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7 Days All-Inclusive Singles Yoga Holiday in South Goa, India

  • Rasa Retreat, 1st Fatrade Road, Varca Village, South Goa, India

Overview

South Goa Yoga Single Holiday

Nestled in the tranquility of the south, this retreat with its many charming elements will allow you to create a space for oneself along with the discretion to engage in aspects of an active lifestyle holiday. Conceptualized to be a fusion of rest and relaxation and engaging distractions, you may indulge in massages, quiet beach walks, ocean swims, yoga, wholesome meals, bicycling and kayaking, personal time, and much more.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Wholefood cooking lessons
  • Scheduled massage sessions
  • Beverages offered during happy hours
  • Free time to explore, shop, or do arts and crafts
  • Daily gourmet and sumptuous meals
  • Beach time and excursions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Rasa Retreat is a distinctive, all-inclusive four-bedroom refuge offering a structured holiday in the comforts of a vacation home.

Living room, kitchen, and dining

The welcome area is a warm living room with two distinct sitting areas - common television area separated from the comfortable couches, which are perfect to curl up while reading a book or relaxing as a first stop post an outing. The dining room, which seats up to 10 guests, and a fully stocked, staffed kitchen are also located on this level.

Lower level guest rooms

Two guest rooms - shanti (peace) and khushi (joy) - flank either side of the living room area. These rooms can also be accessed from the rear of the house as a convenience for guests to rinse off in separate outdoor showers before discretely entering their rooms.

Second floor - guest rooms and business center lounge

On the second level are two additional, spacious guest rooms - priya (love) and asha (hope) - each with their own private terraces. This level also houses the business center/lounge for the convenience of guests. The entire house is Wi-Fi enabled.

Room amenities and accessories

Each tastefully decorated room has air-conditioning, personal mini-refrigerator, electric kettle, supplies for tea and coffee, luggage rack, closet/cupboard, and iron with board. The attached private baths come with shower amenities, towels, hair dryer, and other complimentary extras.

Rasa Retreats week-long stay allows you to get entrenched in a healthy, easy-to-internalize lifestyle while enjoying your relaxing vacation in beautiful South Goa. For your daily yoga classes, their experienced yoga instructors will lead simple, basic-to-intermediate yoga sessions on the beach and on the premises for you to learn and practice.

Fun activities and excursions are also offered to give you the opportunity to truly discover the hidden charms of Goas South while you nourish your mind, body and spirit.

Retreat participants usually come as individuals or as couples, seeking something remarkably different than the usual Goa holiday; some also arrive in groups - be it families with children to couples to a band of friends.

By request, Rasa Retreat may customize packages for special occasions such as anniversary celebrations, milestone birthdays, family reunions, and corporate retreats. This place will provide you the opportunity to create a memorable experience for you and your family and help you attain your souls desire.

Cooking lessons

Learn to prepare wholesome, nourishing meals from a variety of cuisines. Their cooking lessons teach quick, easy, yet soulful recipes for your family and you to enjoy.

Exquisite food

Enjoy delicious homemade, gourmet meals from diverse, global menu options. All meals are included based on a pre-fixed menu. Special requests are welcomed and encouraged with prior notice.

Happy hours

Sprinkled through your stay are happy hours with beverages (beer, wine, or soft drinks) and appetizers; a special sunset happy hour on the beach will allow you to enjoy beverages as you unwind from the day and watch the sun on its daily descend beyond the horizon.

Kayaking and bicycling

Kayaks and bicycles are readily available for you to use as you incorporate a little active lifestyle into your vacation schedule. Discover the ocean on the kayak or bicycle your way as you explore the nearby villages, beaches, markets, and more!

Retreat daily schedule

Day 1

  • Airport pick-up
  • Arrival / check-in with complimentary welcome beverage
  • Unpack, unwind, and acclimate
  • Sunset walk, swim, or meditation on the beach
  • Happy hour in the living lounge with other guests - hors doeuvres and complimentary beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Bed tea
  • Beach run, walk, swim
  • Yoga in the garden
  • Breakfast
  • Time to self - scheduled massage sessions
  • Lunch
  • Downtime - scheduled massage sessions
  • Late afternoon cooking session
  • High tea
  • Evening on the beach
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Bed tea
  • Beach time - swim, kayak, jog, walk
  • Breakfast
  • Day excursion
  • Picnic lunch at excursion
  • Back home for a little downtime
  • Sunset on the beach
  • Happy hour
  • Fun dinner at a local restaurant with international fair for dinner
  • Shake a leg
  • Home late

