Goa was colonized by Portugal for roughly 450 years. As a result, the state is dotted with many remnants from the Portuguese colonial era. In addition, there are many important Hindu sites, as well as beautiful beaches. Check out the best beachfront hotels in Goa!
North Goa has heritage sites, nightlife, shopping, and the state’s most luxurious resorts. South Goa is more appropriate for those wanting a quieter holiday.
Facing the Arabian Sea, Goa has some of India’s best beaches. A short-list of Goa’s best beaches and the best beachfront hotels in Goa follows …
W Goa has 109 rooms and villas, four food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness room, two outdoor swimming pools, and direct access to Vagator Beach.
“At W Goa, we have Spice Traders, our award-winning Asian cuisine restaurant, which also offers a brunch every Sunday with live music, dishing up modern interpretations of traditional Asian flavours,” says Cajetan Araujo, General Manager, W Goa.
“Rockpool has become the stage for progressive artists from all over the world to showcase their talent. Saga Sunday is an example of a dedicated platform for electronic music of all forms from experimental to underground.”
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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa has six food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness centre with complimentary fitness classes, an outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to Miramar Beach. It is within walking distance of Casino Carnival.
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LaRiSa Beach Resort, Goa, is a boutique property with eight rooms overlooking Morjim Beach, each with a private jacuzzi. Plus: a restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, and continental dishes.
Sinon Baga Retreat is a boutique hotel with 26 rooms, two food and beverage outlets, a beachfront gym, an outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to a private area of Baga Beach.
Built on the site of a 17th century Portuguese fort, Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa, Goa, was the first five-star resort to be built in the state. It has 143 rooms, suites, and villas as well as several food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to Candolim Beach.
Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa, Goa, has 142 rooms and villas set amid 28 acres of tropical foliage. The property has three food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a full service spa, and direct access to Candolim Beach.
Mandrem Village Resort is a great place to stay if you want to engage in digital detox. The hotel doesn’t offer wi-fi connectivity! There is a bar and a restaurant, a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to Mandrem Beach.
With 181 rooms set amid 20 acres of gardens, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia has three food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to Cavelossim Beach.
“Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort is a stunning hotel, and you can walk down to the beach from the property,” says General Manager, Vishal Khosla.
“The beach is pristine and not crowded at all which makes it easy for visitors to enjoy themselves. ”
A bit more laid-back, the White Resort is perfect for yoga enthusiasts. It has 14 cottages, a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and direct access to Agonda Beach. Not only that, yoga classes are offered most days of the week.
How to Get There
Dabolim Airport (GOI) is the main port of entry for visitors staying at hotels in Goa. The airport is served by several domestic and a handful of foreign airlines. Many travelers from overseas make connections at Mumbai Airport (BOM) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi.
When to Visit
Goa has a tropical monsoon climate. The peak tourist season is between October and February when the weather is relatively dry. The monsoon season runs from June to September, when rain is more likely. This is when hotels in Goa tend to offer the best discounts.