the real goan living!
MANGA is an idyllic getaway that gives you a glimpse of the regular Goan village life. Waking up to birdsong and the honk of the local ‘poi’ vendor to experiencing verdant paddy fields in the monsoon, you are immersed in tranquillity. Away from the ‘happening’ Goa and yet accessible to it, if a holiday is meant to recoup, reenergise and most importantly retune with yourself and your loved ones, then this is a perfect spot for you.
A tastefully restored Goan home, located in the picturesque village of Panarim in Aldona, Manga (Mango in Portuguese) is named after the big mango tree in the villa that generously offers a fabulous crop of delicious mangoes every summer.
Walking through the village, you come across many mango, coconut and cashew trees that dot the landscape.
Hear the crowing of the cockerels and if fortunate, catch a passing glimpse of the occasional peacock in the early morning mist! Located 30 minutes away from the nearest beach in Candolim / Anjuna, it is this quaint, village experience that we know you will enjoy.
The fields that surround Panarim belong to the local community and are used to cultivate rice and vegetables for their own consumption. Chillies, onions, spinach, gourd, red amarnath and beans are grown in the summer and winter. In the monsoon, paddy is planted and the fields turn a lush green.
Welcome to the Republic of Panarim!
Take a ride through our village, and feel the love
MANGA has 3 bedrooms including two en-suite bathrooms; it has a living room, dining space and an attached caretaker room, for those travelling with staff. The house has restored Portuguese era furniture and during the restoration, no new wood was used but instead old wooden beams, doors, windows were retro fitted and materials recycled to lend a unique charm.
All bedrooms have king sized beds and en-suite bathrooms feature a spacious walk in rain shower. The sweet spot of this property is the relaxing swimming pool, overlooking the fields.
MANGA is fully equipped and serviced with appliances to make your stay comfortable. It also has an inverter to provide uninterrupted power supply and free Wi-fi. We do not however have a TV, by choice.
interesting activities to do in and around our village
Visit the 15th century Corjeum Fort for a panoramic view of the countryside. A great place for a scenic walk, cycling tour and a bit of photography.
Take a walk around the village to the riverside (Mansher) to see the traditional ‘sluice gate’ fishing method.
Visit to the local bakery to see how local bread and other confectionary are made.
We introduce you to the right people who organise heritage walks, cycling tours and eco sensitive dolphin spotting rides.
Visit to Mapusa Market, just 6 kms away, a must visit on Fridays to get a local flavour of one of the best market places in India.
A short drive to Moira will get you to the stunning Gallery that showcases unique art and sculpture.
Learn to cook the local cuisine, from delicious prawn curry to yummy vegetarian fare.
Feel the earth while planting rice during the monsoons. A truly unique experience!