Goa is known for its gorgeous beaches and plethora of top-rated hotels. These top four locations might be the perfect choice for your holiday.
If you’re craving the beauty of India’s gorgeous Western coastline, Goa is where you want to be. This picturesque state stretches along the country’s coast, and is home to some of India’s most fabulous beaches. Because it’s such a popular area to visit, it plays host to some of the country’s most luxurious resorts and travel amenities.
Goa spans about 3,702 sq km, with much of its space bordering the Arabian Sea. Though the region boasts year-round mild temperatures, is rainiest season falls between June and September. No matter what time of year you visit Goa, you’ll be impressed by its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.
If it’s a world-class Goa beach resort you’re after, consider these four fantastic options.
Beach Resorts in Goa
Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada
Located at Fort Aguada, Vivanta by Taj is one of the most desirable resorts in Goa. Its website boasts that governmental executives and celebrities often flock to its seaside location in search of what it provides: A unique combination of vibrancy and serenity. Everything here has been recently revamped, from the private villas to the on-site spa.
Speaking of the spa, we’d be amiss not to hail Jiva Spa for its relaxation amenities. At Jiva, you’ll be treated to one of the most lavish spa experiences in India. The beauticians and massage therapists here use Ayurvedic principles to guide their treatments. They also exclusively use locally derived Indian herbs and all-natural creams and oils. Even if you’re not interested in a spa treatment, you can stop by for yoga and meditation sessions.
The Park, Holiday Beach
Another gorgeous oceanfront resort, The Park Calangute offers a tropical feel that’s hard to beat. From its open, airy rooms to its courtyard-style pool, the hotel offers a unique sense of being indoors and outdoors at the same time. It also offers a skybar with gorgeous views of Goa and a restaurant that opens out to the pool area. If your primary reason for visiting Goa is to enjoy the outdoors, The Park Calangute should be right up your alley.
The hotel offers just 20 rooms, giving it a highly personalised and secluded appeal. However, because the lively Holiday Beach is just steps away, you’ll have plenty of chances to rub elbows with other holidaymakers if you wish.
The O Hotel, Candolim Beach
This northern Goa gem boasts 74 rooms, gorgeous tropical landscaping, three top-notch restaurant options and, of course, a spectacular waterfront location. The rooms in The O Hotel resort in Goa come in all shapes and sizes – in fact, the range in size from 300 to 800 sq ft. No matter what size room you choose, however, you know it’ll be stylishly decorated.
Though the resort is located right on the beach, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied as well. The crystal-clear pool beckons swimmers and loungers alike, while the gym gives you a chance to work off the calories you consumed at the on-site restaurant.
Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
This exciting yet rejuvenating resort is situated in the heart of lush, tropical landscaping, and backs right up onto the ocean. Not only that, the beautiful pool and grand decor of Ramada Caravela Goa beach resort make it one of the most indulgent places to stay in Goa. Sip on cocktails at one of the many seasonal bars in the resort – Island Bar is open year-round, while the Beach Shack and Sunset Bar are open seasonally.
There are also plenty of dining options from which to choose. Cafe Cascada, situated in the lobby, is a friendly coffee shop with an a la carte menu. Carnival serves up Italian cuisine, while Castaway (open seasonally) offers poolside fare in an al fresco setting.