Tucked away down the unspoilt east end of Coco Beach, the intimate, charming, sophisticated Ahilya by the Sea, born out of a marriage between the Holkars (of the Ahilya Fort) and the Trinidade family renowned for their connections to the arts, is set on a high bank in the quiet village of Nerul at the confluence of the Indian Ocean / Arabian Sea and the Mandovi and Nerul rivers. The hotel features seven spacious rooms spread between 2 separate Portuguese style villas built using traditional methods and a tower room that is intertwined with an ancient beachfront banyan tree. At Ahilya by the Sea, each room is named after a painting by Antonio Xavier Trindade, regarded ‘the Rembrant of the East’ and the interiors are home to a fascinating collection of personal antiques and Goan art. With a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a strong emphasis on the arts, music and cuisine, Ahilya by the Sea has attempted to recreate the glorious styles of Old Goa.
Please call 020 7808 6788 for more information or to make a booking.