Between the lush, green jungle and the stunning coastline of Vagator Beach, you’ll find a secluded, electrifying retreat attracting you with its dynamic and spell-binding ambiance and services. And in case, you have any doubt where you are, you’ll find an eye-catching gold installation of W at the entrance, confirming it indeed is W Goa.
Inspired by the spirit of Goa, W Goa is mainly white and open-air with flamboyant splashes of colour in between. Even as you walk into The Living Room – the lobby that leads to the bar and even has a DJ console right there, you’ll see thick fisherman ropes hanging from the ceiling with décor that complements the cinematic sunset views from the lobby lounge. Add to this the gorgeous Rock Pool which happens to be a beach club with a man-made lagoon carved into the hill and views across the Arabian Sea, the sensational AWAY Spa where one can delightfully relax and rejuvenate (thanks to its heated vitality pool, sauna and steam rooms, and some of the absolute best treatments) and FIT gym to keep up your adrenaline levels. And then for fueling your heart and soul, they have The Kitchen Table, an all-day eatery that celebrates fresh local produce and flavours, and Spice Traders, a Pan-Asian restaurant by the water’s edge. To keep up with superlative vibe, the rooms and villas come with playful décor, cloud-like beds and cavernous bathrooms with colourful chandeliers. Across the world, the W hotels know how to match the millennial zest. In true W style, the Goa property offers a good mix of partying, wellness and workout or as they say – detox, retox, repeat.
We’ve been a part of W Goa’s two techno events (we were hosted both times) Future Rising (an art meets music collaboration event in 2019 and recently for the Circle Records gig featuring Colyn. Each time, we witnessed all of Goa’s creative community show up and have absolutely the best time.
Oh! And how can we forget their iconic Whatever/Whenever service that’ll transform your fantasies into reality and deliver some unexpectedly thrilling and surprising moments. Or to put it simply, whatever you want, whenever you want it, really. That’s why it’s the staff at W Goa that makes all the difference. Fromt the GM to the wait staff, it’s the coolest bunch you’ll meet. As I was leaving the bar, I asked if I could take my still-half-full glass of wine with me to the room and they said, “of course, the party must continue.”
While there are many reasons that make W Goa as infectiously sassy as millennials, there is one that tops the chart and that is they know how to keep that Goan spirit alive. You know, what happens at W Goa, stay at W goa!
Charu Gaur is the founder/editor of Runway Square. Don’t ask her to meet over tea or coffee. She’s currently working on her selfie game which recently went for a toss. Tips are welcome.