Ahilya by the sea, Nerul, Goa

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Dolphin Bay, Ahilya by the Sea is a serene and private escape. The property’s nine tastefully decorated and welcoming rooms are spread across three independent villas and enjoy two beautiful swimming pools.

Ahilya by the Sea is the sister property of the renowned Ahilya Fort in Central India , and we carry forward the same philosophy of hospitality: the feeling of staying in a family home, surrounded by understated elegance, enjoying the finer things in life.


Our Sunrise infinity pool is perfect for a few morning laps or to simply drift about in the afternoon. The Sunset plunge pool is ideal for a leisurely dip in the shade of coconut palms, surrounded by pink and white frangipani.

Banyan spa

Relax and rejuvenate with a wide variety of massages and therapies at our wellness center, located on the first floor of Arjun’s Tree Tower.

Al fresco dining

The Ahilya Experience is known for its excellent cuisine. We offer an a la carte menu with elements of Goan, Italian, and French cuisines and a daily price-fixe which highlights the fresh catch of the day. We use only the freshest ingredients from local markets, and dining is al fresco at a new spot every night.

The Art

Ahilya by the Sea is rich in its personal collection of art and sculpture, handpicked by the owner herself on her many travels around the world.

The Gardens

Take a morning stroll through our gardens, created and lovingly landscaped by the owner, and enjoy the wide variety of exotic tropical plants and flowers.

Explore the property

Leela Villa

Leela’s Villa has pride of place on the property, overlooking an ancient banyan tree, the Sunrise pool, and the Arabian Sea beyond. The villa features the Trindade Suite on the first floor, our living room on the ground level, and a wrap around verandah where breakfast is sometimes served.

Sunset Villa

Sunset Villa offers four charming, individually decorated bedrooms and a large common living area. In our Rainha category we have Florentina, while Sanyasi, Fakir, and Nascente are of the Princesa category. The villa also features a common living room and verandah for playing board games, finishing that great novel, or tucking into an evening libation (or two!).

Sunrise Villa

Sunrise Villa offers three beautifully decorated rooms in our Rainha category: Barco, Annalia, and Minestrel. All three bedrooms feature well appointed ensuite bathrooms and generous sea views. The villa enjoys its own dining room and has a shady wraparound verandah for the perfect afternoon sit out.

Arjun’s Tree House

Arjun’s Tree House is perched on the second floor of our tree tower, nestled away in the branches of a 200 year old banyan tree. The room’s cozy proportions and tree top terrace make it perfect for the solo traveller or a couple’s getaway.

Things to do

A Day at the Beach

Gone Fishing

Explore Goa’s Churches

A Private Tour of the Funde Çao Museum

A Heritage Walk Through Goa’s Colonial Past

A Stroll to Reis Magos Fort

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