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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Benaulim Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs11,734

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Calwaddo Benaulim, Benaulim, 403716, Goa, India
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Taj never disappoints!

    Feb 9, 2021

  • Ours favourite hotels are The Taj.

    Feb 3, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 140 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Benaulim Beach - 20 min walk
  • Vaddi Beach - 8 min walk
  • Maria Hall - 31 min walk
  • Our Lady of Gloria Church - 41 min walk
  • Varca Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Villa, 1 King Bed, Garden View (01)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View (02)
  • Villa, 2 Twin Beds, Garden View (01)
  • Junior Suite (08)
  • Villa, 1 King Bed, Garden View (05 with Plunge Pool)
  • Villa, 1 King Bed (Indulgence 07 with Plunge Pool)
  • Villa, 2 Twin Beds (Indulgencen07 with Plunge Pool)
  • Luxury Suite (10)
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View (04)
  • Presidential Villa (11 with Plunge Pool)
  • Villa, 2 Twin Beds, Garden View (05 with Plunge Pool)
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed (with Plunge Pool)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View (02)
  • Executive Suite (09)
  • Premium Villa, 1 King Bed, Garden View (03)
  • Premium Villa, 2 Twin Beds, Garden View (03)
  • Room (Exotica 02 with sitting area)

Location

Calwaddo Benaulim, Benaulim, 403716, Goa, India
  • On the beach
  • Benaulim Beach - 20 min walk
  • Vaddi Beach - 8 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Benaulim Beach - 20 min walk
  • Vaddi Beach - 8 min walk
  • Maria Hall - 31 min walk
  • Our Lady of Gloria Church - 41 min walk
  • Varca Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Colva Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Sernabatim Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Our Lady of Merces Church - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • St. John the Baptist Church - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Cavelossim Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km

Getting around

  • Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 50 min drive
  • Madgaon Junction Station - 18 min drive
  • Chandor Station - 19 min drive
  • Seraulim Station - 19 min drive
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 140 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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. Travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa. Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25,000.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 30 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi (4-device limit) and wired Internet access in rooms

Transfers

  • Train station shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

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

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1999
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Doorbell/telephone notification

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Jiva has 9 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Eugenia - This poolside restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours.

Miguel Arcanjo - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Sala Da Pranzo - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Libai - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Lobster Village - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site

Nearby

  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Awards and 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Exotica Taj
  • Taj Exotica & Spa, Goa
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  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa Resort
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa Resort Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Resort Spa Goa
  • Taj Exotica Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Hotel
  • Taj Exotica Hotel Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim
  • Taj Exotica Goa Hotel Benaulim
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  • Taj Exotica Resort Goa Benaulim

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for INR 3500.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 1500 for adults and INR 750 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for INR 2000.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of INR 5000 per pet, per stay

Policies

Please note: A maximum of 1 extra bed is permitted in guestrooms .

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: INR 5000 per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee for stays on 25 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of INR 5000 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of INR 5000 per stay.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include GiGi Park (4-min walk), Joecons Garden Restaurant (6-min walk), and Eugenia (9-min walk).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa also has a waterslide and a steam room, as well as spa services and a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Very disappointing overall

    Really not great....pool was closed and this wasn’t disclosed when you booked....service was poor and not taj level at all....breakfast was buffet style, crowded and felt unsafe...the quality of guests was very unexpected. We’ve stayed at this property several times in the past but I have to say there is nothing to bring me back here in a hurry. There are far more charming properties, perhaps smaller, but better equipped to handle guests during this pandemic. Needless to say the Taj moved us to a great room with its own plunge pool when we complained so the last night was fabulous but when you’re only there three nights and feel awful for two, it’s just no fun!! Book a room with its own pool if you must go.

    Renuka, 3 night trip, Dec 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Taj has traditional of highest level of hospitality . Whenever we visit any Taj hotels we experience the same. The food quality was excellent but our request for two adjoining rooms booked in late October was not considered. More Cleanliness is expected in rooms and restaurants . The travel desk is not customer friendly. We expect Taj hotels group to take a note of this

    Prashant, 4 night family trip, Dec 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good stay

    JAGDISH, 3 night family trip, Nov 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best resort ever for families!

    Taj Exotica is a must stay 5star hotel for families especially. Excellent service!!! Regan, the rooms manager was super helpful and polite. He upgraded us to an indulgence suit which was absolutely amazing and made our stay so comfortable. We had our own pool and my kids had a fantastic time. The waiters at the restaurant were very friendly and served everything really well. Special mention about Jai, a wonderful waiter at the buffet restaurant. He was just lovely, and made the best espresso coffe for my husband. Real luxury resort, with super nice and polite staff all around. 10 out of 10 rating from me and my family. Service really makes a hotel stand out from another and Taj exotica surely offered excellent service! Thank you

    Sharita, 2 night family trip, Oct 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic property

    Great staff, everything taken care of really well!

    Sudarshan, 3 night family trip, May 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was a lovely break in the present Covid times... other than main pool everything seemed functional. This was my 5th visit to this wonderful property with beautiful beach... this time around I found some trash/empty beer bottles on the beach which I had not noticed before... hopefully hotel authorities take up responsibility of cleaning the beach on front of the hotel to make the stay even more pleasant

    1 night family trip, Apr 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptional staff service and beautiful property, clean beach

    4 night trip with friends, Jan 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hospitality was awesome and every facility was just a call away.the staff was very courteous and were very considerate during this pandemic.will highly recommend this property.......

    Kamalpreet, 4 night trip with friends, Jul 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Impeccable hospitality & service orientation. Overall a fabulous stay. Food variety / number of restaurants can be improved

    2 night family trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    good service , ideal place for vacation mmmmmmmmmm

    3 night trip, Jan 28, 2020

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