Club Mahindra Members, 1st holiday in the Goa resort.
We first stayed at the Club Mahindra Resort in Goa, in November 2003 as a charter guest from the UK. We sourced the resort through Jewel in the Crown Holidays via the internet. They are an independent Tour Operator and specialise in holidays to the Goa. Their brochure and website were very comprehensive and we considered both the North and the South.
As a couple, we prefer quiet areas of natural beauty and like to combine beach relaxation with visits to local sites, in order to experience the country, its culture and people. Based on this, staying in South Goa seemed to meet our requirements perfectly (as stated in the brochure).
The idea of being able to walk along miles of uninterrupted white sandy beaches, fringed by coconut palms seemed idyllic and one that became a reality.
Our normal hotel requirements are a 4/5 star resort, close to the beach and with well-maintained grounds. Club Mahindra met our requirements on paper and our first stay endorsed this having travelled to many other resorts worldwide.
Our initial welcome was very friendly including a ‘Welcome Drink’. We had a choice of rooms and selected one overlooking the swimming pool. We settled in very quickly and found the staff helpful and accommodating. It was always service with a smile and nothing was too much trouble.
During this visit, a representative approached us from the resort who explained what becoming a member of Club Mahindra would mean to us. He discussed our trip, our lifestyle and our holidays with us. There was no pressure put on us to become members and we felt confident in signing up to Club Mahindra long-term. The RCI affiliation was also a very important factor for us as well as the strong reputation of Club Mahindra.
We initially purchased a Studio apartment in order to gauge the service. The enrolment was straightforward, professionally administered and open and honest.
We had a fantastic holiday and did plenty of relaxing as well as sightseeing. We fell in love with Goa and the unspoilt charm of the southern coastline.