From breakfast to evening meal (if requested) the staff were there to look after our every need... a choice of excursions taken care of by management staff... chilled and comfortable around the pool and a short walk to the beach ... the atmospheric feel of Villa Alina was perfect for our 16 strong crew...!!!! loved our stay and can't wait to return...
We loved every moment of our stay in the beautiful Villa Alina. The location is excellent...we spent days by the pool and days by the beach which is only 4 minutes walk away. The villa itself is hidden away behind palm trees so is quiet and peaceful during the day. Julia, the owner, is there to help organise day trips and taxis to different beaches. We visited Ashvem beach, the night market and did a boat trip on the Mandovi river fishing for crabs and eating them for our lunch.
The staff at the villa - Henry and Laxmi are so helpful and prepare wonderful breakfasts with the best dal i ate in India :) On the night we arrived we had a Goan dinner prepared by the staff (pre-ordered) which is was absolutely delicious.
We came with six friends and we all want to come back again as soon as possible. Wonderful place.
Perfect setting for an ideal relaxing holiday. I spent it with my family that included 3 young grandchildren and my 2 daughters. The kids (9,9,5) loved playing in the infinity pool which also has a special shallow childs area. The pool has a shower and toilet adjacent to it. The decor is traditional Portuguese with added luxury. My room had a larger than average double bed with a very comfortable mattress and cotton sheets. The rooms were cleaned daily which meant they were always spotless.
We had daal for breakfast which was ordered specially and tasted amazing. You can also have the alternative of a European selection which includes fresh fruit, bread, cereal and eggs.
Your day can be spent by the pool chilling or a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach. My favourite occupation was shopping and bartering with the local friendly traders.
I can not recommend staying at Villa Alina enough, 5 mins from the beach, and an amazing base to explore Goa from. This is a place you'll want to return again and again to, with excellent staff and decor. It has maintained the look of a traditional Goan villa with the luxuries that a world class 21st century villa should have.
Group holidays to Villa Alina really do convey the sense that this place is a home, and gives you a far more authentic Goan experience than any multi-floor hotel could ever do. To add to this, Julia and Henry provide were excellent at accommodating us and were very helpful in arranging trips to markets and restaurants.
Our holiday to Goa was made infinitely better staying at such a wonderful villa.
Fantastic place. The staff are amazing and so friendly, felt at home straight away. The food at the Villa was easily in the top 3 I have ever eaten.
Beautifully finished to be the perfect secluded villa in friendly town.
Quite simply put, hands down the most amazing place I have ever had the pleasure of staying at! The villa is so picturesque, we stayed there for 2 weeks and there was no shortage of places to visit or different areas in the villa to enjoy the various surroundings! Jules (our host) was very friendly and accommodating throughout, there was no request which went unanswered and cabs/days out were organised and very prompt and reasonably priced: we were even able to request shops to be done and brought to the villa at no extra cost! Activities arranged included (but not limited to): a trip to a spice farm, a cooking class, a fishing trip watching the sun rise, where we caught our fish and it was arranged for them to be bbq'd for us to eat for dinner on the beach, amazing! I would recommend this to everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or one filled with cultural activities, Villa Alina is definitely the place to stay!
Jules was the hostess with the mostest at villa Alina, ensuring services and good vibes at the beautiful accommodation were delivered with a personal touch. The place is a perfect combination of private oasis, with its own pool and impeccable housekeeping, and authentic experience of India, set back from the hustle and bustle of the busy beach and lively town. Jules had tonnes of activities lined up for us to do, from fishing to visiting local attractions. Henry and the rest of the staff were charming and helpful, and kept the villa maintened to an impeccable standard, and cooked stunning Indian cuisine. See you next time!