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Best hotels to stay at in Goa

Goa, the forever party capital of India has retained its charm even after years and years of tourism. The golden sands opening up to the Arabian Sea with multitude shacks offering Goan delicacies, Goa remains a forever favourite beach destination with many.

While Coronavirus may have stopped our Goa plans this year, we can always dream about it! In that spirit, let us talks about some of the best hotels to stay at in Goa.

1) Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Located on the south coast of Goa on the Benaulim beach, this 140 room resort is spacious to say the least. There are various room types to choose from like the ocean view, suites, family rooms etc. They have 3 speciality restaurants, a beachfront seasonal shack and a 24-hour all-day diner to cater to your needs. They also have 2 spas so that you can just relax here all day long after a morning of fun at the beach.

The rooms also boast of walk-in showers, blackout curtains and soundproof rooms. During these COVID times, Taj Exotica has also taken special care and you can expect well-sanitised linens, floors marked for social distancing, thermal screening for all guests, digital technology for seamless check-ins and doctor available on-call 24×7.

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2) ITC Grand, Goa

Also nestled in South Goa amidst lush 45 acres of landscaped gardens, ITC Grand Goa is another wonderful property to stay at. The hotel has direct access to the pristine Arossim beach which will definitely make your holiday a better experience. The style of this resort is beach-style and the architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage.

There are many different types of room types like an ocean view, pool view, suites and family rooms. During COVID, you can expect enhanced security and sanitisation of the entire resort. All lines are sanitized in the high-temperature wash, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Regular temperature checks for staff. They have also introduced the WeAssure programme which is their commitment to hygiene and safety.

3) Fairfield by Marriott, Goa Anjuna

Located in North Goa’s iconic Anjuna beach, Fairfield by Marriott offers well-appointed guest rooms, which all feature private balconies. In-room dining is also available from the Kava restaurant from where you can have a wide array of local and international dining options.

There is a 24-hour fitness centre as well which helps you maintain a healthy body. They even have flexible meeting spaces and business centres as well if you want to hold a business meeting. Since the location is so iconic, there are many beaches around the property and even options for a lively night out.

Marriott is providing a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19.

4) Caravela Beach Resort, Goa

This 5-star Deluxe Beach Resort comprises of 201 rooms, many which have direct sea views. Located on the lovely hite sands of Varca Beach, South-Goa, this can provide a lovely getaway for those who are craving some quiet time. A 45-minute car ride from Goa’s Dabolim Airport, it is built on a 23-acre estate, with a large golf course and a 275-meter long beach-front. 

When you enter the resort, it welcomes you with an 83-foot high Atrium lobby, making it Goa’s tallest and largest lobby.  Each guest-room has an attached outdoor balcony. For entertainment, the Resort has 4 Restaurants and multiple bars. The ‘Swim-Up Pool Bar’ and the ‘Beach Shack’ (Seasonal) are especially popular with guests. There are suites, ocean-view rooms and non-smoking rooms available.

They have come up with the Caravela Cares Program which is a well-being, hygiene and safety initiative.

5) Alila Diwa, Goa

Located 20 minutes away from the Goa Dabolim International Airport and only 500 meters from the serene white sand Gonsua Beach in Majorda, All Diwa Goa is one of the best 5-star hotels in Goa. All the rooms are spacious and elegantly designed. All the rooms have the Goa Dabolim International Airport and only 500 meters from the serene white sand Gonsua Beach in Majorda. They also have an all-day diner, a poolside bar and lounge. You can look forward to relaxing at Spa Alila which serves as your wellness retreat that provides a range of relaxing and rejuvenating western, ancient and ayurvedic spa treatments.

They even have a Play Alila Kid’s Club and Teen Zone which offers many activities for children.

They offer suites, non-smoking rooms, family rooms and much more. You can look for more hotels in Goa at tripadvisor.com


No matter which season, Goa always remains a favourite with many. You can always have a different experience in Goa by staying at some of the best hotels in Goa. 

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