Top 25 Resorts in Goa

Goa – was an earlier overseas territory of Portuguese which lasted for 450 years and in 1961 it was annexed by India as an independent state. Maharashtra and Karnataka are the neighbouring states of Goa. Arabian Sea covers the western coast and Sahyadri Hills on the other. Goa is the smallest state in India and also called as “Pearl of the Orient” owing to its scenic beauty and historic and cultural attractions. Panaji is the capital and Vasco da Gama is the largest city in Goa. It is one of the richest states in India and large number of international and domestic tourists explores the Goan beaches, historic monuments and places of worship. Luxury Resorts & Hotels in Goa offers a memorable stay to the visitors. Top resorts in Goa are listed herewith for more references.


  1. Acron Waterfront Resort


Acron Waterfront Resort belongs to ITC Fortune hotel chain and is located on the seaward side of the Baga Bridge and spread across an acre of beautiful land. Dabolim is the nearest airport at a distance of 42km and Thivim is the closest railway station 19km away. Three types of rooms – Sea view, River view and courtyard room have 29 rooms for guests. The temperature controlled Jacuzzi, infinity pool; Gym, River deck and jetty are added amenities in Acron Resort. Acron Waterfront Resort is known as the best luxury resorts Goa. ‘The River Restaurant of master chef Cyrus Todiwala’ is another attraction in the resort.


  • Taj Exotica

Taj Exotica

Taj Exotica Goa falls in the category of Best Goa Beach Resorts and is located on the Benaulim beach spread across 56 acres of beautiful land. This five star property is divided into main hotel building with deluxe and luxury rooms and villas and it overlooks the Arabian Sea. The nearest airport Dabolim is 40mints drive and Madgaon city is 7.5 miles away from the resort. The famous Colva beach is 1.9 miles and this Mediterranean style resort is coupled with quaint architecture, and flower-lined portico.  Alegria, Li Bai, Lobster Shack, Miguel Arcanjo, Eugenia, are the famous restaurants in Taj Exotica that offer Asian, Goan, Sea food, Chinese,  Mediterranean, Indian and continental dishes and  Adega Camoens is the swish lounge bar that is specialised in finger food. They arrange outdoor dining on the beach and pool side as per the guest. Kids can take part in the catering sessions, swimming and activity workshops, play games, learn straw art, pottery and bamboo art and enjoy the most exciting and healthy menu particularly prepared for them. The resort offers a Jiva Spa, fitness centre, games like badminton, tennis, golf, cricket and archery for the guests. A nine-hole golf course, cycling facilities and pool table is also available and city tours are arranged to the historical monuments and beaches.


  • The Leela

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The Leela Goa – is the only beach and river side luxury resort in India situated near the Cavelossim beach and Sal River. The property is 75 acre vast with a private beach, lagoons and tropical gardens. Dabolim is the closest airport at a distance of 35 km and Madgaon is the nearest railway station at 15km from the resort. The famous Cabo de Rama fort is 21km and Varca Beach is 10km from the resort. Private pool villas are available and some rooms have Italian marble bathrooms and whirlpool baths. ‘The Restaurant’ – offer all day dining, ‘The Riverside’ – Italian cuisine, ‘Jamavar’ – Indian cuisine, ‘Susegado’ – Beachside sea food restaurant, and ‘Aqua’- Lounge & Discotheque and The Pool Bar are the specialities in dining section. The property houses a 12-hole golf course, tennis court, Ayurvedic Spa and Gym in the amenities.


  • Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Marriott Resort & Spa

Goa Marriot Resort & Spa – the waterfront high end hotel is centrally located at Panaji and nearby Miramar beach (10 mints walking) and Casino Carnival (3km). Dabolim airport is nearest at a distance of 19 miles and Karmali is the nearest railway station at 8 miles distance. Some rooms provide balconies, patios and white suites. Water front Terrace & Bar, AZ.U.R/ Lobby Lounge, Wan Hao, Pool Bar, Simply Grills are among the 8 dining options that includes a poolside bar and a night club. Gym, full service Spa, outdoor pool and kid’s room are the main amenities provided. The huge ball room is used for theme weddings and business meets. The resort offers concierge services, limousine service and onsite casino gaming facility to the guests. Pets are not allowed but service animals are allowed for disabled persons.


