Get an overview of this hotelMediterranean-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 verandas overlooking the sea, gardens, or pool area. Bathrobes, designer toiletries, a pillow menu, wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge), and turndown service are provided.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 complimentary. Both onsite parking and an on-request roundtrip airport shuttle are complimentary. Guests can be picked up from the train station for a fee.

This property also offers babysitting and a children's club for the young ones (surcharge).

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • DVD player  

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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 

Spa Services

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.

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


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 

Hotel Policies


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.


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

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.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 1500 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): INR 1000 per night (rates may vary)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • Taj Exotica is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List and the 2010 Travel + Leisure 500.
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