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Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Goa, India

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jan 10, 2018

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The Indian beach town of Goa on the Arabian Sea is famous for its nightlife and beautiful beaches, but nestled along its coastline is the ultimate spot for luxury and relaxation. The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is the ideal destination for families looking for fun and relaxation in top-notch accommodations.


A member of the Taj family of luxury hotels, the Exotica lives up to the standards and expectations of a Taj signature property. From the moment of arrival at this sub-tropical paradise guests are engulfed in extravagance. Staff greets each guest with a shell necklace, a fresh drink and a warm smile, guaranteeing a smooth beginning to your stay in this 4-star resort.


Guests have the option to stay in the main hotel but those looking for the ultimate luxury stay should opt for one of the private villas scattered throughout the grounds amid the jungle of native trees and plants. Complete with private dipping pools and landscaped patios, these villas are great for morning tea to greet the coming day or for an evening drink while watching the sun disappear into the horizon.


The resort is jam-packed with activities to choose from so every member of the family is guaranteed to find something they will enjoy. For the golfer in the family there is a sprawling golf course overlooking the sea. The beach volleyball court also overlooks the water, along with lounge chairs and umbrellas for those who want to sunbathe and enjoy a drink without getting sand in between their toes.

Beaches of Goa, India

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For those who prefer the beach, the white sandy shores and crashing waves of the Arabian Sea are always inviting for a refreshing dip. If saltwater isn’t your thing, the resort also offers a beautifully designed swimming pool for all levels of skill, complete with a water volleyball net and a pool-side bar.


At the resort’s signature spa, JIVA, the pampering continues. Yoga sessions are offered in one of the most relaxing settings imaginable, along with unique massage and spa experiences that will help even the most stressed-out travelers completely relax and rejuvenate. Treatments begin with a soothing foot bath, preparing you for the indulgent experience that awaits.


World-class restaurants ensure each member of the family can find something to satisfy their taste buds. The Lobster Shack provides a low-key dining experience on the waterfront where guests can order anything from lobster to burgers in a leisurely setting. Miguel Arcanjo offers elevated Goan cuisine while Eugenia, the all-day café, offers international cuisine including savory Indian street foods from all over the country.


The beach of Goa, India

The beach of Goa, India. Photo: Samrat35 | Dreamstime.com


With so many activities to choose from, there is no reason to ever leave the lush resort grounds, but if you are feeling adventurous, Goa is a lovely place to explore. The Taj staff are happy to arrange a tour of the local town and will make all the necessary arrangements for a driver and guide to show you around.


Goa was once a Portuguese colony and you will immediately notice the European influence when driving through the town. The local architecture is a mix of Indian and Portuguese heritages, which creates a unique landscape unlike anything you will encounter in other Indian cities such as New Delhi or Mumbai.


Your stay at the Taj Exotica will not be long enough, no matter how long you stay. The friendly and accommodating staff have managed to anticipate every need and detail, making sure each guest leaves refreshed and satisfied.


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