  • Planet Hollywood Beach Resort

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort – this is the first hotel by the Planet Hollywood Holiday Resort outside U.S south located on the Uttorda beach and surrounded by Mayorda beach & Cansaulim beach. The property is spread over 10 acres including the coconut orchard and tropical garden. Dabolim airport is 14km and Panaji city is 25km from the resort. An international standard fitness room, Yoga sessions, steam room with Jacuzzi are the attractions of this resort. Planet dailies – restaurant, Cigar Lounge, Fame – Western cuisine, Heart bar and Poseidon’s cove – sea food restaurant are the dining options here.


  • Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

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Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is known as the best Goa beach resort is located near the Arossim beach and it is 45 acres of land framed as a luxurious resort. The resort is 14km from the Goa international airport. The resort houses 250 Pousada-style guest rooms and sunken baths are provided for each room and some has outdoor shower area with a secret garden. Sereno Spa is a fitness centre here. The swimming pool is one among the largest in India and has water slides. Casa Maria is the main Goan speciality restaurant and the nearby beach is ideal for sunbath and water sports. The resort arranges horticulture tours for interested guests. Other four restaurants offer multi cuisine and each has its own special delicacies to offer.


  • Radisson Blu Resort Goa


Radisson Blu Resort Goa is constructed in a mixed Goan-Portuguese architecture and provides the five star accommodation and facilities to guests. It is situated on the Cavalossim beach and is 33km from the Dabolim airport. Colva, Palolem and Calangute beaches are nearby that offer a memorable and relaxing stay. Shandong restaurant serves Asian cuisine; Upper Deck restaurant is open 24 hrs and offers espresso drinks and Western & Indian dishes; Lucio Dining offers Goan-Portuguese cuisine and also the best place to arrange private parties.  Sagres is the onsite bar situated in the lobby and is famous for cocktails and hot drinks. Sohum Spa is one of the most appreciated wellness centre in Goa and offer Western & Ayurvedic treatments, a gym, meditation facilities and Yoga sessions. The Spa has couple’s massage room, 2 Western and 4 Ayurvedic treatment rooms, wet area for steam, sauna and hot tub.


  • Dona Sylvia Beach Resort

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Dona Sylvia Beach Resort is also located in the south coast of Goa near the Cavalossim beach. The resort is spread over 20 acres and situated 45km from the Dabolim airport and 15km from Margao railway station. The lush resort houses Mediterranean style villas and palm-lined garden offers a relaxing and tranquil stay to the guests. Carmona, the quaint village is just 3km from the resort. Rooms are categorised as superior, deluxe, boutique and suite and balconies or roof-top-terraces are attached with them. The pool side restaurant (Mama Mia), bars near swimming pool (Tia Maria) and in the lobby that serves cocktails also (Amalia), buffet restaurant plus bar (Seagull), authentic Goan theme open air restaurant (Haystack), Indian restaurant (Kebabs and Kurries) are the dining options available in Dona Sylvia beach resort. The Sohum Spa offers ayurvedic massages, Swedish massages, aroma therapy and different personalised scrubs to people.  Whirlpool spa and sauna is also available in this wellness centre.


