Submitted: 14 Apr 2010
My wife and I stayed at Bluewaters for five months in 2009 and had the best time ever.
The large house is situated in the quiet village of Saligao, away from the touristy centre of Calangute but only a short drive from all the action. The house itself is modern and beautifully decorated but has a homely feel to it. The English owners are awesome - really helpful and genuine people. The two staff are also very friendly and they keep the place ship-shape.
We loved swimming in the well maintained swimming pool out the back and relaxing beside it afterwards. There is a spacious kitchen for self-catering or, as mentioned above, you are only a short drive from a wide selec tion of restaurants. The rooms are individualised and very comfortable.
One of the best thing about Bluewaters is that you don't feel like you are staying in a hotel, although you have all the facilities of one. The village location, the size of the house, the comfortable rooms and the amiable staff all contribute to this.
We enjoy walking and there are lots of fascinating areas to explore on foot, both around the village itself and in the nearby countryside. The villagers are all extremely friendly and most speak quite good English too.
We rented a scooter as well, which enabled us to venture further afield, including all the beaches and inland to the town of Mapusa, with its great Friday market, and some of the amazing villages with their stunning old Portuguese villas.
Although the house is 3km from the beach, it only takes 5ᆞ minutes to get there by scooter, and you don't feel tied to the beach, as you do at some places. The best parts of Goa, in our opinion, are those away from the beach.
All in all, we had a fantastic time at Bluewaters and would recommend it
Jim and Jane Toronto Canada