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May 23, 2017 8 min to read

12 Best Beach Resorts in Goa

Category : Guides, Travel Tips

The best part about holidaying in Goa is that no matter what your budget is, you can often find a decent accommodation. From best value to  the super luxurious, here are our top picks for the best beach resorts in Goa for every budget.

Best Budget Beach Resorts in Goa

These beach resorts come with basic amenities at an unbeatable price and is the perfect option for budget travellers and backpackers. If you are planning to be out sightseeing most of the time and just need a clean bed to crash and a place to shower next morning, these resorts in Goa are your best bet!

William’s Beach Retreat

William's Beach Retreat, Colva

This is a 2 star resort near Colva beach that offers spacious rooms at rock bottom prices. Don’t expect stellar service and squeaky clean rooms though. Also, make sure you inspect the rooms before settling in as the general upkeep is not very consistent.   The rooms come with 32 inch tv, wi-fi and air conditioning. The in-house restaurant serves snacks and Continental cuisine but there are several eating joints within walking distance of this hotel.  The swimming pool is well-maintained  and a nice addition considering the resort’s budget tag.

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Close to : Colva beach

Room Tips : Pool side rooms are quieter.

Ideal for  :  Friends, backpackers

Average Room Rate : Rs.1000

Ondas do Mar Beach Resort

Ondas do Mar Beach Resort

Located just 200 meters from Calangute beach, this charming, villa-style beach resort offers garden-facing or pool-facing rooms. There are two in-house restaurants that serve Goan, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. This  budget beach resort is a 10 minute walk from nightlife hotspots like Titos, Mambos and the casinos. The rooms are spacious and feature comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Considering its location and the amenities, this resort is a solid 5/5 for value for money. You get access to wi-fi, swimming pool, travel desk, parking space and car/bike rentals. This is one of the more popular beach resorts in Goa so make sure you book early.

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Close to : Calangute Beach

Room Tips : Rooms in the first floor and pool-facing rooms are recommended.

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.1400

Palolem Inn

Palolem Inn

This is a frill-free beach resort that offers clean rooms with air-conditioning and wi-fi . The place offers spacious rooms with large double-beds, air conditioning, tv and a  minifridge. The hotel falls short on service, especially in the restaurant but its not a deal-breaker. The best part about staying in this hotel is that the Palolem beach is a 5 minute walk away. They have an in-house restaurant and serve complimentary breakfast.

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Close to : Palolem Beach

Room Tips : Rooms in the first floor and pool-facing rooms are recommended.

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.1400

The Banyan Soul

Banyan Soul

Set amidst a lush tropical landscape, this budget resort is located in a tranquil lane close to Anjuna beach. The in-house restaurant serves Indian and Continental fares but the prices are on the higher side. Anjuna beach is a eight minute walk from this resort while the flea market is a two minute drive away. The service is warm and friendly without being intrusive. All rooms are fitted with satellite TV and AC. The highlight of this beach resort is the cozy library and a shady seating area beneath a banyan tree. The hotel arranges two wheeler rental and other sightseeing tours.

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Close to : Anjuna Beach

Room Tips : The rooms close to the Banyan tree are recommended

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.1600

Ancora Beach Resort

Ancora Beach Resort

This budget resort near Calangute beach offers Standard Non AC, Standard AC and Deluxe rooms with wi-fi, hot/cold running water and satellite TV. The interiors are typical of a budget property so don’t expect anything fancy.  This resort scores major brownie points for its location and the excellent hospitality, particularly by the room service staff.   Don’t be put off by the narrow entrance; the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. There is travel desk in case you want to hire bikes or arrange sightseeing tours.

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Close to : Calangute Beach

Room Tips : Deluxe Rooms on the second floor are recommended

Ideal for  :  Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.1200

Best Mid-Range Beach Resorts in Goa

These beach resorts offer the perfect mix of value for money and comfort. They are ideal for travellers who can afford to shell out a bit more for extra amenities like in-house restaurant, lounge bar, sea-facing rooms, mini-bar, laundry services etc.

Rococco Ashvem

Rococco Ashvem

The charming resort is located bang on the beach  and offers spacious sea-facing rooms.  If you are travelling with family or as a couple, this resort is highly recommended. There is an in-house restaurant but you can also grab a bite from any of the great shacks in the vicinity. The lounge bar is a great place to unwind at the end of the day and serves a good range of cocktails and continental cuisine. Other amenities include free yoga session, bike rental and limousine service. The downside is that it’s a little away from the main tourist hotspots (around 2 hours from the airport).

