Radisson White Sands Resort Goa
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... dip and I see this fin very close to where we are swimming..we are really close to the shore so maybe I imagined it..? But then I see it again and we both see it and starts rushing out of the water like two idiots! We could still spot it clearly from the beach and it was a big fin!! Shark??!!!!! The same evening we found out from the hut owners that it's very common to spot dolphins that close to the shore but there is no sharks. Thank god for that!!!! Swimming with dolphins ...
... miles better. The place we stayed in last night would be classified as my attempt at building a bungalow, awful in other words. Today's at "Ciarans" on the other hand could of been built by Stoph's and his superb carpentry skills. With our best lodging yet, we set off into the backstreets to figure out our next move. The dilemma is do we endure the massive detour and huge hours of travel and embark to Hampi. Hampi is meant to be amazing and those that ...
... we waited for it to cool down. Miriam still smiling after seeing the dolphins!
We drove back through sleepy goa, down the road which uncle Maurice didn't recognise on the way...the road had natural arch ways of coconut trees and the speed bumps were slightly hidden by their shadows....breaking fast is a speciality of brother Maurice!
We drove past a stop where Clíonas grandad had admired the view. But he was too occupied with his camera ...
... the coach moved slightly we thought we were going to be thrown out onto the floor, as there was only one little bar by our legs and as we'd booked upper berth tickets this was quite a drop. Oh nearly forgot to mention the suspension was non-existent so we were bounced around the entire journey! Quite funny looking back but as I ended up by the window and have not sustained any sort of brain injury (that I'm aware of) is quite remarkable! Had to be done though as all part ...
At our hostel we woke up and we had a visitor on our balacony, what looked like a friendly dog. After we learnt from the owners of the hotel that he belonged to the family that lived behind the hotel and was their pet but the hotel mainly looked after him. The young guy that worked at the hotel told us that a lady who had stayed there previously for 6 months, had fallen in love with him ...
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First of all under no circumstances go for the all inclusive option, unless you want to be shackled to the buffet for breakast, lunch and dinner. We went with First Choice, and in the brochure it said we would have $14 each for lunch and dinner to put towards the bill in the a la carte restaurant if we didn't want to eat at the buffet. When we got to the hotel we were told that this option had gone a year a go but nobody bothered to tell first choice.
The hotel is really nice, great pool and location. The staff are friendly and are very accommodating. The rooms are lovely.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel which is buffet style. The drinks and food are expensive, but there are beach shacks and restaurants (about 7) around the corner, so you dont need to get a taxi if you dont want to.
I do prefer the south and Varca inparticular. I ahve stayed in the north. Would definately stay at this hotel again.
We stayed at this hotel for a week and I cannot fault the service. The hotel was full but because it was so big, we hardly noticed it at all. staff were extremely attentive.
Not to be missed-Radisson
This was my first visit to Goa and having researched hotels and locations I chose the Radisson White Sands. The staff were exceptional-so friendly and helpful. All requests were completed with a smile, even clearing the insects out of our room! Great food was served, good value and quality. It was a pleasure to return to this relaxing and clean hotel after a day of sight seeing. The Ayurvedic full body massage is not to be missed! I would certainly recommend the Radisson without hesitation.
I'm very particularly about where I stay. I did a lot of research before I booked Radisson white sands in Goa.
I managed to pick up a great monsoon package/offer in August 2005. We also upgrade to a super deluxe room.
Rooms are very big, enough to accommodate 4 persons easily.
Overall the complex is very good and the service is excellent, pool is huge
I don't have anything bad to say about this resort.
I would certainly go back to this resort again.
The hotel was well spread out with great rooms with all amenities. The food was excellent. Lots of activities. Will definately be going back.
The beach is very clean and far away from the more popular beaches of Goa. Lots of privacy.
Best in Goa so far
I have been travelling to Goa for many years. Great service in this hotel and v.v.friendly staff. Must dine at the Seafood Beach reataurant! Great pool and endless white sands beach - not crowded.
great place, good food, warm service, beautiful hotel, lots of entertainment for the whole family, affordable rates! couldn't ask for more!
The Radisson is a decent hotel, but they could do a lot to make it a great hotel. The good:
Excellent resort - good food (no ill effects), lovely people, nice climate. Resort was exceptionally clean and had everything you could wish for. Will definitely be going back here!