Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Renowned for its party scene – sun, sand and psychedelia rightly sums up the true spirit of Goa. The architectural splendor of its churches, temples and quaint white houses blend harmoniously with the languorous beach scenery. Backpackers, honeymooners, holidaymakers...everyone has a reason to experience the Goan way of life. The beaches are idyllic - simply stretch back and catch a tan or try out some water sports.
Luxury: Taj Exotica
Located on the Southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian Sea, Taj Exotica is a showcase for relaxation with tropical inspired touches, grand architecture, a sun drenched atrium, wide shady corridors and flower lined patios. Set amidst 56 acres of lush gardens, the hotel is subtly divided into the main hotel building with spacious deluxe and luxury rooms and two and four bedroom villas. Dabolim Airport is around a 45-minute drive from the hotel.
The hotel has 140 tastefully decorated rooms broadly classified into 9 categories ranging from a luxury room to a presidential suite. Some of the villas have a private pool, besides being equipped with facilities such as satellite television, an air conditioner, DVD player, tea/coffee maker, mini bar, in room safe, direct dial telephone, channel music, hairdryer, data port, Wi Fi Internet access and a private bath with running hot and cold water.
From casual, all day eateries to formal, fine dining, you can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks. Eugenia, the multi cuisine coffee shop serves buffet breakfast, light snacks, lunch and dinner. Miguel Arcanjo is a specialty restaurant serving authentic Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Provencal cuisine. Li Bai, the Oriental specialty restaurant serves cuisine from Hunan, Sichuan and Canton. Alegria, the specialty restaurant, serves coastal and authentic Goan cuisine.
For rejuvenation and relaxation, the hotel has Jiva Spa offering holistic treatments and experiences in a refreshing new setting. Taamra Spa is set amidst lush lawns with herbal, sacred and decorative plants, offering an exclusive, meditative, wellness experience. There are a host of recreational activities as well such as swimming pool with Jacuzzis, badminton, beach volleyball, chess, clay pigeon shooting, golf course, pool table, table tennis, watersports, kids pool and computer stations among others.
Luxury: The Leela Kempiski
Sprawled over 75 endless acres in idyllic South Goa, the property boasts a 12 hole, par 3 golf course for the aficionados. And if you prefer to unwind by not doing anything at all, you have the Mobor beach pretty much to yourself. The bustling fishing village along the Sal River, to the south, offers a fascinating insight into how the lucky locals of Goa live.
The Leela Kempinski Goa offers you a choice 185 rooms, suites and villas, as well as from a host of dining options and leisure activities. Add to this a state-of-the-art business centre and you have the perfect destination for a company conference too.
Resembling a combination of ancient Indian Summer Palaces and Portuguese-style Villas, all rooms are tastefully furnished with fixtures of marble, granite, and carved stone. Scenic views of the neighboring golf course and the beautiful Arabian Sea complement the serene surroundings of the Leela's 152 rooms, suites and villas.
The Leela epitomises the true essence of Goan people and culture with its signature hospitality, unique spa treatments and superb location right in the heart of Goa.
Deluxe: Cidade De Goa
Cidade de Goa is located at Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula, Goa, INDIA. Panjim (Capital City) - Approximate driving time is 10 minutes & distance is 7 kms (4 miles) from the hotel.An intimate beachfront resort that lets you get away from it all, where you are pampered with only the finest indulgences. Whatever your ideal - a secluded honeymoon, total rejuvenation, a feast of traditional cuisine, incredible entertainment, or simply the lure of our warm Goan hospitality.This luxury resort is built on 40 acres of lush greenery, created to resemble a self-contained Portuguese hill hamlet
Accommodation at Cidade de Goa perfectly reflects the resort's colourful charm and tranquility.
Alfama, The Chef's Speciality Restaurant: Alfama, inspired after the Bohemian town square of Lisbon, is a fine dining restaurant, serving signature gourmet dishes and wines. The unique ambience of this intimate restaurant lies in its romantic balconies and alcoves with musicians to serenade guests during a candle lit dinner.
Deluxe: Majorada Beach Resort
Overlooking the Majorda Beach, this luxury hotel provides a perfect base to relax in style while being close to most of the major attractions of Goa. The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from the airport and around 10 minutes from Margao Konkan Railway Station.
Spread out over 22 acres of lush green landscape, Majorda Beach Resort offers 120 spacious rooms including 10 cottages and suites. The rooms are equipped with facilities such as an air-conditioner, satellite television, telephone, free in-house movies, private balcony, minibar, tea and coffee maker, hairdryer, safe, Wi Fi Internet access and an attached bath with running hot and cold water.
Sea Shells, Majordas seasonal grill serves fresh seafood, Schezhuan specialties and steaks. Garden Cafe is for sumptuous buffet breakfast and moonlight dinners. The Tea Lounge serves tropical drinks and light snacks in a sophisticated atmosphere. For a unique dining experience, try Laguna the multi cuisine restaurant. Cafe Del Mar is the coffee shop which overlooks the indoor pool.
Recreational facilities available are indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, separate health and fitness center for ladies and gents, squash courts, tennis courts and massage therapy among others. You can also spin the roulette wheel at Goa latest Casino Treasures.
Standard: Goan Heritage
Hotel Goan Heritage is situated in the middle of the 9 km. long, Golden Sand Calungate Beach about 14 kms from Goa's Capital, Panjim. Hotel Goan Heritage is perfectly placed for everything you want from Goa. The beach is just a stone's throw away, for those who prefer the invigorating lashing of the waves.
One can enjoy the view of azure Arabian Sea from most of the rooms. Some of the rooms also overlook the sparkling blue swimming pool.
Hotel has 75 well appointed rooms comprising of Standard, Deluxe and Suites.
Resort provides a Leisure Centre offering an array of relaxing service like Back and Neck Therapies, Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage. One can also visit the Beauty Parlour for a manicure, pedicure, hairstyling, facial
Standard: Riviera De Goa
Situated in Ximer, Arpora, Riviera De Goa is a 5 star property designed to provide luxurious accommodation and impeccable service. The nearest airport is approx 45 kilometers and Thivim Railway Station is about 15 kilometers from the hotel
Elegantly decorated rooms are fully furnished in a contemporary style. All the deluxe rooms either have a pool view or lake view. Rooms are equipped with facilities such as an air-conditioner, satellite television, telephone, mini bar, electronic safe, tea and coffee maker, electronic bed consoles and an attached bath with running hot and cold water.
Flame the multi cuisine restaurant serves Indian, Goan, Italian, Continental and Oriental cuisine. This outlet also hosts a daily buffet breakfast. Situated at the lobby level Caffeine, the 24 hour coffee shop serves mouthwatering delicacies in a pleasant atmosphere.
The hotel offers other facilities such as travel desk, safe deposit box, laundry and dry cleaning, doctor on call, currency exchange, car parking, shopping arcade, babysitting service, concierge desk and luggage storage