An Essential Guide to an Unforgettable Summer Holiday at Cintacor

Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Can you feel the warm caress of the sun on your skin? The salty tang of the ocean air on your tongue? Imagine the gentle whisper of trees swaying in a balmy breeze, their fronds casting flickering patterns on pristine sand; and finally, the vast, unbroken views of the azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea meeting the endless horizon.

This is not a fantasy. It's your summer reality that awaits you at Cintacor, a private island paradise with views that renew the soul, and settings that will stay with you forever.

Excited? Look no further. This guide has everything you need to plan your unforgettable summer escape to Cintacor.

How to reach Cintacor

Boat transfer

If you're travelling by air, the nearest major airport is Goa International Airport, situated approximately 90 kilometres from Karwar. Cintacor is also well-connected by rail from all major Indian cities, with the closest station being Karwar, roughly 15 kilometres away from the island. Alternatively, if you prefer a scenic road trip, Karwar is well-connected by highways from major metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, and Kochi.

Once you reach the designated drop-off point, our staff will assist you with the boat transfer to the island - the final leg of your journey to Cintacor. This very boat ride to Cintacor is an adventure in itself, one that sets the tone for the blissful escape that awaits you on this island sanctuary. With the sea foam spraying on your face and the wind running through your hair, this exhilarating ride is sure to wake you up to the exciting holiday ahead.

Experiences that await you at Cintacor

A symphony of sights, sounds, and serenity

A symphony of sights, sounds, and serenity (view from the room)

As you step onto the pristine shores of Cintacor, you will soon be enveloped by a harmonious symphony crafted by nature's most mesmerising sights and sounds. The gentle caress of the warm sea breeze, the rhythmic lapping of crystal-clear waves against the sand, and the melodious calls of exotic birds all conspire to create a tranquil ambience that relaxes and soothes your soul.

A spa on the edge of a cliff

A spa on the edge of a cliff

Perched atop a cliff with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, is Kurumasana - the spa at Cintacor. Here, a world of indulgent wellness therapies and treatments awaits you, from the soothing strokes of Swedish and Thai massages to the nourishing embrace of body wraps, and beyond.

As the melodic sounds of the sea waves gently caress your senses, and the glistening waters captivate your gaze, the deft movements of our expert therapists will work in harmony to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, leaving you as a living embodiment of tranquillity.

Be one with nature

Be one with nature

Home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, at Cintacor you can witness rare butterflies dancing amidst the lush greenery, majestic eagles soaring overhead, brilliant dolphins gracefully gliding through the blue waters, adorable turtles basking on the shores, and exotic flowers painting the landscape with their vibrant hues.

Your walk through the island unveils hidden treasures like a 300-million-year-old creek whispering tales of ancient times, enchanting woods teeming with life, and a temple that is the main site of a yearly pilgrimage. The story continues as you stand before the old lighthouse, a silent sentinel from the colonial era.

As the sun bids farewell, a breathtaking spectacle unfolds. The night sky, unmarred by city lights, transforms into a dazzling canvas of stars. In this awe-inspiring moment, the world stands still, leaving you only with a sense of profound peace and wonder.

Flavours of Cintacor

Flavours of Cintacor

Perched atop the island's highest vantage point is Nemo's Deck, our multi-cuisine restaurant inspired by the legendary seafarer Captain Nemo. The maritime-themed décor, reminiscent of a ship's inner workings, creates a captivating atmosphere as you savour the vibrant flavours of Konkan, Continental, and Indian cuisine. Do note that the restaurant's gastronomic marvels are best enjoyed while gazing out at the breathtaking ocean vistas.

For a more laid-back experience, head to On The Rocks - a charming bar that invites you to enjoy a refreshing drink, savour delectable snacks, and share intimate conversations by the sea. The feeling of serenity at On The Rocks is simply unmatched.

Wave hello to adventure

Wave hello to adventure

Cintacor caters to the adventurous spirit as well. From exhilarating water sports like jet skiing and kayaking to exploring the vibrant marine life on a dolphin cruise, the island offers a range of activities to keep your adrenaline pumping.

Yet, for many wandering souls, the true allure lies in the breathtaking infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, offering one of Cintacor's most coveted sights - the spellbinding view of the sunset. Alternatively, you can simply bask in the warmth of the sun on the pristine white sandy beaches, sipping on a refreshing cocktail as you watch the sun paint the sky with hues of orange and pink.

The island vacation checklist

But before you pack your bags, be sure to check out this essential list of must-haves to ensure you have everything you need for an unforgettable summer experience.

Beach essentials: Don't forget to pack your swimwear, beach towels, and a good book or two to enjoy while lounging on the pristine beaches.

Sunscreen and sunglasses: Protect yourself from the tropical sun with high-SPF sunscreen and sunglasses.

Comfortable clothing: Pack flowy, breathable clothes for the warm weather. You can even consider including light jackets for evenings or air-conditioned spaces.

Walking shoes: Pack a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes for nature walks and exploring the island's interior.

Camera: To capture all that is rare and wondrous. Don't forget a waterproof case for those beach escapades.

Sense of adventure: Most importantly, don't forget to pack your sense of adventure and an open mind to fully embrace the unique experiences Cintacor has to offer.

Cintacor Island Resort is more than a destination; it's a feeling. A place that encapsulates all that one looks for in a tropical paradise, making it an ideal destination for a summer vacation. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo retreat, Cintacor promises to deliver an experience that will leave you rejuvenated, inspired, and yearning for more.

Plan your island idyll today by reaching out to us at +91 423 2244 000. See you soon.

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