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"From tent houses to sea facinng villas nestled in the green hillslope, there are numeruos options in Fort Aguada to match your mood. With six restaurants and the Taj trademark Jiva spa, you can't ask for more."
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A sixteenth century Portuguese fortress which was the once the symbol of Portugal dominance on Goa, Fort Aguada stood tall facing the sea not just to protect Goa but also a reference point for the ships. When it was first built it encompassed the entire peninsula at the south western extremity of Bardej. Today a section of this fort has been left open for the public while another is 'Fort Aguada Beach Resort'.

Built in 1975 on the ramparts of Fort Aguada, this beach resort is one of the first beach resorts which came up in India. An award winning hotel, it encompasses a whopping 88 acres of area overlooking the vast Arabian sea.

The magic of Fort Aguada beach resort lies in the sultriness of its tropical beauty lend by the Sinquerim plateau on which the fort stands, the unmarred view of the beaches and the lush greenery carpeting the hillside.

Tent or a Villa: Match your Mood

A stay in Fort Aguada beach resort gives you many options to choose from to match with your mood. No matter which room you choose of its 130 air conditioned rooms, be rest assured that you will get a view of the blue sea and green palms dotting the scenery.

Each of the rooms is designed in exotic style, spacious and sophisticated, adorned with stylish furniture. However for a true experience take a terrace suite, needless to say it comes with your own private terrace on the Fort Aguada. Perfect for watching the sun go down with a drink in your hand or stretching on the loungers.

Then there are the Luxury Tents nailed on top of the Aguada Plateau, a stay in this luxurious tent will provide you with all the comforts of a room yet give you the feeling of camping or sleeping right under the stars by the sea.

Another important and interesting part of the Fort Aguada Beach resort is the 'Aguada Hermitage', also a part of the resort. Aguada Hermitage is just above the Aguada resort with thirteen luxurious villas nestled in the hillock. Set amidst the greenery of the hills and Arabian sea roaring in front, these villas are a visitor's delight. Perfect for those much in need of privacy, these villas complete with the lawns in front are an abode of luxury and seclusion. Imagine a picnic in the front lawn or an early morning breakfast with a golden sunrise in the view, such pleasures only add to your vacation and linger in mind long after you have left. And when you feel like socializing or eating, you can take your pick from any of the nine restaurants and other facilities available in the entire complex

So Many Eateries: Can't Ask for More

A gourmet's delight, dining options in Fort Aguada Beach Resort are numerous. Though serving a range of options, Goan food is the essence of restaurants here. From a quick bite to an elaborate five course meal, you can look forward to dining in Aguada resort. You will not miss any flavour of Goa with beachfront shacks to elegant Italian restaurant, you will have a distinct dining experience.

At 'Fish Tail' it's a barbecue on the beach front with varieties of sea food, chicken and meat grills, and sometimes to add to the delight, there is a jazz band also. 'Camino' is the Italian restaurant tempting you with authentic Italian and Mediterranean food, and while you eat, also learn the nuances of cooking as there is a live oven right there. A band and a magic show entertains you on Saturday nights.

'Morisco' is the elegant restaurant with an open kitchen and live entertainment. If you have a taste for some innovative dishes then don't give second thoughts, just barge in and you will not complain. The restaurant situated on the Candolim-Calangute beach front, for the regular taste buds serves fresh seafood grills and to compliment the food serenaders are presented here.

'Sea shell' is known for not just its delectable multi cuisine but the entertainment which includes karaoke nights, Goan folk dance and serenaders.

'Sfx' is a perfect hangout lounge bar for a relaxed evening by the sea and also ideal for a quick bite with its tasty sandwiches and beverages. No list of eateries can be complete without a bar and 'Martini bar' in the Fort Aguada beach resort adds just the same to the list. It serves a range of martinis with the popular Vodka one also and a rich collection of wines, spirits, beers and cocktails.

Fun within the nature's bounty

Locked between the splashing waves of Arabian sea and a hilly terrain, and situated within the vicinity of a fortress the scene is set for a gala time exploring the surroundings. The pristine beach offers you a wide range of sports to make a splash in the water. The water sports available here to feel the thrill are speedboats, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, para sailing, jet skiing, bump skis and banana boat rides.

Move on, the hilly terrain within which the resort nestles is full of surprises and an adventure seeker's delight. Explore the hills while rock climbing, rappelling or jummaring. Or go trekking to the Fort Aguada. The view from Fort Aguada is very famous with the tourists. You will come across a stunning panorama of river Mandovi meeting the sea, Panjim on the South bank, Cabo Raj Bhavan on a distant cliff and Cargo ships making their way in to the Mormugao port, you surely can't afford to miss all this. Apart from this one can take up a jungle safari, join a cave exploring expedition or go river crossing. Each of them are different and promise to open before you secrets of Goa's flora and fauna. Excursions include trips to temples, churches and spice plantations.

And if you don't wish to move out then make a splash in the swimming pool or the jacuzzi. You can also indulge in some sports activities like cricket, badminton or beach volleyball, chess, carrom and billiards, not to forget the five hole golf course.

Relax or rejuvenate, Courtesy : The Jiva spa

Jiva spas are a feature of Taj group of hotels. The Jiva spa in Fort Aguada beach resort has many special features such as a well equipped gymnasium and couple suites with special treatments (such as couple massages). There is also an out of world experience with aromatic soak tub and the ayurvedic suites which are designed specially complete with steam and bath facilities.

The products used in Jiva spa such as the oils and the essences etc are purely herbal exclusively designed for the spa's clientele. The purpose of using ayurveda as the basis of all treatments in Jiva spa is to harness the curative properties of natural plants.

Not just that, the spa doctors and therapist help each individual chart out which treatments will help them best. Spa treatment not just promises you a fresh body and soul but also takes you on a journey through the hands of skilled therapists, trained by masters in Kerela, into a world of local beauty secrets and rituals.

Weather you take a body tropic wrap or a body tropic facial, the thrust is on enhancing your lifestyle.

 


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