Top 20 Luxury Hotels & Resorts to Stay in Goa

The sunshine state is a well-liked vacation spot and draws visitors of all types, be it a bachelorette party, a trip with friends, a family vacation, or even a business retreat. If you’re planning a trip to Goa anytime soon, here is a list of luxurious hotels to stay in, both in the hip neighbourhood of North Goa as well as in charming and quiet South Goa.

Alila Diwa Goa, Majorda

Situated in serene South Goa, Alila Diwa has 118 elegantly designed rooms and suites to offer, each with a private balcony and some that open to a garden patio. A coastal restaurant, an evening cocktail bar overlooking the courtyard, an all-day diner, and a poolside bistro are some of the dining venues. 

Address: 48/10, Adao Waddo, Majorda, Goa 

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Ahilya by The Sea, Nerul

The luxury boutique hotel has nine aesthetically designed rooms decorated with art pieces handpicked by the owner from her travels. The property features a beautiful garden dotted with tropical plants, an infinity pool and a plunge pool enveloped in coconut palms, as well as an al fresco dining space offering Goan, Italian, and French cuisine. 

Address: Coco Maia 787 Nerul - Reis Magos, Rd, Nerul, Goa 

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Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Candolim

Touted as the first luxury hotel in Goa, the property is built on the 16th-century fort, offering scenic views of the Arabian Sea. The lodging options range from an opulent presidential suite to a garden view and sea view suites, some of which have a private sit-out. You could have a drink at the bar or choose from one of their five dining options for a meal with a view.

Address: Beach Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa 

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Calwadolo 

The pet-friendly luxury resort is situated amidst 56 acres of greenery and evokes Mediterranean vibes. It offers villas with a plunge pool as well as deluxe and luxury suites overlooking the sea. Play a round or two of golf at the executive course on site and enjoy a meal at the award-winning Goan-Portuguese restaurant. 

Address: Calwaddo, Goa 

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Vivanta Goa, Panaji

The hotel is just five minutes from Panjim's city centre and overlooks the picturesque Miramar Beach. Choose from 77 rooms, which include executive rooms with spacious balconies, premium rooms with views of the Arabian Sea, and deluxe rooms with scenic views of palm and pine trees.

Address: St. Anne's Junction, Off, Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa

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Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim

The Grand Hyatt is located at Bambolim Bay, overlooking the calm waters, and then there’s the hotel's tropical gardens. Each of its 313 opulent rooms and suites has a balcony and a cosy seating area. Their all-day dining establishment has five live kitchens that offer a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. 

Address: P.O Goa University, Road, Bambolim, Goa 

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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji

Situated on the Miramar Beach shoreline, it offers well-appointed rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the sprawling gardens. Enjoy global cuisine at one of the many restaurants, practise yoga in the 24-hour fitness centre, or unwind in the swim-up bar by the outdoor pool.

Address: Miramar, Panaji, Goa 

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Novotel Goa Resort & Spa, Candolim

The Bali-style resort, which is only a short stroll from Candolim Beach, has 121 well-lit rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities. You can relax in their private cabanas by the vitality pool or treat yourself at the spa, surrounded by a tropical forest. Novotel Goa is also home to Goa’s only Turkish Hammam.

Address: Pinto Waddo, off Candolim Road, Candolim, Goa 

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Arpora

Vagator, Baga, Calangute, and Anjuna are some of the top North Goa beaches that surround the opulent hotel. The elegant guest rooms and suites come with a patio or balcony each, with pool views, which also has a business centre and meeting spaces.

Address: Ximer, Arpora, Goa 

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The LaLit Golf & Spa Resort, Palolem

The two-storey oceanfront property has 263 rooms, including suites with pool, garden, and sea views, featuring Portuguese-style architecture with lovely Goan elements. Pick from one of their five dining options, which all feature different cuisines, including Goan fare. For an adrenaline rush, engage in one of the on-site water sports offered between October and May.

