Goa! Vol 5: Sinquerim

Goa! Vol 5: Sinquerim

The last leg of our Goa journey took us back north to the village of Sinquerim. There is a historic fort nearby but our one goal was to stay in a Portuguese villa so we booked a night at the Marbella Guesthouse.
Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

Our room was what dreams are made of: beautiful tile floors, a private sitting room and patio, a dreamy bed and a palatial tiled bath with gorgeous copper doors!

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

We found out later that Marbella isn’t a historic home– it was built in the 1980s– but no matter!  It was just what we were looking for.  And at the end of a lane, it was lush and quiet as well.  We spent the morning in our private garden enjoying the exotic flowers and  listening to distant bird calls.

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

But before that, we headed back to Vagator to watch the sunset from the cliff-side restaurant, Thalassa.

Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Thalassa is more than a restaurant.  In the evening, several boutiques open up on the grounds and this one was just gorgeous.  The prices weren’t awful either– for being boutiques.  I bought a cute little makeup bag with tassels, because I love tassels!

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

These chandeliers are to die for!

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

This visit to Thalassa was a little different than our lunch time visit.  The place was mobbed, the music was thumping, and people were crowding around to take selfies in front of the sunset.

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

And to top it off, someone was having their 70th birthday party and they taped the 7 and 0 Mylar balloons right in my sight of the setting sun!  Fortunately hubby had a better view so he took some photos for me.

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

The food was incredible though!  The lamb was falling off the bone, the seafood was fresh and flavorful, and the saganaki was fantastic… but how can you go wrong with flaming cheese, really?

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Thalassa restaurant, Vagator Beach, Goa, India

This is our last morning and some farewell photos from Marbella. Petting one last puppy!

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

Marbella Guest House, Sinquerim, Goa, India

Goa, you were fantastic!  And we can’t wait to come and visit again!  xoxo

All posts about Goa:

Goa! Vol 1: Ashvem Beach

Goa! Vol 2: Vagator Beach

Goa! Vol 3: Panjim

Goa! Vol 4: Palolem

Goa! Vol 5: Sinquerim

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