The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino

Goa, India

The hotel

The Zuri White Sands lives up to its name, sitting on the powdery pale sands of Varca Beach. Set amongst 37 acres of scenic, picturesque gardens, the hotel boasts a meandering lagoon pool sprawls throughout the grounds. There are plenty of other indulgences too; Ayurvedic massages in its revitalising spa, a flutter in its casino, and delectable dining experiences in its fabulous restaurants. Imagine grilled lobster by the beach at Fins & Rambooze, sip cocktails at Tangerine the lobby bar. Pan Asian Delights at Sake, whose menu ranges from Thai curries to live teppanyaki cooking or 24-hours multi cuisine at waterfalls cafe The Coffee Shop.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Casino

Where is it

On the white sandy beach of Varca on Goa’s south coast. Transfer time from Goa Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

158 rooms and suite. All have private balconies overlooking the pool or gardens, 32” flat-screen TV with satellite channels, WiFi, mini-bar* and safe. Superior Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Rooms are more spacious and overlook the swimming pool, ground floor rooms have terraces that open directly onto the pool, rooms sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

6 restaurants and bars; Sake (Pan Asian restaurant offers live teppanyaki, sushi and Thai curries), Fins & Rambooze (Goan seafood restaurant and beach bar, seasonal), Waterfall Café (24-hour waterfront multi-cuisine restaurant), Blue Lagoon pool bar (pizzas, pastas & small eats), Tangerine lobby bar and al fresco lounge. Large freeform swimming pool. The Maya Spa*. Dunes Casino. Complimentary WiFi available. 24-hour room service*. Entertainment in the evening in the lobby.

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property, Sort of private white sand beach, Good food

Oct 17, 2019 KostubhSharma Bengaluru, India

Stayed with my wife and 11 years old son during August 2018. We loved this huge property which offers sort of a private white sand beach. It is not a 5 start property but a high 4 star. Here is my detailed review: Positives: ========== * Location: Excellent. You got to walk for 2 mins to reach at the beach. * Resort surroundings: It is a big… Read more
Stayed with my wife and 11 years old son during August 2018. We loved this huge property which offers sort of a private white sand beach. It is not a 5 start property but a high 4 star. Here is my detailed review: Positives: ========== * Location: Excellent. You got to walk for 2 mins to reach at the beach. * Resort surroundings: It is a big property with lots of well maintained greenery / gardens around. V. good landscaping. * Swimming pool: They have got 2 well maintained swimming pools, one of which is v. big and beautiful. V. nice landscaping around the pool. They have a restaurant attached to this pool where they serve alcohol and food from (limited menu though). The attached changing rooms and washrooms are clean. Hot multiple beds around it. Free and clean towels are provided. * Rooms: We stayed in Superior room which is quite big and comes with attached good balcony facing gardens and pool inside. They put v. good quality / comfortable king size bed. Clean linens. * View from rooms: Mostly are garden facing. Some are with swimming pool view as well. No sea view. * Bathroom: Good, Decent size, Hygienic with quality toiletries * Restaurant & Food: Main restaurant makes very good food but for me it is quite expensive (Buffet: Approx. Rs. 2000/- per adult and 850 per kid). Breakfast was awesome with very good spread including live counters for paranthas / pooris etc and very good south indian dishes. They have got another Chinese food restaurant also which I did not try. * Bar: Tangerine bar serves v. nice cocktails and food for munching * Activities: Limited - Grounds to play cricket / football, Tennis court, pool table (charge basis), Cycling (charge basis). They have got some activity room for small kids but surely not enough activities for a little grown up ones. * Parking: Plenty of car parking is available. They can clean your call with some payment. * Staff: Could have been better. Not all are so well behaved and genuine. * Spa: Good one but expensive * Shack: They have got shack right on the Varca beach, which was closed in August time * Check-In/Out: Quick Negatives: ========== * Expensive food and beverages * Slightly expensive stay for a 4 star property * No sea view rooms * Casino allows people from outside. * Shack was not operational in August. They could have at least put some sun beds. * Cycling was on-charge basis * I would have loved had they given a deal/offer including dinner as well Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Huge private beach ...

