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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Paradise on Earth”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa at Maldives is the closest thing to achieving that. With the picturesque scenery, sun setting in the Spectacular blue waters and the feel of beach sand under your feet Taj Exotica Resort is truly a place to relax and feel Blissful.
Everything was customed tailored for us, providing an exclusive experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Exotic Maldives.

We are very happy to read your review post your stay with us in February 2012. We have shared your feedback with everyone at the resort and they are very happy to have received your positive comments.

You would also be pleased to read that Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives has been recognized as “TOP GOURMET GETAWAYS IN MALDIVES” by the Conde Nast Traveller in their November 2011 issue.

Once again we would like to thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back at our island paradise for another memorable holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email – kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

One of the most beautiful and relaxing island resorts I've ever stayed at. It is impossible to take a bad photo on this island . Every inch is paradise . Staff are very attentive and eager to help .

  • Stayed February 2012
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1 Thank MofSydney
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Dear Guests,

Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

It gives us great joy in reading your review posted on Trip Advisor post your recent stay with us for your honeymoon. We have shared your feedback with everyone at the resort and they are very happy to have received your positive comments.

You would be pleased to know that Trip Advisor has bestowed on Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives 2nd year running the “2012 Traveller’s Choice Award” under the Number 1 Resort in Asia, and ranked Number 4 Worldwide.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives soon maybe to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with us.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

It took us four years to determine whether we preferred the Taj Exotica to the Soneva Fushi. We are still unsure, so we must just continue with two love affairs.But when it comes to overall friendliness and kindness of managenent and staff, Taj is unbeatable. We don't know how they manage to train everybody to guess your pteferences, but they will do their utmost to please a guest, and if you are a repeat client, they remember you and one feels enchanted.

Room Tip: the deluxe beach bungalows gives far more beach life than the water bungalows
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Dear Guests,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

We are delighted to have received your review post your fourth visit at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. We have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort who are also very happy to have received the same. We are certain that this will assist us in achieving higher standards of excellence in future.

It gives us great pleasure to read that repeat guests such as yourselves are enchanted with friendliness and kindness of managenent and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back and to a long continued love affair with our island paradise.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

One of the most beautiful properties I've visited. We chose to spend our honeymoon at Taj Exotica and couldn't have made a better choice.
Besides being an extremely beautiful island - the service was outstanding. For the 5 days we were on the island every single staff member knew our names and the fact that we were spending our Honeymooon at this resort. They all took extra care to make it special.
Our butler 'Hussain' was super awesome. He made sure that our stay was amazing and comfortable. We didn't have to worry about any arrangements - he was just a phone call away.

Some more:
Spa is brilliant - we took 2 different treatments here and loved it.
In room dining/food service is brilliant - The menu is vast and service is quick.
24 degrees was my favorite dining venue apart from the villa.
The Equator bar is beautifully set and a drink @ the time of sunset is just a must.
I wasn't a big fan of 'The deep end' though. It was good but didn't blow me away. (It is tough to impress New Yorkers with food ;-))

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One thing I was not expecting (for the lack of research on my part) was families with Kids.
There was one family with kids living on the Over Water bungalow right next to us. Not the best scenario for a honeymoon couple ;)
I would recommend the hotel to assign only some specific rooms to the families with kids. Works better for all.
But amazing otherwise.

We will definitely visit back and recommend to all our friends!

Finally I'll leave with a few "must Do's" on the island:
1) A drink at the Equator bar at the time of the Sunset
2) Breakfast @ 24 degrees - Try all ranges of food over you stay.
3) Interactive asian/japanese food @ 24 degrees
4) A private dining of your choice
5) A Jiva spa treatment
6) The morning free yoga session at the Spa

Room Tip: If you are looking for privacy - Request for an Over Water Bunglow farther away ( or closer to the r...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank amalpani
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

We are very happy that you chose our resort for your honeymoon and we were able to make your stay special. We have shared your positive feedback with Hussain your butler and the entire team at the resort who are delighted to have received the same.

