Goa needs no introduction, for it is the most popular and probably the most written about beach destination of India. Most loved and the most frequented, Goa never fails to enchant its visitors. Everyone gets bitten by the “Goa Bug” that forces them to return year after year. And that is exactly what my dear friend UV, claims to have happened to Stuart.
Let me introduce my friend – Yuveline Prathna Titus Rao, fondly known as UV. An ex-colleague, a quirky creative writer with an ad agency, bubbly and vivacious human being, UV has a knack of finding humor in the dreariest of situations. UV shared a review of her stay at The Zuri in Goa but with a twist. She brought it alive through the eyes of her best pal – Stuart. I loved their (Stuart’s and UVs) view on it and requested her to share the same with all of you on this blog. The review is honest, though the tone is quirky. I am sure you are going to be in splits after you read through. Over to UV now –
The travel bug has bitten our very own yellow fellow, Stuart. And this time, his adventures begin in Goa, India. With a cozy four-day stay at Zuri White Sands Resort, Spa & Casino on the Varca Beach (South Goa), Stuart was game for some fun in the sun. The resort, he says, is a peaceful abode with ample activities just perfect for him to try out. But hey, as soon as he saw the white sands of the beach and the blue waves lashing in the distance, he zipped through the resort’s stone pathway in no time.
Right from his impatient flight trip from Bangalore, to the moment the waves hit his tiny yellow feet, Stuart has had some amazing experiences. Although it was monsoon and was raining for most part of the day, it didn’t dampen his spirits of trying out the nearby shacks and making a few visits to the beach (stone’s throw from the main cafe), just to see the violent waves of Varca.
On one afternoon, Stuart ventured out to a nearby shack in search of some really gooood fooood, bored with the overcharged dishes in the resort’s menu. Voila, just 500 meters (1000 Stuart steps) from the gate into a lane, was ‘Garden Court’, where he enjoyed scrumptious delicacies every day/night during his stay in Zuri (Goa). Stuart says that the prices were “wow”, the food and service was “wowowowowo”.
Geared with just my MOTO X’s camera of 10 Mega Pixels (for more stories, follow me on Instagram), I took the little guy wherever I went to in Goa and got him posing. Not to forget the curious onlookers who took me for a teenager still stuck with a childish toy obsession. But hey, that didn’t stop me (or my husband from giving me ideas on poses). Because at the end of the click, I knew it’s going to bring a dozen smiles, at least, when someone sees these pictures.
So, how about you help double up those dozen smiles? See more snaps of Sun, Sand and Stuart only on my FB page UVness And, keep visiting for more adventures.
You’ll go bananaaaaas…
But before you hop onto my page, here are Stuart’s Stars for Zuri White Sands:
3/5 (Only for Off-Season)
Thanks Ami Bhat (and Thrilling Travel) for this guest feature. Stuart’s gonna love all the likes!
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