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About Goa

Idyllic and peaceful, yet also exotic, with its colourful culture and Portuguese heritage, Goa offers an east meets west at the beach experience which draws in about two million travellers a year. Goa is edged by a long stretch of coast along the Arabian Sea, so as well as the party beaches there are also empty lengths where it's just you and the sea eagles. Behind some of these quieter pockets are some of the best places to stay in Goa if you're looking for a serene escape. That said, Goa really does fulfil the cliché of having something for everyone, and for every budget.

Panjim (or Panaji as it's also known) is the state capital and it's a good place to base yourself if you want to explore Goa's culture (Old Goa is just six miles away) as well as the beaches.

Anjuna was the original hippy hang out, but has become less popular as a beach party desination in recent years.

Goa is awash with crumbling (but still grand), Portuguese architecture - the Portuguese were here for more than 500 years so they very much made their mark in Goa's looks, flavours and even the sounds of the place.

Local Spots

Most of Goa's main towns have at least one beautiful old church, and a number of them are quite something - including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which is where the remains of St. Francis Xavier are interred, and the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, which was the first port for all the sailors crossing from Lisbon. And if you're looking for colonial treasures, you'll definitely want to explore Old Goa.

As well as the Catholic contribution, Goa also has a number of very beautiful Hindu temples and monuments. Plus, for a small state, Goa has an excellent collection of museums and galleries.

Most of the cultural sights can be found in Panaji, but when it comes to living artists (many who have moved here for the bohemian lifestyle), you'll find their galleries dotted throughout the small fishing villages.

Goa is also a great place for animal lovers, there are several wildlife sanctuaries in which you might see elephants, wild boar, Indian bison and sambar.

And of course there's that 70kms worth of near perfect beaches, some of which is also great for diving.

What Not To Miss

  • Visit the historic Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which holds the remains of St Francis Xavier. This stunning red brick spot is one of the only examples of baroque architecture in India, and is brimming with history.
  • Head off on a Jeep to the spectacular Dudhsagar Falls and go diving into the natural pools. What's more, the tours are a wonderful way to explore the dense jungle in which it's located. Take in the wonderful views and get back in touch with nature.
  • A visit to Reis Magos Fort is a great way to learn about Goa's Portuguese colonisation. This recently refurbished spot, located atop a hill offering splendid sea views, is incredibly picturesque and also far quieter than a number of other tourist sites in the area.
  • Museum of Goa sheds light on the region's history with a fabulous collection of local art. What's more, it often hosts a number of workshops, lectures and musical evenings.
  • The idyllic Shantadurga Temple is a must see if you're in the area. Boasting stunning architecture and an incredibly peaceful atmopshere, this 450 year old spot is bound to impress.

Don't forget that the best places to stay in Goa are always popular, especially those with a swimming pool. So get organised and book early!

Best Places to Stay in Goa

On a budget

  • Siolim House is a beautifully restored 17th Century Portuguese villa in the northern town of Siolim, turned into a charming ten room hotel. The accommodation is spacious and the decor includes some lovely tile-work and a collection of furniture and handicrafts from all over India. Plus, the restaurant is excellent. Rooms start at £37 per night.
  • Right on Morjim beach, Montego Bay Beach Village offers simple yet stylish accommodation, with air conditioning as standard, set amid coconut groves. It's perfect for those who want a quiet spot, yet close enough to the nightlife for when the mood takes!
  • Ashiyana is a wonderful holistic retreat. Accommodation ranges from budget beach huts to suites, whilst you'll also love their extensive spa (providing Ayurvedic treatments) and the Sattvic cuisine that's served up. Join in with the many yoga classes offered! A splendidly relaxing budget break.
  • Jamboree Creek Yoga offers cosy cottages amidst allotment style grounds. There's a range of rooms from budget chic to family suites, whilst daily yoga classes are offered. Plus, it's located right around the corner from the beach!

