Goa shows you a thing or two about susegado – the desire to unwind and relax. Whether you have chosen the destination to go beach-hopping, to satiate your curiosity about culture and history, or to appease the nature lover in you, Goa never disappoints. No matter what your agenda for the family holiday is, let the balance tip towards luxury. Stay in any one of these luxury hotels in Goa, and experience bespoke services including personalised gifts for your kids, bottles of champagne, plush add-ons, concierge attention, and so much more.
1. Holiday Inn Cavelossim
Located about 45 km from the Goa International Airport, the Holiday Inn Resort exemplifies the sweet life of luxury. The fantastic property is surrounded by lush gardens, with windows in the resort rooms opening out to either the garden, the pool, or the vast ocean. The feel of understated luxury starts with the décor of the property, with every room balanced out in subtle colours. The fine detailing gives a laid-back, yet absolutely cared-for appearance.
Expect the best of modern amenities in every room, including a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee machine, mini bar, and an attached bathroom with a bathtub.
The many experiences awaiting the guests here include the spa, the azure pool, the beauty salon, and five restaurants. Parents can happily leave their kids in the kid-friendly play area as they take a break at the bar. Choose to relish European and Indian dishes at Mardi Gras Café, or indulge in your favourite flavours at the Whispers of Orient, and Fig and Olive.
This is one place that will make lounging seem a way of life.
Tariff: Starts at INR 12,300 per night*
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2. Taj Fort Aguada
Located about 100 m away from the Aguada Fort, the Taj Fort Aguada is a melange of Portuguese features, private balconies, and colours. The cool blue interiors of most rooms in the resort and the sturdy wooden furniture add to the royal feel right away.
Head to the outdoor tennis court for an adrenalin pumping game with the family, or cool it off with a splash in the pool.
And when you have worked up an appetite, stop by Latitude for a choice of local and international cuisines. Or choose between the Italian or seafood restaurants at the hotel.
Whatever you choose to do at the Taj Fort Aguada, you can be assured of the Taj’s signature experiences, waiting to take you over.
Tariff: Starts from INR 15,000 per night*
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3. Goa Marriott
Looking out into the waters of the Arabian Sea at Miramar in the North Goa District is the luxurious Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. Just a few steps from Casino Carnival, the exhilarating gaming and entertainment destination, and other beaches in the area, this property comes with key amenities such as a full-service spa, fitness centre, and well-maintained pool.
Goa Marriott promises oodles of fun with a liberal dose of luxury. Whether it is the stay in any one of the rooms, Garden View, Bay View Room, Bay View Patio, or Bay View Suite; the indulgences at the unique restaurants serving popular and local cuisines; or the many other experiences waiting to unfold in the property, your family holiday here is bound to turn into a lifetime memory.
Tariff: Starts from INR 16,800 per night*
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4. The Leela Goa
Touted as India’s only beach and riverside luxury resort, The Leela Goa is a beautiful blend of experiences as mixed as the vivaciousness of the Arabian Seas and the calm of the Sal River. The breath-taking views of the lagoon, the placid serene of the river and the bounteousness of the Mobor beach, extending into the private territories of the hotel, is just a tip of the iceberg for what lies ahead.
Choose from an array of stay options across rooms, suites, club suites and villas, all reflecting the erstwhile Portuguese history of the land. You may indulge in various in-house experiences like heritage visit, spa moments, and cultural meanderings. Or choose to stay indoors at the resort and splash around in the pool with your kids, chill out at the beach, ride a bicycle around the property, or simply while away time at one of their restaurants with the chefs turning around some of the most flavoursome dishes. If you’d like to catch a quiet moment with your spouse, they even have a crèche facility to take care of your little ones.
Tariff: Starts from INR 18,000 per night*
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5. Park Hyatt Goa
Understated elegance with a hint of the regional charm—that’s what Park Hyatt Goa is all about. The property, with 250 rooms exuding luxe comfort, is surrounded by water bodies and lush greenery. Among the many modern amenities, the rooms come with a sunken bath and private balcony that gives you a view of the lagoon, ocean, or the pool.
Here’s some news for travelling parents: Park Hyatt Goa is one of the most kid-friendly properties around here, with a kids club, beach, and the pool. Then there is the kids’ fun area with slides and swings.
Go cycling around the property as a family, play a game of volleyball, or take some time out for football with the kids.
Tariff: Starts from INR 17,920 per night*
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