Taj Exotica Resort & SPA: Your Very Special Barefoot Island Escape

Encircled by the clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, the award-winning Taj Exotica Maldives is conveniently located just 8 km, or a 15-minute speedboat journey, from Male Airport. We were met by our personal butler and within 5 minutes we were swimming in blue water, shortly followed by sipping coconut juice on the terrace of our luxurious Asian-style water villa. Life is good here. And very private, too. It immediately feels like you are in paradise.

Luxury Taj Exotica hotel

Taj Hotel bedroom interior

Private sun deck Taj Exotica Resort

Woman swimming in Maldives blue water

This tiny (just 720-metre long) intimate luxury island is perfect for your best Jacques Cousteau impression. You can explore the Indian Ocean by snorkelling or diving. But our brightest experience was the feeding of the rays and sharks, which happens every evening.

View on luxury island

Adventeous znorkeling in Indian ocean

Maldives rays feeding

More than 80% of hotel guests come here for their honeymoon, to enjoy total privacy and relaxation. Despite the Robinson Crusoe atmosphere, the Taj Exotica is full service, with a spa, two fine restaurants, and extras including water sports and excursions.

Enjoying privacy at Taj Exotica Resort

Relaxing in hammock at Maldives

Walking in the quiet Taj Hotel beach

We loved dining here. The food is some of the best in the Maldives so even tourists from other islands come to experience it. The main beach-side restaurant, 24 Degrees, is à la carte - you can enjoy your food on the beach choosing from an extensive Thai, Malaysian, Maldivian, or even Mediterranean menu. The second fine dining sea food restaurant, The Deep End, is built on stilts over the water with a view of the lagoon.

Taj Exotica Resort beach restaurant

We definitely suggest you try the complete privacy of the Ocean Pavilion, 700m offshore, in the middle of the lagoon. It's known as the smallest restaurant in the world. Besides private dining, it can also be transformed into a wedding venue, couples’ spa treatment room or used for private snorkelling trips.

Luxury Taj Hotel Ocean Pavilion

Amazing view on Ocean Pavilion Maldives

All of the villas are beautifully decorated, but the impressive Rehendi Presidential Villa, with its over-water suspended decks filled with sand, is just breathtaking. Featured in many of the best presidential villas in the world reviews, it’s made for those who always want to find the best in ultimate luxury.

Best Presidantal Villa in Maldives

Fantastic view from pool to Indian ocean

The views of the lagoon are stunning. And the lush green tropical garden is so inviting to get lost and relax in. Each picture you take becomes a heart-warming postcard of your memories.

Relaxing near clear blue water Maldives

Exploring fantastic Maldives beach

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Before you live this real-life paradise, make sure you hit the Indian-inspired Jiva Spa. You can have amazing Ayurveda massages here, try their special treatments with Indian mud, or opt for a full health programme with special food and exercises created specially for you by an in-house Ayurveda doctor from India.

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