Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

I visited Park Hyatt, Goa a couple of weeks before Christmas and it was the perfect dream stay! The weather was warm, the sun was shining and I was able at last, to get out of all my winter gear and do all my favorite things in life--swim, walk, meditate, watch movies, take massages or just lounge in my room! If you ever plan to go there and are looking for a nice hotel, trust me, you will simply love the Park Hyatt, and here are a few reasons why:

1.  Architectural beauty

Covering 45 acres of carefully manicured gardens plush with palm trees, lagoons and waterfalls, this charming hotel is designed in the form of an Indo-Portugese village, ideal for both a quiet introspective holiday and bonding with your family. The rooms are located in beautifully appointed cottages intermediated with waterways and streams and surrounded with palm trees. Some rooms also have a view of the beach. 

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

2. Room with a view

Rooms are comfortable with soothing pool views to scenic views of the Arabian Sea; the picturesque lagoon view and rooms with a lush gardenahead. My own room overlooked a stream and I had my own private spa-inspired sunken bath in the room.

Read my post on My Room at the Park Hyatt, Goa.

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

3. Dining

There are a variety of cuisines to choose from - Goan, Indian or Italian - at the Village Square in the hotel that offers a selection of elegant restaurants.

Read my post on Dining at the Park Hyatt.

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

I especially enjoyed dining at Palms, their beach-side restaurant from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the setting sun on the Arabian Sea. 

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

4. Sports & Sun bathing

From swimming to cycling on the beach, paragliding and boating, gymming or just taking a walk in the spacious hotel grounds, there is something for everyone to do.  The hotel also has a private beach  and many exclusive areas around the pool where you can just relax and enjoy some sun-bathing.

Read my post on Sports & Activities at the Park Hyatt.

Swimming pool, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Swimming pool, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Dining at Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Paragliding, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Paragliding, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

5. Child friendly hotel

I was visiting the hotel with my brother's family and they have two little children. My sister-in-law told me that I must mention in my post on the hotel how child-friendly the hotel is - there are two separate kiddies pools, a separate kids menu and a very nice play-area called Camp Hyatt for our young friends. 

Kiddies pool, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Kiddies pool, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

6. Spa

The Sereno Spa at the hotel offers Ayurvedic and yogic healing treatments. Massages start at only $10!

Sereno Spa, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

Sereno Spa, Park Hyatt, Goa, India, 5 star hotel, luxury beach resort, spa. Image©thingstodot.com

7. Restaurants in the neighborhood 

There are also a number of restaurants in the neighborhood where you can enjoy authentic Goan cuisine. Zeebop is one such restaurant where I enjoyed a lunch of prawn curry and rice. Another nice place to eat is Fish'ka for seafood.

Zeebop by the sea, restaurants next to Park Hyatt Hotel, Goa, image©thingstodot.com

Zeebop by the sea, restaurants next to Park Hyatt Hotel, Goa, image©thingstodot.com

Zeebop by the sea, restaurants next to Park Hyatt Hotel, Goa, image©thingstodot.com

Zeebop by the sea, restaurants next to Park Hyatt Hotel, Goa, image©thingstodot.com

8. Private Events

One can also host private events at the hotel like this marriage ceremony that was going on when I was staying at the hotel. Indian marriages are known to be quite out of the ordinary, and this was a great opportunity for foreigners staying at the hotel, to get a glimpse on the most celebrated event in India! 

Private marriage ceremony, Park Hyatt, Goa. Image@thingstodot.com

Private marriage ceremony, Park Hyatt, Goa. Image@thingstodot.com

Private marriage ceremony, Park Hyatt, Goa. Image@thingstodot.com

Private marriage ceremony, Park Hyatt, Goa. Image@thingstodot.com

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