Park Hyatt Goa

Introduction

Park Hyatt Goa is a 5-Star, 248 room luxury beach resort and spa set on 45 acres in South Goa, India.   Located right along Arossim beach, the resort features landscaped gardens with waterways, lagoons, pools, and Indo-Portuguese architecture.

While most of Park Hyatt hotels charge high end prices, the Park Hyatt Goa is reasonably priced, providing excellent value at affordable rates.  Better yet, the resort is only a category 4 level, making booking with points a bargain.

Sunset at the Palms beach side grill and seafood restaurant

Booking

The Park Hyatt Goa is a Category 4 hotel which means standard rooms can be booked for 15,000 points per night or 7,500 points plus $100USD.  Therefore, I booked the points plus cash rate and used a suite upgrade certificate.   At check-in I was placed into the Park Sea View Suite which typically goes for $516 per night.   Essentially, I saved $416 per night by only spending 7,500 Hyatt points.

Sunset at Park Hyatt Arossim Beach

Location

The Park Hyatt Goa Resort is a 15 minute drive from Goa’s Dabolim International Airport and is tucked away in Arossim, South Goa with direct access to the beach.

Things to do nearby include Dudhsagar falls, spice plantations, kayaking, Palacio do Deao, and several historical temples and churches.  However, the best part of this hotel’s location is the magnificent large beaches that stretch on for miles.

Map of South Goa

Resort provided transport to Park Hyatt Goa. Cow crossings were common.

Property

Landscaping was wonderfully designed and immaculately manicured for such a large property.  Rooms are located in many different buildings with lagoons, pools, and palm trees throughout the property.  Between the beach and the resort is a large garden area with beautiful flowers and walking paths.

There are five different restaurants and a couple of bar lounge areas.  Additionally, the pool at the Park Hyatt is actually the largest pool in India.

Indo-Portuguese Architecture

The property reminded me of a Hawaiian Resort

Beautiful landscaping with many water flows, lagoons, and bridges. Like a tropical zen garden.

One of the many relaxing pool areas

Sereno Spa with ocean views

Garden Area between ocean and resort

Garden with paths leading to the ocean.

There are many activities to take part in such as yoga, archery, beach volley ball, and lawn tennis.  There is even a recreation room with a pool table, foosball, and ping pong.

Recreation Room

Enjoying some drinks at sunset

Arossim beach was impressively large, clean, and with soft sand.

Arossim beach at Park Hyatt Goa

Room

The Park Sea View Suite was furnished with Indo-Portuguese styled furniture.   Having local decor and design was appreciated as apposed to the typical cookie cutter furniture.

The living room had sliding doors with direct access to the pool. The bedroom had two sets of doors, one for the pool and one facing the ocean.  Certainly, this room was the best Hyatt category 4 hotel I have booked.

Room 325 is one of the best rooms to book since it has both pool and ocean views.

Large living room with beautiful furniture and pool views

Huge desk I wanted to take home

Best looking minibar I’ve seen

Fresh flowers

View of pool area from living room

Park Hyatt Goa Park Sea View Suite Bedroom

View of pool area from bedroom

View of ocean from bedroom

The bathroom was huge and included large sunk in hot tub surrounded by palm trees.

Bathoom area with plenty of room

Toilet area

Guest Bathroom

Large sunk in bath tub (the area outside the window was walled off)

Fresh salt and rose pedals provided daily

Food

Enough cannot be said about how deliciously awesome the food is at the Park Hyatt Goa.  The resort has five restaurants from local Goan fine-dining, casual Italian food, North Indian specialties, and a seaside seafood grill.

While both the Grand Hyatt and the Park Hyatt Goa have excellent food, the dining atmosphere in the Park Hyatt takes it up a notch.   Watching the sunset while dining at the Palms beachfront seafood grill is tough to beat.

By having two different types of Indian restaurants onsite, I was able to compare different regional Indian dishes.  My favorite dish was the Goan seafood dish cooked with Port wine, something nearly impossible to find back home.

Dining at Casa Sarita, signature fine-dining Goan restaurant.

Dining at Palms, beachside grill and seafood restaurant

At the the seafood grill, you can select your fish that is laid out on ice before cooking. Very fresh and delicious.

Breakfast buffet options

Dosa for breakfast everyday

Pizza from da luigi—a casual, home-style Italian trattoria.

Breakfast buffet spread

Fresh fruit drinks

Service

Professional, friendly, and accommodating service staff made sure all requests were taken care of promptly.  Rooms were cleaned twice a day with fresh bottled water and toiletries being replaced regularly.

Complimentary wine, snacks, and fruit were left in the room on arrival; something seen less and less at Hyatt properties.  Seeing that at least some properties still go above and beyond was much appreciated.  Additionally, the staff even unexpectedly left a birthday cake waiting in our room one night since they noticed we were celebrating a birthday while checking our passports.

Complementary wine and snacks

Hookah pipes are available at the bar

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Park Hyatt Goa is an excellent resort set along gorgeous beaches, gardens, and pool side areas.  While the Park Hyatt Goa food and property are more luxurious than the Grand Hyatt Goa, the minimal increase in costs are well worth the added expense.  For those looking for a luxurious beach resort vacation at reasonable rates with excellent food, this place is hard to beat.

Park Hyatt Goa Beach