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Best Places To Stay in South Goa

Spread over an area of 86 kilometres from north to south and 40 kilometres from east to west, South Goa is India’s tropical tourist destination. South Goa offers you more than just a destination to go about, it offers you an experience of a lifetime. The coconut and palm-tree lined beaches, beach shacks, pubs and nightlife, and the best and unique places to stay in South Goa, are a side of Goa that tourists come to enjoy from all parts of the country and beyond. But South Goa isn’t all about parties and pubs.

South Goa offers you a look into the portuguese-era days and the kind of life people lived back then. The colonial-style buildings and cottages have a story to tell that you can find out y speaking to the local people about them. The tourist places in South Goa are endless; starting with the beaches. Beaches such as Betalbatim, Arossim, Cola, Mormugao, Sernabatim, Carmona, Navelim, Chinchinim, Vasco Da Gama etc are places to definitely visit when in South Goa.

Apart from the stunning sun-kissed beaches, there are ample other tourist places in South Goa, such as the Dudhsagar Falls, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Ancestral Goa, Naval Aviation Museum, Big Foot Goa, Goa Chitra Museum, Casa Araujo Alvares, San Thome Museum Goa, Figueiredo Mansion, Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Kali Tiger Reserve etc.

Come to South Goa to experience the Goan lifestyle the right way. There are hundreds of options to choose from the kind of place you want to spend your vacation in. You can live in some of the best and unique places to stay in South Goa, such as a huge bungalow as part of a homestay, or a hostel, a hotel or a resort. Live in South Goa like a guest and be pampered if you choose to stay in a resort or hotel, stay in a homestay and experience South Goa as if it’s your own place. This is a place that demands a visit at least once in a lifetime.

Popular Packages

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Overnight Stay at Freddie Guesthouse in Goa 1D 1N ₹ 0 4.0 star View Details
Overnight Stay Rococco Ashvem 1D 1N ₹ 3000 4.0 star View Details
1 Night Stay at Palolem Guest House 2D 1N ₹ 1540 4.0 star View Details
Overnight Beach Stay at the Tantra Cafe and Beach Huts 1N ₹ 2750 3.0 star View Details
Stay at Tubki Resort in Goa 4D 3N ₹ 28176 4.0 star View Details
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    About the Activity:If you planning to spend some alone time with your loved one, then  Freddie Guesthouse in Goa is the perfect option for you.Reach the tour locality and check into the hotel at 11:00 AM.Get amazed by the tranquility of this region and observe the villag...

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    North Goa
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    About the Activity:Nothing can be special then this exciting stay at the Rococco Resort and get a chance to experience the luxurious stay.Reach the tour locality and check into the hotel at 1:00 PM.This resort is equipped with all the facilities and comfort which you wou...

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    3000


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    South Goa
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    About the Activity:Experience an enjoyable stay for 1 day in Palolem guest house Canacona and get a chance to explore the beauty of this region.Reach the guest house and check in at 12:00 noon.Make your vacation special along with your friends and family in one of the ol...

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    1540


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    South Goa
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    About the Activity:Make your vacation special with this exciting overnight stay at Tantra Cafe & Beach Huts in Goa.Start your trip after checking at around 12:00 PM.This beach resort is is centrally located on Patnem beach in South Goa which offers the best view of the s...

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    2750


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    South Goa
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity: This beautiful resort is in close proximity with Patnem beach, Rajbagh beach and Turtle beach. Delight in a riveting stay experience at this sprawling property.Unwind yourself in the coastal beauty of Goa, take a walk to the neighboring beaches ...

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    South Goa
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity:Take a break from the cobwebs of the routine life and spend some quality moments with rest of your family members while enjoying the coastal beauty of Goa.With your arrival here, you will be provided with an array of activities. Enthrall in a half ...

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    North Goa
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Make your stay exciting with this overnight stay at the beach resort in Goa and get a chance to explore the beauty of the region.Check into the hotel at 12:00 PM and stroll near the hotel.The Ozran beach is actually hidden behind a hill and the hillock...

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    35 ratings
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    South Goa
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity: Spend some quality time with your special someone with a romantic honeymoon stay at Zuri White Sands, Goa. Delight in the luxury amenities, relax in this beautiful hotel and spend blossom your love while relaxing in the coastal beauty of Goa. ...

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    South Goa
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting beach stay near South Goa in Papayas and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of the region.Start your trip after checking into the hotel at around 12:00 PM.This the best place for a peaceful ideal place to spend the days...

