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Located within a mile (2 km) of Vaddi Beach, Taj Exotica is within 2 miles (3 km) of Maria Hall. This 140-room, 5-star resort has 6 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's also close to Varca Beach and Sernabatim Beach.


There are multiple options for onsite dining with 6 restaurants, including Eugenia, which has garden views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 140 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 40-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

Property features

Guests of Taj Exotica enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking and a free airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a fitness center, a steam room, and outdoor tennis courts.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 18 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
The property will be renovating from 01 June 2016 to 30 September 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • One of the dining venues
  • Dining venue
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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 
  • Waterslide 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Garden 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1999 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Taj Exotica offers 140 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. A pillow menu is available. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

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

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 special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • 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


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.


Optional extras

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)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: INR 2000 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 2500.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Exotica Taj
  • Taj Exotica
  • Taj Exotica Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Hotel
  • Taj Exotica Hotel Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Goa Hotel Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Hotel Goa

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. Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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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