 15 minutes by a private luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport.

Location
South Malé Atoll, 15 minutes speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport.

Accommodation

Most of the resort's luxuriously designed villas are perched over the lagoon with nothing but blue ocean waters and glorious sunsets to block the view. Only a wooden ladder separates you from a refreshing dip in the lagoon. All the villas are palm-thatched, built of finest natural wood finishes on the exteriors and the interiors are delightfully appointed in classic Maldivian style. The villas offer sundecks, and some offer private plunge pools, outdoor showers, verandahs with day beds and private spa rooms. Dark woods, rich textures and vibrant accessories make the time you spend indoors just as beautiful as the time you spend swimming with dolphins or gazing into the infinite horizon.

Villa types of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Lagoon Villas / Starting from $791 pppn

The Lagoon Villas measure 71 square metres each and are a series of two adjacent villas on the lagoon along the island. They offer private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and ladders with direct access leading to the lagoon. Each villa features a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $943 pppn

The Deluxe Lagoon Villas measure 94 square meters each and are located at the far end of the island. These elegant stand-alone villas offer complete privacy as they open out to private sundecks with serene sea views and ladders leading into the lagoon, easy chairs and loungers. A double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean add to the luxury. Deluxe Lagoon villas are furnished with chic, comfortable furniture showcasing the styles, textures and natural colours of the local culture. All Deluxe Lagoon Villas feature a private deck with a freshwater plunge pool and an alluring day-bed area with spectacular views.

Deluxe Beach Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $1,439 pppn

The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 89 square meters each and are just five metres from the picturesque lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.

Premium Beach Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $1,095 pppn

The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 82 square meters each with an exclusive 111 square metre private outdoor area, these new villa have their own stretch of beach and a direct access to the lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.

Ocean Suite with Plunge Pool (One Bedroom) / Starting from $2,055 pppn

The new Ocean Suite with Plunge Pool built over water offers luxury and privacy in its spacious and beautiful interiors. Measuring 195 square meters, this tastefully appointed villa has a living room, a bedroom with attached bathroom, a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, a large freshwater pool with a private sundeck, a ‘sala’ for dining, and a beautiful suspended deck filled with powder soft sand.

Beach Villa Suite with Plunge Pool (One Bedroom) / Starting from $2,647 pppn

The one-bedroom (270 square meters) luxurious Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon. Each villa, set on the beach, has a spacious living room, a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden. The mezzanine bedroom unfolds one of the most picturesque lagoon views in the Maldives.

Beach Villa Suite with Plunge Pool (Two Bedroom) / Starting from $1,805 pppn

Two-bedroom (365 square meters) luxurious Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon. Each villa, set on the beach, has a spacious living room, a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden. The mezzanine bedroom unfolds one of the most picturesque lagoon views in the Maldives. In the two-bedroom configuration, the first-floor master bedroom has an oversized attached bathroom and a private balcony that is a perfect spot to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Guests can enjoy Jiva Grande Spa treatments in complete privacy at the spa treatment room attached to the villa.

The Rehendi Presidential Suite with Pool / Starting from $2,531 pppn

The 500 square meters tastefully appointed award winning villa boasts of a 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 filled with powder soft sand and a hammock suspended over the beautiful turquoise lagoon. This Suite comes with a host of extra amenities and services.

THE DEEP END

This fine dining restaurant draws its inspirations from progressive world cuisine amalgamated with top ingredients sourced from around the world with a preference for organic, free trade certification and free-range products. The extensive a la carte menu presents a choice of flavourful meats, game and seafood, along with vegetarian specialties, complemented with fine wines from the cellar. The menu also features a choice of desserts and cigars. The restaurant is constructed over water and is partially alfresco for guests to enjoy an almost continuous maritime breeze and the placid waves of the ocean. The experience entails designer lifestyle tabletops. You can also enjoy the offerings of The Deep End while dining at the poolside. Open for lunch and dinner.

EQUATOR BAR

Unwind to soulful music and the rustle of the wind, waves and palms with a choice of innovative and refreshing beverages including sundowners, ice cold margaritas, wine coolers and cocktails. This stylish bar also serves a variety of traditional vintages, New World wines, and cigars.

Cuisine: Bar
Aroma Trail
Engage in the diverse aromas of wine with a sommelier to taste and discover the real pleasures and excitement behind the exquisite aromas of wine.

