Known for its international party scene, Goa has its share of generic beach resorts to cater to the pleasure-seeking hordes. Travelers more interested in privacy than partying would do well to detour inland to Siolim House, a seven-room retreat 15 minutes from the beach that recalls a more refined time. Built in 1673 as a manor house for the governor of Macao, Siolim’s mixture of Goan and Portuguese architecture shows in the building’s colonnaded interior courtyard and shutters made from paneled wood and mother-of-pearl. 

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