Aldeia Santa Rita

A contemporary hotel that still packs in plenty of old-world charm, the Aldeia Santa Rita has the air of a little village. Plus, the staff here are so friendly that they’ll make you feel right at home.

The style of the hotel is traditionally Portuguese, with leafy gardens and trees overlooking a pool. If you fancy leaving the hotel, the beach is only a couple of minutes’ walk away.

In the evening, the restaurant serves global buffets in a lovely setting. Think pressed tablecloths and candlelit tables. There’s even an al fresco terrace so you can dine under the stars.

Overview of Candolim

With a year-round tropical climate and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, a holiday to Goa is a truly unique experience that you’ll cherish forever. Goa’s the smallest region in India, so you’ll find it easy to explore.

The Aldeia Santa Rita is in the relaxed and laid-back Candolim, which is renowned for its beach. But golden sands are almost everywhere you look in Goa.

By day, you’ll find food stalls and water sports. In the evening, the beaches transform into popular eating locations and party spots. A former hippy heaven, its peace-and-love roots remain to this day.

Things to do in Goa

Just down the road from the Aldeia Santa Rita are the fine sands of Sinquerim Beach. After a gentle stroll down here, you’ll find a beach well-stocked with sun loungers. The beach also has a reputation as being one of Goa’s best for water sports. So, try your hand at a few of the options for a unique way of experiencing India.

In the centre of Candolim, street vendors and local restaurants showcase the best of the country’s food. You’ll need a second stomach to make room for it all. If you find a favourite, head to the bazaar to stock up on spices.

Candolim and the Aldeia Santa Rita are a peaceful way of visiting Goa. Take things easy under the sun while you make memories that will last a lifetime.


Resort Summary

When many people think of taking Goa holidays along the coastline, trance parties and jam-packed streets come to mind. But holidays in Candolim are wonderfully laid-back, still enjoying all the same scenery as its neighbouring resort Calangute but with the volume turned down. Wedged along the coast in northern Goa, Candolim is a haven for relaxation types, as the only thing that’s expected of you is to stretch out along the beach beside the Arabian Sea.

Located at the tail end of the beach connected to Calangute and Baga Beach, Candolim is the easy-going side of this trio’s holiday coin. When you aren’t at the beach, you’ll be wandering through local boutiques or pausing for a curry packed with fresh seafood. And if you’re in the mood for something a little livelier, Goa’s capital city is just on the horizon.