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Situated at a dazzling location overlooking North Goa’s most dramatic and inviting beach, Casa Vagator is a daring reinvention of the boutique luxury resort. Each room and suite boasts décor unique to itself and yet there’s a strain of similarity in its lounge-like style. Smart, stylish and sophisticated, the architecture and design are a brilliant collision of influences – from the modern to the traditional South-East Asian, giving the hotel an ambiance of energy, vitality and magic. Rave culture has been ingrained in Vagator for decades and it continues to be THE place for trance, deep house and techno parties. The elevated patch close to Casa Vagator called Hill Top hosts Sunday parties with DJs from around the world.
Summer- Min 25°C, Max 33°C
Winter- Min 17°C, Max 31°C
Best time to visit: November-March
By Air: Dabolim Airport (44 km, 1 hr)
By Rail: Vasco Da Gama Station (46 km, 1 1/4 hr)
By Road: Panjim (22 km, 1/2 hr)
THINGS TO DO
Casa Vagator’s Suggestions – Barely metres from the entrance of the hotel are world renowned lounges and restaurants – the famous Nine Bar that’s a definite kickstarter to anyone’s night on the town, lip-smacking Greek food at Thalassa, Masterchef Australia finalist Sarah Todd’s vision of a beach lounge at Antares and a multi-level tech house spot at Waters. You can spend your days at the beach, and party in the evening, or hop on a bike and explore Goa’s gorgeous coastline. The sky’s the limit at Casa Vagator.
Cabo De Rama Fort- Portuguese claimed the Cabo de Rama Fort after defeating the Raja (King) of Soonda and renovated it subsequently. Now the fort, primarily composed of ruins now, is a popular tourist destination. Cabo De Rama is home to the bespoke church of Santo Antonio. The altitude of the fort and it’s gorgeous setting allows for uninterrupted views of the Colva beach and the Canacona stretch.
Basilica of Bom Jesus- A UNESCO world heritage site that contains the relics of St. Francis Xavier. This Jesuit Church is India’s first minor basilica and is primarily known for its beautiful baroque architecture in India.
Ancestral Goa (Big Foot)- Ancestral Goa is a miniature Goan Village modeled after earlier villages. It expands over 9 acres and is located in South Goa, about 10 kilometers away from Margao. This village introduces visitors to the more authentic side of goa, and allows them to assimilate goan culture in a way that is interactive and engaging.
Saturday Night Market- This bustling market (every Saturday evening from 6pm – late night) is located in Apora. This market boasts myriads of selections including spices, teas, Kashmiri carpets, antique jewellery etc. Designers from all over the globe assemble at this market to showcase and sell their goods. Once done shopping, visitors can enjoy the iced cocktails of “The Boutique House Bar” where many Djs come to play their tracks.
Anjuna Flea Market- Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is an essential Goan experience! Although goods can be on the pricier side, this places hosts merchandise that comes from all over India. Tibetan and Kashmiri traders, Gujarati tribal women, and traders from various parts of India convene here to sell their goods. If shopping doesn’t excite you as much, you can sit back at the chai stalls or restaurant bars with live music and drink the night away. Cafe Looda is the place to be due to its beachfront location, live music and enviable sunset views.