Every air-conditioned room at La Joia is equipped with minimalist amenities and I wasn’t complaining because that’s all you need to relax and rejuvenate when the sea is just next door. The memories that I took back from the quaint spaces of La Joia were the dreamcatchers hanging around the room and the breath of fresh air that filled the room peeking through the vintage windows.
If you are looking for serenity with a hint of Portuguese history backed by a bohemian rhapsody, La Joia by Elephant Art Cafe will be your trusted space to unwind. The property which translates to ‘The Jewel’ is a real piece of gem skirting Anjuna beach, in one of my favorite places to be all year round – Goa!
In February i.e. peak season, the room costed INR 3500 which is a little extra than what an average room would cost in Anjuna. The cost doesn't cover any meals and one needs to pay INR 100 for a simple breakfast of eggs of your choice or a bowl of granola and fruits.
Best time to visit
The property is best to be visited in season time which is from November to April. During the rains i.e. from June to September, the property stays shut.
How to get here
By Air: Land in Goa from your city and take a taxi till Anjuna with the landmark Elephant Art Cafe which will take you 1 hr 30 mins.
By Rail: The railway station closest to the hotel is Thivim. Take a taxi from the station to reach the hotel within 45 mins. Alternatively, from Madgaon railway station, the hotel is 1 hr 45 mins away.
What to do here and in Anjuna
Relax and Unwind
The property by itself is an experience on its own being a Portuguese Villa turned boutique hotel. Spend your time relaxing in the room or in their community area reading your favorite book with the sea breeze keeping you cool.
Watch the sunset at the Beach Shacks
Antonio Cafe being the hottest one around La Loia, you can also visit another popular one which is Cafe Liliput (open all round the year) and sip on to your favorite cocktails or beers as you watch the sun set.
Hit the beaches
The beach lovers and swimmers can visit Ashwem and Morjim beach for a great swim and then relax at one of the beach shacks around. These are the most non-frequented and cleanest beaches and thus you'll find the much needed solace here as compared to Anjuna beach.
1. Baba Au Rhum in Anjuna
2. Artjuna in Anjuna
3. Antares in Vagator
4. Burger Factory Morjim
5. La Plage in Ashwem
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La Joia, near Elephant art cafe, Anjuna beach, Goemcar Vaddo Flea market road Goa, Anjuna, Goa 403509, India