One night in Salcete
After one hectic month in India, we decided to treat ourselves to a lovely one night stay at Salcete Beach Resort, located near Colva beach in Goa. This resort offers a great beach view from the premium rooms which is perfect for a short/long couple getaway. Due to its close proximity to the beach, the view is truly breathtaking. We were fortunate enough to spend our one night stay in the premium room – it is definitely worth paying for! We did check out the standard double room and the quality is comparable – it is slightly smaller than the premium room but the only thing it does not offer is the scenic view of the beach as the premium rooms are located on the top floor of the resort!
During our time in Colva we had a number of plans, one of which included renting a bike to explore the beach and surrounding area. Despite the beautiful landscape surrounding the hotel, to our surprise we decided to stay in the resort due to the incredible pool and restaurant offerings – we could not resist! We spent 5-7 hours in the pool, enjoying the sunset and plenty of rum (only 40 THB per glass) to keep us warm in the water! Although we have been told by a number of people that we should have explored the surrounding area, we do not regret our choice to stay within the amazing hotel!
Shortly after sunset (and plenty of rum), we were extremely hungry and in need of food. We decided to stay within the resort for dinner as we could smell the aromas wafting our way! Summer went for crispy chicken and rice, and I went for a chicken masala with garlic naan. Salcete Beach resort pride themselves on the fresh ingredients used in the making of each dish, the cleanliness of the kitchen and the incredible flavours – we were certainly not disappointed!
If you are used to eating in local restaurants or street food in Rajasthan where the prices are cheap, you might find the food to be quite expensive in restaurants located in Colva. But remember, Goa is a very touristic area usually attracting couples on short vacations where people are looking to spend some money!
In the morning, Summer and I went for a dip in the pool before breakfast. The sun was shinning and the temperature of the pool was perfect. We floated for 2 hours and decided to tackle the amazing breakfast buffet which the hotel has on offer. The buffet offers both continental and local cuisine, thereby giving you a great selection to satisfy your tastebuds! The waiting staff are extremely friendly and make your experience special.
Our overall experience at Salcete Beach Resort was incredible. We were welcomed with open arms by the staff, we enjoyed the lovely view of Colva beach from the premium room and spent the whole day in the swimming pool making use of the bar and restaurant facilities. We strongly recommend visiting it Salcete Beach Resort in Goa, you will definitely have an amazing experience as the hotel strives to deliver an excellent service!
We will definitely return in the near future!