South Goa is well known for its long swathes of white sand beaches, and among the best of these is beautiful Varca Beach, stretching for 10km along the coast. Right by the beach sits the aptly-named Zuri White Sands Resort. Set in 38 acres of landscaped gardens, the resort features spacious guest rooms, a large swimming pool and a variety of dining options ranging from Pan Asian to delicious local Goan cuisine. The elegantly furnished, cool and spacious rooms each have a private balcony overlooking either the pool or the lush gardens. There’s air-conditioning and free WiFi, and the en suite bathrooms have a luxurious rain shower cubicle. Maya Spa offers Ayurvedic and western style massages and healing therapies, as well as a sauna, steam room and jacuzzis. Outside, the large, freeform swimming pool is warmed by the sun and shaded by palm trees, and the swim up bar means you don’t need to leave the poolside to enjoy some refreshments.
Waterfall Cafe offers multi-cuisine dining all day long, from an extensive buffet spread to fuel you for the day ahead, to live cooking stations where the talented chefs serve street-food classics with a twist. For teppanyaki and sushi, as well as authentic Thai curries, head for Sake restaurant. Fins & Rambooze is the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, where a la carte dining is accompanied by spectacular sunsets. Live entertainment and televised sports are a feature of Tangerine Bar, along with exotic cocktails and chilled beers.