Restore and Rejuvenate at the Ramada Caravela Resort in South Goa

The day was off to a promising start. The Janshatabdi Express chugged away from Dadar station dot on time, holding a promise of a magical time in Goa.  This was the second time I was visiting Goa in the monsoons. We chose to travel by train one-way to spot waterfalls rushing to meet the green landscape- a sight that converts itself to a memory and resides with you forever. 

Here is why you should do it too:

Monsoon Magic In Goa

The trip from Madgaon station to our resort- Ramada Caravela was quick, hassle-free and mixed with easy banter. Located on the white sands of Varca Beach, the resort boasts of 199 rooms (standard, superior, deluxe and Villas) spread over 24 acres, a well maintained golf course, spa, outdoor pool, Children Play area, Coffee Shop, Restaurants, Beach shack (seasonal), Sunset Bar (seasonal), swim up bar in the pool and a poolside eatery (seasonal, yet again), Convention Centre and a CASINO.

Resort Entry 

The entire landscape was bathed in green and the people were enjoying an easy afternoon.  A pleasant hostess greeted us and a cold towel along with a refreshing welcome drink was handed to us- thoughtful! Efficiency in handling check-in formalities is very important to me and those were done in 10 minutes flat- brownie points to the staff. 

My wandering eyes took in the majestic atrium lobby, the influence of Portuguese architecture and the Mario Miranda mural lending a Goan character to the reception.

The Mario Miranda Mural

We checked into our Superior room, with a private balcony and soaked in the well-manicured green expanse and the ocean beyond. The two nights passed in a jiffy but here is what we loved best.

Top Things we absolutely loved about Ramada Caravela:

You See Green, Wherever You Look

Green, Green Everywhere

The Ocean Facing Rooms

The Swim-up Island Bar and the Pool

Swim, Swim Baby!
Choose your poison at the Swim Up Bar!

The In-house Spa
Rejuvenate as an expert indulges you in customised therapies.

The Spa Entrance

Indoors and Outdoors Sports
Play Golf, try a few games indoors or challenge someone to a game of Volleyball.

Your Private Space to watch Goa Sunset

Watch as the Sun Sets holding an unspoken promise

We returned to Mumbai on my favorite #6E flight by Indigo Airlines, which landed on time as always- a perfect end to my fairytale monsoon visit to Goa!