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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