Villa Alina, Goa, is a six bedroom, beautiful ancestral home three minutes from Calangute beach in North Goa. The villa has been lovingly restored to its former glory with the addition of some modern luxuries.
This traditional Portuguese home was built in 1926 by Antonio Jasso Nazareth, who named it after his wife Alina. Back then, it was built on a deserted Calangute beach and today it feels like an oasis of tranquillity in the midst of the enjoyable hustle and bustle of the surrounding area.
On arrival at Villa Alina, during the high season, guests are greeted with fresh flower garlands, refreshing cold water drinks and fragranced iced flannels. A welcome hamper is also provided to help start the holiday!
With its impressive private infinity pool, six en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms, sumptuous soft furnishings and antiques, Villa Alina can currently sleep up to 14 guests within its spacious surroundings. It is one of the few properties along the coastline available to one large group of up to 14 guests. The property is offered as one unit and not rented out on a single room basis. The minimum charge is for four nights, although many choose to stay a week or longer.
The amazing back veranda is the ideal setting for Al fresco dining, with a large table and seating for twelve people and more. There is nothing better than relaxing on the antique bed swing which was sourced from a Maharajah's Palace.
The perfect place to enjoy the famous Goa sunsets is on 'The Balcony' which can be reached via a spiral staircase from the back veranda. After a hard day at the beach, the sea is three minutes away, enjoy sundowners whilst gazing at the stunning sunset!
Although rented on a self-catering basis, continental breakfasts are provided as well as a daily maid service, laundry service and 24/7 security. Some of the best restaurants in Goa are on Villa Alina's doorstep and most are happy to provide take-aways to enjoy on the veranda.
In fact, the staff will go the extra mile to assist and advise on guests' needs. The manager, Henry, is the second generation of his family to join the Villa Alina team. He was born locally and is an expert on everything Goa. In true Goan style, Henry will go out his way to exceed guests’ expectations. They become part of the extended VA family.
Calangute Beach, Goa. Approximately one hour's drive from Goa International Airport.
Villa Alina can organise fireworks, music, outside catering, home cooked dinners and barbeques, poolside and on the veranda. This will be at the discretion of the manager, depending on group size.
The manager can also arrange:
- Trips to local attractions such as Old Goa, Spice Plantation, Cashew Nut Factory, Elephant Rides, Waterfall Sightseeing, etc.
- Taxis – Large Mini-buses or taxis can be booked for day trips. Villa Alina supports the local economy and have a list of very trustworthy taxi drivers who are used regularly for short and longer trips.
- Yoga, Reflexology, Beauty Treatments and Massages can be arranged at the villa. These can take place in the privacy of your room or by the pool.
Why we like it
A comfortable villa, within a stone's throw of Calangute Beach, with enormous character and heritage.