Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Aguada Beach
Candolim, Sinquerim Road, Bardez, Goa 403515
Ranked 2 amongst 6 hotels in Aguada Beach
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The resort is situated on wonderful location of Goa- Sinquerium Beach. Resort is covered with lush green landscape and buildings having typical Portuguese look. Although rooms are equipped with all required modern facilities. To reach the resort is very easy. Air conditioned Coach transfer facility is provided by Resort itself. We were on a bachelor vacation, so our expectation was leisure and relaxation. We visited between 21 July -24 July, 2016. On arrival, warm welcomed by staff and light music. We were been redirected to our rooms after check-in process through Buggies (Golf carts). We had not enjoyed many amenities inside the resort due to rains. But enjoyed beach volleyball and cricket on the beach. There are 3 (I think .. Restaurants inside the resort. We were enjoying - a multi cuisine restaurant on the edge of Sinquerium Beach. We really enjoyed food quality. Some of our friends were by religion. They also had enjoyed special preparations made by Chef SAVIO. I personally thank Chef Savio, Chef Prashil for serving delicious live dishes. I would also like to thank all associated staff members. Restaurant Manager Sunil and Amresh for arrangements and guiding for local sightseeing. All the serving staff specially Mr. Shubhash and Mr. Amit, whom we kept on their toes all the time. It was indeed a memorable stay ...
Excellent resort with all facilities a person can expect from a Taj resort. Great staff and Excellent Service.
Our family of four (includes our two children) started off from Calicut, Kerala by car to Goa around 1000Hrs. We had a leisurely drive visiting folks in Noth Kerala and Mangalore and then on to Goa. The roads start deteriorating after Mangalore and the stretch from Mangalore to Surathkal is pure misery. In fact, the drive upto Kundapur from Mangalore is not recommended. At times, we wished we had flown or taken the Konkan Express. However the little asides, like a stopover at Udupi to see the Krishna temple and a lovely Vegetarian meal (Very inexpensive), made it worth the bumps and curses (inspite of the fact that I was driving a Corolla!!). That evening we stayed at Cancona ( South Goa as you enter from Karwar, roughly 30 Km from Karwar) in a little place by the beach. Next morning we left for Candolim which is beyond Panjim as we were to check in for a two night package by 12. The Taj Holiday village is about 20 Kms from Panjim towards Calangute and Anjuna beach. We arrived by 1300 Hrs but our rooms were not ready as the previous occupant had checked out at 1200. We were hustled by the staff (although very politely) to have our lunch at one of the restaurants by which time our room was ready. The meal (And no doubt, a bottle of Kingfisher) however, put us into a fine mood and we settled down quickly into our lovely sea view cottage. The rooms are cosy cottages with a small private yard with deck chairs and adequate privacy and stunning views of the sea. The sea front bordering the property had collapsed and there were restraining fences to keep guests away. This was a bit of an eyesore and took away part of the beauty of the view. Also, parts of the property were undergoing refurbishment and was fenced rather clumsily. But the rest of the resort was truly stunning with a small 5 hole putting green and a lovely pool with a sunken bar. The next couple of days were pure bliss as we spent most of our time with long walks on the beach (mostly in the early morning) and soaking in the pool. The best part was that we could leave our two children on their own at the pool under the watchful eyes of the staff or at the kid\'s activity centre with very attentive staff (And their own kid\'s meal menu!!) to keep them occupied. The food (We had opted for an \'All Meal\' plan ) was a gatronomic delight, especially the buffet at the \'Caravelle\'. The fixed menu at the Beach house and the Thai restaurant \'Banyan tree\' was good but not as satisfying as the buffet for it\'s variety. One evening we went to the adjacent Fort Aguada Resort ( This is also a Taj property and you can use the facilities there as part of the package , including eating at the restaurants there, as part of the plan. There are very efficient complimentary drop and pick up services to and fro any time of the day or night) to the Italian restaurant for a fixed menu meal which was quite a disappointment. The menu on offer was not upto the standards we had come to expect although the staff were the usual courteous and gracious selves. There was also a half day sight seeing trip to Panjim with guides to show you the Basilica of the baby Jesus and the adjacent cathedral. It was a pleasant half day. On the whole it was an absolutley refreshing and value for money experience (It was priced at off season and we didnt have a spot of rain the whole time which made it full season weather !!!) and We would love to go back (Off season , of course). One final tip, carry your own wine, beer or whatever poison you prefer as the minibar prices in the room and wine prices in the restaurant are truly 5 Star. The road leading upto the resort has some excellent wine stores stocking wonderful Indian (Read SULA, I am a special fan!) and imported wines.
A gem of sapphire and green hues, Goa rests on the western coast of India on the beautiful coast of the Arabian Sea. A heaven of tourism and hospitality industry, it is one of the top draws for a beach holiday, both nationally and internationally. It is the smallest state in India but definitely packs a punch when it comes to the number of things you can do when you reach here. Whoever said that Goa was just sun and sand, or just relaxing by the beach with a beer in hand was surely unaware of the vast range of activities available here. Although these are also relaxing and interesting pursuits, there are a number of other distractions that you can occupy your time with when you are here. The insight that you will get into the lives of the locals when you are here is simply astounding! Their food, culture, habits, passtimes and distraction are truly stunning to say the least. This upbeat and exuberant destination has no dearth of things to offer up! Here are some of the most essential things to do in Goa, which will allow you to explore its life to the fullest. You can indulge in water sports, practise yoga at the beaches of Anjuna, visit the butterfly conservatory or spend a leisurely time at the Siolim Cooking Classes.
At most appropriate centre place in Panaji, Goa, no other similar hotel nearby. Fantastic modern ambiance with modern interiors excellent hospitality. Hotel for Modern business people, good hall for conference, very good food, need to be informed for Jain food in advance for Jain eaters, front desk people are very good better than other Goa hotels. Good quality food having ample variety in food excellent for group dealings.
Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village Overview
Fort Aguada was constructed by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. Built with an aim to prevent Goa from the attacks of the conquerors, the fort was bounded by huge walls from every corner. Owing to its beautiful architecture and surrou Read More