Santana Beach Resort is a charming family-run hotel and a popular choice with British holidaymakers. Perfect for beach lovers, the hotel enjoys direct access to the golden sands of Candolim Beach, where the coastline stretches as far as the eye can see. It's here you'll find the famous beach shack, Calamari, where there are plenty of sunloungers available, as well as delicious seafood and Goan favourites.
Back in the hotel grounds, you’ll encounter towering palms and sunbathing lawns, as well as two inviting swimming pools. The hotel’s simple yet charming rooms are set in Portuguese-style blocks and are scattered around the property's grounds, defined by cheerful décor and all offering a balcony or terrace. There are 55 rooms at the hotel, all well equipped with the likes of a television, tea/coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning and a minibar.
The location of Santana Beach Resort is great for exploring Candolim’s lively centre too, set just a short stroll from a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops. You can also enjoy the history and scenic delights of Fort Aguada, which is just a 10-minute walk south of the hotel, located on Sinquerim Beach.
For anyone looking to explore a little further afield, a 30-minute taxi journey can take you to the splendour of Old Goa with its impressive temples, or head to Ponda to discover the colourful spice plantations and Hindu temples this area is famous for.
Official local hotel rating: 3 star
Our Guest's Opinion
"This was our sixth visit to this excellent hotel – need we say more!"
- Mr Lewis