The 16 Best Private Pool Hotels on Santorini
May 24, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of five star hotels in Goa. Bon voyage!
Updated Jul 31, 2019
“Exceeded all our expectations! Excellent location in the heart of the bustling, colourful life of North Goa. Amazing food at the hotel and the entire staff was incredibly conscientious and helpful.”
Offering an outdoor pool and fitness centre, Le Méridien Goa, Calangute is located in Calangute in the Goa Region, 1.1 km from St. Alex Church. The hotel has a terrace and views of the city, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.
The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
You can play billiards at the hotel. Infantaria is 1.6 km from Le Méridien Goa, Calangute, while Tito's Club is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Goa International Airport, 42 km from Le Méridien Goa, Calangute.
“A superb experience. Everything was amazing right from the room, facilities and breakfast. The hospitality of the staff was really good. The way they pampered us they have earned a customer for life.”
Located in the City Centre, the modern Vivanta by Taj Panaji enjoys views of the Mandovi River and Altinho Hills. Providing a rooftop pool, it also has a 24-hour gym and pampering massage at Jiva Spa. This pet friendly property offers free WiFi.
Fitted with hardwood flooring and a day bed by the large windows, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player. A well-stocked minibar and a work desk are included. Bathrooms have a separate bathtub and rainshower.
Vivanta by Taj Panaji is 35 km from Dabolim Airport. Free parking is available.
The 24-hour business centre provides services like laptop rentals. Day trips can be arranged at the tour desk.
Latitude serves a selection of North Indian, Goan and Italian cuisines. Other dining options include Pan-Asian food at Tamari, desserts at Caramel and cocktails at Tease Bar.
“Attentive staff, delicious breakfast, beautiful beach front property, comfortable room, and lush landscape throughout the property. Overall a marvellous experience.”
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa is a beachfront property offering terracotta-roofed cottages spread across 28 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. It boasts a large outdoor pool with a sunken bar, a day spa and daily buffet breakfast. Complimentary airport transfer by shared air-conditioned coach is provided.
A stroll from the sandy beachfront, air-conditioned cottages come with a choice of sit-outs with scenic landscape or sea views. They have a 32-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player and seating area.
Relaxing spa massages await after active workouts at the golf course and gym. Other leisure options include squash and tennis courts and water sports at the beachfront.
Offering stunning sea views and cool breezes, Goan specialities and fresh seafood dishes can be enjoyed at The Beach House’s outdoor dining area. There is also a Thai restaurant and pool bar.
Located on Sinquerim Beach, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa is a 75-minute drive from Goa International Airport. Free parking is available.
“The property boasts a better view of the shoreline than any other hotel in Goa. The staff is very courteous, friendly and attends to all the needs of the customers. One of the best, if not the best, resorts I have been too in my life.”
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa offers luxurious 5-star accommodation spread across 73 acres. Boasting 5 dining options, it features a spa, outdoor pool and fitness facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Complimentary airport transfer by shared air-conditioned coach is provided.
Just 100 metres from Fort Aguada, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa is about 12 km from Vagator Beach and Chapora Fortr ess. It is a 75-minute drive from Goa International Airport and provides free parking.
Featuring Portuguese designs and private balconies, air-conditioned units are fitted with classic wood furnishings and a DVD player. Private bathrooms have a bathtub, hairdryer and bathrobes.
Guests can enjoy relaxing spa massages after active workouts at the tennis and squash courts. The property also houses a library, mini golf course and water sports facilities.
Offering varied international and local menus, Latitude provides a trendy setting and all-day dining. The resort also has Italian and seafood restaurants as well as 2 bars.
“Everything about this hotel is exceptional. The terrace room was so inviting. The bathroom and the toiletries was amazing. The breakfast is lavish. The room service is perfect. The property is out of the world.”
Located along Gonsua Beach, Alila Diwa Goa offers rooms with sweeping views of the paddy fields in South Goa. Its 5-star facilities include 4 dining options and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property.
Spacious units feature a private terrace and modern Goan décor. Each well-appointed room has a seating area with a 40-inch flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a standalone bathtub.
Goa Alila Diwa is a 20-minute drive from Dabolim International Airport. Free parking is available.
Guests can enjoy a relaxing body massage at Spa Alila, or spend some quiet time in the library. The hotel provides car rental services, concierge and ticketing services.
The 24-hour VIVO restaurant serves Indian and international cuisine from its open kitchen, while the open-air Spice Studio offers exotic Indian cuisine. Other dining options include gourmet meals at Bistra and cocktails at The Edge Bar.
