Oltremarino! Ultramarino! Outremer! During ancient times, this is how people in the Mediterranean referred to territories beyond the oceans; it aroused a sense of mythical places in lands far away. Oltremarino beach seeks to present such experiences.
Decked in elegant white, Oltremarino Beach is set on a cliff, under coconut palms. The lush cover below extends to the enchanting Ozran beach. The upper levels offer accommodation in huts and bungalows while the lower levels are a specialty Italian restaurant.
HUTS & COTTAGES
The resort offers two categories of accommodation; all of which are situated on the cliff. They face the sea and have a verandah.
There are five bamboo huts with double beds, en-suite baths and a host of modern amenities. There is a common garden area alongside the front of these cottages with a breakfast table for each.
Three spacious wooden cottages grace the top most level of the resort presenting unobstructed views of the ocean. Each cottage is air conditioned; has a four poster double bed and an en-suite bath. The decor is minimal and charming with vibrant earthy colours. The facade is completely glass to enhance views even when indoors.
Oltremarino Beach houses a sea facing restaurant and bar right on the beach. Spread over two levels amidst lush gardens, the furniture and crockery is in white; reflecting a Mediterranean theme. This quiet space which accommodates up to sixty guests, has tables, sunbeds and umbrellas.
The restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine. Specialties include Seafood soup, Antipasto Italiano with Parma ham and Spaghetti alla Marinara amongst others. Pastas, spaghettis and gnocchis are homemade. Torta Barozzi, Pannacotta and Tiramisu are dessert favourites. Both domestic and imported liquor and a selection of wines from all over the world are served. A chalkboard menu on location features the day's specials.
Marco Rinaldi and Andrea Filippi are two Italian anitique furniture dealers who arrived on the shores of Goa in the 1980's. Attracted by the vibe and calmness here, they have been returning to India since. They have witnessed the intermingling of eastern and western cultures over time.
In early 2013, Marco, Vanna, Andrea and Roberta decided to venture into the hospitality business and found a property on the cliffs of Ozran. This is the spot where restaurants like Pasqual and Charles once stood, which were famous with the hippies. Marco and family used to mostly hang around those restaurants when their daughter Sita was still young.
The foursome Marco Rinaldi, Vanna Lunardon, Andrea Filippi and Roberta Gazzoni renovated the earlier restaurants and started a full fledged resort in November 2013.