Oct 8, 2019 Shajiluvstravel Coimbatore, India

One word...wow...the hotel is in a vast expanse of land with elaborate and intricate landscaping...directly connecting to the white sands of Varca. The property has got a huge pool which caters to the occupants...another small one is also available..this is used as a private pool by nearby room occupants...rooms are spacious and clean. For… Read more
One word...wow...the hotel is in a vast expanse of land with elaborate and intricate landscaping...directly connecting to the white sands of Varca. The property has got a huge pool which caters to the occupants...another small one is also available..this is used as a private pool by nearby room occupants...rooms are spacious and clean. For food...the live counter outside is good..with aloo paranthe and dosas available whenever asked for..generally catering to a mixed crowd hence breakfast has lot of sausages , cakes and juices. Taste is short of wow..nevertheless fine. The USP of the place is the private beach...its a vast area and as there are no properties near by , the whole beach is seemingly ours...had a wonderful time.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Zuri - one of the best resort for family/couple visit

Oct 7, 2019 RockingRollers New Delhi, India

Those who are on family trip to Goa (we visited Zuri from September last week to October 1st week), Zuri is the best option. South Goa is greener and more peaceful. It is a beachside resort having all sort of facilities which you can expect in a 5 resort except food. We are from Delhi, our taste is more close to "Punjabi Foods" but food is not… Read more
Those who are on family trip to Goa (we visited Zuri from September last week to October 1st week), Zuri is the best option. South Goa is greener and more peaceful. It is a beachside resort having all sort of facilities which you can expect in a 5 resort except food. We are from Delhi, our taste is more close to "Punjabi Foods" but food is not matching the rating of the resort. I mean there is lots of scope for improvement in the kitchen of Zuri. However, their breakfast is lavishly diverse and delicious. Otherwise, location wise, it is most conveniently located. You may hire car/scooty from near by rental service providers. If you are willing to eat cheap n best quality food (Chinese/Punjabi) with chilled beer /drink, you may visit near by restaurant "Zeon's Restaurant" which is about less than one km away from Zuri. You may enjoy water sports in sea as well as near by river also. But be careful about some people who offer you free gift voucher in exchange of visiting some other hotel/resort for just an hour. They trap you to get their hotel group membership by trying to convince you form more than 5-6 hours. Rest all is excellent about the resort. I am deducting one star for food quality (Lunch/Dinner), which definitely needs improvement.one more thing this resort is missing is dance club/floor in evening hours. Delhites can enjoy only with Good food, Drink and Punjabi Songs. Without these three things no resort/hotel could be 5 star rated. If you want a peaceful family stay in nature's lap you must visit Zuri in South Goa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb beach average everything else

Oct 5, 2019 rajbangaloreraj Bangalore District, India

One of the best sunset I have seen - most amazing beach. Clear, clean, shallow - apt for kids. Pool is very good as well. And the kids play room a good attraction. Food is very average and staff pretty indifferent. We had some issues with food and otherwise - and the staff or chef were very indifferent and in fact one said - your trip is turning… Read more
One of the best sunset I have seen - most amazing beach. Clear, clean, shallow - apt for kids. Pool is very good as well. And the kids play room a good attraction. Food is very average and staff pretty indifferent. We had some issues with food and otherwise - and the staff or chef were very indifferent and in fact one said - your trip is turning out to be adventurous!! Seriously- aren’t u supposed to solve for it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don,t waste your money

Oct 4, 2019 Clive W Worcester, United Kingdom

My partner and I were booked for a weeks relaxation at this hotel after doing the Indian Golden Triangle trip. This hotel is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. The room smelt mouldy and was damp, even the bed felt damp. All of the windows throughout the hotel had condesation on the insides. There was evidence of mold on some of the walls. Our room had… Read more
My partner and I were booked for a weeks relaxation at this hotel after doing the Indian Golden Triangle trip. This hotel is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. The room smelt mouldy and was damp, even the bed felt damp. All of the windows throughout the hotel had condesation on the insides. There was evidence of mold on some of the walls. Our room had 2 electrical sockets falling off of the walls. The tiling and drains around the swimming pool area were cracked and damaged. The window frames in the dining area were rotten and badly maintained. The food was barely edible and we both love Indian dishes. Consequently we stopped only 1 night Read less