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Acron Waterfront Resort Goa | Photo Blog // Review
There are luxury hotels, resorts and then, there are beautiful boutique hotels that can be perfectly described as - a home away from home. The Acron Waterfront Resort in Goa is just that. One of Goa's newest gems, that is fast becoming a favorite with tourists (and has already become the no.1 hotel in Baga), Acron Waterfront Resort is part of the ITC group of hotels and was opened in January earlier this year. While I was busy chalking out plans and making bookings for my week long Konkan sojourn, I was invited by the lovely folks to visit the boutique hotel during my stay at Goa. Since this trip was scheduled to kicked off just a fortnight after my accident (our travel bookings were already done in February), all I wanted to do was laze around and relax in Goa. No sightseeing, no walking around for miles or discovering virgin beaches. Just three blissful days in a calm and peaceful environment. The Acron Waterfront Resort was all that and much more.
Situated next to the Baga bridge, with the Baga beach on right and the beautiful, serene Baga river in front of the property, Acron Waterfront Resort is a 29 room boutique hotel with amenities that can give any luxury hotel a run for their money. Despite the fact that this property is located right in the middle of all the buzz and happening hot-spots, the moment you enter the resort, you are transported into a different world. A secluded place of your own, complete with an infinity pool, spa, lounge area and a restaurant that whips up lip smacking food. As soon as we checked in, we were greeted by Manchit and Kalyani from the front desk team, who noticed that we were completely exhausted and immediately made arrangements for refreshments. Must add, the two of them (and a second girl, whose name I can't recall) took great care of us throughout the stay and ensured that all our requirements are met, be it any time of the day. Our room - no 22 - was equipped with all state-of-the-art amenities and of course, a stunning view of the Baga river (And may I add, a super comfortable bed). The rooms were cleaned regularly and the efficient housekeeping staff led by Suchith (I hope I got his name right) were courteous and would always ensure that the rooms are spic and span. All rooms at the hotel were booked that day, yet the tranquility wasn't disturbed. The staff ensures that the peace isn't hampered.
Waking up to the sounds of birds and the soft, calm river was divine. Being a morning person, I would be up by 6 am to sip on my green tea and post the morning routine, would be ready for a dip in the pool. The view from all the rooms is simply breath-taking. Don't forget to watch the local fishermen in action, as they collect the fresh catch every morning in their colorful motor boats. A cuppa in hand (or maybe dishes from the scrumptious breakfast buffet), a book in another and the sight of this beautiful river. What more can you ask for? And for those who would like to indulge in fishing, there is an area reserved for the same. If you are lucky and do catch hold of a fresh fish, the same can be prepared for you by the excellent folks at The River Restaurant by renowned chef Cyrus Todiwala. For a vegetarian like me, the restaurant staff made sure that yummy food full of veggies was arranged and true to their word, they whipped up some super delicious dishes (full review coming soon, so I shall reserve my comments for that one).
The infinity pool overlooks the Baga river and for those who love sipping on a drink while enjoying a swim, there's a pool bar that serves all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (I loved the yummy fresh juices and virgin mojitos). The pool guards and servers at the pool bar were very prompt and alert, making sure that all your requirements are taken care of. I was lazying around in the pool on day two and three, where I noticed how Karthik from the pool department kept an eye on the kids and would always note down details of the pool temperature on a board every day. He ensured that fresh towels are arranged for me and would always check if I need anything else.
The in-house spa, named Spa Sitara, is a lovely place located in the courtyard area of the hotel. Three rooms - airy, calm and well equipped with all the spa essentials - with two beds each, face the spacious and relaxing Jacuzzi. Choose from an array of massages and get ready to relax, as the expert masseurs make sure that all your stress and worries fly out of the spa room, leaving you rejuvenated. Sarah and Alice at Spa Sitara did a wonderful job, as they recommended the right therapy and further, made sure that we were comfortable during the massage, be it with the pressure or oil. Post massage, some time alone in the jacuzzi ensured that I enter bliss mode.
Truly, only a home away from home can ensure that you are well taken care of. Three days at this heavenly resort ensured that I leave Goa with a huge smile on my face (a bit dejected too, since I got used to the lazy, peaceful way of life) and some beautiful memories that shall live with me forever. Be it a quick weekend getaway or a week long escape, Acron Waterfront Resort is your best bet in Baga (Goa). Thanks to its central location, almost every popular hangout is just a few minutes away and the Baga, Anjuna and Vagator beaches are almost at a walkable distance (Baga being the closest at 5 minutes). The courteous staff, delightful view and impeccable amenities just made my stay even more memorable and special. Don't think twice before booking your stay here. I have stayed at several hotels & resorts, but this is hands down one of the best places in Baga, so just go for it!!
Tip: Visit Goa between October - February. The weather is absolutely breath-taking.
|A selfie and then, one keepsake with the lovely staff at Acron Waterfront Resort. Several others are missing, so here's sending lots of love and luck to them!|
Overall rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Thank you for making our stay a memorable one, folks!
Planning a stay at Acron Waterfront Resort, Goa? Don't forget to read our series of review posts and watch the Goa Vlogs on our YouTube channel all this week. The outfit post shot at the property can be accessed here.
Photography: Team Dancebee & Priya Adivarekar