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Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes from Goa Dabolim International Airport. Set amidst the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea, relaxation reigns at this Goa resort.
Enter a sanctuary of contemporary elegance inspired by traditional Goan design − steeply pitched roofs, ceiling high columns, cool verandas and tranquil courtyards. Whether enjoying an intimate couple's retreat or a getaway for the entire family, the 153 rooms and suites at this Goa 5 star resort offer havens of space, comfort and serenity, while the resort’s new Diwa Club is an enclave of exclusivity, boasting its own lap pool with an open air Jacuzzi and hot tub.
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Explore in and around South Goa, a land of swaying palms, white sands, sparkling waters, emerald green paddy fields and eternally clement weather.Goa’s by lanes still hark back to its colonial past, evident in the exquisite architecture, in the East-meets-West cuisine which combines coconut milk and chilies with the flavours of Portugal, and in the soulful strains of Portugese fado that are occasionally still carried on the sea breeze. In an endeavour to make your visit with us a time of unadulterated pleasure, we invite you to explore the most wondrous aspects of Goa.
OUR LEISURE CONCIERGE TOP PICKS
Cabo De Rama Fort: This southernmost Goan fort is situated about 25 km south of Margao. This ancient fortress, now in ruins, was built before the arrival of the Portuguese. A view from the boat offers a nostalgic experience.
Basilica of Bom Jesus: Built in the 16th century, this magnificent edifice is the most popular and famous of all the churches in Goa. Enshrined within the basilica are the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, kept in a silver casket which was wrought by Goan silversmiths in 1636-37. Dedicated to Infant Jesus, this church is now a World Heritage Monument.
Ancestral Goa, Big Foot: Located in Loutolim, 9 km from Margao, this centre for art, culture and environment is designed to illustrate Goa’s traditional past. Set in eco-friendly surroundings, this mock village traces 100 years of Goa’s lifestyle and heritage. Big Foot, the only designer dance floor in Goa, is shaped like a giant footprint and is used as a venue for the promotion of dance, music and traditional culture.
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary: The second largest of the three wildlife sanctuaries in Goa, covering an area of 105 sq km, is located in Canacona in South Goa. It is covered with dense forest and varied wildlife. The ancient Jeevottam Partagal Math, noted for its Vedic studies, lies in the vicinity of the sanctuary.
Palolem beach: Palolem is a cosy, unspoiled beach facing a blue bay between two headlands. Catch a ride with a local fisherman to the alluring islands on the northern headland, or go dolphin spotting. Palolem is also famous for its ‘Silent Noise’ parties, a unique concept where partygoers dance the night away to DJ music played through their own set of earphones.
Travel time and distance to key locations.
Dabolim International Airport: 25 minutes / 17 kilometres / 11 miles
Margao: 15 minutes / 7 kilometres / 4 miles
Colva Beach: 10 minutes / 5 kilometres / 3 miles
Panjim: 60 minutes / 37 kilometres / 23 miles
Old Goa Heritage Site: 90 minutes / 43 kilometres / 27 miles
Dona Paula Jetty: 60 minutes / 37 kilometres / 23 miles