Amritara Aura Resort & Spa – A luxury wellness resort in North Goa

A short trip to Goa landed us to this gorgeous resort and spa in the heat of North Goa – The Amritara Aura resort and spa. We were here only for 12 hours as we checked in late at night and had the flight back to delhi the next day.

What makes Amitara Aura resort and spa special ?

The stunning vistas throughout the resort, some of them with private pools looked amazing, and they certainly did not disappoint in reality. I knew the resort also had a spa, but due to lack of time we couldn’t visit it.


We had picked up a rental car from Unclutch car rental in Goa, and in less than 30 minutes we were driving into the secluded grounds of North Goa. The resort is tucked inside a lane in Manderim village. There are signboards that will help you to reach.

First impressions

As soon as we arrived at the main imposing gates, we were welcomed by the gatehouse staff and directed through the resort to the main reception. Here we were met by the reception staff, our luggage whisked off to the cart in which we were driven towards our pool villa, perched on the top of the resort.

The grounds are absolutely stunning and so beautiful to either get around on the bikes provided or on foot. The greenery seeps into your soul as you can literally smell the fresh flowers and gaze into the vast surroundings. You can spot a variety of plants and huge trees that are well managed by the diligent staff.

The resort is divided into two wings – the old one and the new. The old one has a touch of heritage while the new rooms are more contemporary and have a wider range of facilities.

With villas and suites spread throughout the vast grounds, it feels like you’re in your own private Mexican hideaway. There are I bedroom villa, pool villa, 2 bedroom villa, 2 bedroom pool villa, presidential suite with infinity pool. with 2 family villas, a Presidential villa and a Royal villa.

Our pool villa

After we’re whisked away in a golf buggy to be shown the highlights of the resort, and taken along the palm foliage lined pathways.

There are then a few steps up to your private pool villa, housing on one side a wide personal pool (ask the concierge to change clean the pool as there are usually leaves flown in shed by the tree above). There are sun loungers on the deck. On the other side is a seating area with table and chairs where morning tea is served. A really nice surprise on our first morning to wake up to breakfast  provided on the deck.

As soon as you step into the villa through large wooden doors , you’ll be amazed at the space and design. Think natural stone walls, marble tiled flooring and natural woods. Furniture is big and bold in natural colours and wood, but high ceilings (and perfectly air-conditioned through a simple on the wall controller) just give an overall sense of space. Light streams in from all sides from floor to ceiling glass walls. As with everything in the resort, cleanliness is paramount and every aspect of the suite gleams.

Although this can be closed off separately, there is a large walk-in closet with ample wardrobe space and drawers and a separate (absolutely stunning) walk-through shower suite.

The huge washroom comprises of toiletries are provided in sustainable reusable bottles – shower gel, conditioner and shampoo. Inside there is a huge vanity unit mirror, single sink and so much storage for all your bathroom accessories, pristine white towels, hair dryer.

As well as the super comfortable) super king size bed, there is more storage bedside as well as a large armoire below a huge LCD TV, which hosts a (free replenished daily) minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, again replenished daily as much mineral water as you can drink. On a large coffee table in front is a traditional tea making set with a choice of green teas, all perfectly proportioned in containers for that super-healthy cup of antioxidant-rich green tea.

Wifi through the villa, including the deck, in restaurants, spa and to be honest most of the outside area was really decent, and the TV had a Netflix streaming which was great for catching up on some of our series.


There is one main on-site restaurant that is all day dining. The restaurant is designed as part of a traditional building, but crafting a modern glass extension and outdoor seated deck seamlessly blended. The restaurant was more casual, but again had excellent food and service. I was really pleased they had an expansive dedicated vegetarian menu, albeit lots of options on the standard menu.


The beautiful resort has pool and spa facilities that are worth experiencing.


Everything about the space and design of the villas.

The jungle feel but with luxury design and service.


H. No. 227, Madhalamaj, Mandrem, Goa 403512

Phone: 011 4075 2200

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