Ramada Caravela Resort Review

Soothing sounds of waves breaking at the shores, the pitter patter of rain, the chirping of birds woke me up to an oasis of paradise, an escape that I had been longing for a while, after a grueling month of juggling between hospital and home.

The smell of the earth drenched with rain added an aroma to the lush greenery of the sprawling property dotted at the shores of silver beaches of Varca which happens to be one of the cleanest beach of South Goa. Tucked away from the maddening crowd of North Goa, this beautiful property is spread across 23 acres with swaying palm trees, golf course, a heavenly pool, white sandy beaches and everything that takes you to the world of luxury.

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Welcome:

The grand entrance of the resort was ready to welcome us. From the moment we stepped out of the car the concierge team was quick to take our luggage and guide us to a grand open lobby which was beautifully designed and fitted with high arches and wooden beams that reflected old Goan architecture. There were chandeliers and candle holders placed at every corner with artificial cascading waterfalls creating a mesmerizing and soothing effect. The check-in process was completed before we could even finish our welcome drink. That was really quick 🙂

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Rooms :

We were taken to our deluxe room which was cosy and beautifully designed. The resort has 199 rooms, which are categorized as Garden View, Pool/Ocean View & Ocean Front, Deluxe Suites, Family Villa and Presidential Villa and all the rooms were endowed with private balconies offering a spectacular view of the ocean, overlooking lush landscaped gardens or swimming pool. Our room was a pool facing room. The patio was a perfect place to laze around with a novel in hand watching kids jumping in the pool.

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Pool :

A beautiful pool with a swim up bar right at the center of the resort was the highlight of our stay which served cocktails and beverages. Now who does not want a sip and dip at the same time in the pool. We spent most of our time enjoying the monsoon in Goa.

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Food :

Breakfast was a lavish affair with a mix of Indian and Continental spread. Dinners were accompanied with soulful live music and distinctive culinary delights were definitely worth a try. We tasted the famous Goan Bread Pao and Prawn curry suggested by the staff at the Cafe Casada. The food quantity was good and tasty. Though with the onset of monsoon the shacks at the beach and other seasonal cafes were closed.

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Spa & Yoga:

Sit back and relax as the therapist pamper you with a rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa. The resort has dedicated Ayurveda doctors offering free consultation with yoga and meditation courses. The doctors will examine and then suggest personalized treatments based on herbal oils and extracts. Don’t forget to make the most of it whilst your stay at the resort.

Facilities : 

There are multitude of activities that are organized in the resort to keep the young to the old occupied and content. From face painting to Volley ball matches. From cycling tour to golf and for all party animals there is also state-of-the-art discotheque on Saturdays. They even have  pottery classes great ways to keep your kids engaged or an excuse to try your hands learning something new during vacation or experience the thrilling gambling sessions at the in-house casino – Goa Nugget! Unfortunately the casino was closed during our stay. 🙁

 

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Location :

The resort is at a distance of 30 kms from Dabolim Airport, 10 kms. from Margao Railway Station and 10 kms. from Margao Bus Stand. Located near Varca beach and is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. For sightseeing and other transportation services one is completely dependent on what the resort has to offer. The tours for South Goa and North Goa are priced between 2.5 K to 5 K which can be booked at the reception though there is a shack at the entrance of the hotel from where you can rent out bikes and soak in the beauty of Goa in monsoon.

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Do we recommend ?

YES, definitely for couple and families who want to escape to seclusion and pamper themselves in the lap of luxury.

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Here comes the Surprise ….WIN 2 night Stay at the Resort!!!!

A chance to stay and pamper yourself at this amazing property by entering a cool contest and a beautiful initiative by the team of Ramada Caravela Resort .

How to enter the contest :

Take a pic you want to pledge of something that can be donated (no cash or money) and send on FB, Twitter or Instagram page of the resort or e-mail: hello@ramadacaravela.com.

Hurry you have just 2 days for the contest !!!!! ( The contest is over)

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 Our stay was hosted by Ramada Caravela Resort, Goa. But opinions as always are our own.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    indrani
    August 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Wow! What a place to stay! You got excellent pics too.

    • Reply
      Tales of a Traveler
      August 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      thanks a lot indrani …. hope you have also participated in the contest , you can win a 2 night stay at the resort 🙂

  • Reply
    Nagini
    August 14, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Wow..Wonderful photographs..Awesome place 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria
    July 14, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Looks like you really enjoyed your stay here… I like the greenery alone, just feel it must be costly the stay plus of you want to tour North and South Goa got to spend even more… if you have the money, guess this will be a good choice for a vacation for sure!!… One thing I liked here is the fact that you mentioned that the resort has activities for the young and old, so varietiful and cool.

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