10 Best Staycations In Goa, India

Nicole
Nicole 
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Nirja Bhatt
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Aditi Roy

Located on India’s southwestern coast, the state of Goa has a vibrant and charming vibe that’s hard to resist. It is popular for its various beaches, buzzing nightlife, and Portuguese architecture, which make living here feel like a vacation. If you’re a local and you’re looking for somewhere to unwind, then you’re in luck. Feel free to don your beachwear and take a bike ride to one of the many lively beaches that the state offers. There are plenty of wonderful things about Goa. You can try out exciting water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing to feel some adrenaline rush in between the monotonous daily routine. You may also retreat to a plush hotel or resort to get pampered with leisure amenities and modern comforts.

We’ve put together a list of the best staycations in Goa, India, so you can indulge in the pleasures of a luxe stay without having to travel far away. Read on to know more!

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. Beleza By The Beach, Colva (from USD 138)

If you’re looking for a staycation close to the beach, Beleza By The Beach is an ideal choice. Situated right on Colva Beach, this resort will let you spend your days splashing in the sea and basking in the warmth of the sun. There’s even a bar on the beach where you can fill yourself up with snacks and drinks.

The resort also boasts two swimming pools: one for adults only and one for all ages. There is a spa and a fitness centre on site. A hot tub is also provided for maximum relaxation.

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Beleza By The Beach

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Colva Beach, Thondvaddo
9.37 km (5.9 mi) from Abyss

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

2. Le Meridien Goa, Calangute (from USD 122)

Le Meridien Goa, Calangute, is a beautiful hotel with a modern design. It boasts an outdoor pool area where you can enjoy some laps or simply unwind on a lounge chair and enjoy the view. There are multiple dining options on site, serving a variety of cuisines, as well as fresh seafood.

The resort is a kid-friendly space with a pool for children and a Family Kids Club. There is also a gaming area where families can challenge each other to a game of billiards or ping pong. For an extra fee, book a themed dinner night with your significant other to make your stay even more special.

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Le Meridien Goa, Calangute

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Aguada Siolim Road
24.63 km (15.4 mi) from Abyss

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

3. Alila Diwa Goa - A Hyatt Brand, Majorda (from USD 373)

Alila Diwa Goa - A Hyatt Brand offers plenty of ways to make your staycation a memorable one. You can spend your days in the infinity pool, which overlooks nearby paddy fields and also features a hot tub. For those who wish to maintain their workout routine, you can head to the gym or the yoga studio, or join one of the free yoga classes hosted by the resort.

If you’re travelling with kids, you’ll be pleased to know there spaces where children and teens can be entertained so the adults can enjoy some peace and quiet. These include Play Alila Kid’s Club and Teen Zone. There is also an outdoor pool meant for kids to splash about in. While the little ones are busy, indulge in a massage at the on-site spa.

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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

4. Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa, Candolim (from USD 235)

Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa is a spacious resort with a huge array of amenities to enjoy on your staycation. There are of course the usual leisure amenities, including a pool, spa, and fitness centre. In addition to this, you’ll find squash and tennis courts, a mini golf course, and a library.

Each room at the resort features a Portuguese theme and includes a private balcony to lounge on and admire sea views from. When you get hungry, you’ll have the choice of several dining options serving local and international cuisine and delicious seafood. In your free time, head out to try a few water sports.

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Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sinquerim Beach
21.87 km (13.6 mi) from Abyss

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

Goa (State) Tour Guide

Nibedita Sen

Nibedita Sen

A hearty WELCOME to our page Happiness Activist. We are here to solve the problems of foreigners who come to explore India. Firstly, we suggest them to stop visiting the wonders and mundanes of social media advertisements about overrated traveling. We provide them the basic needs and guidelines that the audience requires when they first step into an unknown land which we have already explored. Secondly, we are not like any other travel guides. If you are here to explore the museum, zoo, or places that you can easily google about Kolkata then Sorry, we are not the right one to help you. Our USP is to guide those travellers who are offbeat and craze for the undiscovered and less travelled places in India, Egypt and Israel. Through our eyes, 'WE WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF'

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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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5. Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, Cavelossim (from USD 137)

At Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, you’ll be just a five-minute walk from the nearest beach, so you can spend your days soaking up the warm sun and taking dips in the water. If splashing in pools is more your style, there are two to choose from at the resort, with one that comes with a view.

