Our recent trip to Goa took us to this beautiful resort in South Goa. We have been to Goa on multiple occasions and have stayed at various resorts, right from North Goa to South Goa. Park Hyatt would be right at the top of our list, as this resort checked all our requirements.

The plan was to celebrate our daughters 3rd birthday at Goa in the month of May. People usually do not prefer this destination during summers as the conception is that Goa is too hot during summers.  To be honest, if you love sun and sand, I do not see any issue in visiting this beautiful place during summers. If you can avoid the harsh sun from noon to 4PM, you should not be having any issues with the heat. Well thats my take 🙂 – I am someone who can spend the entire day by the beach, basking in the sun and sipping couple of beers

We drove down from Bangalore. Took the usual plan – started at around 5AM and reached the resort by around 3PM. Read more about the drive. 

 

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The lobby area of the Resort. As compared to some of the other resorts, this was not a very grand lobby.

Checkin was a breeze and we were greeted with a welcome drink – somehow missed the traditional Goan reception i.e. no music. The formalities were completed very quickly and we were upgraded to their lagoon view rooms with an open bath. Always a great way to start the stay !!

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The round about where you park your vehicle to enter the lobby.

 

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Walking towards the lobby. The little one has few queries.

 

The Room:

The lagoon view room was excellent and had a King bed with an open air bathroom. The room was very clean and well laid out. The view from the room was just perfect and the little one enjoyed her time at the sit-out.

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The view of the lagoon from the room
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The view of the room. At the far end you can see the open air bathroom

 

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Another shot of the path leading to the restroom and open shower.

 

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A very unique shower. the bath converted into a small dip pool for the kiddo once the drain was blocked.

 

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The open air shower. The only complain would be that you cannot have a hot shower.

 

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The King size bed.

 

The lagoon view from the room:

The highlight of our room, no doubt would be the view that we had from the room. The sit out area overlooked the lagoons and was a treat to the eyes.

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The view from the room.

 

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Another shot of the lagoons from the room

 

 

The Resort:

The resort is spread over 45 acres of well maintained lawns, waterways and lagoons. The resort exhibits the charming Indo-Portuguese style room and suites and is an ideal setting for a relaxing family vacation.

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The well maintained lawns in the resort.

 

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The walkway through the lawns leading to the beach. The beach was a good 10 minutes walk from our room.

 

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The pathway leads us to the beach – finally !!

 

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The pathway leading from the Spa to the Beach

 

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Another shot of the well kept lawns.

 

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The resort gardens were pretty green even during the peak summer. Speaks volumes about the maintenance.

 

The uniqueness of the resort is that, it has plenty of water bodies. These water bodies add to the beauty of the landscape, but also add the bring in many mosquitoes and insects. The resort does a great job in maintaining these water bodies, but it is advisable that you keep your sliders closed. Also carry a good insect repellent to keep these bugs at bay.

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The lagoon that we had to cross on our way to the Beach

 

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Another shot of the water bodies that add to the beauty of this resort.

 

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A glimpse of the Indo Portuguese architecture

 

Restaurants in the hotel premise:

The resort hosts some of the best restaurants in Goa. There are various dining options available for customers. We were able to try out most of the options and were not disappointed by any.

Palms: Our favorite has to be the Palms for 2 reasons. One, the sea food was great and second, the views from this restaurant are simply amazing.

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We had dinner at the Palms on couple of days as it was a perfect setting to wind the day.

 

Da Luigi: This restaurant serves some of the best Italian dishes in Town. We simply loved the grilled prawns with Fennel seeds and their Salad. Highly recommend it.

Masala: We had lunch at this restaurant during the 2nd day of our stay. The restaurant serves some of the authentic India cuisines – mainly from the Northwest Frontier, Punjab and the neighboring states.

And last but not the least, one of our favorites Casa Sarita. This restaurant is know as one of the best restaurants in Goa to try out Goan cuisine. We simply loved the Goan Fish curry along with the freshly baked Goan breads.

For more details about the other restaurants available in the resort, you and check their website (Click)

 

The Pool Area:

 

The resort has one of the best swimming pools that one can find in this part of the world. According to the resort, the pool is one of the largest free form swimming pools in India.

 

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The main pool. We spend so much of our time lazing around in this pool.

 

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That’s me and the little one heading for a dip. She has inherited by genes and loves the sun and the water 🙂

 

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The adults pool. For those who want to stay away from the kiddos 🙂

 

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Our cosy little corner of the swimming pool. This became our spot during 6 days of our stay.

 

Camp Hyatt Goa

Travelling with a toddler can be fun and challenging at the same time. Keeping a kid engaged can sometimes become of the most challenging aspect for a parent. This is where the camp Hyatt helps a parent. We found the materials and the environment very enriching for the kids.

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Hyatt camp – a very spacious and well maintained kids club

 

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The little one enjoying here time at Hyatt camp

 

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The recreational area for kids near the beach

 

The Beach:

If you are looking for an ideal beach vacation, this resort has to be right up there. The resort is located just beside the pristine white sand Arossim beach in Cansaulim. The beach is devoid of commercialization and usually has only the guests from the resorts that lines up this stretch. The white sand beach is very clean and is safe with lifeguards on duty for most of the day.

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The beach had to be the highlight of our stay. One of the cleanest beaches that we have visited in Goa.

 

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The view of the resort from the Beach

 

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Another shot of the clean white sand beach.

 

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There are ample sunbeds available by the beach. Pick one sun bed and watch the sunset. Palms restaurant is located just behind these sunbeds.

 

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Mario shack – a good kilometers walk from the resort

 

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Adventure sport on the beach. These are not managed by the resort. You would need to pay directly to the operators.

 

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And a sunset to savor. !!!

 

Other facilities available in the resort:

The resort has a fully functional fitness center and Serona Spa. We used both the facilities during our stay and were fully satisfied with the service. Would highly recommend trying some of the signature therapies at Serona Spa.

 

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The fitness center. The equipments were very well maintained and in great condition

 

Would we visit this place again. Well the answer is a big YES. This has to be one of the best stays that we have had in the recent past. The service was exemplary and every aspect of our stay was taken care of. A simple example of their service – we ran out of a baby product and to our surprise this is what we saw when we returned to our room. Keep up the good work Hyatt !!

 

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