I found that at Alila Diwa Goa in Majorda during a recent visit. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, beachside luxury hotel. It’s main aim is to offer world-class intimate experiences in calming surroundings while incorporating tradition, authenticity, and sustainability into every feature.
For quiet seaside getaways, South Goa has always been the top choice among locals. But uber-luxurious five-star hotels often need rather deep pockets. So when a stylish, upmarket resort comes along offering all the amenities you’re looking forward to at a more affordable rate, it’s certainly an option one would jump at.Heritage Village Resorts & Spa in Cansaulim artfully combines the culture and ethos of Goa with contemporary luxuries to create a space that treats all the senses. Ably led by general manager Guitry Velho, the hotel dispenses focused attention on maintaining hygiene and providing the ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience.
The Crown Goa is a Boutique Hotel situated on a historic hillock in the centre of Panjim. Besides being located in one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, The Crown Goa offers the most breath-taking views of the River Mandovi.
Palolem and its surrounding areas in south Goa hold a special place in my heart – it’s where my life in India began. The heart-shaped beach skirted by swaying palms is now dotted with little beach huts where tons of Europeans enjoy a well-deserved winter vacation away from the cold. However, the place has largely remained a sleepy coastal village over the monsoon, with the huts closing up as the rains come around. But over the last eight months, there has been a lot of curiosity around this upcoming hotel. When it finally opened doors, I was absolutely delighted to visit Sobit Sarovar Portico in all its glory.
Goa’s southern coastal roads are some of the best in India, perfectly charming as they meander through quiet tree-lined villages with a sublime promise of virginal sands at the end. Driving them offers a kind of meditative feeling and recently they took me to a gorgeous hospitality gem, somewhere in the unknown. It was after…
Sinéad McManus is a premier hospitality and spa columnist, consulting additionally in media and PR, fashion, lifestyle and high-society entertainment & events. She represents In India, National Geographic Traveller UK and has worked with clients across the board in the country’s travel industry. Sinead has lived and worked in Goa for more than a decade. Her passions include health & beauty, travel, and fashion. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.