The Diwa Club By Alila
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes in-room check-in and breakfast (served all day)
- Luxe private pool with an open-air Jacuzzi and poolside bistro
- Asian and ayurvedic therapies at the spa using the hotel’s own range of natural products
What To Know
- Very popular with families in high season (November to March)
- The beach is a 10-minute stroll away, or you can use the free shuttle bus
- Diwa is popular with wedding groups, so check in advance if you’re looking for a tranquil stay
- A mandatory gala dinner charge of $180 per person applies for stays on New Year's Eve
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Surrounded by mature banyan and mango trees and smothered in the sweet scent of frangipani, the Diwa Club is a private annex attached to the sprawling Alila Diwa Goa Resort. Built around a large lap pool that resembles the sunken basin of a royal palace, the discreet retreat is made up of a series of colonial-style buildings with steep red-tile roofs, long, low arches and wooden balconies. The design continues inside with wooden ceilings, cream walls, bold striped scatter cushions and Indian cotton curtains in soothing, earthy tones.
Bed and Bath
A covered passage paved with striking black-and-white tiles leads to the 26 rooms and seven suites. Large tubular lamps, gleaming dark wood furniture, and throw rugs with monochrome motifs add a modern touch. And all have wall-length windows and vast bathrooms with free-standing egg-shaped tubs. Sliding glass doors open to ample balconies equipped with chairs, tables and cozy, cushioned corner sofas where you can feed or laze, or just admire the view of the emerald checkerboard of rice paddies that surround the property. The Diwa Club Suites (947 square feet) have separate living rooms and are great for honeymooners or families. All guests enjoy in-room check-in and breakfast served anytime throughout the day.
Along one edge of the sparkling pool, the Diwa’s French-style Bistro bar serves all-day breakfast, then morphs into a candlelit restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine in the evening. As part of the larger Alila Diwa complex, the Diwa Club offers guests access to the resort’s two other restaurants. With stunning views of the infinity pool, Vivo serves a luscious mix of Pan-Asian and oriental dishes, while chef Edia Cotta’s succulent menu at Spice Studio focuses on traditional northwest Indian cuisine. For an aperitif or an after-dinner tipple, make a beeline for the Diwa Ali’s Edge bar to order cocktails made with local specialty feni liqueur (cashew or coconut) and enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. When you need a spot of pampering, head for Alila’s spa, where therapists offer a range of Asian and ayurvedic treatments using the hotel’s range of sumptuous natural products.
In the Area
Ask the hotel to arrange a morning tour of Panaji’s picturesque fish market, then bring back your catch and ask the chef to prepare your favorite recipe for dinner. By now you’re feeling peckish, so make the half-hour drive to Ponda’s Tropical Spice Plantation, where you can ride an elephant and have a lunch made with fresh local ingredients and served on a banana leaf. Hop on the hotel’s shuttle bus to Majorda and spend the afternoon lazing on one of south Goa’s finest beaches. If you’re feeling more active, set out on a walking tour of old Goa’s historic house-studded alleyways, or take the two-hour ride to Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, the region’s second-largest nature reserve, whose forests are home to dozens of rare birds and other exotic wildlife.
How to Get There
We booked to stay at the Diwa Club in March as we were attending a wedding at a hotel along the road. Beautiful hotel with stunning views across the paddy fields. I booked a Club room which was very nicely furnished huge bathroom/bedroom & balcony. Very clean & Very quite, and for us better location than the main hotel. The beach is a couple
Of minutes away via the hotel bus. We had a few issues at times with service.
The Diwa Club has a lovely restaurant but, we found the service at times to be very poor, and has a limited menu.
I only drink sparking wine ( prosecco or Champagne) which I had emailed in advance to check this was possible by the glass. Many times my drink arrived flat the measuring was inconsistent considering I was paying almost £10 for a French sparkling by the glass, its a huge bugbear of mine and in many ways spoiled our time at the Diwa because you new each time that you ordered a drink something would be wrong. Restaurant service was also
Inconsistent during our stay, this is unfortunate because the hotel and many staff members are so nice just a few issues let it down. The tree house dinner was lovely, very romantic. The India restaurant in the main hotel was lovely.
I loved my stay at the alila, it’s one of the best n finest place in goa with a beautiful location , amazing property n very nice staff. Loved the club diwa n highly recommend this place,a place to stay with ur loved once with amazing food and frndly staff.
Our first visit to this beautiful resort. Delighted by their warm welcome. Staff is very courteous .
Check in was quick n smooth.
Room- stayed in terrace room which was beautifully done..spacious n clean washroom with bathtub.
Pool-infinity pool is excellent..overlooking green paddy fields. You can spend entire day in the pool.
Beach-just 10 mins walk from hotel. They offer free shuttle to n fro from beach to hotel .
Breakfast have lot of options n good in taste.
Alila diwa is a best place to relax and enjoy in summer also. We will definitely going to come back next year.
Very happy with the service rcd... staff very courteous.. loved the experience so much that we extended our stay for another 3 days with the hotel.. big thumbs up... true value for money experience... excellent rooms and very tasty food.
This was our 2nd visit in past 14 months and every time the experience has been exceptional.
The staff has been very hospitable Cynnia and Elston made the stay comfortable.
Bistro restaurant has served us very well. Chef Pradeep, Kimberley along with Sanito and Galvin took great care of every detail.
Seems like we would regular Diwa Club.