Top 5 hotels for a winter escape in Goa

Updated on Dec 21, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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With so much to see and do in Goa you'll be spoilt for choice, and that's not where it stops! You will also be spoilt for choice with fabulous hotels to stay in. Our experts have selected their top 5.

Whether you are looking for a beach-front hotel, something simple to explore from or a luxurious retreat complete with a spa, there is something for everyone when searching for a hotel in Goa.


1. Alila Diwa Goa

Surrounded by rice paddies and coconut groves, this hotel has the perfect tranquil setting and is top-rated as one of the best yoga hotels in the area. Enjoy 2 complimentary yoga sessions during your stay and afterwards soak up the Goan sun next to the infinity pool. For those staying for 10 nights or more, take part in a complimentary cooking class and enjoy the delicious flavours and aromas of Goan spices.


2. ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa

There is no shortage of beachfront hotels in Goa and the ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa is perfectly located along Arossim Beach, enjoy some winter sun on the fine white sand, with coconut palms providing that perfect tropical feel. Enjoy the many activities available to take part in, indulge in the five on-site restaurants and for the younger travellers, there is a children’s club available, a great hotel for family holidays. Many guests have described the hotel as having a village feel, with a central market square surrounded by restaurants, cafés and bars. Retreat to your room, where you can choose to book garden, sea or lagoon view rooms.


3. Ahilya By The Sea

A fantastic boutique property, with 10 tastefully decorated rooms spread across three independent villas. Here the Mandovi River meets the Arabian Sea encapsulating Goan vibes, and helping you to immerse yourself in this wonderful Indian state. Soak up the unique character along the sun terrace, and enjoy the two swimming pools and the à la carte restaurant for which this property is best known. Make sure to pay a visit to Dolphin Bay during your stay, a landing site for local fishermen, which makes for great people-watching to while away a few hours in the Goan sun!


4. Santana Beach Resort

Set within Candolim, Santana Beach Resort is a wonderful family-run, classic Goan hotel that sells out very quickly! The hotel enjoys direct access to the beach and is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants in the town (take a look at our experts’ pick of the top 10 restaurants in the area here). Experience the Candolim market and enjoy the history of Fort Aguada, for something a little further afield discover the town of Old Goa, just 30 minutes away.


5. Sao Domingo’s

This small, family-run hotel offers a simple setting to enjoy this area of Southern Goa, being in the sought-after location of Cavelossim. The simple rooms provide the perfect respite for a night, to prepare you for plenty of sightseeing the next day or take a break from the sights and sounds of India and enjoy the palm-tree-shrouded swimming pool – a chance to soak up the Goan sunshine. 


 Book your stay today to experience the best of Goa's hotels!


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