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A holiday paradise, North Goa beckons with its beautiful beaches, hipy party places and quaint staying options. Giving you a true feel of the sun, sand and the golden beaches are the resorts. On one hand you can simply unwind in the relaxing environs and on the other, you can avail of the charms the locale provides.
Here are some of the best resorts in North Goa:
1. Taj Vivanta- Holiday Village
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Taj Vivanta- Holiday Village is considered as one of the best resorts in Goa. Situated on the Sinquerim Beach, the stay provides a breathtaking view of the sandy shores. When here, delight in the premium luxury, unmatched ambience and charming cottages.
Spread on sprawling acres, one can enjoy the beautiful gardens and huge swimming pool with a pool bar. Also on offer are arrays of amenities. The highlight is the Jiva Spa that provides different Ayurvedic treatments and massages for rejuvenation. One can further unwind with the many in-house activities such as pool tables, table tennis, squash, gold court, fitness center and library.
When it comes to staying options, there are different cottages and sea facing stand-alone villas. These are rustic and provide comfortable interiors. Most of the cottages and villas have a lawn or a balcony. One of the best villas is Presidential Villa, which is a sea facing one that offers a private lawn, great furniture and spacious rooms.
From fine dining to casual dining, all is available in Vivanta by Taj- Holiday Village. The restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes in both Indian and international cuisines. If you are looking to have a delicious Thai cuisine you can go to Banyan Tree. SaJungle Jam is a special restaurant made just for kids. The peak season for this hotel is between the months of October to March.
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2. Marriott Resort and Spa
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Located in Panaji, the Marriott Resort and Spa in Goa provides 5 star service and accommodation. The famous casino- Casino Carnival is nearby.
The expansive retreat offers spacious rooms consisting different amenities. The accommodations are air conditioned and equipped with necessary requirements such as TV, fridge and more. The resort has a spa, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. One can also enjoy activities such as boat ride and Jet Ski.
One can get their fill at the renowned restaurants namely Waterfront Terrace and Bar, Wan Hao and AZ.U.R. These restaurants serve various international and national cuisines. The hotel is most crowded between October and March.
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3. Cidade De Goa
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If you are looking for a 5 star beach front resort, then Cidade de Goa is the right choice. On the Vainguinim Beach, the stay showcases stunning views of the sandy delight. Spread out on a huge property, it boasts of a private beach and a comfortable stay.
The retreat has a 24-hour functioning casino called the Goldfinger Casino. Also there are big workstations and ballrooms for private and corporate events. One can indulge in recreational activities in the hotel by using the spa or the fitness center. There are a lot of indoor as well as outdoor actives such as table tennis, carom, badminton, scrabble, beach cricket and so on. Water sports enthusiasts can revel in Jet Ski, parasailing, banana boat and other water rides.
The hotel has spacious rooms and suites, some of them facing the sea. There are 5 different restaurants offering scrumptious cuisines that include Continental, Mediterranean, North Indian and Goan cuisines. The 2 bars are well stocked with different alcohols and cocktails. The best time to visit is between the months of October and March.
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4. Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort
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Situated in hub of Candolim, Lemon Tree lends a comfortable stay for both business as well as leisure travellers. It is one of the best beach resorts in North Goa and permeates a warm and homely feel. Pleasing ambience,comfort and sweet aroma are the few things that you can except from your stay in Lemon Tree. The location of the resort is perfect as it provides quick visits to places like Calangute Beach, Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach. Moreover, ideally there are are many more best things to do in Goa duirng there stay with there family and friends.
They offer spacious rooms with posh and plush ambience. One can get regaled with the indoor and outdoor activities provided. A treat to water lovers is the beautifully made swimming pool. Amenities provided include recreation bar, fitness center and vibrant cafe.
The charming place has restaurants offering mouthwatering food. If you are a Chinese lover then Republic of Noodles should be a must visit. Citrus Cafe here is a multi cuisine restaurant. The ideal time to stay in this place is between October and March. If you are looking to have a peaceful stay away from the city then Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort is the place to be.
5. Vivanta By Taj - Fort Aguada
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Vivantaby Taj- Fort Aguada is consideredone of the best properties of Taj. It is located on the Sinquerim Beach on Candolim, making it one of the tourist hotspots. Once here, you will be welcomed by the vibrant colours. Staying options include rooms, villas and cottages. Moreover, one can plan a trip and hang over with family and friends to visit best places in Goa
They also have an open area where you can play games and organize a get together. Provisions for playing cricket, tennis, carrom and some other activities are also available. Other facilities include fitness center and spa. For seafood lovers, Morisco is a treat to the taste buds. One can also eat at their multi-cuisine restaurant known as Latitude. II Camino in Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada offers one of the best Italian foods in Goa.
