“This beautiful resort's facilities ensures that the utmost is done to accommodate for the relaxation of its guests in all respects. From the luxury spa to the four restaurants, all of which meld local cuisine with sophistication, guests will leave the resort feeling pampered and refreshed. A kids' club and teen zone ensure that parents are given a much-needed rest whilst their young ones are fully cared for and entertained. The extra-special 'Diwa Club' caters for those who seek a truly exclusive experience, offering a private pool and all-day dining restaurant. If the comfort of the resort begins to tire, the staff will happily organise a trip to experience the natural beauty and fascinating history of Goa, including white sands, sweeping paddy fields and exalted architecture. This resort suits all manner of guests due to a universal success with regard to the finer aspects of holidaymaking.”
“Why do people love staying in your Hotel?
The resort is perfectly located just 20 minutes from Dabolim International Airport. That means guests can go from tarmac to Alila Diwa Goa in no time at all making it a lot more comfortable for them. Guests can immerse themselves in relaxation as the place is nestled in the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations. The property is inspired by traditional Goan design − steeply pitched roofs, ceiling high columns, cool verandas and tranquil courtyards, setting us apart from other luxury hotels in Goa. From leisure experiences to the detox detour packages, and incredible food and beverage offerings, Alila Diwa Goa focuses on leisure, wellness, corporate events and weddings .
What is there to do in the area?
Goa entices with endless enriching encounters. The hotel has a Leisure Concierge Team that guides guests on local events, sightseeing tours and family-friendly activities. Some of which include meeting the local bread man, known as ‘Podher’ and experience the making of the local bread, a visit to Colva beach known for its white sandy beaches, shacks, food stalls, restaurants, pubs and bars, a trip to Goa Chitra Museum, a heritage tour through PALÁCIO DE DEAO -the 213 year-old-mansion and wind up with a home cooked meal, a visit to the Spice farm to learn about various spices and their medicinal values ending an exquisite Goan lunch, a stopover at Shantadurga temple and more. You can also take a leisurely drive during the wee hours of the morning along the picturesque Goan roads to the bustling fish market. Indulge in the fun of bargaining, select and buy your choice of the morning’s fresh catch and head back to the resort where you can learn to cook up a local delicacy.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
At the all day restaurant VIVO you can indulge in a delicious mix of Oriental, Indian and Continental favourites with plenty of healthy choices to suit every palate. An elaborate selection of Western and Indian dishes are complemented by delicacies brought fresh from the bakery, fresh fruits and Alila’s special blend of coffee. At Bistro you can choose from a contemporary a la carte menu offering a wide selection of light meals with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences complemented by an extensive selection of fine beverages. Guests can also enjoy fresh, seasonal delicacies or personalize menu choices according to their preferences. Bistro also offers all-day breakfast.
Do you offer other meals? and can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Alila’s respect for the rich local culture is emphasized in Alila Diwa Goa’s concept, which is particularly evident in its destination dining restaurant, Spice Studio and live kitchen restaurant (Cuisine from the Northern region of the country, South India , Eastern influences, cuisine from Western India -Maharashtra, Gujarat and our very own Goa) and Edge Bar & Lounge which has an extensive beverage menu featuring fine wines, single malts and more, and exotic tapas.
Which are your most popular room types and why?
At Alila Diwa Goa, the rooms and suites are designed for quiet indulgence with an amazing bath experience, luxury bedding and a private terrace to take in the picturesque setting. We recommend the Diwa Club with 27 rooms and 8 suites, it is a ‘resort within a resort’ in the hotel with its own pool, lounge and restaurant making it the most popular one.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
At Alila Diwa Goa we believe in customization and are willing to go a step ahead to keep our guests smiling throughout their stay, be it through our Leisure Concierge experiences, our Detox Detour wellness programme, event conceptualization, the eclectic mix of local and international cuisine served at our restaurants and bars, or any special requests that our guests have.”