Sinquerim Bardez Goa - 403 519, India
A half an hour’s hypnotic drive from the Goa International Airport will take you to one of the most seductive beach resorts in India, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village Goa. The picture perfect beach resort, inspired by Goa's Portuguese past, evokes the warm, relaxed and easy going natural charm of a Goan village. The open and spacious resort is dotted with charming terracotta cottages set amidst fragrant gardens, whispering palm groves and pretty paved pathways. The extensive resort spreads on the seafront on Sinquerim beach, along the Sinquerim to Calangute beach stretch. With 142 rooms and suites which are scattered over many verdant acres, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village makes its guests feel the joy of vacationing with its sight, sound, aroma and flavors. With impeccable options for dining and entertainment, this Goan home inspired luxury hotel spoils the guests to extend their stay in Goa. The luxuriousness of the hotel reaches its zenith with the presence of Jiva Spa, a signature spa that has created a niche in the pampering rejuvenation orbit. Overlooking the powdery sands and azure waters of the Arabian Ocean, the location of the resort is no doubt one of the prime factors for guests to arrange their stay here, but above all its tender hospitality and aesthetic décor make it stand tall in the crowd of hotels in Goa. The traditional beliefs and way of greeting the guests is well restored by this luxury beach resort which is modern in its outlook and classic in its presentation. Exploring the best of Goa in a stay in Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village is once in a lifetime experience that every traveler wants to rejuvenate throughout the life.
The Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village offers luxurious accommodation in 142 rooms, including 9 Villas (suites). The cottages are either stand alone or in clusters of 2, 4, 6 or 8. Some cottages are around the pool and restaurants; some offer panoramic sea views while others face beautifully landscaped gardens and offer privacy and solitude. The newly renovated cottages, dressed in bright, cheery colors reflect Goa's unique architectural styles to the smallest detail. The spacious villas infused with a distinct Goan ambience, have been renovated to meet the most discerning tastes. Most villas offer a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea from a private gazebo and exclusive lawns. Plasma televisions and other state-of-the-art facilities provide the contemporary touch to the cottages. The charm of this hippy idyll mounts high when the sun hides itself behind the starry sky.
Overlooking the garden, Superior Charm Cottage with Balcony is situated on the first floor. The fine medley of Portuguese style infused with a Goan touch certainly makes these lavishly appointed rooms the choice of the world voyagers.
The Superior Charm Cottage with Sit Out, are garden facing luxurious cottages. These rooms have lawn located in the ground level, consisting of garden furniture with parasol and deck chairs. A little retreat for privacy seekers, the fragrant gardens serenade the guests to laze away under the Goan sun.
These rooms are garden facing, ground level rooms with lush lawn sit outs. These rooms are conveniently located in proximity to the pool and the lobby. Premium Indulgence Cottage - Garden View rooms are a perfect amalgamation of modern elegance and Portuguese architecture.
Wake up in the morning and open the huge window panes of your room; you will surely hold your breath as the sun and crescendo of ocean waves wait to greet you. The Premium Indulgence Cottage - Sea View are sea facing luxurious cottages with a sit-out and lawn, consisting of garden furniture with parasol and deck chairs. Cocoon yourself in the lap of luxury and unparalleled services while relishing s deluxe stay in these lavishly appointed cottages.
Designed for people living life king size, Deluxe Allure Villa - Garden View is a luxurious stand alone garden facing villa consisting of a living room, a separate bedroom to retreat in, a private lawn and garden furniture with parasols. While interiors are luxurious and comforting, the outside setting of the room beckons you to immerse yourself in the quiet surroundings.
Wake up to the comforting sound of the ocean, the astounding view from Premium Temptation Villa-Sea View takes ones breath away. Luxuriously appointed sea facing villas consist of a living room, a separate bedroom to retreat in, a private lawn and garden furniture with parasols. It is your wish whether you want to relax and unwind inside the rooms or want to gaze for hours at the enchanting outside views from your balcony.
The bigger the better. Keeping the same in mind, Luxury Bliss Villa – Sunset View are sea facing with one bedroom, a living room, dining area, a private lawn, garden furniture with parasols. The rooms are a perfect amalgamation of best of two worlds, space and privacy. Plush interiors which are all set to pamper you, Luxury Villa Sunset View are ideal for spending some tender moments with your loved one while the world flees far away.
When everything is so splendid in The Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, how could dining and wining not be fabulous? There are multiple wining and dining places in the hotel each of which has a unique specialty of its own. The welcoming ambience of these restaurants and bar add on flavor to your food. Taj offers an experience while dining, serving the finest Indian and International dishes, with a plethora of options for the foodies to indulge in.
Dining at Caravela is an experience in itself. The restaurant spoils its guests by offering a lip-smacking range of Mediterranean and North Indian cuisine. The chic interiors set the tone accentuated with trendy furnishings and splashes of color.
It is a Goan and seafood spatiality restaurant, with a live kitchen counter which will surely dare you to be adventurous. Offering a fusion of authentic Goan and Portuguese food, the restaurant is a perfect place for people having a palate for local food.
