Colonia Santa Maria details
Just footsteps from the beach, these cottages make for a great holiday base.
These whitewashed, Portuguese-style cottages are just a stone’s skim from Baga Beach and within walking distance of Calangute – perfect for exploring the famous hippy trails of the Sixties and Seventies. And because you’re so close to the shore, you’re just minutes away from the beach bars and restaurants that line the sand, too.
Inside, the cottages are clean and comfortable. They feature white walls, terracotta-tiled floors and wooden furniture, while separate living areas and private balconies give them a roomy feel.
Outside, you'll find the swimming pool, which is set in a large terrace that's studded with sunbeds. There’s a large lawn area with a plunge pool, too. And if you want to turn the relaxation dial up a notch, head to the mini spa. This place offers up authentic Ayurvedic treatments designed to soothe mind, body and soul.
On the food front, meals are served in the in-house bar and restaurant. Overlooking the swimming pool, this place comes with an outdoor terrace – perfect for dining al fresco. Being so close to the sea, expect some of the freshest seafood going – fish, prawns, and lobsters are caught and served on the same day. But it’s not just seafood on the menu. Aside from authentic curries, Tandoori dishes and local Goan specialities, you’ll find a range of European favourites on offer, too.
Location• On Baga beach
1 hour 30 minutes
• Swimming pool • Sun terrace • Sunbeds • Parasols • Pool towels • Second plunge pool in garden
• International and local cuisine restaurant and bar • Themed nights including barbecue, Chinese, steak and Indian • 3 evening meals included per person, per week • Christmas and New Year gala dinners
• Occasional live music • Bar area • Quizzes and karaoke • Nightly entertainment at the restaurant • Weekly barbecue themed nights, Nov-Mar • Board games
• Children's section of main pool
• 24hr reception • Money exchange • Laundry service.
Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with 1 double or twin beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, sitting area and balcony.
Superior and Superior sea-facing rooms come with superior furnishings to standard rooms and will be availabe from November 2013. Premium rooms are also available from November 2013, with facilities as per Superior rooms, and are located close to the beach or are pool facing.
Extra Local Charges
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide