A ‘Diwa’ Getaway

Written for Alila Diwa Goa by Grazia India

A break away from hectic city life? It’s time to pack up and head to Goa’s Alila Diwa

Alila Diwa Goa - Main Pool

Luxury resort Alila Diwa Goa is a true escape from all that holds you down in the city. Spacious yet inviting, this resort lets you leave your stress behind and envelope yourself in some much needed relaxation.

For those who want ultra luxury, then book the Diwa Club that has larger than life tubs and beds to get lost in. It also has it’s own private pool only for guests of the Diwa Club. Don’t just sleep in though, the hotel boasts of many activities to keep you occupied. We’ve listed only the best things to do, eat and experience when you’re staying at Alila Diwa.

Hunger Pangs
Each restaurant has it’s individual persona, whether you want something gastronomically different, or an explosion of delicious curries, the choice is all yours.

Grazia Diwa Kokum Cosmo

Drink At: The Edge, the hotel’s bar that over looks paddy fields and the pool. Get your dose of fusion drinks, or stick to some yummy Pina Coladas. We asked the barkeep to make us a special Grazia cocktail. It’s the perfect drink for that impromptu bachelorette. Try our Grazia Diwa Kokum Cosmo, ask for it at ‘The Edge’ bar, or make one at home.

Kokum Cosmo
30 ml – Grey Goose Vodka
15 ml – Cointreau
15 ml – Kokum
02 gms – Demerara Sugar
05 – Limes
Muddle all ingredients with lime chunks.  Add Ice. Shake well. Pour in a Martini Glass. Garnish with lime zest.

 

 

 

 

Eat At: Bistro, the hotel’s continental and fine dining restaurant. It caters to those who like to try new flavours and experiment with new meats. Make it special by asking the chef to prepare a personalized 5 course meal. Accompanied with wine that compliments the food, it’s something we highly recommend. Must Try: The rabbit pie with garlic mash potato and petit salad.

Eat At: Vivo, the buffet and the chaat counter at this restaurant are perfect for your post swimming hunger pangs. The salad counter offers many healthy options for those who want to watch what they are eating or quell the guilt from the heavy dinner the night before.
Must Try: The ragda patis at the chaat counter.

VIVO Restaurant - Alila Diwa Goa

Eat At: Spice Studio, the Indian restaurant that offers more than just your usual Goan and mughlai delicacies. Pulling from every region, their dishes are a feast for the senses. Take the whole family and ask for the chef’s table near the kitchen, where you get to sample upto 20 or more of their signature dishes. We suggest skipping lunch and tea time snacks.
Must Try: The Alila cooking class before dinner for a glimpse and the recipe of 2 dishes from the menu.

Spa Delights
The main attraction of the resort for any city visitor is the Spa Alila. Tucked away in a quiet section of the hotel, the spa has a whole host of treatments and services to indulge in. The spa uses their in-house Alila Living products which are available for purchase online or on the site.

Spa Alila at Alila Diwa Goa

Grazia Tip: Book your session as soon as you check in, the spa is always busy and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to be pampered
Must Try: The Deep and Dirty Body scrub. A combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut, this scrub invigorates and polishes the skin.
Grazia Loves: The post treatment shower, it’s outdoors yet completely private. Exhilarating as well as intimidating, it’s an experience we won’t soon forget.

Extra Curricular
If you’re with family or your nephews and nieces, you’ll be happy to know the hotel caters to their every whim. Whilst they are away, spend time doing all the things you can’t do in peace in the city.

For the Kids:
The indoor mini theater screens two movies a day, which are complimentary if you stay at the Diwa Club. The play room has games, an internet station, table tennis, fussball and many other games to keep the little ones busy. Professional Nannies are available during the day to look after toddlers at the day care centre. If that isn’t enough, there is always the pool, each of the pools has a kid section where you can keep a look out.

Kids Room - Alila Diwa Goa facilities

For the Adults:
The hotel offers cycles to rent on an daily basis, go for a ride through the neighbouring villages or go to Majorda beach and enjoy a day in the sun.

If you’re an early riser, we suggest enrolling for the Yoga class. Apart from a great work out, the studio above the spa has the best view of the green paddy fields. They also offer customized yoga pajamas, just in case you’ve forgotten yours at home.

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