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    Goa, the beach capital of India is the abode of some of the best and grooviest beaches in world. Cossetted by the Arabian Sea and embraced by hear warming atmosphere, fun and celebration never ceases on the Goan beaches. Tepidness of the sands, playfulness of the azure waters and the spirit of party has made this Indian state, one of the epicenter for beach holidays in the map of tourism.

    Beach side resorts in Goa, with their myriad list of offerings, add more colours to any celebration. Be it a vacation, holiday or any other eve, these retreats bring the best out of any festivities.

    Here is a handy list of the best beach resorts in Goa:

    1. Zuri White Sands Resort and Casino

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    This resort offers a host of recreational activities and facilities to make for a satisfying stay. Spacious rooms and an array of activities accompanied by lush and picturesque settings of this resort keeps the visitors engrossed with fun and excitement. Located off the Varca Beach, you can keep yourself busy with beach sports such as jet skiing, speed boating, water sailing and para sailing. The resort is home to one of the largest swimming pools in the country. A swim-up bar in here allows the patrons to take a sip and dip simultaneously.

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    Some of the other amenities in this holiday abode include a fitness and activity centre, beauty salon, video games, pool tables and DJ led dance floor. You can also try your lucky stars at the casino called ‘Dunes’. Stay in this resort is categorized into different themed suite. Superior, Zuri Premium, Zuri Deluxe, Zuri Executive, and Zuri Suite are the various categories. Serving a range of delicious cuisines, the restaurants in this resort are always swarmed with visitors. Fins and Rambooze, SAKE and Blue Lagoon are some of the dining areas in this resort.

    2. Cidade de Goa

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    Located off the serene Vainguinim beach, this resort is an oasis of relaxation. Whether you enjoy water sports such as jet skiing on the beach or just unwind at the resort – every aspect of your experience will be thrilling. The resort has facilities such as the Goldfinger Casino, a business centre, shopping arcade, transport services and travel desk; the Adventure Desk organises dolphin tours and sunset cruises. Accommodations are split into standard, superior, classic and deluxe rooms. Rooms are equipped with mini bar, satellite television, coffee maker, high-speed Internet and other luxury amenities.

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    There are numerous dining and wining options in this resort. Alfama, Barbeque, Café Azul Laranja, and Doçaria are the restaurants that serve a wide range of cuisines from across the globe. You can sample some of the best Goan liquor at the Taverna and Bar Latino. The resort organises water sports such as banana boating and parasailing. There are a host of indoor and outdoor games facilities as well. There is something for everyone at this resort.


    3. Grand Hyatt

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    Be it the accommodations, dining or other facilities, luxury is a perennial quality at the Grand Hyatt. Located beside the Bambolim Beach, the resort has facilities such as the Shamana Spa, Camp Hyatt for children, free-form pool outdoors, business centres and pillar-less ballroom. Guests can enjoy activities such as windsurfing and fishing off the beach. The resort organises sightseeing tours, visits to night bazaars, wildlife sanctuaries and sunset cruises.

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    There are numerous ongoing offers, while tariffs are subjected to demand. Rooms are divided into Standard, View and Grand Club categories. Sample sea food at the Verandah, taste a sumptuous buffet at the Dining Room, relish Indian food with an authentic touch at the Chulha and enjoy stunning views of the bay at the Bay View Lounge. The combination of an eclectic set of experiences makes this place an ideal name amongst the best beach resorts in Goa.

    4. Ozran Heights

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    Located off the Ozran Beach, this is an exclusive resort with a unique and unmatchable charm. The resort has a range of facilities such as swimming pool, in-room dining, electronic safe in rooms, LCD TV, airport transfers, multi-currency payment system and many more. Accommodations provide beach side views and they are grouped into Premier Sea View Cottages and Grand Sea View Cottages respectively. The Zaffran Restaurant offers sea side views and delicious tandoor delicacies. Expert chefs from across the globe makes it to the culinary delights in Ozran Heights.

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    Also on location is a well-equipped bar serving different types of cocktails, spirits and other beverages. This resort is one of the simple yet elegant beach side resorts in Goa.

    5. Taj Exotica

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    Built in the Mediterranean style, this resort is a paradisiacal place of leisure and recreation. Spread over 56 acres, and overlooking the Benaulim Beach, you come here to spend a time of bliss. At the beach you can enjoy activities such as para sailing, banana boating, underwater snorkeling and dolphin tours. The resort has exquisitely furnished accommodations overlooking the sea. The types of accommodations are namely Garden Villas, Deluxe Sea View Rooms, Sea View Villas, Luxury Rooms, Garden Plunge Pool Villas, Sea View Plunge Pool Villas, Sunset Plunge Pool Villas, Luxury Suites and Presidential Villas.

