The Park Goa offers best of both worlds
Conveniently nestled on Candolim beach, this not-so-big, not-so-small holiday resort could be a perfect destination for those who want to savour both the worlds - five-star luxury and shacks on the beaches.
A discotheque converted into a 30-room luxury property with a swimming pool, 24x7 Love restaurant, which offers mouth watering continental and Indian cuisine, The Park Holiday Beach Resort in Goa is an answer to a perfect holiday one can ask for.
If you love watching sunrise and sunset, sit by the pool side to enjoy the view. Just a few steps down the pool, you will find yourself in the restaurant, and some steps further down will guide you to the clean beach.
Morning could be fun with water sports on the beach or a simple walk across the soft sand.
If you are fond of massage and Spa treatment, avail the service at the pool side or by the beach.
After the sun goes down, evenings could be spent at the semi-open bar on the first floor, allowing the sea breeze to caress you while you savour your favourite drink.
"We give personalised service to the guests. They can learn to cook new dishes from our chefs, take lessons in bartending and a guest can even learn DJing. And we can burn a CD to entertain guests at the bar," Saurabh Khanna, director opertaions, of the hotel told IANS.
In terms of occupancy, 60 percent rooms at the property are taken by Indians and 40 percent by foreigners.
If you are a foodie, you can indulge from Italian dishes to typical Goan preparations at The Love restaurant.
Or just step out of the property to explore eateries offering a variety of cuisine - from Italian to Chinese to typically Goan - to satisfy your taste buds and satiate your love for food. These food joints are barely five to 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.
The property spread over 2800-sq m area, 42 km from the airport, could be reached by taxi, and pick up and drop services are provided by the hotel.
Interiors are serene, soothing with most of the modern d�cor in a blend of white and purple.
Also, staying here won't burn a hole in your pocket. Off season three nights' package is Rs.23,000.
If you love long drives, ride from the airport to the hotel could be a relaxing experience on the tree-lined road, with occasional glimpse of sea.
According to Khanna, one should try Goa during monsoon, which hits the place in June.
Location: Candolim Beach, North Goa
Mode of Travel: By air, by train or by road
Cost: Rs.23,000 for three nights (off Season)
(Posted on 21-04-2013)