It’s probably not, at first glance, what you’d expect a Park Hyatt to be. But then again Goa is probably not quite what you’d expect it to be. This hippie hideaway went mass tourism for a bit, but is now being rediscovered by a totally different breed of traveler, one that appreciates the idyllic setting but prefers a slightly smoother ride — less a commune vibe than, well, a Park Hyatt one.
In fact the Park Hyatt version is a slightly idealized Goa, one that turns back the development clock a few ticks. The location, a bit outside of Goa proper, means tranquil country life and unspoiled, uncrowded beaches. The resort’s low-slung villas hug to the shores of a placid lagoon — this is no Shinjuku skyscraper, that’s for sure.
Rooms and suites are decorated in a subtle contemporary-colonial style, the Park Hyatt–standard clean lines everywhere in evidence. The comforts, too, are up to Park Hyatt standard, and the bathrooms are among the most lavish anywhere. It’s an ideal home base from which to explore the colorful chaos of Goa, or, if you’re in a retiring mood, the sort of place you could comfortably barricade yourself in for days upon days at a time.
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