Mixing It Up
Understand the nuances of mixology in the company of talented bartenders while they guide you in four different styles of mixing cocktails. Discover that you are an amazing bartender yourself while sipping the drinks made by you.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Most wine making countries like the United States, New Zealand and Australia are growing their own grape varietals. Tasting the perception changing wines from the New World which are creating new benchmarks of quality for the kind of wines once considered the domain of France.

24 DEGREES

24 Degrees, the all-day dining restaurant has a delicious variety of international favourites from Pan-Asian to Continental specialities. Its a la carte menu offers the guests an eclectic journey of flavours including the fresh bounty of the Indian Ocean, spices of India, the Far East and International favourites. Charming and convivial, 24 Degrees has a display kitchen which adds to the informal ambience. The walk in Wine Cellar at 24 degrees provides the opportunity to step inside and be guided to the perfect accompaniment for the evening. Dine indoors or alfresco on the beach.

NEW HORIZONS

Certain new world countries like Chile, Argentina and South Africa are crafting wines of international quality and have shown the world that they can have the right terroir and the expertise to perform at the international stage and emerge successful. The representations in this tasting feature some of the most promising wines from these new horizons.

ROMANCE WITH ROSE

Rosé is a wine in vogue. It has attractive hues, compliments a variety of food and can be sipped any time of the day. The tropical climate and a beautiful sunset with a glass of rose is the best you can expect.

GREAT VALUES

These wines display character beyond expectation and clearly over-deliver on price. Taste some of these meticulously handpicked wines with the cellar keeper.

BURST OF BUBBLES

This theme features varied styles of sparkling wines famous all over the world including Cava and Prosecco that are put up against the classical benchmark "Champagne". Leaving it for you to judge how far they have ascended in competition as well as find out the best style that suits your palate.

HIDDEN GEMS

These are wines you may not look twice at while going through the wine list. However, the chosen boutique winemakers put their craftsmanship on show with these exceptional representations.

WINE TASTING THEMES

In the endeavour to create unique moments during your stay at a slice of paradise, thematic wine tasting evenings at the Equator Bar are created. These themes have been crafted keeping in mind the diversity of labels and the different winemaking styles that exist today.

GRAND WINE LIST

At Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, featuring a handpicked selection of over four hundred labels of the most prestigious and boutique wines from all over the world. The list includes wines that are legends, classics, hidden gems, biodynamic and other great finds.

Taking your wine experience to a new level of luxury with the introduction of a vintage Californian Chardonnay aged with gold leaves inside the bottle. Not only you will sip on the subtle flavours of the fruit, but you'll also experience beautiful glints of gold as you sip.

SAND BANK

From time to time, a surfaced patch of white sand emerges in the middle of the largest lagoon in the Maldives where sweeping ocean views and brilliant island sunsets provide a magnificent backdrop. Enjoy food and beverage offerings include the finest selection of champagnes accompanied by an assortment of delectable tapas at a very private getaway.

AYURVEDIC CUISINE

Ayurvedic philosophy perceives the relationships of the body, mind and the spirit as a whole and endeavours to maintain the balance of one's system. The therapeutic role of food is a vital element of a healthy lifestyle.

At the Jiva Grande Spa, an Ayurvedic consultant assists in identifying any imbalances and works in tandem with the chef to create alternative meal options to regularize absorption, assimilation and elimination of negative energies.

The resultant Spa Menu comprises of dishes that are devoid of any additives, proprietary sauces, preservatives or canned food. Eclectic dining is offered with uncompromised benefits.

EQUILIBRIUM CUISINE

Healthy eating and good living, through nourished diets, drive the core of the menus across our restaurants. Equilibrium Cuisine caters to the well being of body and soul through high protein, low sodium and the overall goodness of ingredients devoid of any trans-fats. It offers the most unique meal requirements from weight loss programs, low cal diets and/ or allergies. Prior intimation is needed for guest requirements, bearing in mind the challenges of sourcing specialty food for an island.

LICENSE TO GRILL

Don the chef's hat for a day and grill exotic meats and veggies at a private venue on the island. The chefs set up the barbeque kettle, meats and salads for you. You get the joy of grilling and then of course savouring the fruits of your labour.

INTERACTIVE KITCHEN

For those gourmands who want a bit more than just fine dining experience, the chef takes time out creating an event right in front of you, catering to your tastes and preferences. The fine art of cuisine comes to life right before your eyes. Start a culinary conversation with the chef. Maybe even steal a trick or two from him. All you have to do is call In Villa Dining before 10:00 am on Fridays and Sundays, convey your personal preferences to the chef and trust him to create a private meal that you will never forget.

