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What We Love

  • Sunken swim-up bar in the outdoor pool
  • Beachfront location close to the 17th-century Fort Aguada
  • Jungle Jam play and eating area for children

What To Know

  • WiFi is free for up to two devices
  • The aptly named Banyan Tree restaurant sits in the shade of a 300-year-old tree
  • Room service is available 24 hours


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Laid-back 28-acre beach retreat near Fort Aguada dotted with Goan-Portuguese-style cottages and villas

The Lowdown

With a prime seafront location near Goa’s 17th-century Fort Aguada, the Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village is a cluster of cottages and villas set on 28 acres of lush gardens. The cute cottages (235 to 315 square feet) blend Goan and Portuguese styles with intricate floor tiles and dark wood furniture. The villas offer more floor space (starting at 540 square feet), and all overlook either the garden or the sea, with the option of a “sit out” (a small outdoor seating area). The property has four dining options, including the popular Beach House restaurant for authentic Goan cuisine, and the Banyan Tree for Thai dishes served in the shade of a 300-year-old tree. A fitness center, day spa and outdoor swimming pool let you pick and choose how you want to unwind.

In the Area

Explore Goa’s Portuguese architecture, whitewashed churches and colorful temples. Don’t miss the busy Friday market in Mapusa, where you can shop for locally made jewelry and pottery and snack on spicy street food. The 17th-century Fort Aguada is nearby, and it still operates as Goa’s largest jail. Various water sports, such as jet skiing, can be organized at Sinquerim Beach. The Tropical Spice Plantation is a true must-visit. After you cross a wobbly wooden bridge, your guide will talk you through the local crops and then serve you lunch.

How to Get There

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
Sinquerim Bardez
Candolim, 403519 India


4.5 Very Good 2887 Reviews
Visually Attractive Resort
Reviewed 2 days ago

Taj Holiday Village has so much to offer - wonderful beach, a quiet and inviting location, Great food. Its connected by beach with TAJ Fort Aguada Hotel otherwise a two minute drive from hotel. The hotel provide free pickup & drop too. You also have the freedom to have Breakfast in any one but I will recommend the Village Resort.We were six friends and needed a quiet relaxing vacation. The cottages are inviting, peaceful and have a wonderful view. The restaurant is huge & right on the beach overlooking the Arabian Sea and has a great view of the sunset. Food is full of variety & taste. The resort has ample open space to unwind and mostly quiet. The staff at this resort were fantastic, fun and very, very helpful and informative. There are few good Night Clubs very close to resort and If you are looking for nightlife and gambling outside resort this place is for you. The beach side surroundings are great and you could walk down to Fort Aguada for a picturesque view. We stayed in cottages 1043 & 1044 between 01-Dec to 04-Dec and enjoyed to the fullest. Overall its a visually attractive resort & from check in to check out and everything in between was great. Glad that we chose this property.

amazing hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

I personally love the experience at the Taj Village. The location is perfect , you can get the quite time plus walk out for the high energy experience of shops , clubs and shacks .The cottages are just great plus the overall hotel ambience , service and beach.

Beautiful location
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful stay at this beautiful location. As usual we received the 5 star Taj hospitality. The food was of good standard. Our sea facing room was excellent. Most of the time golf buggy was available readily, though not always. The beach, a short walk from our room was clean.

All the positive reviews got it right
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms restaurant are just amazing , but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the staff. All of the people are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice. I would say everybody was just great .Mr Derek guest relation for checking everytime by calls if we are having a good time,Anamika the duty manager that night was helpful smiley and very genuine ,
she was a great help and an amazing host.Prajesh i guess in the restaurant was just great nothing to say he was always happy to take our demanding requests with big smile and i guess the next day was roy as well .Satish who did our check in as well i was happy to see in the lobby a welcoming face like him.Mr Sagar as well for his assistance and help and for making our life easier in Goa.

Thanks for making our visit to Goa that much better.

I would recommend everybody who want luxurious with great hospitality great food amazing location to go to Taj holiday village .

Awosome hospitality services
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stay taj holiday vilage goa candolim nice hotel staff is very freandly special mention housekeepeing sraff mr Laltu roy and swapan very helpfully nice room cleaning
And carevela stafff very helped
Nice location hotel proper beach area
I all redy come back this property
Thanks all staff