For luxury

  • The Alila Diwa Goa is a five star resort with more than 150 rooms, four restaurants and a kid's club. It's set amongst rice plantations and there's a complimentary shuttle to a nearby, and very beautiful, beach.
  • Ahilya By The Sea offers charming villas nestled amongst cocounut trees and luscious vegetation right by the beach. This characterful spot boasts homely rooms featuring antique furnishings, whilst there are also two large pools and a treetop spa!
  • Vivanta is a great base from which to get to know Panaji. It offers chic contemporary rooms with wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms, whilst there's gourmet fusion cuisine served up at the restaurant. A stylish choice.
  • Taj Exotica boasts spacious and elegant guestrooms furnished in a classical style. Its private beach, six restaurants on site, spa and extensive gardens make it a truly first-rate stay.
  • W Goa oozes 5* luxury with a range of designer accommodation, a private beach and a helicopter pad. Unwind in the Clarins spa and make the most out of the fine dining options on offer.
  • The Leela Goa has every ingredient for a truly fabulous holiday. Offering stylish accommodation featuring luxurious colonial decor (with silk and wood furnishings), there's also a nine hole golf course and a lovely spa.

For fabulous location

  • Book the Nilaya Hermitage for a wonderful spot away from the beach. Situated on a hill, with spectacular ocean views, you'll find distinctive interiors, an Ayurvedic spa and fantastic food.
  • H20 Agonda enjoys a wonderful setting on a quiet turtle hatching beach! You'll find chic, individual beach huts featuring plenty of dark wood and bright fabrics, whilst there's also a spa to help you fully unwind. A great place from which to explore south Goa.
  • Otter Creek Tents offer three chic eco friendly tents with bamboo four posters, white linens and private terraces. With al fresco dining and a wonderful location right by Mandrem Beach, it's a top boutique spot.
  • Kaju Varo, located on a quiet stretch of Ashvem Beach, boasts two modern bungalows (providing three loft suites) decorated using traditional hues. You'll feel a million miles away from your worries at this zen spot - surrounded by banana, mango and papaya orchards.
  • Park Hyatt Goa Resort is set amidst 45 acres of luscious gardens and boasts private beach access! This upmarket property offers chic accommodation with elegant Portuguese decor - plenty of dark wood furnishings and white linens. With an award-winning spa and a stunning pool, it's a dreamy spot.

Romantic Getaways

  • Casa Colvale provides spacious acommodation in a typically Goan style. Boasting a secluded setting, you can spend your days relaxing by the infinity pools or head to the spa to truly unwind. Plus they provide lovely home-cooked food.
  • Leela Cottages offers 18 individual cottages boasting rustic charm (four poster beds and white linens) with a wonderful sense of privacy. Head down to the beach or chill out in a hammock with a good book.
  • The intimate Casa Susegad boasts five guestrooms decorated with traditional Indian fabrics, wooden shutters and tiled floors - as well as plenty of vibrant colours used throughout. This enchancting and unfussy oasis is the perfect spot to get away from it all!
  • The Cape Goa enjoys a wonderfully idyllic setting overlooking the Arabian sea. Their Balinese-style cottages ooze rustic charm, with al fresco hot tubs and terrific views. Enjoy a cocktail (or two!) at sunset and dig into the local cuisine served up.
  • Nilaya Hermitage is a secluded boutique spot nestled amongst the hills. This peaceful property boasts chic accommodation featuring Mediterranean hues and various pieces of modern artwork. Join in with the yoga sessions and make use of the Ayurvedic spa. Plus, there are candelit al fresco dinners to be enjoyed each evening!

Family Stays

  • Boasting 12 individual cottages, (ideal for families), with wooden floors and vibrant hues, Art Resort specialises in traditional Indian beach style. Spend your days soaking up the sun or swmming in the sea before relaxing in the evening in your own private sitting area.
  • Joie de Vivre provides seven self-catered villas, a perfect choice for family trips. What's more, there's a large outdoor pool and it's within easy reach of a number of local beaches. A great value for money stay!
  • Aashyana blends French architecture with Indian tradition to offer two villas and three cottages, all decorated in a stylish traditional manner. Set amidst luscious grounds and with a 25 metre swimming pool, you're also just a short walk from Candolim beach.

For An Apartment Or Villa

  • If you think a self-catering option would best suit your needs then check out the wide variety available with our partner, booking.com.

