• Lagoon Villas

    71 sqm. Offering private sun decks with loungers, easy chairs and direct access to the lagoon. Each villa features a double

    vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

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  • Deluxe Lagoon Villas with Pool

    94 sqm. Located at the far end of the island these villas feature a private deck with a freshwater plunge pool, double vanity

    bathroom, rain showers and viewsome bathtubs with infinite vistas of the Indian Ocean.

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  • Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool

    200 sqm. With an exclusive private outdoor area, these villas are set on the beach and enjoy direct access to the lagoon just

    a few meters away. Each of the luxuriously styled villas offers an oversized plunge pool, a private veranda with sun beds and a

    tropical outdoor shower in a secluded walled garden.

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  • Premium Beach Villas with Pool

    193 sqm. With an exclusive private outdoor area, these newly built villas come with a master bed and bath combination,

    extravagant round bathtub, a private beach area, oversized plunge pool, verandah with sun beds, a tropical outdoor shower in

    a private walled garden and an infinite view of the lagoon.

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  • One Bedroom Ocean Suites with Pool

    195 sqm. This tastefully appointed suite has a living room with pantry, a bedroom with attached glass walled bathroom,

    a large freshwater pool with a suspended sundeck filled with powder soft sand and an intimate ‘sala’ for private dining.

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  • One and Two Bedroom Beach Villa Suites with Pool

    270 sqm & 365 sqm. These luxurious One Bedroom Single & Two Bedroom Duplex Beach Villa Suites are just five meters

    from the ocean. Set on the beach, each has a spacious living room, a private courtyard, an oversized plunge pool, veranda with

    sun beds, sunset balcony and a tropical outdoor shower in a walled garden. In the two-bedroom villa, the first floor master

    bedroom has an oversized bathroom and a balcony to enjoy the spectacular sunsets, whilst guests can enjoy Jiva Grande Spa

    treatments in complete privacy in their own spa treatment room.

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  • Rehendi Presidential Suite with Pool

    500 sqm. Two Bedroom Presidential Suite with Pool. This award winning suite boasts an oversized living room, master

    bedroom with ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, guest bedroom, a 12 metre freshwater pool, two ‘salas’ for relaxing and dining and

    a beautiful suspended deck filled with powder soft sand with a hammock over the turquoise lagoon. This Suite comes with a

    host of personalized amenities and services.

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Bars and Restaurants

  • 24 Degrees

    This all-day dining restaurant has a delicious variety of international favourites from Pan-Asian to Continental specialities. The 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. The walk in Wine Cellar provides the opportunity to step inside and be guided to the perfect accompaniment for the evening.

  • Teppanyaki - Japanese Live Kitchen

    Gather at the live Teppanyaki counter for a culinary and theatrical experience. Legend has it that that Genghis Khan invented Teppanyaki by using a soldier’s helmet as a hot plate (‘teppan’) when cooking (‘yaki’) his meat on the camp fire to stop his meat from overcooking. Teppanyaki has evolved since then though it still involves cooking on a hot plate. Make your selection from one of the masterly crafted Teppan set menus of fresh seafood, meats and vegetables, sip some sake and enjoy the show.

  • Pool Side Bar & Restaurant

    The Pool Side is the ideal spot to just chill, soak up the sun and perfect the art of doing nothing. Take a dip in the infinity pool, count the shades of blue in the ocean and enjoy a refreshing frozen cocktail, something fruity & tropical, or a nice cooler. Light snacks, crispy salads and oven fresh pizzas served throughout the day.

  • Equator Bar

    The perfect balance of mood, music and vibrancy, Equator Bar comes alive at sunset. Unwind and recount the day’s adventures over an exotic cocktail or a glass of traditional vintage. As the sun sinks into the ocean and the world turns golden, a sundowner or some bubbly is the perfect prelude to dinner. After dinner, sink into a comfy sofa with a cigar or end the night with your favorite flavor of Sheesha, gazing at the stars from the deck.

    Live music most nights, cocktail theme nights weekly and front row seats to sunset every night!

  • Deep End

    Wander over to Deep End Restaurant on the south side of the island for an unforgettable dining experience. Perched over the water, Deep End radiates romance with partially al fresco seating, candle lit tables, an almost continuous gentle sea breeze to keep things cool and a permanent soundtrack of placid waves.

