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Picture-Postcard Ambience – Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village

Along the sands of Sinquerim and a hop away from Baga and Calangute beaches, Vivanta by Taj – HolidayVillage, Goa, is a charming landscape that flirts with the seafront.  Constructed in 1981, The Taj Holiday Village soaks you in the friendly, tranquil and joyful ambience of Goa. Attractive terracotta cottages, beautiful pathways and aromatic gardens…

October 18, 2012
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A Tribute to Goa – Vivenda dos Palhacos

The cheerful Vivenda dos Palhacos lurks on a quiet village lane in Majorda. A model of an original Goan mansion, it boasts a rustic location, alluring aesthetic and fine fare. The boutique hotel is a tribute, a backstreet to Goa’s past, along with unique Indian elements.  Walking out of the Vivenda dos Palhacos took great effort. Over…

September 28, 2012
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Pleasure Doubled – DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga

Goa’s sun-soaked land has lately welcomed another top name in the world of hospitality with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga.  We welcome into Goa the newly-renovated, upscale, full-service Double Tree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga, the third DoubleTree by the Hilton chain in India. Ideally situated by a beautiful lagoon, the hotel is located centrally…

September 19, 2012
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The Raviz Spa & Resort, Kollam, Kerala

Taking advantage of the famed Kerala waterways this hotel is stunningly located with breathtaking views of Lake Ashtamudi, the Western Ghats and the verdant landscape. Labeled as Heaven in Gods own Country, true to its word, on my arrival I was awestruck by the surrounded beauty. As a standalone property I was expecting a few…

September 1, 2012
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At Home in Your ‘Living Room’ – The Living Room by Seasons Hotels

Amble through the heart of Vagator and you are bound to stumble upon The Living Room by Seasons Hotels. Its cosy allure promises an experience that makes one feel right at home.  Opened in March 2011, The Living Room by Seasons Hotels is a state-of-the-art contemporary boutique resort, celebrating a  gypsy and Bohemian way of…

August 15, 2012
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A Winning Debut – Godwin Hotels

An invitation to indulge, the recently opened Godwin Hotels in the heart of Candolim has plenty on offer. Godwin Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels in India with locations between Haridwar and Rishikesh and soon in Meerut, has launched a new and exciting property in Goa just over four months ago. Builders by profession, the…

August 8, 2012
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A Romantic Idyll – Marbella Guest House

Set in a charming Portuguese villa in Sinquerim with resplendent panoramas, Marbella Guest House is your best bet for that perfect getaway with your loved one. With the monsoon now in its full glory, there are certain places here in Goa that capture the essence of this dramatic time of year. Although some vacation spots are…

July 6, 2012
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The Inn Destination – Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Goa

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Goa, Candolim, is set in Goa’s busiest beach belt. Among the few hotels with complete wheelchair access in Goa, it features extensive conference and banquet facilities, ideal for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism. The perfect destination for gracious service, corporate retreats and celebrating luxury…   With its pristine…

June 5, 2012
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