Luxury hotels and beach resorts in Goa
A destination famous for its beaches and laid-back vibe, the Indian state of Goa is a firm favorite with travelers. With plenty of elegant luxury hotels in Goa to choose from, you’re guaranteed a vacation to remember.
Goa was under Portuguese rule for four and a half centuries. It’s unsurprising then, that the state’s Portuguese influence is still evident today. Cities like Old Goa, also known as Velha Goa, is a prime example of its colonial rule. Old Goa was the capital during this period, and you can still see many Portuguese-style churches and cathedrals.
Where is Goa?
Goa is located on the south-west coast of India. Its neighbouring states are Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south. Its boundless number of beaches meet the Arabian Sea, providing much needed respite from the humid temperatures.
The nearest — and only — international airport is Dabolim Airport, also known as Goa Airport. Vasco da Gama is around 4km away, while other major cities Margao and Panjim are 23km and 30km respectively.
Goa attractions – church of St Francis of Assisi ©Mittal Patel
Luxury hotels in Goa
Alila Diwa Goa
Alila Diwa Goa perfectly epitomises the idea of a luxury hotel resort in Goa. It’s located on Gonsua Beach in the south and is ideal for couples as well as families. The hotel’s unique Goan design blends modern architecture with the surrounding green paddy fields — on which the hotel’s based.
Alila Diwa Goa has several types of accommodation to cater to different types of travelers. The Terrace Room can accommodate 2 adults, and comes with a king bed or twin beds. This room also has a private balcony with either a view of the paddy fields or garden. As its name suggests, the Family Suite is a good size for families with 2 adults and 2 children. As well as the regular amenities, it also comes with a living room and workspace, and a private terrace.
Notable features to mention include the luxurious Spa Alila, where treatments given are inspired by the ancient traditions of Ayurveda. Children also aren’t forgotten here, as the resort has its very own kids’ spa too!
Goa luxury hotel – Alia Diwa ©Aliahotels
“With plenty of elegant luxury hotels in Goa to choose from, you’re guaranteed a vacation to remember.”
Caravela Beach Resort– luxury resort in Goa
A luxury hotel in Goa with its own private beach, and beachfront rooms, Caravela Beach Resort is a dream accommodation. Open your balcony door to enjoy views of the manicured lawns, or of the Arabian Sea, it depends on you.
The Deluxe Suite perfectly blends contemporary living with traditional design. It comes with its very own living area, dining room, balcony, master bedroom and also luxury bathroom.
Along with providing some first-class R&R, Caravela Beach Resort boasts a 9-hole golf course, spa and an Ayurvedic centre. Enjoy treatments such as couples’ massage next to the sea, and from highly trained therapists and yoga practitioners.
Goa luxury hotels – Caravela Beach Resort deluxe room ©Caravela Beach Resort
Goa luxury hotel – Cidade De Goa
This 5-star luxury hotel resort in the city of Panaji sits right on the beach. Rooms and suites are bright, comfortable and also generous in size. I particularly like the look of the junior suites at Cidade De Goa. They come with a king bed, all the amenities you need, and best of all a view overlooking Azure Bay.
On site to also make your stay as relaxing as possible are 2 outdoor pools and a spa at Clube Saude. Indulge in a massage, facial or personal grooming. Whatever your choice, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and energized. The club also has a gym where you can practice yoga, or simply relax in the steam and sauna room.
Beach resorts in Goa – Goa sunset ©Nitin Kumarverma
Luxury hotels in Goa – Panjim ©Vivek Achary
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