Goa, Kerala + The South

Hotels in Goa, Kerala + The South

From boutique properties to world-class luxury resorts to beachfront shacks suitable only for the veteran backpacker, there are hotels in Goa to fit the budget and preference of every traveler. With over 105km of perfect coastline, finding Goa hotels that offer a sea view shouldn’t be too difficult. The most developed resorts of Colva and Benaulim in the South and Baga and Calangute in the north generally offer the widest variety of accommodations in the region.

Some of the best hotels in Goa for relaxation can be found in Agonda. Similarly, Patnem is the perfect location for those wishing to avoid the most crowded regions of Baga and Calangute.

Anjuna was once the epicenter for Goa’s counter culture and a favorite spot for hippies looking to party on the beach. However, Arambol has become the new hippie haven in recent years. For partygoers, choosing a hotel in Goa’s Vagatora and Chapora regions will keep you in the center of the action.

A seaside resort with 88 rooms.

Opulent, domed hotel situated on a 7-acre oasis with a 14-foot waterfall, close to the city's golf course and I.T. hubs.

The hotel itself is a collection of simple stucco structures, 13 rooms in a former men's club set on the outskirts of the village and owned by a septuagenarian widow named Meenakshi Meyyappan and her relatives.

Set on a crescent-shaped stretch of sand in Goa, Ciaran's literally rebuilds its 17 thatched-roof cottages after the annual monsoon. And with each iteration, the hotel adds luxuries such as rooftop daybeds and an open-air library.

To find the Leela Goa among the clutch of hotels along Goa’s palm tree-lined stretch of sand, keep an eye out for a pair of carved-stone elephants that will greet you in the lobby; they’re the first hint what you’ll discover at this secluded escape along India’s western coast.

Aniamma Philip and her daughter-in-law Anu Mathew hold multiday classes centered on treasured family recipes for chutney, appam bread, vegetable thoran, and curries redolent of spices from their garden.

Stay in one of 75 traditional wooden bungalows along a white-sand beach. Ayurvedic therapy is integral to the essence of the place, with packages offering everything from Ashtanga yoga to anti- aging clinical treatments.