3 Experiential Boutique Getaways For Couples This Valentine’s 2023
- 9 Feb '23
- 11:32 am by Sneha Shah
Keeping with the season of embracing newness and change, the paradoxically bustling yet relaxed state of Goa is everyone’s beloved escape. The characterful hotels, avant-garde restaurants, warm-hearted locals, and sun and surf by the beach are just the ticket to unwinding and celebrating the year’s gifts and holiday spirit with that special someone. Whether you’re looking for bespoke experiences or luxurious hideaways, we’ve put together our top picks of boutique getaways that promise unparalleled hospitality coupled with spectacular ambience –
The Postcard Moira
On the Birdsong estate, tucked away in the quaint village of Moira, is the quiet premise of The Postcard Moira. The spaces of the carefully restored 214-year-old ancestral home promise modernity and an unmistakable Goan spirit in equal measure. The lush outdoors of this boutique hotel form the perfect backdrop to the pared-back, modernist aesthetic of the hotel’s nine rooms indoors which comprise four poster beds and mid-century furniture, brass fittings and statement lamps. All rooms let the outside in and let a little bit of themselves out!
Moira’s roots as an agricultural village offer culinary riches unseen in other parts of Goa. The neighbourhood is perfect for exploring the other side of the property on foot – with heritage walks, Portuguese architecture, ancient temples, pretty churches, Mangrove forests, and catching the waves while surfing.
Mansion Haus is an 18th-century heritage property turned boutique hotel, with timeless architecture, curated gastronomic journeys and luxury stay in Goa’s most effervescent neighbourhood, Anjuna. Restored by Kezya De Bragança, it boasts neo-classical interiors paired with iconic Goan architecture and delicately balances the luxuries of a hotel with eco-friendly sustainable sensitivities. “We pledge to offer a true conscious hospitality experience, in harmony with the environment, local cultures, traditions and the communities that uplift them”, says Bragança.
Mansion Haus’ nine suites come either with pool access, private pool or jacuzzi and range from 310 – 650 sq. ft. Each suite has a garden or overlooks the mansion’s main garden. The restoration has been fashioned with weathered wood, porcelain floors, polished marble, distressed surfaces, and muted fabrics accented by eclectic art on rotation from local artists. From dining by design to communal, al-fresco, private and in-room dining, guests can enjoy the finest, freshest, locally sourced produce from a continuously evolving menu in the most private setting.
The premium 8-cottage boutique property of Larisa is located on the splendid Morjim shoreline and is all about appreciating beauty, both indoors and outdoors. Every cottage is tastefully done up with a mix of antique and contemporary touches – the wooden cottages with laterite stones exude rustic flair while the white washes of interiors hint at Mediterranean influences. Each room has an attached private sun deck with a tub, looking out into the secluded beach and offering scintillating views. The hotel also curates bespoke and intimate dining experiences with special décor by the beach. With a calm vibe, this beach-side property beautifully embraces openness, welcoming natural light from all sides.