TOP 5 SPAS – PAMPER YOURSELF THIS NEW YEAR!

Whether you’re preparing for a wild New Year’s Eve or pre-planning your recovery from it, these spas will give you a moment away from the stress of the year we’re leaving behind and a moment to gear up for the year ahead. Take time to treat yourself this holiday. Goa boasts an impressive list of…

A Local Architect’s Guide to Goa’s Understated Heritage Hangouts

Beyond Goa’s beaming coastlines stacked with bustling dine and dance alcoves, there are quaint, unpaved in-roads that lead to long-reigning, understated venues, including bars, restaurants, cultural centres and local bazaars. For the discerning traveller who would like to side-step mainstream attractions these rustic hideaways, often brimming with customers they’ve served for generations, offer an authentic…

10 HIGHLIGHTS TO MAP THE SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 – By Elvina Halli

In its third edition as Goa’s hallmark art event, Serendipity Arts Festival sets up exhibits, performances and interactive events spanning fifteen locations and seven disciplines of art – craft, music, theatre, dance, culinary arts, visual arts, and photography. Native or visitor – there are few better ways to explore Goa’s deep cultural history and evolution…

AN AUSTRALIAN STAR ON THE GOAN COAST!

Antares has been carrying the baton of making dining in Goa a truly unique experience ever since its inception four years ago, with their highly skilled chefs, Sarah Todd, of Master Chef Australia and now joining the team as their executive chef is Kaustubh Haldipur. Chef Kaustubh who hails from Goan heritage but travelled the…

The Weird & Wonderful World of Fashion Labels

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the thriving village of Arpora, Goa quaintly located behind the popular Baba Woods Cafe lies a fashion and design hub like none other. Armed with a catchy slogan “The Weird and the Wonderful”, one may indeed expect to find a surreal selection of items at a boutique store with…

Chef Benpramar Laitflang – South America in Sangolda.

Unbeknown to many, Tierra Y Mar stealthily entered into the Goan culinary scene towards the end of 2017 and took foodies by storm. Although primarily a Spanish and Latin-American inspired restaurant, the cuisine found here is anything but bound by its cultural constraints. Instead, the menu is completely fluid, constantly shifting and evolving, prepared with…

Bonding Over Food – The Thaal Way.

Bohra cuisine is widely spread across the globe, from the Middle East and Northern Africa to the Indian subcontinent and all the way to the western world.  Often Mughlai dishes such as Kebabs and Tikkas are commonly made by Bohra families. Having its roots deeply embedded in Yemen, it is no wonder that Bohra food…

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF BEHOLDER

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder- If those words be true then sure enough same applies to art.  If one is to look up the meaning of art you are led to believe it is and expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting…

INDOOR FUN – TOP 5 ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONSOON

Every monsoon in Goa is spectacular and each season brings its own challenges as to what to do during the rains with your friends and family.  Here are a few of our suggestions to keep you entertained.   SNOW PARK Snow sledging in your favourite vacation state! Goa is known for its nightlife and beaches,…

TOP 5 WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!

TOP 5 WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!   Goa is the smallest state in India, and almost 580 square kilometres of this little state is covered with lush green canopy of dense forest. The state is home to an amazing array of flora and fauna, from the beautiful Kingfishers to…

TOP 5 PLANTATIONS – SPICE THE FLAVOUR OF LIFE

TOP 5 PLANTATIONS – SPICE THE FLAVOUR OF LIFE   Goa is a state which is gifted with incredible natural beauty from her beaches and gently rolling hills to her vegetation and animal life. The mild temperature throughout the year and high rainfall tropical climate favours a variety of vegetation with great richness. As such,…

TOP 5 THALIS IN GOA – UNITY IN DIVERSITY

TOP 5 THALIS IN GOA – UNITY IN DIVERSITY Whether one is stepping out for lunch from the office or whether you are in holiday a Thali is something that appeals to everyone and is light on the pocket. The term “Thali” is commonly found in the Indian cuisine dictionary. India is known for “unity…