Taj Exotica, Margao- Goa
Luxury redefined, that's Taj Exotica. Facing Benaulim
beach on the south west corner of Goa, the beach resort holds time in
its clasp. Spread over fifty six acres of land, a lush green landscape
soothes your eyes wherever you look. Tranquility takes over your
senses as you are pampered to an extent when you can't help but feel
like a king.
A Mediterranean style resort with designs inspired from tropical houses and an architecture that's no less than a palatial complex, Taj exotica unfolds before you a world of grandeur. As you move through its shady corridors you feel life's a bliss. Sparkling sunlight in the atrium, rows after rows of flowers welcoming you in patios, Taj Exotica hangs over your mind long after you have left the place.
Taj exotica has time and again won awards proving its credential as a landmark hotel in the leisure hotels category. It had won the 'Best Leisure Hotel in the Country' in 2004 by the Indian Express group's travel magazine 'fe traveller'.
Stay in Style
A stay in Taj Exotica not just promises a luxurious
vacation, but also with its spaciousness, it gives all its guests
their own personal part of Taj exotica where they feel like home away
Taj exotica has a main hotel building with deluxe (94) and luxury (8) rooms and two luxury suites. Another section of the resort has two and four bedroom villas. Each of the villas has a unique feature like some are garden villas, others have private pools and some have all of these.
Never mind which room or villa you take, all the rooms have private balconies or verandas to give you that perfect serenity which lends your vacation the much needed space and self realization. You can sit in your private balcony and watch the sea unfurl.
The interiors of the rooms are spacious and present an elegant blend of Goan and Portuguese styles. Each room within itself speaks of its traditional Indian comforts that remind you of the Indian hospitality.
You can enjoy the vast sea in front of you with a drink in the hand straight out of your room's mini bar or you can sit by your private pool to enjoy the evening sea breeze.
The villas are set amidst sprawling green gardens and palm trees swaying to the tune of sea winds. And if you have pockets deep enough for a Presidential villa, then all one can say is that it comes along with an exhaustive list of facilities including a twenty four hour butler at service. These Presidential villas have grandeur and elegance which can't be put to words.
Leisure la Taj Exotica Style
Once inside the Taj Exotica, you will be in the abode
of luxury and leisure. The serenity and the tranquility begin to take
over your senses. The skillfully done Chiaroscuro artistry (the shades
of dark and light) begins its magic and you see the Arabian sea
unfurling before you and the golden sun shine streaming down, all this
from the lobby.
A ride to your room in the golf cart is just the beginning of a heavenly vacation. This ride takes you past the green freshly mowed lawns, the blue swimming pools and a wild yet crafted terrain of jasmine, bougainvillea and frangipani.
You can't get enough of the palm trees swaying to the sea breeze and the sea beyond, so never mind, sit by the window and stare endlessly at the sea. You can watch the sea from every room and villa in the Taj Exotica.
The fun and recreation activities are so many that the resort actually holds an orientation for its guests everyday in the lobby (5 pm) to acquaint them with the possibilities!
Enjoyment begins with the water in Exotica, be it the sea, swimming pool or the jacuzzi, the idea is to make a splash whenever and wherever you want. And don't bother about the kids also, the kiddie pool, magic show and much more is there to keep them busy.
After enough of water fun, move out to the beach for some games, water sports or tennis, or shake a leg to the salsa tunes and exhaust yourself to the evening.
If you want that perfect romantic evening with just you and your beloved or want to enjoy your solidarity with the nature then stroll down the beach amidst the palms and watch the sun kissing the sea and the colours of evening sun giving way to a starlit blue sky.
A Food Paradise
Eating at Exotica is not just the food but a complete
experience with the ambiance and the aroma. Taj Exotica has seven
eateries, all different, all special. From the Goan specialities
vindaloo and feni to the international cuisines, its all here.
Eugenia, the coffee shop with a range of world cuisines will present your favourite dish but with a twist. You will get prawns with apples and celery. Sunlight drenched Eugenia is better for breakfast, lunch and meals with families.
If you plan a romantic evening then head for the Mediterranean restaurant Miguel Arcanjo (named after the legendary chef) overlooking the sea. Every dish here is signature dish which is presented in a terrific way. Once here, you will never forget the place.
Then there is the Tea lounge open during the day for you to enjoy varieties of tea from all over the world. Adega Camoens is a lounge bar where you can unwind in the evening with feni in hand and see the sun going down the sea.
Li Bai is an oriental restaurant and another restaurant is Mestre Pascoal, exclusively Goan speciality restaurant.
Move on, you will not miss eating food in a shack as there is a thatched roof eatery 'Lobster shack' on the beach front offering the delectable sea food and wine. Pool side sandwich counter and fresh fruit bar is what you call a perfect setting for a quick bite.
The Spas in Exotica
If your vacation is a pleasure cum rejuvenation trip then head on to the spa without second thoughts. A physical and spiritual revival is what the spa promises. There are two spas in Taj Exotica. Jiva and Taamra, both internationally renowned and awarded.
The Jiva Spa
The Jiva spas are a feature of the Taj resorts all over the world and country as well. The Jiva spa in Taj Exotica had won Spa Finder Readers' Choice award for World's Top 10 Best Spa Interior Design. The architecture of the spa and its interiors are done as to remind you of temples in Kerela. The spa has spacious treatment rooms, couple suites and single rooms for men and women complete with skilled masseurs, ayurveda experts and therapies which together transform your body and soul. Then there are signature treatments recommended by the doctors especially for you. The products they use are made from pure Indian herbs, then they use the aromatherapy oils and natural creams. The Jiva spa is managed by the Ayushman Ayurveda Trust, a prominent institute of traditional Ayurveda.
One of the most expensive spas in the country, the Taamra spa is a visitor's delight. The ambience inside, reminiscent to that of a Kerela temple, is built in wood and stone. You get tailor cut treatments for your self here. There are couple massage suits and private gardens and bathing pools. Taamra promises you a different world of health and rejuvenation within your own space.