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6. Grand Hyatt
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Situated just 7 km from Panji, Grand Hyattis located in the hub of Goa in the Bambolim Bay. Spread over a large area,this luxury hotel bestows an impeccable view of the pristine beaches and tropical gardens. There are several things to do while staying there.
One can enjoy a stroll on the Bambolin Bay orengage in the various water sports such as Jet Ski, bumper boat and banana ride.Those staying indoors can play various games that are available there. Engaging treats comprise the Shamana Spa and a fitness center. Staying options include a standard room to a suite. The rooms are clean and are made keeping the modern technology in mind.
Grand Hyatt is known for array of sumptuous delights. Chulha offers mouthwatering North Indian food. Other fine dining restaurants include The Verandah and The Dining Room. Bay View Lounge is also a lounge which is a must visit.
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7. Resort Rio
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A 5 star deluxe luxury spa resort, Resort Rio is one of the best resorts in North Goa due to its architecture and hospitality. About a 5-minute drive away from the famous Baga Beach, it is also very close to other famous tourist places like the night market and other beaches such as Calangute.
Resort Rio has a great number of amenities which include the conference hall that has a capacity of around 450 people, and the Zaara Spa that has a host of therapies, treatments and massages. Other features include a cinema hall, meditation center and an indoor game area and of course the pool.
The hotel offers a variety of suits and villas, which are aesthetically done up. There are 3 dining options for guests- an Italian restaurant, a multi cuisine restaurant and a pure vegetarian Gujarati restaurant. The peak season for this hotel is between the months of October to March.
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8. Riva Beach Resort
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Giving a true feel of nature and luxury, Riva Beach Resort is one of the best in North Goa. Located right on Mandrem Beach, it provides a true feel of the region. Over here, one can avail of the spa, spacious conference room, water sports, fishing and boating. There are different types of rooms offered to guests - from cottages to suites. The Riva Resort also has 2 famous restaurants.
One is a multi cuisine restaurant serving fresh catches from the sea such as prawns and lobsters. The breakfast menu too is a la carte and serves fresh baked breads, pastries and an assortment of delicious breakfast treats. The other restaurant is a beachside one which specializes in sea food. In the alfresco dining section by the sea, they also have live music.
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9. Whispering Palms
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The Whispering Palms Beach Resort is located on Candolim Beach. It has 106 rooms ranging from suits to private terrace rooms and private balcony rooms. Over here, the pool is the center of all activity where guests can relax and unwind. It also provides evening entertainment.
The restaurant and the 2 bars are located around the pool. Breeze is an open-air restaurant ladle outs various cuisines from all over the world. Serving a variety of domestic and imported liquor, the bar is open 24 hours a day and has a Philosophy "Drink Till You Drop". The peak season for the hotel is between the months of October to March.
10. The Park
The Park Goa is located between two of Goa's most famous beaches. It is a sea facing property right on Calangute Beach. Considered as one of the best beach resorts in North Goa, it has an open aired lounge overlooking the sea where guests can sip their favorite drinks and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Below the lounge is the restaurant with an open kitchen. The chefs prepare guest’s favorite snacks and meals while soothing music is played. The restaurant also gives direct access to the beach and the pool. Guests can rent out their personal cabanas by the pool and enjoy their stay.
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Adventure enthusiasts can delight in a wide variety of water sports such as Jet Ski, parasailing and banana boat ride at the beach. If tourists are looking for a great place to stay in North Goa, they need not look any further.
11. Resort North 16
An all-white 5 star resort, Resort North is located a mere 15 minute walk from Calangute Beach. Among the best resorts in North Goa, it provides 135 rooms for stay.
Guests can avail of the wide range of amenities such as a business center, 2 meeting rooms and kids club. The pool bar is said to be one of the most beautiful ones in Goa. There is also a "grab n' go deli" serving pizzas, sandwiches, snacks and more. The North Cafe is the multi cuisine restaurant where guests can sink their teeth in their favorite food from all over the world. The peak season stretches between the months of October to March.
Goa has many fetching resorts and beach shacks for guests to stay in. Located on some of the best properties, they stand out for their unique architecture and relaxing atmosphere. Another golden highlight is the wide array of food and drink selections.
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