Accommodation rating: Luxury
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.
Features: 8 rooms and suites, dining room, two outdoor swimming pools, Wi-Fi
Room Amenities: Safe, hot drinks, hairdryer
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.