It’s only been a month since we took this vacation, but it feels like a different lifetime. I find myself going back to these blue waters every now and then, thinking about those days spent at the pool, Jacuzzi and beach. The nostalgia hits hard, and each time it does, I am *this* close to making a weekend plan to Planet Hollywood Goa once again. Something about the property and experience left me feeling happy and free. This was one hell of  a therapeutic vacation, and I want you to experience it once in your lifetime at least. You’ll thank me later.

Goa has been a favorite vacation spot since years, but with the increase in tourists pouring in at almost any given time of the year, our trips to Goa have reduced quite a bit. From once every 2 months, we’ve come down to maybe twice a year. Goa was looked at for a place to party at and drink, but there’s nothing we are missing here in Pune to be honest. This stamp sized state is now a favorite only when we’re absolutely stressed, and need a break from routine to do nothing other than rejuvenate.

This is when Planet Hollywood seemed like a brilliant idea. Workouts, spas, massages, evening walks by the beach and days spent lounging around in the pool, that’s what Planet Hollywood Goa was all about. Leaving you with the highlights of this trip-

The Larger Than Life Ambiance 

Each room has a distinct personality. This one is a retro themed room. There were rooms based on sport movies, superhero flicks and so much more.
This bar at the Presidential Suite has my heart. Isn’t Pulp Fiction the greatest movie of all times?!


 

We stayed at one of their best rooms, a pool-facing suite that has soft blue lighting, a foot massager, a giant LED TV, a balcony and a sun-bed to lounge on.

Welcomed with an authentic Goan Thali, the tastiest I have ever had till date.

Their service, amenities and hospitality not only pamper you, but leave you with a sense of comfort you’d usually associate with a holiday home.

So Much Nature!

All you can see around you is lush greenery, with palm trees and  lawns. The beach is calm, clean, peaceful and lined with sunbeds.

Wellness  

Later one morning after a heavy workout session at the fitness club, we headed over to the spa, Pink Room, where we enjoyed a Balinese massage.

 

Entertainment

A recreational area for children here includes a well maintained park that allows them to play in the fresh air by the sea. The lobby also has a separate room for gaming and board games.

They organized a picnic breakfast for us on Day 2. This facility is available to everyone, you just need to tell them in advance. They organize these picnics around North Goa beaches too. We opted for a quiet spot by Three Kings Chapel in Cansaulim.
They also organized a visit to a nearby Portuguese home which was OVER 450 YEARS OLD! We even saw some home decor items all the way from the 17th century, kept in tact behind glass walls.

Whether it’s a royal treatment at the spa or a grueling session at the gym or a night of karaoke and dancing by the pool, Planet Hollywood Goa leaves you with happy memories :)

 

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High on love, life and sugar, I consider myself a typical Taurean, and am currently on my journey to achieve culinary nirvana. Hailing from an Army background, I've lived all over the country, but consider Pune to be my hometown. An MBA in Marketing, I find the power of expressing with words liberating. Hence the blog. Enjoy!

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