Christmas in Paradise: A Guide to the Most Luxurious Staycation Destinations in India
National, December 6, 2023: As the holiday season looms large, a growing number of individuals yearn to break free from the daily grind and revel in a retreat of unmatched luxury. With the Christmas and New Year Celebrations this year falling on long weekends, an increased number of individuals are seeking a lavish Christmas staycation or a mini vacation—the Founder and Principal Architect at Designers Group, Ar. Khozema Chitalwala possesses extensive expertise in designing upscale hospitality spaces, and hence, will provide us insights into some of the most luxurious destinations in India for the upcoming season! This thoughtfully curated selection of outstanding staycation spots assures an indelible synthesis of elegance, tradition, and contemporary luxury.
Alibaug: Sun, Sand & Serendipity
Nestled along the Konkan coast, Alibaug beckons as an idyllic retreat for a resplendent Christmas weekend. Renowned for its proximity to urban centres such as Mumbai and Pune, this coastal haven captivates visitors with its picturesque beaches, as well as delectable seafood, paired with a festive mood. Radisson Resort and Spa, designed by Designer’s Group acts as the jewel on the crown of this serene destination. This luxurious resort with its private villas provides opulent sanctuaries, ensuring a sojourn marked by comfort and style. The planning emphasises the experiential vacation that one unwinds in, by exposing one to the vibrant island life.
Goa: Where Every Tide Carries the Echoes of Eternity
Adorned with colonial architecture and palm-fringed shores, Goa transforms into a magical haven during this season. The gentle weather, paired with the rhythmic sounds of Christmas carols reverberating through the confined pathways, establishes a magical setting. The lively beach parties, glittering night markets, and exuberant Christmas Eve celebrations showcase Goa’s ability to merge tradition with modern merriment. In the diverse portfolio of the Designers Group, Hotel Amora Vida in Goa is a standout, overlooking a magnificent sea and capturing the essence of the Konkan culture. Positioned as a wellness-oriented hospitality space, Amora Vida offers a comprehensive array of world-class facilities, including designated spaces for personal interactions, providing a modern blend of culture, cuisine, and tradition.
Jaipur: A Royal Affair in the Pink City
The Pink City, renowned for its architectural brilliance, metamorphoses into an enchanting spectacle adorned with festive lights, enveloped in the winter goodness, crafts a spellbinding weekend Getaway. For the stay, we would wholeheartedly recommend Devi Ratn, set against the stunning backdrop of the Aravalli hills. With its contextually-rooted design, geometric elements, and surreal experiences, Devi Ratn emerges as a hidden treasure for tourists exploring the charm of Rajasthan. From enjoying a bonfire while experiencing the life of the Royalty of Rajasthan to indulging in some self-reflection time within the serene built spaces, this hotel has got something for everyone!
As the festive vibes take centre stage, these dreamy getaways are poised to turn your Winter Weekends into a spectacular escape, blending elegance, tradition, and modern luxury seamlessly. Consider this your golden ticket to ditch the everyday routine and bask in the luxury of these handpicked staycation havens. Get ready for a holiday season brimming with cosiness, laughter, and the magic of one-of-a-kind cultural adventures!