For me, Goa in off seasons looks more beautiful and we visit Goa mostly in Off-season. In summers it may be humid during daytime but after sunset, you can enjoy the cool sea breeze and calm seashore which is not overly crowded. During monsoons, we love to explore the place in a hired two-wheeler when it’s slightly drizzling.
North Goa is good in offseason with good hangouts, party options and beautiful beaches with the majestic sunset. Unlike every time, this time we planned to divide my stay in North Goa to make it easy for partying. The first day we decided to stay in Anjuna and following days in Arpora. we checked for many stay options in Anjuna and the best we liked was Casa Anjuna, one of the hotels by Casa Boutique hotels. Casa Vagator is well-known and Casa Anjuna is lesser known newer version.
At a distance of 5 minutes from the beach in the heart of Anjuna lies Casa Anjuna, a bit away from the main road and easy visibility. A beautiful boutique villa which depicts the Portuguese style and art in every manner. The villa looks beautiful the way it is built and the interiors have a rustic feel with the vintage furniture and setup. We fell in love with the property then and there itself. Anjuna has one of the beautiful beaches and the places most sought by foreigners and the younger crowd for the beach and shacks around.
Casa Boutique hotels have different types of room options including some beautiful suites and independent villa. we stayed in the one in the ground floor. This property shows the Portuguese heritage of Goa in every possible way, from the vintage furniture to classy interiors to the bright wall paintings, it’s all Portuguese touch.
As we did not specifically ask for any kind of room we got a room on the ground floor which the manager told is the favorite room. It was a spacious room with a vintage feel of course. Our room had a beautiful balcony where we spent time sipping our morning tea. The balcony had few chairs and a tea table along with an old style leaning chair where you can just sit and read sipping your coffee. If you ask me about privacy, there is no privacy if you open the door to the balcony as it’s the ground floor and you’ll see people walking outside. You can choose rooms on the first floor or rooms facing pool if you need privacy.
There was a changing area attached with the washroom which I felt was very thoughtfully made. The room cost us approximate 4500INR/day inclusive of taxes. This charge was including breakfast. They have a pool facing breakfast area which itself is the best place to spend your mornings. But the there is nothing commendable about the breakfast served. It was not a buffet breakfast served. You can place your order and they will provide you the best available items. Bread, eggs, fruits and fruit juices are however common every day along with each day’s special item. We had to wait for quite some time for our breakfast to be served.
As that was our breakfast scene we did not take a chance to try out other meals in Casa Anjuna. However, the restaurant options here vary from Goan cuisine to western, continental, North Indian, Mughlai etc.
They have a well maintained and decently large pool. There were options to play cards, pool/Snooker near breakfast area.
We fell in love with the vintage charm of Casa Anjuna and we are very happy that we choose this beautiful property in Anjuna. If you are looking for a silent place to sit read and relax Casa Anjuna is what you are looking for.
Our stay here was a good experience other than the food which was average. This is a beautiful property and is one of the best stay options in Anjuna. Main hangouts like Cafe Lilliput, Curlies etc are at 7 mnts distance if you hire a bike.
From Airport you can hire a taxi for Anjuna and after you pass Anjuna junction 200mts ahead you will see Oasis cafe on the right and a road opposite to it. Take that road and you will see Casa Anjuna board. ( We had a hard time finding the hotel after reaching Anjuna as it was not correctly located on google maps.)