Day 4

  • Rise and shine with bed tea
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Beach time
  • Massage
  • Relaxed afternoon for more beach, kayaking, reading, nap, arts, and crafts
  • Evening tea followed by yoga on the beach, sunset walk, or swim and massage
  • Cooking session
  • Happy hour
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Relaxed morning with breakfast in bed
  • Time to self or take a bike ride through the local villages and beaches
  • Scheduled massage sessions
  • Cooking class - quick and healthy lunch menu
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon excursion
  • Sunset yoga
  • Happy hour
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Bed tea
  • Morning walk, swim, yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Time to self
  • Lunch
  • Free time to explore and shop
  • Sunset beach time followed by wine and cheese on the beach
  • Light dinner

Day 7

  • Bed tea
  • In-house yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Last minute packing and scheduled massage
  • Check-out and airport drop off
  • Boxed lunch and snack bag provided

Canacona, Palolem, Agonda

On this excursion enjoy white sand beaches, quaint sea side villages, and pristine ocean along with a picnic lunch. You will be getting a taste of Goa's deep south.

Spice plantation tour

A half day trip to Sahakari farms will allow you to experience life on a spice plantation as you enjoy the lush surroundings, flowing river, and wildlife. Your lunch is included at the plantation.

Sal river backwaters river boat

South Goa's Sal river is a winding, tranquil artery that connects many villages and townships. Many parts of the river serve as nature reserves for birds and other wildlife along with tropical flora. Portion of the profit is donated to Goa Animal Welfare Trust (GAWT) by the tour operators.

Rasa Retreat is located in South Goa - the hidden crown gem of the state of Goa with its rustic villages, white sand beaches, pristine ocean, waterfalls, lush countryside and hills, raw beauty, and so much more. Swaying palms, white sands, and sparkling waters: the three essential elements that attract two million visitors annually to Goa's balmy shores are plentiful in this tiny, glorious slice of India hugging the country's western coastline and bounded by the Arabian Sea.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Golf course nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Massage nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
Services
  • In-room dining
  • Meeting room
  • Special menu request
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Enjoy delicious homemade, gourmet meals from diverse, global menu options. All meals are included based on a pre-fixed menu. Special requests are welcomed and encouraged with prior notice.

Pre-fixed sample menu

Please note that meals are pre-decided and will be shared on arrival. Guests have options to choose from pre-fixed menu options. This menu is just a sample of the varied offerings and additional menu items will be added.

Breakfast

International faire

  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French toast
  • Eggs to order
  • Sausage, ham, bacon, assorted meats
  • Cereals, oats, granola, and more

Indian

  • Upma
  • Poha
  • Misal pav
  • Idli - sambhar
  • Dosa
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Toast with jam, spreads, and other condiments
  • Array of fruit juices (some fresh, some packaged)
  • Choice of fruits

Lunch

  • Traditional Indian vegetarian sattvic meal
  • Homemade dressings
  • Honey mustard
  • Cool ranch
  • Greek
  • Zesty Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Salads: cabbage-peanut salad, mandarin chicken salad, grilled veggie salad, fiesta salad with spicy cilantro pepper dressing
  • Wraps: Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, chicken tenders, Cajun blackened fish, shrimp, chicken
  • Sandwiches: vegetarian, grilled cheese, ham and cheese, cold cuts
  • Soups: cream of tomato, tomato bisque, cream of mushroom, corn chowder, chicken noodle soup, egg drop and sweet corn soup - with veggies or chicken, French onion soup, roasted red bell pepper soup

Snacks

  • Quick and easy quiches
  • Granola bars
  • Paani puri - chaat
  • Nepalese Tibetan momos (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian pinwheels
  • Quesadillas
  • Nachos
  • Tortillas and queso-salsa-guacamole

Dinner

  • Traditional Thai
  • Mexican fiesta
  • American fusion
  • Italian invasion - pastas and more
  • Mixed Asian (Burmese tamize, Chinese faire, Malaysian curry, and more)
  • Punjabi vegetarian (rajma, chole, mixed veggie korma, daal, roti, rice, and more)
  • Indian non-vegetarian (chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, mutton curry, and more)

Dessert

  • Flan or creme brule
  • Egg-less gooey chocolate pressure cooker cake
  • Mexican pastel de tres leches (cake)
  • Lemon squares
  • Nutella-oreo cake
  • Bread pudding
  • Cookies: oatmeal raisin, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip
  • Ras malai (Indian)
  • Gulab jamun (Indian)
  • Shortcake with fresh fruit and cream
  • Ice cream sundae

Arts and crafts project

How about making personalized picture frames from shells collected at the beach for your personal use or to gift to someone else? Or, how about painting a tile or decorating a bottle? Rasa Retreat has supplies for you as well as assistance guiding the do-it-yourself projects.