Dining in the shadows of a 300 year old banyan tree is an experience in itself; the subtle and evocative flavors of Thai food on the menu make it a heady experience. Vibrant Thai curries made with the spices grown in this resort’s very own garden evokes the freshness of the food.
The high-energy bar brings exotic beverages and unique nightlife to the seashore. With the sea serving as the backdrop, sipping on your choice of spirits or having the exotic house favorite cocktails, take in the chic interiors and relax to the wide array of world music. Pool bar- With a setting aside the pool, the Pool bar keeps your spirit high all afternoon. Gather for idyllic conversation accompanied by an array of beverages, multi-cuisine snacks and cool cocktails.
Keeping in mind the young guests at the hotel, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village makes the kids feel special and keeps them entertained with their own play area and restaurant. Youngsters can relax after a tiring day at the pool and gorge on their favorite snacks. Sunset Deck- For the romantic couples, the hotel has the option of setting up an intimate seaside dinner where the only intrusions are the gentle waves. A true romantic getaway, the evening retreat is lit up with torches and lanterns while cozy furniture sets the mood for snuggle. The chef prepares exquisite delicacies on the spot while the butlers are close by for your every need, never intruding the perfect solitude.
Offering the guests the scope to stay in touch with their everyday health regime, the well appointed gymnasium of the hotel is the ideal place to kick start the day with a workout session. The expert trainers in this fitness center are there to help the guests during their workouts; the guests can also seek for their consultation. The most modern equipments are placed in this gymnasium so that best can be gained by the guests. Or head over to the sports complex to indulge in a game of Pool, Table Tennis, Squash, Cricket or Golf. Explore the beaches and towns nearby, with the hotel providing sightseeing tours. If you wish you can also explore on own, the nearby villages and local markets where the best of Goa can be seen. The Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village also has a gift shop from where the guests can collect some of the exclusive souvenir items to be back pack with them.
Besides being one of the largest beach resorts in Goa, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village is also one of the best spa hotels in the state. Goan-Portuguese heritage is in sync with tropical rusticity in the couple treatment suites, each with its own soak pool, yoga & meditation rooms. The host of body and spirit healing techniques are directed towards making you feel the very spirit of the universe. Varied number of therapies is targeted towards different body parts like face, hands, back and feet. An array of enlivening holistic treatments, meaningful rituals and ceremonies for a truly calming experience, this signature spa in Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village make you discover the revitalized aspect of your look and personality.
Exclusive to the Jiva Spa, the signature treatments have been carefully created keeping in mind old world therapies that improve blood circulation, relieve muscular tension and ease joint pains. These include Jivaniya (Invigorate), Shudhikara (Detoxifying), Sama (Balance), Pehlwan Malish (Warrior Massage), Ventoz (Indian Cupping).
Keeping in mind the traditional rituals of Indian Royalty and the heritage of treatments in India, these therapies mainly focus on relieving tension and pain in the muscles, joints, back, feet and the head. These include Sammardana (Indian Deep Tissue Massage), Pada MArdana (Indian Foot Massage), Prishtha Mardana (Back Treatment) and Champi (Indian Head Massage) Indian Aromatherapy- Aromatic oils deep rooted in the ancient art of Ayurveda are chosen for these treatments. Treatments include Vishram (Relaxation Massage), Orja Dayaka (Energizing Massage), Pavithri (Lymphatic Drainage).
The exfoliation of the skin is important to keep it healthy, nourished and glowing. Prepared with the natural goodness of fruits, vegetables, essential oils and fresh Indian herbs, the face is first scrubbed and then completed with a wrap, which nourishes the skin. Choose from the luxuriant options as Narikela (House Favourite), Masala (Spice Scrub), Prithvi Mrit (Earth’s Nectar), Mocha Patra (Plaintiff Leaf Wrap) are all available here.
Various therapies with an understanding of Indian oils and herbs were kept in mind while creating the rituals aiming to pamper the senses to the fullest. Pada Snana (Spa Pedicure), Hast Snana (Spa Manicure), Hair Spa, Anana Lepa (Facial), Jiva (Signature facial for all skin type), Jamarosa Root (Deep Cleansing facial), Tulsi (Nourishing Facial), Champak (Soothing Facial), Spa (Energising Facial).
The eternal science from time immemorial, Yoga programs at Jiva Spa strive to keep the ancient tradition alive and offer holistic yoga programs to connect the body and soul. One can engage in Yoga practices in groups or partake in individual sessions. Sessions cater from novices to experts in Yoga. Balanced, Advanced, Advanced Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), Gentle, Dynamic, Pranayama, Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana, Kunjal Kriya, Jala Neti, Yoga Nindra (Yogic Relaxation), Yoga Nidra Advanced, Hridayakasha Dharana, Ajapa Japa, Antar Mouna (Inner Silence) are the various kinds of Yoga programs offered by this luxury beach resort in Goa.