Top 10 Hotels in GOA
Discover India|September - October 2020
Goa may be India’s smallest state, but it is also the most happening—with beautiful beaches and wild nightlife. The tropical paradise houses some of the country’s finest hotels and resorts. For those who fancy luxury, here is a curated collection of the top-notch stays in the state.
VIVEK NAMBIAR

Grand Hyatt Goa

A haven of warm, quiet luxury.

Grand Hyatt Goa occupies 28 acres of tropical gardens and lush lawns in North Goa, and overlooks the calming water of Bambolim Bay. Located 30 minutes away from Dabolim Airport, the hotel boasts Indo-Portuguese architecture. The property’s warm decor— with a lot of beige and brown—lifts your spirits instantly. The property houses seven restaurants and five pools. You should head to Chulha to savour traditional Indian flavours. The Dining Room offers five cuisines, and The Verandah serves up the finest Italian dishes. For some innovative cocktails, head to the Bay View Lounge where the windows open to views of an infinity pool. The luxurious, spacious, and modern 300-plus rooms and suites come with attached balconies. The Presidential Suite offers a marble bathroom with a walk-in shower and an outdoor jacuzzi; you also get a private kitchen and a personal butler. The adventure park on the property offers activities such as zip-lining, wall climbing, a rope course, and more. The one thing you shouldn’t definitely miss is a detox session at the Shamana Spa, one of the largest in the country, which employs a combination of modern and ancient Indian wellness techniques.

Price on request; hyatt.com

ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

A celebration of the essence of Goa.

Sprawled over 45 acres of landscaped gardens in South Goa, ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa captures the state’s history and lifestyle. Its architecture, which draws inspiration from Indo-Portuguese vintage, blends seamlessly with a distinctive regional allure, and the result is a truly immersive experience for guests. The village-styled resort, with direct access to the pristine Arossim Beach, also has one of the largest multilevel hotel pools in the country. The hotel has 252 luxurious rooms and suites looking out to lush green gardens and peaceful lagoons. All the rooms and suites come with a balcony or a patio, and some even feature outdoor rain showers and private gardens. The resort offers a gamut of venues to host social events, conferences, and events, both indoor and outdoor. Salcete, a customisable wood-paneled ballroom, has theatre-style seating for up to 370 guests. Head to Kebabs & Kurries for Indian food and Ottimo for Italian cuisine—two culinary brands that the hotel group has perfected across properties. In addition to these, four other dining options— Tempero, The Royal Afghan Seaside Barbeque & Grill, Pavilion at the Village Square, and Farol— offer a variety of cuisines.

Starts from 7,600/USD104; itchotels.in

The Leela Goa

Indulgent getaway with impeccable hospitality.

With beautiful lagoons and a meandering river on one side and the azure sea on the other, The Leela Goa is one of the finest beach and riverside luxury resorts in India. The unique property, spread over 75 verdant acres, offers spacious and airy rooms, balconies that face a lotus-filled lagoon, and easy access to the beach. For a more elevated experience, pick one of the villas that offer a regal stay. The property also has an exclusive 12-hole golf course and four diners. The Restaurant offers all-day dining and interactive live kitchens serving Indian, Western, and Asian cuisines. Riverside, quite literally, is a fine dining Italian restaurant perfect for a romantic date. You can relax with drinks at the Yali and Aqua lounges. Make sure you don’t miss out on the extensive selection of holistic Ayurveda spa treatments at The Spa.

Starts from 9,000/USD120; theleela.com

The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa

The perfect beach hideout.

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