Goa is the smallest state in India but also the richest and as such it’s no surprise that you will find the best and most luxurious private beach resorts in Goa. Goa was once a Portuguese colony and you will see the Portuguese culture and architecture reflected all around. Goa is home of some of the most amazing Portuguese style mansions in India and breathtaking churches including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a World Heritage Monument.
Goa is split into 3 different areas – North Goa, the Center and South Goa. North Goa is very known for its clubs, nightlife, beaches and festive crowds. The beaches of Condolim, Calangute, and Baga in North Goa are the most famous and you will find them full of people to the point of being overcrowded. Expect plenty of local vendors with fruits, snacks and of course tons of souvenirs.
This article is about The Best Beach Resorts in Goa, and to find those we need to point our eyes to the south where South Goa is rapidly increasing in popularity. You will find very clean and pristine beaches which are why nearly all 5-star beach resorts in Goa are located in the south. South Goa is a perfect place for those looking to get away from everything and just enjoy the luxury and comfort of the private beach resorts in Goa. Sightseeing in Goa is not ideal when staying at most of these 5-star hotels because of the location, so make sure that you pick these goa beach resorts for what they are… the perfect luxury vacation destinations in Goa when you just need to unwind.
So when is the optimal time to visit Goa? May through September is considered rain or monsoon season leaving the best time for visiting Goa in October till April.
Top 5 Most Luxurious Beach Resorts in Goa
The luxury beach resorts listed here are in no particular order.
Located on Benaulim beach in South Goa, the 5-star Mediterranean style resort Taj Exotica Goa overlooks the Arabian Sea. Enjoy a luxury Goa vacation, intimate couples getaway or even plan your Goa destination wedding as Taj Exotica Goa is considered one of the best 5-star beach resorts in Goa. Exemplary personalized service is expected as guest reviews all comment on this. Taj Exotica Goa, just like the other 5 star hotels in Goa, features an excellent range of facilities including swimming pool, private golf course, multiple restaurants and a luxury spa. Booking a relaxing therapy session in the Jiva Spa is highly recommend.
Hot Tip: If you are looking for privacy, then opt for the standard Garden Villas as they offer much more privacy than the more expensive Pool Villas.
Portuguese heritage and local traditions blend perfectly together at The Leela Goa, a luxurious 5-star beach hotel located at Mobor Beach. The Leela Goa is an amazing luxury beach resort with a spectacular private beach, and lagoons surrounding the hotel for added ambiance. Almost all of the rooms at the hotel have a superb view, and even more so the ones on the ground level. A five-star luxury hotel is not complete without great facilities, and The Leela Goa have it all: beautiful swimming pool, 12 hole golf course, water sports activities and a luxury spa.
Creating a perfect beach holiday in Goa is easy when staying at this secluded south Goa luxury beach resort, as the hotel and it’s staff take great pride in providing their guests with an unforgettable luxury experience. There is a very good reason for The Leela Goa to be on our list of the best 5-star beach resorts in Goa.
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, one of the best beach resorts in Goa with a strategical location just 20 minutes drive from the airport. The Park Hyatt resort is indeed an exquisite and exotic experience with 45 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. This award winning 5-star luxury hotel is right on Arossim Beach, known for it’s spectacular white sandy beaches. The hotel features more than 250 rooms and sports one of the top luxury spas in all of India, making Park Hyatt Goa a top choice among guests looking to pamper themselves. Romantic couples getaways are not the only specialties of this amazing resort. Park Hyatt is incredible family friendly due to its exclusive children’s section, Camp Hyatt perfectly suitable for children and young teenagers. The pool at the hotel is one of the largest in the country and is easily big enough to not feel crowded even when the hotel is at capacity.
The fitness center at the Park Hyatt is among the best, and you can, if you so desire, have a short fitness program put together with the expert guidance of a trainer. Fine tune your mind, soul and body with yoga sessions in the Sereno Spa, or simply pamper yourself with world-class luxury spa treatments.
The Park Hyatt Resort and Spa provides the ultimate luxury experience with incredible attention to detail and personalized service.
Alila Diwa Goa is one of the best 5-star resorts in Goa. Located in Majorda south Goa and only 20 minutes from the Dabolim Airport in Goa. The beautiful luxury hotel was opened in 2009 and has quickly become known as one of the best hotels in south Goa. Unlike most luxury hotels in Goa, the Alila Diwa resort is not directly on the beach. Majorda Beach is just a 10-minute walk away. A free shuttle bus is also available, and the hotel even provides you with sun beds for you to use on the beach.
Alila Diwa Goa has 153 rooms and suites, with the biggest and most luxurious rooms placed in the newer Diwa Wing. The infinity pool, within-water lounge chairs, open-air jacuzzi, and the exclusive luxury health spa are just some of the incredible facilities that will make your stay a dream come true. Alila Diwa is one of the top south Goa resorts and a perfect serene choice whether you are planning a romantic couples weekend or a fun family vacation in Goa.
Goa was the first Marriott hotel in India, and the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa was opened in 1999. It has recently been renovated and is now among the absolute best resorts in Goa. Hotel guests looking for a unique luxury vacation find the Marriott as one of the most popular 5-star resorts in Goa. It is centrally located between the north and south Goa, by the water in Panjim, with just a 40 minutes drive to the airport.
Goa Marriott Resort is a very big resort with its 180 rooms and luxury suites, many of which have a spectacular view of the private beach and perfectly kept lawns. The Marriott impresses all the way through with superb facilities such as fully equipped fitness center, swim up bar by the pool, 24-hour open casino, luxury spa and it’s own private beach.
If you are looking for great private beach resorts in Goa then make sure that you check out Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. This luxury Goa hotel is conveniently located close to the major tourist attractions, such as Fort Aguada and Basilica of Bom Jesus, for those looking to do some sightseeing in Goa.
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