8 Eco Hotels In Goa, India - Updated 2024

Melanie
Melanie 
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Nirja Bhatt
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Nirja Bhatt

Goa has long been known as the tropical paradise of India. Visitors from all over the world flock to this region yearly to have fun in the sun. Its popularity among tourists, however, has slowly taken a toll on the area, with both the travelers and the commercial establishments sharing the dubious responsibility of polluting the state. The good news is that there are now a number of establishments in Goa that trying to do their part to reverse this problem by enforcing environment-friendly initiatives in a bid to promote sustainable tourism. A number of green hotels have taken the lead in this effort. Take a look at this list of the top eco hotels in Goa, India. Book a room at any one of these environment-friendly hotels and be a responsible traveler.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Alila Diwa Goa (from USD 373)

Sustainability has always been the name of the game with Alila Diwa Goa. The greenery surrounding it is not an accident, it was designed in such a way as to keep the surrounding forest intact and sustain the paddy fields in the area. What’s more, it was made using locally sourced materials. Its efforts are not without results: the area surrounding the hotel is now pretty much a birder’s dream come true, as different varieties of birds now call this area their home. If these aren’t enough, the hotel is also involved in community projects, which includes providing support to the local school.

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Alila Diwa Goa - A Hyatt Brand

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Adao Waddo
7.71 km (4.8 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Vivanta Goa, Panaji (from USD 124)

Vivanta Goa is considered as one of the best hotels in Panaji, and the fact that it’s also eco-friendly is the icing to an already loaded cake. It is part of EarthCheck, a program that evaluates the performance of an establishment on the following criteria: environment, community, cultural heritage, and local economy. This family-friendly property also welcomes pets for an additional fee.

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Nirja

Nirja
Goa (state)

This luxurious hotel is close to Kala Academy Viewpoint and the Mandovi River Promenade. I love this area for late-night walks. You can take long drives too. Kala Academy Viewpoint is a favorite spot in my family. I remember my parents used to take me here for picnics when I was little; it is one of my fondest memories. You can get a view of the river and Kala Academy Lighthouse from here. The promenade, on the other hand, is usually lined with vendors selling street foods such as pani puri, vada pav, and masala sodas. The promenade and viewpoint are about a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

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Vivanta Goa, Panaji

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Off D. B. Bandodkar Road
17.51 km (10.9 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Dona Sa Maria Holiday Home (from USD 53)

Dona Sa Maria takes pride in its claim that it’s a self-sustaining resort. Fruits and vegetables served to guests are sourced from organic farms by the locals. The staff takes care to segregate garbage, from the leftover food to the burned-out lightbulbs and used batteries. Eco-friendly soaps and detergents are used here as well. The hotel also promotes eco-awareness programs for both its staff and its guests.

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Dona Sa Maria Holiday Home

7.4 User Rating

Address: Before the Church, Tamborim, Cavelossim Beach, Cavelossim, Goa, India, 403731
19.69 km (12.3 mi) from Abyss

Other options for eco-friendly resorts

Goa (State) Tour Guide

Nibedita Sen

Nibedita Sen

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Goa (State) Tour Guide

Narender Kumar

Narender Kumar

I have been a tour guide/ escort for more than 10 years and have guided tourists pan India to historical and cultural heritage sites, national parks & bird sancturies, monuments places like- Delhi , Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho Exotic Temples, Ranthambore National Park, Mumbai, Nashik , Aurangabad ( Ajanta Rockcut Caves & Ellora Rockcut Temples ), Goa etc. I am proficient in English, Russian, Hindi and Urdu. I became a tour guide due to my passion for travelling and I love meeting new people and share incredible experiences and learn more about a culture and place. I have a good sense of humor and love cracking jokes which will make your trip fun and lively. I love taking care of people and your safety is my top priority. You will have the best holiday memories with me as your tour guide/escort.

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4. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa (from USD 397)

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is located at Benaulim, a virtually unspoiled beach in South Goa. To help preserve the beautiful natural surroundings, the hotel has set up several environment-friendly initiatives, which include reducing carbon emissions, using “clean” energy, water harvesting and recycling, acquiring fresh vegetables and produce from local farmers, and ensuring the use of eco-friendly/biodegradable materials. It also helps the local community by supporting over 600 students from the local villages.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Benaulim Beach, Colva, Goa, India, 403716
14.45 km (9.0 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

5. ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (from USD 366)

To say that the ITC hotel chain is serious about sustainability would be an understatement. It set up WelcomEnviron, a program that ensures that its hotels capacitate its staff on environmental awareness, purposefully uses energy-saving equipment and environment-friendly materials, and engages with the local communities. It prides itself in having all of its luxury hotels attain the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. Some of the initiatives that ITC has taken include taking steps to prevent wastewater from being released to sewers. Instead, it’s sent to a sewage treatment facility and then recycled back into the building for toilet flushing, watering plants, and the like.

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ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Goa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 263C, Arossim Beach, Cansaulim
5.89 km (3.7 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

6. Goa Marriott Resort & Spa (from USD 272)

Marriott is a hotel chain that is upfront about its sustainability initiatives. These measures had already been factored in even before their latest hotel had been built. The chain seems to have already taken the initial steps to reduce harmful environmental impact. Goa Marriott takes direct measures to limit its energy and water wastage, reduce its carbon emissions, and has increased its use of renewable energy. Furthermore, it also consciously chooses producers and suppliers that, like them, are focused on sustainable and responsible production.

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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Miramar Beach, PO Box No.64
17.68 km (11.0 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

7. Stonewater Eco Resort (from USD 267)

This is a green resort, both literally and figuratively. The property is surrounded by lush plants. Chalets are made from sustainable materials. The fact that it’s right by the sea doesn’t hurt, not to mention its spa services. Guests can also enjoy a variety of water-based activities here. For those who want to stay even more in touch with nature during their vacation, they can join the yoga classes conducted here.

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Stone Water Eco Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santrem Beach, Issorcim
8.06 km (5.1 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms

8. Holiday Inn Resort Goa (from USD 125)

This Holiday Inn is part of IHG’s Green Engage program, a global initiative that ensures that the hotels under it - and even their guests - understand that they are active players in the preservation - or destruction - of the environment. This hotel is also right by the beach, so you don’t need to drive or commute to get to the seaside, which makes for fewer carbon emissions.

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Holiday Inn Resort Goa, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Mobor Beach, Cavelossim
24.09 km (15.0 mi) from Abyss

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Goa-ing back to nature

Goa has suffered in the past years due to bad tourism practices. Things are now starting to change there, however, as more establishments have become conscious of the fact that a collective effort is needed to sustain the environment - and their respective livelihoods. If you plan on visiting Goa anytime soon, make sure to do your part by choosing to stay in a green hotel during your visit.

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