Top 10 Luxury Resorts in Goa

Looking for an exuberant holiday that relaxes and pampers you along blissful beaches? You have a plethora of options on every corner of the beaches in Goa. Some offer an exquisite form of luxury while others tailor their experience to a theme, yet all of them have a unique charm that puts their names among the best resorts in Goa. To help you through the selection process, we have gathered our top 10 picks of the best resorts in Goa.

North Goa:


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Vivanta by Taj:

This unique establishment stands under the umbrella of the Taj group and is built on the Ramparts of the Aguada Fort, which was built by the Portuguese. The architecture of the resort uses a Goan-Portuguese style and the suites boasts of a beautiful view of the sea. The restaurant, Latitude, serves a delicious platter of Italian, Continental and Goan food, and is complemented by the SFX Lounge as well as the energetic Martini Bar. Surely a treat for every patron who nests here.
Speciality: Built on the Fort Aguada
Nearby Attractions: Mondovi River, Panaji Old town, Fort Aguada
Nightlife: SinQ, Kamaki Bar, Titio’s
Location: D. B. Bandodkar Road, 403001 Panaji


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Pousada Tauma

This unique boutique hotel is well known as the epitome of the tranquil romantic ambience, making it perfect for honeymooners. The resort hosts a number of themed suites like the sea suite, field suite, mountain suite and more. Each of these even house their own private dining area as well. The Copper Bowl restaurant offers a fine dining experience with the delicious goan food while the Pousada Beach Seafront Restaurant opts for a romantic seaside experience.
Speciality: Boutique Hotel for Honeymooners, calm and tranquil ambience.
Nearby Attractions: Kerkar art Complex, Fort Aguada, Saligao Church
Nightlife: Pete’s Bar, Cool Cat, The Red Lion Pub, Dinky’s, and much more
Location: Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez


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Resort Rio

Resort Rio is the only one in Goa that houses three and four bedroom villas. Goes to say volumes about the wealth of luxury this resort offers with its numerous culinary facets, one of which is called the Pickled Mango and is famous for its Karaoke nights. This resort is well known as a place tuned to accommodate business meetings and conferences.
Speciality: 3 and 4 bedroom villas, Karaoke nights.
Nearby Attractions: Baga Retreat House, Baga River, Kersarval Springs
Nightlife: Club Cubana, Mango Tree,
Location: Near Baga Beach, Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez


South Goa:


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Taj Exotica:

The spacious rooms, villas and suites with interiors built with a Goan-Portuguese design and the lush green gardens are more than enough to floor you, especially since some of these villas come with private pools. The resort showcases an amazing spa called the Jiva Spa, and the lip-smacking food from seasonal restaurant called the Lobster Shack.
Speciality: Jiva Spa, Lobster Shack, private pool villas.
Nearby Attractions: Goa Chitra Museum, San Thome Museum,
Nightlife: Club Zoya
Location: Calwaddo, Salcete, Benaulim


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Ramada Caravela:

Showing off contemporary luxuries on a canvas of the classic Portuguese architecture, the Ramada Caravela Beach resort easily tops our list of the best beach resorts in Goa. Sprawled across 24 acres, this resort houses a golf course and a clean beach with friendly and helpful staff. It also showcases a seasonal beach shack, a poolside cafe called Castaway and an amazing dinner-only restaurant known as Carnival.
Speciality: Golf Course, Clean Beach
Nearby Attractions: Mollem National Park, Coba de Rama Fort,
Nightlife: Pinto Bar, Jolinn Restaurant and Pub,
Location: Varca, Salcete, Goa, India, Margao


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The Leela:

This resort could arguably be the best resort in Goa, and many do undoubtedly consider it to be so. Their cordial customer service and hospitality is second to none. The 75 acre plot of the resort offers a palette of activities that range from golf to tennis to pottery classes. Moreover they have built a lagoon as a cherry on top to add to the relaxing ambience of the resort.
Speciality: Ambience, service and hospitality, a spacious Golf Course.
Nearby Attractions: Shree Shanta Temple, Betul Fort
Nightlife: Aqua, Jazz Inn
Location: Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcette


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The Zuri White Sands

The Zuri Sands too stands among one of the most sought after resorts in Goa along with the Leela. Located along one of the most peaceful beaches in Goa, Varca, the resorts aims to use the laidback vibe of the Goan lifestyle to elicit a relaxing experience among its patrons. The luxurious rooms and suites are top notch and so are the six restaurants and bars. The Zuri also houses an amazing spa known as the Maya Spa.
Speciality: The tranquility of the Varca Beach, variety of restaurants, Ambience
Nearby Attractions: Mollem National Park, Coba de Rama Fort,
Nightlife: Pinto Bar, Jolinn Restaurant and Pub,
Location: Pedda, Varca, Salcete


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The LaLiT Golf & Spa:

Built with a Baroque-portuguese architecture with exquisite antiques, rustic chandeliers and Mosaic hand-painted tiles to welcome you at the lobby, this resort can easily boast its uniqueness. The activities here include a range of watersports, a sunset cruise, fishing and more. Not only that, the LaLiT also houses houses a golf course that conforms to international standards.
Speciality: A Golf Course, Unique European ambience.
Nearby Attractions: Dolphin spotting, Monkey Island, Cotigao wildlife sanctuary
Nightlife: Silent Noise Parties
Location: Raj Baga, Canacona


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Park Hyatt Resort & Spa:

The Park Hyatt in Goa absolutely lives up to its name and, as always, never disappoints. Set on a 45 acre land, the resort shows off a picturesque scenery with lagoons and waterways to enhance its pristine aesthetics. The resort blends the charms of both the traditional and the contemporary world with its Indo-Portuguese rooms and suites, the excellent sereno spa, a range of culinary outlets, and one of the largest pools in the country. They also have a section for kids called the Camp Hyatt.
Speciality: One of the largest pools in the country, Camp Hyatt for Kids.
Nearby Attractions: Savoi Spice Plantation, Basilica de Bom Jesus
Nightlife: Beach shacks at Colva beach
Location: Arossim Beach, Cansaulim


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Alila Diwa Goa:

Unlike most of the resorts in Goa, the Alila Diwa Goa opts for a change from rest of the beach resorts in Goa and instead has nested among the beautiful paddy fields. The resort uses a traditional decor as well as nature’s greenery to paint a breathtaking landscape for its patrons. It houses an infinity pool, and most of the rooms have an attached private balcony. The restaurants serve indian, continental and oriental dishes, and the bristo takes on a mediterranean ambience. The resort also houses a library with a great collection of books.
Speciality: Library, landscape of greenery.
Nearby Attractions: Ancestral Goa Museum, Monte Hill Chapel, Church of Our Lady Mercy, Loutolim Village
Nightlife: Martin’s Corner, Monsoon Bar,
Location: 48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda, Goa

If you wish to know more about the Goa nightlife to accompany your stay at a resort, Check out our blog: An All-inclusive guide to the Goa nightlife