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Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa unveiled its award-winning All-day Dining – Caravela in an all-new avatar. The Sky is Yours – A Unique Taj Dining Experience, complimented with Executive Chef Sahil Desai’s exclusively curated signature menu, the newly refurbished elegant dining promises a culinary experience like no other. As the world steps into the new normal, the spirit of Tajness stands reinvigorated at this elegant dining, driven by the supreme importance it places on the safety and delight of its guests.

Caravela transports you to the caravels used by the Portuguese for oceanic exploration voyages in the 15th and 16th century. Located on the Candolim beachfront, against the backdrop of the magnificent Arabian Sea, the restaurant is designed to give the look and feel of a Portuguese trading ship. While the exteriors remain unchanged, the redecorated interiors create a more flexible, spacious and free flowing expanse. The conceptually designed chic and modern furniture with cheerful fabrics add a vivacious touch. The floor to ceiling glass doors separate the indoor and outer deck seating, showcasing stunning views as the sun sets painting the skies above in colourful hues.

You can kick start your mornings with a scrumptious breakfast, offering a wide selection of Indian, American and a variety of healthy options to choose from. Take your pick from an assortment of international breakfast choices including delicious Fruit Smoothies, crispy Waffles, fresh Baked Delights, Eggs and a variety of Cereals. Poori Bhaji, Poha, Paratha and a wide selection of South Indian breakfast preparations are favourites from the Indian selection.

Offering an elaborate menu of Continental, Asian, Indian and Goan cuisines as part of the Valentine’s Day specials, Chef Desai will have you spoilt for choice!

Appetizing entrees include zesty Salads, aromatic Soups and a range of scrumptious Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Pastas and Pizzas to pick from. Pe Phad Prik (Crispy Lamb, Garlic, Pepper), Kebab Sampler and Prawns in Coriander Sauce are a ‘must try’ from the small plates. Indulge in a special selection of Indian and international signatures including Roghan-e- Gosht, English Roast Chicken, Pan Seared Mexican Crepes, Braised Lamb Shanks, Polenta and Tomato Avocado Feta.

End the delectable experience with a plethora of sweet indulgences – Caramel Custard, Chocolate Brownie, Rasmalai, Shahi Gulab Phirni, Tub Tim Grob (Water Chestnut, Coconut Milk) or pick from a choice of flavourful ice-creams.  

At Caravela, journey through a melange of the finest preparations amidst designs and spaces that narrate stories of a bygone era, yet seamlessly blending in the modern and chic.

You can also indulge in couple therapies at the Jiva Spa, which are just magical and will transform you in a new world, refreshed and rejuvenated. An ideal choice for couples, we chose the Soma Therapy which included an Indian aromatherapy massage in a romantic candle-light setting. The skilled therapists from Jiva Spa encourage pure relaxation during the 90 mins with natural oils & ingredients.

Followed up with an indulgent rose petal bath with a bottle of champagne  to enjoy some special time with your loved one and take you away from all the worries of the world.

The philosophy of Jiva Spa is inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. With an array of enlivening holistic treatments, rituals and ceremonies, Jiva Spa offers all that you need for a truly calming experience and rejuvenation.

Overall, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa offers a perfect romantic getaway full of love, good food, drinks, relaxation and some absolutely beautiful time with your loved ones.


Written by: Sinead McManus

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