YOGA PAVILION

This unforgettable dining experience features a creative tasting menu. A magical ambience is cast by a glowing candlelit table, designer crystal ware and the moonlight reflecting on the ocean.

CELLAR DINNERS

Spend your evening in a very private cellar in the company of a thousand and one bottles. Assembling an experience that encompasses the true nature of each grape varietal. These have been carefully paired with gourmet treats by the chef. The pairings focus on the emergence of the New World as some of the foremost wine producing regions of the world. Complimeting these wines with either parallel flavours or divergent and shocking tastes that achieve perfect harmony. The service team will be delighted to make recommendations or assist you with your selections and make your evening an affair to remember as well as a memory to carry back.

BEACH DINING AT THE POOLSIDE

Dine at the poolside beach while enjoying the savoury Mediterranean delicacies of The Deep End. The resort would be pleased to offer you the a la carte menu of The Deep End restaurant at an extra charge per couple or select from the degustation menus crafted for this venue.

BEACH DINING AT 24 DEGREES

Reserve a table to feel the sand between your toes and enjoy the exotic cuisine of 24 Degrees. Early seating is recommended so you can witness the display of colours in the panoramic Maldivian sunset. The resort will be pleased to offer you the a la carte menu of the 24 Degrees at an extra charge elect from the degustation menus crafted for this sunset dining experience.

OCEAN PAVILION

Arrange for a private pavilion on Indian Ocean with nothing but the gentle waves of the lagoon to intrude on your privacy. Indulge in the experience of sitting at the edge of the world with a cherished companion, the sun setting on an infinite horizon and, if you get lucky, shimmering moonlight.

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET

The quintessential romantic experience. Enjoy a selection of premium champagnes paired with a delectable selection of antipasti for a blissful private dining experience.

PRIVATE ISLAND DINING

Choose your spot on the island, and make it an unforgettable experience.

IN-VILLA DINING

Guests can dine in the comfort and privacy of their villa. A menu of gourmet specialties is offered.

PRIVATE DINING

Meals are often communal experiences but sometimes guests wish to savour a delicious meal in very select company. You may make any meal a private and special affair in a secluded setting. Private dining adds a new dimension to the already extraordinary culinary offerings at the resort.
The kitchens are at your disposal to create unexpected, personalised meals beyond compare. Please contact Villa Dining for reservations and information.

SHEROY KERMANI EXECUTIVE CHEF

Sheroy passed out from catering college in the 1989 & at the age of 19 joined the Taj Group of hotels as a trainee chef, his first posting being at the Taj President in Mumbai. Whilst in Mumbai, Sheroy was sent for various culinary programs, including Rome, Singapore & Bangkok for extensive training & food promotions. Specialized in mainly Italian & western European cuisines, not to mention Thai & traditional Indian flavors in day to day operations.

Promoted up to executive Sous chef through 12 years, Sheroy was then transferred to take up responsibilities at the Taj Exotica resort & spa Mauritius.

After having worked 2 years in Mauritius it was time to take over the kitchens of Blue - Sydney, a prestigious Taj property in Australia wherein he dedicated 2 years setting up the kitchens & bringing in a different dimension to Indian food in Sydney.

Opening of the first Vivanta of India was next in line for Sheroy. This trendy new hotel in Bangalore city of India was a brand launch for Sheroy it was an all new setting of standards in the Taj Culinary scene. Right from conceptualization to execution the kitchens of Vivanta were a great success & another milestone achieved

Currently working for the Taj exotica resort & spa, Maldives, creating new international standards with the star restaurant deepend & the culinary centric pan Asian restaurant 24 degrees.

WINE LIST

The wine lists at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, are chosen by the sommelier to cater to every taste and occasion. Allow us to help you select exactly the right wine to pair with each course or activity. Special tasting menus can be arranged.

BON APPETIT

The Maldives is the most inspired dining setting imaginable. The glistening waters of the Indian Ocean and mesmerizing sunsets provide the backdrop for the two restaurants with menus featuring Progressive World Cuisine and international specialties. Cigars and spirits are staples at the bar, and plenty of stargazing is available over a glass of the finest wine.

Dining gallery

INDULGE

Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, Jiva Grande Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honoured Indian treatments, yoga and meditation. The spa experiences are offered by trained experts using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting. Signature Jiva Grande Spa experiences bring guests the essence of traditional royal wellness and therapeutic experiences.

Jiva Grande Spa also offers Alepa, a signature treatment that evokes the aura of the fabled and privileged lifestyle of Indian royalty. Alepa - literally the act of anointing the body - is a wellness experience drawn from sacred and ceremonial time-honoured Indian bathing rituals. Savour this exquisite experience in a stylish and contemporary spa suite.

