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Varca Beach, Salcete, Varca 403721 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 15 in Varca
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The Caravela Beach Resort is an independent ‘5-Star Deluxe’ beach resort comprising of 201 rooms, several of which have direct sea-views. (The Resort was previously affiliated with Renaissance Hotels for several years). The Caravela is designed by the world famous architects WATG (who also designed the Atlantis Resorts, Sun City, the Bellagio and Wynn in Las Vegas). The Resort is located on the powdery white sands of Varca Beach, South-Goa. The Caravela is a 45-minute car ride from Goa’s Dabolim Airport and is built on a 23-acre estate, with a large golf course and a 275-meter long beach-front. The Resort has an 83-foot high Atrium lobby, making it Goa’s tallest and largest lobby. The Caravela is surrounded by immaculately landscaped gardens that are home to several unique birds. The entire landscaping and free-form swimming pools were designed by the renowned international landscape architect, Belt Collins Singapore. A majority of the guest-rooms are connected to the main lobby via air-conditioned corridors, making it comfortable in the summers and monsoon-proof during the rainy months. Each guest-room has an attached outdoor balcony. For entertainment, the Resort has 4 Restaurants and multiple bars. The ‘Swim-Up Pool Bar’ and the ‘Beach Shack’ (Seasonal) are especially popular with guests. The Animation Team of the Resort has a myriad of daily activities for both children and adults! The Caravela’s excellent service continues to impress discerning travelers who are looking for a personalised experience. One would define this as a piece of paradise, where dreams turn into reality and moments turn into lifetime memories! All you need in Goa is right here!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Golf course
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Grade: 55 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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Charlotte D wrote a review 25 Jun
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I had arranged for a corporate retreat for the higher management at the resort. It was a team bonding event for 2 nights 3 days and we were a group of 11 people. I must say I was highly impressed with the service and the hospitality. The staff at Caravela were so accommodating and wonderful people. The rooms were neat and clean. I must mention few people who made the stay and our corporate retreat a great experience which would last in our memories forever. Chef Paul, Raghupati, Amish, Deepu, Deniz, Tony, Yudhvir and ofcourse the room boy Diago. I can't thank them enough for always going out of their way and helping me out with all the required arrangements. I will surely recommend the property to everyone. It's a beautiful property with neat and clean beach and wonderful staff.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jitendra G wrote a review 24 Jun
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Fantastic property. Well maintained. Very good for family vacations. Good clean beach and a nice pool. Food quality and variety was delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Beach adjoining the hotel is very clean
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Geet Lalchand wrote a review 24 Jun
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Caravela Resorts is a beautiful place for a vacation in South Goa.. I was traveling with a toddler and a senior citizen and each of their special needs were taken care of... Special mention to Agima, Theresa (housekeeping department), Rochelle , Shana ( kids activity area) and Devesh ( pool bar - he made the most amazing bluberry mojito!!).. Agima and Rochelle's suggestions also helped us visit the places close by...Also, Shana painted the most amazing face tatoo for my daughter...😃 My only request to the resort is to improve the spread of their buffet and reduce the time lag of in-room dining orders All in all, a lovely experience and I can't wait to visit again....
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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VMEHTAGGN wrote a review 23 Jun
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India254 contributions65 helpful votes
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My daughter chose this resort after reading a few reviews. We booked directly from hotel website. It's already 2 nights in the hotel and we all can only think of pluses while staying here. Here are a few below. 1. Appx 1 hour drive from Panaji Airport. Appx 90 minutes from Candolim area. 2. Sprawling property, beautiful, so green and has a private beach area for in-house guests. Clean beach. 3. Very helpful and smiling staff right from check-in, in-house dining, housekeeping and at the coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 4. Chef Birendra Singh was kind to accept our order for a special Veg thali ( they make it only on advance order). The Veg thaali had plentiful of good quality food (good for two people 😀). He also came afterwards to check if we liked the food and also during breakfast times. We mainly ordered lunch and dinner from the menu and it's good quality and delicious. 5. Staying in this hotel is fun as they have live music in restaurant during dinner time. One can enjoy at the beach and at the two swimming pools as often as one wants. They also have various activity classes for children. 6. Special mention also for Bishnu at the coffee shop and all the housekeeping staff for making our stay comfortable. 7. Highly recommend to choose this hotel for your South Goa visit whether personal or official. Can be a good choice also for corporate offsites. The beautiful property, good food, private beach and excellent customer service makes this a very good choice.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Ankur C wrote a review 22 Jun
Kuta, Indonesia1 contribution2 helpful votes
We had gone to the Caravela beach resort with my wife and two kids. We had booked the pickup from the airport through the hotel itself. Ad we arrived the hotel staff received us at the baggage belt and escorted us to the SUV waiting outside the airport. Upon arrival to the hotel there were three ladies waiting at the reception with coconut water in their hands. It felt like celebrity for us.. As we were talking about our room check-in, the manager and the head chef came to us and introduced themselves. We went to the restaurant as we were hungry, the chef Mr. Paul took special care of us and my kids. My daugher who is 7 years had a ball too. The activity room for the kids was fun, she did two glass paintings, 1 canvas, and a cup painting. The activity room staff was really supportive. The room was nice as all the rooms had a balcony attached. We had stayed for 4 nights and we did not have to step out of the resort.. its a small world inside. Our routine used to be breakfast from 9am, then go to the pool by 11am.. there after lunch by 1pm.. Go to activity room at 4pm.. Beach at 5:30pm... Dinner at 8pm.. The best part is that the hotel has a great pool.. and a attached beach.. We look forward to visit again in December. We thank the staff and management for taking such care of us. Regards, Ankur Chopra
