Accommodation rating: Superior
Situated next to Sinquerim Beach, the Taj Holiday Village is spread over 28 acres and built to resemble a Goan-Portuguese village, with terracotta-roofed cottages, landscaped gardens and exotic charm. It is an hour's drive from the airport. Scattered under palm trees, amidst acres of landscaped gardens, are 56 rustic cottages, which either stand alone or in clusters of 2, 4, 6 or 8, giving a total of 142 rooms, including nine villas. Some cottages are around the swimming pool and restaurants, some offer panoramic sea views and some face the gardens offering privacy and solitude. All have a modern bathroom with a bathtub, DVD player and LCD TV as well as many other modern amenities. Most cottages also have a hammock, garden furniture with parasol and deck chairs. Restaurant options include beachfront seafood dining, a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Continental, Indian and Goan dishes and a seafood barbeque, as well as a Thai restaurant set under a huge banyan tree. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness centre and a five-hole golf course, whilst the Jiva spa offers Indian and contemporary therapies and treatments. There are a number of complimentary activities to choose from including basket weaving, pottery, dance classes, woodcarving and a cocktail-making workshop.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.