Pool Rooms, Midnight Menus And A Slice Of Greece: Stay In This Anjuna Hotel When In Goa
Sure Goa is meant for backpacker and beach bums, but just that once, indulging in a boutique hotel is allowed, right? That too smack in the centre of Anjuna and with quintessential Goan vibes, it’s legit cool.
When in Goa, stick to the simple things in life, eh? Like the beach, sunsets, cocktails and a swimming pool. And The Tamarind, in the heart of Anjuna, will tick off all those boxes. While the exterior is stone and wood, giving the whole resort a very country-side England look. But inside, all of the 26 rooms, are done up in cool turquoise and white. Quite like a home in Santorini in Greece — although really, it’s a revamped Portuguese mansion! With a swimming pool to boot.
Slice Of Greece
There are four categories of rooms you can check into standard rooms, pool view rooms, deck rooms and suites. If you’re looking for minimal damage to the bank balance, pick the standard rooms. With the blue and white to reflect natural light, it gives you an added skip in your step, though the room itself is not very large. The only difference between this and the pool view ones, are that these don’t have a view of the pool!
The deck ones come with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool — perfect to kick back with a beer, or if you’re a morning person, then ideal for sunrise yoga. For some greater indulgence, the Goan Suite with a sun deck should do the trick. Maintaining the old Portuguese architecture, it has white-washed brick walls, arches sectioning off the suite, and a balcony worth lounging on, all day. You’d almost want to just dive into the swimming pool from right there.
Apart from the charming accomodation though, I also love the in-house cafe — Cotinga Café. A chill space serving all meals, they cover almost all conceivable cuisines. From pizzas, grills, local curries, tandoori favourites, biryani and even thalis, if you’re too lazy to pick, they have it all. But for snack time, waffles all the way! They also have a midnight menu for all you folks who’ll stumble in at 1am, and crave dal makhani, egg bhurji and tawa paratha — yup, we know the drill!