Paros by Amarya is located on a near-pristine end of Morjim Beach. Access to the resort is through a charming Morjim village that is easily navigated by following the signs for the resort that is clearly marked along the way. The country road leads up to the walled gate of the Paros Portuguese villa. The tented resort area is set behind the house with its own entrance.
Walk through the resort’s sand garden between two rows of white canvassed tents with muslin drapes gently billowing in the sea-breeze, to the oceanfront al-fresco restaurant. Set on a raised terrace platform on the beach-side of the property, the restaurant offers unrivaled views of ocean before it. Diners may circumvent the property and enter the restaurant directly. The restaurant is clearly visible from the beach, from where it may also be accessed through a small clearing made for the resort’s sun-beds and a walk up its wooden ramp.
The oceanfront resort offers two types of guest accommodations: a room or suite in the Portuguese beach villa or a private tent facing the beach and set in the sand-garden of the resort. Every room in the villa and every tent is air-conditioned, offers en-suite bathrooms, private sit-outs and styled in characteristic Amarya elegance.
THE BEACH VILLA
The beach villa is painted in Goa's beloved sunny mustard yellow with white trims. The yellow theme carries through to the floors and accessories inside the house. With interconnecting doors running through the house, rooms can be sectioned off to make larger suites and family rooms. The interiors are furnished in custom designed furniture (hand-crafted of recycled wood in Jodhpur), elegantly hand-woven fabrics and hand-picked pieces from across India.
Each of the eight tents offer private patio decks that are separated from its neighbors with wispy white muslin drapes. Inside, the tents are themed in silver and gold, with light drapes adorning the canvas walls, luxurious woven fabrics and upholsteries, hand-crafted furniture and various hand-picked pieces from across India. The Amarya design touch here is evident and transports guests to another space and time.
The Paros beachfront restaurant is set on an elevated terrace platform and offers a stunning sea view. Located away from the ocean's shore on Turtle beach, in respect of the area's natural ecology, the oceanfront restaurant is easily accessed from the beach through a walk past the resort's sunbeds and up the wooden stairs of its ramp.
The open-air restaurant is furnished in various shades of aquatic blue and green. The space looks out on to a chill-out area with large bright pillows for guests to relax on and against, a perfect sunset spot that is best enjoyed with the house sangria.
The cuisine here may best described as fine beach-food, with a menu featuring light salads and appetizers, an assortment of seafood, meat and vegetarian pastas, risotto and mains. Although largely offering European cuisine, the French owner's personal favourite dishes also take centre stage here, from a seared tuna salad to a Bengali mustard fish curry and Goan fish curry for the main course.
The Paros restaurant offers 25 sun beds that are available for walk-in guests. Set a little further back on the beach, the sunbeds are crafted of recycled wood of varied colours created by a designer craftsman in Jodhpur and makes for a unique site on Morjim beach. The sunbeds offer personalized service, where guests may enjoy the restaurant's fine food and cocktails as they lay back on their chaise.
AMARYA GROUP OF SMALL LIFESTYLE HOTELS
The Amarya Group was born of a vision by two Frenchmen in India, Alexandre Lieury and Mathieu Chanard, to create unique 'boutique' guesthouse experiences across India that were intimate, stylish and charming, embodying a true "home away from home" for their guests through caring personal service. The Amarya brand was launched in 2006 with the opening of their "Urban Guesthouse", Amarya Haveli in Hauz Khas, South Delhi.
Amarya Haveli, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi: One of the first of its kind in India at the time, this 'boutique-style' B&B is themed on eclectic Indian motifs and styled in contemporary elegance, where each room is uniquely designed and inspired by an enchanting Indian destination.
Amarya Shamiyana, Ashwem Beach, Goa: Named after the Indian ceremonial tents, this resort was one of the first in the area to offer tented accomodations as an alternative to temporary beach shacks. The four tents here are inspired in design by the Moghul architecture, are grand with loft canvas ceilings and en-suite baths, and are individually colour coded. The resort additionally offers the popular "The Shop" by Nana-ki, Paris and is easily one of the area's best kept secrets. See Amarya Shamiyana's WUG Page>>
Amarya Villa, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi: This urban hideaway has a distinctively more contemporary feel than its sister Delhi property. In keeping with the Amarya design theme, each of the eight rooms and suite is individually designed, here themed on each of the precious eight navratna gemstones.