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Monday 6 February 2017

A Holiday to Relax and Rejuvenate

If I am asked to state my best holiday to date, it will indisputably have to be my family holiday at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa.
Goa is a place that we as a family have visited several times. So this holiday was planned specifically to unwind and savor the luxury, ambience and hospitality of the resort. No hustle of visiting touristy beaches or scuffle of shopping! And believe me when I say we had a totally rocking time despite never getting out of the resort for the entire duration of our stay!
An efficient chauffeur-driven airport pick-up brought us to this jaw-dropping oasis!
Being a drawn to architecture and design, I fell in love with the beautiful aesthetics of the Portuguese style structure and open layout of the property. The extensive use of wood, rustic building materials, natural daylight, earthy tones and minute attention to landscaping is something I absolutely delighted in. 
After check-in formalities at the grand patio reception, we made our way through the cobbled pathways, catching a glimpse of the heart of the property, the pool and reached our room.
The tastefully appointed room had a large bathroom with step down/sunken shower area and a balcony with comfy deck chairs that had a picture-perfect view of the pool and a distant view of the beach. Ahh, perfect!!
All four of us couldn't hide our glee at the thought of the delights in store for us!

 Room with a view

Being a foodie family, we had signed up for an all-meals-included plan; yes we planned to quite simply eat, sleep and make merry! After indulging in a rather lavish lunch buffet, we could do little but plonk on the inviting deck chairs under a burst of flaming red flowers (Gulmohurs in full bloom) and gaze at the cool blue pool! 
 Relaxing-N-Raving by the pool side!

Refreshed by a little rest, we explored the entire resort. The kids were thrilled to discover the Camp Hyatt with a whole host of activities, especially for the younger one. Hubby eyed the mini-theatre while I was tempted to try the spa facilities. The centrally located swimming pool was pretty large and had slides, waterfalls and a lovely large jacuzzi at the top most level, all amidst well-maintained lush greenery. 
As the evening set in, we strolled across the elevated wooden pathway running through the verdant manicured grounds with pops of color from heliconia and gladioli under the canopy of graceful coconut trees and finally landed on the beach
The private beach was expansive and pristine with deckchairs under shady canopies for simply relaxing and soaking in the sun and sea. Basking in the evening sun, we played in the warm sea, scouted for shells, built sand huts and hills and clicked umpteen shots!
Let me tell you more about the dining pleasures at Park Hyatt Goa! All four of us, tucked in from breakfast, through lunch and dinner into sumptuous buffet spreads laden with the most incredible array of delicacies and decadent desserts! Restaurant Casa Sarita is simply the best! We even chatted up with the genial Chef Sarita who was out on rounds to ensure the guests were contended with her kitchen's offerings! Well, we were more than contended, I can say! If you're wondering why no pictures of the food...its just that we were a focused lot, doing complete justice to the task at hand 😜
Over the next three days we spent our time effectively shuttling between splashing in the spectacular pool, watching matinees in the mini-theatre, getting pampered at the spa, soaking in the jacuzzi, chilling out by the poolside bar and reading on the beach. The kids meanwhile had a lovely time creating crafty projects, playing indoor games chaperoned by the amiable staff at Camp Hyatt. Oh and did I mention the food? Yes, I did! But honestly, it was the best ever!
Suffice it to say, by the end of our short break we had all fluffed up a bit, what with the sun, sand, fresh air and of course THE FOOD!
Holiday over, we were reluctant to leave this paradise. We carry in our hearts, happy memories of a holiday that pampered all our senses! 
A wonderful holiday that let us catch up on some quality family time in serene beauty and indulgent luxury!

Freehand-sketch of a happy memory by yours truly!
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is an oasis that one seeks to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul! I so need that kind of a holiday soon!! Holidaying on the beaten track, I love! 😉

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