Indian Hotels Company
announced the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans and
introduces India’s newest beach destination. Set in relatively undiscovered Havelock
Islands, the resort is located on the crescent shaped Radhanagar Beach,
reputed to be one of the best beaches in Asia.
Taj has taken great care to construct a 72 villa world-class resort in
46 acres of forest and mangroves while preserving the fragile eco-system of the
about the new addition to the iconic Taj portfolio, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal,
MD and CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited said, “Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
is a milestone launch for us. Taj has been instrumental in developing India’s
tourism potential in Rajasthan, Kerala and Goa and putting them on the global
map. With the opening of this resort,
IHCL’s position of pioneering destinations and having the largest network of
leisure hotels gets further strengthened. Known for its virgin white sand
beaches and tropical forests; Andamans is poised to be one of the top places to
travel to in 2018. The hotel has been enveloped in the island habitat with
focus on sustainability to create minimal footprint on the natural ecosystem.
We look forward to extending the legendary Taj hospitality to our guests in the
a single tree has been 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. The lobby built on stilts will greet guests to spectacular beach
views and a 50-meter infinity swimming pool. Given its commitment to the region,
Taj has set up an onsite bottling plant eliminating the use of plastic bottles,
a waste disposal system- converting wet waste to gas and compost and a
sanitation treatment plant to limit its carbon footprint.
Regionally Inspired World
-The restaurants at the resort tell tales of the land. While The Settlers offer
dishes inspired by the settlers who’ve made the Andamans their home in a fine
dining set-up, Shoreline presents coastal curries from the Andaman Sea and Bay
of Bengal. The Turtle House will offer global grills including Indian, Italian,
and Mediterranean cuisine.
Island adventures - The in-house Naturalist will help
navigate the exotic island with experiences ranging from snorkelling, scuba
diving and night time kayaking through the mangroves with its fascinating
nocturnal world of bioluminescence-phytoplankton
69 km from Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar International Airport, Radhanagar beach
on Havelock Island is accessible by air and a 150-minute ferry ride followed by
a 30 minute drive to the resort.