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Two 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.
On 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.
A 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.