Occupying 46 acres on the famed Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans is a luxurious gateway to a globally significant biodiversity hotspot in the Bay of Bengal. Fringed by strip of mangroves and a river overlooking the beach, the resort is a homage to the secluded Andaman and Nicobar archipelago stretching for 700 kms from the southern tip of Burma towards the north of Sumatra; a magical medley of rainforests, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, unspoilt beaches and ancient tribal cultures.
Not a single tree was felled during the construction of the 72 beach villas that pay homage to the style of the indigenous Jarawa tribe’s pitch-roof stilted huts. Guests can rest over the massive buttresses of an Andaman Padauk tree, ruminate by the water lily pond after a lavish massage or hit the treadmill at the fitness centre built around a majestic Mahua tree that soars up one level to the Olympic-sized infinity swimming pool. Wi-fi at the lobby ensures connectivity, while the silent and intuitive service creates a bespoke atmosphere for privacy and romance interrupted only the sound of kingfishers and emerald doves.
Taj’s commitment to conservation and sustainable luxury in the archipelago is at the core of the resort’s impeccable facilities and services. Along with their own biogas facility, water bottling plant, a reservoir for rainwater harvesting and partial solar energy, the resort has partnered with the Pollution Control Board to keep the island plastic free while developing a plastic collection centre on the mainland.
The resort offers a host of fun activities for children that engage them in the marine and terrestrial ecology of the island. Between picking mangoes, mud apples and mulberries at the bountiful orchards to jungle treks, beach picnics, supervised scuba diving and shell-craft lessons at the resort’s vibrant Recreational Center with plenty of post-meal snoozes on villa decks, there isn’t a dull moment for young and curious minds. Meanwhile, adults can dive into sensational dining experiences at the concept restaurants – Turtle House, The Settlers – or luxuriate in beauty and wellness treatments.
The island is an endless source of delight and discovery. Unravel the secrets of the outdoors and underwater life with exclusive experiences in game fishing, night kayaking in the mangroves, turtle nesting excursions, scuba diving and snorkelling. Whether witnessing a remarkable sunsets or savouring an exquisite meal at an amorous table for two in the mangroves, the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans opens up the luxuriant secrets of this secluded Eden like never before.
The resort has a special inaugural opening rate of ₹25000+ applicable taxes, for two adults, inclusive of a poolside breakfast. Valid from February 14, 2018 to April 15, 2018