Nilaya Hermitage

Boutique   Unique Collection

North Goa  |  Arpora

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Wed 11 Dec 2024

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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

Private transfers are included for this hotel

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Hidden away on the hillside, nestled in the Goan jungle, Nilaya Hermitage is an extraordinary getaway, built from local rust-coloured laterite stone, complemented with shades of blue and the lush greens of the surrounding forest.


What we love

  • The jungle environment offers up a wonderfully peaceful ambience, with chirping birds and occasional monkey chatter the only sounds breaking the silence.

  • For beach lovers, the hotel offers a chargeable shuttle service to Candolim. 


Good to know

  • In keeping with the relaxed ethos, there are no televisions in the Suites.
  • We suggest combining this hotel with a coastal resort as part of a tailor-made holiday.


An exclusive escape amid nature

Taking its inspiration from Moorish architecture and tales of the Arabian Nights, Nilaya Hermitage is a unique and striking hotel, blessed by a verdant, hidden location surrounded by the natural world. The hotel has been beautifully designed by the famous Indian architect, Dean D’Cruz, with its 13 unique guest rooms scattered around the grounds. This is the perfect place to forget about time and re-discover the rhythms of nature, recharging your batteries as you do so.

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Rejuvenate and explore

All the Suites at this intimate retreat have been named and decorated after the natural elements; from the vibrant reds and oranges of the Sun Suite to the soft natural shades in the Earth Suite, they have been uniquely styled and eclectically furnished with rare antiques from ancient Indian palaces. Each room enjoys features such as a king size bed, air-conditioning and a safe, while guests will also enjoy daily fresh fruit and flowers.

Fill your days at Nilaya relaxing by the pool, taking yoga sessions or enjoying age-old Indian treatments at the Ayurvedic spa. At night, enjoy the delicious international dishes in the restaurant, perfectly accompanied by a sky full of stars. You can also take some rewarding day trips during your stay at Nilaya Hermitage, from heading to the beautiful beaches at Candolim and Calangute, to Arpora’s famous Saturday Night Market.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star boutique

Our Guests' Opinion

"My stay at Nilaya proved to be the ideal escape away from the hustle and bustle of daily life; it’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. This superb accommodation is in an idyllic location, situated up in the Goan hills, surrounded by forest; a place  of beauty and tranquility. We had such a fabulous stay, made all the more enjoyable by the wonderfully attentive staff and delicious food".

- Lucy Foxell, Journalist


Board Basis


What's included in your booking

  • 20kg luggage allowance and in-flight meals
  • Complimentary access to UK airport lounge
  • Private airport transfers
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help
  • Digital Goa destination guide

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with sun terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Small gym
  • Daily yoga sessions (payable locally)
  • Meditation room
  • Ayurvedic spa (payable locally)
  • Shuttle to beach (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 11 guest rooms + two safari tents

Room Facilities

  • King-size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • DVD player and screen (on request)
  • Shower room
  • Daily fresh fruit and flowers


  • Beach: 5km with shuttle option
  • Restaurants: Arpora 3km /Baga 5km         
  • Shops: Arpora 3km
  • Main Town: Arpora
  • Airport: Manohar International Airport 
  • Transfer: Approx 1 hour

Rooms at Nilaya Hermitage


From £1,422pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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About the Local Area (Arpora)

Arpora offers tourists the best of both worlds, as a quieter village, you can soak up the relaxing Goan atmosphere without needing to venture far, however, the lively beach resorts of Baga and Calangute are only a short drive away so tourists can get the best of both worlds when staying in Arpora.

Each Saturday night in the winter season, there is a bustling night market in Arpora and is a must-visit for first-time visitors to Goa! The live music, smells of street food and beautiful colours will fill your senses, here is a great place to try your hand at bartering with the locals.