After staying in the two Amarya properties in Delhi last year (and loving them), I was so excited to try Shamiyana, and obviously had very high expectations. My sister and I were certainly not disappointed - and were in fact totally blown away. The beautiful smile and warm greeting we received from the lovely Evarista on arrival set the tone for the entire stay. We were in the Gold Suite, which was stunning and perfectly located - furthest from reception etc. All staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and nothing was ever too much trouble. I did yoga 3 times with Angelika, in the beautiful raised yoga tent, and it was the best yoga class i did in my 3 weeks in Kerala and Goa. Angelika is an angel, like her name implies. The night manager, Andrew, was also lovely and made some great recos including lunch at Il Capriccio (try the home-made ravioli - to die-for!). Breakfasts are abundant and delicious. The boutique onsite is gorgeous and has some lovely pieces and La Plage is just amazing. We ate there both nights (order the mussels for entree, and then the tuna!). Ashwem beach is a stunning beach and much more low key than some of its neighbours - incl Arambol and Anjuna. It is honestly the perfect beach experience and we certainly did not want to leave. We will be back for sure. Do yourself a favour and book ASAP!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Amarya Group is proud to announce that Amarya Graden has moved to Goa! Amarya has never been so indulgent... Amarya Shamiyana, a beachside hideaway on Asvem Beach, offers four lavish Moghul inspired tents with all the comforts of a modern luxury hotel while indulging our guests with a sleep closer to the shores...and to the stars. Each of our tented suites covers an area of 64 square meters and is replete with its own verandah, two intimate salons, complimentary wifi, en-suite bathroom (with a sumptuous rain shower) and of a spacious air-conditioned bedroom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amarya Shamiyana Mandrem, Goa