Let’s face it, once you have kids then holiday planning takes on a whole new meaning. But the good part is that resorts are now ensuring that there are enough activities to keep your kids occupied whilst you indulge in some much-needed R & R. These are some of our favourite ones to go stay at with the fam. Check them out.
Parents, 5 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Goa That Are Perfect For Your Next Vacay
The Grand Hyatt
This luxurious property offers everything to ensure you and your kids have fun filled trip. Spread across 28 acres of sea-facing gardens, this hotel caters to every whim and fancy you may have. So go sailing or learn sailing with your kids at the sailing centre or laze around in their swimming pools. They have Camp Hyatt for the younger children, where in you can leave them for a fun day of pottery, crafts, scavenger hunts, yoga or dance lessons and much more, whilst you enjoy an indulgent massage at their famous spa. They even have a casino for you to sneak off to once the kids are fast asleep. Or just take a moonlight stroll on the tranquil beach.
The Olaulim Backyards
If you are looking at showing the outdoors to your kids, then Olaulim Backyards is the perfect eco resort for your family. Nestled on the backwaters, this is the place to make the most of the Goan outdoors. Savio, his wife & kids (plus a menagerie of animals) will welcome you into their individual cottages with a huge outdoor pool to relax in. You can take walks, go bicycling or even take out a kayak or canoe in to the backwaters. Teach your kids to fish, spot different kinds of birds, and if you visit in the monsoons watch the peacocks dance. Doesn’t this sound perfect?
The Alila Diwa Hotel
This one’s certainly one of Goa’s best resorts. You will love this super stylish hotel with its uber luxurious facilities. And you can leave your children or toddlers below six in a centre with trained staff and ultra clean surroundings, totally without a worry. They also have a Teen Zone for older kids where there are video games, table football and comfy beanbags. Additionally, they organize activities and regular movie screenings in their in-house theatre. Awesome, right?
Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village
Located right on the beach and at the foot of the famous Aguada fort, this beautiful villa-style resort is luxurious and exclusive. It hosts a separate playing zone for kids and even has a kids-special restaurant serving their favourite dishes, albeit cooked healthy. They also organize activities, and with a sunken bar one can even spend a day at the pool with them whilst keeping the spirits happy. You could walk along the fort wall and watch a beautiful sunset, and who knows, you might just land up spotting dolphins?
If you are looking for a more budget option then Granpa’s Inn also known as Hotel Bougainvillea in Anjuna, is a great place to stay at with kids. A family owned hotel, that is housed in a renovated 200-year-old Portuguese Villa, this one offers a large pool, cute rooms, a huge garden and an open area for the kids to run around in. They also have kid-friendly food on the menu. Interestingly, the owner is actually a cute Grandpa himself who the kids will love, not to mention the adorable dog he has who brings all the kids to the yard cooing over.