Room type

Villa, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View

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

Villa, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Garden View

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

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Sea View

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

Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Sea View (Sunset)

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

Villa, 2 Single Beds, Private Pool, Sea View (Sunset)

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

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

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

Presidential Villa, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests

Villa, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Sea View

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

Villa, 2 Single Beds, Private Pool, Garden View

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

Villa, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Sea View

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

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Sea View

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

Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Garden View

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

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 verandahs overlooking the sea, gardens, or pool area. Bathrobes, designer toiletries, a pillow menu, 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 airport shuttle are complimentary. Guests can be picked up from the train station for a fee.

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

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( 1000 INR per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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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
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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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

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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Fees

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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