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Four Reasons Why The Postcard Hideaway Netravali Should Be Your Next Goa Escape

A hidden treasure in the Netravali Forest Goa and a celebrity favourite – The Postcard Hideaway Netravali is a Goan escape full of surprises. 

Discover Goa’s best-kept secret – The Postcard Hideaway Netravali. Hidden in the tropical rainforest, this secluded hotel paints a different picture of the buzzing party capital of India. While you’re here, savour five-star amenities, explore the forest on foot and encounter thrilling wildlife, join a waterfall trek, stroll on secluded beaches, and learn to mix your favourite cocktails.  

Here’s what Ankit Bhatia, Luxury Escapes’ Partnerships & Contracting Manager has to say about his experience at the hotel. “I’ve had one of the best stays of my life at The Postcard Hideaway Netravali. The hotel is set within 20 acres of wildlife sanctuary and offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion. I experienced a Goa like never before, with emphasis on fresh local cuisine, curated experiences, amazing cocktails and finger licking good food.” Read on to find out why The Postcard Hideaway Netravali should be your next escape.  

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The location

This Postcard original is enveloped in the tropical rainforest of Netravali just two hours from Goa’s airport. Often compared to the Amazon Forest in Brazil, the forest is home to incredible wildlife including panthers, leopards and the Malabar Hornbill – which you can spot if it’s your lucky day.  

No matter what time of the year you visit, the temperature will always be pleasant due to the thick forest cover. The forest also has perennial waterfalls hidden throughout the green wonderland, which you can discover on a fun-filled trek arranged by the hotel. Nature enthusiasts can also follow walking trails that are found in abundance across the property.  

The hotel

In harmony with its lush green surroundings, The Postcard Hideaway Netravali is made up of 20 rooms spread across 20 acres, all offering privacy and phenomenal natural vistas. The cottages have been designed to give the ultimate forest experience with a patio to enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings, wooden panelling for a rustic aesthetic, an open-air jacuzzi, and an infinity pool for a lap or two under the clear sky.  

Whenever you feel like resting your legs, golf buggies are at your beck and call 24/7 to transport you from your room and around the property. Meanwhile, a lavish spa offers authentic therapies and yoga classes to ensure your Goa escape is the ultimate relaxing escape. 

Rediscovered Goan flavours

Video courtesy of The Postcard Hideaway Netravali.

The Postcard Hideaway Netravali takes your culinary journey very seriously… From the very beginning, you are welcomed with an artisanal signature drink (a triple-distilled Feni Margarita, yes please!). Goan and Konkan delicacies are re-created in the kitchens by skilled chefs for a flavoursome delight.  

The hotel takes great efforts to find the best and freshest ingredients to cook up a storm, like Goan chorizo or herbs and vegetables from the hotel’s own organic garden. Meanwhile, you can find your favourite local brews including Peoples Lager and Eight Finger Eddie on the menu. What’s more, the hotel offers local cooking experiences so you can learn to make your favourite Goan dishes to recreate at home. 

The Postcard hospitality

Why wake up early on a holiday? The Postcard Hideaway Netravali is a strong believer in letting guests wake up whatever time suits them, even if it means enjoying the first meal of the day well into the afternoon! Enjoy signature Postcard hospitality with the anytime breakfast policy: no matter when you decide to satisfy your first hunger pangs of the day, breakfast is served hot.  

Flying in early or flying out late? Never fear, the hotel’s anytime check-in and checkout policy means you can enjoy a truly relaxed experience in Goa at The Postcard Hideaway Netravali.   

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