48 hours in… a portuguese-style villa

Hello fellas! We’re on the third leg of our  ‘In 48 hours’ series. This time we’re giving you taste of the quintessential Goan life at Villa Morjim.

Day 1:

12:00 P.M: After a little over an hour on the road from the airport we finally reached this Portuguese-style villa on the banks of the Chapora river. To be perfectly honest, we were simply awestruck by this beauty.

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12:30 P.M: The room is done up in vibrant hues with a covered balcony, handmade flooring and a private terrace from which the view of the river is simply jaw dropping. The use of laterite masonry lends a rustic charm to this villa.

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1:15 P.M: Lunch time. The beautiful dining area is the perfect setup for long lazy lunches while on a holiday. The food ( Goan delicacies comprising of rice, prawn curry and fish fry) was cooked to perfection. Truly satiating!

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2:00 P.M: All we wanted was to doze off after that satiating lunch. However, we decided to take a walk in the manicured gardens instead with gorgeous views of the Chapora river.

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4:00 P.M:  Headed to Morjim beach ( a 5 minute walk from the property). Finally some beach-time post our tryst with a Safari Lodge earlier this month.  This beach is famous for its Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. This really is the perfect place to spend lazy afternoons with Goan drinks like Feni and coconut water.

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7:00 P.M: After a few hours on the beach we headed back to the villa. This lit up villa really took our breath way!

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7:30 P.M: The team at Villa Morjim had walked that extra mile for us  – they decorated the outdoor sitting area with x’mas lights and munchies just for us. Still swooning over the romantic setting!

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9:00 P.M: The smell emanating from the barbecue prepared by the chef was invitation enough to leave the sitting area and head for dinner. What a scrumptious fare it was!

10:00 P.M: Post dinner we retired to the verandah facing the river and the swaying coconut trees. Nothing like some soft music, a glass of wine and your favourite travel companion to enjoy this slice of heaven.

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Day 2:

7:30 A.M:  Woke up fresh to another day at this gorgeous villa. Post a short stroll, we sat in the outdoor seating area enjoying our morning tea with lovey view of the Arabian Sea.

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9:15 A.M: Behold! This bathroom with the thatched roofs and the chic blue tub has relaxation written all over it. Why can’t we have such mornings everyday?

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10:00 A.M:  Post a  bubble-bath, we just headed off to the library for some good reads. Time to get lost amidst the pages of some enthralling book for the rest of the morning.

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10:30 A.M: We were a permanent fixture on this spot for the rest of the day ahead. The soul-soothing sound of distant waves and the palm trees right outside the window were such a heady mix that we really did lose count of time

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3:00 P.M: Post a lip-smacking lunch, we headed to the flea market. This market is only held on Wednesdays and you grab all kinds of electric items and other knick knacks here. It was good to be amidst buzzing activity after a morning of solitude.

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5:00 P.M: Headed to a different beach today – Anjuna beach. We’re such beach bums that no amount of time is long enough of the beach. However, the thought of heading back to the villa is so inviting that we’ve settled on a couple of hours of beach time.

7:00 P.M: We chucked the usual routine of partying it up and ended up raising a toast in the villa itself coupled with some slow breezy tracks. Can we call this home forever?

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11:30 PM Slipping into that crisp linen is such a wonderful feeling! You’ve been a dream Villa Morjim.

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DAY 3:

9:00 A.M: Morning! We finally woke up to the last day at this exquisite villa. These morning views whilst sipping your latte is what good mornings are made of. (Psst: The fishermen are docking in with their catch for the day.)

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10:00 A.M: On Siddharth’s recommendations ( such a good host he has been) we headed to Sublime, an ‘always feet-in-the-sand’ all-day dining restaurant whose cuisine is inspired from across Asia. We were in love with their famous Sesame Tuna.

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11:45 A.M: Post breakfast we headed to the villa to pack up.

12:00 P.M: Tchau! We’re so sad to leave this place which was our home for the last 2 days. But, we’ll surely return here for more. Thank you Team Villa Morjim – this has been spectacular!

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