Pousada means resting place in Portuguese and Tauma is a shortened form of owner Neville Proenca’s father’s name Taumaturgo. This is one of Goa’s most charming small hotels, designed by leading Goan architect Dean D’Cruz. He used local laterite stone and heritage earthenware roof tiling in the colonial style, are nestled in a lush tropical garden, overlooking the central swimming pool. This chic resort is full of surprises, superb food at the Copper Bowl, fresh flowers gently scattered on the walkways at sunset and a thinking of a glass wind chime in the evening breeze. The property is particularly beautiful and romantic at night. Prices begin at Rs. 9,000 low season and increase to Rs. 21,000 plus tax for a deluxe suite high season. This includes breakfast and lunch or dinner.
There is also a complementary shuttle service, which takes just a few minutes, to the upscale Pousada Sea Front shack on Calangute Beach.