Saligão is a village located in the Bardez taluka in North Goa. It is surrounded by the villages of Porvorim, Parra, Guirim, Sangolda, Pilerne, Candolim, Calangute and Nagoa. It is 10 km away from Goa’s capital city, Panaji, 6 km from Mapusa, the capital of Bardez taluka, and 3 km from the pristine Calangute beach.
The Portuguese modified the original name of the village from Salgaon to Saligao. ‘Sal’ means wooded forest and ‘Gao’ means village. Saligao – a wooded village with an abundance of fruit-bearing trees and various other plants.
The architectural aesthetics of Saligao today, reflect the creative style of some of the renowned artists of Goa who have chosen to live and enjoy the village lifestyle. Due to its calm and serene atmosphere, as well as its proximity to popular tourist attractions in North Goa, it has over the years become a very popular spot for tourists looking for a nice and peaceful vacation.
For those planning a vacation in North Goa anytime soon, here’s a list of the best private villas near Saligao where you can stay at to enjoy a nice and tranquil holiday retreat.
The First House Villa
First on our list of the best private villas near Saligao is a 19th-century restored Portuguese villa called The First House. This property is situated in a quiet location in Saligao village. It is around 5 km away from the white sands of the beautiful Calangute beach. This charming 10 bedroom villa has been meticulously renovated while retaining the simplicity and warmth of a home to suit the taste of the discerning traveller. The interiors of the villa have a sense of grandeur and combine an old-world allure with modern amenities.
The villa offers ten tastefully furnished en-suite rooms, which are air-conditioned and come with large verandas. The villa has two large pools which overlook the lush green paddy fields. You can relax on the sun loungers near the pool, enjoy outdoor barbecues under the mango tree or have evening tea in the cabana overlooking the pools. The airy gazebo by the poolside has comfortable seating for sunny afternoons. The gardens at the villa are adorned with flowers and trees. The well-manicured lawns are the perfect setting for a great brunch that carries on to a fantastic sundowner.
The spacious living room, with a 75-inch television set, is a nice place to spend time together. You could also start the evening at the bar lounge, fixing a drink before heading into the welcoming dining room, which opens out into a covered wrap-around porch overlooking the lawns and paddy fields beyond.
Located just outside the living room, is the cobble-stoned courtyard with a lovely water fountain, surrounded by lush greenery. There is Wi-Fi throughout the villa which is perfect for those who want to work from home, plus a private parking area near the entrance for your cars if required.
During your stay, the villa manager along with a team consisting of an assistant house manager, housekeeping staff, an in-house cook, pool and garden attendants and day and night security guards, are there to ensure an enjoyable stay.
The in-house chef is well trained in Asian, Continental, Goan and Indian cuisine as well as healthy salads and soups. You can also enjoy a wonderful farm-to-fork dining experience with fresh ingredients sourced from the on-site hydroponic garden.
Next on the list of top private villas near Saligao is Villa Nimaya. This is a country-house that is nestled in the serene village of Nagoa, just about 2 km away from Saligao village. The surroundings are unique for the fact that despite giving one the feel of being in a private oasis, it is also just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Baga and Calangute. This strategic placement ensures you don’t have to miss out on either privacy or parties.
Villa Nimaya is one of those private pool villas in Goa that boasts of a glorious view of lush greenery and clear skies even when you are enjoying your swim in the clear waters of the pool. The décor here is reminiscent of vintage luxury. As you step into the drawing-room, you can’t help but be drawn towards the tasteful accent chairs, the chic upholstery, the ambient lighting, and the stunning pieces of art. The variety of entertainment ranging from full bookshelves to TVs and DVD players is exhaustive.
This villa has 5 en-suite bedrooms for families, couples and friends alike. Two of these bedrooms have their own verandas while a third opens up to a pool-facing one. The bathrooms at this villa are fully-equipped with every modern amenity. Three of them also have outdoor shower areas.
Villa Nimaya has a fully-loaded kitchen to cater to your needs as you deem fit. Alternatively, a chef to look after them can also be arranged for. A complimentary breakfast is served to guests every morning at the villa. The friendly and courteous housekeeping staff will see to it that you always have a well-done room to go to. For any and every other requirement, the staff at hand is ever pleased to assist you.
Villa Candy Floss
Villa Candy Floss is a 5 bedroom luxury villa located in Nagoa village in North Goa. It is just around 4 kilometres away from Saligao. The beautiful beaches of Calangute and Baga are just a 10-minute drive from the property. Situated amid a lush green environment, this Portuguese structure with a modern cosmetic makeover is an apt spot for you to stay with your family or as a group of 5 couples.
The lovely garden with exotic plants and flowers lifts your spirits high and keeps you calm and refreshed. The garden has a lawn with garden chairs where you can sit to read your newspaper every morning or simply sip a cup of coffee with your loved ones during the evenings.
As you step into this villa, the spacious living room welcomes you with its colourful walls and modern furniture. The room is also home to a wide-screen television and music system. If you prefer staying indoors, you can kill time by trying your hand at some indoor games. The games room has a pool table, a carrom board and other games to keep you occupied. The dining room is the best place to dine in style with your family and friends.
Each of the bedrooms in this villa comes with king-sized beds, mattresses, side tables, linens, wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms. You can admire the lovely garden outside from the windows in each of the bedrooms. The private swimming pool amid nature allows you to take a dip anytime in total privacy. There is also lovely furniture near the private pool, where you can sit and sip your favourite drink or simply relax and get the perfect suntan. From the terrace, you can admire the beautiful sunrise and sunset that create a magical spell each time you admire it.
Amenities and services provided at the property include an on-site manager and resident staff, a resident caretaker, a fully equipped kitchen, housekeeping, 24 hours security, power backup and ample car parking.
This sums up our list of the top private villas near Saligao where you can stay to enjoy a nice and peaceful holiday retreat. So if you are feeling very tired and stressed out, then head down to one of these amazing private villas with your family or friends to relax and enjoy a peaceful vacation in the beautiful countryside. Make your bookings now!