Younger guests can stay busy in the kids’ club, games room, or playground, while you spend some time in the on-site coffee house. You may also enjoy a barbecue cookout for an additional fee. There is a range of other activities that you can avail of for an extra fee, including cooking classes, themed dinner nights, and archery.

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Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cavelossim Beach
22.27 km (13.9 mi) from Abyss

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

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

ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Goa boasts a stunning location for a staycation. The resort is nestled amongst gardens, lagoons, and waterways, and is situated along Arossim Beach. All rooms feature a private outdoor space so you can enjoy the scenery, and some even come with an outdoor shower and a private garden.

At the resort, you can go for a swim in the pool with a water slide or unwind at the beach. There is a spa on site, so why not indulge in a soothing massage? You may also attend a yoga class to feel rejuvenated. With six restaurants on site, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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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

7. Heritage Village Resort & Spa Goa, Anjuna (from USD 184)

Heritage Village Resort & Spa Goa offers loads of entertainment to make your staycation an exciting one. You can belt out a tune during a karaoke night, listen to live music, or experience fun themes evenings. There’s even a games room and a children’s play area so that the little ones are happy, too.

When you want to relax, you can head to the pool and get some refreshments from the swim-up bar. The spa offers services that include pedicures, massage, and body scrubs to make you feel pampered.

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Heritage Village Resort & Spa Goa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Arossim Beach
5.3 km (3.3 mi) from Abyss

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

8. The Westin Goa, Anjuna (from USD 180)

Each room at The Westin Goa is air-conditioned and features a kettle and minibar. You can kick back and relax in front of the TV, and there will also be a desk in your room should you need to get any work done. The rooms also come with spotless private bathrooms with bathtubs to soak in.

You can spend your mornings in the large outdoor pool with a view. There is a fitness centre if you want to keep up with your workout routine. In the evening, you can head to the bar and unwind with a nice drink.

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The Westin Goa, Anjuna

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Survey No 204/1 Sub Division 1, Dmello Waddha
30.92 km (19.3 mi) from Abyss

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

9. Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim (from USD 271)

Situated close to Bambolin Bay, Grand Hyatt Goa offers stunning views of the blue waters and the beautiful greenery surrounding the resort. It is also within a walking distance of the beach, allowing you to spend time sunbathing. You can treat yourself to a dinner on the private beach or go for a swim in the outdoor pool. There’s also an indoor lap pool that can be enjoyed on rainy days.

You’ll have a choice of seven restaurants to dine in during your staycation. Additionally, you will enjoy access to a fitness centre as well as a spa with a sauna.

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Grand Hyatt Goa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: P.O.Goa University
11.75 km (7.3 mi) from Abyss

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

10. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Benaulim (from USD 397)

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean-style resort located on a private beach. There are loads of luxury amenities to enjoy here during your staycation. Golfers can take a swing at the golf course and tennis players can spend some time on the court.

There is a spa where you can enjoy a relaxing massage. If you really want to treat yourself, you can book a room that comes with a hydromassage bathtub or a private pool. Your kids will stay entertained as well, thanks to the Children’s Activity Centre, games room, and play areas.

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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

Experience a restful staycation in Goa

If you’re looking for a way to take some time off and relax in Goa, you’ll have plenty of amazing staycation options to choose from. From luxury resorts to kid-friendly accommodations, there’s something out there for all kinds of locals. So go ahead and book one of these best staycations in Goa, India, for a well-deserved break.

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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