  • The Lait Golf & Spa Resort Goa

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The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa is nestled in the pristine Goan coast line and has a spread of 85 acres. Lalit Goa resort is 60km away from the Dabolim airport. The rooms are built in Baroque-Portuguese style architecture and have an international standard double ‘T 9-hole links golf course.  The resort has 255 suites including 10 luxury villas. Water sports, holistic sSpa, six unique dining restaurants (Sirocco, Corta’s, Canacona, Gazebo, Veri feni) offer Goan, Portuguese and continental food varieties. Yoga on the private beach, squash court, tennis court, table tennis, Spa (Rejuve), Curio shop (Aum), helipad and outdoor pool are the main facilities provided for the guests. Lalit Goa resort arranges the water sports for people on the Rajbaga beach. Jet Skiing, Ringo Ride, Banana Ride, Water Skiing, Water Walking Ball,  Speed Boat Ride and Evening Cruise are the water sports items mostly conducted between October and May depending on the weather conditions. Many fun games and leisure activities are conducted here.


  • Novotel Goa Resort & Spa


Novotel Goa Resort & Spa is located at the Candolim beach built in contemporary style concrete and glass structure. It is 6km from the well known 17th-century Aguada fort and light house. Dabolim airport is 36km from the resort. The cafe (Chy), 100 seater international cuisine restaurant (Festa), Interior bar (Junho) and the poolside bar (Sunken) are the dining options available in this resort. The resort has two outdoor pools with hot and cold water options, fitness centre, beauty salon, Hammam, Jacuzzi, Sauna, and Turkish steam bath in the activity chart. Water sports like Jet skiing, boat excursions and bicycle & bike renting is offered to guests.


  • Resort Rio

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Resort Rio is a five star resort located on the banks of Baga River in Arpora and one among the top resorts in Goa. The resort is extended to 10 acres of land and categorised as the best riverside resort in Goa owing to its tremendous view, luxurious rooms and convenient location that is near to major attractions like famous night clubs, restaurants, beaches and flea markets. Pure vegetarian restaurant (Jalsa), Pizza & Pastas (Mamma Mia), Multi cuisine all day restaurant (Pickled Mango), 24 hrs Lounge bar (Rio Cafe Bar) are the main dining options in Rio resort. Zaara Spa is the wellness centre in Rio and has two Ayurvedic rooms, one Thai massage room and steam and couple rooms. The wellness center is associated with a beauty salon, spa pool, foot massage lounge, resident reiki healer & acupuncturist, astrologer and wing chun master. The resort also houses an Ayur-shop with all kinds of Ayurvedic beauty and body care products.


  • Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort

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Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort in Goa is located near the Candolim beach and is 41km from the Dabolim airport and 45km from the Madgao railway station. The resort has easy access to the nearby Calangute, Baga and Anjuna beaches. The resort is close by the historical Aguada fort on the Sinquerim beach. Some rooms are designed in Old Portuguese style and they are classified as superior, deluxe, heritage and suites with living areas and balconies. ‘Citrus cafe’ in the resort offers homely food and ‘Republic of Noodles’ restaurant offers even the street food items from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar. ‘Mango Bar’ adjoining the restaurant has a vast collection of wine and spirits. A gym, spa, indoor & outdoor pools, game room, garden are among the amenities. Pets are allowed in this resort.


  • Kenilworth Resort & Spa


Kenilworth Resort & Spa is a luxury resort closely located to Utorda Beach with beautiful landscaped gardens. Dabolim airport is 20 minutes drive and 15 minutes from Margao railway station. The rooms provide sea; garden and pool views and balconies are attached with many. Indian restaurant ‘Mallika’ is open from 7-11pm, Coffee shop ‘The Palms’, beach front restaurant ‘Seahawk’ is famous for seafood, Lobby and Sunken bars and a seasonal cafe ‘Aquarius’ offers snacks including burgers, salads, stir fries, noodles and dim sum. The resort arranges sunset trips, dolphin cruise, boating, fun rides, fishing, water ski, Jet Ski, parasailing and island cruises as per guest choice.


