Escape to an elegant Sri Lankan-style bungalow in North Goa. Tucked away in the quiet Socorro neighbourhood, Jardim is surrounded by lush greenery and gets its name from the Portuguese word for garden. The 4-bedroom bungalow boasts stunning mountain views, each with an ensuite bathroom and a rain shower. Make the most of the balmy weather at the infinity pool and spacious garden where you can enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast amid birdsong.
The minds behind the villa are young architect couple Teja Amonkar and Yatin Fulari, who have designed the house as an ode to Geoffrey Bawa’s tropical modernism. The garden is a tropical paradise bursting with varied palms and fruit trees including rambutan, guava, grapefruit, Indian hog plum, and Indian gooseberry. Spend balmy afternoons reading or swimming under the blue skies and palms. Enjoy your morning coffee in the picturesque master bedroom sit-out and spot Socorro’s rich avian population: from white-cheeked barbet to black-headed orioles to orange minivets to Malabar hornbills. Guests have the ease of booking a room of their preference or the entire villa.
Embrace slow living with Lohono in Goa. Stroll around Socorro to admire the old Goan Catholic architecture or nearby waterscapes. Explore the Portuguese-era houses of Fontainhas, kayak among the mangroves in Nerul, spend the night dancing in Candolim or Anjuna, and grab a delicious meal or cocktails in Assagaon. Go further up North to escape the crowds at the clean beaches of Morjim, Ashwem, and Mandrem. The villa caretaker can help arrange sightseeing tours and excursions at an additional cost.