Larisa Hotels & Resorts expands footprint with second property in Goa
Ashwem, North Goa, location is the latest addition to the Larisa’s portfolio of boutique resorts across India
After a fantastic response to its Morjim property, Larisa Hotels & Resorts is opening another in Goa. Larisa Ashwem is 2.5 acres of Goa greenery and simple elegance and promises the perfect blend of nature and luxury. The beautiful Ashwem property in picturesque North Goa is situated in the heart of a lush-green landscape and promises a gloriously laid-back experience in indulgently spacious surroundings.
Larisa Ashwem is targetting a mix of the young and the old, between the ages of 18 and 60, all of them discerning and well-travelled. And among the amenities, they can expect are a spa, multi-cuisine restaurant, and a generously sized pool with a bar. Besides, there’s plenty of room to roam—and get lost in! Still, despite its picture-postcard natural beauty, the idyllic Ashwem beach is just a 10-minute walk away—just far enough to guarantee your privacy, yet close enough should you fancy a dip in the sea. Larisa Ashwem was built utilising locally sourced materials such as laterite stone, thatch for the roofs, and bamboo. Meanwhile, the focus of the property’s interiors is on key design elements like colour schemes, alongside the use of marble, Goan tiles and cement flooring—the latter to give a rustic feel.
Out of the 20 rooms at the resort, 14 are luxury cottages, 4 are cottage suites, and 2 are two-bedroom cottage suites. All in-room and sharing facilities—including mini bar, open deck, outdoor hot tub and 24x7 in-room dining—are available for the guests. In the words of Priya Thakur, Founder and Partner at Larisa Hotels and Resorts, “Our beach property in Morjim had been getting a lot of love, since we launched it in 2015. And we had always planned to introduce another property in Goa but in a different setting this time. And Ashwem is a setting to look out for, because it is just you surrounded by the most verdant slice of Goa, and a serene vibe you’ll never forget. It will give all of us at Larisa great pleasure to greet guests to this wonderful location.”
Larisa Ashwem is centrally and conveniently located—it is 25km from Thivim, 44km from Karmali, 60km from Vasco da Gama, and 67km from Madgaon railway stations. Dabolim Goa international airport is 62km and Mopa airport is 30km from the property. Mapusa (18km) and Panjim (38km) are the closest towns to the resort.