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!
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.
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)
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)
Serves continental and Portuguese Cuisine. Their chicken xacutti is a must try!
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!
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.
Saligao Village( just off CHOGM-Panjim Road on the old road to Calangute)
Open daily from 6pm to midnight
(+91 832) 240-9461
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Dukle Hospital and Research Centre,Ximer, Bardez, Near Hotel Bypass Inn, Candolim, GOA – 403515
(+91 832) 227-6133