Travel Information

  • It's best to visit Goa from mid-November to mid-February, when the weather's comfortably cool enough to spend your days exploring. Expect it to be pretty lively in December, though, as this is when the popular Sunburn festival is held - and you might want to book in advance as the best places to stay in Goa will be pretty costly at this time of year.
  • Monsoon season is from mid-June to October and many properties close down completely during this period! If you do find yourself here at this time, however, you can join in with the lively festival of Sao-Joao which is always an incredibly fun time.
  • Visitors can fly into Goa Airport, (aka Dabolim Airport), located 4km away from Vasco de Gama and 29km southwest of Panaji (the region's capital city). There are local buses to Vasco de Gama from the aiport, and if you're heading on towards Panaji then there's an express bus service that you can take.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Goa

  • Ashiyana Mandrem, Goa 31 rooms from £41

    Spa breaks  -  Yoga retreat with excellent Ayurvedic spa - leave feeling rejuvinated
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    Holistic holiday retreat. With accommodation ranging from value beach huts to colourful suites - there is something for everyone. A comprehensive spa providing Ayurvedic treatments and detox packages as well as Sattvic cuisine will leave guests feeling utterly rejuvenated. A luxurious yoga space. See More

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  • H2O Agonda Agonda, Goa 17 rooms from £45

    Local markets  -  The nearby markets have an eclectic array of clothes and jewellery.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Located on a quiet beach this property provides barefoot, boutique luxury. Individual cottages decorated in dark wood and bright fabrics and furnishings allow for privacy and feature outdoor terraces with sea views. There is a spa, restaurant and a lounge and bar area, popular in the evenings. See More

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  • Jamboree Creek Yoga North Goa, Goa, Goa 12 rooms from £47

    Total relaxation  -  Right on the river, with daily yoga classes it is the ultimate relaxing stay
    Beach Life  -  Located moments from the more tranquil Mandrem beach
    Local markets  -  Mandrem market is close by
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    Cosy resort comprised of cottages dotted around allotment style grounds. Rooms range from budget to family suites and some feature al fresco bathrooms. There is an emphasis on health and wellbeing with daily yoga classes and its own organic kitchen garden. Right by the beach it is a Goan dream. See More

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  • The Living Room, Goa Panjim, Goa 27 rooms from £47

    Local markets  -  The Saturday Night Market in Arpora is nearby.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children not permitted at this hotel.
    Sights nearby  -  Chapora Fort is just 1km away.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
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    This lively hotel just 600m from Vagator Beach attracts a young, fun crowd. Rooms are modern, spacious and decorated in Indian palettes with private balconies. Choose from outdoor barbecue dining or the shisha bar serving Asian and Continental dishes. There is a pool, spa and activities on site. See More

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  • Otter Creek Tents Arambol, Goa 3 rooms from £49

    Sights nearby  -  Old Goa and its resplendent Portuguese architecture is home to the tomb of St Francis Xavier.
    Great walks  -  A nature walk with one of the hotel's guides is an enjoyable activity.
    Sailing  -  Set sail on one of the local fishing boats for dolphin spotting.
    Local markets  -  Anjuna flea market is a treasure trove of trinkets and curios.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Three chic and eco friendly tents overlooking a private salt water creek. Bamboo four posters, draped in white linens decorate the room and tents feature private terraces. There is a guest lounge where wifi is available and outdoor dining serving all meals. Ideal for boutique and beach lovers. See More

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  • Casa Colvale Alto de Porvorim, Goa 12 rooms from £49

    Birdwatching  -  Egrets and many other native bird species can be spotted - as well as water buffalo and crocodiles.
    Back to Nature  -  Located right on the banks of the Chapora river the jungle comes alive at night.
    Local markets  -  Arpora Saturday night market is a must visit.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the art of traditional Goan cuisine.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    This former holiday home provides contemporary living in traditional Goan style. Rooms are spacious and feature locally produced artwork and fabrics as well as private terraces. Food is quintessential Goan. There are two alluring infinity pools overlooking the river and a spa to spend an afternoon. See More