Address: Raj Baga, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 

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ITC Grand Goa, Cansaulim

The hotel has Goan accents and the appearance of a small Indo-Portuguese village. Think wide windows, cobblestone streets, and yellow walls. It is situated in South Goa and features direct access to Arossim Beach. There are 246 rooms spanning from lagoon, pool, and sea view rooms to a presidential suite, with six food and beverage outlets to dine at. 

Address: Arossim Beach Rd, Cansaulim, Goa 

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Le Méridien Goa, Calangute

The luxury hotel is conveniently situated close to popular markets, beaches, and tourist destinations. Elegant marble bathrooms and round-the-clock room service are part of the classic guestrooms and family studios with balconies. In addition, guests can rent bicycles from the hotel to explore the neighbourhood.

Address: Aguada - Siolim Rd, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa 

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Cidade De Goa - IHCL SeleQtions, Panaji

Situated in the quaint neighbourhood of Panjim, the luxury hotel is an ideal place to stay with the family. It offers you a piece of Goa with its patterned floors, tiled roofs, and Portuguese architectural details. The hotel welcomes pets, offers amenities and entertainment for children, as well as water sports, a spa, and a swimming pool for relaxation.

Address: Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa 

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Radisson Blu Resort Goa, Mobar Beach 

The property is located close to Cavelossim Beach and offers 132 colourful rooms including a business class room, suites, deluxe and superior rooms equipped with modern amenities. It has three restaurants, one of which is an upscale Greek restaurant, along with an elegant bar. 

Address: Cavelossim, Beach, Mobor Beach, Goa 

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The Westin Goa, Anjuna

The Westin Goa is the ideal choice if you're looking for a luxurious stay in Goa's trendy Anjuna area. It has tastefully decorated rooms and suites, some with deluxe patios and others with direct pool access. Participate in activities offered by the property and sample regional and international cuisine at their restaurants. 

Address: Survey No 204/1 Sub Division 1, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 

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The St. Regis Goa Resort, Cavelossim

The luxurious property in South Goa offers lagoon view suites, villas, and rooms, some of which come with a butler service available around-the-clock. You can eat at one of the four restaurants, which serve classic Indian dishes as well as international cuisine. Play at the golf course overlooking the Arabian Sea, then visit the spa for an ayurvedic or therapeutic massage.

Address: Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa

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The Postcard Cuelim, Cansaulim 

The opulent boutique hotel is situated in a historic location with views of 3500 acres of paddy fields. The rich interiors are influenced by Portuguese elements and the 350-year-old chapel on the premises. Reserve one of their six elegantly designed rooms, sample regional cuisine in the restaurant, and sign up for one of the guided tours organised by the hotel. 

Address: 64 T.B Cunha Road Cuelim, Cansaulim 

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W Goa, Bardez

The beachfront resort in North Goa is close to Vagator Beach and offers 121 opulent suites with a variety of cuisines at its restaurants. Spend the day sipping on vibrant cocktails and the evening having fun at WOOBAR, their restaurant cum pub. At their luxurious spa, you can also relax in the steam rooms or book a therapy bath.

Address: Vagator Beach, Bardez, Goa 

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Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa, Candolim

The 168 guest rooms at Hyatt Centric come with floor to ceiling windows, luxurious bath amenities, and round the clock in-room dining services. The pet-friendly property also has a refreshing pool surrounded by potted greens, a bar, and multiple dining options. 

Address: Anna Waddo, Main, Candolim Rd, Candolim, Goa 

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, Utord

The resort is a popular pick amongst celebrities. It features six categories of rooms each with a mood lighting facility, and views of either the garden or the sea. The property has six dining outlets including a colonial bar and a cigar lounge as well as a Trans Fitness centre, outdoor yoga space, and fun activities to keep the kids engaged. 

Address: 30/3, Acsona Waddo, Uttorda Beach, Utorda, Goa  

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Published on: Feb. 19, 2023, midnight Last modified on: Feb. 5, 2023, 10:10 a.m.
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