  • Holiday Inn Resort Goa


Holiday Inn Resort in Goa has a beach front park and located near the Mobor beach. The resort is 17km from the Magaon railway station & 45km minutes away from the Dabolim International airport and renowned as one of the top resorts in Goa. Rooms offer pool view or garden view and some have balconies attached. The 24 hrs Cafe Mardi Gras coffee shop, Whispers of Orient – offers Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Sundowner Lounge Bar – serves wine, drinks and specially ‘Goan Feni’ (drink made of Cashunut), Beach Grill – seafood is served in European or Goan style, Fig & Olive – serves Mediterranean & Continental style dishes and private dining is also arranged for couples on the beach or any private place in the resort premises with a magnificently decoration and gourmet menu. The Spa offers Aroma massage and various Ayurveda treatments and the Gym is equipped with all kinds of exercising instruments.


  • The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino


The Zuri White Sands is an award winning five star resort in Goa and hosts a Casino – Dunes in the property and located near the Varca beach. This resort is 28km away from the nearest Dabolim airport. The Fatorda stadium – famous for the football and cricket matches is at 10km distance from the Zuri White Sands resort. The resort is spread over 38 acres offers a spectacular view of the beach and sea from all over. The different restaurants in the resort present Goan, Asian, Pastas and cocktails and drinks to guests. The signature Maya Spa and fitness room provides health treatments to guests along with beauty therapies. A seasonal beachfront eatery, swim-up bar and casino are the main attractions of Zuri White Sands.


  • Phoenix Park Inn Resort


Phoenix Park Inn Resort is located at a 12 mints walk from the Candolim beach and villas are constructed in Italian style. Dabolim airport is 35km, Thivim the nearest railway station is 22km and Casino Royale – the floating casino is 12km away from this resort. Baga and Calangute beaches are within 5km distance from Phoenix Park Inn resort. Goa’s heritage art work decorates the rooms and balconies are provided. The Chapora restaurant offer multi cuisine with Goan delicacies, Sal bar has a wide range of cocktails and hot drinks and at Colval – poolside bar people can enjoy barbeque & grilled items along with live music. Amenities like outdoor pool, fitness room and gift shop are also available.


  • Byke Resort in Goa

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Byke Resort in Goa is between the Cavelossim beach and Sal River and is one of its kinds of resort which is situated between a river and a beach. It is expand in 19 acres and is built in Spanish architecture. People can locate the Holy Spirit Church at 16km abd Cabo de Rama the ruined church at 19km. Rancho – the multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant, Adega Goana bar, an in-house dance bar in the upper deck of the ship structure are the main dining and entertainment areas in the resort. Outdoor swimming pool, kid’s play area, Gym, Spa and a game room are the amenities here. The Byke Resort can host parties of 500 people on the bank of Sal River and can arrange a gala event of 5000 people on the Cavelossim beach.


  • Paradise Village Beach Resort

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Paradise Village Beach Resort in Goa is constructed completely in Mediterranean style and is on the Calangute beach with a vast beach front. The resort is 37km away from the nearest Dabolim airport. The suites have living rooms and balconies and some have 4-poster beds. Tanya’s – village multi cuisine restaurant, Sunset Boulevard beach shack, Boat Bar Grill Audacity – Restobar & Karoke Lounge are the various dining options available here. People can play pool & beach volley ball, badminton or engage in the Ayurvedic massage. The property also has a mini golf course and a night club. They arrange different entertainment programmes for guests which include playing recorded music, live music programmes, barbeque nights and daily offers on drinks.


  • Mayfair Resorts


Mayfair Hideaway Spa at Goa is a luxury seaside resort surrounded by tropical gardens and Sal River. The resort is 41km from Dabolim airport and 10km from Cavelossim beach. The famous Cabo de Rama fort is at a distance of 9km from Mayfair Hideaway resort. The complimentary services include breakfast, dinner, parking and a beach shuttle to the guests. The resort has swimming pool, fitness centre, Spa and a well stocked library called ‘Light house’. Nautica – multi cuisine restaurant, Aquarium bar and Bar & Grill – pool deck are the dining and hangout options available in Mayfair Resorts.


