The sprawling property of Riva beach resort with the view of the pool, the creek and the sea in line with horizon is bound to turn your vacation mode on. Located on Mandrem beach the property is at a walking distance to Ashvem and Arambol beaches.
The perfectly landscaped gardens with a life size image of Buddha, the beautifully decorated cubanas built on stilts over the creek, the wooden bridge connecting the beach to the property...the list of things that make the property look serene doesn't end.
For the heart
Most of the rooms have a creek and a sea view. You can enjoy the view with your loved ones while seated in the deck area outside each room. Few rooms have a dressing room connected to the bathroom.
There are a number of outdoor activities to make your vacation an adventurous one. Start your day by attending some yoga sessions in the thatched roof Shiva yoga centre. Try your skills at surfing in the sea followed by some beach biking( their version of mud biking) or horse riding on the beach. Post a kayaking session in the creek, release all your stress with a dip in the pool.
For the taste buds
The in-house restaurant “Waterfront”, headed by chef Sanjay Mahato, serves some delicious continental, oriental and North-Indian food. The taste of lip-smacking Punjabi dishes will linger on for days after your vacation. Murg Patiala with nan, teriyaki grilled chicken with Thai rice and firecracker prawns are a must try. The sweet tooth cravings can be put to rest with the delicacies straight out of the in-house bakery headed by chef Biswajit. Apple pie, Tiramisu, mango parfait, chocolate truffle, baked blueberry cheesecake...the list of must tries never ends. Quench your thirst with the ever refreshing Mojito. A burst of surprising flavours of Mango magic is sure to surprise your taste buds.
Various outdoor activities like kayaking and surfing are sure to bring out your adventurous side. If you are a fan of Punjabi cuisine then this is the resort for you in Ashvem/Mandrem area. blueberry cheesecake is a must try here. The only scope of improvement is the missing mini bar from the rooms. The view of three water bodies in a single glance will work as a pack of ice for your eyes.