GOA – a beautiful coastal town in southwest India – is famous for its lively all-night parties. This is especially so during New Year’s Eve (NYE), with fireworks, beach parties, and flamboyant festivities abound.
Some of India’s biggest film stars and most affluent high-rollers ring in the start of a new year in Goa, and if you’re lucky, you just might spot a famous face or two in the sea of extravagant parties that inundate the city that time of year.
In the last couple of days of the year, the hotel – a stunning five-star paradise overlooking the waters of Bambolim Bay – is transformed into a mystical, dramatically lit playground jam-packed with food, entertainment, and of course, plenty of champagne.
In the last two extravaganzas, guests were transported to a bygone era as the hotel morphed into a spectacle of candy girls and dancers, dainty canapés served on swings, a range of colorful cocktails, and whimsical set pieces.
As a bonus, a live fountain was set up from the body of water at The Garden of Dream’s entrance, and guests were welcomed by a zorbing ball that engulfed the appointed “magical” elf. Now that’s what we call a surreal entrance to a party.
At 9pm, the tumble down the rabbit hole continued when the enchanting “Queen” arrived alongside her trusty “Dark Knights”; expectedly, she was greeted by grand music and a spellbound audience.
Guests were also amazed by the larger-than-life performances by an all-female violin troupe, Silver Strings, performances by international dancers, and finally, thumping progressive house music by a spinning DJ.
This year, the theatrics are set to be bigger and better than before, with loud décor pieces and renowned acts set to feature.
On top of that, Grand Hyatt Goa’s Executive Chef Mark Long has a special menu up his sleeves, so don’t be surprised when fronted with wild and imaginative food installations, and dishes served out with theatrical presentations.
The party makes use of the many culinary talents at the hotel’s various kitchens, and once a year, they get together to produce a delightful spread that’ll be sure to get guests talking.
If you want to get in on the fun, The Garden of Dreams Stay Package stay comes with two-way airport transfers, daily buffet breakfast, and a free flow of drinks at the main event.
And after long nights of partying, the comfort of a Grand Hyatt room would be just the thing you’ll need. We particularly like the Grand Suite King which overlooks beautiful sunset views, features a plush king-sized bed complete with feather pillows, and a bathtub overlooking the lawns – perfect to sink into for a hot relaxing bath after a long night of festivities.
The opulent resort also offers a full range of recreational activities, including sailing, zorbing, rock climbing and kayaking; suitable for those who look for adventure, as well as for those in search for tranquility.
If you’re impressed by the scale of luxury and drama of the party, note that you can also have your wedding organized in similar fashion on the hotel’s sprawling, lush lawns. From the décor to the food, capable staff will make sure the most special occasion of your life runs smoothly.
But whether it’s a real-life dream wedding or a New Year’s Eve party to end all others, the Grand Hyatt Goa will sort you out.
Tempted? You can now enjoy a 20% discount to a world of fantasy at the New year’s Eve Garden of Dreams 2016 with the Grand Hyatt Goa Early Bird offer. Book Now!