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  • Turiya Villa and Spa Canacona, Goa 4 rooms from £49

    Hideaway  -  A little Goan hidden gem located in the sleepy south
    Value chic  -  Chic, homely accommodation at an affordable price
    Sailing  -  Dolphin watching is fun for all
    Full of character
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    Specialising in Ayurvedic treatments this 100-year-old traditional Portuguese style villa is a little haven in South Goa. Colourful walls and heavy wooden doors make up rooms filled with art and antiques. There are tranquil gardens with hammocks and authentic Konkani dishes served up on an eve. See More

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  • Cochichos Resort Anjuna (Coutinho Vaddo) 12 rooms from £50

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance to the beach and some of Goa's most popular nightlife spots
    Value chic  -  A great value option in popular Vagator
    Local markets  -  Vagator market is filled with shops and eateries
    Sights nearby  -  Chapora Fort is just a short stroll away
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    An intimate resort style hotel within walking distance of many of Vagator's top attractions. A fuss-free stay where staff are happy to help. Good sized rooms with modern bathrooms include private balconies and terraces. Plus there is an inviting pool and lounge bar serving food throughout the day. See More

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  • Jacks Resort Anjuna (Goa) 16 rooms from £50

    Local exploring  -  The perfect location - walking distance from many of Goa's attractions
    Value chic  -  A clean, friendly, no fuss stay - a Goan favourite
    Local markets  -  The Wednesday and Saturday Anjuna flea market is a must visit
    Great walks  -  Right from your hotel to Chapora Fort
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    An oldie but a favourite "Mr Jack" is something of a local legend. Providing friendly and attentive service the eponymous resort is perfectly located for both beach and party. Light and airy rooms feature nautical themed bathrooms. The restaurant serves a well-priced local fare. Great value. See More

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  • Hacienda De Goa Resort Anjuna (Bardez, Goa) 22 rooms from £54

    Local exploring  -  Well placed for exploring Anjuna, Calangute, Candolim and further afield
    Value chic  -  Spacious and comfortable accommodation at an excellent price
    Local markets  -  Goa's nightmarket is a popular attraction for foodies and shopaholics
    Kayaking  -  Explore the seas by your own muscle power
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    This 18th century Portuguese style villa provides luxury at an affordable price. Spacious rooms are decorated in a classic style, some with balconies all with attached bathrooms. There are two pools plus the popular Romeo's restaurant serving up a largely European fair. Great value, great location. See More

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  • Montego Bay Beach Village Morjim, Goa 14 rooms from £55

    Sights nearby  -  A must in Goa: rent a motor bike or scooter to explore some of its more remote beaches.
    Local markets  -  The Candolim night market is ideal for clothing and souvenirs.
    Sailing  -  The hotel can arrange a dolphin spotting trip.
    On the beach  -  Direct access to Morjim beach
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    Tranquil haven just stumbling distance from the sea. The property comprises tents, log cabins and one beach villa. All are air-conditioned with private bathrooms. Whilst the tents are Mughal style the other accommodation is traditional Portuguese-Goan. Perfect for a laid back, budget escape. See More

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  • Art Resort Goa, Goa 12 rooms from £65

    Fishing  -  Fishing trips from Palolem Beach
    On the beach  -  Palolem Beach
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    This authentic resort comprises 12 unique cottages where you can unwind after a day at the beach. Each comfortable cottage is decorated in a traditional Indian beach style with wooden floors and vibrantly coloured soft furnishings. Relax in your own private sitting area or on the veranda. See More

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  • The Project Café Assagao,, Goa 4 rooms from £65

    Hideaway  -  Tucked away from Goa's maddening crowds, this is a relaxing escape in traditional Goa
    Value chic  -  A great price, in a great location.
    Local markets  -  Nearby Anjuna Saturday Night Market is a must visit
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor.
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    A 140-year-old Portuguese villa, proudly located in the “Beverley Hills of Goa”. Amalia Villa, or The Project Café, as it is now known, channels traditional Goan heritage with a modern, makeover. Just four rooms, it is an intimate and authentic stay. See More

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  • Cinnamon Agonda, Goa 19 rooms from £52

    Local exploring  -  Agonda is a coastal village in South Goa, perfectly placed for exploring along the coast and in the neighbouring national parks
    Beach Life  -  Located a short walk from the beautiful Agonda Beach, book this hotel for a relaxing seaside holiday
    Romantic Break  -  With smart, private cottages and an outdoor pool, book this hotel for a romantic Goan getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Walk to the far end of Agonda Beach and discover natural rock formations there, originally formed on the sea bed
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    This boutique hotel is set within verdant grounds in Agonda, South Goa. Stylish guest cottages have thatched roofs and cosy soft lighting; nature is welcomed in, with palm trees growing in, around and through living spaces. Situated a few minutes' walk from the sea, it makes a chic beach break. See More

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  • Leela Cottages Pernem, Goa, Goa 18 rooms from £67

    Romantic Break  -  Private cottages with four-posters and relaxing hammocks - a great stay for couples
    Foodies  -  Elevar and sister restuarant Sublime are local favourites
    Restaurant  -  Popular local restaurant Elevar
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    Located on a popular stretch of beach yet maintaining its privacy Leela's eighteen individual cottages are dotted around luscious grounds. Four posters beds with white drapes induce an air of romance whilst wood-clad bathrooms create a rustic feel. A healthy breakfast spread is included. See More

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  • Anahata Retreat Mandrem, Goa 15 rooms from £70

    On the beach  -  Ashwem Beach.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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    Located directly on the popular Ashwem Beach: you couldn't ask for a better location. Classic beach style accommodation ranges from traditional Portuguese houses to thatched beach huts with romantic four posters. All feature private balconies. L'atelier restaurant is popular for its fusion cuisine. See More

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  • Joie De Vivre Anjuna (Goa) from £70

    Families  -  Self-catering villa accommodation make this a great stay for families
    Local markets  -  Anjuna's night market attracts punters from all over
    Great walks  -  Along Anjuna's golden sandy beaches
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    A collection of seven self-catered villas providing flexible and spacious accommodation, great for families and groups. Great location and great value for money. There is a large communal pool, plus you are within easy reach of the beaches of Calangute and Anjuna, and their many restaurants. See More

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  • Alila Diwa Goa Goa 153 rooms from £78

    Resort  -  5* luxury resort, set amongst verdant rice plantations.
    Restaurant  -  4 restaurants, all locally inspired
    Conference facilities  -  Elegant ballroom available
    Swimming Pool  -  Diwa Club has it's own lap pool, open air hot tub and hot tub.
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    Five-star resort with spa, four restaurants and kids' club. Resort prides itself on luxury for all family members. Exclusive 'Diwa Club' for guests who are looking for a more bespoke experience; offering its own lap pool with open-air hot tub. Perfect for serenity seekers. See More

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  • Vivenda Dos Palhacos Salcette, Goa 8 rooms from £80

    Families  -  The welcoming atmosphere and communal dining make you feel extremely welcome: a home away from home
    Great walks  -  Guided or self-guided tours of Panjim
    Fishing  -  Fishing in local rivers and the sea.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors

    Immerse yourself in village life at this quirky guesthouse, where each room tells a story. The Portuguese style building is elegantly furnished in a relaxed Indian style. The light and airy rooms are individually styled and furnished with bright traditional fabrics and wooden beds. Super chilled. See More

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  • Casa Susegad Goa, Goa 5 rooms from £80

    Fishing  -  Experience fishing on a local boat from Isla de Rachol
    Hideaway  -  An oasis tucked away in a small village
    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by wildlife and nature
    Cooking classes  -  Hosts offer cooking classes
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors, I Escape

    An intimate guesthouse, set in lush surroundings, with just five guestrooms. Rooms feature wooden shutters, rustic tiled floors and vibrant decor using traditional Indian fabrics; each with its own theme and individual decorative touches. Immerse yourself in nature at this truly unique hideway. See More

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  • YogaMagic Eco Retreat Anjuna (Goa) 9 rooms from £90