Spa gallery

BUTLER SERVICE

Each villa has a dedicated butler who helps to unpack luggage so guests can begin to relax as soon after they arrive, customizes the private bar with precise beverage preferences, and provides an array of personal amenities, coffees and teas. Butlers will also offer to draw a bath, serve food and drink to guests in their private space, and more. In-room telephones have one single button, which summons the butler. From arranging scuba diving excursions and al fresco dinners to day trips at the inhibited islands, Taj Exotica's butlers endeavour to make guests' stays as stress-free as possible. The butler will also set the room's comfort level for guests, adjusting the TV, temperature controls, and lighting. And then, like the infinity edge in the bathtub, disappear.

LEISURE

At your service. Memorable meals, rejuvenating spa experiences and inspired leisure activities add to the deliciously relaxed ambience of the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. Come create your own experiences or let us suggest some thoughtful possibilities.

FITNESS CENTRE

Being away from home need not mean being away from your health and fitness routine.

The well equipped gymnasium is located over water at the far end of the island, close to the Jiva Grande Sp

FITNESS CENTRE AMENITIES
  • Open until the last guest leaves
  • Treadmills
  • Personal training
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga

AT YOUR SERVICE

The warm and welcoming staff members are knowledgeable hosts, taking care of each guest personally. They can arrange private dinners, luxury speed boat cruises and tours through the winding streets of Malé. Absolutely anything, from a snorkeling excursion to massage in a private pavilion can be tailor-made to create a unique, individual experience.

Exclusive offers

Following exclusive offers are only from Alpha Maldives. Please note that the rates are calculated with all the taxes and it is per person per night basis. Exclusive offer rates are calculated without transfer to the resort and villas are subject to availability.

Lagoon Villas / Starting from $791 pppn

The Lagoon Villas measure 71 square metres each and are a series of two adjacent villas on the lagoon along the island. They offer private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and ladders with direct access leading to the lagoon. Each villa features a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $943 pppn

The Deluxe Lagoon Villas measure 94 square meters each and are located at the far end of the island. These elegant stand-alone villas offer complete privacy as they open out to private sundecks with serene sea views and ladders leading into the lagoon, easy chairs and loungers. A double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean add to the luxury. Deluxe Lagoon villas are furnished with chic, comfortable furniture showcasing the styles, textures and natural colours of the local culture. All Deluxe Lagoon Villas feature a private deck with a freshwater plunge pool and an alluring day-bed area with spectacular views.

Deluxe Beach Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $1,439 pppn

The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 89 square meters each and are just five metres from the picturesque lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.

Premium Beach Villa with Plunge Pool / Starting from $1,095 pppn

The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 82 square meters each with an exclusive 111 square metre private outdoor area, these new villa have their own stretch of beach and a direct access to the lagoon. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.

Ocean Suite with Plunge Pool (One Bedroom) / Starting from $2,055 pppn

The new Ocean Suite with Plunge Pool built over water offers luxury and privacy in its spacious and beautiful interiors. Measuring 195 square meters, this tastefully appointed villa has a living room, a bedroom with attached bathroom, a glassed bathroom with an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, a large freshwater pool with a private sundeck, a ‘sala’ for dining, and a beautiful suspended deck filled with powder soft sand.

Beach Villa Suite with Plunge Pool (One Bedroom) / Starting from $2,647 pppn

The one-bedroom (270 square meters) luxurious Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon. Each villa, set on the beach, has a spacious living room, a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden. The mezzanine bedroom unfolds one of the most picturesque lagoon views in the Maldives.

Beach Villa Suite with Plunge Pool (Two Bedroom) / Starting from $1,805 pppn

Two-bedroom (365 square meters) luxurious Beach Villa Suites are just five metres from the lagoon. Each villa, set on the beach, has a spacious living room, a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden. The mezzanine bedroom unfolds one of the most picturesque lagoon views in the Maldives. In the two-bedroom configuration, the first-floor master bedroom has an oversized attached bathroom and a private balcony that is a perfect spot to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Guests can enjoy Jiva Grande Spa treatments in complete privacy at the spa treatment room attached to the villa.

The Rehendi Presidential Suite with Pool / Starting from $2,531 pppn

The 500 square meters tastefully appointed award winning villa boasts of a 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 filled with powder soft sand and a hammock suspended over the beautiful turquoise lagoon. This Suite comes with a host of extra amenities and services.