Newsletter FRIday, October 13, 2017

 

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In our final part of this edition, we travel southward, onward in our series of Places to Stay in Goa, featuring another set of ten beachside boutique hotels and resorts, ideal for a family, group or even a romantic vacation. Here, we cover South Goa- between Benaulim and Polem.

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DONA SYLVIA
 

CAVELOSSIM - SOUTH GOA

DONA SYLVIA BEACH RESORT STAY


Spread over 20 acres of landscaped gardens next to the shimmering Cavelossim beach, Dona Sylvia is a fun-filled holiday retreat complemented by traditional Goan hospitality. Surrounded by coconut palms, and bougainvillea plants, their spacious rooms and suites are part of well appointed Mediterranean-styled villas with open balconies and sit-outs. The resort has an array of dining options, and a 24-hour room service. During the day, laze by the expansive swimming pool with your choice of drink, or choose from a variety of treatments and therapies at their spa.

EAT AT: Joe's River Cove, Cavelossim
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NEARBY: Sunset cruises on Sal river
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MAYFAIR
 

BETUL - SOUTH GOA

MAYFAIR HIDEAWAY SPA RESORT STAY


Sitting at the edge of the Sal river peninsula, Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort is a haven for travellers looking for solitude. The resort's captivating architecture blends well with their luxuriously appointed rooms and suites over the waters edge. The inviting pool and the sundeck provide a great vantage for gorgeous sunset views. They have an array of food and wellness experiences on the premises if you prefer to stay in.


EAT AT: The Fisherman's Wharf, Cavelossim
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NEARBY: Hot air ballooning with Tiger Balloon Safaris, Chandor
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THE CAPE GOA
 

CABO DE RAMA - SOUTH GOA

THE CAPE GOA STAY


Perched on the face of a cliff overlooking an isolated beach cove, The Cape Goa is an intimate hideaway in a magnificent location. The entire resort, including the restaurant, is built into the rocks, connected via meandering staircases and walkways along the cliffside. Their Balinese style luxury cottages are spacious, embellished with teak furniture, modern gadgetry, and have open-to-sky baths. Gaze in to the horizon from the comfort of a jacuzzi, or sip on cocktails from your private deck.


NEARBY: Over 20,000 year old petroglyphs (rock art), Usgalimal
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DWARKA
 

COLA - SOUTH GOA

DWARKA STAY


Tucked away on the secluded Cola beach, Dwarka is an enchanting sanctuary amidst tiered coconut plantations enriched by a freshwater lagoon. This eco resort boasts of spacious thatched cottages with unobstructed views of the sea. Decor is minimal with a sprinkling of colour furnishing. Watch the sunset with a drink or two at hand, from their elevated restaurant and bar area. You can also borrow a kayak, and cruise the backwaters near the property.


NEARBY: Yoga on the beach
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THE BAY AGONDA
 

AGONDA - SOUTH GOA

THE BAY AGONDA STAY


Nestled on a river inlet near the far end of Agonda beach, The Bay Agonda is a quaint cluster of cottages against a hill. Dotted across a field of fruit and flower vegetation, their chic cabanas are well furnished. Unwind at their treetop restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the ocean, while you grab a snack prepared using ingredients from their backyard. You can also take the resort's paddle boat out on the bay for some play on the water.


EAT AT: Blue Planet Cafe, Agonda
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NEARBY: Canyoning with Goa Jungle Adventure, Palolem
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AGONDA VILLAS
 

AGONDA - SOUTH GOA

AGONDA VILLAS STAY


Set in the heart of a three kilometer stretch of white sands, Agonda Villas is a collection of luxury cottages. They have Balinese style twin level cottages, larger grand cottages, and one Chinese style cottage between two locations, all offering stunning sea views. Each of them is deftly appointed with an extremely spacious living area, featuring distinct decor, and open-air baths.


EAT AT: Agonda White Sand, Agonda
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NEARBY: Honeymoon beach, Butterfly beach
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JARDIM A MAR
 

AGONDA - SOUTH GOA

JARDIM A MAR STAY


Located centrally on one of Goa's tranquil beaches, Jardim a Mar is a palm fringed garden resort. They offer sea-view eco friendly bamboo huts as well as village-side stone cottages adorned in bright colours and flowing textiles. A beachside restaurant that serves continental, Indian and Nepalese cuisine also graces their premises. Drop in to any of their regular yoga classes in the morning.


EAT AT: Kopi Desa, Agonda
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NEARBY: Surfing lessons at Aloha Surf School, Agonda
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JOJOLAPA
 

AGONDA - SOUTH GOA

JOJOLAPA STAY


Lodged amidst a lush coconut grove, Jojolapa is a romantic getaway on an unspoilt location in Goa. The resort, towards the South end of Agonda beach, offers spacious, elegantly designed cottages, both on the beachfront and on the gardens. Their restaurant, is renowned for Nepali cuisine, and also provides daily cooking classes in the premises.

EAT AT: Ourem 88, Palolem
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NEARBY: Watsu at Fluid Symmetry, Agonda
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CIARANS
 

PALOLEM - SOUTH GOA

CIARANS STAY


Under a canopy of towering palms surrounded by tropical flora, Ciarans is on the crescent shaped bay on Palolem beach. Various types of huts and rooms, and a penthouse, are all set around a central pond next to the beach. The resort follows sustainable living practices, and environment-friendly initiatives - solar heating, low energy lighting system, and natural ventilation to name a few. Meat, eggs, fruits, jams, and pickles are sourced from their own farm. After a swim, you can head to their Tapas bar with your friends for a sundowner.

EAT AT: Little World, Palolem
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DRINK AT: The Travelers Blue Bus, Palolem
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NEARBY: Palolem Island Reserve, Palolem
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THE LALIT
 

RAJBAGA - SOUTH GOA

THE LALIT GOLF RESORT & SPA STAY


Occupying 85 acres along a pristine coastline, The Lalit Golf Resort & Spa is flanked by the Talpona river, the Rajbaga beach, and hills of the Sahyadri range in the distance. Arrive in style using the Private Luxury Air Charter by The Lalit Aviation. The two-storey hotel is built in Baroque-Portuguese style, and offers palatial rooms, suites, and grand villas decked with plush furnishing and vintage style furniture. Pamper yourself at their famous spa, and experience a yoga session on the beach. You can also explore any of their sports and activities on board, or tee off at the international standard 'T' 9-hole golf course.

EAT AT: The Space, Palolem
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NEARBY: Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
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