    Local markets  -  Nearby Anjuna flea market is an absolute must visit.
    Sights nearby  -  Anjuna Beach is just a five minute taxi ride away.
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 18s only.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A boutique yoga retreat upholding eco friendly principles. Its seven chic Rajasthani tents are decorated in the chakra colours. Food is entirely organic, vegetarian and delicious. There is an inviting, naturally filtered pool and power is solar generated. Unwind with daily yoga and meditation. See More

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  • Ahilya by the Sea Goa, Goa 9 rooms from £92

    Hideaway  -  The perfect place to experience 'Old' Goa - away from the hordes of tourists
    Local markets  -  Nearby Candolim is great for shopping
    Sights nearby  -  A day trip to Turtle Beach is a must
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Air conditioningSpaSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Charming villas tucked away amidst coconut trees and lush vegetation. Choose from two sparkling pools with plenty of sun loungers, verdant gardens and a tree-top spa in which to relax. Homely rooms are packed with antiques. A healthy breakfast is served and other meals are on request. Delightful. See More

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  • Vivanta Goa, Goa from £93

    Local markets  -  Panaji is the state capital and there are Latin and Portugese influences here.
    Restaurant  -  Fusion cuisine with an emphasis on Indian and continental flavours.
    Sailing  -  Go out on a boat on the Mandovi river, or visit a floating casino!
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    A fantastic base for local exploration. Rooms feature wooden flooring, atmospheric lighting and plush furnishings. High–tech special touches aid your relaxation and luxury bathrooms feature full-sized tubs to unwind in. A focus on gourmet cuisine at a variety of restaurants. Pure indulgence. See More

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  • Siolim House Siolim, Goa 10 rooms from £96

    Swimming Pool  -  12.5m outdoor pool with separate children's area.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to make authentic Goan dishes
    Great walks  -  Guided walks on request
    Fishing  -  On the Siolim river
    RestaurantSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    A delightful restored heritage villa in the North Goan village of Siolim. Scrumptious food, great staff and an amazing pool. Ornate mosaic flooring and terracotta or marble bathrooms make the unique decor whilst capacious four posters and antique filled rooms complete the traditional look. See More

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  • Elsewhere Mandrem, Goa from £96

    Sailing  -  The Solita yacht is popular for a day trip during which you can spot dolphins or go fishing.
    Great walks  -  Along the almost deserted white sandy beaches.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors

    Four 19th century Portuguese dwellings lovingly restored by their fashion photographer owner. A clear eye for design is apparent throughout this unequivocally boutique property. Terracotta walls, cobalt blue bathrooms, cascading muslin draped four posters: a bohemian heaven. Brad and Ange loved it. See More

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  • Kaju Varo Morjim, Goa 5 rooms from £100

    Restaurant  -  Fusion cuisine - lunch and dinner by arrangement.
    Sailing  -  Spot some dolphins and visit local beaches.
    Sights nearby  -  Chapora Fort is just a short drive away.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Located on a quiet corner of Ashvem Beach, Kaju Varo provides modern eco-lux bungalows for the boutique lover. Modern lines juxtapose against traditional palettes. Rooms are large and feature outdoor showers. The food is a similar fusion of Goan and contemporary European dishes. A zen gem. See More

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  • The Cape Goa Goa, Goa 4 rooms from £101

    Beach Life  -  With your very own secluded beach, guests at The Cape Goa are serenaded to sleep by the sound of the sea.
    Romantic Break  -  Secluded beach huts and private hot tubs - a great stay for couples!
    Great walks  -  Along your own private stretch of beach
    Private Hot Tub
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    Idyllic escape perched on top of a cliff overlooking the Arabian sea. With just four huts The Cape Goa affords ultimately privacy and with al fresco hot tubs and unspoilt views it is ideal for couples! Balinese style huts feature tropical indoor-outdoor showers. Make sure to try the cocktails! See More

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  • Cabo Serai Goa, Goa 7 rooms from £108

