REVERSE TIME AT ISHAVILAS’ NEW REJUVENATION CENTRE

Several years ago, in the midst of a stressful season, I took a few days off and submerged myself in the tranquil paradise that was – and continues to be – Ishavilas. The heritage home in Siolim recently completed a few renovations and I popped back to see the changes.   This stately villa is…

March 26, 2019
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Tamarin, A Mediterranean Oasis In Calangute

Tamarin, A Mediterranean Oasis In Calangute On the busy Calangute-Candolim road, near the prominent Snip Salon and Spa, one walks into an oasis of calm at Tamarin. Set in an urban garden atmosphere, with an extensive menu of unusual dishes from all around the Mediterranean, and an impressive wine list, visiting travelers are awed here….

January 24, 2017
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The Hotel That Wows- W Hotel in Vagator.

The Hotel That Wows W Hotel Goa in Vagator takes one’s breath away with exquisite views and outstanding service Hotels are a dime a dozen in Goa, so to stand out, new entrants must be exceptional. W Hotel hits the nail on the head starting off with a jaw-dropping location against the historic ruins of…

January 21, 2017
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1st anniversary celebrations for Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel

Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel in Pernem, North Goa, formally celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season and its first anniversary on December 21 at its fine dining restaurant – The Tavern Dining Room, Verandah & Bar – that offers exquisite cuisine with a spectacular view to match. The meal was created, showcased and inspired by…

January 12, 2017
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Relaunched – The Shore Bar at Anjuna Beach 

Back in the 60s, there was a jewel on the west coast of India, a palm-fringed paradise with sleepy village lanes and idyllic tranquillity. Anjuna was a gem of the hippie trail, a pocket of privacy that was home to some of the best beaches and the liveliness of flea markets that resulted from the…

December 29, 2016
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The Marbela White Beach Party: India’s Favourite Party Night with Falguni and Shane Peacock

On the virginal sands of Morjim, Marbela Beach Resort brings its long-awaited annual season opening party. An ode to the angelic wisps of the winter dusk, the bright shimmer of the azure Arabian Sea and the lightly floating swathes of haute couture, Marbela Beach’s White Party on December 11 marked the beginning of a season…

December 23, 2016
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Tatva Spa: Massage at the mall

Porvorim’s new mall has caught the attention of many ever since its construction began many months ago. It now has one of the most consistent spas in Goa located on its premises – Tatva Spa.

December 7, 2016
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Top 5 Offbeat Wedding Venues In Goa

Goa has been high on destination wedding lists for years. Goa weddings have evolved from simple, casual, just-thrown-together ceremonies on the beach to meticulously planned events whether they’re earthy, boho celebrations or opulent, elaborate events. As a much-desired destination, it can sometimes be a scramble to get a venue in Goa that is perfect for you. Sinéad McManus makes a handy list…

June 13, 2016
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Offering spectacular views and hand-picked locations, the Casa Boutique Hotel Group provides guests a wonderful introduction to the best of Goa   It has the literal translation for ‘house’ in Spanish but emanates the universally recognised warmth that comes with being ‘at home’. The Casa Boutique Hotel group is a collection of quirky and eclectic…

June 1, 2016
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Wonder Wellness

Internationally reputed Warren Tricomi Salon & Spa brings its exquisite range of treatments and services to the Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort in Calangute Contrary to popular thought, it isn’t hard to look and feel good always. It’s a beautiful combination of positive thinking and healthy living that motivates the body to behave so. But…

September 22, 2015
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