Fodor's Expert Review Vivanta by Taj–Fort Aguada

Sinquerim Beach, Goa, 403519, India Fodor's Choice

Constructed within the boundary and adjoining the ramparts of an old Portuguese fort built in 1612, this hotel has gorgeous views of the fort, sea, and beach. Most of the rooms face the ocean and are furnished with contemporary Goan-style dark wood and cane furniture. If you crave seclusion, stay in the exclusive (and expensive) villas tucked into the hillside behind the resort (these used to be a separate property, known as the Aguada Hermitage). The restaurants, recreational facilities, and spa at the Taj Holiday Village next door are open to Fort Aguada guests as well.

PROS

  • Stunning location with direct fort access
  • Beautifully furnished rooms
  • Huge pool with beach views

CONS

  • Not much within easy walking distance
  • Expensive
  • May feel formal to some guests

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 832-664–5858

HOTEL DETAILS

198 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted