Goa is the perfect blend of Mediterranean and Asian, in all aspects. One of the most perfect places to experience this ambiance in hospitality is at Cidade de Goa.

For a sampling of the world’s favourite food and snacks, try Café Azul, its waterfront pool-side restaurant.

The setting is relaxed and the view spectacular – you look across Vainguinim Bay, the sparkling waters of the Zuari and finally the headland at Mormugao jutting out into the Arabian Sea. During the monsoons, you can watch the drama of thunder and rain play out across the bay as you sit peacefully in an air-conditioned haven enjoying delicious bites and beverages, both hot and cold.

Café Azul opens early, at 7am, so whether you are looking for a pick-me-up after a workout at Clube Saude or just like to start the day with a refreshing cuppa, you can find it all here. If you are the sort who likes to lounge in bed, Café Azul has the answer to this too. There is an all-day dining menu filled with sandwiches, wraps and burgers that will take you right through to that time when you feel peckish again.

From opening hours until it shuts at 11pm, Café Azul finds hungry customers constantly streaming in and out to get their cravings satiated. Its hot soups from Thailand, Indonesia, China and Europe are ideal for rainy days such as this. Indulge in wood-fired pizza or North Indian comfort food, Goan favourites or even Lebanese dishes, should you feel the craving.

There is a whole world of decadent desserts to choose from – healthy options such as fresh fruit platters, honey-infused yogurt and Goan alle belle made with palm jaggery and coconut, to sinful indulgences including New York cheesecake, blueberry pannacotta and kala jamun.

At Café Azul, you are spoiled for choice.