Think Goa! Now think North Goa! Any difference?
Perhaps, for many of us, Goa and North Goa are synonymous. All you need is a bunch of friends or family and a smart phone with an 8 mega pixel camera and you are ready to let yourself loose in the party capital of India.
But to experience Goa in its true sense, it’s a good idea to stay in a hotel that’s right in the middle of bustling North Goa. Better still, close to the beach. If it seems like a Herculean task to you, I’m going to make it extremely easy for you. Here’s a list of Top 5 Hotels in North Goa. Take your pick!
Belonging to a chain of hotels, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is conveniently located near the Candolim beach. Built in traditional Portuguese architecture, wooden settings and a modern décor sets this beautiful property apart from others. If you want a room overlooking the pool, you can choose to book the Superior room. The hotel offers an ideal stay for honeymooners and business travellers equally.
Try out the barbeque at the hotel’s Poolside Bar-B-Que Grill & Island Bar while sipping on your favourite cocktail. Also, tantalize your taste buds with grilled crab in peri peri sauce. Soothe your senses and feel pampered at the Revive Spa and enjoy a comfortable stay at this 4-star property.
Located a few minutes from the vibrant Baga, Calangute and Anjuna beaches, this tranquil 3 star property is just the right place for you to park yourself in North Goa. Nestled near the blue lagoon waters, the resort is ideal for a couple or family. Although you have the inviting beaches nearby, you might want to venture into the resort’s own swimming pool while your kids splash about in the waters of the toddlers’ pool.
And now for the tummy! Appease your taste buds with steak that will melt in your mouth at the Tabla Restaurant overlooking the Baga River. If you are a music lover, you might be lucky to check-in on a day when traditional theme nights are organised with live bands performing.
Modern interiors and an elegant style, the 4 star Ocean Palms Goa hotel offers a fresh vibe as you check-in. The hotel’s location is fantastic with popular North Goa beaches like Baga, Calangute and Anjuna being a 5-minute walk. Feel at home in spacious rooms with large windows while enjoying a drink with your partner. Why not? You have a minibar in your room.
Foodie, are you? Pick on the buffet spread of European and Indian delicacies at the in-house restaurant, Nautilus or chill out with your friends and family at the Beachcombers Lounge. Chicken sausages and Tandori pomfret prepared by the chef are a must-try. With stellar room service and surprises in the form of beautiful towel designs in your room every day, Ocean Palms Goa will give you the sense of being a valued customer.
Think sunset, blue azure waters of the swimming pool, aromatic coffee and a lovely companion. Located close to the Mapusa Market and the Vagator beach, start your holiday by checking in to the La Gulls Court.
Enjoy local Goan cuisine at the hotel’s terrace restaurant called Bird’s Flight or go pubbing at either of the hotel’s bars: Vultures and Seagull. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can indulge in adventure sports like trekking, diving, go karting or parasailing that the hotel’s tour desk will happily arrange for you. Overall, look forward to a comfortable stay, awesome dining options and close proximity to the popular beaches at La Gulls Court.
Low on budget, travelling with your gang of college friends and want to stay in North Goa? Well, Ginger Tree Village of the Ginger Tree Group is an ideal choice suiting your purpose and pocket. Lush green surroundings and a few minutes away from the bustling beaches, this hotel is a good value for money option.
Moreover, there are a variety of rooms to choose from. You may book a villa or a penthouse if you are travelling in a group or go for the standard rooms if travelling alone or with a partner. Look forward to a friendly environment and great service.
Although I’ve tried to make your task easier, you might want to plan your trip in advance for better deals. Or if you are an “I-make-spontaneous-plans” person, then last minute deals on MakeMyTrip.com will get you the best discounts.