    The menu features upscale Grill & Seafood dishes from prime cut rare meats to fresh, local catch, seafood varieties. All cuts of meat are grilled to your preference and accompanied by unique home-made flavored salts for seasoning at the table. Complete your culinary journey with a symphony of ultimate sweet temptations created by our Pastry Chef right at your table – Deep End’s signature dessert ‘The Opera’ promises to leave you speechless at first – and with a story to tell.

Facilities and activities

  • SPA


    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. Our 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.

    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.
  • SHOP

    Should the serene surroundings inspire a spontaneous proposal, fear not! A collection of handmade 18k white and yellow gold jewelry with precious gem stones by Sifani is available in our Lifestyle Boutique, located between the lobby and 24 Degrees Restaurant. If you forgot to pack your beachwear or sunscreen, or wish to bring home some Maldivian handicrafts and gifts, including paintings made by our resident local artist, you will find it here. You can also take the Exotica lifestyle home with you - a range of products used in your villa is available to purchase.

    Dip below the surface for a magical underwater adventure. The warm waters of the Maldives offer excellent visibility throughout the year. Marvelous coral reef formations and more than a thousand species of colorful marine creatures make for a snorkeling experience you will cherish forever.

    Collect your mask, snorkel and fins from the DiveCcentre at the end of the Arrival Jetty - complimentary to use for the duration of your stay.

    Guided snorkeling trips to a nearby reef by dhoni daily at 1130 hours.

    Supervised snorkeling trips near the Ocean Pavilion daily at 0930 hours and 1630 hours.

    Introduction to Snorkeling

    Learn to snorkel in the shallow lagoon before venturing out on the reef. Recommended for beginners and those who wish to refresh their snorkeling skills. Maldives is one of the world’s best destinations for diving with abundant marine life, warm water and excellent visibility year round. Dive into the deep blue and discover some of the planet’s most pristine coral reefs and their inhabitants - big and small. From tiny shrimp and shoals of colourful surgeonfish, to eels and turtles, acrobatic dolphins and magnificent rays, mantas and sharks - Maldives has it all.

    Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is located in South Male Atoll with more than 20 excellent dive sites nearby, suitable for both new and experienced divers. Certified divers are spoilt for choice with thila (mountain shaped coral formation) diving, kandu(channel) diving, reef diving and wreck diving. Morning and afternoon dive excursions daily from the Dive Centre, night dives and private dives available on request.

    Our Dive Centre, located at the end of the Arrival Jetty, is managed by Ocean Dive Maldives, and is equipped with all the latest diving gear, including Nitrox. Our experienced team of multilingual PADI instructors and dive masters has extensive knowledge of the local dive sites and marine life, and will ensure your Maldivian dive experience is an unforgettable adventure.

    Please present your certification card and logbook when you register for diving. Divers must complete a medical questionnaire prior to their first dive.

    All divers are advised to refrain from diving 12 hours after international flights and 24 hours before travelling by air, including by seaplane.

    Enhance your diving experiences and dive deeper with an Advanced Open Water PADI Certification or a specialty course, including Enriched Air Nitrox, from Ocean Dive Maldives.

    For beginners there is no better place to learn to dive than the Maldives! Ocean Dive Maldives offers a variety of PADI-certified dive programmes for beginners including Open Water and Discover SCUBA Diving for adults and teenagers, and Bubble Maker for young guests.
    The shallow sandy lagoon surrounding Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a paradise for water sports lovers. The Water Sports Centre, located on the beach near 24 Degrees Restaurant, is equipped with all the latest motorized and non-motorized water sports equipment.

    Jet Skiing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding and Kite Surfing will thrill speed seekers. Catamaran Sailing, Wind Surfing, Paddle Boats and Kayaking will delight those who prefer a slower pace. Parasail for spectacular aerial views of the lagoon and the blue ocean beyond - on a calm day you can even marvel at the coral reefs from above as the lagoon surface turns into a giant magnifying glass - or power through the water like a dolphin on the Seabob for a view below. Or just have fun being towed around on an inflatable fun tube!

