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    Goa, a place where dreams come true and fairy-tales are lived is known for being one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in India. Known as the lover’s paradise on Earth with the tranquil Arabian Sea and pristine beaches, the romantic charm of this sleepy land never fails to invoke the Prince Charming in every groom who is ever ready to take his princess on an enchanting ride. A place where romance is built and eternal love bonds are created; Goa surprises its guests with magnificence that’ll take you by surprise. Someo of the best places to visit in Goa for honeymoon are:

    Taj Exotica

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    A well-known name for luxury and style is Taj Exotica by the Taj group. This Mediterranean-styled super luxurious resort is one of the best places to honeymoon in Goa. Set along the coast of Varca beach, Taj Exotica captivates its guests with its beautiful architecture, sun-drenched atrium, flower-lined patios and wide shady walkways. You can enjoy the enchanting sunset of Goa from the sunset plunge pool villas or enjoy the enthralling Arabian Sea from the deluxe sea view rooms. You can also enroll for a de-stressing massage at the therapeutic Jiva Spa. Taj Exotica offers a unique and tasteful dining experience with numerous in-house restaurants you can indulge in some local Goan cuisine in Allgeria, a few oriental flavors of Li Bai, lip smacking Indian food in Eugenia and Mediterranean and Italian spreads of Miguel Arcanjo. This exquisite holiday comes with a price tag of approximately INR12, 000/- per night.

    [Sail away with your beloved on a cruise upon the waters of Goa.]

    Marbela Beach Resort

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    The Marbela Beach Resort, Morjim offers the ultimate solution for honeymooning couples. This region of Goa is known for the luxurious hotels and private beach facilities, and Marbela delivers all that and more. You can choose between deluxe and suite rooms while the world-class menu will leave you speechless. The range of services includes everything from an adventurous bike ride to a relaxing spa. You can also participate in water sports. During the peak season of December-January, the tariff is INR 21,000/- but if you are travelling on an smaller budget then the same rooms can be enjoyed during the off-season from March-September at INR 7,000/-. You can enquire for special arrangements to surprise your beloved on your honeymoon. The experience at Marbela is a beautiful marriage between luxury of hotels and comfort of home. What better place to start off your married life?

    [Learn a lot about the birds and their habitat in the different parts of Goa.]

    Park Hyatt Goa

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    A romantic escapade is a promise of the Park Hyatt Goa. Located on the Arossim Beach, this 5 star resort is a maestro in understated luxury and elegance. With 250 Pousada-style guestrooms and suites along with sunken baths makes this one of the best places for honeymoon in Goa.  Couples can enjoy state-of-the-art Sereno Spa, a relaxing swimming pool, a serene beach, special culinary classes and yoga classes. For those who are interested in sight-seeing the hotel even arranges for private tours. The honeymooners can enjoy a host of thrilling water during non-monsoon seasons. The love birds can also opt for special Goa honeymoon packages which includes a fragrant petal bath, a one-hour couple spa treatment and chef-special dinner at the three specialty restaurants. The couple can also enjoy culinary delights at the Village Square, Masala, Da Luigi, and Casa Sarita or indulge in an intimate dinner at the exquisite shack Cabana.  The cost per night ranges from approximately INR8,000 -17,000/- per night depending on the season.

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    The Zuri White Sands

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    The Zuri White Sands is the sole five-star deluxe hotel in Varca Beach Goa.  Testament of Goa’s true spirit, every day is a celebration at Zuri. Playing the perfect host, the Zuri White Sands offers exclusive Goa honeymoon packages, ranging from INR15500-18000/-, which includes a quixotic candle-light dinner at the beach and a complimentary spa session along with a bottle of wine, cake and chocolates add to it personalized yoga sessions and the buffet breakfast served to the couple in their room. The resort also houses the famous casino Dunes along with the longest swimming pool in the state. It also offers a gym, a dance floor, a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi and a beauty salon to take care of all the needs of the romantic couple. During the season the resort even arranges for various sports activities like wind surfing, banana boat rides, parasailing etc.  Guests can feast on the different delicacies served at Sake and Waterfall Café, a 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant or enjoy the local dishes at the seasonal Fins and Rambooze.

    [Cruise silently along the placid backwaters of Goa and soak in the winsome views of the countryside.]

    Marriott Resort & Spa

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    The Marriott Resort & Spa is centrally located on the Miramar Beach, Panaji and makes access to all the hotspots very convenient. What with an on-site casino, Marriott offers 360 degree comforts to their guests, though December-January is the peak season. Couples who like to explore will be delighted to know that the prime location of the resort is close to the famed Dudhsagar Falls, as well as historical and religious tourist spots. Couples can also spend a day indulging in water sports. One can choose from rooms with garden or bay view or luxurious suites. The pocket pinch of INR 23,000/- is made up with the amenities and convenient location. There’s plenty of dining options from pool-side bars to lounge to grills to formal restaurants. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in the bakery. The honeymooners could also relax together in the spa couples suite or take yoga lessons as well.

    [If you desire to taste the flung of  Arabian Sea, then  riding in a banana boat is certainly the right thing to do.]


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    Amidst the blossoming greenery of the Sinquerim River, in Nerul lies the exotic boutique hotel Sofala. A secret gateway for the Portuguese officials, this unique lifestyle hotel is perfect for enjoying a honeymoon in Goa. With numerous well designed guest rooms and suites the couples have various options for accommodations. A private Mangrove villa situated at a 5-mintues distance is also highly preferred by romantic couples. The hotel provides 24- hours guest services along with a travel desk and concierge services to assist the guests arrange restaurant booking, recreational activities and tours. The two in-house eateries are designed to provide the couple with an intimate and comfortable dining experience. While The Mia Cucina serves authentic Italian spreads, the Sol Bar treats the guests with lip-smacking Goan delicacies along with global comfort foods. If the couple desires any special item the executive chef will take care of it. At a price ranging between INR6000-12500/- a night, Sofala gives honeymooners a shot at romance in their own private tropical world.

    [Goa has a lot of options to keep up the level of adventure as well as adrenaline high-3 hour Snorkeling session]


    The Lalit Goa

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    The Lalit Goa is the perfect way to live your romantic dreams. Away from all the noise and shrill buzz of the city this super-luxurious spa resort is one of the best places for honeymoon in Goa. Positioned near the Patnem Beach, Lalit Spa Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options including ten secluded luxury villas. Along with sprawling 6303 yard of golf course, the resort also has a casino, a therapeutic spa, a relaxing pool and a fitness gym. Guests can try tantalizing Goan cuisines at Corta’s or indulge in the continental flavors at Sirocco and Canacona. Rejuve takes care of those who enjoy a relaxing massage, while the tennis and squash courts are a delight for athletes. The hotel also organizes various activities like a bon fire at the beach, pottery classes, and culinary classes to name a few. The concierge services for guided tours and various on-site water sports at Raj Baga Beach are available in the months between October and May. The tariff at the Lalit Goa starts with INR 6500/- for a suite.

    [Delight in the sight of dolphins and swim around the yacht, on this dolphin discovery cruise.] .

    Alila Diwa

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    A fresh and unique resort at the Gonsua Beach in Majorda, Alila Diwa is the perfect choice for a romantic honeymoon in Goa. Nuzzled between the tranquil backdrop of lush green rice plantations cascading towards the Arabian Sea this 5 star resort is a sanctuary of comfort, luxury and serenity.  With a wide variety of accommodation ranging from elegant room to extravagant suites the couple is sure spoilt for choices at the Alila Diwa.  The in- house restaurants, Vivo and Spice Studio are sure to happily satisfy the newly-weds with their wide variety of gourmet delights. Forget all the wedding tiredness in the rejuvenating Spa Alila or enjoy the latest Hollywood/Bollywood blockbusters at the private mini-theatre. The young couple can also make use of the leisure concierge services for local tours or simply laze around the pool. A single night at the resort’s guest room can cost somewhere INR7,000/- and go up to INR 20,000/- per night. There are different package deals that are available.

    [Witness the brilliant blue waters of the Arabian Sea kiss the shoreline with the  Bumpy Ride on Bogmalo beach]

    Leela Goa

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    Situated between Mobor Beach and Sal River in the secluded south Goa - The Leela Goa is simply magnificence and luxury defined. An ideal place for a honeymoon in Goa, Leela also has custom-made packages for the couples, which offers a complimentary couple massage, breakfast buffet along with a romantic private dinner complete with sparkling wine and cake during their stay. The couple can indulge in fine dining at Jamavar which serves authentic north and south Indian cuisines, or enjoy Italian spread at Riverside, or relax and enjoy fresh-from-the sea grilled food at Susegado or feast on multicultural food at The Restaurant buffet. A Devoted butler, private lounge pools, airport limousines and outdoor showers are some of the exclusive facilities that the couple can enjoy along with a vast bouquet of choices for accommodations ranging from premiere rooms to royal villas.  The couples can unwind and rejuvenate at the Spa or indulge in concierge services offered by the resort. A luxurious stay at the Leela will set you back by about 12,000 per night which might rise up to 20, 000 rupees in December.

    [The Siolim House conducts cooking classes in Goa that focus on the intricacies of Goan cuisine.]

    Cidade de Goa

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    Situated at Vainguinim Beach Cidade de Goa is a preferred choice for many honeymooners. Designed as a self-sufficient Portuguese hamlet this resort boasts of a unique architectural grandeur with a picturesque view of the expansive beach.  The resort offers special Goa honeymoon packages which pampers the newly-weds with complimentary couples Swedish spa, romantic candle-lit dinners, in-room breakfast and discounts at the restaurants and bar. An array of different rooms and suites allows a couple to choose as per their taste and budget. The newly–weds can enjoy a scrumptious candle-lit dinner at the romantic Alfana restaurant; or freshly- grilled seafood at Barbeque along with two more in-house restaurants- Café Azul and Laranja. You can test your luck at the Goldfinger Casino or enroll for cruising at the adventure desk. The resort also offers numerous exciting activities like beach volley ball, magic show and various water rides if the weather is favourable along with a huge array of indoor activities. A night at the Cidade de will cost you about INR 7,000 rupees.

    [Enjoy the art of gliding over the sea waves with a surfboard at Ashwem Beach]

    Coco Shambhala

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    For an ultimate luxurious honeymoon in Goa there is no better place than Coco Shambhala. A collection of four magnificent villas in Bardez boasts of magnificent architecture, lush tropical garden and shaded pool. A dream come true for all romantic couples, the enchanting villas will mesmerize and spoil honeymooners in the most wonderful way. The well-trained staff takes care of every possible need of the couple with a special menu designed by the executive chef just for them and as per their culinary desires. The unmatched 24-hour concierge service along with the 24-hours chauffeur-driven car promises a service like no other. A secretly hidden therapy in the exotic garden  area for a rejuvenating massage by the experts of Goa and special arrangements at various sites is something which no other resort can offer. The cost per night at Coco Shambhala ranges from INR26,000 to INR35,000 with a minimum 3 day booking during the lean season which extends up to 14 days during peak seasons. 

    [Set off on the mesmeric waters of Goa to celebrate your special moments.]

    Nilaya Hermitage

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    Located near the Anjuna Beach and Saturday Night Market, a stay at the Nilaya Hermitage is literally like living with the stars. The guestbook bears testimony to the illustrious guests who have stayed at this 11-roomed hotel. Tent rooms are also available from where you can enjoy the pool-side view. The only downside to this pampering experience is that those with children below 12 cannot enjoy them (If the honeymooning couple isn’t taking kids with them, this is no worry). The Mediterranean theme of the hotel extends to the food as well, though regional food is available on request. From Ayurvedic massages to yoga classes to fitness centers, the hotel has something for everyone. It boasts of tennis and badminton courts for the athletic kinds. The hotel is built keeping in mind the requirements of High-end travelers and satiates their need to be pampered at a whopping INR65,000/-. If you manage to venture outside the luxurious cocoon, Anjuna Beach is known for water sports as well as its Flea markets.

    [Sweep your loved one of her/his feet as you treat them to a yacht sail on the mesmerising backwaters of Goa]

    A land of sun and surf, Goa is the most romantic getaway for all couples. The sun-kissed beaches along with crystal-blue Arabian Sea create an enchanting sight which mesmerizes all those in love. A perfect destination to create a beautiful collection of fond memories of your first romantic vacation, Goa invites you to make the perfect start of your new life. An experience of a lifetime which is best understood when spent together with the love of your life.