We loved every moment of our stay in the beautiful Villa Alina. The location is excellent...we spent days by the pool and days by the beach which is only 4 minutes walk away. The villa itself is hidden away behind palm trees so is quiet and peaceful during the day. Julia, the owner, is there to help organise day trips and taxis to different beaches. We visited Ashvem beach, the night market and did a boat trip on the Mandovi river fishing for crabs and eating them for our lunch.
The staff at the villa - Henry and Laxmi are so helpful and prepare wonderful breakfasts with the best dal i ate in India :) On the night we arrived we had a Goan dinner prepared by the staff (pre-ordered) which is was absolutely delicious.
We came with six friends and we all want to come back again as soon as possible. Wonderful place.
Perfect setting for an ideal relaxing holiday. I spent it with my family that included 3 young grandchildren and my 2 daughters. The kids (9,9,5) loved playing in the infinity pool which also has a special shallow childs area. The pool has a shower and toilet adjacent to it. The decor is traditional Portuguese with added luxury. My room had a larger than average double bed with a very comfortable mattress and cotton sheets. The rooms were cleaned daily which meant they were always spotless.
We had daal for breakfast which was ordered specially and tasted amazing. You can also have the alternative of a European selection which includes fresh fruit, bread, cereal and eggs.
Your day can be spent by the pool chilling or a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach. My favourite occupation was shopping and bartering with the local friendly traders.
I can not recommend staying at Villa Alina enough, 5 mins from the beach, and an amazing base to explore Goa from. This is a place you'll want to return again and again to, with excellent staff and decor. It has maintained the look of a traditional Goan villa with the luxuries that a world class 21st century villa should have.
Group holidays to Villa Alina really do convey the sense that this place is a home, and gives you a far more authentic Goan experience than any multi-floor hotel could ever do. To add to this, Julia and Henry provide were excellent at accommodating us and were very helpful in arranging trips to markets and restaurants.
Our holiday to Goa was made infinitely better staying at such a wonderful villa.
Fantastic place. The staff are amazing and so friendly, felt at home straight away. The food at the Villa was easily in the top 3 I have ever eaten.
Beautifully finished to be the perfect secluded villa in friendly town.
Quite simply put, hands down the most amazing place I have ever had the pleasure of staying at! The villa is so picturesque, we stayed there for 2 weeks and there was no shortage of places to visit or different areas in the villa to enjoy the various surroundings! Jules (our host) was very friendly and accommodating throughout, there was no request which went unanswered and cabs/days out were organised and very prompt and reasonably priced: we were even able to request shops to be done and brought to the villa at no extra cost! Activities arranged included (but not limited to): a trip to a spice farm, a cooking class, a fishing trip watching the sun rise, where we caught our fish and it was arranged for them to be bbq'd for us to eat for dinner on the beach, amazing! I would recommend this to everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or one filled with cultural activities, Villa Alina is definitely the place to stay!