enter Now that I have already written about Part 1 of this trip, it is time to share the Part 2:- living beside a river, long walks to the beach, getting wet in rain, having food in our quaint little balcony and relaxing in our suite.
As I mentioned in my earlier post that we chose to skip main tourist destinations in Goa and planned to spend time soaking in nature as much as we could. Casa Da Graca, an old Portuguese villa converted to a boutique hotel was also located far away from the usually crowded tourist places in Goa.
We chose to stay at their largest Suite “Creation” which has a large pool-facing lounge area in addition to the huge bedroom area, and a bathroom with a quirky blue stone bath tub. The property is beautifully done with antique pottery and glassware. There is a dining area overlooking the river where we had all our meals made fresh on order which makes it ideal for people who look for healthy options as the staff customizes the meals according to your needs. For breakfast try the French crepes or the Goan breakfast complete with the local poi bread (I lovveed it).
At Casa Da Graca, I spent my days walking up to the nearest beach (Siridao) every morning, sitting in the poolhouse with my masala chai while it poured, observing the rain droplets cover the river from the balcony, eating poi with butter all day and having relaxing baths with lavender essential and Epsom salt every single day.
Here are some pictures from my stay at this luxurious boutique hotel- Casa Da Graca.
- You can also choose to go for a massage here but I didn’t. I loved my time in the bathtub and pool.
- A morning walk to Siridao beach is a must.
- Take a good book or music to chill.
- Don’t forget your natural mosquito repellent. I used to spray Eucalyptus water and rub Lavender essential oil mixed with my body oil all day.