If mid-way through the list, you're thinking 'well, so quaint pretty much means being exposed to the elements', let Shunya Noi remind you otherwise. This hidden gem of a stay in Siolim creatively combines sparse minimalism with art in a restored heritage villa. The hosts' aesthetic and a detailed guide enlisting everything you can do in the area makes this as much of a boutique homestay as a luxury resort. When here, you can sign up for a cooking class, take a dip in the pool or enjoy gourmet meals on the river deck. If you do feel like being out and about, you can always go cycling, sailing, canoeing or diving. The per night tariffs for these luxury rooms start at INR 5,000.