Avanilaya | Goa's Luxury Boutique Resort - Aldona, Goa
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury boutique resort in Goa you will find it in Avanilaya. The very name defines the ethos, Avani = Earth and Laya = Abode, communicating the lush natural setting and eco-friendly design. The perfect hideaway in the village of Corjuem near Aldona, at Avanilaya, we are blessed with a property that covers 24 acres and slopes from a prominence down to the riverside waterfront of a Mandovi tributary. The land is lush and green and with less than 3% built up, the rest is paradise for birds and small animals. It is a relaxing oasis, a paradise experienced only by a select few. The lush gardens teeming with birdlife and the sweeping panoramas are peaceful & inspiring.
Avanilaya, with just 11 individually designed rooms in three elegant villas, offers its guests a high degree of privacy and quiet perfect for honeymooners, writers and artists. The beauty of nature and the chic design are complemented by discreet personalised service combining to offer the ultimate luxury experience in Goa.
Corjuem is 20 min from Mapusa and half an hour from Panaji. The beaches of Mandrem, Morjim, Baga, Candolim and Calangute are all within a 45 min scenic drive.
With 3 rooms built around a central swimming pool guarded by a presiding Nandi, is perfect for a family or close friends who want privacy.
With 5 bedrooms, it is a traditional courtyard design around an ornamental garden. A long verandah overlooks the pool and exterior gardens.
The Third Place
Has 3 bedrooms in a more contemporary architecture, inspired by Goa and her history. It has large spacious rooms, an infinity pool and Jacuzzi.
Outlook Traveller April 2013Two gorgeous villas, spacious and in impeccable taste, situated over the Chapora river on a hillock outside Aldona. If you are looking for a romantic holiday, and if you can afford it, this is the place.
Elle January 2013On the island of Corjuem in the little sleepy village of Aldona, is a tropical paradise. Greeted by peacocks and the smile of the general manager, your stay at this 24-acre haven with three eclectically designed villas, is set up for a perfect vacation. THe solitary barge making its way down the river, the constant flutter of butterflies and a myriad of birds that call the property their home make this a nature lover's paradise. We recommend the unforgettable specially created menu. Even if you aren't staying on the property, call ahead and make and appointment for lunch or dinner.
Outlook Traveller August 2012A breathtaking retreat, twenty minutes inland from Mapusa. Vast gardens, endless views, large beautifully appointed rooms. No TV, but a sunken bathtub in every bathroom! Watch the rain on the fields and the river from the majestic enormous veranda. Eat in or at the local fish thali places over the Aldona bridge.
NancyFrance, March 2016
We invite you for an extraordinary experience! Delicacy, typical peaceful Indian house, marvellous home made meal, kindness of Charmaine and all the team. Don't leave GOA without discovering this luxurious Indian life experience. Here you have the feeling that you stay in an Indian friend's house. You can just relax and finally conclude .... what a wonderful life !!!!
David and SallyCardiff - United Kingdom, Feb 2016
OMG What a find. It may be called Panchavetti in some guide books because it changed hands a few years ago. Words cannot describe how wonderful this place is. Yes it is expensive by Indian standards our room costing £130 a night, but as we were staying in a palace it was worth every penny.
ChetnikaSeattle - Washington, Jan 2016
My favorite place to sink in and rest, feast and swim. You can eat on the verandah or by the beautiful swimming pool. Charmaine is a gracious host and does her best to accomodate to special requests. The food is very good and varied.
KavyashriPune, Aug 2015
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this gem on a blog. I was looking for a place to celebrate my father's 60th birthday in Goa. This turned out to be everything I hoped for. People definitely make the place and Avanilaya has the most hospitable staff. Charmaine was helpful since the day I called a month in advance to enquire. Milagre, the chef is extremely talented and cooked us some amazing food throughout our stay there. The place itself is so beautiful. I can't wait to go back :)
Avanilya has handled weddings for up to 300 people, milestone Birthdays and Anniversaries and even Jazz evenings. More Details »
Whether it is a romantic candlelit dinner for two, or a birthday celebration for two hundred. Our guests are welcome to discuss their desires with our staff. More Details »
From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from tree tops to the river... Avanilaya's ambience will make you sit up and take notice of nature like before...