If you are looking to get away from the clutter of every day and the chaos of the city, then I recommend a stay over at Turiya Villa. It's a beautiful old Portuguese Villa tucked in a cosy corner of the quaint Goan city, Canacona. The property has been renovated with care & precision by its owner Sandesh.
Unlike the overpopulated, noisy, bustling beach resorts around Goa,Turiya is like being ensconced in your favorite, cosy armchair! I am an introvert traveler constantly on the lookout for serene, quiet places where I don't have to bump into overenthusiastic waiters & help, noisy guests and loud music. This villa and spa seemed like it was designed specifically for me & travellers like me. The artistically done up patio is wrapped by sprawling Frangipani trees and leads to a small patch of lawn which is an ideal place to read, lounge or catch a nap. The caretakers are polite, sweet and also make for engaging conversationalists. The meals served were healthy, wholesome and delicious, all cooked by the every smiling cook Saritha. The bed room that I stayed in with high ceilings and giant windows was comfortable, well lit and clean. If you have an appetite for books, the place also stocks some interesting titles. The in-house star attraction however is the gentle mannered, super friendly Golden Retriever pup!
The place has character and charm, oodles of it! The people who work there are localites offering generous and the right advice & tips. Though it seems like a stylish, luxurious villa (which it is), at it's heart Turiya is a homestay filled with warmth & peace.
At about ten minutes from the Palolem beach, Turiya is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a blissful, quiet, relaxed time in Goa. I strongly recommend you check it out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turiya Villa and Spa, is spread out on 12,000 sq. ft. of landscaped area dotted with many trees including Sapodilla, Coconut, Mango, Avacodo, Frangipani and Bouganvilla. The built-up area of the 100-year-old mud-house is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. after the resurrection of the heritage property by famous architect Mr. Sandesh Prabhu. It has distinctive Portuguese style architecture. Our, five in all, themed and boutique-style rooms are all named after a different constellations from Vedic Astrology. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Turiya Villa And Spa Goa/Canacona