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The ever enchanting Goa is home to some of the best clubs, pubs and casinos but while north Goa is the party capital of India, there is a side to Goa where you can find peace and tranquility, unspoiled beaches and nature’s beauty at its best. And set amidst these picturesque locales are these beautiful resorts and hotels. From boutique to five-star properties, south Goa is home to some of the best stays the state has to offer and if you are looking for a vacation in this part of the state, we have a list ready just for you, you’re welcome! Also Read - For Utmost Peace And Quiet, Galgibaga Beach in South Goa is Your Best Bet

1. Alila Diwa

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This beautiful property is in the midst of rice plantations and its architecture is inspired by traditional Goan design. You’ll find courtyards, steeply pitched roofs and verandas here. A lap pool, open-air hot tub and luxury suites are in store for you at this boutique resort.

Where: 48/10, Village Majorda, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Goa 403713

2. Taj Exotica

One of the most sought-after hotels in Goa, Taj Exotica is a five-star property that offers everything under one roof. If living in luxury is your style of vacationing in Goa, this place is perfect for you. You’ll find spa, restaurants, shacks and more in this Mediterranean-style property.

Where: Calwaddo, Salcette, Benaulim, Goa 403716

3. Park Hyatt Resort & Spa


Water slides, terrace dining, exotic spa packages and gardens and lagoons await you at this property. Fun for kids as well as adults, this resort has a poolside bar and large suites and is only a few minutes away from the beach.

Where: Arossim Beach Rd, Cansaulim, Goa 403712

4. The Zuri White Sands Resort & Casino


Whether you are looking for a venue for a beach wedding, planning a relaxing getaway or try your luck gambling, Zuri has everything Goan for you in-store. Right on the beach, this resort is perfect for all families as well as couples.

Where: Pedda Varca, Goa 403721

5. Kenilworth Resort & Spa


This resort boasts itself of being a romantic getaway perfect for couples looking to spend some quality time together. Rejuvenate your senses at its in-house spa or get an adrenalin rush indulging in water sports. They also arrange for fishing and cruise trips. You could also take a dip in its 17,500 sq ft swimming pool.

Where: Utorda, Salcete, Goa 403713

6. The Leela

This resort boasts of a private beach, lagoons and tropical gardens. Also in store for you is a golf course, a spa, four restaurants, a tennis court and large suites that have a private pool.

Where: Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa 403731

7. Beleza


Another boutique resort, Beleza is right on the white sand beach of Colva. But you will also find your share of greenery as it has paddy fields on the other end. If living in a villa in Goa is what you are looking for, this resort is perfect for you. it is designed in a villa-like setting with a patio.

Where: Colva Beach, Thondwaddo, Betalbatim, Goa 403708

8. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort


If you want it all, the Lalit is your best bet. This property offers unparalleled views of the sea, river and Sahyadri ranges and a golf course on its premises too but you’ll have to shell out quite a bit of money to stay here as it offers only suites, not rooms.

Where: Raj Baga, Canacona, Goa 403702

9. Heritage Village Club


Located on Arrossim Beach, this 97-room boutique resort is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The resort offers all-inclusive holiday packages and also boasts of an Ayurvedic spa.

Where: Arossim Beach Road, Arossim, Cansaulim, Goa 403712

10. Holiday Inn Resort

With direct beach access from the resort, this property offers sea and garden view rooms with an outdoor pool, spa villa, and activity zone for kids. One of its many restaurants is right on the beach where you can savor Goan delicacies with the fresh catch of the day.

Where: Mobor Beach, Cavelossim, Goa 403731