Goa’s Premium Stars

Compared to hotels in other parts of India and the world for that matter, hotels in Goa have expansive properties, breathtaking views, a multitude of dining options, and above all, a relaxed vibe & laid back atmosphere, which is what most vacationers crave for. It is, therefore, no surprise that, Goa is home to some of the best luxury hotels which the world has seen. Let’s look at some of these.

Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Goa

The Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Goa is located near the clean and untouched Uttorda beach. Much like most other luxury resorts in the state, Kenilworth, boasts of a variety of rooms and suites, each one a reflection of the bygone Portuguese era and equipped with the latest amenities. Fine dining and beach side restaurants, call for enjoying a meal leisurely. The Lobby Bar offers tap beer, one which is difficult to find everywhere in the state. The pool and garden at the hotel are a delight for the mind, body and soul. Guests can enjoy a leisurely walk in the gardens or head out to the beach using the private access from the hotel. The Sohum Spa on the property offers a world of tranquility to its visitors. The hotel also offers various fitness services and adventure activities.

The Park Calangute, Goa

A luxurious seaside resort, the Park Calangute offers lavish living, and is also a favorite among party goers due to its prime location close to the party and beach belt of North Goa. The 30 rooms on the property are designed with a contemporary outlook totally in white with purple hues to accentuate the décor. The open air lounge at the property close to the pool allows one to unwind and relax. The Sky Bar, an open air lounge overlooks the Arabian Sea and guests can walk down to the beach to enjoy a peaceful time. The pool side beds and cabanas give an option to luxuriously enjoy one’s leisure time.

Double Tree by Hilton, Goa

Spread across 6 continents and 84 countries, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts group has close to 570 properties. In Goa, the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton is located right opposite the famous Saturday Night Market, in North Goa. Multiple restaurants, outdoor pools for adults and kids, Mediterranean style guest rooms, and a spacious sun terrace are some of the highlights of Double Tree in Goa.

The Acacia Hotel & Spa Goa

The Acacia Hotel and Spa located just 500 metres from the Candolim Beach has a first of its kind retractable roof in Goa with state of the art infrastructure. With four restaurants pampering your taste buds, a luscious pool, as well as fully equipped rooms, guests are treated to a memorable and luxurious experience. The rooms are designed to provide a stay full of comfort, ease and leisure while the spa pampers your mind, body and soul with a diverse range of body treatments. The spa is well-equipped to offer you a synergic blend of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments based on Asian and western spa techniques

Radisson Blu Resort, Goa

Located alongside the Cavelossim beach belt is the Radisson Blu Resort, with its 132 upscale rooms and suites offering spectacular views. The Goan – Portuguese inspired architecture along with the free form pool, landscaped gardens, and in-house Spa, all offer a luxurious option to release the stress of everyday life. The two restaurants on the property offer mouth watering cuisines and lovely view of the property to accompany the food. The Sagres bar in the lobby offers a delightful concoction of beverages. Radisson Blu hotels belong to the Carlson group which is known for world class hospitality and has over 1400 hotels worldwide.

Resort Rio

A five star luxury deluxe spa resort in North Goa, Resort Rio, is nestled on the banks of the Baga River. Spread over 10 acres of riverside land, the hotel offers incredible views, cozy rooms and is located close to several popular tourist attractions. The rooms, suites and villas, at the hotel ooze luxury in volumes through their sheer size. One look at the stay options internally & externally, is enough to want to stay put for days at a stretch. The resort houses the Zaara Spa which offers the guests complete rejuvenation for the mind and soul. One can enjoy Italian, Indian and multi cuisine dining at the hotel. The resort, its restaurant and Spa, have won a fair share of awards in recent times.

Cidade De Goa

A sprawling 40 acres property, the Cidade De Goa, one of the oldest and well kept five star hotels in Goa, is located along the Vainguinim Beach, just 10 km away from the capital city of Panjim. The hotel brings to mind a Portuguese village with its intimate alcoves, balcaos and vibrant murals. At Cidade, one can enjoy the quintessential Goan way of life, and try their hands at a range of activities, like water sports, beach games, etc. Relaxing Swedish massages at Club Saude offer a revitalizing experience. The rooms and suites are opulent and provide a mesmerizing view of the blue waters outside. The sunny state of Goa is resplendent with premium resort properties from North to South. Take your pick and revel in luxury.

Hyatt Place / Candolim

Hyatt Place is an upscale 4 star hotel that is designed for the multi-tasking traveller. Whether you are travelling for a business meeting or on a family vacation, the hotel is the ideal place to relax, meet, dine and explore. With 147 spacious guestrooms, the hotel offers a flexible event space including free access to the 24- hour StayFit Gym and an outdoor lap pool. The hotel also has a chic and elegant 24/7 Gallery Café that serves a tantalizing spread of everything your taste buds desire. Right from freshly baked muffins, cakes and desserts to kebabs, salads and seafood! With all its amenities and offerings, Hyatt Place provides the perfect balance between a personal and public space and lets you do what you want, when you want.

For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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