about goa and our hotel
GOA - A place where you can do everything or nothing at all ..The origin of Goa is steeped in unfathomable antiquity. Legend had it that Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of God Vishnu, armed with his bow shot an arrow from the Sayhadri Hills into the sea commanding the waters to recede to the point where the missile fell. Goa thus emerged as virgin land, endowed with all the gifts of nature. Miles of sunbathed golden beaches, springs, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and natural resources in the interiors.
Goa is linked with all the major cities of India by air and land. Has also become a major domestic and international tourist destination due to its scenic beauty and historical background. Goa's history dates back to four and half centuries when Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut all the way from Portugal. This route was later exploited by the Dutch, the British and the Portuguese. In 1510 Alfonso de Albuquerque conquered Goa and paved the way for the missionaries who left behind their legacy by the way of beautiful churches at Old Goa and full of architectural innovations.
The two major communities - Christians and Hindus have been living in Goa in perfect harmony, celebrating together the major festivals like Christmas, Easter, Carnival. Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Holi. Your one visit to Resorte Marinha Dourada will make you feel that you are amongst the people of Goa. It is our gracious and friendly hospitality of which we are most proud.
Resorte Marinha Dourada a 3-star resort is located in the scenic village of Arpora just minutes away from the famous Baga beach. The resort has been awarded the Thomson Holidays, U.K., Faraway Accomodation Gold Medal in the year 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006. It has also been awarded Thomas Cook Excellency Gold Award in 2006. Resort Marinha Dourada has been the reciepient of the National Tourism Award for Outstanding Perfoamance in 1998-1999, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and recently 2013-2014. The facilities and amenities are designed to give one the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
Echoes from the past are apparent in the decor of the resort. The architecture brings Portuguese Goa in the resort. The red masonry stone arch at the entrance radiates a welcoming grace.
A complimentary transfer from the hotel to Baga beach and back is provided although a walk is surely recommended to sample the beauty around. Just to remind you that 90% of the clientele are repeat guests. To tickle your palate the resort has multicuisine restaurant A VARANDA which has live music at least 4 times in the week. Being located overlooking the pool with an excellent view of the palm fringed lake the effect is charming.
The resort has 2 outdoor bars - AGOR (poolside bar) And BARRACUDA (annex with bar) open till late. Besides lively theme parties, barbeque and sizzler evenings all outdoors between the two lakes with fire eaters, folk dancers, serenades and live band spice up your holiday experience.
Resort has two large swimming pools, and a kiddies pool too. Beside Gym, Massage and Beauty Parlor. Resort also has boating facilities on the lake. An array of indoor games like pool, table-tennis, carom, etc. are also available. Our conference facilities measure upto international standards and handled with routine efficiency. Both the air-conditioned halls have capacity of 300 & 150 pax theatre style respectively. Our covered event place (CASA JANTAR) has a capacity of 650 pax theatre style. The Resort boutique A LOJA sells a variety of items from clothes to leather goods. We also have an in-house tailor and a Gold smith too.