Expert's top pick - Hotels in Goa

Updated on May 13, 2024 by Ella Brundle

Blog > Expert's top pick - Hotels in Goa

After a recent educational trip to Goa, our team have refreshed their expert knowledge on our property collection, and they have come home with a few favourites to share with us!

At Goa Experience we have some fantastic hotels to choose from, whether you are looking for all-inclusive luxury or family-run comfort, there is a property for everyone.  

First up we have The St Regis Goa Resort, a favourite of Tawni’s, from our sales team. This deluxe, 5-star hotel sits within our luxury collection. Located in Mobor, South Goa, the St Regis offers guests exceptional service and fine dining. Boasting 49 acres of immaculate grounds, water lily-filled lagoons and tropical green gardens, there is a calming ambience throughout the hotel.  

Tranquil lagoons at The St Regis Resort Goa.

Tawni says “From the moment we walked in, the décor, the service and the atmosphere of the hotel was out of this world! We were welcomed with a coconut drink, a hot towel and handmade gifts. The St Regis lived up to its name as the most luxurious hotel in Goa.” 

The 12-hole golf course adds an element of fun to the hotel and the white sandy beach is a beautiful spot for an evening stroll. Each room combines elegance and luxury, with modern comforts and stunning views. 

The 12-hole golf course at The St Regis Goa.

Luxurious and well-furnished rooms at The St Regis Goa.

Moving slightly further north, Anna, also in our sales team, fell in love with Alila Diwa Goa. 5-star luxury nestled in lush green palm trees and rice paddies. “As you walk into the reception of Alila Diwa, you get the sense of a serene and calm atmosphere. The infinity pool is stunning, with gorgeous views overlooking the rice paddies and lush coconut groves. The pool bar has a beautiful seating area both inside and out, it is a great spot for a pre-dinner drink whilst watching the sunset.” 

Infinity pool at Alila Diwa.

Alila Diwa offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience, taking its influence from Indonesian architecture, guests will enjoy high ceilings, open-air courtyards and water features. The experiential dining is not to be missed... “We ate lunch in the VIVO Restaurant, the service was impeccable and the food, particularly the Red Snapper fish, was so fresh and tasty!” Anna recalls. There is an extensive range of fine dining options at the hotel, such as the Spice Studio, where guests can discover authentic Goan dishes. The hotel’s chef also offers cookery masterclasses, so it is the ideal hotel for foodies to soak up everything taste-based! 

VIVO Restaurant at Alila Diwa.

The beach is just 500m away and the town of Majorda offers a peaceful getaway, whilst the neighbouring town of Colva is lively and energetic, allowing you to take your holiday at the pace you want. “This hotel is great for couples and groups of friends and caters to families.” 

Ellie, from the marketing team, fell in love with the charm of the boutique hotel, Ahilya By The Sea. Sitting within our luxury collection, this hotel boasts beautiful sea views, a welcoming infinity pool and spacious rooms. 

Sunrise infinity pool at Ahliya by the Sea.

The colonial-style buildings create a lovely charm packed with character. The 10 authentic rooms are spread across the hotel grounds, providing a tranquil atmosphere combined with a boutique hotel's intimacy. The quiet corner of Dolphin Bay, where the hotel is located, is a popular landing spot for local fisherman bringing in their catch of the day. The beach is just 100m away, as well as restaurants and shops in nearby Candolim, however, there is also an on-site restaurant with a menu offering elements of Goan, Italian and French cuisines. 

To find out more about a package holiday to Goa and our other hotels within our collection, follow this link. 


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