This mother’s day was made even more special when Le
Meredien , Calangute , decided to host three of us mom travel bloggers in Goa.
What we came away with was memories, some great mommy bonding, and the big
bonus was the children got along famously aswell.
|Le meridien Goa , staycation in Goa, |
We were welcomed into their plush rooms, overlooking a Mango
tree laden with blush coloured Mangoes, as well as a large sized chess board.
What immediately caught my attention, was the clever use of space within the
Using a different pattern on the wall paper and the rug
under the circular sofa, the helped create lounging zones in the room. The
circular bed was our favourite spot, sturdy enough for jumping on, comfortable
high backs to see TV from, or gaze out of the room at the unseasonal rain pattering
on Mangalorean roofs.
|Le Meridien Goa, this one was one of the little alcoved sitting areas in the room, one of three such areas. |
|Interesting Houndstooth pattern to depict the native Kunbi tribe of Goa|
|The change in wall paper , to distinguish this beautiful round bed/sofa perfect loung area. Le Meridien Goa|
|Art work depicting the St Augustine's church ruins , Le Meridien Goa|
The art in the room was inspired by the Kunbi tribe , their
checked kunbi saris and the typical brass jewellery.
There were 4 different places where kids can
read/lounge/jump/ play/ sleep in depending on how big your kid is. For shreyu,
he was immensely taken up by the cupboard, where he decided to open up a shop
selling imaginary Poppins and lollipops.
But he also had real chocolate lollipops as part of his
welcome treat, and the cute dessert in a jar, with miniature slippers, starfish
and I was blown away by the attention to detail and the painstaking
craftsmanship of the F and B team .
Next up was éclair decorations. Eclairs are the French
inspiration that the Lemeridien draws from its origins. And more than the kids
it was the mothers who enjoyed the éclair making at the signature coffee shop
of le meridian, which doubles as a bar by night. We were explained that each
Meridien property has a unique éclair to themselves and here it was the Mango
and cashew ones. But honestly , we have been to Meridien Mahabaleshwar and
Pune, but haad never experienced this part of the hospitality.(do ask about the
eclairs if you ever visit a meridian property) . another unique part of the
meridian properties is the art in the hotel which is unique to the place.
|we enjoyed getting messy with whipped cream|
|Mom Ruchi , and I making the most of edible creative eclairs, Le meridien Goa|
One thing I always maintain, no destination or hotel is not
child friendly, kids find everything fascinating, the question is the property
The balconies and the absence of child locks on the doors (
he was easily able to open the doors , the absence of any latch in the
bathrooms ( a pet peeve of mine in almost all hotels , because children just
don’t seem to understand privacy. )
The pros were ofcourse the circular bed/sofa, as well as
ample room to run around in the room, also that there is ample cupboard space,
because while travelling with a toddler, we carry their universe with them.
From his toilet seat to his favourite blanket make it to the travel list.
|unbridled joy of childhood.\, Le meridien Goa|
|that happiness cant be faked . |
|Chess with Dad, at the kids club, Le Meridien Goa|
|chess with mama. Le Meridien Goa. wonder woman and super man a DC comic special twinning for mothers day.|
|Beach fun at Le Meridien Goa|
|Twinning in our Mothers day T shirts |
|Kids club Le Meridien Goa|
|Cold Coffee at the coffee shop at Le Meridien Goa|
|dinner at Jazz and grills Le meridien Goa, for detailed describtion and review do check out my instagram check the hashtag #vacaywithlemeridiengoa|
|grilled recheado chicken , at Jazz and grills, Le Meridien Goa.|
|vreme brulle and chocolate brownie, match made in Heaven, Le meridien Goa|
|enjoying our Morning cuppa , Le meridien Goa|
|Twinning in our disney mickey night shirts , mother's day special|
|poached eggs, served on a bed of Goa prawn curry. for full review and more details. come check out my Instagram @thefoodietrails, use hashtag #vacaywithlemeridiengoa|
|you know a hotel loves its moms, when they have a coffee machine in the room.|
|... and candy jars for kids|
|Mothers day special body painting, his first Dinosaur|
|and then he attempted making a dinosaur aswell|
|This special mother's day Menu was a culmination of all the chefs favourite meals as a kid. from fried rice to roast chicken , the menu had it all, for more details, follow me on my instagram handle where I have detailed posts on the food, @thefoodietrails, le Meredien Goa|
|The have one of the most extensive juice bars for breakfast and everything from cucumber to beetroot can be juiced to your liking. le meredien Goa. follow me on my Instagram @thefoodietrails for detailed food posts. #vacaywithlemerediengoa|
Calangute is a tourist hub, convenient to visit the beach,
shopping for moms , very nice salons and spas within walking distance, and
every possible cuisine within a stones throw away.
We loved our mom bloggers retreat to Le meridian, made more
exciting by the fact that Ruchi with her daughter Ivanka and Avantika with her
son Panav were part of it. Both the kids were within 10 months range of
Shreysht which made the bonding between the kids heartwarming to watch. From
running between chairs with Panav, to discussing the virtues of sitting in the
back seat with Ivanka, the babies had as good a time as the mommies, and that’s
the best gift for a mother on Mother’s day.
|happy family times , le meredien Goa|
|The Mom's tribe Avantika, me and Ruchi |
|memories at Calangute beach|
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