Beach Holiday in Goa
The beautiful Goa is located on the west coast of India at the Arabian Sea and is an oasis to relax, with its beautiful beaches, tropical palms and Portuguese culture. The place is perfect for a beach holiday after an exhausting journey or for a romantic honeymoon. As already mentioned, Goa is characterised by the 450-year-old Portuguese colony, so there is a majority of the Catholic population. Many know the state mostly through its Western European hippies, who toured the beaches in the 1960s. In addition to attractions such as the Basílica do Bom Jesus, Chapora Fortress, St. Cajetan Church, Aguada Fortress and the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, there are also many beaches that are indeed worth visiting Goa. It is not only the land of happy cows but also the mix of friendly family restaurants, various excursion possibilities and beautiful places with small Café´s. You can get there by plane from Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kochi or Jodhpur. We would recommend a minimum stay of 3 days. Below, you find a list of our best hotels in Goa.
Our TOP 5 Luxury Hotels in Goa:
1. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
At the luxurious Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, you embrace the languid and laid-back life that is so characteristic of this sunny beach state. The hotel is located in Benaulim on the southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Four minutes from the airport, the resort spans 56 acres of lush greenery. The main building of the hotel is divided into large deluxe, luxury and villa rooms. All of these rooms are associated with old architecture, flower-lined terraces and a sunlit auditorium, all for a perfect and romantic holiday. The hotel is also the ideal location for business events, conferences and meetings. The Ballroom, one of the most massive pillarless banquet halls in Goa – on 4,600 square feet, is ideal for weddings. Here in the luxurious five-star hotel, you can enjoy the best nuances of Indian and international cuisine. The hotel also has a lounge by the pool; against stress. Soothe your frayed nerves with rejuvenating therapies in the Jiva Spa. For those looking for a more active vacation, the fitness centre has everything enthusiasts need. Sport is an integral part of the hotel’s activities, and you can play badminton, tennis, golf or cricket. You can even try your hand at archery!
2. The Leela Goa
Set in 75 acres of landscaped gardens, The Leela Goa is designed to reflect Portuguese and Indian heritage hidden away on the southern tip of Goa. Between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River, the hotel has 206 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. The club – a resort in a resort, offers everything from airport transfers in limousines, private plunge pools, dining areas and a club beach. From Indian to Italian, there are seven dining options. There is also a 12 hole golf course and an outdoor pool. Enjoy the Health Club and Spa, which provide everything for fitness and relaxation.
3. Alila Diwa
The Alila Diwa brings a refreshingly unique experience, on Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes from the airport. Surrounded by lush rice fields, the hotel blends the best of contemporary Goan architecture with rich cultural traditions. Steep roofs and wide verandas combine with the subtle shades of teak wood, local red laterite stone, polished Kota stone and terrazzo flooring, open walls and brass lanterns that give a soft magical glow at night. The interiors are designed to capture the Goan ethos through simple furniture with clean lines. All rooms and suites have been designed to flow into the natural environment. The understated elegance of the light wood and soft surroundings is compensated by luxurious linens in shades of brown and rust. The public spaces also feature classic touches, such as the art centre on the shore Bar.
4. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
The Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa is an elegant, Indo-Portuguese and architectural heritage. It is presented by Romanesque arches, pillared verandas and sunny Saquãos (central courtyards). With the beach on the side and in dense foliage, 142 terracotta rooftop suites and villas provide the most comfortable contemporary luxury in the midst of nature. You can enjoy a 3-course Thai lunch at Banyan Tree – one of the top-rated Southeast Asian restaurants in Goa – for a drink and aperitif at the sunken bar and pool. A workout at the fitness centre, a round of tennis or water sports can be topped off with a hedonistic massage or facial at the award-winning Jiva Spa.
5. Taj Aguada Resort & Spa
The romantic Taj Aguada Resort & Spa is a charming and vivid hotel. It has a lot of history in its walls. Here are the kings, the heads of the government offices and the most prominent celebrities frequent visitors. It is the first luxury hotel in Goa. The scenic surroundings create a fantastic backdrop for the entire experience along with the posh restaurants and the Jiva Spa. Relax in a room that shows the spirit of Goa. Discover the horizon as it leads across the waters of the pool, the 16th-century Portuguese fortress and back across the Arabian Sea to reach the beach of Sinquerim. Expect the best in world cuisine. The restaurants present the mastery of the experienced cooks.
This is a wonderful extension to the endless beaches of Goa. Perfect is this experience either as a beach holiday in goa after a tour or for a honeymoon, which we could also plan for you. If you are looking for a trip to connect with this experience, it’s worth taking a look at our Luxury India Tours or simply creating your own journey.