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    The restaurants and bars on-location are the Lobster Shack, Miguel Arcanjo, Allegria and Adega Cameons Bar. Some of the activities to do when staying here are bird watching, spice plantation tour, Portuguese home visit and heritage tours. Good food, drink, location and playful activities are the highlights of this resort.

    6. The Ramada caravela

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    Offering a utopian ambience, this is a place to relax and rejuvenate the mind. Located beside the Varca Beach, guests can indulge in hedonistic pleasures with water sports such as speed boating and parasailing. The resort has impressive facilities such as conference rooms, convention halls, fitness centre and swimming pool. You can take advantage of complimentary facilities such as buffet breakfast and in-room dining as well.

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    There are enough activities to make for an enjoyable stay. From tapping your feet in its discotheque to visiting museum and other historical landmarks, one can enjoy all the facilities in here. Spice plantation tours are also amongst the offerings of this holiday destination.

    The types of accommodations are divided into Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Suites, Family Villa and Presidential Villa. Cafe Cascada & Lanai, Carnaval, Beach Shack, Castaways, Atrium Bar, Island Bar, and Sunset Bar are the restaurants and bars on location.

    7. Dona Sylvia Beach Resort

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    With more than 180 rooms, this is one of the finest beach side resorts in Goa. An opulent ambience is equally complemented by rustic outdoors. The Cavelossim Beach nearby and water sport facilities such as paragliding and banana boating are added attractions.

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    In addition to the live entertainment programs at the fall of dusk, the resort also has ayurvedic massage centres along with steam, sauna and Jacuzzi facilities. The resort provides a range of activities for guests including indoor and outdoor sports. You can also take cycles on rent and explore the surrounding regions. The plenitude of activities for guests is the highlight of this resort.

    8. Kenilworth Beach Resort

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    This is one of the finest beach side resorts in Goa with an eclectic ambience. Suited for any type of traveller, this place is a refuge to find peace in the comforts of a luxurious setting. The Utorda beach is close by, makes dolphin spotting one of the main attraction of this resort.

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    The accommodations are categorized into Deluxe, Superior deluxe and Executive Suites. Some of the activities offered in this resort are sunset trip, dolphin cruise, boating, banana boat rides, angling and swimming pool. Mallika, Port of Ino, Seahawk, Lobby Bar, Sunken Bar and Aquarius are the restaurants that serves a range of cuisines on location.

    9. The Leela, Goa

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    This hotel is a perfect fusion of the Portuguese and Goan styled interiors and exteriors. The rustic charm of both the culture can be easily felt at this resort.  and the rustic flavour of a Goan setting. Set amidst a sprawling 75 acre verdant outfit, this resort features fine accommodations, and provides excellent facilities. Located near the Cavelossim beach, guests can enjoy activities such as speed boating and boat rides off the beach.

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    The resort has good facilities such as business centre, concierge service, golf course, in-room dining facility, tennis courts, beach sports, and limousine services. The Club, Premiere Rooms, Lagoon Rooms and Suites are the types of accommodations. The tariff range averages around INR 16000. Jamavar, Riverside, Susegado, The Restaurant, Yali Lounge, Aqua, and the Pool Bar are the dining and wining options. In addition, one can check out many more exciting things to do in Goa during there visit with family and friends.

    10. Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada

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    This is probably one of the luxurious five star resorts in the country. The ambience is romantic, charming, and vibrant. The resort offers a range of accommodations starting from superior charm rooms with garden sit-outs to presidential nirvana villas. Located off the Sinquerim beach, guests can enjoy water sport activities such as parasailing on the beach. Innovative cuisine is a strong characteristic here as you indulge in tasty dishes prepared by expert chefs. There are numerous restaurants such as Lattitude, SFX and Martini Bar that offers excellent dining and wining options.

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    Whilst your stay, you can go on shopping tours, heritage visits, cycling tours and local sightseeing. The resort has indoor and outdoor games facilities as well. The highlight of this resort is its excellent ambience and international style facilities that make it to the list of best beach resorts in Goa.


    Explore Goa in the most luxurious and comfortable way. Step into any of these best beach resorts in Goa and experience the playfulness of India’s beach capital in the most splendid way.