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    South Goa
    d14 Days n13 Nights

    About the Activity:Goa is the perfect retreat for a detoxifying 14 day stay as well as the leisurely traveler looking for a soothing experience.Enthrall in this spa tour that provides you with most accurate and thorough diagnosis together with the professional treatment...

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    Pernem

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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Riva Resort, Goa at Mandrem Beach is a land of swaying palms, white sandy beaches, sparkling waters, and green paddy fields. When it comes to cuisine, this resort offers you sea food, meats and freshly grown vegetables with lots of coconut milk, chil...

    Very Good 4.0
    35 ratings

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    7500


  • d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Experience a luxurious stay at the Mayfair Resorts, Goa with friends and family for an unparalleled experience.While at Mayfair Resorts, apart from the relaxing stay you will be taken out for an enthralling sightseeing tour to Mangeshi Temple, Old ...

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  • d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:Enjoy a joyful stay at the Sea view Resort in Goa and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region.Reach the tour locality and check into the hotel at 11:00 AM.Get amazed by the tranquility of this region and observe the village people doi...

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    26 ratings
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    Coorg
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:If you are planning to spend some alone time with your loved one this tour is the perfect option for you.Reach the tour locality and check into the hotel at 11:00 AM.Get amazed by the tranquility of this region and observe the village people doing thei...

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    Margao
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the activity:Experience an enjoyable stay for 4 days in this exotic beach resort in Goa and get a chance to explore the beauty of this region.Begin your trip after getting picked up from the airport or the station and transfer to the hotel.Get a warm welcome at the...

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Attractions

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Se Cathedral Church

One of the most striking churches in India is the “Se Cathedral” located in the Southern part of Goa. This magnificent church exhibits excellent artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style with beautifully arched interior and an impressive courtyard. Previously, the cathedral had two towers but one of them collapsed in late 17th Century and was never rebuilt.

This cathedral is dedicated to St.Catherine, who belonged to Alexandria and there are six panels where her life scenes are beautifully carved. The most prominent feature of this cathedral is the huge “golden bell” which is one of the best bells in the world. This 250 feet high cathedral is a frequented spot and is visited by the tourists as well as locals. The tranquility and serene aura of the cathedral makes it a must visit spot in the list of places to visit in South Goa.

Location: 
Velha, Goa 403402

Timings: 
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Free 

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Shantadurga Temple

“Pious Aura” this is what you will witness at this magnificent temple situated at the foot of Kavlem village in Ponda Taluka. This temple is devoted to goddess “Shantadurga” who is worshiped as the “Goddess of Peace” and, it is one of the most prominent and, large temples in entire Goa.

The divine shrine was initially situated at, Cavelossim but during the demolition period of the Portuguese in the mid 15th century, the celestial being was relocated to Kavlem. The vibrant combination of the maroon, white and peach give the temple an enchanting old-charm look.

Apart from these, Nayan Manohar Deepstambh is another point of attraction which is beautifully lit during the festivals and at that time, the beauty has no boundaries.

Location: 
Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401

Timings: 
5:00 AM - 10:00  PM

Entry Fee:
Free

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Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife century came into existence in the year 1999 under the Wildlife Act. The Sanctuary lies on the Western Ghats in the northern part of the Panjim city. Sprawling over an area of 240 sq km, it has rich flora and fauna which attracts the tourists. One can witness bewitching scenic views at this splendid Sanctuary which is the largest protected wildlife. 

Here at this sanctuary, you can come across numerous variant of animals like Pythons, Cobras, Slender Toris, Jungle Cats, Elephants, avian Birds, and many more rare species. One can even hire a jeep to explore every nook and corner of the diverse sanctuary.

Location: 
NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa, 403410, India

Timings: 
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Rs. 20 per person for Adults
                  Rs. 10 per person for Children
                  Rs 30 per Still Camera
                  Rs 150 per Camcorder

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St Xavier’s Church

This is one of the most frequented sightseeing places in Goa famed as the prominent landmark for the Catholics. This extrusive church holds the incorrupt body of Saint Francis Xavier and, was built in the year 1605. After a few years of being built in 1622, the body of Saint Xavier was brought here and laid in a glass mausoleum. It is one of the most charming places to visit in South Goa which has showcased modern art in the gallery and, the structure exhibits a jaw-dropping baroque style of architecture.

The best time to visit Bom Jesus Basilica is December, as in this month you can experience the traditions, cultures and a lot more at Christmas time.

