Are you about to spend time in Goa? Are you wondering where to stay? Look no further than the Alila Diwa Goa Resort in Majorda. 5 Star Luxury just a few minutes walk from the beach. There is also the option of upgrading to the Diwa Club Wing (as we did).
The Alila Diwa, part of the Alila Hotels chain is one of the best places to stay in Goa. Let me show you around!
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The Stunning Pool Area
I must begin here as it was the main reason I booked us in to the Alila Diwa Goa Hotel. Where else in the World would you get to lay by an infinity pool overlooking paddy fields? Anyone can get a sea view, they are everywhere, and there are plenty of Majorda Beach Hotels to choose from.
The Diwa Club by Alila
Oh my was I pleased we upgraded. Not that the standard wing isn’t lovely, it really is, but the Diwa Club wing was amazing. It has its own separate pool in case the main pool is too crowded or noisy for you. No view over the paddy field though I’m afraid. This pool is completely private for the Diwa Club Members.
There is a separate restaurant & breakfast you are greeted by a ‘Cereaologist’/’Fruitologist’ to truly enhance your breakfast experience! (I cant spell them, I’m not even sure they are words. However this is what the young man told me he was so that’s that!)
If you are not part of the All Inclusive club then you will be pleased to know that you can grab a free sundown drink each evening at the bar here during happy hour.
When I first walked in I could be forgiven for thinking there was no bathroom. The bedroom just seemed to go on forever. I’ll come back to the bathroom as it deserves its own section entirely. One of the most spaces rooms I have ever stayed in was before my very eyes. And spanning the length of it outside was a balcony overlooking the pool. Lush! There was obviously a desk and tv area, however I would be trying my hardest not to use either! So where was the bathroom?
The Bathroom with 2 Entrances!
My favourite part of the bedroom was the ‘hidden’ bathroom. It was tucked behind a wooden panel the other side of the bedhead. Whichever side of the bed you get out of, there is a sliding door leading to the bathroom! And what a pretty bathroom it is, with a giant bathtub right in the centre. Double sinks, double wardrobes, this had everything we needed and more! The rainfall shower didn’t disappoint either. This has to be one of the best hotels in Goa surely!
Dine In The Dark
Yes you read this correctly, the Alila Diwa hotel has a dine in the dark experience at their restaurant. Of course we needed to try it out I said to Mr C, he needed a little persuading though. Towards the end of our holiday we booked ourselves in to this experience. Led to our table by torch light, which was then instantly put out, already a very different eating experience. No cameras or phones were allowed so I couldn’t take any photos. However being pitch black, I’m sure you can image it for yourselves. It was certainly very interesting eating by touch. Eating in the dark may not have been on your tick list but you can cross it off once you are done!
The Huge Beach
Just a short walk down a little lane, past paddy fields and locals houses lies a huge stretch of dark sandy beach. Dotted along the length were many ‘beach shacks’ as they are known, so we went along to find one we fancied. Most of them come with sun loungers, so once you have found a suitable location, grab yourself a seat. They are usually free if you purchase drinks/food from the shack, otherwise there may be a small charge. Loving the one we found so much we went there every day. Nearby there was a massage business, a few shops and of course the sea was right there.
From cows being walked along by their owners, balloons being flown by the local lads and fishermen bringing in their catch this is one interesting place to hang out. Majorda beach as to be one of the best resorts in Goa.
Everyone was really friendly too. Mr C found himself hindering, sorry ‘helping’ the local fishermen bring in their catch. Dolphins were jumping in and out of the water just off shore, eating the fish which escaped. Magical!
If you don’t fancy the walk then the Alila Diwa Hotel offers a shuttle service running all day to and from the beach.
Alila Diwas Luxury Spa
The Alila Diwa has its own stunning spa where you can really relax and unwind. I did not end up using this as there was just too much going on outside I wanted to see. However, when I had a wander around it looked stunning.
Gate Crash A Wedding!
Technically we didn’t gate crash the first wedding to take place in the main part of the Alia Diwa hotel. We were on the little buggy back from the beach with another couple who were attending the wedding later on and they told us to ‘join in’ after our evening meal. So when we were finished at the restaurant across the road (we like to eat local) we went in search of the wedding.
It wasn’t hard to find, it was huge! We had seen the beautiful decorations going up over the past few days and the wedding seemed to take over the entire hotel. From afar we witnessed the first dance in the distance and then left them to their fun. We were to see another one before we left, it was lovely to see a very different setup too. It appears the Alila Diwa Goa is a popular wedding venue! So is Sri Lanka though, as we saw another wedding whilst laying on our sun loungers by the pool. A dressed up elephant just wandered right past us!
Where To Eat Near The Alila Diwa Goa
The hotel is situated right on a main road, and directly opposite you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants. A particular favourite of ours was called Fiska, the food here was simply fantastic. Mr C also enjoyed the fact there was the occasional football game shown here to placate his withdrawal symptoms! It had a great atmosphere and was very reasonably priced.
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