    Use of non-motorized water sports equipment is complimentary, not including lessons and accompanied catamaran sailing.
    Malé, the world's smallest capital city, is reached by a 15-minutes luxury speedboat ride from the resort. This small, exotic and easy-going city buzzes with activity.

    Wander through Malé’s winding lanes and explore local shops and markets; view the historic relics at the National Museum; treasure the coral architecture of the 400-year-old Hukuru Miskiiy (Friday Mosque), a protected UNESCO site; take a walk in Sultan Park; and stroll past the former presidential palace. The Munnaaru (Minaret), the Islamic Centre, the shrine of Abul Barakath Yousuf Al-Barberi and the tomb of Mohamed Thakurufaanu offer fascinating insights into the country's unique history.

    Tantalize your taste buds with sumptuous samples of Maldivian treats at the local fruit and vegetable market and check out today’s fresh catch at the fish market. If you would like to take home some authentic Maldivian souvenirs, our guide will be delighted to take you to a traditional art and craft shop.

    3 hours escape available daily from 1400 hours to 1700 hours for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 guests. Our seaplane flight allows you to fully appreciate the natural beauty of this picturesque island nation from the air, and it is a view to behold! Resembling tiny gems studded in a vast aquamarine canvas, the coral islands and pristine white beaches are laid out beneath you, surrounded by turquoise lagoons, coral reefs and deep blue ocean.

    The plane takes off from the Sea Plane Jetty at end of the Arrival Jetty for a 25-minute flight around North and South Malé Atolls.

    25 minutes escape available for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 guests. Private charters can be arranged on request. Bring your camera! Cruise across the atoll by speedboat to the islands of Guraidhoo.

    Guraidhoo is a bustling yet rustic Maldivian fishing village with a population of around 2000. A local guide provides details of the island's history and way of life, Maldivian culture and tradition. The island offers a vast array of natural vegetation, fruit trees and coconut groves, which add to its many charms.

    5 hours escape from 1000 to 1500 hours for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 guests. Select a fine wine or bubbly of your choice from our cellar, and head out on a luxury cruise around the lagoon in a traditional dhoni. Watching the sun set from the water is one of life's exquisite experiences, and nowhere are the sunsets more vivid than here on Emboodhu Finolhu. Sunset is also a good time to spot dolphins; sightings are possible but not guaranteed.

    1 hour escape from 1700 to 1800 hours for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests.

    There is an additional charge for the wine or champagne served.

    Private sunset cruises can be arranged upon request. Fishing is the lifeline of the Maldives. It has been the livelihood of people for centuries and still determines the rhythm of life in this island nation. The methods of fishing vary depending on the type of fish and the time of the day. Night fishing, or sunset fishing, allows you to take in the glorious spectrum of sunset while discovering the traditional way of fishing, on board on our authentic Maldivian dhoni.

    Try your hand with fishing lines, tackle and bait and catch one if you can! Reef fish such as Grouper, Snapper, Squirrel Fish, Skip Jack Tuna and Barracuda are bountiful and our chefs will be delighted to prepare your catch to your liking for lunch the next day.

    2 hours escape from 1730 hours to 1930 hours for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 guests. A once in a lifetime opportunity to dive without a chance of getting wet! Be enchanted by beautiful coral reefs and magnificent tropical fish from the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine. Descend to 100 feet below the ocean surface and witness ocean life and other treasures, sights usually seen only by divers.

    3 hours escape on request except Monday & Friday.

    Find tranquility at the Infinity Pool where endless views of blues stretch as far as the eye can see. Take a cooling dip in the fresh water pool, soak up the sun, or snooze under the shades of giant palm trees on luxurious loungers. Refreshing cocktails and coolers, light lunches and oven fresh pizzas served throughout the day.

    Pool & Pool Bar open daily from 08:00 to 18:30 hrs

    Pool Side Restaurant open daily from 12:00 to 16:00 hrs The pristine white beach, lapped by the turquoise lagoon on the west side of the island, is dotted with comfortable sun loungers and shady parasols. Beach attendants provide beach towels and cool mineral water. Bar refreshments available. All you have to do is kick back and relax - or plunge into the crystal clear water for a refreshing swim. Located next to the Lifestyle Boutique, the living room-style Library houses a collection of books, magazines and DVDs in various languages. Complimentary to use internet terminals are also available.