If you’re planning to spend the last days of the year under the shadow of palm trees by the coasts, hanging in a hammock and slowly swinging into sweet sleep, rather than attending an EDM night; then the resorts and hotels in Goa are the best bet. The southern part of the state consists of some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts for you to relax and rejuvenate. Before proceeding with booking a room or cottage for yourself, assure of few things like the discounts offered, facilities, off-season specials and even its proximity. You wouldn’t want staying at an isolated location after all, or would you? Keeping that in mind here are some really fantastic hotels/resorts in Goa, you need to check-in at.
1. Taj Exotica – This hotel with an appealing Mediterranean theme, is located on the laid-back beach of Varca. As the bellboy takes your luggage, you can quickly browse through the visitor’s diary, none of which says a negative thing about the hotel. The hotel offers an exemplary range of services including golf course, swimming pool, spa, gym and entertainment options for the guests. The best way to pamper yourself with the luxuries is to take the Garden Villas, which are small cottages at the far end of the property, with private pools. The hotel tariffs starts from Rs. 9,000 for a night and could rise to Rs. 20,000 per night during peak seasons.
2. The Leela – Situated in a secluded corner of Mobor beach in south Goa, this hotel has a massive property complete with a 12 hole golf course, spa, gym, swimming pools and a piece of ocean for water sports. The picturesque locales of the hotel with patches of lagoon at the borders, add to the refreshing ambience. Almost every room at the hotel offers mesmerizing view of the sea and hillocks. Average room rates ranges something from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 11,000, which is very likely to shoot up to Rs. 25,000 per night during the months of December and January.
3. Park Hyatt Resort and Spa – Lying in close proximity with the airport (about 20 minutes), the Park Hyatt is one of the leading luxury resorts and spa in the country. Definitely a luxury treat to unwind and re-energize. The appealing ambience of the hotel and the creative Camp Hyatt is good for families with kids, but even if you going solo, you’ll have your share of calm. There’s a huge swimming pool to take a quick dip and start your day, or else you can also take a stroll of the long stretch of beach at the front. If into recreational activities, you can try some watersports or a rejuvenating session of yoga and meditation. The hotel tariffs ranges from Rs. 8,500 – Rs. 20,000 per night.
4. Alila Diwa – Considered as the new kid in the block, the Alila Diwa hotel and resorts has started its operations few years ago in 2009. This enthralling resort which is apparently not situated on a beach but surrounded by vast fields of rice paddy and bananas, is located about 20 mins from the airport. This unique position of the hotel amidst 12 acres of serene and lush green paddy fields is also its USP. The hotel features traditional Goan architecture with perfect blend of modern facilities. With just over 150 rooms and suites, the hotel is quite spacious to spend some tranquil time. The hotel provides four fantastic restaurants with bars, spa, open air jacuzzi, swimming pools and a library too. Room tariffs ranges from Rs. 13,000 during peak season.
If you’re heading to Goa this holiday season and haven’t thought much about your itinerary, spending a few days in these fine hotels could be the most refreshing treat for you.