Taj Exotica Goa
PRICE: Punchy but doesn’t blow the budget
The Taj Exotica in southern Goa is the kind of hotel that will slow your heart beat to a tranquil tempo. Nestled into 56 acres of manicured gardens, with 800 meters of uninterrupted sandy beach facing the Arabian Sea and more facilities than we can recount here, it is the perfect choice for some well-deserved R&R. In a nation obsessed with cricket, this one will knock you for six.
The Taj Exotica Goa is best described as a classic resort hotel where a languid and laidback lifestyle amongst the exclusive residents is the norm. Whether you want to hang out at the beachfront Lobster Village or chill by the enormous main pool, you’ll find that all your needs are expertly attended to. The service is excellent throughout and you’ll be gloriously spoiled by the superb cuisine available in the four in-house restaurants. For those craving physical activity, there is everything from a nine-hole golf course and badminton and tennis courts to an air-conditioned gym – not forgetting, of course, the delightful beach cricket set-up. This certainly beats opening the innings for your village pub side!
The architecture draws its inspiration from both Portuguese and Indian influences, whilst the decor, although a little dated, is decidedly Mediterranean, with its pink and blue hues. The interiors are decorated with dark wood furnishings, whilst a softer colour palette is scattered through interior textiles. Outside, you’ll find mature tropical gardens and beautiful flower-lined patios.
The Taj Exotica is ideally set up for fun-loving families. It has a dedicated children’s pool, activity centre, bikes and even a putting green to keep the younger members of your team entertained. The larger villas, some with their own pools, make this the ideal family-friendly base in which to round off your holiday to India.
Catch the 8am complimentary yoga session to start the day with balanced mind and body.
On your doorstep
Miles and miles of sand on Benaulim Beach! We love going for a morning jog or a lazy stroll along this magnificent stretch of sleepy Goan coastline.