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What We Love

  • Quiet beachfront retreat set on 56 acres of lush grounds
  • Ayurvedic massages at the award-winning Jiva Spa
  • The enormous outdoor pool

What To Know

  • Plenty of dining options; including Goan, Chinese, Mediterranean and seafood
  • A family-friendly resort with a kids club and a separate children's pool with a water slide
  • Free standard WiFi for up to two devices

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Colonial-style retreat with direct beach access, plus five restaurants and an award-winning spa

The Lowdown

Set on a dazzling half-mile strip of stunning beach and surrounded by 56 acres of tropical garden, the Taj Exotica is one of Goa’s best luxury hotels. The colonial-inspired resort features a grand marble lobby with a vaulted ceiling that overlooks palm-fringed lawns. The spacious guestrooms have private balconies overlooking the sea or the gardens, and the marble-clad bathrooms are equipped with tubs and walk-in showers. The extensive dining options include Alegria, for traditional Goan fare; Eugenia for Indian and Continental specialities; Li Bai for upscale Chinese; Miguel Arcanjo for Spanish, Italian and Moroccan cuisine; and the seasonal Lobster Shack for freshly caught seafood. For total relaxation, make a beeline for the award-winning Jiva Spa and request a Vishram aromatherapy massage in a private pavilion (open seasonally) by the Arabian Sea. Then follow that up with a Palm Kiss Martini and a prawn-chili-olive skewer at the glam wood-paneled lobby bar, Adega Camoens.

In the Area

There’s a lot more to Goa than sunbathing and partying. Yoga enthusiasts flock to the northern village of Mandrem, where Ashiyana’s famous Rejuvenation and Detox programs are offered. To explore Goa’s Portuguese colonial past, head to the church of St. John the Baptist. The building’s sparkling white façade has been a Goan landmark for more than 400 years. For some of the best chicken vindaloo in India, visit Viva Panjim, a tiny family-run restaurant in the city of Panaji known for its tasty Goan staples and other Indian delicacies, as well as its international cocktail menu.

How to Get There

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa
Calwaddo Benaulim
Benaulim, 403716 India

Reviews

Superb family time
58sunilb

I have had some of my best previous holiday experiences at Taj Exotica but the last one was over 6 years ago. My current experience was outstanding - the rooms have been upgraded / the food is outstanding especially the variety and authentic tastes at the breakfast spread. Taj has many activities to be able to spend valuable family time ( with a 10 year old and a 23 year old daughter!) as well as to just chill!

Property you can count on.... you need to stay to experiences
bharatsehgal

Special Thanks to Mr. Kunal Malhotro, who helped me with my booking and make my stay wonderful n Jonathan who gave me the tour of the hotel.. very Humble n warm welcome....... Loved the Hospitality

A special thanks to CHIEF TOUFIQUE and CHIEF GANESH you can tell them what you love to eat n they can make special meals for you.

Also both the CHIEF made my stay more special by giving me surprise B-day cake at the time of morning Breakfast..., that was unbelievable....

The Live singer at dinner time is just fabulous... the BAR n the POOL is the best PLACE to chill + the hotel give you cycles to go for ride in the hotel is the best vacation you can give your family... + Golf, cricket, kids play area & many more activities are there to enjoy..

The Best is beach looking at the SUN SET is just like never before...

you wont require your gadgets as the property has big chess to play

THE STAY COMES WITH A GOOD MEMORIES, BEST FAMILY DESTINATION

Simply Fabulous ????
as2309

Taj exotica Goa. In one word.. It's a paradise. Totally loved our stay here. I visited with my family. We have twin daughters aged 9 and the place is perfect for kids. The taj kids club kept them entertained throughout the stay. Right from the check in to check out everything was pampering. We celebrated my husband's birthday here and the duty manager Vincy arranged it very well.All the staff are are very polite and take excellent care of the guests. We stayed in a premium room sea view and needless to say that it was an amazing room with a view. The pool is large and kids pool is nice too. We had dinner once at the lobster village. It was quite yummy. I enjoyed cycling around the resort. It has a large track to cycle and move around. The gymnasium is also well equipped and good. Thanks Taj exotica Goa for the excellent hospitality.. Will look forward to visiting you again.