Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and the serene lagoon. The award-winning resort, now re-launched, seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest contemporary luxuries and services. 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.
Location: South Male' Atoll
Distance from Airport (INIA):
Transfer type: 15 mins. from Airport by Seedboat
Number of rooms:64 Rooms
TOTAL AREA 71 SQM, 20 UNITS
The Lagoon Villas measure 71sqm each and 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 features a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and bathtubs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
Enjoy your breakfast in the shade of the Dhigga trees with sand between your toes and let the stars light your dinner table at night; 24 Degrees, located on the beach with endless views of the turquoise lagoon, takes you on a journey of flavours from the Far East to the Western Front. Comfort food, fresh catch of the day, local specialties, the spices of India, international favorites and nightly themed menus from around the world – the choice is yours. All menus, including breakfast, are la carte and prepared to order.
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. The kitchens are at your disposal to create unexpected, personalised meals beyond compare. Please contact Villa Dining for reservations and information.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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! There’s also an array of excursions and inspired experiences.
JIVA GRANDE SPA
6 COUPLES TREATMENT VILLA
DAILY, 09:00 - 21:00
The tropical bliss of the island and blue harmony of the ocean seem to spill into the Jiva Grande Spa - an oasis for the mind, body and soul at the far end of the island. Surrounded by the stillness of the vast lagoon, the 6 over-water spa pavilions, each with a private sundeck and relaxation space, are centred around a beautiful courtyard. Revel in glorious signature treatments inspired by India’s ancient royalty and blissful authentic Ayurveda therapies at the Alepa (Mud Bath) Pavilion and the Ayurveda Sanctuary Pavilion. Indulge with Indian aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps. The rejuvenation experiences are masterminded by well-trained experts armed with exclusive natural products and a gentle approach to all round healing.