Book your room at Taj Exotica

Room type

Villa, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 2 Single Beds (Sunset)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 2 Single Beds, Sea View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 1 King Bed, Sea View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Garden Area

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 1 King Bed, Pool Access, Sea View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Villa, 1 King Bed, View (Sunset)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Mediterranean-style luxury resort on Arabian Sea

Along the beach

Taj Exotica lies on a 700-meter stretch of Benaulim Beach. This 5-star resort is 3.7 km (2.3 mi) south of Colva Beach, a 7.5-km (4.6 mi) drive to the city of Margao, and 2 hours from Dudhsagar Falls.

Tennis and golf

Taj Exotica sprawls over 56 acres of gardens and has its own 9-hole golf course and putting green. Guests can enjoy cricket lawns, outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa.

Variety of views

All luxurious rooms, villas, and suites include balconies or verandahs overlooking the sea, gardens, or pool area. Bathrobes, designer toiletries, a pillow menu, and turndown service are provided.

At your hotel

At your hotel

Taj Exotica rests on 56 acres of tropical gardens and is just steps to the private, white sand Benaulim Beach. Guests can play cricket on the lawns, golf on the 9-hole course, or swim in the outdoor pool with poolside bar and waterslide. The in-house Jiva Spa provides relaxing treatments indoors or in private beachside pavilions. Dining options at Taj Exotica include 6 onsite restaurants with a wide range of cuisines, including authentic Goan and Mediterranean. Palm Groves, a private part of the beach, can be reserved for group dining. Overlooking the sea, the plush lounge bar Adega Camoens offers spirits and cigars. A breakfast buffet is served daily for a surcharge, and 24-hour room service is available.

The resort has a grand ballroom and business center, and wireless Internet is available (surcharge). Both onsite parking and an on-request airport shuttle are complimentary. Guests can be picked up from the train station for a fee.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (complimentary)
  • Total number of rooms - 140
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Hair salon
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Waterslide
  • Children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2
  • Year Built 1999
  • Number of restaurants - 6
  • Tennis on site
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Free self parking
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or patio
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable TV service
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Turndown service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Pillow menu
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
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Eat and drink

In addition to the following restaurants, Taj Exotica offers a poolside snack bar and small plates served in Adega Camoens bar. Room service is available 24 hours.

Eugenia - This poolside restaurant serves Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Eugenia serves a buffet breakfast daily (surcharge), as well as lunch and dinner. Casual attire.

Miguel Arcanjo - Overlooking the ocean, this Mediterranean restaurant serves Italian, Moroccan, Spanish, and Provencal fare. Open for lunch and dinner. Smart casual attire. Reservations are required.

Allegria - Enjoy authentic Goan specialties at this charming restaurant. Open for dinner only. Smart casual attire. Reservations are required.

Li Bai - Serving Sichuan, Canton, and Hunan cuisine, this restaurant is open for dinner only. Smart casual attire. Reservations are required.

Lobster Shack - This thatched-roof beachfront restaurant serves a selection of seafood and has a bar. Open for dinner only. Smart casual attire. Reservations are required.

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Play

Taj Exotica’s grounds include lawns for cricket and archery, a 9-hole golf course with putting green, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool with waterslide. Guests can also enjoy the fitness facilities, steam room, and spa tub. For children, there is an activity center with sand pit, crafts, and a computer zone, as well as a children’s pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Tennis on site
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Relax

The full-service Jiva Spa, Adega, has garden and ocean views and 9 spa treatment rooms, including rooms for individual and couples treatments. Guests can also receive spa services in private beachside spa pavilions. Adega offers a variety of massages, body treatments, and beauty services, including their signature holistic treatments inspired by Indian culture and spirituality. The spa provides separate facilities for men and women. Reservations are required for spa treatments and massages.

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility

The fine print for Taj Exotica

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards will not be accepted due to national regulations. Guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25000.

When you leave

Check-out time is Noon

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Taj Exotica is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List and the 2010 Travel + Leisure 500.
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