Sundays are meant for relaxing, and why not? We all deserve a break from the chaos of our busy lives, may it be in the form of an adventure or simply some good food and a dip by the pool. Talking about good food, I can instantly recall my fascinating experience from the Sunday Brunch at Alila Diwa Goa.
Alila Diwa, a 5-star Hyatt property in Majorda, South Goa, has come up with a conceptualised Sunday brunching experience called Vivo La Brunch spread across the Vivo Restaurant & Vivo Lawns at their property. Walking you through a spread of cuisines from across the world, the Vivo La Brunch is much more than just food and drinks.
By this, I mean, you get complimentary all-day access to the pool where you can start your day with taking a dip at their gorgeous infinity pool while you allow your little ones to swim in the kid’s pool or leave them in the play area where they can spend some time playing fun games and other activities. Pottery, Bangle making and live music uplift one’s mood.
With unlimited food and bottomless pouring of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the brunch adheres to a very aesthetic theme with a fun ambience, set against the backdrop of the blue oceans (depicting the marine life of Goa) and earthy tones of the restaurant which give it a complete Goan feel.
As beautiful as the property looks, the warm hospitality is what touches the heart. You’ll be welcomed, greeted, escorted to the Vivo Restaurant, and served with a welcome drink in cute little bamboo cups. Get ready to be awestruck to see how the property is spread alongside the fields, with a far sight of the beach. It has an infinity pool, claimed to be one of Goa’s biggest infinity pools. How much fun would it be to take a dip by the pool during sunset, wouldn’t it? Until then, you haven’t even gazed through the whole property; it is just the Vivo Lawns! The inviting aroma of the cuisines from across the world was so tempting that we couldn’t resist but instantly grab a dish or two from the continental section.
A unique set of DIY cocktails and mocktails with house infusions were presented by the lead at the bar counter, the gin based being my favourite (as always). Indulging in an elaborate and immersive dining experience, the Vivo La Brunch comes with a variety of food – Spaghetti, Seafood, Salad Bar, BBQ & Grills, Thai food, and so many countless options to choose from, I must say, spoiled for choice! Carefully created, each dish has its own uniqueness and taste to relish upon – you won’t be disappointed. Not only is the food set up in the restaurant area but is also spread across the outdoors. There are numerous live counters like the chaat counter, kebab counter, Goan street food counter (talking about Ross Omelette) and so much more.
We grabbed an outdoor seat and relaxed ourselves with a bunch of cocktails to sip from and a variety of lip-smacking food on our plates, unsure from where to begin. We were up for another round in no time; the food was that delicious! After a second round, savouring a plate of pani puri and Ross Omelette, we moved over to the dessert counter. The dessert counter itself had multiple options, including Indian desserts. We loaded our plates, right from a slice of an exotic fruit cake to Rajbhog, feeling more than happy & satisfied after a sumptuous meal.
Alila Diwa Goa has so much to offer. You could simply walk through the property and see how beautifully it has been curated and maintained – every corner has a story to tell. On presenting your Sunday brunch bill, you can avail of a 25% discount on a spa treatment of your choice at their most rejuvenating spa area. Sunset by the infinity pool is something that one should not miss. Make sure to carry your swimwear and watch the sun go down by the lush green fields of South Goa.
Contributed by: Kevin Pinto