Location: 
Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110

Timings: 
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Free

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Naval Aviation Museum

Get awestruck by the amazing collection of The Naval Aviation Museum where you can witness the true essence of Military. This amazing museum is a must visit tourist place in Goa and lies in the vicinity of Vasco da Gama.

Here, one can see real Helicopters, Aircraft, Fighter Jets and learn about their history. The museum is a combination of two parts, one is the outdoor regions which exhibits the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arms and, another is the double-storey indoor gallery. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in Asia. The outer region is a large park which has 13 aircraft in total namely, Sea Harrier, HAL Chetak, Westland Sea King and many more such decommissioned aircraft.

Location: 
Bogmalo Road, Dabolim AP Vasco da Gama, Mormugao, Goa 403806

Timings:
Tuesday - Sunday(9:30 AM - 5 PM)
               Monday(Remains Closed)

Entry Fee: 
Rs. 20

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The Grande Island

“The Grande Island” also known as the Ilha Grande is one of the most amazing discoveries in Goa. The Island is a house of Palm trees, jaw-dropping marine life experiences, and extraordinary sunsets.

The Island is not only for the adventure buffs but is also a perfect destination for couples looking for a less crowded place with amazing facilities. One can indulge in sight-seeing, snorkeling, sea walk, swimming, and many more aqua activities. The outstanding activity which can be witnessed here is, Scuba diving which gives you a picture of the underwater kingdom making it one the most amazing places to visit in South Goa.

Apart from these, one will also have instances when they can delve in dolphin sighting which is an amazing experience and cannot be experienced everywhere.

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Johnny Cool

This place gives a new dimension to the dining style, which is a combination of beach, exotic cuisine, and serene aura. This deadly combination can be experienced at the Johnny Cool Beach Bar which lies on the Dover Beach, famed as one of the most alluring beaches of Goa.

Here, one can savor mind-blowing Caribbean delicacies with excellent ambiance accompanied by soft jazz music to make every part of your body move on the soothing beats. It is one of the most visited tourist places in South Goa with an unbelievable quality of service.

Apart from these, one can even enjoy varieties of cocktails, beer and other liquors along the beachside bar. It is undoubtedly the best place to explore in southern Goa and enjoy meals in the relaxing environment coupled with striking sandy beaches.

Location: 
Dover Beach, Below Dover Playing Field, Dover, Barbados.

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Cabo de Rama Fort

This decrypted structure with towers and rustic cannons was claimed by the Portuguese monarchs. It was a well-equipped fort with 21 guns and several military barracks and a chapel but, when the Portuguese left India, the place was abandoned and, later used as the government prison. Now, the fort is housed only by the ruins but is a popular tourist place in South Goa.

The Fort also has a church of Santo Antonio which is in great condition and still visited by his followers. The mystical atmosphere, steep cliffs, and majestic views make it a frequently visited place. It is a perfect place for you whether you are an adventure buff, photo fanatic or a nature lover.

Location: 
Taluka Cabo da Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702

Timings: 
9:00 AM - 5:30 AM

Entry Fee: 
Free

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Traveller Tales From South Goa

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Padma Pillai

31 December 2015

A great experience looking after the elephants but also educational regarding how they are saving the domestic elephants. An unforgettable day and real elephant protectors, they are not doing it to tur

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Chandraayan Patel

13 May 2016

Goa has always been one of my favorite places. This was my second visit to Goa and we decided to stay at this resort. It was such a wonderful experience...very good amenities and hospitable staff. They...

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Akshayakeerti Iyengar

17 October 2015

Our family of 4 did went for this activity in Goa -which was absolutely amazing. Well worth the money! I was slightly terrified at the beginning, but as the afternoon progressed, I became more comforta...

What You Should Know More About Stays in South Goa

  • Q. Which are the best resorts to stay in South Goa?

    South Goa has some of the most sprawling resorts and spas you can stay at and have a great vacation. Here are some of the best and unique places to stay in South Goa:

    • Planet Hollywood Goa
      30/3, Acsona Vaddo, Utorda Beach, Salcette, Goa
    • Heritage Village Club Goa
      Arossim Beach Road, Cansaulim, Arossim, Goa
    • The Leela Goa
      Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa
    • Devasthali - The Valley Of Gods
      Village Issorsim Hollant Goa, 403712 India, Goa
    • Radisson Blu Resort
      Cavelossim Beach, Salcette, Goa
    • Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
      Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa
    • Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort
      333/1 Rangali, Betul, Salcete, Goa

  • Q. Which are the best homestays in South Goa?

