Tucked away in the lush greenery of South Goa, ONE at Goa is designed to help you completely unwind. With the many soothing amenities ranging from spas to nature escapades, the resort offers a variety of possibilities that guarantee rejuvenation.
With design elements inspired by Portuguese architecture that brings to fore a rustic touch, the rooms at ONE at Goa are available in an option of six cottages, namely Joy, Love, Grace, Hope, Heal, and Bliss. These distinctly Goan abodes come complete with high ceilings and spacious corners, allowing an abundance of natural light and the unforgettable Goan breeze to filter through; and minimalistic bathroom fittings, and classic furniture pieces.
Akriti Kakar, singer and founder of ONE at Goa, weighs in: “Our cottages are a home away from home. They’re not shiny or plastic. They’re earthy so you can reconnect with yourself at ONE at Goa.”
ONE at Goa offers many amenities that will keep you relaxed and rejuvenated. Think a dedicated Yogashaala for Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Qi Yoga, conscious dancing, and meditation. Or even routes ideal for cycle rides, and taking a stroll to the beach. It also has five romantic cabanas or machaans that are perfect for you to soak in the sunsets.
You can also completely immerse yourself in mud baths and ice baths, or unwind at a pond crafted with natural river stones that help with acupressure. “We even have jet sprays in the pond for the complete experience,” reveals Kakar.
Other relaxing services include healing therapies for your body, a hammock den, bonfires on nippy winter nights, breakfast picnics under the 100-year-old picturesque wishing tree adorned with dream catchers, and Ayurvedic doctor consultations.
For intimate or opulent gatherings, such as weddings, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or sundowners, the performance space in the ONE LOVE cafe is ideal.
The resort offers a pick up and drop service to and fro from the airport, and also provides access to hot and cold water in the bathroom and at the bar. The premises also comes packed with ample parking space, and a swimming pool (lovingly called the pond) for those occasional dips when you can’t wait to get to the beach. In addition, ONE at Goa also offers room service for housekeeping runs, concierge connections, or just to order food for all cravings.
For check-in/check-out, the regular check-in time is 3:00 pm and the check-out time is 12:00 pm. The resort is couple-friendly and allows unmarried couples. The resort maintains hygiene and carries out quarantine protocols as per local government authorities. One of the best advantages for party lovers is they allow private parties or events.
Food and dining
The resort values individual culinary tastes and offers a specially designed culinary experience for its guests. It has an outdoor cafe called ONE LOVE that serves farm-to-table meals that are visually and emotionally satisfying, both! At the AM/PM bar, enjoy the evening with a comprehensive selection of drinks. It offers a wide selection of juices and smoothies that are perfect for the sunshine state’s year-long tropical weather. And in the evening, pave the way for cocktails to unwind in style!
What’s more — all the food at ONE at Goa is organic and locally-sourced.
Review of ONE at Goa
With furnishings and amenities that take inspiration from Portugal and Goa, both, the resort exudes a rustic and Earthy feel. Kakar says, “The thought behind creating ONE at Goa was simply to give one a peaceful healing space where one can let go, just be, breathe, recuperate physically and enjoy all the luxury.” No wonder, then, the naming of the space is also a quip on the Hindi word van which refers to a forest. Fittingly, the resort offers a fusion of Goa’s vibrant nightlife and natural surroundings.
She continues, “[This is] me and my husband Chirag Arora’s first step into hospitality. We wanted to create a happy, relaxing, and healing space for thousands of people like us, who really devote their lives to work but often look at options that offer best of both worlds to get away and refresh themselves.”
Surroundings and site visits
ONE at Goa is conveniently located near the city’s most well-known landmarks and popular locations, including Palolem Beach (approximately four kilometres) and Agonda Beach (approximately 10 kilometres). Venture further to explore the city of Canacona, too.
How to reach?
ONE at Goa is located in the city of Canacona, and is well-connected to the popular spots around the city. Once you reach Dabolim Airport, opt for a cab pick-up service from the resort. You can also get down with the connecting trains to Canacona and take a cab to the resort upon reaching.
Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport (66 kilometres)
Nearest Railway Station: Canacona railway station (approximately three kilometres)
Main and Feature Image Credit:ONE at Goa
Other Images: Courtesy of Akriti Kakar
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Yes, the resort has ample parking space.
Answer: Yes, ONE at GOA arranges for car rentals at an additional charge. You can make a request at the resort front desk and avail the service.
Answer: Yes, hot water is available in the bathroom and even in the bar.
Answer: Yes, you can call for room service, housekeeping or concierge connects even at night.
Answer: Yes, smoking within the premises is allowed.
Answer: Yes, an amount of INR 4,500 will be charged for an extra mattress per guest.