Goa – it lives up to its expectations

Goa, India

One of the most popular tourist destinations of India, Goa is a hotbed for international and domestic tourists, known for its pristine beaches, rich flora and fauna, and beautiful, Portuguese-influenced architecture. With the highest GDP per capita in the country, Goa has no shortage of quality accommodation and attractions catered for those who enjoy a little indulgence on their vacations. Embark on Bollywood booze cruises; enjoy international and fusion cuisine; or just lounge on the beach in the day, which may transform into a fun after-dark open-air party in the night. Tuck into a luxurious double bed in cushy villas with sea views or five-star suites in low-rise hotels with your very own plunge pool.

Places to Stay:

The Leela Goa

Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach and a 12 hole golf course. Sprawled between the Arabian sea and river Sal, The Leela Goa has 206 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites. The Club – a resort within a resort at The Leela Goa offers everything from limousine airport transfers to private plunge pools, dining areas and a designated Club beach.

Alila Diwa Goa

Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes from the airport. Set amidst the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea, relaxation reigns at this Goa Resort. Enter a sanctuary of contemporary elegance inspired by traditional Goan design ? steeply pitched roofs, ceiling high columns, cool verandas and tranquil courtyards. Whether enjoying an intimate couple’s retreat or a getaway for the entire family, this resort offer havens of space, comfort and serenity, while the resort’s new Diwa Club is an enclave of exclusivity, boasting its own lap pool with an open air Jacuzzi and hot tub. Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

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