Daman: the lesser-known Portuguese and natural delight
Soaked in the Portuguese tradition, this coastal town at the banks of the Arabian Sea is a magnificent blend of Gujarati, Maharashtrian, and Goan life. Daman is the capital of the newly merged Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu union territory. Traversed by the Daman Ganga River, the town is located at the confluence of history and nature. Planning a visit to this town and its environs is the perfect getaway idea for you and your family and friends. You can reach Daman in almost 3 hours from Mumbai and almost 2 hours from Surat.
To be able to plan this perfect weekend detour to Daman, even for no special reason at all, you need to make certain considerations. For you to take the right decisions, you must be aware of the top scenic spots of the town and, eventually, of the tips to keep in mind while booking a getaway. This is the perfect guide for you to discover the best hotels in Daman and will simplify your hotel booking in Daman.
Must-visits at Daman
Daman is famous for its Jampore beach, which is paralleled by lush green palm trees. The beach offers a variety of beach and water activities. You can unwind with your friends at the shacks on the shore or opt for car races and even parasailing. Not many people are aware of the rich Portuguese history of the city. The city boasts forts such as St. Jerome Fort and the Moti Daman Fort. The St. Jerome fort also called the Nani Daman fort that, represents in full glory the Portuguese past. The Moti Daman fort encloses within itself the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, which has a gilded altarpiece, an old lighthouse, a Dominican monastery, and the Bocage house (also the poet’s house). In the vicinity is the Chapel of Our Lady of Rosary, which is famous for its architectural beauty. Of the many more monumental and picturesque landscapes, Mirasol Lake Garden is another must-visit. It is an island situated in a lake with green embankments and serene exteriors. The garden offers boat rides, a toy train ride, and access to other fun-filled activities.
Tips for the right hotel booking in Daman
While looking for the best daman hotels, there are certain key points to keep in mind. This will help you in making an informed choice and hassle-free booking for the right hotel. Here are some tips to consider for your next vacation booking
Proximity to the city center and connectivity with the modes of transport
You need to ensure that the property you’re looking at has easy connectivity with the main tourist places of the city. Preferably, this also depends on the kind of vacation you plan to have. If it is a staycation, you may not require proximity of the property with the monuments but rather just proper connectivity with the various transit modes. Vapi railway station itself is almost 12 km far from Daman city center. If, however, you plan to have more excursions and a more recreational trip with the aim of visiting the maximum number of places, you must look for a property in the commercial heart of the town. Daman, however, is a small town in itself, making transport easier for all. It thus becomes crucial for you to make your choices and choose the right number of places to visit and the right property that is in the vicinity of all of them. Hotels like The Deltin are located in the Nani Daman area, which is the only airport in the town that, too, for domestic flights is located. Flights from this domestic airport are mostly routed to Baroda or Mumbai.
Add-ons and facilities
When choosing the property, you must consider the additional amenities or add-on facilities the hotel or resort can provide. This may include providing meals like breakfast or buffets for free or packages that can include a Daman city tour or dance parties or adventure activities. These add-ons are usually chargeable, yet, having them on your to-do list for the getaway increases the possibility of an all the more recreational trip.
Luxury within the hotel premises
Daman, as it is known, is a historically and culturally rich tourist spot. Properties that thus should be preferred must be those that sustain the cultural legacy of the town amidst their luxurious or natural endowments. A luxurious hotel or resort will enable you to avail more in-house facilities such as private pools, suite rooms with balconies, royal and diverse culinary experience, etc.
Worth the budget
One is easily able to shortlist the properties based on amenities, but downsizing the preferences based on the budget is difficult and a huge dealbreaker. It always is difficult to weigh the benefits against the expenses incurred. Moreover, there remains a constant fear of sham and unfulfilled promises made online. At that time, you should look for certification and official rankings of the properties. Daman is a small town with less commercialized tourism than other cities like Mumbai and Jaipur. It thus becomes fundamental for you to look for customer reviews or ratings of the hotels before booking.
The Deltin, Daman – where nature meets luxury
The Deltin Daman is the only 5-star luxury resort in the city, located in the little (Nani) Daman area. The property has received a 5-star rating certificate from the Ministry of Tourism and is the largest integrated resort spread over 10 acres. This property draws its inspiration from the Deltin Suites in Goa. It offers its guests luxurious rooms starting from prices as low as Rs. 7,990. These come with private balconies, minibars, and Jacuzzis. You can unwind with your comrades at its poolside bar or the whisky lounge with a Sky High bar & grill. Two multi-cuisine restaurants are serving pan-Asian and vibrant cuisines. There is a salon, a spa, a fitness center, and a playroom den. In short, The Deltin at Daman is a petit abode you would not resist calling home. The resort offers special weekday packages starting from Rs. 17,999 and a Sunday brunch buffet with live music.
Daman is a relatively less explored and habited scenic spot that continues to preserve its serenity and historicity. Explore the best of Daman and your bond with your travel mates at the best hotels like The Deltin. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip now for a memorable getaway worth cherishing forever.