The Neighbourhood

The quaint village of Annavaddo is home to Rockheart. With its rustic charm and hospitable residents, it makes for an ideal vacation home. You will find dozens of specialty restaurants within a 10 minute walk along the village paths. Bars, restaurants, general stores and shops are all to be found in the area.

To make your stay friendlier, the property is home to two adorable dogs who reside in the garden. They are like family and are the most gracious hosts to all guests.

 

Rockheart’s recommendations for nearby restaurants!

Cafe Chocolatti

409A Fort Aguada Road, Candolim

Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm (November to April)

(+91 832) 247-9340

A great breakfast/brunch or high tea cafe with a fabulous bakery. It is situated in the garden of a villa.

 

Florentine

CHOGM road, Saligao (on the Calangute- Saligao Road)

Open Tuesdays to Sundays 11:30am to 2:45 pm and 6:30pm-10:45pm (All Year)

(+91 832) 227-8122

Florentine is known to have Goa’s best chicken Cafreal. Other must haves on the menu include the Bombil (Bombay Duck fried fish), the Caldeen curry and Rawa fried prawns.

 

Pousada Sea Front

Gaura Vaddo, Calangute( near the Goan Heritage Hotel)

Open daily from 11am to 7pm (September to May)

(+91 832) 227-9061

This is one of the few shacks which is open through the monsoon and offers a wonderful view of the ocean in the rain.

 

Mama Cecelia’s Beach Shack

Situated just a 1 minute walk from the beach gate of Rockheart.

Open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (October to May)

(+91) 98902-19806

It has a karaoke bar, pool table, library, internet, live music, free sunbeds, free towels and free umbrellas.

 

Cafe Roma Beach Shack

GauraVaddo, Behind Hotel Goan Heritage, Calangute Beach

Open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (October to April)

(+91) 98221-29271

Serves continental and Portuguese Cuisine. Their chicken xacutti is a must try!

 

Bomras

Souza Waddo, 247 Fort Aguada Road, Candolim( Oppo Kamal Retreat)

Open Daily from 6:30pm- Late Night (November to April)

(+91) 97675-91056 / 90119-47436

Mouth watering innovative Burmese food. It is an open air restaurant.. a must to experience!

 

La Fenice

1/281 Gaura Vaddo, Calangute ( in the lane oppo the Ice Factory)

Open Daily from 8am to Late Night (Mid Sept to May)

(+91) 98222-96218 / 98602-30176

A charming candle lit restaurant which serves excellent italian food.

 

Cantare

Saligao Village( just off CHOGM-Panjim Road on the old road to Calangute)

Open daily from 6pm to midnight

(+91 832) 240-9461

 

Cavala

Baga Sauntavaddo, Calangute

Open daily from 7:30am to 1 am (All Year)

(+91 832) 227-7587

Reservations required for live music nights; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

One of the most fun bars to visit in Goa with good food too!

 

House of Lloyd’s

Near Candolim Church, Candolim, Saipem

Open Daily from 7:30am to 12 midnight (All Year)

http://houseoflloydsgoa.com | (+91) 98230-32273

Nestled in the lap of a 100 year old Portuguese home, this restaurant offers delicious local and continental cuisine.

 

Republic of Noodles

Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Candolim, Bardez

Open Daily from 11:30am to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm (All Year)

(+91 832) 398-8188

A lively and chic ambience with superb Thai food! Apt for absolutely any occasion- with friends and family.

 

Rockheart reccomendations for shopping nearby

Casa Goa

Cobra Vaddo, Calangute-Baga Road

Open Daily from 10am to 8pm

(+91 832) 228-1048

This lifestyle store is located in a lovely old Goan home. They sell Goan antiques, clothes by Goan designer, Wendell Rodricks and many more interesting products.

 

Fab India

Shope no.8 to 13, Seashell Arcade. Oppo Canara Bank,Murrod Vaddo, Candolim

Open Daily from 10:30am to 8pm

(+91 832) 248-9143 / 326-3966

Started in 1960 by John Bissell to revive Indian handloom textiles. They have a variety of handmade and other lifestyle products. Great place to pick up gifts!

 

Rangeela

Naika Vaddo, Calangute

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm

(+91 832) 227-6123

A great place to pick up garments for any occasion, from formal wear to beach wear! It is located in a beautiful Portuguese villa.

 

Tibetan Silver Jewelry Market

Calangute near the old football field

November to April

Daily from 10am to 8pm except on Wed when they go to Anjuna Market

You can browse through stall after stall of silver jewelry under the shade of canvas canopies. They even allow you to put together your own jewelry.

 

Sotohaus

1266/f Anna Vaddo, near the football field, oppo. Cafe Coffee Day, Candolim

June to September: Daily from 10am to 7pm

October to May: Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm

www.sotodecor.com | (+91 832) 248-9983

The brainchild of Sonia Weder and Thomas Schnider. This store sells furniture, art pieces and mirrors all made by integrating leaves and plants with handmade paper and acrylic sheets.

 

The Private Collection

1255 Annavado, Candolim,

October – April

(+91 832) 248-9033

This charming “concept store” has women’s apparel, jewelry, colourful accessories, furniture and collections of art. They have works by established international and Indian designers.

 

Literati

E/1-282 Gaura Vaddo, Calangute (oppo Tarkar Ice factory)

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm

www.literati-goa.com | (+91 832) 227-7740

A bookshop with a difference! Located in a 100 year old family home with a large garden in the front. They have old and new books for all ages. They have a special italian cafe which  is open from October to end March.

 

Swadeshi Joy

319 Mudda Vaddo, Saligao (next to Saligao Communidade, near Saligao Market)

www.weaverswheel.net | (+91) 96739-98696

Started by a charming Italian lady, Alessandra L’Abate. This small fair trade shop sells products made by NGO’s across India.

 

Saturday night market

Arpora

Saturday’s from 6pm to late (November to April)

www.thesnm.com | (+91) 99221-00009

The highlight of Goa! The market is set under a canopy of palm trees and has over 500 stalls, many of which are taken over by foreigners  selling clothes, jewelry and accessories. The rest are stalls from across India selling crafts, textiles and other items. There are many stalls which serve food from Lebanese to Italian and Goan! There are a number of lively bars surrounding a sound stage where a number of performances are held.

 

Hospitals

Dr. Dukle Hospital and Research Centre,Ximer, Bardez, Near Hotel Bypass Inn, Candolim, GOA – 403515

(+91 832) 227-6133