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Do book the pickup from the hotel
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Wg Cdr Vishal Choudhary wrote a review 22 Jun
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I had hosted the wedding and other related functions for my daughter's wedding at The Caravela Beach Resort, Varca Beach Goa in April 2022. We had the most amazing experience, as Chef Amitava Paul weaved an amazingly delicious and elaborate food menu, all my guests were also full of praises for the level of service and varied cuisine presented by the food and beverages team. Another highlight of the great experience was the level of involvement and exceptional service of the hospitality team right from the front desk at reception to the room service staff and concierge. If The Caravela Beach Resort has one USP, then it is definitely its level of service, and that is achievable only by an involved staff. Absolutely amazing ! Want to thank Michele & Navin at Reception, Saloni and Diniz in service, Chef Amitava and his team in the kitchen and Ketan for the overall arrangements. In the end a big thank you to Mr Sunil Chawla for making it all happen the way it was planned. We all had a great and memorable wedding !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Aakash Parihar wrote a review 22 Jun
Udaipur, India1 contribution
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Stayed at this lavish resort recently with family. The overall experience of staying at Caravela was just wonderful. 1. The resort is really big & has one of the best beaches in Goa. It has all the Amenities one could ask for in a 5 star beach resort. 2.The staff of this resort is the icing on the cake. Ever smiling staff members have worked really hard to make our stay comfortable. I would like to mention few staff members who made our stay a memorable one - Ms.Katie - Guest Relations Manager Ms.Agimma - House Keeping Supervisor Mr.Melvyn - Housekeeping Mr.Rahul & Mr.Ian - Restaurant Suggestion to the hotel- Should plan a cooling system(may be a big fan like in airports) at the buffet restaurant in the Atrium. It gets hot & humid especially in the summers & rainy season & becomes uneasy while heaving hot meals.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Lookout for the ocean view rooms as they have the best views of the sea & are placed conveniently...
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Mahesh R wrote a review 21 Jun
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What a great experience! The location is amazing. Staff more than helpful and very pleasant. Excellent hospitality, room is cozy, clean and everything organized. All services & facilities working well. The hookah was very good. We fell in love with the hookah flavour Nice place for deep talks drinking cocktails. Jawahar was great fun and so knowledgeable about the city. I would recommend this place for sure....
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Somakshi wrote a review 19 Jun
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We came to the Caravela Beach Resort in mid of June with our 2 kids,a daughter6 year old and son 7 months old. I could never expect a more happier and kids friendly place to be in Goa.With their pool and private beach and activity Center for kids and an outdoor play area too,we were sorted to keep the kids busy here.We had planned to visit more places but we were so happy with the hotel staff hospitality,the yummy food-Multi cuisine with a wide variety for each ones taste and specialities of fish,chicken mutton and vegetarian food changes every single meal that we stayed in the resort itself for the entire 3 days.We thoroughly enjoyed Chef Amitav Paul’s kitchen with the diversity in food yet keeping the taste in mind.The hotel staff was very kind and took care of all the special needs for our two kids.The property is huge with so much to explore and you can be at the beach which is clean and maintained and has privacy for only entry for in house guests.The pool experience was also amazing with music,booze and baby pool availability to let you enjoy as a family as a whole.The view from the rooms is great with gardens full of coconut tree and so much greenery around.The ocean view rooms are equally comforting and the morning breeze is to die for….Last but not the least was the friendly housekeeping staff,making the room look beautiful and fresh smelling each day for a truly wonderful stay experience.We are extremely happy with our stay and would love to come back soon for another relaxing holiday….
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Gulshan Khurara wrote a review 18 Jun
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Had excellent experience in Caravella Beach Resort in South Goa. This is a very well maintained very large lush green property having it’s owned private beach. All food items are delicious and specially live food counters. Very supportive staff… the name I remember in front office is Madhu who was very helpful during our visit. It is a must visit place, the only feedback I have for improvement is, they should place some Mist Fans at the reception and cafeteria to maintain the cooling or install gew air conditioners….
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
$151 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ramada caravela beach hotel varca, ramada salcette, salcette ramada, ramada caravela beach resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
LOCATION
IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictSalcetteVarca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
201
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caravela Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Caravela Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Caravela Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Caravela Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Caravela Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caravela Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jolinn Multi Cuisine Restaurant & Bar, Sasha Restaurant, and Capricorn Beach shack Varca South goa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caravela Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Caravela Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Caravela Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Caravela Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Caravela Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Caravela Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (13.4 km), Palacio do Deao (15.1 km), and Menezes Braganza House (13.2 km).
Does Caravela Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.