Cooking lessons for kids

Kids get to bake cookies and help make desserts under the supervision of Rasa staff.

Massage is included at Rasa Retreat's local spa - Casa Antiqua, South Goa's premier Ayurveda center; Ayurveda consultations and other treatments also available for additional charges. Ayurveda consultations and other treatments also available for additional charges.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All activities provided in the program
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Exquisite meals
  • Guided excursions
  • Massages
  • Government tax (currently 10%)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI). Transfers from and to are complimentary.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Rasa Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler

    "My partner and I have had 3 amazing nights at Rasa retreat. We arrived from the craziness of north Goa and wanted nothing more than a chilled out break. Rasa far exceeded our expectations. We had a large, a/c room with outside space and a huge bathroom with lots of lovely touches, Rasa's own toiletries and sumptuous towels which were changed daily. "

    "Pawan, Rasa's owner, was a friendly host with an amazing team who ensured that we lacked nothing. The delicious food was of an exceptional standard with lots of variety. "

    "I took part in the yoga sessions and had a fabulous massage whilst there. Pawan and his trusty hound Coco really were a delight to be around and I have no hesitation in recommending this home stay/retreat to anyone wanting a truly chilled experience. The local beach was very clean and quiet, ideal for a more serene holiday than most Goan beaches. A lovely, relaxing holiday."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Everything about this experience was great. The villa itself was well maintained and beautiful, the room was clean and tasteful, the bathroom was spacious with widows for fresh air. The most outstanding feature was the hospitality and service provided by Pawan and his staff. It felt like you were visiting a friend or a family member, not a hotel. I was late getting in, so Pawan got me some food from wherever he was having dinner. Since that was taking time, his staff rustled up a healthy vegetable sandwich to keep me going. My eclectic breakfast requirements were perfectly catered to. Pawan lend me his car for short trips in and around the area. I got some yoga, a massage, good food, and relaxation in a beautiful gated colony. This was the time of demonetization, so he took electronic payments from me and paid cash to whomever I took services from. It was a wonderful trip and my thanks to Pawan for making it easy and comfortable."

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  • Review by a traveler from Fairfield, California

    "I'm not much of a writer, so bare with me. My husband and I love to travel and do so whenever we can. What I loved about this experience was all we had to do is show up and unpack your bags. The space is very spacious with all the comforts of home. Everything was planned according to our desires beforehand. Pawan and team Rasa cater to all of your needs. Don't let "Yoga Retreat" scare you. I actually loved the yoga, however, it's optional. The food was incredible: taste, presentation, variety, and quality. We chose to have a menu with a variety of different options rather then Indian food only. I can't say enough about the food. Amazing! The adventures were fun, relaxing and interesting. We visited a spice farm, swam under a waterfall, cruised on a river and picnic at a beautiful beach. Have you ever swam in the Indian Ocean? It's incredible. It's the perfect place if you just want to relax. You don't have to waste your time and energy worrying about where to go, eat, how are you going to get there. It's all done for you and at such an affordable price. Good bye Hawaii! Just one more thing. The Rasa team is really there for you. These young men are such a delight to be around. I almost forgot to mention the cooking classes, the massages, the morning walks on the beach. And yes, the professional certified yoga instructor that will gear the yoga for your level. Pawan will take you shopping, if you desire to go, and help you find the best quality and prices that India has to offer. This, by far was one of my best vacations ever. We went to India for a wedding and came across Rasa Reteat by a fluke. Seriously, it is like a little bit of Heaven on Earth. Thanks Pawan for making it possible!"

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  • Review by Michele

    "We had a great time in Goa due to our awesome host, Pawan and his team. Transfers to/from the airport were a great perk, daily trips to the beach which is about 5 minutes away by car, outstanding food (which they pick menus based on your preferences and dietary needs), various excursions (do all of them!) and yoga classes by the pool or beach. And with the currency issues going on in India, it was so great to have his inclusive package where we could just pay for everything by credit card to him. So, if you're going to Goa, stay at Rasa. You will not regret it. It's the perfect mix of relaxation and activities, plus 5 star hospitality."

