Karma Royal Benaulim
Example Booking: 38,500 eXpectations points, March 2018, 2-bed sleeps 4
less than £18pppn*
On the west coast of India, the state of Goa offers a beautiful blend of Indian charm and a hint of Portuguese colonial culture. This fascinating part of India attracts visitors to enjoy miles of unspoilt white sand beaches, peaceful fishing villages and historical towns with the scents of exotic spices filling the air.
eXpectations Holidays members could have stayed for 7-nights from 10th-17th March 2018 at Karma Royal Benaulim, in an elegantly designed 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for just 38,500 points. This was available on RCI.com when we looked on 24th July 2017.
The south coast of Goa invites visitors to embark on new adventures at Benaulim and to enjoy 28km of soft sand and palm-fringed beaches. Discover excellent seafood restaurants overlooking colourful fishing boats floating on calm, turquoise waters. Benaulim Beach was voted one of the best beaches in all of India in TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice awards (2017). A short walk from this tranquil coastline the RCI Gold Crown Karma Royal Benaulim Resort awaits to accommodate you in luxurious style.
Karma Royal Benaulim Resort’s stunning surroundings and beautifully manicured grounds provide an air of tranquillity. What’s more, the excitement of Goa’s second largest city, Margao, is only 8km away. Dabolim International Airport is approximately 29km away, so it will not be long before you are soaking up the laid-back atmosphere of Goa in the stylish accommodation at Karma Royal Benaulim.
Go to Goa
There are many good reasons to go to Goa. One favourite reason to visit Goa in March is to enjoy sunbathing and water sports in the pleasant daytime and sea temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius. Also, the glorious weather enables visitors to explore the towns, featuring Mediterranean architecture, including 17th Century white-washed churches and streets lined with delectable food stalls enticing visitors to try the delightful tastes of Indian cuisine.
RCI Gold Crown Karma Royal Benaulim
Karma Royal Benaulim has won many awards including TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2017) for its high-standard accommodation, superb facilities and friendly service.
The charming Portuguese style apartments built around the central pool provide a quaint village atmosphere. Each apartment is cleverly designed to create a spacious feeling and beautifully decorated with teak wood furniture to promote relaxation and comfort. The master bedroom completes the apartment with a modern en-suite bathroom.
The Karma Spa is the perfect place to revitalise your mind and soul. The resort’s qualified Ayurveda Doctor will assess your personal requirements before pampering you with a Balinese massage and a choice of wellness treatments, including detox, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Relax on a sun bed in the shade of a palm tree, take a dip in the pool and sip on a refreshing drink at the swim-up bar. The little ones can splash around in their own pool or join in the fun activities in the Three Monkeys Club. Keep fit in the air-conditioned gym, offering an excellent choice of cardiovascular machines and free weights.
Experience the spicy, rich, flavourful Goan cuisine, carefully prepared by the talented chefs at Benaulim Brasserie Restaurant or enjoy a delicious choice of Continental meals. Karma Royal Benaulim caters to suit the pallet of every guest and offers themed entertainment evenings for your pleasure.
Goa, the Pearl of the Orient
Goa, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, is a wonderful place to discover the colourful culture of the local people and explore some of the most beautiful sights in India. The serene atmosphere of Goa beckons visitors to enjoy a slower pace of life, making it the perfect destination for those looking to rekindle their inner self.
The popular seaside resort of Benaulim lies on the south coast of Goa, offering peaceful, picture-postcard beaches making it an idyllic place for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. Savour the tastes of fresh seafood served on the beach from the charming shacks nestled along the coastline. Take a stroll along Vasvaddo Beach Road towards Maria Hall, the popular landmark, for a choice of pleasant restaurants, bars and shops. Benaulim town has an enchanting atmosphere with a beautiful mix of architectural buildings, including Portuguese churches and ancient spiritual temples, attracting many people to worship.
Things to do in Goa
Beach lovers will feel like they have found paradise with the many award-winning beaches to visit, including Agonda beach, voted amongst India’s top 3 in TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice awards (2017).
Experience a day out in the fascinating city of Margao, just a short trip inland from the coast of Benaulim. A deep sense of the Portuguese history remains throughout the north part of the city, with its beautifully preserved architecture, especially the grand mansions surrounding the impressive Holy Spirit Church, built around the year 1675. The constant hustle and bustle of the city evoke a memorable experience as you meander around the town centre, crowded with locals and tourists browsing the shops and street stalls. Visit the famous Margao Market, brimming with colourful stalls selling many varieties of dried fruits, handmade jewellery, Indian crafts and delicate spices.
Escape the crowded streets of Margao in the centrally located Municipal Gardens. There are plenty of trees for welcoming shade and beautifully maintained flowers and plants provide a peaceful atmosphere.
Explore the Goan coastline with Betty’s Place Boat Trips. Jump aboard to head out to sea for a glimpse at the pods of dolphins before cruising along the river to view birds and fruit bats in the trees lining the river bank. For an unforgettable experience, the friendly crew offer a free bar along with a delicious meal of fresh fish, rice and salad. Betty’s Place Boat Trips was awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2017, by satisfied TripAdvisor visitors.
We could not find any availability at Karma Royal Benaulim in Goa, India, to compare prices, so instead let’s look at the overall cost of this booking…
Members of eXpectations Plus could have booked this 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 4) during 10/3/2017 – 17/3/2017 for just 38,500 points. To put this points value into perspective the total price for the holiday featured came to just £500 (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on: 24/7/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 38,500 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
|Associated maintenance fees for 38,500 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£222|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£0|
Based on 4 people sharing the price is less than £18PPPN for 7-nights within a 2-Bedroom apartment at the Karma Royal Benaulim during the dates featured in the example above.