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Close to : Ashvem Beach

Room Tips : Deluxe and Super Deluxe rooms are sea-facing

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.2700

Riva Beach Resort

Riva Beach Resort

If you are planning a peaceful and quiet vacation in Goa, this beach resort is an excellent option. Located close to Mandrem beach, it is set amidst a beautiful garden which renders it with a soothing and tranquil ambiance. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. There is an highly acclaimed in-house restaurant that serves a range of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Guests can enjoy a range of activities like bike riding, kayaking, boating, ATV etc during their stay. This is a popular resort and gets fully booked during peak season so try to well in advance.

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Close to : Mandrem Beach

Room Tips : Sea facing rooms are recommended

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.2500

Santana Beach Resort

Santana Beach Resort

This is one of the most popular beach resorts in Goa and for a good reason. They score really high on all aspects that goes into  creating a memorable stay : great location, friendly staff, delicious food, good amenities and beautiful surroundings. This apartment-style resort is located bang on Sinquerim beach and is close to all the major attractions and nightlife hotspots.   The in-house restaurant Calamari, serves delicious Indian and Continental fares at very affordable prices. The sole downside to this Goa beach resort is that wi-fi is available only in the restaurant area and not in the rooms. Due to its popularity, getting a room during peak seasons is near impossible so we suggest you book really early.

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Close to : Sinquerim Beach

Room Tips : Pool facing rooms are recommended

Ideal for  :  Family, Friends, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.3300

Casa De Goa Boutique Resort

Casa De Goa Boutique Resort

This chic beach resort near Calangute beach features a charming blend of Portuguese and Mediterranean architecture. The unique design ensures that all the rooms are pool facing.  The rooms are clean, spacious and fitted with modern amenities like AC, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar etc. The best part about this resort is the team of super dedicated staff who go above and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay for the guests. Another advantage of staying at this Goa resort is its proximity to several restaurants, shopping hubs and beaches. If you are a couple on a romantic getaway, this resort is highly recommended.

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Close to : Calangute Beach

Room Tips : Ground floor rooms have direct pool access. Rooms in upper floor are quieter

Ideal for  :  Family, Couples

Average Room Rate : Rs.4000

Best Luxury Beach Resorts in Goa

For those willing to pay the premium price, these beach resorts in Goa offer the best in terms of hospitality, amenities, food and services.

The Leela Goa

The Leela Goa

The Leela Goa beautifully combines the luxury and opulence of a 5 star resort with charming motifs from Goa’s Portuguese heritage. The property is set amidst a 75 acre lush green landscape with a private beach and a 12 hole golf course. The amenities include  a 20,000 sqft banquet hall, four dining spots, two watering holes and a spa. Despite being one of the largest resorts in Goa, it can get crowded during the peak season so do time your visit appropriately if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

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Close to : Mobor Beach

Room Tips : The Conservatory Premiere rooms are recommended for families

Ideal for  :  Family, Couples, Friends

Average Room Rate : Rs.11,000 to Rs.30,000

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

This award-winning 5 star resort is located at a stone’s throw away from Arossim beach. Nestled within 45 acres of lush gardens and flanked by sparkling waterways and lagoons, the resort is essentially an Indo-Portuguese village featuring  two hundred Pousada-styled guestrooms and suites. The best part about this resort is its team of extremely courteous and helpful staff who will go out of their way to ensure the most comfortable stay for guests.  The resort is home to five dining spots, a spa with private treatment rooms, kids play area and a wedding/event venue.

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Close to : Arossim Beach

Room Tips : Rooms in Zone II are quieter

Ideal for  :  Family, Couples, Friends

Average Room Rate : Rs.11,000 to Rs.32,000

Taj Exotica Goa

Taj Exotica Goa

A luxury resort located on Benaulim beach, the Taj Exotica offers the perfect mix of tranquility, stunning location and amazing hospitality. As expected from the Taj tag, everything in this beach resort –  from the grounds, staff, amenities to the food – is top notch . This beach resort is an excellent choice for families with kids as they have tons of activities for the little ones. Guests can choose from five dining spots : Alegria (Goan cuisine, seafood), Li Bai (Asian cuisine), Lobster Shack (beachfront), Miguel Arcanjo (Mediterranean food), Eugenia (multi-cuisine restaurant). The rooms in certain sections are a little dated but they are being renovated and are expected to be completed by second half of 2017.

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Close to : Benaulim Beach

Room Tips : Try to book a room with sea-view.

Ideal for  :  Family, Couples, Friends

Average Room Rate : Rs.18,000 to Rs.1,50,000

Dominic Machado