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.

In 2003, Mumbai-based fashion photographer Denzil Sequeira opened up his ancestral compound to paying guests.

The common areas include a soaring open kitchen; a broad living room filled with teakwood Indian antiques, groupings of club chairs, and stacks of art books; an infinity pool ringed with shaggy greenery; and a wide veranda.

140 rooms—each with a private veranda—in a Mediterranean-style complex set on a swath of Benaulim Beach. 

Room to Book: Ground-floor guest rooms have their own garden access.

Doubles From $373.

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.

The property is an old riverside warehouse in the inland village of Britona that in 2003 turned into a 10-room property with brightly painted walls and lovely antiques.

On 35 beachfront acres in the southern Indian town of Pondicherry, on the Bay of Bengal, the new Dune hotel has 47 stylish thatched-roof bungalows, plus an eco-friendly vibe.