Whenever we mention a Goa vacation, what image flashes across your mind? In our mind, we are sitting in a pool, in a breezy beach resort, sipping on that strawberry daiquiri, sunbathing or curled up with a book, with not a worry in the world. Naturally, beach resorts in Goa are amongst our favourite places to park at, and thankfully you'll be spoiled for choice when you visit the Sunshine State. So, here, we’ve curated a list of the best beach resorts in Goa so you can live your beach dream to the fullest!
Beach Resorts To Spoil You Silly
Santana Beach Resort
Situated in Candolim, just about 2 minutes away from the beach, the Santana Beach Resort is delightfully picturesque and set in the middle of a huge garden, with two outdoor pools, comfortably done up rooms, and an in-house restaurant Olegario’s which serves a selection of Indian and Chinese delights.
Tariffs: Room rents start from about INR 3500 and go upto INR 13,000 depending upon the season
Palm Grove Beach Resort
Ashwem is by far one of our favourite beaches to stay at, and Palm Grove Beach Resort makes for a perfect stay for anyone looking for beach resorts in Goa. It's an oasis of tranquility, with 20 independent bungalows set right on the beach, this one cn be best described as rustic chic. With their soothing grey colour and the soft concrete finish, the grassy thatched roofs and the cosy balcaos that adorn the front of the bungalows, this beach resort gets it just right. So if you're on a romantic vacay and looking for a beach resort where you won't be crammed with hundred other tourists, we suggest a stay at Palm Grove.
Tariffs: The bungalows start at INR 6,500 and go upwards
Riva Beach Resort
Located on the white sands of Mandrem beach, this beach resort is for all you sundowner and sun-seeking souls. With its breathtaking view of the sea, coupled with great service and superbly luxurious rooms, we love the vibe at Riva Beach Resort — easy, free-spirited and fun, this beach resort is amongst our top recommendations and also hosts some great poolside parties with reggae and dub music during high season.
Tariffs: Rooms start from 4500 and go upwards
Beleza By The Beach
Located on Colva Beach, Beleza by the Beach is by far one of the most fun, family-friendly beach resorts in South Goa. The resort offers accommodation that is a unique blend of traditional Goan and contemporary architecture, and while the rooms and villas are equipped with modern facilities, the property has a private beach, and an outdoor pool and gym, and a spa centre! Need we say more?
Tariffs: Rooms start at INR 4500 and upwards
Dwarka Eco Beach Resort
This one is almost too good to be true — the Dwarka Eco Beach Resort, located on the pristine Cola Beach, is far from all the regular commercialised properties and almost right out of a fantasy novel. The beautiful thatched cottages have an uninterrupted view of the sea and the freshwater lagoon, and the restaurant, perched up on top serves some great food and cocktails. This beautiful beach resort in Goa, will transport you back into the lap of nature so you soak in the beauty of the rustic charm.
Tariffs: INR 18,000 onwards
Marron Beach Resort
Located at one of the farthest ends of the Canacona Beach, Marron Sea View Resort, is one of the prettiest places in Palolem, South Goa. Cosy wooden cottages, that come with either a sea view or a garden view, and are completely soundproof (loading peace...in 3...2...1), this beach resort is the perfect place to relax and wind down with your glass of chilled beer and your bae. Warm lights, comfortably done up interiors and the perfectly cosy romantic feels, it should be on your getaway bucket list for sure.
Tariffs: Start from INR 4500 and go upwards
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort
If quirky is your thing, and you love all things Bollywood, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort will be your ideal Goa stay. Designed by Gauri Khan, this beach resort combines, exotic luxury, with super comfy rooms, a great pool and some legendary pool parties. Located on Utorda Beach, this resort is not only swanky and chic but is also pet-friendly. Star spotting or puppy cuddles, anyone?
Tariffs: Start at about INR 11,500 and goes upwards
A peaceful retreat with the promise of yoga overlooking the beach, Calcutta-style streetfood and a lot of feel-good conversations with the hosts, Sundowner is one of our most prized secrets in Palolem. Located on an almost island, they'll happily hook you up with boats or rafts when the tide's high and you want to get to the other side. The bamboo cottages all come with huge French windows and sunlight and sea views for forever company. Come evening, and there's no better place than to hit up their in-house bars that are quite the hit with in-the-know South Goa regulars.
Tariffs: Start at INR 4k a night