Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A Wellness Weekend Getaway

Spa Resorts in GoaIn the New Year, I made a promise to incorporate healthier habits and overall improve my lifestyle. With the first long weekend underway, I decided to treat myself to a wellness weekend and some well-deserved me time. What better destination than Goa, amid the beaches for a calm and serene weekend away. I started by looking out for the better-known spas in Goa, but then I thought why not look for spa resorts in Goa instead. This majorly narrowed down the resorts to the ones located in South Goa, and I thought it for the best as I would always end up staying in the North. I booked a two-night three-day getaway at Alila Goa and was eagerly awaiting the long weekend. On arriving, I immediately asked the Reception for details on their spa packages and most recommended therapies. For each day I booked a spa slot from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm which included a full body spa treatment followed by an ayurvedic therapy for the back, head and feet. Post the spa session, I would head to the room to freshen up which was followed by a leisurely lunch. The food was delicious, and I would end my meal by the poolside with refreshing ‘special of the day’ cocktails.

In the evenings, I would go to the beaches which were closest to the resort and have dinner and drinks at the shacks there. One of the nights though, I decided to dine at the resort, they had an experiential ‘dine in the dark’ meal which you were supposed to eat with a blind fold on – to elevate the sense of taste. This was definitely a unique dining experience I never thought of till now. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

My First Goan Getaway of 2018

With the first weekend of the long weekend approaching, it was time for another vacation, and what better a place than the Land of Beaches. I was traveling alone to Goa for the first time and as a New Year Resolution I decided to be spontaneous with all my vacation-related decisions. I booked a last-minute ticket to Goa and left on early Friday morning. As I hadn’t had planned for anything, on landing the first thing I did was look for hotels near the Goa airport. As recommended by my taxi driver, he told me to book a hotel near the beach and not to worry there were plenty. I could feel my anxiety rise with no definite place to go, I eagerly typed into my phone ‘beach hotels in Goa’, I did not like the results which popped into my feed, so I decided to get dropped close to the beach and pick a place in person. I got off near Candolim beach and just at a 10-minute walk I spotted beautiful little place that overlooked the beach and I thought to myself it was perfect. I walked right into the hotel and booked the place. I dropped my bags to the room and headed straight to the beach. I went to a shack and spent the evening eating and drinking. I met some people at the beach who told me about these one or two-day yoga sessions that happen at Arambol beach and I knew that is exactly where I would be going the next day. The next morning, I headed with my bags to Arambol, signed up with a yoga studio there and spent the two days at that beach. The experience was different than the ten trips I had made here before with friends and I am glad to have decided to be so spontaneous with my decisions this time.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Requisites of a good spa treatment

People who visit resorts in Goa know that they are famous for their spas. But how do you ascertain if your spa experience is good or not? Here are a few things you should kee pin mind: Is the spa attendant truly warm and inviting at gathering? Is it accurate to say that they are efficient and mindful? A smooth passage dependably prepares for whatever is left of the spa encounter. 

spa resort in goa
In the event that the spa in Goa is not very big, the spa attendant may take you to the locker room themselves and demonstrate to you where everything is, or even give you a couple of shoes at the work area. Bigger spas have spa orderlies in the locker room. Best practice is to have somebody go with you 

The specialist - the individual who is really giving you the treatment - is your principle purpose of contact. He or she ought to be proficient, gracious, charming and neatly dressed and the treatment should begin on time. (All advisors do this or they wouldn't keep going long). 

The advisor should lead you to the treatment room, conversing with discover what you need to deal with or staying "associated" somehow. They shouldn't stroll before you. Their way should comfort you. 

Once in the room, the advisor should give you clear guidelines on where to put your robe, how to get on the table, and Therapists should wash their hands previously they touch you. Advisors ought to take after your lead as far as how much talk happens amid the session. They ought not examine their own issues with you. For a decent spa encounter, knead advisors ought to be touchy to the sort of touch you need as far as weight. There ought to never be a sexual quality to their touch.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Places to visit in Goa

Interesting Indo-Portuguese culture resonating with Goan cooking, music and legacy take you to a state of imagination and everlasting magnificence as you venture into Goa. It is heaven for the true explorers and relaxation searchers. The never-ending stretch of the serene shorelines along with the hustle clamor city life are the best places to unwind, sentiment and sink in the magnificence of nature. Portuguese style holy places, old strongholds, verifiable structures, escape advertises all Goa attractions are known for their hypnotizing magnificence and shocking history. To savor the past time and rich history, you ought to incorporate the following in your rundown of touring in Goa:

Places to visit in Goa
  • Chapora Fort 
  • Fort Aguada 
  • Secretariat from the variety of history and culture 
  • Basilica de Bom Jesus 
  • Church and Convent of St Francis of Assisi 
  • Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception 
  • Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Royal Chapel of St Anthony 
  • Ancestral Goa exhibition hall 
The peaceful immaculate palms notched shorelines are dependably amazing. Baga, Morjim, Calangute, Candolim, Dona Paula, Majorda, Calangute, Miramar, Anjuna and Vagator are few of those names where globetrotters, hikers and honeymooners all snap their comfortable, exciting minutes in the midst of the brilliant sands and purplish blue waters. The rundown of Goa touring is unending, as they have the following sanctuaries as well: 
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary 
These two are one of the well known untamed life stops in Goa that take you profound into the core of a woods. So incorporating all these in the list of 'spots to visit in Goa' alongside enterprise sports like Dolphin Trip, Go Karting, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Water Scooter and Windsurfing turn your excursion to Goa a multi-tone get-away worth recalling for a lifetime. The resorts in goa, specifically the goa beach resorts, with their own particular separated shorelines give a reviving touch to the much-anticipated excursion.