Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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.
Here, surrounded by dazzling white sand and vivid aquamarine waters, your only wake-up call is the sound of waves.
Your days are spent indulging in Asian spa treatments, visiting nearby islands and villages, enjoying non-motorized water sports, and sipping sunset cocktails at the beachfront bar. Then there's the exquisite dining at The Deep End, where romance and ocean breezes are served right alongside fresh Mediterranean cuisineâ€”indoors or under a vault of stars.
A total of 62 spacious guest villas present the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Of these are 24 Lagoon Villas; 31 Deluxe Lagoon Villas; 4 Deluxe Beach Villas and 2 Villa Suites each with a private plunge pool; the superlative Rehendi Presidential Suite.
In the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives
This romantic retreat is a heaven of relaxation, peace and tranquility. The natural beauty of the island and lagoon, which is one of its kind, has been carefully preserved and integrated with all the tastefully appointed accommodation and guest areas. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is part of the award winning Taj Group of Hotels, and 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.
Taj 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.
Food and Wine
From casual, all-day dining to formal, fine dining, guests can savour a choice of gourmet cuisine, cool beverages and the choicest wines. The resort offers a distinctive dining experience at its restaurants. The menus feature traditional and contemporary favourites of a variety of international cuisines that are complemented with fine wines from the resort's cellar. Guests can dine at the restaurants or any spot on the island of their choice.
24 Degrees, is an all-day dining restaurant, serving a delectable multi-cuisine menu. The charm and conviviality of this informal and inviting all day dining restaurant is enhanced by a display kitchen and indoor and al fresco beach dining. The menu features a variety of Pan-Asian and Continental fare and a selection of fine wines.
The Deep End
The Deep End Restaurant exudes a soothing ambience and serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes paired with fine wines. Open for lunch and dinner, the elegant Mediterranean influenced restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu with a choice of flavourful meats, game and seafood, along with vegetarian specialities, complemented with fine wines from the cellar. The menu also features a choice of deserts and cigars.
Savour the soothing sounds of nature with a choice of refreshing beverages at the stylish 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. The bar also serves a variety traditional vintages and New World wines, and cigars.
In Villa Dining
Guests can dine in the comfort and privacy of their villa. A menu of gourmet specialities is offered.
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.
Activities & Recreation
The resort offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for irresistible fun and relaxation.
~ Fresh water Infinity Swimming pool
~ Indoor games
~ PADI certified Dolphin Base Dive and Water Sports Centre
~ Fitness Centre
The resort's PADI recognized Dolphin Base Dive and Water sports Centre offer various courses for beginners and certified divers by a professional multi-lingual team. Like the equipment, instructors are carefully selected. The average Dolphin Base Instructor will have dived more than a thousand times. The Dolphin Base team offers access to some of the best dive spots in the world.
If you can swim, this is the easiest way to experience the underwater world. Just pick up a snorkel set from the Dive Centre and start exploring the lagoon. If you are not a confident swimmer, plenty of small fish and creatures in the sand can be found in the safety in the shallow waters close to the beach. If you want to see a variety of more fish close to home, visit the snorkel platform for deeper waters just west of the island.
Join a snorkel trip by boat to one of the many reefs surrounding the island. These snorkel sites have a large variety of marine life as well as corals. If you are lucky you might even sight a school of Dolphins during the boat trip!
For the adventurous, there are a variety of water sports on offer, including:
~ Catamaran Sailing
~ Water Skiing
~ Banana Riding
~ Sea Kayaking
~ Historical Male
~ Seaplane Photo Flight
~ Maldivian Fishing Village Experience
~ Island Exploration
~ Sunset Cruise
~ Sunset Fishing
~ Big Game Fishing and Casting
~ Butler service
~ Fitness centre
~ Express laundry / dry cleaning
~ Lifestyle Boutique
~ Living Room with library and internet connectivity
~ Billiards and indoor games
Jiva Grande Spa
Jiva Grande Spa offers a choice of Indian, royal and holistic experiences, treatments and ceremonies specially designed to maintain physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium. The highly trained international spa therapists provide holistic treatments with the purest of products made from Indian herbs and unique Indian aromatherapy oils and natural creams, essential oils and special ingredients. Jiva Indian Therapies, Jiva Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga, Jiva Facials and Beauty, Scrubs and Wraps are offered.
Signature Indian Royal Mud and Bathing Experience Pavilion
The Signature Indian Royal Mud and Bathing Experience Pavilion, accessed by stepping stones laid over a private water feature courtyard, has a splendid semi outdoor suite with a luxury hammam, couple experience showers, outdoor bathing experience, contoured sun deck loungers over the lagoon and relaxation spaces. The pavilion offers a unique wet area for a couple or single guest exclusively.
Ayurveda Sanctuary Pavilion
The Ayurveda Sanctuary Pavilion offers traditional Ayurveda treatments in two luxurious therapy suites after a consultation with the resident Jiva Ayurveda physician. Each suite has a private Ritualistic Bathing Arena, outdoor shower, Ayurveda steam experience, a traditional treatment area, a relaxation area and a sun deck
Heat, Hydro and Relaxation Experience Pavilion
The Heat, Hydro and Relaxation Experience Pavilion has a laconium, sauna and cold bucket experience area for ladies and men wrapped with an opaque glazed section for an outdoor feel, a large relaxation deck, sun loungers, covered seating area and an infinity plunge pool.
Rooms & Suites
Each of the resort's luxuriously designed villas is furnished in natural tones and textures. The warmth of wood, the fragrance of flowers and the soft glow of lamps and candles create an intimate ambience in the villas. Expansive ocean views and a soothing breeze relax the senses.
All the villas are palm-thatched, built of finest natural wood finishes on the exteriors and floors and are delightfully appointed in classic Maldivian style. Amenities include air-conditioning, personal bar, LCD television with satellite channels, safe, tea/coffee-maker, satellite television, DVD/CD player, MP3, Media Centre, Internet connection, international dialing, Electronic safe, double vanity, bathtubs overlooking the ocean (in lagoon villas ) and rain showers in the bathrooms, and hairdryer. Some of the villas have a private plunge pool.
Rehendi Presidential Suite
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 18 m fresh water pool with a private sundeck, two 'salas' for relaxing and dining; and a beautiful suspended deck filled
Two Bedroom Beach Villa Suite with Oversized Plunge Pool
The Two Bedroom (365 sqm) luxurious Beach Villa Suites is located only five metres from the lagoon. The suite, 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
One Bedroom Beach Villa Suite with Oversized Plunge Pool
The One Bedroom (270 sqm) luxurious Beach Villa Suite sits just five metres from the lagoon. The suite, 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
Ocean Suite with Oversized Plunge Pool
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,
Premium Beach Villa With Oversized Plunge Pool
The four Premium Beach Villas with Plunge 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
Deluxe Beach Villa With Oversized Plunge Pool
These One Bedroom Single and Two Bedroom Duplex suites have a large living room, private courtyard & lovely sundecks to add to their infinite views. The four Deluxe Beach Villas with pool measure 89 square meters each and are just five metres from the picturesque lagoon. Villa Amenities: ~ Panoramic views of Indian Ocean ~ Outdoor shower
Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool
The 31 Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Pools, of 94 sq mts each , 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. Stylized furniture, a double vanity bathroom, rain showers, bathtubs
The Lagoon Villas, of 71 sq mts each, 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 has a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bath tubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Villa Amenities: ~