A Room With A View On The Exclusive Odxel Beach
With Superb Mediterranean, patient Indian And Goan Dining
Perched over the secluded Odxel Beach in Dona Paula, sickness Bay 15, one of our state’s finest resorts, is close to all the conveniences of an urban centre while still enjoying the benefits of a wonderfully serene environment. With the multi-dimensional offering of boutique cabanas, beachfront and indoor dining areas and live entertainment every day, Bay 15 is a great choice to stay as well as to dine. The cuisine is certainly a highlight, with a whole array of innovative and scrumptious dishes in their Mediterranean, Indian and Goan menus.
Chef Raheman shifted from the Maldives, where he worked with some of the island’s best hotels for 13 years. At Bay 15, he has brought his expertise to signature creations like the Crabmeat and Avocado Salad (that also uses mango when in season), Seared Scottish Salmon which he serves with saffron cous cous, Honey Ginger Beetroot Risotto, Achari Tandoori Red Snapper, Grain-Fed Cajun Spiced Chicken, Mustard Marinated Chicken Breast and Goan Pork Chop Masala. As Goa becomes known for more than just regional specialties, Bay 15 is already positioning itself among the list of best restaurants in the state.
Scotish salmon, saffron cous cous,sautéed spinach & leeks fondue
“I look at each new day as a fresh challenge,” Chef Raheman told Streets, adding that if he had to choose his best plate, it would be the Honey Ginger Beetroot Risotto. This is clearly a not-to-be-missed dish!
Chef Raheman points out that Bay 15 has a separate master chef just for preparing Goan food – a pillar of the resort’s dining experience and a big draw for locals and visitors alike.
When it comes to his own personal favourites, Chef Raheman goes for Indian cuisine, with Biryani topping his list. There’s nothing in the world like home-cooked food, he says, and he brings that sensibility to his work at the resort.
“With Bay 15’s all-day dining, you can sit at any of your favourite restaurants and eat the cuisine you love,” Chef Raheman explains.
Greek salad with spicy grilled prawns
The ‘Harbour Grill’ has a relaxed open-plan space where one can sample their seafood grill and Goan curry menu with the added benefit of one of the best sea views in the area. It’s equally suited to lazy lunches as it is to intimate dinners. Visitors report that many of the Goan specialties on the menu here are hard to find elsewhere. Stuffed Crab, Cheese-stuffed Mushrooms, Mutton Sukkem, Pomfret Recheado and Stuffed Squid are among the uniquely delicious offerings.
With a rustic yet contemporary design that features painted turquoise birdcages and an impressive bar, the indoor lounge bar up the stairs in the main building showcases Mediterranean and Pan Indian offerings with a wide selection of wines, fine coffees and teas. The outer deck offers an unrestricted view of the sea and the lawns, with a clean sea breeze blowing throughout the day.
Staying in one of the 15 beachfront cabanas gives you the peace and tranquility that visitors look for in a Goan holiday. There are large bay windows looking out to the Zuari River Bay and a swimming pool that truly steer you into relaxation mode. The wooden cabanas have covered balconies and relaxing chairs to lounge on. Guests enjoy a wide array of five-star amenities, from airport transfers, cars at their disposal, rooms with attached baths, wardrobes with safe deposit lockers, king size beds, telephones with direct dial facilities, internet access and televisions with satellite TV channels.
Bay 15 is also a popular wedding venue, since the resort has the largest seaside banqueting capability – a whopping 50,000 square feet, and the catering team is geared up to serve up to 900 guests. Corporate travellers also favour Bay 15 because of the proximity of the resort to the main business and commercial hubs of Panjim, Verna Industrial Estate and Patto.
Gracing the shores of Dona Paula, Bay 15 is a delightful addition to our state’s hospitality and culinary scene. Highly recommended!