By Lawrie Colaco
Goa's heart is in its villages. Villages in Goa have a typical and pictureistic view with paddy fields, swaying palm trees, churches and temples, and taverns dotting the place.
The hectic city life and the mad race for making a living often drive a lot of this idyll away from us. Take a short break to unwind and rejuvenate; pull off one weekend from your hectic schedule and drive through the villages of Salcete until you reach Betul. The cool breeze of the River Sal and the Arabian Sea welcome you to a rejuvenating experience.
Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort, Goa is one of the best locations to spend quality time. Situated at the mouth of the sea at Betul, Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort re-defines comfort and class. A stunning property, just 41 kilometers from the airport, it is designed to meet the luxuries of a world-class hotel. With the Madgaon railway station a mere 18 kilometers away, accessibility to this lush resort is made easy. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the hotel’s magical charm is witnessed in its accommodation.
A path to peace and serenity, you can choose from the sea facing room, pool-facing room and river facing room. Each comes with its private verandah that lets you a peek into the outside world while still ensuring privacy. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea, along with all the modern facilities. Opt for the suite if unadulterated luxury is what you are looking for. With a private sit-out and dip pool, and contemporary design, the suite provides an aesthetic ambience. Take an aimless ride on a relaxed evening or a leisurely morning - living in Goa can be tough and slow, but holidaying there is just fine and surprises you about the charms of the Goan village.
Dining options galore opt to enjoy a meal at the multi-cuisine buffet restaurant, Nautica or relax at The Bar and Grill by the swimming pool as rich aromas of grilled sea food and Goan fare fill the fresh air. Sip on cocktails with friends or choose from a fine selection of wines at the Aquarium Bar. Try the delectable seafood platter with your choice of liquor as you watch the bar come alive. Pamper yourself at The Spa and select from many of the holistic therapies and massages. You can take your pick from Western, European or Oriental wellness packages or even discover yourself with a session of Yoga. Rejuvenate at the steam, sauna and Jacuzzi and feel fresh. If business is your purpose of visit, Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort provides fully equipped state-of-the-art technology that facilitates perfect conferencing and meetings, while the trained hotel team gives their best services to ensure your event is a successful one.
One can also request for charter boat to have you dropped across to Mobor , barely 7-10 mins by boat. Take a cruise on the Bay or the placid waters of Sal; lancer boat is always kept ready for a shuttle service. The Natural beauty and the vegetation is certainly what make you feel top of the world.