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Best Places To Stay in Goa

There was a time, when I thought that the world ends where the sea and sky meet, where the sun drowns into that ocean, where the life freezes and the boat can’t sail through – but then I travelled to GOA and realized how foolish I was and how beautiful it is to find that, this very thought of existence dies in that moment when the sun meets the sea – this moment is where the life exists and all the human science breathes freedom, the moment where the life begins as it searches for the ever wandering thoughts, submerging them deep down into that orange sea of serenity. GOA is such a beauty, as it revives you into a new life of something amazing, and something that is beyond words and beyond your imagination. One can easily find the best and most unique places to stay in Goa. Goa is a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, immingle of Indian and Portuguese cultures with a hint of western music and the melodies of jazz.

 

It is a place paused in time, a beach side hippy retreat, with old tiled roofs falling over each other clinging to the beam by their nails, Portuguese colonial beautiful architectures, the risen earth pathways through the vibrant green fields, the lost poems at the beach during the high tides, with beers and beach shacks, a rare treasure where the life dwells over the array of unperturbed golden-sand beaches, narrow and quaint streets, trance parties, sun, sea, seafood and spirituality. I have often ventured into the lands of unknown and the treks of nowhere, into the sea of eternity and the sand of time, but nowhere have I found a land of such treasure, a land that defines every adjective in the dictionary of a wanderlust – Goa! My second home, as the poems now know where to find me, a place that will make you kiss the sand and sea again and again. Beauty would have been so dull if nobody ever stopped and took the time out to appreciate what lies in the sea-sand-sun of GOA. Tree-houses, beach-side shacks and pool villas are some of the best places to stay in Goa.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Riverside Homestay in Candolim, Goa 2D 1N ₹ 4300 4.0 star View Details
Villa Stay in Lonavala with Private Pool 2D 1N ₹ 1000 3.0 star View Details
Luxurious Stay at The O Hotels in Goa 1D 1N ₹ 7360 4.0 star View Details
Luxury Stay at Mayfair Resorts, Goa 2D 1N ₹ 20933 4.0 star View Details
Holiday at Byke Resort in Goa 2D 1N ₹ 4655 4.0 star View Details
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    Riverside Homestay in Candolim, Goa
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    Goa is the party capital of the country, but it also happens to be one of the most breathtakingly serene locations on the western coast of the country. To make your stay here much more memorable, here is one of the best homestays in Goa, Located right on the banks of the...

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    Villa Stay in Lonavala with Private Pool
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    Lonavala is a seasonal wonder as well as an all year paradise for those who love to get away from the city life. This homestay is the personification of Serenity that visitors come to find here in Lonavala and offers much in terms of the perfect stay option in the city.F...

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    About the activity / tour with details:Spice up your holiday season with a luxury experience at The O Hotels in Goa and relax in the lap of comfort and peace with your friends and family! At O hotel, you will get rooms that set standards on international levels! Sink int...

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    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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    About the Activity:If you are looking for some lone time with your loved ones The Byke Resort in Goa is a perfect destination to spend vacation time during a visit to this city of beaches. This 2 days tour is surely going to be the best vacation for you with the beache...

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    About the Activity: Located on the Calangute Beach, this 4-star resort boasts of amenities unparalleled by any other in the vicinity.Completely designed on the lines of Spanish villas, the 95-room resort also houses one of the largest swimming pools in North Goa.3 m...

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    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting overnight stay in Baga Villa B&B in Goa and get a chance to enjoy a memorable stay with your friends and family.Reach the tour locality and check in to the hotel at 12:00 PM.The hotel offers clean and comfortable air-conditione...

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    North Goa
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    About the Activity:Make your vacation special with this amazing birding activity and get a chance to click some memorable pictures at the birding hots pots in Goa like the forests of Bondla and Bhagawan Mahavir sanctuaries, River Zuari marshes and the wetlands of Maina/ ...

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    North Goa
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Located in the heart of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek to Tabdi Surla waterfall passes through the dense forests of the Western Ghats.A short trek takes you to the captivating waterfall, and a visit to the 13th century Mahadev Temple ...

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    South Goa
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    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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    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...

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  • d2 Days n1 Night

    About the property:Snuggled cozily amidst picturesque setting of the fabled Western Ghats landscape of Goa at a height of 700 meters above sea level in full view of the majestic Vazra Sakla, a 143 meter waterfall on one side and the tranquil Anjunem backwaters on the ...

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  • d3 Days n2 Nights

    Spend your goan farmstay holiday in a cozy guesthouse with a lovely veranda. Live in the midst of a tropical palm-garden, with lots of exotic plants, birds and butterflies. Both guesthouses have spacious attached open air bathroom and toilet, with hot and cold water....

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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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    About the Activity:Located in Candolim, Whispering Palms Beach Resort is an amazing place which will cater to all your needs!The stylish accommodation with comfy rooms will give you a hassle free slumber wrapped with personalized services. The air-conditioned rooms at...

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Attractions

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Dona Paula Beach

A lover’s paradise, the name of the location got its designation after a tragic love story, making the place more interesting and catchy. This former village is a heaven on earth that provides picturesque spots and huge space for sunbathing while relaxing in the calm beaches adjacent to clean blue waters.

Travellers love to be here to indulge in water sports like parasailing, kayaking etc. and gets the adrenaline rush at beaches like Dias beach and Dona Paula beach. Moreover, the markets for shopping are also vibrant and gets shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors. For a perfect stay, one can also book their own resort or hotels here which are also loaded with amenities and good services.

Location
: 6 km from Panaji city.


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Temple of Bodgeshwar

Welcome yourself to one of the most enchanting pilgrimages centres, which is additionally an unbeatable place to visit in North Goa. Well settled in Mapusa, the temple is situated within the lush green environment and contains a small shrine within dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini.

Famous for fulfilling the desires of its devotees, it also gets a flock of people searching for peace and a calm mind. Every year, a cultural festival also take place in the month of December of January and the location gets thronged by locals as well as tourists.

Location: Mapusa at Calangute - Mapusa Road.

Entry Fees: No fees required for entry.

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

The oldest withstanding Church of Goa, beautifully built under the influence of Portuguese architectural style, is one of the best places to visit in Panjim. The lovely marble floor embellished with valuable stones adds up to the charm of the magnificent church.

The cathedral of the Church holds the remains of St. Xavier's in a silver casket which is elegantly decorated and, worshiped by his devotees. Famed for its amazing architecture, this ornate structure survived since the 16th century.
The locals believe the remains are eternal and, have obscure healing powers which in turn makes it one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.

Location:
Old Goa Road, Near Gandhi Circle, Goa 403402, India

Timings: 
All days of the week except Sunday (9:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
               Sunday (10:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

Entry Fees:
Free

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
Approximately 11 km

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Fort Aguada

 Pulled up with a dark bricked stretch within the sea waters, Fort Aguada invites the visitors even from far to take a walk in, take a peek into the sea differently and get clicked in a movie style. The architecture of the fort is in royal Portuguese style and its vastness within the fortress is just grand.

One can witness the confluence of Mandovi river in the Arabian sea from here and the fort is a witness to the same since years. Embrace the old construction and military architecture here along with the lighthouse that stands tall. If the fort is not visited on a Goa trip, the trip is just not done right.

Location: At the southern tip of Candolim beach

Timings: Fort Aguada is open all days from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Entry Fees: Good news! There are no charges to visit this ecstatic location. Visit it like a free bird.

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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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The Church of Mae De Deus

This bright white building and Neo-Gothic architecture are so impulsive that just mesmerizes its beholders. One will surely get awestruck with the impact of peaceful beauty, settlement within the greenery and the aura it presents right from the first look to the same.

Right from the exteriors to interiors, the church is certainly one of the best places to visit in North Goa. Interestingly, it houses the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus which brought the church back to life post its ruin state. With imposing interiors and carved ornamentation on ceiling and walls, the church magnetizes not just the religion followers but also those who love to praise the reality on the ground.

Location: Chogm Rd, Saligao

Timings: Gate to God’s own home opens up every day from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Entry Fees: Absolutely none!

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Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Sitting, right in the middle of the hillock this mighty church has three shrines of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary and, Crucifixion of Jesus. Being the first church to built-in Goa it holds utmost significance in its tourism and, adding up to the most attractive places to visit in Panjim.

Previously, it was just a chapel in the early 15th century but, with time and tide, the chapel went through many transformations and, led to this massive structure which is elegantly built with influences of several architectural styles.

Location:
 North-Eastern Side of Central Square, Panjim 403001, India

Timings: 
All days 10 AM - 12:30 PM and 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fees: 
Free

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
Approximately 1.6 km away.

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Traveller Tales From Goa

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Gautam Shah

27 March 2019

What a view. Worth going for, dont miss out at this affordable price

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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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Jitendra Patil

14 December 2015

This was the perfect getaway for me and my wide,it was a very different goa for me , It redefined peace and tranquility for me! I came back feeling rejuvenated and happy! The Chapora river is beautiful...

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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...

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Ranjeet Bharadwaj

06 June 2015

One of the best activities that you can embark upon in Goa. It is a stunning cruise and the waters of Chapora River are so peaceful and calming. Had so much fun and beautiful time.

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Gajaadhar Khanna

18 December 2014

The houseboat ride was extremely beautiful and seeing the beauty of the sunrise and sunset while in the river was breathtaking. We had a lot of fun and will definitely recommend it to our friends. and ...

What You Should Know More About Stays in Goa

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

    Goa is dotted with beautiful beaches, from north to south and then there is an indelible mark of Portuguese heritage which is still evident in the state’s baroque architecture, whitewashed churches, crumbling forts, colorful Catholic ceremonies, and the stunning cathedrals of Old Goa. Along with the showcase of such beauty, GOA houses resorts which provides a comfort of their private beaches, stunning views and the aura of ancient and modern art. Check out some of the best resorts in Goa for your next holiday:

    •         Taj Exotica
    •         Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
    •         Santana Beach Resort
    •         Alila Diwa
    •         Adamo - The Bellus
    •         The Golden Crown Hotel & Spa Colva
    •         Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
    •         Kenilworth Resort & Spa
    •         Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
    •         Marbela Beach Resort
    •         Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature cure Centre

  • Q. Which are the best homestays in Goa?

    Homestays – If not in GOA, then where! GOA is full of homestays, the polite GOAns has made their houses a perfect stay for the people, close to the beaches, close to the city, into the arms of nature, into the wilds of nature, a home away from home, a stay of surprising views and the stays of calm music and Goan seafood. With the increasing tourists, homestays have replaced the hotels both economically and effectively. Here are few options to find your homestay in GOA:

    •         GURUKRUPA HAPPY HOME
    •         James Guesthouse
    •         Villa Jardim
    •         Tranquille
    •         Sunny beach villa Goa
    •         Pinto holiday Villas
    •         Arroserene a beautiful getaway.
    •         Zen Gardens 3 BHK Row Villa
    •         Case Europa
    •         TripThrill Rustic Contemporary

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

    Goa has everything that makes for a beautiful honeymoon destination. A crystal blue water that holds the moon and the sun, the sand where the castles are made and broken, and where the adrenaline is pumped with thrilling sports and seafood. Sail through the seas of passion, exotic love actions are everlasting with an intimate touch of sea breeze and the comforts of a view. Here is a list of honeymoon resorts that is certainly going to make your honeymoon a memory of lifetime because, not everybody who goes for honeymoon has it:

    •         Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada
    •         Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort
    •         Casa Severina
    •         Estrela do mar Beach Resort
    •         Bogmallo Beach Resort
    •         Prainha Resort
    •         Sonesta Inns
    •         Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
    •         Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat
    •         The Crown Goa

  • Q. Which are some of the best beach shacks to stay in Goa?

    Beach shacks are the best ways to enjoy the life of Goa at the beach side, they gift you with some of the amazing sunsets and sunrises of your life. Here are few of the Beach shacks wherein you can write stories of your GOA travel:

    •         Sarita's(Bogmallo)
    •         Out Back(Arambol)
    •         Zaffran(Vagator)
    •         Curlies (Anjuna)
    •         Britto's(Baga)
    •         Monica's(Candolim)
    •         Sousa Lobo(Calangute)
    •         Standard Beach huts with Balcony, Agonda Beach
    •         Velvet Sunset, Agonda
    •         Dwarka Eco Beach Resort, Cola
    •         Palm Grove and Little Palm Grove, Ashwem
    •         Yab Yum Resort, Ashwem
    •         Village Susegat, Morjim
    •         Ozran Heights, Vagator
    •         Shanti, Agonda
    •         Simrose, Agonda
    •         The Art Resort, Palolem
    •         Cuba Premium Beach Huts, Palolem

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

    Save your bucks on stay and invest in travel, which is how the smart wanderlusts do! Goa could be an expensive travel or a budget travel. Plan wisely and to plan wisely, try these budget stays to make it more comforting to your pocket:

    •         Lui Beach Resort
    •         Farmagudi Residency
    •         Resorte de Tio Carmino
    •         Santa Monica Resort
    •         Hotel Sangolda Greenz
    •         Ave Maria Beach Resort
    •         Hotel Panchsheel
    •         Hotel Surya Palace
    •         Ancora Beach Resort
    •         Sea View Resort
    •         Resort Village Royale

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

    The charm of mammoth swimming pools and opulent–bedrooms allure one to stay in one of these Goa’s most elegant and charismatic luxury resorts. Check out the following luxury resorts that would add glitters to your Goa travel:

    •         Kenilworth Resort and Spa, Utorda
    •         Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino, Varca
    •         Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Cansaulim
    •         Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Canacona
    •         The Leela Goa, Mobor Beach
    •         Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panjim
    •         Grand Hyatt, Bambolim
    •         Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Arpora
    •         Taj Exotica, Salcetta
    •         Fortune Select Regina, Candolim
    •         Radisson Blu Resort, Salcette
    •         Doubletree by Hilton, Bardez
    •         Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort, Betul
    •         Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim

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

    Check the list of the best handpicked beach resorts in Goa from the confusing clutter of Goan hotels, shacks, and resorts:

    •         The Park Calangute, Bardez
    •         Pousada Tauma, Bardez
    •         Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Candolim
    •         Sonesta Inns, Candolim
    •         Rococco Ashvem, Pernem
    •         The Rivasa Resort, Bardez
    •         The Leela Goa, Cavelossim
    •         Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim
    •         Taj Exotica, Benaulim
    •         La Grace Resort, Benaulim

  • Q. Which are the best resorts in North Goa?

    Are you thinking of partying and revelry mounted to its zenith? Then, roll your mind towards the hottest shindigs of North Goa with a bountiful of resorts that holds everything from exquisite Goan cuisine to fashion streets:

    •         Goa Marriott Resort and Spa
    •         Novotel Goa Resort and Spa
    •         Vivanta By Taj
    •         Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Sinquerim Bardez Candolim Goa
    •         Pousada Tauma, Bardez
    •         The Park Calangute, Bardez
    •         The Rivasa Resort, Bardez
    •         The Leela Goa, Cavelossim
    •         Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim
    •         Taj Exotica, Benaulim
    •         La Grace Resort, Benaulim

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

    South Goa and experience of richness of Goa go hand-in-hand. Check out the list of resorts wherein you can enjoy the richness of luxuries of South Goa

    •         Stark – The Gardenia Resort, Palolem
    •         The Tubki Resort, Palolem
    •         Cuba Agonda
    •         Shawnels Beach Resort, Palolem
    •         Cuba Beach Huts, Palolem
    •         Cuba Patnem, Patnem
    •         Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Varca
    •         Heritage Village Club, Arossim Beach
    •         Beleza By the Beach, Colva
    •         Harmonium Resorts, Agonda
    •         Nagu Resort, Betalbatim

  • Q. Which are the best houseboat stays in Goa?

    Be it a romantic honeymoon, or the poetic time of a storyteller, houseboats are a fancy and exotic way of gifting the best times of your life to yourself, while enjoying the serene sea amidst the backwaters where the sea, sand, and seafood spreads magic in the air. Goa has luxurious houseboats which can mark the beginning of your love affair with GOA. Check this one out:

    •         Goan Pleasure –Houseboats, Paliem, Uccasaim Bardez,, Porvorim, Goa