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  • Review by a traveler from Vancouver, Canada

    "I had such a great time during my 5 day stay at Rasa. Pawan and his staff do an incredible job catering your schedule to your preferences and making you feel totally comfortable and at home. The food really was incredible. Great variety, healthy and full of flavor. There was a great mix of activities, yoga everyday at the beach or poolside, trip to the spice farm and a super fun boat cruise, cooking lessons, happy hour, siestas, shopping and massage. Traveling here by myself was no problem at all. You instantly bond with the staff and other guests. Thanks so much!! Would love to come back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Porvoo, Finland

    "I loved everything about Rasa. The atmosphere, food, daily excursions and beach hang outs. I even got to take part in a cooking class where the host Pawan with his team showed us how to make delicious momos, Nepalese dish. I am very grateful for a week spent in Rasa and I highly recommend this place for everyone who is visiting South Goa. "

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  • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

    "As a female travelling alone, all the staff as the Rasa Retreat took excellent care of me. They drove me everywhere I wanted to go including to Sunday Mass and the Francis Xavier Cathedral. I had a staff member participant in yoga with me so that I wasn’t alone. I was escorted by a staff member every time I came off the resort. In fact, I was never alone. The staff are sooooo lovely. Such kind guys. Nothing was too much trouble for them even rescuing me from a lizard that had sneaked in my en suite when I was just about to take a shower. And yoga on the beach was breath taking.I would recommend definitely Rasa Retreat for all. And your level of yoga is catered for no matter your fitness or level of expertise. I plan on going back soon. Go on, give it go and you won’t regret it!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Colorado

    "I'm not sure there are any words that can really explain the experience I had a Rasa Retreat other than to say if love and nurturing truly heals you than this is the place to find it."

    "My situation was a bit unique as I had just spent 7rigorous weeks at and Ayurveda treatment center in Kerala. It was amazing but I came out of weeks of treatment and panchkarma exhausted and needing rest and rehab. I had no idea where I could go in India to find a place where they would cook to my prescribed diet, offer yoga to suit my strength and ability level, have the comforts of a nice hotel and also be three minutes from the beach. Rasa met all my expectations and then some with their incredible willingness to individualize my activities, diet and other needs. Pawan is truly an exceptional human and just meeting him and getting to know him a little was worth everything. He has handcrafted a deluxe experience for the visitor that is just unmatchable anywhere in India. His team is gentle, loving, kind and supportive of all your needs and you never feel like you are uncomfortable asking for something. The Ayurveda clinic around the corner offers ala catre treatments so you can pamper yourself if the in house rasa massages aren't numerous enough for you. The beach is truly lovely. They say most of the beaches in Gio are overrun by tourist but this is not the case at Rasa. I was there in March and there weren't a ton of Tourist and it was nice because in the evening all the locals come to the beach to play and watch the sunset giving it a village atmosphere. Because there are Only three or four people at a time you can join in group outings or go off by yourself so it's perfect for solo travelers. I swam laps in the pool, did yoga and spent the afternoon at the beach. Enjoyed wonderful food and company. I'm definitely going back and also want to check out the new Rasa Retreat in Kashmir where you can go trekking and see all the Beauty of the Himalayas. You can't go wrong putting your confidence in pawan he is now a friend for life. On top of everything he also runs a dog rescue which sterilizes and feeds the beach dogs so that they don't suffer and the beach isn't overrun with dogs. Truly an amazing human I was so fortunate to have found Rasa and to share time at Rasa with him and his team."

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  • Review by Adam Kozikowski

    "I stayed for 7 days at Rasa, and from the moment Pawan met me at the airport to pick me up, I felt totally pampered and taken care of. The whole team at Rasa was excellent and felt like family. Pawan goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best experience. There are many great excursions offered, and if you find something else you want to do or see, Pawan will make it happen in a snap! My favorite excursions were the spice farm and Cabo de Rama fort and beach- stunning! The food was incredible... 3 home-cooked meals a day with optional cooking lessons to learn the recipes. I could go on and on and on about my wonderful time at Rasa, but would definitely recommend someone experience it themselves. I would definitely come back!"

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  • Review by Gary Osborne

    "Had the great pleasure in March of 2015 to vacation at the Rasa retreat. The whole experience was unbelievably awesome. Pawan and his staff really know how to take care of their guests. I enjoyed the excursions, the food (both at home and out on excursions) and the yoga was great. Perfect mix of outgoing adventures and kicking back at the beach or pool. I really wish that someday I can bring friends and family to this awesome retreat. Thanks for all you do Pawan to lead your guests to experience the culture and environment of India. Such a beautiful place, can't wait to return for another retreat."

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Goa, India

Rasa Retreat is a bespoke all-inclusive active holiday home that invites you to nourish your soul.

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