Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This self catering fully furnished apartment is situated in a four star complex (Ruby Residency). A recently built one bedroom air conditioned apartment modern in style. It is fully furnished with high quality furniture and can accommodate up to four guests. It is composed of an integrated kitchen/lounge, separate bedroom, and bathroom.

Ruby Residency Complex is an exclusive modern style development situated in the heart of Canacona, Chawdi, South Goa. The complex offers 4* amenities such as: Car Parking Facilities, Steam Room, Swimming pool, Club-House with Gymnasium, Badminton/ Basketball court, Children's Play Area, Landscaped Gardens and Lifts.

It is situated in the pleasant and tranquil surroundings of Chawdi Village. The apartment is situated in the centre of Chawdi Village where you will encounter a traditional cultures of Goans mixed with a tinge of quaint Indian village life. Chawdi town centre is situated just outside the Ruby Complex, and it is ideally suited for those who want the best of both worlds hence, Western resort with a mixture of traditional Indian life just outside!

The complex is a 10-15 minute stroll to three extra-ordinary beaches: Rajibag, Agonda and Patolem beach. Or if you feel like relaxing even more the resort can arrange numerous ways of travelling to the beach by road such as taxi, rickshaw, tak-tak etc where you can relax, or par-take in numerous water sporting activities available.

Chawdi has many facilities for your convenience; banks, currency exchanges, selection of shops and a large supermarket to buy most products/ goods. Or, if you don't feel like cooking because after all you are on holiday the village, and beaches have numerous restaurants and bars, so you can enjoy the good life!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Palolem Beach 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dabolim 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access

The Goa/West India region

South Goa unlike North Goa remains largely untouched by tourism. The Goan Government is restrictive in maintaining the ecology of South Goa, and so therefore, tourism is small scale compared to that of the North. Canacona is situated in South Goa, and is a correction of the name Konkan. The area was one of the districts of the former Kingdom of Soonda, itself a remnant of the former Vijayanagara Empire. The town of Chaudi is the administrative headquarters of the taluka of Canacona.

Tourism is rather human-scale, people-friendly and relatively more-affordable than other parts of Goa. Away from the coast, Canacona and its neighbouring district of Quepem have a number of off-the-beaten-track destinations and unusual festivals.

The most prominent Hindu institution of Canacona, and indeed of all Goa, is the Parthagali Math ("Portuguese Hindu Mutt") - a five centuries-old ashram and cult headquarters built in a mix of Portuguese and Hindu architectural styles. Besides, there are famous Hindu temples at Zambaulim and Fatorpa. Also the Mallikarjun Temple, Shristhal built by the Kshatriya samaj is very beautiful and known for its versatile festivals.

Canacona is one part of Goa where hillocks jut out almost directly into the sea. Villages are tucked away in low-lying areas, which are carpeted by a sea of green-topped coconut trees. Until foreign migration and tourism came to this area, the coconut tree was the means by which many eked a living, apart from fishing.

Some tourists are accommodated in beach huts, temporary beachside thatched huts built on coconut trees usually above ground level, right on the beach, during the fair weather (October–May) season.

Dolphin-watching and fishing trips attract visitors, especially British and Scandinavian visitors. The beach villages of Palolem and Agonda and the more deserted fort at the Cabo de Rama are developing as tourist destinations. Canacona's beach belt, 'discovered' by tourism only after the 1990s, is among the most scenic. Palolem is a milder recreation of an east-meets-west Goan beach, with a rich variety of exotic food and accommodation to cater to the international palate. Polem is another beach situated at the south of Canacona which too is popular among tourists.

Main and most interesting sightseeing of Canocana city are: Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa's second-largest wildlife sanctuary, is located within this district. Its terrain is fairly plain, with hills in the south and east. Much of the sanctuary is covered with dense forests, with a few open grasslands. Forest crown density is often over 50%. Some trees, Goa's loftiest, touch 30 metres. Villagers have reported sighting tigers, according to officials. Birds are aplenty; some two hundred species could be spotted, given time and patience. These include the Indian Pied Hornbill, Large Golden-backed Woodpecker and the Great Indian Woodpecker.

Alongside this, you can view the Dudhsagar Falls, Kuskem Falls, the oldest Goa Fort Cabo de Rama, Chapoli dam, amazing Anjediva Island, Parthagal Math monastery and Vedic center, Shri Mallikarjuna and Parashuram Temples, Galgibaga Beach which is also called the Beach of tortoises.

Goa has a range of syncretic practices, where both Hindus and Christians worship at each other's shrines. Nearly every Goan Christian can trace ancestral roots to Hindu ancestors about five centuries ago.

The Hindu priests of the Shantadurga temple know many Goan Christian families by name, because they come to the festival yearly and donate money or goods.

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he village of Loliem has a couple of centuries-old 'hero' stones, etchings on stone to record historic events of the time dating back many centuries. This village's statues of the Hindu deity Betal itself possibly goes back to the seventh century if not earlier, according to "cultural-historian" Phaldessai.

Panjim

The City of Chaudi is connected by railway and bus transport routes with major Panaji/Panjim cities and with Margao city in the north and with Karwar city in the south. Buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws will easily and quickly bring you to the nearby villages and beaches of the region.

Chaudi also known as Chauri or Canacona is situated at about 33 km south of Margao. It is the main center of the Canacona district. The city of Chaudi is the main city of the Taluk. Chaudi is mostly visited by tourists who are having their holidays in nearby resorts of Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach and Patmen Beach. Palolem Beach is within 2 kilometres from the market town of Chaudi, The beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself . It is about one mile (2 km) long and is crescent-shaped - one can view the whole beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, it being shallowest at the northern ends of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast. Just a few years ago, Palolem was considered Goa's “undiscovered gem;” an unspoiled paradise of whitesand beaches backed by thick jungle. But beyond the better-known Palolem and Agonda, there are nearly a dozen-and-half lesser-known (or even hidden) beaches. Some are just tiny strips of sand. Vaturem and Xendrem are secluded beaches. Quepem's narrow sea front has a two or three beaches, known for their picture-postcard quality.

The town is also famous for its market, where you can buy different spices, vegetables, fruits, gifts, souvenirs and other necessary things. But still many tourists are coming to the market for not only shopping and some purchases making but also for communication with people and getting acquainted with flavors and colours of South Goa.

The Mallikarjun Temple is at Shristhal, some 2.5 km away from Chaudi on the main-road leading to Karwar and is one where devotees head for advice from oracles called the 'kaul'. The advice of the oracles is taken either from priests in a trance or by them interpreting the way flower petals drop down. Locally, Mallikarjun is a popular deity, as visible from the names of local educational institutions. This centuries-old temple was renovated in 1778.

To the northeast of the town at about 1.5 km stands the new railway station. One can also visit the Chapoli dam that is a good eco – tourist spot situated 1 km north-east.

Chaudi has a church known as the Saint Theresa of Jesus Church. It also has a famous market where one can get a lot of spices and all other necessary provisions. There are a number of restaurants that serve good South Indian food and other tasty dishes and drinks.

One can also visit the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary which is state's second largest sanctuary that is situated just 10 kms southeast of Chaudi.