    Eco break  -  Sustainability is taken seriously here, there's no single-use plastic, waste is recycled, and furniture has been locally sourced
    Beach Life  -  Direct access to one of South Goa's best (and least known) beaches, Cabo de Rama and nearby Cola, Agonda, and Palolem
    Romantic Break  -  With secluded luxury accommodation and al-fresco candle lit dinners, this is the perfect spot for lovers
    Back to Nature  -  Boasting an enviable Goan location, hidden amidst the jungle filled with birds and overlooking the sea
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A boutique eco-retreat hid within the jungle on a hill overlooking one of Southern Goa's finest beaches. The seven luxury cottages and tents are beautifully constructed using pine wood. Large rain showers have an outdoor feel and sea views can be enjoyed from the bed. A barefoot luxury escape. See More

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  • Champakali Ella, Velha Goa,, Goa 4 rooms from £117

    Families  -  A great place to escape for some quality time with your family - rent the entire place for a memorable holiday
    Total relaxation  -  Wonderfully isolated, away from Goa's tourist crowds
    Cooking classes  -  Enjoy a cooking demonstration with the head chef
    Museums  -  The Christian Art Museum is an interesting visit
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    Five minutes from Goa's old town these two very private villas are a home away from home - if, at home, you had a team of staff to take care of your every need. Chic interiors lend themselves to indoor-outdoor living, making the most of their luscious surrounds. A totally different 'Goa' experience. See More

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  • Agonda Villas Goa, Goa 9 rooms from £118

    Beach Life  -  Steps from the Indian Ocean - let it serenade you as you fall asleep
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
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    The best place to stay on Agonda, this beachfront collection of nine luxurious bamboo huts provides stylish accommodation just a few steps from the sea. The best rooms include private plunge pools and hot tubs whilst all boast enormous beds and stunning bathrooms, the best being outdoors. See More

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  • Fort Tiracol Hotel Goa 7 rooms from £98

    Hideaway  -  A former defense fort in splendid isolation. There's a palpable sense of history here, and spectacular views from the ramparts
    Garden  -  Spacious tropical garden with terrace, picnic area, BBQ facilities, outdoor furniture
    Fishing  -  The hotel can organise fishing excurions with local fisherman, and the catch of the day is given to the chef to work his magic
    Great walks  -  Offering stunning views from its elevated position, a great place to take a leisurely stroll or embark on a coastline hike
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    Wonderfully isolated former defense fort seeped in history with a 17th century church on site, a real off-the-beaten-track gem offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Tastefully decorated rooms with four-poster opulence, and its restaurant has a delectable and varied menu. See More

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  • Taj Exotica, Goa Goa, Goa 140 rooms from £151

    Sights nearby  -  Bird sanctuaries, temples and churches, spice planatation
    Restaurant  -  Six restaurants
    Birdwatching  -  Nearby
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    A family friendly hotel in Goa, Taj Exotica boasts a private beach and views over the Arabian Sea. Elegantly styled guest rooms, tastefully finished in a classic style, overlook the impressive grounds. Guests are spoilt for choice with six restaurants, outdoor activities and a relaxing spa. See More

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  • Grand Hyatt Goa Bambolim, Goa 403206, Goa 314 rooms from £127

    Spa breaks  -  With a state-of-the-art spa specialising in Ayurvedic treatments; yoga and fitness classes also included in the price
    Garden  -  28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the water’s edge of the Bambolim Bay
    Foodies  -  Sample a variety of culinary delights in a choice of 7 on-site restaurants
    Elegant  -  Warm, muted pastels and dark wood interiors create an elegant blend
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    In the heart of Goa, this luxury hotel offers sweeping views of the stunning Bambolin Bay. Choice of 7 restaurants to satisfy many palettes, a relaxing poolside area and bar, an emphasis on wellness with a top-notch spa and gym, and many activities & nightlife options to keep you entertained! See More

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  • Aashyana Candolim, Goa from £180

    Families  -  Made up of two villas and three cottages this property is ideal for families.
    Beach Life  -  A short, scenic walk from Candolim beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Fontainhas, the old quarter of Goa's capital Panjim. Make sure to visit Adilshahi Palace.
    Fishing  -  Catch a fish supper. Hotel can arrange fishing and dolphin spotting excursions.
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    A verdant stroll through lime groves to Candolim beach, Aashyana is a blend of French architecture and Indian tradition. With 19 staff for just the main villa alone, guests do not want for anything. The chef cooks homegrown Goan and Western dishes which can be eaten under the stars. Utter bliss. See More

