Perfect sun-dappled destination
Summertime resort Goa run by Hans Tuinman, a Dutchman together with his wife Sucheta has recently won the award ‘Asia’s Most Romantic Boutique Retreat 2016’, from World Boutique Hotel Awards (WBH) in London.
This three suite villa nestled on a hilltop overlooking paddy fields and a lush tropical garden is adjacent to Calangute and Candolim beaches.
Talking about the award, Sucheta says, “It was very unexpected yet very rewarding. It feel amazing to be recognised in this way after just one year of operation as a very special place to stay, as a place that has character, an intimate feel and most importantly, a place that offers guests a unique experience. All this is especially humbling as we are not professionally-trained hoteliers or architects, and Summertime is simply our personal idea of the perfect holiday home: relaxing from the moment you enter the gates, but also sumptuously comfortable.”
Talking about the idea of the resort, Sucheta says, “The years of travelling around the country, looking for special places to stay for our clients have given us a good insight into what makes for a great place. We decided to make a small villa, with all that we ever would like from a holiday villa, and thus was born Summertime. Built with minimal inputs of architects and zero interior designers, Summertime has a freshness about it. The luxury is in the large spaces and panoramic views.”
Being protected from the noise and crowds makes the property the choice of the patrons, shares Sucheta. “We ensured that we have a big garden space for the guests to enjoy. Full of colour and fragrance, the garden is also attractive to a large number of birds and butterflies. It is a haven for nature lovers.”
Summertime resort recently won Asia’s Most Romantic Retreats 2016 award