Best hotels in Goa
Goa is known the world over as a tourist destination with friendly people, sandy beaches and cuisine to suit every taste bud. The state enjoys a sunny climate from October to May and heavy showers from June to September. Goa’s sunny days allow tourists to enjoy sun-bathing, boat rides and water scooter rides on calm beaches. There are a large number of hotels and resorts allowing visitors to Goa enjoy its serene beauty and delicious cuisine.
Some of the hotels to check out in Goa are:
Hotel Mandovi is located in Goa’s capital city of Panaji on the banks of the river Mandovi. Below the hotel is the jetty where people travelling from Panaji to Betim can avail of the ferry service. Whether people travel to Goa with family on a holiday or on a business visit, Mandovi is one of the most convenient places to stay at. It is around three kilometres from Miramar beach and walking distance from the tourist boats, sailing down the waters of the Mondovi right up to the Aguada beach and back in the evenings to see the dolphins jumping in the water.
Vivanta by Taj
Vivanta, an addition to the Taj franchise, is like Mandovi in the heart of the capital. Unlike most hotels, they have their own lineup of cars to take their guests on business, to their workplace or where ever they fancy. After work visitors can relax in their rooms or suites, in the peaceful Vivanta ambience or enjoy a swim on the rooftop pool with a cool drink. The hotel is within walking distance from the Panjim market and just fifteen minutes’ walk from the Miramar beach. Guests fond of street food can try out the various options at the Miramar beach.
Bogmallo Beach Resort
Bogmallo Beach Resort is an ideal place for people travelling to Goa for business in the port town of Vasco. It’s based conveniently close to the airport. One can enjoy a stay in an air-conditioned room, or without one if the weather wills it. This resort is located very close to the beach, allowing their guests to spend a lot of time at there.
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
This beach resort extends over 26 acres of landscaped gardens in Cavelossim Beach in South Goa. It is an ideal location for a holiday with family. It is approximately 15 kms from the railway station and 45 kilometres from the airport. Dona Sylvia provides their guests a glance into the rich culture of Goa without making them dig too deep into their pockets. It has world-class amenities with balconies and sit-outs. The white sands transport their guests to a world of fun and romance.
Aguada Beach Resort
Aguada Beach Resort is a place for laughter, fun and memories. It is laid out on 42 acres of picturesque landscape leading to the Candolim beach. It meanders into the Aguada fort of the Portuguese era.
Palolem Beach Resort
This beach resort is situated to the South of Goa, in the not so crowded beach of Palolem. It features a garden surrounded by cottages which lead to white sands of a peaceful beach. There is a restaurant that provides continental cuisine. An ideal place for a holiday with family and friends.
Overall, Goa, being a beach state, it isn’t surprising that some of their best hotels would be near and around the beach. If in need of options close to the city, Mandovi or Vivanta are better options, however, if R&R is what is craved, Palolem or Dona Sylvia would be better suited.