Located in the peaceful fishing village of Varca, La Vida Varca offers guests the opportunity to discover some of the state’s best beaches, along with the infectious, laid-back vibe for which the south of Goa is well known. A 20-minute walk will take you to the main village, a fairly quiet and unassuming place with just a handful of shops and restaurants to sample. The main draw, however, has to be the beach – the soft white sands and unspoilt atmosphere are second to none.
There’s just a couple of beach shacks lining the palms along the beach, providing an entirely different experience to the bustling coastline of the north.
You can also easily explore some of the other stunning beaches in the area, namely Benaulim and Cavelossim. Both follow suit with their white sand and small smattering of beach shacks, perfectly in keeping with the south’s relaxing atmosphere.
A comfortable base to enjoy your holiday
La Vida Varca itself has a distinct Portuguese influence through its colours and exterior design, and at the heart of the resort there’s an inviting swimming pool with a handful of sunloungers. The 71 guest rooms are smart and comfortable, with modern facilities such as air-conditioning, mini-fridge and safe, and are decorated in neutral tones, providing a relaxing ambience.
The restaurant serves up a variety of tasty Indian and continental dishes, and if you would like to head out and try some of the local restaurants, Cavelossim is just a 10-minute taxi away.
Official local hotel rating: 3 star plus