Ahilya by the Sea
North Goa, Goa, India
At a Glance
A home from home, Ahilya By the Sea offers an intimate and friendly atmosphere
Take a dip in one of the two lap pools overlooking the Arabian Sea
Watch the fishermen float by from your balcony when you opt for a sea facing suite
The food at Ahilya by the Sea offers a wide range of delectable dishes which can be served in an alfresco setting
Visit Panjim during your stay here to discover Goa's colonial past
Best time to Visit
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The monsoon season begins around June, when the hot temperatures of summer are cooled with an influx of clouds and rain. On average, the hottest months of the year are April and May. The best time to visit Goa is between late October and early April. The peak tourist season is from mid-December to mid-January, when the weather is near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going beyond 32°C.
To start planning your holiday to Ahilya by the Sea
The younger sister of Ahilya Fort, Ahilya by the Sea is a former guesthouse turned boutique hotel tucked away on the south of Coco Beach, Goa. With a Portuguese-colonial style and Balinese touches, watch the fisherman sail by as you unwind in the gardens.
Set in the quiet fishing village of Nerul overlooking the Arabian Sea, Ahilya by the Sea offers a quaint seaside retreat for those looking for an intimate and restful stay.
With room to accommodate up to twenty guests, there are three villas to choose from. Every room features one-of-a-kind pieces and antiques and all boast excellent views to wake up to. These three villas that make up the unique property are surrounded by lush gardens and two lap pools, perfect for cooling off in during the heat of the day. Around the hotel guests can curl up with a book or lay out on the comfortable sun loungers, enjoying the laid back atmosphere of Ahilya.
Guests wishing to explore outside this tranquil setting can head to the nearby beaches of vibrant Candolim, Baga and Calangute. For something more cultural, why not experience what old Goa and Panjim have to offer. In the city of Panjim, just 30-minutes away by car you'll find the Latin Quarter or Fontainhas, teeming with European flair and beautiful whitewashed UNESCO World Heritage Churches.
There are just three villas to choose from at Ahilya By the Sea, all decorated in a mix of Balinese and traditional Goan style. Expect unique art piece and antiques in keeping with the hotel's eclectic feel.
The Sunrise Villa has three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and views overlooking the sea. Downstairs a private dining room opens onto the cool and breezy verandah.
With four sea facing bedrooms, a family room and dining area with kitchenette, the Sunset Villa is perfect for families.
The Leela Villa has one room, perfect for couples. The Trinidade Suite here overlooks the garden and allows guests to relax in the private living area.
Children are very welcome to stay at Ahilya By the Sea which offers a family friendly atmosphere but the hotel is better suited to older children. Please also be aware there are no specific facilities available for them.
There are two pools and plenty of sun loungers for basking in the sun, but if you would like to truly unwind, book a massage or Ayurvedic treatment in the treehouse spa. Dine in different locations around the property, with staff often organising candlelight alfresco dinners. Ahilya serves both Indian and international cuisine and caters to both your tastes and dietary requirements.
Explore Goa's colonial past by partaking in some of the hotel's experiences on offer. Visit Panjim, the capital of Goa with its historic churches and Portguese influences, head to Arpora Village on a Saturday to sample local delicacies at the night market, or go hiking in the surrounding area of this sleepy state.
Leonora McNabb (Staff)
Ahilya by the Sea, the sister property of Ahilya Fort, offers a delightful stay near the quiet fishing village of Nerul. A perfect place to hide away from it all, this Goan home surrounded by a tropical garden has been carefully preserved and adorned with both Balinese and Goan artwork - a truly boutique option in northern Goa. Here the team will tend to your every need, setting up lunches and dinners around the property's many nooks and crannies overlooking the sea. Alternatively ask your Travel Consultants for restaurant recommendations close by and enjoy some delicious fresh seafood.
Location & directions
North Goa, Goa, India
Ahilya by the Sea sits next to Coco Beach, across the bay from Panjim, the capital of Goa. The fishing village of Nerul and the 16th century Reis Margos fort are a 10-minute walk away.
How to get there
12-hour 30-minute international flight (via Mumbai) to Goa's Dabolim Airport. From the airport Ahilya By the Sea is just 1-hour drive away.
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