    South Goa offers you some of the best homestays that have excellent accommodation facilities, amenities, and food. Here are some of the best homestays in South Goa:

    • Arco Iris Boutique Homestay
      House No 1384; Sinai Bagh, Near Carmel Chapel and High School, Curtorim, Goa
    • Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments  
      Near Maria Hall, Beside Zoya Pub,, Colva - Benaulim Road, Benaulim, Goa
    • Zeus Homestays
      A4, Sapana Palmeiras, Acsona, Benaulim, Goa
    • Pande Residency  
      House no 211, Lane adjacent to Hotel Pentacon, Near Rajbagh Beach, Canacona, Goa
    • The Only Olive
      Ranoi, Aldona, Goa
    • Artisanale Loutolim Holiday Home, Goa, India
      Loutolim, Loutolim, Goa
    • Florida Gardens
      Colva Benaulim Road, Dabolim - Cavelossim Rd, Benaulim, Goa

  • Q. What are the best romantic resorts in South Goa for honeymoon?

    South Goa is a tropical paradise for the honeymooner. Come here for a memorable and romantic stay at the best romantic resorts for your honeymoon:

    • The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino
      Five Star Hotel
      Pedda, Varca, Salcete, Goa
    • Heritage Village Club Goa  
      Four Star Hotel
      Arossim Beach Road, Cansaulim, Arossim, Goa
    • Coconut Creek Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      Bimmut Ward, Bogmalo, Goa
    • Dona Sylvia Beach Resort Goa
      Five Star Hotel
      Cavelossim, Mobor, Goa
    • Baywatch Resort
      Sernabatim Beach Road, Colva, Goa
    • Stone Water Eco Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem Beach,Vasco da Gama, Issorcim, South Goa, Bogmalo, Goa

    Stark The Gardenia Resort
    Three Star Hotel
    Devbag, Palolem, Canacona, Goa

  • Q. Which are the best places to stay within 50 Km of South Goa?

    South Goa spans 86 kilometres from north to south and 40 kilometres from east to west. Here are some of the best places to stay within 50 kilometres of South Goa:

    • The Tubki Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      House No.332/G, Patnem- Palolem beach road, Patnem, Near beach, Canacona, Goa
    • Longuinhos Beach Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      Colva Beach, Salcete, Goa
    • Hotel Colva Kinara  
      Three Star Hotel
      Near HDFC bank, Opposite Colva Football ground, D-Block, 4th Ward, Colva, Goa
    • Indismart Woodbourne Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      Gounloy Nuvem, Nuvem, Goa
    • The Byke Old Anchor Beach Resort - South Goa
      Two Star Hotel
      Cavelossim Beach, Mobor, Salcette, Goa
    • The Sapphire Comfort Hotel
      Three Star Hotel
      Opposite Kadamba Bus Terminus, Margao Panjim Highway, Margao, Goa

     

  • Q. Which are the best budget stays in South Goa?

    While South Goa offers you luxury in the form of five star and four star resorts and hotels, it has ample number of budget stays as well for your vacation. Here are some of the best budget stays in South Goa:

    • Graciano Cottages
      Two Star Hotel
      4th Ward, Colva Beach, Colva, Goa
    • La Ben Resort  
      Two Star Hotel
      Colva Beach Road, Salcete, Colva, Goa
    • Alagoa Resort
      Two Star Hotel
      Near Coconut Groove, Betalbatim, South Goa, Goa
    • Margao Residency
      Luis Miranda Road, Opposite Margao Municipal Council, New Market, Margao, Goa
    • Colonia Jose Menino Resort
      Two Star Hotel
      Zalor Beach Road Carmona, Near Goa Renaissance Hotel, Fatrade, Varca, Goa

  • Q. Which are the most luxury resorts in South Goa?

    South Goa has some of the premium luxury chains of hotels and resorts for you. Here are some of the most luxury resorts in South Goa:

    • The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino
      Five Star Hotel
      Pedda, Varca, Salcete, Goa
    • Alila Diwa Goa
      Five Star Hotel
      48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda, Goa
    • Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
      Five Star Hotel
      Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa
    • Caravela Beach Resort Goa
      Five Star Hotel
      Varca Beach, Salcete, Fatrade, Margao, Goa
    • Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort
      Four Star Hotel
      333/1 Rangali, Betul, Salcete, Goa

    Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa
    Five Star Hotel
    Majorda - Utorda Road, Near Utorda Beach, Salcete, Goa