Colonia Santa Maria, overlooking the Arabian sea, right on Baga Beach and offering traditional Goan hospitality, attracts tourists from all parts of the world.They offer every amenity for all kinds of holiday: Rest and relaxation. Swimming, watersports or boat trips. Sightseeing and shopping. Wildlife or nightlife. Sea and sand - or pool and sunloungers, everything that you need is accessible at Colonia Santa Maria Hotel.
They offer a full 'concierge' service so that your visit to Goa can become one to really remember. The suites are very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped and our restaurant caters for all tastes. And if you can't escape work while you are here, their business and conference facilities provide every assistance. Colonia Santa Maria Hotel, your perfect Goan haven.
Suites and Rooms:
Colonia Santa Maria has 100 guest suites, each providing a sitting room, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a small balcony. The bedrooms are double or twin-bedded. Every suite is air-conditioned and contains a safety deposit box, a minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. Room service is just a phone call away - and you can also make local and international calls directly from your suite. We provide broadband internet access in our conference hall and at reception. Making sure you are comfortable and have what you need is our prime aim - which is one reason why many of our guests keep coming back.
The Balcao is the inhouse bar and restaurant, located on the terrace overlooking the hotel swimming pool. It provides you with a range of cuisines to choose from on it's regular menu. Seafood is a special feature of course, but it also offers steaks and other mainstays of European cuisine. There are also North Indian tandoori specialities. And of course those special dishes for which Goa is renowned.
India is renowned for its Ayurveda traditional healing system,with its holistic therapeutic approach to restoring a balance within the body. Its techniques for detoxification and removing stress are highly regarded and we are pleased to offer our guests a treatment room where they can receive ayurvedic massage and related therapies from experienced practitioners.
Colonia Santa Maria has a modern conference hall seating up to 100 people and equipped with up-to-date communications and business support facilities. It is an ideal venue for high-level meetings, marketing or promotional gatherings, or professional conferences. Email and broadband internet access is available - and direct-dial telephone services.
The Conference hall is also a great location for arts or craft activity holiday groups - or for large family celebrations.
Excursions and special packages:
The In house travel desk is staffed by experts on Goa's sights, culture and amenities. Whether it is arranging car hire for you, or guided excursions, or advising on local markets and shopping, their team will have the answers.
For many people, relaxing on the beach and in the immediate neighborhood of the hotel is all they require. But for those who like sightseeing, Baga and its surrounding areas offer plenty to do. Watching the local fishermen or visiting nearby farming villages gives a glimpse of the traditional Goan way of life and you can join the locals in haggling for bargains on all kinds of goods in the markets.
There are ancient temples to see and splendid churches built during Portuguese rule, such as the Church of St. Alex. The Aguada and the Reis Magos forts are also popular sights. Or travel inland to the Dudhsagar waterfalls, go bird watching in one of the reserves, or take a boat trip on the Mandovi River and keep a lookout for crocodiles and where the river meets the sea playful bottlenose dolphins. Or go to one of the sanctuaries for elephants.
You could take the road through the cashew plantations to the medicinal springs at Mottant or visit the Baga Retreat House, dedicated to St Francis Xavier in the hills overlooking Baga. Mayem Lake is famous for its beauty and there are small boats to hire there and shady parklands.
Art lovers can enjoy a look around The Kerkar Art Gallery, Calangute Beach, which exhibits the work of Goan artists and regularly hosts performances of Indian music and dance. And you can join in the celebrations at one of the many carnivals and festivals which Goans so enjoy.