  • Majorda Beach Resort

Majorda Beach Resort

Majorda Beach Resort is a rustic house on a 26km stretch of white sand in South Goa and amidst 9 hectares of green garden. Dabolim International airport is at 15minutes and Margao railway station is at 10 minutes driving distance from Majorda beach resort. Famous Big Foot Cross Museum is at 13km from here. Complimentary breakfast buffet is served in the pool side garden cafe. Sea Shell – sea food restaurant, Laguna – multi cuisine restaurant, Cafe Del Mar – coffee shop and the Tea Lounge & Bar offers other dining options to the guests. Other amenities include Gym, One indoor and one outdoor pool, Spa with a Sauna and Jacuzzi, Squash Court, Tennis court, Billiards, Carom, Table Tennis, Chess and other board games, Beach Volley Ball and seasonal water sports.


  • Adamo The Bellus

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Adamo The Bellus resort is located on the Calangute beach with 150 rooms with luxurious amenities. The resort is 45km from the Dabolim airport and 13km from the closest Panjim city and 25km from the Thivim railway station. Clove – is a multi cuisine restaurant serves Chinese, Continental, Indian Tandoori & Goan cuisines and Zaia Bar – functions as a coffee shop during the day time and as a happening bar in the evenings. The resort has conferencing facilities, swimming pool, Table Tennis court, Jacuzzi and a well appointed Kids crèche for the guests. The resort arranges local tours to many historic monuments and gaming centers and water sport activity areas as per the choice of the guests.


  • Varca Le Palms Beach Resort

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Varca Le Palms Beach Resort is located near the Varca beach and is 32km from the Dabolim airport and 11km from the Madgao railway station. The luxurious beach front resort is situated 12km away from the famous Fatorda Stadium. Varca Le Palms beach resort offers fresh barbeques in Italian, Continental, Mediterranean and Indian delicacies specially the traditional Gujarati dishes. The rooms are having wooden flooring and pool villas are also available. Splash bar (pool side bar), Waves bar (beach bar), Du-Jardin Gardens (Alfresco outlet) and Neil’s Cabana (beach side shack) are the main restaurants available in the resort. Table Tennis, Tennis court and beach volley ball are available in game section. The main swimming pool has an attached toddler’s pool and they conduct live entertainment programs in the evening for all.


  • Resort Terra Paraiso

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Resort Terra Paraiso built in Portuguese villa-style architecture is on the Calangute beach. The rooms offer balconies and patios which add an old world charm to the whole property. Dabolim airport is 38 km away from the resort. Fort Aguada is 8km and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is 11km away from the resort. ‘Blue Bristo’ is the multi cuisine restaurant & bar and serves Indian, Chinese, Italian, Goan and Continental dishes. In Goan delicacies Fish curry and Prawn curry rice are the specials. The resort has two swimming pools and one pool has a swim up bar attached and both has baby pools available. Hot tub and Spa are included in the amenities for guests.


  • Marbela Beach Resort


Marbela Beach Resort is located at the Ashvem beach and it overlooks the Arabian Sea. The villas are built in Spanish style and luxury tents are also available in the resort. Marbela Resort is 14km away from the famous Chapora Fort which belongs to the 18th Century. Some villas have outdoor showers and sea-view balconies. A 6 bedroom villa is also available for bigger family gatherings. The resort has beautiful landscaped gardens, beach gazebos and conducts Yoga classes and Spa sessions. Beach parties and water sport activities are conducted as per guest demand.


  • Nazri Resort


Nazri Resort a popular 4 star resort is located on the Baga beach and has an amazing view of the Arabian Sea. It overlooks the Arabian Sea and is at a distance of 8km from the 18th Century Chapora Fort. It is 39km away from the Dabolim airport.  The rooms are arranged with Divan beds and suites are having whirlpool baths attached with. A relaxed restaurant and a coffee shop serve light meals to guests. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with a sundeck, game room, water sports and an Ayurvedic spa.