Resplendent luxury in Goa at Ahilya by the Sea
A trip to Goa offers elite travellers a new perspective on India and the Persian Gulf. Where the Arabian Sea meets the Nerul and Mandovi rivers, the Ahilya by the Sea Hotel and Resort is unlike any other retreat in the world. Created by Leela Ellis, the enigmatic owner who brought luxury to India with the Ahilya Fort Hotel in Maheshwar, this resort offers the ultimate in intimacy. Each guest is treated to hospitality and pleasure, concepts as common as the air we breathe.
The Elegant Hotel
Once the site of Portuguese custom homes, Ahilya by the Sea Hotel and Resort now provides travellers with a superior mix of Goan and Indonesian style. Each of the residences was lovingly converted into a unique place for exploration and relaxation. The hotel offers picturesque views of the Arabian Sea along with Dolphin Bay and the entrance to Old Goa.
The buildings are an endearing walk through history, utilizing the hand hewn red laterite rocks that are local to the area, each edifice is magnificent in its own right. Mere steps from the hotel, guests will find lush gardens, two lap pools, an infinity pool, and a cultivated grove of rare tropical plants and palms. Guests who desire calm and quiet will discover a quiescent destination that allows for reflection and pure bliss.
Bask in the Sunrise Villa
The Sunrise Villa at Ahilya by the Sea Hotel and Resort provides three bedrooms and ample living spaces to socialize or hide away from others. Each guest rooms is complete with its own en suite, and every morning will bring views of the dolphins cavorting in the bay. The barrel vaulted ceiling, hand carved, is a marvel to examine, as are the many antiquities that adorn the villa. Goan handcrafts embellish each room, offering a hint of the culture and mystery that exudes from Goa.
A private dining room allows guests to indulge themselves in tropical Goan cuisine while immersing themselves in the serenity of their own space. Terraces and verandas provide additional areas to dine or relax, each with equally stunning vistas. Quiet rumination is offered in the hidden reading nook at the apex of the stairwell.
Romance Awaits at Sunset
The Sunset Villa at Ahilya by the Sea Hotel and Resort is a step above in every possible way. Four bespoke bedrooms provide ample space for a family or friends. The common areas and kitchenette are the heart and soul of the villa, always drawing guests in for a savory bite and great conversation. Hand chosen antiques and art adorn the many rooms, illuminating the unique taste of the owner.
This is the destination where travellers may feel that they left their home to find a new luxury experience that is just as welcoming. Whether guests choose to watch the local fishermen from the villa, spy on the mischievous dolphins, or enjoy a delicious meal provided by the private chef, Goa will become the new utopia for discerning travellers.