Taj Exotica Goa

Calwaddo, Benaulim, Goa, 403716, India | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $138.00

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4 days in Goa

A travel blog entry by dpauls on Jan 30, 2014

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I and my three friends traveled to Goa Jan 2014 for 5 days and had one of our memorable holidays there. It was our first holiday in New Year. Spent 2 days in Alagoa Resort and 2 days in Taj Exotica. Both were fantastic places.

Alagoa Resort is set amidst sylvan surrounding with swimming pool and provide fusion of luxury service. Near …

Goan Away

A travel blog entry by lou_shaff


... Direct: …). While we don’t normally go for resort type places, it was great with the kids. They loved the swimming pool and felt right at home in our flat. It is really well kept and surrounded by fields, so it has great views even though it is in the village.

The beach is beautiful too. It is quite wide and the water is great though a bit feisty at times There a several beach shacks where you can eat and hang out for the day.

Most places ...


A travel blog entry by escape_the_race


... and visit but we somehow fend them off and say that we will but later - they make us shake their hands and promise to come back and not to talk to any more girls selling on the beach. After a spot of lunch and relaxing and checking out the small collection of shops that were up we headed back along the beach towards 'home'. We are instantly spotted..... and almost abducted to 'look' at their stock. Their home is behind our hotel so we reluctantly agreed...... Their home is ...

Escape to Palolem

A travel blog entry by globalgypsies


After another day of swimming in the lagoon and chilling we all decided to take a taxi to a larger beach resort for some evening fun. We also needed some contact with the outside world and of course the Internet! We make it back out through the dirt track road and after 30 minutes find ourselves in Palolem. Still a quiet resort compared to North Goa but a lovely long sandy beach dotted ...

The Cockerel.

A travel blog entry by rosiee


After being addicted to Home Farm Twins when I was young and thus wanting to live on a farm, I always thought it would be really cool to have a pet cockerel to wake me up every morning..

I take that sentiment back completely as there is a cockerel who roams around the area in which I'm staying and wakes me up every morning at around 5am. It's not as though he has a little chatter and then is quiet...oh no. He's really really loud and ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Calwaddo, Benaulim, is near Fort Aguada Lighthouse.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTaj Exotica Goa Benaulim

    Reviewed by dpauls

    Amazing experience

    Reviewed Jan 30, 2014
    by (1 review) , India Flag of India

    The hotel was good and all staffs are friendly and eager to help

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by travellingsam

    Excellent service, superb property.

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (1 review) Mumbai , India Flag of India

    This was my 3rd time at Taj Exotica and like every time, just loved the time that I spent here. The property is great on its own but what makes it truly excellent is the service.

    The food is a story on its own, I stuff my self more than I should on the tasty food here.

    All in all, I would keep on coming here, year on year.

    Our home away home.. Taj Exotica
    Goa, India

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by miss_adventures

    Indian wedding

    Reviewed Jan 24, 2006
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    We had our wedding ceremony on the beach at the Taj, and it was spectacular. Sevice was suberb, food was the best, and the view the sunset was divine.

    And we rode off into the sunset
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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim

    An oasis of calm


    Great spot. Very secluded with lots of good food and activities. We played golf, rented jetskis and saw the rings of saturn through a telescope at the stargazing party. The lobster shack was great, although I'll stick with Maine lobsters as the best in the world. Our room was very nice with a huge bed and a veranda looking out over the lawn to the ocean. We could hear the surf as we slept!

    Loved the tranquility, forget the rat race


    I sated at the Taj Exotica in April 2004. I returned to Goa this year in Jan 2005 and could not get into Taj Exotica..so a comparison betwn two hotels in Goa is appropriate.

    Something is trying to get you.....


    Got back 2 days ago from the Taj.

    What a fabulous place....worth every penny!


    We were at the Taj Exotica in Goa from the 5th of March for two weeks and had a fabulous time.

    Outstanding- Better than the Leela in Goa


    My husband and I spent a week's holiday at the Taj Exotica and can't recommend it enough. The grounds are beautiful, the food is excellent and the private beach is far superior to the Leela Palace in Goa which we've also stayed at. The Taj is in a better location than the Leela, and even though the Leela is a more expensive, slightly newer hotel - the lobby and the rooms of the hotels are almost identical. The resort is perfect for couples looking for quiet, relaxation - the resort is quiet at night, although the main bar stays open late for those who don't want to head to bed early. Beware that the seafood grill at the beach is very expensive - though the beachside bar is excellent for sunset drinks and to watch the local fisherman bring in the evening's catch (6pm). The hotel's coffee shop serves excellent Indian food and reasonable prices so don't be put off by the casual decor. One important bit of advice - no matter what anyone tells you, avoid Anjuna market. It's an awful tourist trap. You can find all the same trinkets elsewhere in Goa without the awful hassle of the market - there are lots of smaller market stalls scattered around Goa where the merchants treat you very well and offer prices lower than Anjuna. Enjoy - we'll definitely be back for a visit to the Taj Exotic again soon.

    Absolutely fabulous!


    Paradise on earth, lovely grounds, restaurants you want to keep going back to, attentive and polite staff, probably the most chilled out hotel we've been to ever!

    Can`t wait for next time


    Stayed here 2003 and 2004. First visited Goa Xmas 1994, stayed in several other hotels and visited others- this one is the best! Very spacious grounds.

    Overpriced & underserviced


    Taj Exotica is extremely overpriced by Indian standards for the amenities it offers. No doubt the hotel offers all the services that a 5 star hotel should offer. Also it is set amidst pristine beaches. But its location in south Goa leaves much to be desired. It is quite far away from any decent shopping or exciting nightlife. The food on offer is mediocre at best and not upto 5 star standards. As a matter of fact we had better food at the local beach shacks. I cannot emphasize enough that for the money spent it was definetly not worth it!

    Fantastic!! Great Accommodation, great food, great massages, very relaxing


    This is a great hotel, with wonderful accommodation, friendly staff and an excellent massage centre. One of the best places in the world to relax and unwind-the hammocks are an inspired idea. The food is also excellent with good choices.

    Only one comment-please disallow smoking anywhere in the hotel precinct.

    Loved the Taj!


    January 2004.

    First trip to Goa, and the Taj Exotica, but definately not the last! First class everything. We stayed for 2 weeks, and enjoyed every single minute. The hotel is excellent, and Staff cannot do enough for you.

    Situated right on the beach, excellent spot. The beach is clean and quiet with excellent shacks to wine & dine. Goan people are friendly, and amiable.

    Beach sellers can be a bit of a nusiance, hot tip - spend a few rupees with them straight away, they leave you alone then to enjoy the rest of your stay.

    Cannot wait to re-visit, place is amazing!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim

    And we rode off into the sunset
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    Our home away home.. Taj Exotica
    Goa, India