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“Heavenly beauty on earth” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
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1 review
“Heavenly beauty on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

I was on my visit to taj with my hubby. It is one of the best beaches resort. We had a great time there. Right from our welcome till the last day...everything was organised in a beautiful way....without any flaw....The room was excellent as...u have a sea facing room...where you find all types of beautiful, colorful, lovely fishes and u have a swimming pool..to chill out n relax...then u have the food which is freshly made n served....n as me n my hubby are pure vegetarians. ..We did not have any problem. ..as you have variety of cuisines even for vegetarians...u even have a sheesha bar...for all the sheesha lovers. ..n the sports activities. ..there is no end to it....plenty of them.... n the spa is splendid. ..it relaxes u completely...the place is best for couples...A place worth to go and worth to spend.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anjana G
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Guests,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our resort. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort who are happy to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our island paradise for another relaxing holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Returned from Taj Exotica in October .... And I am still longing to return. Our whole experience was magical, every tiny detail had been thought of and was available. I am not going to write to many comments as you must go to this island yourselves to experience the wonders of this little gem in the Indian Ocean

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michelle L
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guests,

Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

We would like to thank you for your lovely review. It gives us great pleasure in reading that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort and they too are very happy to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our island paradise for another memorable holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Perth, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

My husband and I have just returned from the most amazing honeymoon we could have ever dreamt of.
Everything about this resort is spectacular! We stayed in a deluxe lagoon villa with the private plunge pool. What an experience that was! We felt so at home our entire stay.
A lot of people have mentioned the planes flying over the resort. We probably noticed on average about 2 planes a day and it did not affect us at all. If a bit of plane noise is the worst part of a holiday, we think you've done pretty well!
We would like to say a huge thank you to out butler, Ayath. He was always so friendly, welcoming and went out of his way to make sure we had the best stay possible. Thank you Ayath!
The food at this resort is absolutely out of this world! My husband and I loved every single meal. Especially the barbecue grills they had at the Poolside restaurant and the Deep End. We highly recommend them!
Water sports - amazing!
Cleanliness - incredible. Our room was cleaned/tidied twice a day and the timing of the cleaners was impeccable!
All the staff are the loveliest, most helpful, friendly bunch you could ask for. Each of them helped make our stay the perfect honeymoon that it was!
We are already dreaming of our next holiday there!
Anna & Tim

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NewlyMrsK
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Maruhabaa from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

We are all delighted to read your wonderful review post your recent stay with especially the culinary offerings at the resort. It gives us great pleasure to learn that this is the perfect honeymoon that you had hoped for. I have shared your feedback with Ayath and the entire team at the resort who are very happy to have received the same.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for another memorable and relaxing stay.

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Spent 3 magic nights there with my wife and son. Island is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Staff are attentive and friendly and note personal preferences in order to make us smile. Lovely little tucked-away corners with lounge chairs and chilled water and towels so you can always have privacy. Excellent breakfast with some of the best croissants ever and that is an accomplishment in a seaside environment. The 1 bedroom beachside villa was spectacular and literally 'on the beach'.

Can highly recommend this as a luxury resort that knows how to look after its guests and help them to recahrge and face the normal world after experienceing paradise 'Maldavian Style"...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FPS15
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

We would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback post your stay with us. The team and I are delighted to read that you and the family enjoyed your stay. It is feedback and encouragement such as yours that assists us in striving for higher standards of excellence.

We look forward to welcoming you back at our slice of paradise for another memorable and relaxing holiday.

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Emerald, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We have just returned from our second visit to Taj, and what a wonderful time we had. we could not have asked for a better welcome back, It was just incredible.! The resort is with out doubt the most cleanest and best maintained we have seen. The food is amazing, there was not a meal that was not a fantastic experience to eat. The Jiva spa is out of this world with their treatments and we had a very pleasurable time there a complete break from reality.
I suppose many resorts in the Maldives are similar given the location, but what puts Taj ahead of them all for us is the staff that work there, never have we found such helpful ,caring ,warm, considerate people . God willing we will get to experience this special place again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank debbie_041961
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

It gives us a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your second visit to our resort. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort and they too are very happy to have received the same.

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

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013


We stayed at the taj exotica Maldives for a total of four nights from 6th November till 10th November 2013,with another couple friend of ours.we would like to highlight a few lapses which quite belie the expectations from such a property
1.at the 24 restaurant we ordered green Thai curry with chicken.instead got one with vegetables.On pointing out to our server he started arguing with.on being asked for the restaurant manager Anthony was summoned,whom we had not set sight on for the earlier times.the server seemed totally oblivious and insensitive to the matter.
2.The previous night while our party of 6 was still in the middle of our meal at the same 24 restaurant , the staff started switching the candles off and generally giving the feel of wanting to close while it was only 11pm.
3.at the infinity pool I ordered the taj burger and specifically ordered no fried egg with it. But lo behold it came with it.but at least the server changed it without combat.
4.at the Jiva spa according to the printed program there was meditation at 6 on Saturday. However after reaching the spa I was told there is no meditation and I was misinformed.Feeling cuckoo I went back to my room and took the brochure back to the guy at the spa who said it got printed by mistake.
The point I'm trying to make is for a property like the exotica one does not expect such goof ups and even if there are the staff is supposed to be apologetic not defiant and ready to pick a fight.In addition the local Maldivian staff especially at the 24restaurant seem to be xenophobic towards Indians and very rude.Being an Indian brand we chose Taj but next time due to poor service standards shall go to Four Seasons or the W.All in all very poor customer service for the top dollars we spent.Very disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank Amrita D
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Dear Guests,

Greetings from Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.

We are extremely perturbed to read your review and I would like to sincerely apologize for the disappointment. As I was away from the island on a business trip, upon my return I have personally taken the matter up with our Food & Beverage Director and the Spa Manager, who along with our Training Manager have put into action an extensive re-training schedule for the associates to ensure that such errors do not occur in the future. All our guests from all parts of the world are equally important to us and I am sorry that you felt discriminated against by any of our associates. We have also spoken with the concerned associates and they have been counseled for the same.

As you must have read from the previous over 300 reviews Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is known for its culinary offerings and won many awards that establish the service as being one of the best in the world. However, once again please accept my apologies for the lapse in service and I would like to personally assure the same would not be repeated.

We hope to have a chance of welcoming you back at our island paradise to experience the true Taj hospitality.

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

Warm regards
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

amazing place on the largest lagoon in Maldives,i took the villa in the water and its amazing,the pool,the beach the food the service all are exceptional,i travelled to so many countries but you cant find this kind of water anywhere in the world,with close proximity to Male airport 20 mins speed boat it couldn't get any better

Room Tip: anything you pick will be perfect but i prefer the villa in teh water
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mahmoud A
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Ranjit P, General Manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sunny Maldives.

It gives us a great pleasure to read your kind words of appreciation and praise. We are extremely happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort and they too are very happy to have received the same.

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

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

Warm regards,
Ranjit Phillipose
General Manager
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives
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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
Hotel Style:
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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