August 10, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.186: Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Varca.

“Good Place to Experience A Goan Monsoon.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
This was our second visit to Emerald Palms. This time it was to experience the rainy season in Goa. Yes, it did rain quite a lot when we were there, but luckily it would stop when we wanted to venture out.

Of course, it is advisable to go there in your own vehicle. The taxi union at the resort does not allow you to hire from anywhere else, and their charges are exorbitant too. There is a good parking area inside the compound for the private vehicles, though it gets full during the weekend.

The area around the resort is very beautiful and green, with a lot of coconut and other trees, surrounded by wild grassy meadows. We had a very good view of the beautiful scenery from our first floor balcony. However the beach is a ten minute walk away and visible in the distance only to a few west facing rooms. It is very nice to go out for a walk in the mornings, when you can even see and hear peacocks in the wild. Evenings were best to watch the sunset if the monsoon clouds let you.

The rooms are very spacious and tastefully furnished. The 1BR apartments have two bathrooms, and a walk in closet. There are also two LED TVs, tea/coffee maker and a pair of comfy sofas. The central air conditioning was very efficient and cooling.

There is a medium sized swimming pool in the resort which we used often. It was clean and well maintained. Swimming in the sea can be dangerous at this time of the year.

The restaurant serves buffet and ala carte meals, but the prices were on the higher side. There were very few local Goan dishes on the menu, so we would go out and enjoy the local delicacies at the nearby restaurants. There are many good restaurants between Colva and Varca which serve food with a local flavour.

All in all we enjoyed our stay at Emerald Palms, and enjoyed the Goan greenery in the monsoons.
  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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      Sleep Quality
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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