Goa’s loveliest new hotel, Birdsong Moira
How to do a lazy Goa getaway with the gang at
Birdsong Moira is a 200-year-old villa in a Goan heritage village nestled amid jackfruit, chikoo and sangwan trees. A beautiful Portuguese home of pillared verandahs and soaring roofs, singing gardens and lavish pools, which is retrofitted with just enough modernism to allow that familiar cushion of comfort as you sink into an older world.
Wake up to light streaming quietly in through tinted windows. Tell Raju the cook what you feel like eating for the day as you stumble sleepily to the lily pool for your morning cup of tea. Dig into a home-cooked breakfast with kingfishers, orioles and magpies providing the soothing soundtrack to this holiday.
Read by the pool and then dive in for some leisurely laps. This is a good place to while away the afternoon till it’s time for your massage appointment. After, head to the steam room to melt any remaining knots.
Wind down with intimate conversation on a long walk around the village. Finish the day with drinks and a movie in the theatre set up at the bar. And sleep soundly as the night trills and hums around you in this rambling Portuguese haven.
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