Rock Water Resorts is set in a private 3000 square meters sea-facing property on the picturesque shores of Morjim beach. The resort features a spacious private parking, a beautiful sand garden and private entry to the beach in front. The huts sit along one side of the property with private balconies that face the garden. A path runs along the property leading up to The Sporting Heroes Rocks, the resort’s popular sports bar and grill, shaded under a thatched roof and that directly looks out to the ocean. The restaurant additionally offers sun-beds with personal service on the beach. An outdoor bar sits next to the restaurant where patrons may enjoy special cocktails and watch the various sporting events that are screened open-air.
Entry to the resort is through the back from the parking (located between Marbela Beach and Blue Waves on the small country road) or from the beach, easily identified by a large rock that forms the landmark for this resort, and after which the resort has taken its name.
On the more economic end are 3 huts crafted of recycled wood and that are 18 square meters in area. Located closer to the beach, these huts are without air-conditioning but kept cool with the sea-breeze that wafts through this property.
MODERATE HUTS (AC)
As expected from any good sports bar, the menu here has been created to appease everyone with an extensive global offering. The restaurant opens early with a special breakfast menu (served till 11 AM, and later on request) that features pre-plated dishes with eggs, toast, juice, coffee. Egg dishes include favorites such as Benedict, Florantine and a selection of Spanish Omelets. Also popular are the breakfast Pancakes and the Indian breakfast option.
LUNCH & DINNER: GLOBAL FAVOURITES
The drinks here are extremely popular with the patrons, featuring fresh tropical fruit cocktails, crushed and muddled concoctions, Martinis, Champaign cocktails, shooters, flaming drinks and Absinthe cocktails. All drinks and ice here are made with mineral water.
SUN-BEDS & BEACH SERVICE
THE SPORTS BAR & EVENTS
THE SPORTS BAR
When the bar is not hosting a special night, a selection of music from across the globe plays on its speakers, including music from the 60s and 70s, to Jazz, Bosa Nova, The Blues, Lounge and Fusion.
The story of Rock Water Resorts and Sporting Heroes Rocks is one about two friends.
JOHN PEREIRA (F&B)
Sporting Heroes has its humble roots in Arambol in 2007, where it began as a sports bar and venture between brothers, a vision of globally trained F&B expert and Goan native, Johan Farreira. John gained his experience from Dubai’s Planet Hollywood, Ibiza, Brazil and on international cruise ships, working behind bars in supervisory positions as well as managing kitchens. John retuned to India to head a bartending training program and soon returned to his home in Goa. Following the opening of the Arambol bar in 2007, John additionally founded a popular Pizza Stop in Siolim in 2010. In 2012, John relinquished his share in the Arambol bar to open the Morjim location in partnership with his friend and long-time patron of the Sporting Heroes Arambol, Ashish Joshi.
ASHISH JOSHI (CAPTAIN, MERCHANT NAVY)
Ashish Joshi is a Captain in the Merchant Navy who had been visiting Goa since 1992 and had fallen in love with India’s beloved beach State. Ashish had been exploring prospects to set-up a base in Goa with his Ukrainian wife who hails from a management background, and with whom he seeked to share his passion for hospitality. Ashish who used to regularly patronage the Sporting Heroes in Arambol had befriended the F&B owner, John, and upon learning of his friend’s desire to begin his business afresh, seized the opportunity and thus, Rock Water Resorts and Sporting Heroes Rocks was born in Morjim shortly thereafter.
John manages every detail of the restaurant and bar, and regularly invites chefs from Dubai to add their specialities to the menu. While Ashish and his wife oversee the operations of the accommodations, with Ashish personally managing every aspect of the resort's construction.