Newsletter Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

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As Diwali fast approaches and you are still considering an escape from the festive frenzy, head to the idyllic shores of Goa, away from the noise, but never too far from the fun.

Continuing our series of Places to Stay in Goa, in this edition, we feature another ten beachside boutique hotels and resorts, ideal for your family or squad, and even your paramour. In this second part, we go further on our journey through Central Goa, between Panjim and Colva.

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PRAINHA
 

DONA PAULA - CENTRAL GOA

PRAINHA STAY


Nestled above a quiet cove next to Dias beach, Prainha is a family-run vintage-style resort. Their terraced, sea-view cottages and rooms feature large French windows, and private balconies with gardens. Elegantly decorated in antique furniture, the resort offers a host of modern amenities. At sundown, enjoy a drink and a meal at their in-house poolside restaurant.


EAT AT: The Goan Room, Dona Paula
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NEARBY: Backwater cruises with Rediscovery Cruises, Britona
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O PESCADOR
 

DONA PAULA - CENTRAL GOA

O PESCADOR STAY


Tucked on the edge of a fishing village between Dias beach and Dona Paula jetty, O Pescador is a waterfront resort inspired by colonial architecture, presenting an old world charm. The chic whitewashed property has tropical gardens, palm trees, and a large pool. All of their rooms have minimal decor, are spacious, and offer stunning views of the bay.


EAT AT: Mum's Kitchen, Panjim
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NEARBY: Sunset cruises with The Solita, Britona
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CIDADE DE GOA
 

DONA PAULA - CENTRAL GOA

CIDADE DE GOA STAY


Set on a verdant 40-acre property on Vainguinim beach, Cidade de Goa is an enchanting hideaway. Designed by Goa's own Charles Correa, Cidade de Goa's award winning architecture resembles an archetypal Portuguese hamlet. The resort's interiors are largely inspired by Goa’s rich cultural heritage, with its public spaces displaying murals by prized Bollywood film poster painters. In addition to the range of luxurious rooms and suites, the resort offers numerous activities on the premises to keep you occupied.


EAT AT: Soi, Dona Paula
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NEARBY: Parasailing and windsurfing
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BAY 15
 

ODXEL - CENTRAL GOA

BAY 15 STAY


Spread across an expansive property on a secluded Odxel beach, Bay 15 is your private getaway in Goa. The resort offers Swiss-inspired luxury log chalets overlooking the bay, either with views of the sea or the pool. Grab a drink by the beachside bar and soak in the panoramic views of the seascape. Bay 15 has varied dining and entertainment options - both indoor and outdoor - at their restaurants and lounges through the week.


EAT AT: Thirsty Bear, Bambolim
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GRNAD HYATT GOA
 

BAMBOLIM - CENTRAL GOA

GRAND HYATT GOA STAY


Occupying 28 acres of the magnificent Bambolim bay beachfront, Grand Hyatt takes pride in its unique architecture inspired by the grandeur of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace. Well appointed rooms and suites with luxurious amenities, exquisite facilities of wellness and recreation, and a central location makes Grand Hyatt a sought after retreat. With a choice of over a hundred things to do at the premises, this luxury hotel offers an unforgettable holiday experience.


EAT AT: Edward's Yard, Goa-Velha
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NEARBY: Dinghy sailing with Aquasail, Bambolim
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COCONUT CREEK RESORT
 

BOGMALO - CENTRAL GOA

COCONUT CREEK RESORT STAY


Located amidst towering palms, a short walk away from Bogmalo beach, this is a family-owned resort, with proximity to the airport and a railway station. Designed by Dean' D'Curz, the idyllic Coconut Creek Resort features deluxe rooms and alfresco dining area around a pool. Check out their Games Room, or head to the neighbouring Joet's by the beach, for a sundowner.


EAT AT: Vasco Square, Vasco
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NEARBY: Naval Aviation Museum, Bogmalo
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STONE WATER ECO RESORT
 

BOGMALO - CENTRAL GOA

STONE WATER ECO RESORT STAY


Overlooking Santarem beach, Stone Water Eco Resort is a charming sanctuary with a distinct character. Covering a dramatic lush landscape, the resort offers chalets and cottages with unobstructed views of the Arabian sea. Owing to its delightful and convenient location on a cliff, the resort is renowned for intimate gatherings such as weddings, and boutique music festivals.


EAT AT: Sheela, Vasco
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NEARBY: Kayaking with Sahasea, Hollant beach
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 PARK HYATT
 

CANSAULIM - CENTRAL GOA

PARK HYATT RESORT & SPA STAY


Situated along the pristine Arossim beach, Park Hyatt Resort and Spa is an oasis of understated luxury. The property which was designed as an Indo-Portuguese village features waterways, lagoons, and one of India's largest swimming pools, in the middle of immaculately manicured gardens. Each of the Pousada-style guestrooms and suites are luxuriously appointed, and offer a spa-inspired experience. The resort has a host of fine dining restaurants serving an array of cuisines.

EAT AT: Da Tita's, Majorda
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NEARBY: Go karting at Goa Karting, Nuvem
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PLANET HOLLYWOOD GOA
 

UTORDA - CENTRAL GOA

PLANET HOLLYWOOD GOA STAY


Beside the white sands of Utorda beach, Planet Hollywood brings a slice of cinematic glamour to the shores of Goa. Pamper yourself in this laid-back resort which has tropical gardens and modern facilities. Each set of rooms at the hotel has a theme of Hollywood genre featuring modern decor, pop-art, and memorabilia. They are well appointed with plush signature furnishing and mood lighting. During the season, you can choose to stay in luxurious tents. Laze around their sweeping pool area, or drink, dine and dance at their lounges and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Goa is a pet-friendly resort.

EAT AT: Zeebop, Utorda
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NEARBY: Paintball at MilSim, Nuvem
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BELEZA BY THE BEACH
 

BETALBATIM - CENTRAL GOA

BELEZA BY THE BEACH STAY


Lodged next to the lively Colva beach, Beleza is a collection of villas in a resort setting. Tastefully designed, each villa is a generously appointed, spacious, three-bedroom living quarters. Featuring an orchard of several fruits, a plethora of flowering plants, and paddy fields, the resort is surrounded by greenery. It also houses a large swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, a beach shack, and a private dining section.

EAT AT: Leda, Colva
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NEARBY: Art at Carpe Diem, Majorda
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