Candolim Beach in North Goa has a laid back secret that every beach lover must stay at! A luxurious getaway with a private pool and the entire villa just for you and your friends or family is perfect for this festive season. Owned by Indian entrepreneur Ajai Lakhanpal who originally bought it as a holiday home for himself and friends back in 1983, Aashyana Lakhanpal is just behind the busy village of Candolim, enter a slice of contemporary western chic.
Tucked in four acres of tropical garden with direct access to Candolim Beach, this set of modern villas, cottages and casinhas is in the perfect location for both fun and quiet seekers. In fact once you enter this property you will sense an ethereal peace.
Contemporary western chic in Candolim
Aashyana means 'nest', and once you arrive you won't want to leave. And with 19 staff for the main villa alone, including 2 on-site masseurs, there is little need to.
Designed by French architects Arvind and Nita d'Souza, the villa is a slice of contemporary western chic. If you are in a big family you can stay at the three casinhas (cottages) or the Virgo and Capricorn Cottages. For larger groups of friends or small occasions the villas are a perfect choice which sleeps six in three double bedrooms. And if you are a couple I suggest booking the beachside cottage.
Chill in the swimming pools with one for the main Aashayana Villa guests and other one for the beach cottages and casinhas. Stroll through the huge tropical gardens to the pool, or slip onto bustling Candolim beach and watch the sun go down.
For all you Goan food lovers, the chef makes delicious Goan cuisine from local produce. Sit in the veranda surrounded by palm trees and enjoy a meal with a chilled beer.
For those who want to escape to Goa to spend some meaningful time, there is a meditation room and a nightly incense-burning ceremony in the garden giving the place a spiritual feeling.