Picture this - glistening white sands, inviting blue waters and lazy evenings spent sipping cocktails. Lounging on the beaches of Goa has always been a top experience for many a traveller. Now you don’t need to travel to a beach to experience this joie de vivre, it comes straight to you!
We present to you the top hotels located by Goa's many beaches, where you can spend many languid evenings in pure bliss.
The pristine sands of Mobor Beach will enchant you the moment you check-in at the Holiday Inn Resort. This is arguably one of the best resorts in Goa enjoyed by honeymooners, solo travellers and family alike. The kid’s suite even has a Treasure Island theme!
Try a feni cocktail at their Sundowner Lounge with gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea. Sit right on the beach and try the Chorizo stuffed naan with freshly caught and grilled fish in the Beach Grill restaurant.
A private jaccuzi and the view of the Goan sunset from your balcony, the fun has just begun!
Nestled close to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, South Goa, this five star hotel in Goa is a perfect combination of modern luxury and old-world Goan charm. Do try a lip smacking meal at Spice Studio or a refreshing coconut iced coffee at Edge Bar, both winners of 2013 Times Good Food Awards.
The best part of the resort is its location. Hop on a bike from the rentals outside the hotel gate for Martin’s Corner or Fishka Restaurant. In the afternoon, leave the kids to enjoy themselves at the kids club with a PS3 while you lounge on the beach with a book from the in-house library.
If you want to be where all the action is then Citrus Goa is the ideal place to stay. The buzz of North Goa is palpable the moment you check-in. Tito’s, which doesn’t need any introduction, is a 5 minute walk away.
Though the menu of the restaurant is limited, the in-house chef is known for churning out amazing food high on quality and portion size. Don’t forget to dine by the pool side while sampling a wood-fired oven pizza with a chilled beer.
Situated 10 minutes from the Candolim Beach, the resort is ideal for a family holiday. A great budget hotel with all the comforts one can ask for, spend the afternoons next to the pool enjoying activities for kids and grown-ups alike. Leave your worries aside and indulge in a relaxing Ayurvedic spa session. Don’t miss out on the folk dances and fire eater shows every evening.
For a taste of adventure, water activities sports like jetskiing, banana rides, para-sailing and windsurfing are available on the nearby beach, which is a short walk away.
Wouldn’t you love your resort in Goa to be a short walk from not one but two beaches? Well, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort is just the place for you then. Located near the popular (and cleaner) Candolim Beach, it’s a short walk from Calangute Beach as well.
Unwind with a traditional Balinese body massage at Fresco, the in-house spa and enjoy Thai street food at the Republic of Noodles thereafter. You can also visit Fort Aguada, which is a short distance away.
Far away from the chaos of North Goa, this villa styled resort covered in foliage, provides a contemplative place to stay minutes away from Colva Beach. The cabana on the beach, Nazare, serves seafood, snacks and beverages round the clock. There are many eating joints in proximity to the resort including Mickey’s, Fishland and Martin’s Corner.
To relax, choose from a wide variety of massages at the spa, Espaco Divino. The masseuses are proficient in Ayurvedic, Thai, Swedish and Balinese treatments. Afterwards, lounge on the beach-beds; a perfect spot to catch the sunset.
By Swati Talwar