Top 5 beach hotels in Goa

Updated on Oct 14, 2022 by Alastair McClymont

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Make your Goa beach holiday even more memorable when you choose to book a stay at one of the top 5 beach hotels in Goa. Which is your favourite?

Goa truly is a beach lover's paradise, blessed by endless stretches of gorgeous coastline dotted with some of the world's most inviting beaches. Booking a beach holiday to Goa will give you the opportunity to experience some of these exquisite sandy stretches, and through our fantastic accommodation collections, you can even opt to stay beside one of the state's most alluring beaches.

We present a number of beach hotels in Goa, ranging from mesmerising and luxurious resorts, to great value, mid-range options just steps from the sand. To protect the beauty of the state's beaches, hotels are no longer allowed to be built right on the beach, but the majority of our beachfront properties are less than a minute's walk from the sand, while their grounds are also designed to feel like an extension of the coastline's natural beauty.

To give you a flavour of what to expect from a stay in one of these properties, we've compiled a list of our top 5 beach hotels in Goa - see if you can pick a favourite!


Top 5 beach hotels in Goa


1. ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

One of the state's most alluring hotels, the ITC Grand Goa is set in 45 acres of pristine landscaped gardens and wandering waterways. Enjoy days at Arossim Beach, just on the hotel's doorstep, followed by dining al-fresco at the Village Square. The hotel boasts spacious rooms, combining elegance and Goan charm. Indulge in the on-site spa and relax with one of the many rejuvenating treatments before you head to the tranquillity of the adult pools. For families, there is a family pool and plenty of activities at children's club.

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2. Sterling Goa Varca

Found along the peaceful fishing village of Varca, the Sterling Goa will offer you the opportunity to enjoy some of the state's best beaches. Relax on the beach during the day and soak up the relaxing atmosphere at hotel's restaurant and bar. You will notice that the hotel has a distinct Portuguese influence through its interior, a nod to the state's history. Enjoy the tranquillity of the pool or visit the village of Varca, just a 20-miunte walk away.

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3. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Presenting all of the quality and comfort promised by the Taj group name, Taj Exotica is set directly on the beach at Benaulim, further blessed by its beautiful manicured gardens, filled with flowers and palms. Characterised by a colonial luxury vibe, striking architectural features and charming authenticity can be found throughout the resort's many buildings and rooms. The hotel also ticks many boxes when it comes to facilities and activities, with the likes of a spa, countless sports, four restaurants and upgraded villas just some of the extra special features at the Taj Exotica.

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4. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

Another of the superb Taj resorts on offer to holiday-makers heading to Goa's coast, Holiday Village can be found on the peaceful and serene sands of Sinquerim Beach, at the far south of North Goa. The hotel's stunning location is further enhanced by fantastic views of Fort Aguada and the long crescent bay stretching north. In addition to the views, guests at this hotel will also enjoy the Goan-Portuguese style, the free-form swimming pool, the rejuvenating spa and the extensive sports and activities programme.

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5. Chalston Beach Resort

Found next to Calangute Beach in North Goa, Chalston Beach is an ideal choice for those looking for a more budget-friendly escape in a fantastic resort. The hotel's well-kept tropical gardens give way to a long stretch of golden sand, which is backed by a variety of colourful makeshift shacks serving tasty Goan fare. You're also just a short stroll from the main town for some souvenir shopping, and the on-site pool offers a relaxing sunny space from which to chill away from the beach. 

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Find out more about beach holidays in Goa by paying a visit to our dedicated beaches guide page. Which beach would you most like to experience during a holiday to Goa?


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