Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
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Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Varca Reviews
Nice Resort on Varca Beach Goa Mar 21, 2009
The Ramada Caravela Beach Resort was the one we'd booked for our stay in South Goa ( Check out my blog on Goa 2009 ) & we didn't regret the decision at all .
Travelling from North Goa after a hip & happening time on Baga Beach .. being welcomed at the Ramada with fresh juice in a large lobby with a very high ceiling & large arches was a calming experience .
My room had been upgraded on my request during booking to the newly renovated section of the resort . Check in was smooth & when we were shown into our room ... I was not disappointed !! The room was large with a very comfortable looking King size bed , a large mirrored wall and a modern well done up bathroom . The room opened up into a small balcony with two chairs & a coffee table facing the Pool and the Sea . Perfectly in line with what I would have wanted !!
The lobby area is quite impressive with its high ceiling & huge arches . A lot of space & seating areas just to lounge around . The lobby leads downwards towards the large coffee shop which was also where the buffet breakfast was served . They have three bars in the resort .. one in the lobby , a Pool bar and a bar right on the beach called the Sunset bar.
There's a fine dining restaurant with great Sea food , a Poolside Restaurant with some live music and a restaurant serving snacks near the beach .
Its a large resort with a par 3 Golf course .. though I didn't get an opportunity to try my hand at it :) . There's a Casino inside the resort too and tennis courts . Bicycles are available for free so you can bicycle around the resort or on the beach .. which I did as the sun was setting down one evening !
They've got a nice spa with Ayurvedic treatments .. not for me .. I prefer being on the beach :) and Yoga sessions every morning ... for the more health conscious !!!
Its not the hotels private beach .. but once you are out on the Varca beach which is wide , shallow and calm most of the times .. the resort has its own Shack Umbrellas & beach beds in adequate numbers for its resort guests . They even have security which won't allow any non residents to take up the beach beds and pestering locals trying to sell their stuff . You could order your favorite cocktail or a chilled beer with some yummy snacks right on the beach ... and just relax !!
So the days on the beach with some great drinks and sumptuous sea food or at times in the pool and the evenings by the Pool with some great live music is the definite thing to do !!
The staff is warm , welcoming and helpful . The downside in a big resort is that at times too many people create quite a cacophony at times !! Breakfast at the Cafe was quite noisy with too many people at the same time so it was better to either go early or a little later to beat the crowds !! Plus there was a Corporate off-site conference going on at that time making it noisier & feeling too crowded especially in the mornings .
Overall great value for money spent ! Its a beautiful resort with huge space , great location , good food and facilities but just make sure before booking that they are not hosting any off-site conferences !! Its not their fault but then its never a great idea to be vacationing in the midst of a lot of people talking business !!!
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Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Overview
The Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, among Goa's finest international beach-front resorts offers all the space one need for relaxation, romance, self-discovery, escape, excitement, rejuvenation, solitude, or sheer thrill. Located on the serene white sands of Varca beach heralded as Goa's cleanest beach stretch, the 202-room resort sprawled over 23 acres of refreshing green is an architectural treat. This resort has been designed by Wimberley, Allison, Tong and Goo the creators of the famous Sun City in South Africa. From the moment one steps into the invitingly open lobby, one can loose themselves in a world of luxury. The beautifully designed 80-ft. atrium lobby fitted with high arches and wooden beams is reflective of old Goan architecture, and embellished with a mural by renowned Goan artist Mario Miranda. All the plush guest rooms, suites and villas are endowed with private balconies and a spectacular view of the ocean, overlooking lush landscaped gardens and Goa's largest swimming pool. The resort offers a tempting choice of many restaurants, each dishing out some distinctive culinary delights. For the party animals the scene shifts to Saturdays state-of-the-art discotheque. During the day it transforms into a mini theatre and fun room with aerobics.(Please check for details). The company also owns India's first and only unique live gaming casino Casino Goa on board the Caravela anchored at the Mandovi River in Panjim which offers Las Vegas style live gaming casino besides a multi cuisine restaurant, bar, swimming pool, boutique style rooms with daily live entertainment. The Ramada Caravela Beach Resort is recipient of various national and international awards. With so much to offer, and so much to do, it's undoubtedly one of the most sought after and memorable holiday destinations in Goa.
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