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.

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.

Casa Palacio Siolim House, which Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, and their entourage took over for two weeks a few years ago, is on an outlet of the Chapora about 10 minutes inland.

An oasis of eccentric refinement in the charm-starved south.

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.