Built within the walls of an ancient Portuguese hill fort and enjoying an enviable position which boasts spectacular views along a crescent bay and out across the Arabian Sea, this is Goa at its best.
What we love
- The hotel’s unique position, built within the walls of a 16th-century Portuguese fort, which once protected this coastline from the invasion of the Dutch and Marathas.
Good to know
- Due to its hillside location, it is quite a steep walk from the main hotel to the upgraded cottages and villas. For those with walking difficulties, a door to door shuttle service is available.
Taj Fort Aguada is a well-established hotel nestled on the hillside within 42 acres of manicured grounds, featuring coconut palms and towering pines, combining beautifully with the fine views over North Goa towards Candolim and Calangute. As you can imagine, you’ll find it easy to indulge in the serene character of your surroundings.
Sleeping in comfort
When it comes to guest rooms, the hotel’s smaller superior rooms are situated in the main building and decorated in a classic colonial style, while more spacious cottages and villas can be found on the hillside, enjoying manicured grounds and a more private setting.
Dining and facilities
A great way to make the most of the truly beautiful setting is to spend some time lounging in one of the chic bars with your favourite tipple, or sample the fresh local seafood in the Morsico restaurant, whilst taking in the sublime vistas of the Arabian Sea.
Guests at this hotel will also have the added perk of using the facilities of the nearby sister hotel, Taj Holiday Village, where they are welcome to dine in any of the resorts’ superb restaurants, as well as use the shared Jiva Spa and ample sports facilities, including tennis courts, yoga sessions and a fitness centre.
Official local hotel rating: 5 star
Our Expert Opinion
“One of my favourite features at Taj Fort Aguada is the inviting pool area, blessed by a cool sea breeze and incredible views along the coast.”
- Alastair, Marketing