'Goldfinch' 4 bedroom Cottage; 'Sandpiper' one bedroom Garden Villa and 'Honeyguides' two bedroom apartment are fascinating homes, surrounded by neat, well maintained landscaping. These spacious properties are furnished to a high standard throughout. The terraces and balconies offers breathtaking views of the vast landscapes and the breezy paddy fields.
They are distant homes, far from it all and allows one to choose ones' own pleasures and space. Once you enter the complex you experience it to be a quiet paradise where tranquility reigns.
It is a perfect place to do everything... do nothing ... do anything you like.... and allow your whim to take precedence over everything else and when desire dictates, you may get out of the island by a short ferry crossing and visit the popular beaches and tourist areas and return home to serenity.
Since the island of Chorao is a bird sanctuary, all properties in the resort complex are named after birds.
Goldfinch Cottage: Goldfinch is a 4 bedroom cottage. The ground floor consists of the living room which opens into a covered terrace. The dining area is closer to a large kitchen equipped with refrigerator, 4 burner cooking hob, micro oven, toaster, kettle, all cooking utensils and crockery. Adjacent to the living room is the air-conditioned en-suite bedroom having double bed with elegant wrought iron furniture, opening into a large, extravagant terrace. An additional bathroom with a bath and an enclosed utility room are on either side of the stairway that leads to the upper level.
The stairway opens into a large family room with TV and DVD having comfortable seating providing a frontal view of the complex from the open terrace attached to it. On this floor, there are three air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms with double beds, 2 of which have large balconies and the third leads out into an open terrace, all offering magnificent, serene views of the country side. The bathrooms have enclosed shower cabins
Garden Villa and Apartment: The Garden Villa 'Sandpiper' is very quaint. It consists of one bedroom (AC),living cum dining cum furnished kitchenette and a large verandah overlooking a lush and extensive landscaping offering absolute quietness and seclusion. The covered veranda is large with Goan and modern seating and ample space for dining and outdoor living.. The villa boasts an idyllic setting that feels secluded without being remote. One can spend hours just relaxing or reading in the veranda.
The 'Honeyguides' Apartment consists of two en-suite bedrooms (AC), large furnished kitchen and features a spacious living and dining which walkout onto the fabulous large verandah overlooking the panoramic views of the fields and the gentle rolling hills. The apartment is delightfully decorated. The brilliant exposure to the lush greenery overwhelms you with its pristine natural surroundings and gives you a feel of an outdoor lifestyle. This apartment offers guests a resort experience tied to the outdoors.
Chorao Island: Chorao is one of the most quaint, unspoilt and beautiful island of Goa. It is very scenic and ideal for people seeking more of a laid back environment, people who are private, well traveled and who have affinity for rural charm. The island has a rich habitat for wetland birds and plants amid the rolling hills and habours the famous Dr. Salim Ali's Bird Sanctuary. This gorgeous island is a perfect locate for painting and writing. There is a slow space here. There are no traffic lights. People wave out to each other and if you still wish to experience humanity just cross the short ferry. The island has a population of twenty thousand. You will find taxis, shops, post office and fresh sea food. There are ferries at two points and run every 20 minutes from 6 am to 12 midnight. During the other times and specially if one is in a hurry or one has to go to the airport or the mainland, one can hire a ferry as a special crossing for a nominal sum of Rs.60/-.
The apartment is very spacious and well kept. The owner, Subhash is very warm and friendly and helped us in every way he can. He guided us and gave us a lot of advice and ideas on how to go about in Goa. It was just like staying in our own house.The gardens and the swimming pool well maintained. The resort is very quiet and peaceful.
I and my teenage son stayed here for 3 weeks. We had a wonderful time. This resort complex is very unique and private. I would definitely recommend the cottage and the resort as a fantastic holiday place.
Chorao Island Resort is located on the sun kissed and picturesque island of Chorao in North Goa 35 kms from the airport, 10kms from Panjim and 20kms from the popular beaches and tourist locations of North Goa. The island is about 25 kms in size and consists of 30 quaint villages having a population of about 20000. The island is easily accessible by short ferry crossings carrying passengers and vehicles at two points It is also connected to the mainland on the Northern side by a small bridge over a rivulet.
Chorao Island is a verdant paradise for nature lovers, painters and writers where one can soak in the true tradition of Goan village life and experience the soothing sounds of nature.
The island is scenic and unspoilt . It is encircled by rivers and has abundant mangroves along the banks. It is home to the famous Dr. Salim Ali's bird sanctuary with an array of bird life. Every morning one wakes up to the serenading of the birds. There is a slow space here with rural charm.