It gives us great joy to read that you enjoyed the interactive Teppanyaki dinner, sunset cocktails at Equator Lounge, the yoga session in the morning and the relaxing massage at the award winning Jiva Grande Spa.

In the month of November 2011, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives was hailed as “TOP GOURMET GETAWAYS IN MALDIVES” by the Conde Nast Traveller.

Once again thank you for your review and for recommending our resort to your friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you back at our island paradise in the future.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2012

stayed here from 14th to the 19th jan2012.

I dont know where to begin and where to end. from the time to get out of the airport and reach the taj counter from that very moment the experience of a life time begins.

friendly staff , great rooms , excellent lagoon , 5-star food and i could go on and on..

if you have to money to splash this is a great place to visit..

would recommend at least 6 days..

the dive center is very very good.. friendly people and they give genuine advice.. most importantly what ever you do safety is their first and fore most concern..

visited the taj from the 14th jan to 19th jan and my stay was sooooo sooo memorable..

thank you every one at the taj exotica maldives for making our stay so so memorable..

Room Tip: go for the deluxe lagoon villa..
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank chin-kong
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Thank you for taking the time and posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed each and every moment of your stay and were very impressed with the Dive Center. We have shared your feedback with the Dive Center team and the entire team at the resort who are also pleased to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back at our island paradise sometime soon in the future for another memorable holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We were fortunate enough to stay at the Taj Exotica in July 2011. Sorry readers for the delay in posting this review a lot has happened since my return. I'm now reflecting on our holiday which we shared with our friends and can I say the Taj Exotica Resort Maldives is still so fresh in our minds. From the minute that we were greeted at Male Airport to the minute we left the Taj we were totally spoilt by the wonderful staff and we'll never forget the faultless service. Where do I start? Every step of our Taj journey was truly fantastic; the greeting at the airport, the boat transfer to the Taj, the greeting when we arrived at the Taj, the warm welcome from management, our butler Hanoo and ALL the staff at the restaurants, by the pool, at the Jiva Spa. Then there's the overwater / lagoon villas with private plunge pools which were amazing and truly indulgent. The food was truly amazing as was the service. The treatments in the Jiva Spa were incredible. The yoga classes were pure bliss sitting on an overwater gazebo staring at the lagoon and watching the waves break over the reef whilst doing your stretches and poses was definitely an excellent spot to start the day with a yoga session. The Taj Exotica Resort Maldives is definitely a resort that everyone should visit at least once. My words don't really describe how beautiful the resort is and how the wonderful the staff are except that you'll have to make a booking to see what I mean. Can't wait to return, hopefully in June 2012. Thank you Giresh, Hanoo and all the staff who helped to make our holiday so wonderful.

Room Tip: The overwater bungalows with private plunge pools were fabulous. Ask for the bungalows that overloo...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Lovetoholiday17
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your holiday with us and will be returning soon. We have shared your feedback with your butler Hanoo, the General Manager - Mr. Girish Sehgal and the entire team at the resort. We are certain that this will assist us in achieving higher standards of excellence in future.

We are elated to share with you that Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives was awarded the “PARTNERSHIP AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM” which was given by the Virgin Holidays during the WTM event in London. Virgin Holidays announced the winners for this award on 7th November 2011 at the presitigious World Travel Mart 2011 hosted in London.

We look forward to welcoming you back in June 2012 for another memorable holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The perfect destination! Loved every minute there! Definitely coming back.

  • Stayed February 2011
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1 Thank PeteSal
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KunalArya, Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Maldives.

We would like to thank you for your review of our resort post your stay with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and will be returning to our island paradise. Your positive feedback has been shared with the entire team at the resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives for another memorable holiday.

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

Warm regards,

Kunal Arya
Senior Duty Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
Email - kunal.arya@tajhotels.com
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Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Emboodhu Finolhu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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Taj Exotica Hotel Emboodhu Finolhu
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