Goa's sun-kissed beaches and its timeless laid-back vibe have always encouraged travellers to enjoy life in the moment. Its beautiful churches, sizzling aromatic seafood and spices and secret nooks where dolphins frolic paired with its Indian and Portuguese culture, cast a spell on every hopeful wanderer who sets their eyes on the beach town.
Tucked away in a tranquil corner of the Dolphin Bay, Ahilya by the Sea in Nerul pairs spectacular views of the Arabian Sea with understated elegance and luxury to make you feel at home albeit thoroughly pampered. The seaside villas give you your own private piece of Goa.
Ahilya by the Sea
Drive down the tree adorned lanes to arrive in front of three independent villas with laterite rock walls and a mix of Balinese and Goan architecture. The interiors in nine rooms spread across three villas are all tastefully done up with art and sculpture, which contribute to the villas' elegant luxury.
Along with a lovingly nurtured garden with exotic flowers, the property boasts of two pools — the Sunrise infinity pool, that is perfect for a splash in the morning and the Sunset plunge pool where you can drift around in the shade of coconut, palm and pink and white frangipani.
Meet other travellers in the drawing-room of the villas over drinks in the evenings or feel the stress ebbing away at the wellness centre on Arjun's Tree Tower perched on a banyan tree.
Your inner foodie will appreciate their à la carte menu which has offerings of Goan, Italian and French cuisines, prepared with the catch-of-the-day and ingredients from local markets.
All three villas with their respective suites have something extraordinary to offer.
The Leela's Villa has striking views of an ancient banyan tree, the Sunrise pool and the shimmering Arabian sea. Its three suites include a wrap-around verandah where you can enjoy a cozy breakfast, a balcony with glorious ocean views and an area where French doors open out to a private garden.
The Sunset Villa houses four beautiful bedrooms and a common living area where guests gather to play board games, toast to each other with drinks or finish a book in their own company. The villa's four rooms include attractions such as sights of the Dolphin Bay and soothing views of the sea.
The Sunrise Villa offers three charming rooms with a wrap-around verandah, high ceilings, a private balcony and large French windows.
For the more playful ones, there's a room in the tree house perched on a 200-year-old banyan tree!
Couples looking for bewitching views and privacy. Families who want to swap the stress of daily hustle-bustle with much-needed tranquility.
Things to do around the property
1. Head to beaches of Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem to sit on the sand and look at the roaring sea. Get a drink or a bite to eat at the shacks nearby.
2. Spend a day fishing with the property's boatman at the fishing village of Nerul.
3. Rent a cycle to marvel at the baroque architecture of churches in Old Goa around 50 minutes away.
4. Ahilya by the Sea arranges for a private tour on request at the Funde Çao Oriente museum.
5. Walk on the broad streets dotted with colonial architecture in the Portuguese area of Fontainhas.
The nearest airport is Goa International Airport which is 13 km from the property. Vasco Da Gama station is the nearest railway station and is 37.2 km away.
Best time to go
Any time between November and March as the weather is clear with cool sea breezes that caress your body as they pass by.
Prices for a room per night range between Rs 13,000 - 35,000.
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Reach out for a slice of tranquility and indulgence at the Ahilya by the Sea, an experience that'll stay with you long after you've left.
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