Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Great property, a beautiful beach, hence our third visit. Due to heavy unseasonal rains, were confined to our hotel most of the time. Excellent breakfast spread. During earlier 2 stays we went out for lunch/dinner due to limited options here. This time due to the weather, had to make do with a highly limited menu at 5 star prices. Same menu for the last 3 years. No point eating anything other than breakfast here. Don't mind the price if the menu was extensive. Tried Fort Aguada for lunch one day. Reached just 5mins before buffet closing time- crew informed very curtly that we had to go for a-la carte only. Took forever for our food to come and noticed that buffet was still going on. We could've been easily accommodated.
Due to the rain, movement from room became difficult- No umbrellas provided. Limited Buggies took a long time to come. We wouldn't have needed them if there were umbrellas provided.
In room coffee is pathetic. A typical 2 rupee nescafe that one would find in any roadside hotel. Ugh.
We booked months early by directly booking with the hotel without checking options elsewhere. After booking realized we could've got a much better rate through any of the travel websites even if we didn't book early.
Overall- a great property in a great area. Menu needs improvement, hope they will improve in room coffee too.
Overall a good place to stay at Goa. The room was good and the dinning hall was at the right location to view the sun set. The pool was clean and good. There is a good outdoor play area. The staff were polite and courteous.
It’s a nice huge property with perfect location for those who want to be right on the beach. Excellent facilities for kids. Good food. Service level has slightly gone down from before as I have visited this property fourth time.But it’s a wonderful place to stay in Goa. Will definitely recommend for family.