“The staff here are out of this world! Everyone is so attentive and willing to help they made our stay really special. The facilities are great with pool, gym, spa and restaurants. The rooms are also wonderful and comfortable.”
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa offers luxurious 5-star accommodation, featuring a casino, outdoor pool and spa. Offering 3 dining options and free parking, it is a 2-minute drive from Kala Academy Pier.
Featuring spacious layouts, Marriott Goa’s air-conditioned rooms have stunning views and DVD players. For convenience, a safe, ironing and tea/coffee making amenities. Private bathrooms have hot/cold showers and a hairdryer.
Regular workouts can be maintained at the fitness centre. For leisure, there is a tour desk that organises day trips. Goa Marriott Resort & Spa also provides business services.
All-day dining with international dishes is available at Waterfront Terrace which also features outdoor dining with poolside views while AZ.U.R. is the transitional lounge specializing in Mediterranean dishes. Other options include Wan Hao Asian restaurant, Simply Grills and 24-hour room service.
Located in the business hub of Panaji, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is a 40-minute drive from Dabolim Airport.
“Excellent property with a nice private beach and two other beaches within walking distance. The service was beyond excellent. The rooms were perfect with sunken showers and outdoor showers. Would love to go back!”
Set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. It has 3 specialty dining options and an award winning Spa, Sereno Spa. The Goa International Airport is a 15-minute drive. Free WiFi access is available in all public areas.
The pousada-style accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a balcony. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer.
At Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa you will find a 24-hour front desk and a concierge desk. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling. The property offers free parking.
The Cabo Da Rama Fort is 25 km. The Baga Beach and the Fort Aguada are 45 km. This resort is within 15 km from Goa International Airport and the Madgaon Railway Station.
Dining option includes Casa Sarita that serves authentic Goan cuisine while Da Lugi serves a selection of Italian delights. Palms is a seafood restaurant on the beach. Enjoy the robust flavours of Indian food at Masala and savour international cuisine at our 24-hour restaurant, Village Cafe.
“Beautiful oasis of tranquility amid the chaos of India that surrounds you. As close to paradise as can be imagined.”
Spread across 56 acres of landscaped gardens, the Mediterranean-style Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa sits along a private beach overlooking the Arabian Sea. It boasts golfing facilities, a full spa and outdoor pool and 6 dining options await guests.
Decorated in neutral colours, rooms feature classic dark wood furnishings. Each comes with a balcony overlooking the garden, pool or sea. Select rooms offer a private pool or hydromassage bathtub.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa is 3 km from Colva Beach and 12 km from Madgaon City. It is a 45-minute drive from Goa Dabolim Airport. Free parking is available.
Sunny afternoons can be spent playing tennis or getting a relaxing massage at The Jiva Spa. The resort also provides a fitness centre and 24-hour room service. Little ones can enjoy a lineup of activities at the Children’s Activity Centre.
Guests can enjoy fresh seafood at the beachfront Lobster Shack while Mediterranean cuisine is served at Miguel Arcanjo. Traditional Goan dishes are offered at Allegria. For a nightcap, Adega Cameons Bar serves a variety of drinks.
“We had an amazing stay at The Leela. Beautiful property, spacious and clean rooms, professional staff, great location close to the beach. Truly a fantastic hotel!”
Surrounded by gardens and blue lagoons, The Leela Goa Beach Resort offers luxurious rooms with a DVD player. Facilities include a 12-hole golf course and an outdoor pool. Free Wifi is available.
Rooms are elegantly furnished and feature a balcony overlooking the lagoon. They are equipped with a satellite TV, CD player and minibar. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and hairdryer.
Guests may enjoy Ayurvedic massage and yoga sessions at the spa, or arrange a sunset cruise at the tour desk. The Leela also provides a tennis court and pottery making classes.
The resort is located 40 km away from Goa Dabolim Airport. Panjim, the capital city, is around 60 km from the hotel.
Leela Goa offers 7 food and beverage options served buffet style, with cuisines ranging from local Indian dishes to Italian food.
“The best hospitality in India. Truly a mind blowing experience! Honestly, don't second guess this hotel. It was perfect!”
Offering a spa centre and sauna, W Goa is set in Vagator. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
Some units include a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms have views of the sea or mountain. Rooms feature attached private bathrooms offering free toiletries. Extras include slippers, bathrobe and hairdryer.
You will find a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. The property offers an indoor play area, yoga classes and a garden.
The resort also offers car hire.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jul 31, 2019