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  • The Leela Goa Goa, Goa 199 rooms from £197

    Romantic Break  -  Spoiling rooms, honeymoon packages, candlelit dinners on the beach and an indulgent spa
    Sights nearby  -  The churches of Old Goa
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    This sleek hotel, nestled amongst lagoons offers high-end, contemporary accommodation. With luxurious colonial decor, including sumptuous silk and wood furnishings, rooms feature stunning views through classic shutters. Relaxing spa, ample dining options and 12-hole golf course. Pure relaxation. See More

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  • Nilaya Hermitage Anjuna 11 rooms from £202

    Romantic Break  -  Secluded rooms and a hilltop location make this property perfect for couples looking for a complete escape.
    Views  -  Fabulous views over the Arabian Sea
    Local markets  -  Mackies Saturday night Bazaar in Arpora or less touristy Friday market in Mapusa.
    Full of character  -  The concept was inspired by Arabian Nights and Moorish architecture
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    A lovely, secluded boutique hotel in the hills of North Goa. Peace and quiet, superb food and a spectacular jungle setting. Mediterranean accents include pops of colour whilst modern art gives the place a bohemian feel. A quirky little hideaway within easy reach of Goa's best beaches. See More

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  • ITC Grand Goa Resort Cansaulim, Goa 253 rooms from £229

    Spa breaks  -  The modern wellness centre, Kaya Kalp, has a wide range of hollistic treatments.
    Beach Life  -  With its own private stretch on one of Goa's most beautiful beaches.
    Families  -  Games room, tennis courts, kids club and a whole beach to enjoy.
    Tennis  -  There are tennis courts available for guests to use.
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    Forty five luscious acres packed with several fine dining options, the indulgent Kaya Kalp spa, tropical pools, a kids club, games room, its own private beach - and much more! Rooms include elegant Portuguese decor, dark wood rattan furnishings, white flowing linens and private balconies. See More

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  • Mateus Hotel Goa, Goa 9 rooms from £188

    City Style  -  Set within the boutiques and restaurant lined area of Fontainhas, Panjim
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    Sights nearby  -  The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus & Dona Paula are well worth a visit
    Local markets  -  Head to the New Municipal Market to sniff out bargains on electricals, fresh food and cheap clothing
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    Small, simple and stylishly designed boutique hotel in the heart of Panaji's Latin Quarter. Great base from which to head out to the pretty colonial-style streets and explore the city's rich culture, and there are a host of fine-dining options within walking distance. A chic and practical haven! See More

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  • W Goa Goa 160 rooms from £247

    Beach Life  -  Five star luxury right in the beating heart of Goa's best beach and nightlife
    Local markets  -  The Wednesday and Saturday Anjuna Flea Market is a must visit
    Sights nearby  -  Chapora Fort is a short walk away and boasts fantastic views
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    Internationally acclaimed hotel bringing some 5* luxury to North Goa. Rooms ranges from chic white suites with Indian colour pop palettes to palatial private villas. All feature stunning modern, mirror-clad bathrooms. Right on the beach there is a tropical pool, indulgent spa plus fine dining. See More

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  • Ravi Yoga Polem, Goa 10 rooms

    Beach Life  -  Set on beautiful Polem Beach in Goa with private cabins that open onto the sand, book this hotel for an unplugged seaside break
    Hideaway  -  Situated in a quieter part of Goa, away from the big, tourist crowds, book this hotel for a hideaway holiday
    Total relaxation  -  With twice daily yoga classes, guests are invited to connect and rejuvenate at this authentic Indian retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the numerous Hindu temples which are located close to the hotel, starting at the Shri Dad Dev Temple
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    This rustic yoga retreat is nestled on secluded Polem Beach in southern Goa. Guest accommodation is housed in simple but comfortable wooden cabins with seafront verandahs for taking in the morning sun. Stays are inclusive of daily yoga and vegetarian meals, perfect for an unplugged escape. See More

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