The resort is only 15 minutes by a private luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport.
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We were here and it was just awesome as if we have landed in paradise and everything was perfect from check in to check out was smooth which was done in our villa by our butler Mohammed who was very helpful and described all the facilities in the resort.The food was great in all the restaurants and equator bar with bartender Ashish at his best.Snorkelling is the best part in maldives and naveen helped us in brearthtaking sites near ocean pavillion we could see sharks and rays.All in all everything great here just awesome.
"Couldn’t have been any better "
After a long deployment my husband spoiled me by booking a week at the Taj- it was incredible! Everything is five star about this resort... the food is great, the staff is fantastic, the rooms are lovely and the property is immaculate. Theres miles of beach to enjoy and a bevy of activities in the resort as well. We took a cooking class, spent time on the beach, at the pool, in the spa and salon and just relaxed. I don’t have enough good things to say about this trip. I’m sure we will be back!
"No house reef and go half board!"
This is our 3rd trip to the Maldives, so we are always trying to better the one before. I loved the Taj Exotica which boasts the biggest lagoon in the Maldives.... something like swimming in the biggest swimming pool on earth. We had a water villa with pool but from here not a nice swimming area.... you have to head to the beach/pool area to enjoy the best area. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US AS A FAMILY IS A HOUSE REEF FOR SNORKELING, and i’ll admit that i got this one wrong, verrry wrong. i obviously misread.... eeekkkk.... so, we had to basically remortgage our house (lol) to pay for snorkelling boat trips (that we detest doing!!!! ) There is the local coral garden (20$ per person) which is literally a minute boat trip (lasts 45min) but not an exciting snorkelling experience. Then for 70$ per person another trip 5mins away to the nearby island for a slightly better reef. For 45 mins our family 3 came to $300.... So we then opted for our 3rd trip Shark Snorkelling to Bandos Island.... this is a 2hr round trip and stopping at 2 places. By far the best snorkeling. A nice enough reef, a few sharks and rays. The best experience was the 2nd stop near the FullMoon resort alongside a fish factory where we saw the MOST AMOUNT OF STINGRAYS WE’ll ever see in a lifetime!!! It was likrbeing thrown into a feeding frenzy. Thousands of fish, 50or more rays and 15 moray eels just going bananas. I LOVED THIS. I didn’t know where to look! I was lost for words! Sooo thrilling! That was a once in a lifetime experience. It cost a whopping 500$ though for us 3🙈🙊😱😱. As for the breakfasts: amazing! And such sweet and obliging staff ❤️👌. There are 2 restaurants where we ate very well. Excellent asian dishes and superb curry from around the world. The pool is gorgeous and ALL THE STAFF OF THIS RESORT ARE JUST AMAZING PEOPLE. Shamiz our butler was a wonderful man. Overwater villas with pool are stunning and tastefully decorated, a bathtub also with uninterrupted views ....We did think about upgrading to a beach villa because they are on the best side of the island, on a white beach, sunset side, also nearer to reception and pool, but later decided to stau put on the overwater villa. I do think they need to provide bicycles though, because the island is big. The only other negative was paying 50$ delivery cost of breakfast in the villa.... that’s just hectic! The place is costly, we never spent less than 300$ at a meal sitting, without alcohol.... so that adds up! TAKE THE HALFBOARD IF YOU CAN! Otherwise you’ll have to win the lottery to pay back the holiday. Bear in mind its 15 mins from the airport and you have planes flying directly overhead. I didn’t mind this. Also you have the view of Male in the distance. And if you want house reef for snorkeling then this is not the resort for you. On the whole we loved the professionalism and friendliness of this resort. TAJ, YOU ROCK!!!!! Top top top resort.
Where do I begin! We flew in from US to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at this beautiful and gorgeous Taj property. Having lived in India we were well aware of the Taj hospitality therefore we chose this property. Right from our check in everything was flawless and everyone was helpful and kind. Our check in was a smooth process all thanks to the duty manager Jinan and our butler Dilip Jha were simply outstanding. We were escorted to our villa by Dilip who ensured that our few days in Maldives would be memorable. He arranged our photo shoot, snorkeling lessons and pretty much took care of everything and anything we asked for. Dilip and the housekeeping crew decorated our villa with flowers and champagne for our anniversary. A big shoutout to our snorkeling instructor Naveen Manker who was so patient with us especially my husband who doesn’t know how to swim. He was with him throughout our snorkeling time in the ocean which is a must do for anyone who wants to experience the coral reefs and beautiful marine life. The equator Bar has such a great vibe to it with live music and DJ in the evenings , the cocktails are WOW, our bartender Pathum and Vinod were amazing and recommended all the right drinks to us which were all out of this world. The food at the 24 degrees restaurant is delicious and has a huge variety But NOTHING can beat the food at the Deep End restaurant which was an experience by itself. Once again the chefs and the wait staff at both the restaurants are so nice welcoming and courteous. All in all we had a truly memorable and wonderful time at Taj Exotica. A must visit for everyone . We are leaving with fond memories and hope to return soon with our family. Navendu Vyas
"My best holiday ever"
My husband and me had our delayed honeymoon at this resort. Both of us have undoubtedly had this as our best holiday till date and for all holidays to come. The resort is so beautiful and mesmerising. They have pampered and spoilt us to the maximum extent possible. We used to find a surprise in our room every day. The spa was amazing. The chef would customize the food as per our requirements, special table arrangements and lots more. The food was brilliant and the service extraordinary. Just didn't want to leave that place. Iv heard lot of experiences from people regarding their respective resorts...but I can say that Taj has been the best hands down. If you are planning Maldives this resort is the best place to go!!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM