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As India’s most popular holiday destination, hotels in Goa
reflect the immense variety of tourists – domestic and international – who visit its shores. From beach huts to fabulous seaside resorts, from heritage hotels in Panjim’s Latin quarter to resorts in the Western Ghats, Goa’s appeal cut across the entire spectrum of travellers. Goa means different things to different tourists: Mumbai and Delhi’s corporate and business elite pack resorts by the bay such as Taj Aguada, The Leela and Hyatt Grand; the young seeking nightlife hang around Baga-Calangute, while the nature buffs park themselves at the scenic Palolem beach or head into Chorla Ghats. And in these Covid times, Goa has become a favourite destination for those seeking long lease rental homes for extended periods. To select the best accommodation for your holiday, zero in on the choicest Goa hotels
in your preferred category on Yatra.com. With 4220 hotels, villas, homestays, serviced apartments and the like to pick from, Goa hotel booking online
is the best option. Use Hotel coupon code SUMMER 21
to currently avail substantial discounts. Attractive online offers, cleanliness certification in the for Clean Pass, and excellent back up support ensures smooth booking, and prompt after-sales service.
Yatra.com’s Covid Measures for Hotels in Goa
With the second wave of the virus in full swing, Yatra.com’s Covid measures
include a slew of initiatives. As a responsible travel company we urge all citizens above the age of 65, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 and people with comorbidities or multiple health conditions not to travel at this time. We urge all tourists to download the Aarogya Setu app and check their notifications regularly and stay abreast of cases around them, if any. Yatra.com has taken several initiatives in tandem with hotels across India to strictly follow WHO guidelines of keeping rooms sanitized, especially door knobs, elevator buttons and other such high touch points. The ‘Clean Pass’
tag given to hotels on Yatra.com is a quality assurance from the website. Safe practices like checking temperature of staff daily, and doing regular awareness drives is a part of our ongoing effort to keep guests safe during travel. Contactless check-in/out, online payments & form filling, self-declaration by guests on their recent travel and health history, luggage sanitization, and in the case of guests who drive-in – getting their cars sanitized, are some the protocols being followed for safe holidays.
Hotels in Goa near beach
From the hip and happening W at Vagator and Taj Fort Aguada
near Candolim in North Goa to the sprawling Grand Hyatt Goa
and The Leela Goa
in South Goa, Goa’s beaches are studded with some the finest properties in India. Each of these properties has a special character with W being cut out for the youthful party animal, Taj Fort Aguada on the other hand, built on a 16th century has a classic appeal. One of the first 5 star hotels in Goa, it retains its charm because of its unique location atop a hill outcrop that juts into the sea. Grand Hyatt and The Leela are sprawling beach properties built in resort style with tennis courts, and The Leela also features a Par 3, 12-hole golf course.
The appeal of Goa’s beaches have held sway over generations now. A wide array of international and local cuisines, variety of drinks from Feni to cocktails and everything in between, nightclubs by the sea, and not to mention the natural beauty with rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea amidst the outcrop of Western Ghats, have made hotels in Goa near beach
a run-away hit. Goa’s beach appeal stems from a fifty year old history. Back in the late sixties, Anjuna beach became the hub of a counterculture, which soon came to be known as the Hippies. Moonlight jams sessions from Christmas to New Year’s soon became the order of the day with people from across the globe in attendance. This music trend reached a new height with Sunburn, one of the world’s top music festival, that takes place at Vagator beach. The stretch of beaches between Arambol to Candolim in North Goa is very popular with tourists looking for water sports, flea markets, nightlife. In the mid-range segment the beaches of Calangute and Baga feature cottages such as Baga Hideout Resort
, La Vie Woods, Tranquillity Cottage Resort Baga
very close to the sea. Ideal for tourists looking to experience the many thrills and charms of North Goa.
Budget Hotels in Goa
The finest budget hotels in Goa
are around the Baga-Calangute to Candolim-Sinquerim stretch. This is where bulk of the action happens in North Goa. The Baga Hideout Resort, next to Tito’s lane, is a great base. Proximity to tourism hotspots like the beach, nightclubs and great food joints makes this cottage-style property a popular choice. La Vie Woods, built along Swiss Chalet lines, with 22 rooms that offer swimming pool views is a fine choice. Tranquillity Cottage Resort, set in a wooded area, is another fine property in Baga. Nitya Resort in Calangute
has a big open-air restaurant to enjoy the outdoors, especially during evenings. The Candolim stretch is very popular as it is well placed to access both Baga-Calangute and the capital Panjim. Sonika Heritage, Santana Beach Resort, Cygnett Inn Celestial and Casablanca are properties that come with Yatra’s Clean Pass certification – a quality assurance by the website vis a vis cleanliness standards of hotels. As Covid cases pick up again, Yatra.com has introduced many measures for a hassle-free holiday. Yatra Smart Choice hotels
is another category of hotels which promises 8 assured amenities, money-back guarantee and priority helpline support. Guests also get free cancellation and standardized prices through the year.
In South Goa the primary hubs of budget hotels are along Colva beach, near Madgaon – the biggest railway station in Goa on the Konkan Rail line. The easy access makes the nearby Colva beach a big hit in South Goa. All the water sport options, pocket-friendly dining options along the beach with plenty of budget accommodations along the beach makes this a great hub for budget tourists to explore. Further south is the crescent shaped Palolem beach. This is very popular with nature lovers seeking peace by the bay. Beach huts are a good idea here – try the Nest. Cuba Palolem Beach Resort
and Shawnels Beach Resort Goa
are two other recommended hotels.
Heritage Hotels in Goa
Goan architecture, which is a fine blend of Indo-Portuguese elements, can be experienced at hotels and homestays, mostly across the many villages of Goa from Siolim in North Goa to Loutolim in South Goa. However Panaji or Panjim is the most convenient. One can experience both the Catholic and Hindu way of life at two beautifully preserved properties called Panaji Inn and Panaji Pousada Goa
. Located in the narrow streets of the Latin quarter of Panaji – Fontainhas, these heritage hotels in Goa
are pure heritage experiences with no frills attached. Replete with antique furniture, old wooden floors, paddle fans…the scale of the buildings set in streets meant for pedestrians (before the advent of motorised vehicles) are simply charming. Walk around taking the sights and sounds of this pretty locality, and do not miss dining at Viva Panjim!
5 Star Hotels in Goa
Most of the 5 star hotels in Goa
are by the sea. And for good reason! Beaches are the biggest drawcard of tourism in Goa. Ever since Taj Fort Aguada opened operations in 1974, Goa has seen a rapid rise in this segment. Built on the ramparts of a 16th century Portuguese fort, this property located on an elevated hill spur on Sinquerim beach, is a timeless classic. A must experience simply for the vantage point, and the Taj hospitality tradition. W by Marriott is a brand focussed on fashion and design. This property at Vagator is designed to attract a young, fun loving clientele. Located at a slight elevation, it too offers sweeping sea views. Hyatt Centric at Candolim is well placed for guests to enjoy both North Goa and Panaji or Panjim.
Travellers looking for an experiential stay should head out to Ahilya By The Sea, a boutique property overlooking the point where the River Nerul flows into the sea. This subtle, low-key property is small in scale, but very intimate. Using local laterite stone, the design vocabulary is a blend of Goa and Bali. The fountains, the infinity pool, sea facing rooms, sound of the crashing waves right below make for a magical stay. Across the River Mandovi towards South Goa are a plethora of resorts. These destination resorts are geared towards keeping guests within their precincts, a couple of them in fact have golf courses! The Leela at Mobor Beach features a 12 hole course, while the The Lalit, further south at Canacona has a 9-hole course. These luxurious properties are tailor-made to put your feet up and chill. For a more intimate experience opt for the Postcard hotels at Moira and Cuelim. The tropical minimalism of these properties will appeal admirers of minimalism. The Grand Hyatt, Alila Dewa and Planet Hollywood are a few other standout 5 star properties in Goa.
Couple Friendly Hotels in Goa
For many tourists from more traditional backgrounds, Goa stands for freedom. A freedom to the dress the you feel comfortable is a given in this state that has seen international tourism for over five decades now. Proof of local ID is the only thing required. All the couple friendly hotels in Goa
offer good discounts too. Use coupon code TOGETHER
to avail up to 40% off. Hotels such as Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Goa
, Resort Terra Paraiso and Hotel Laguna Anjuna are among the over 500 hotels on Yatra.com that welcome couples. All the above mentioned properties are Clean Pass and Yatra Smart Choice properties. They offer flexibility in the case of cancellation with priority helpline support, along with a host of other benefits.
Hotels Near Popular Landmarks in Goa
While there is no denying the charm of Goa’s many beaches, there are many other elements of Goan culture that are equally fascinating. The temple and church architecture, the Catholic and Hindu culinary traditions, and the Western Ghats with its wildlife, waterfalls and rivers. Hotels near popular landmarks in Goa
such as Old Goa, Dona Paula and Calangute are always an attractive proposition.
Hotels near Calangute
By far Goa’s most celebrated beach, Calangute’s long beach is a water sport paradise. Jet skis, para sailing, banana boat rides et al. Calangute has it all. Throw in seaside joints like Lobos, hotels across categories from Le Meridien to budget properties like Colonia De Braganza Resort Goa
just a stone’s throw from the beach. Flanked by Baga (with nightlife hotspots like Tito’s) and Candolim beaches, this stretch with Calangute beach in the middle, forms the largest beach stretch in Goa.
Hotels Near Old Goa
Old Goa or Velha Goa today is sparsely populated. Once the hub of Portuguese Goa with grand churches, its significance came down with the capital shifting to Panaji or Panjim. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, hotels near Old Goa
are a good base to explore the neighbouring taluka of Ponda, which houses some of the finest Goan temples such as Shantadurga and Mangesh, and the Adil Shahi mosque named Safa Masjid built by Ibrahim Adil Shah. The discovery of Goa’s multi-layered culture through the architecture, customs and rituals of these religious sites are a must for the cultural traveller. The Postcard Velha hotel Goa
is the just the base for a scholarly approach to travel. Its 6 rooms, away from the vibrant beaches, is just what the doctor ordered for a quiet, culturally rich holiday of this fascinating state.
Hotels Near Dona Paula
Once a village on the outskirts of Panjim, it is today the most expensive real estate in Goa and a much visited scenic point which also offers many watersports activities. Cidade De Goa
is the best placed hotel to savour the magic of this beautiful setting that has many stories and legends associated with it. Miramar beach, a 10-minute drive is also an option with properties such as Fortune Miramar and Goa Marriott. The National Institute of Oceanography and Goa University are some of the key institutions here along with the Goan governor’s residence at Raj Bhavan.