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Top 10 Hotels in Goa

Searching top class 5 star hotels in Goa is not an easy task as there are lots of luxurious five star hotels and resorts in Goa. And there are also lots of reviews, feedback & complaints about each and every hotel. So, today I’m going to make your job little bit easier with the list of top 10 five star hotels in Goa, and bringing some latest info according to customers reviews from leading travel accommodation website ‘TripAdvisor’. Just check it out-

Best Luxury Hotels in Goa : List of 5 Star Hotels

1. Taj Exotica


Taj Exotica, without doubt the most premium hotel of Taj Group and one of the top visited five star hotels of South Goa near beaches. Lush scenic green gardens, Mediterranean-trend royal architecture, luxurious interior, and long green landscaped ground are the main attraction of this top rated 5 star property of Benaulim Goa. Taj Exotica is fully blended with luxurious suites to Presidential villas, superior sea sight villas & rooms, and garden pool rooms to sunset pool villas which offers hilarious view of Arabian Sea from the hotel. It promises you to offer the best class of luxuriously and customer services everywhere in resort.

Free Wi-Fi, separate pools, health spa, gym, multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, free parking, and other higher class facilities makes Taj Exotica one of the top 5 star hotels to stay in Goa during travel in the city. So if you are searching a royal & luxurious accommodation in Goa, Taj Exotica is the answer of your all expectation.

2. The Leela


The Leela Group is well known in India for developing world class five star resorts in India, and The Leela hotel Goa is the best example of this deluxe and most premium hospitality. Located in South Goa, Cavelossim (close to many popular beaches and nightclubs), The Leela is most famous for its best location, great sight, water sports accommodations, and top class hotel services where you feel piece of heaven and find luxury at its best. J A hotel from where you can reach to numbers of popular party places and beaches in few minutes, so convenience location is the best part of this luxurious five star hotel.

Apart from this, The Leela Hotel is fully packed with numbers of Royal villas, club suites, Lagoon terrace rooms, club pool suites, golf course, indoor-outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, spa, conference halls, gym, bar, and great dining restaurants. So, if you’re looking for a best 5 star hotel in Goa near beaches, and chooses The Leela; I bet you’ll have definitely a great time to enjoy.

3. Alila Diwa


Another quiet superior 5 star resort of Goa which is very close to beautiful beaches, and easily convenience from Goa Dabolim airport. Alila Diwa is the symbol of brilliancy of modern magnificence architecture. It is fully blended with family terrace suite, Alila suite, and Loft room with private terrace & balcony facility. However, there are all the facilities what a top five star hotel can offer, but the special thing about Alila Diwa hotel is its bars and restaurants. The in-house bars and restaurants of Alila Diwa has won many awards for its specialty and class, and that’s make Alila Diwa one of best 10 hotels of Goa and top choice among international travelers.

Note: Awards for Alila Diwa so far-

  • Times Good Food Awards(2012/2013) for its best Restaurant & Bar
  • Best Trendiest Hotel, Traveler’s Choice 2012
  • HICSA(Hotel & Investor Conference South-Asia) 2011Critic’s Award for the best new Hotel

4. Goa Marriott Resort & Spa


Situated in Goa’s capital Panaji, Goa Marriott hotel is the best luxurious five star accommodation of Goa which is mainly highlighted for its casino and lots of nearby famous tourist attractions. Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is the chain of Marriott India which is developing world class five-star hospitality in India since 1998. Now come back to main topic, Goa Marriott is best known to offer comfortably stay with Bay View & Garden View rooms, perfect indoor-outdoor view, beaches service, pool bar & restaurant, open-air swimming pool, and fully facilitate health spa. It is just 700 meter from Miramar beach, so you can enjoy beaches activity anytime whenever you want 🙂 so, if you’re searching any good luxury hotel in Goa nearby beaches for honeymoon, Goa Marriott may be a good choice.

Also know about where to go for best shopping in Goa.

5. Vivanta by Taj : Fort Aguada


A most expensive five star property of Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada Vivanta is the best luxury 5 star beach resort in north Goa. Located near to Candolim beach and Aguada fort, Vivanta by Taj delivers redefined hospitality which is blended with fully marvellous cottages, villas, premium suite, garden and open terrace allure suites that offers all luxurious ingenuity what a tourist may ask for. Relaxing spa massage, superior sea view, fine multi-cuisine restaurants, exclusive bars, health club, and nightclub are the finest part of Vivanta for best luxury leisure. So you have now all reasons to stay in Vivanta Aguada. It is also the top choice among family travelers as honeymoon travelers during vacation in Goa.

6. Park Hyatt Goa


Spread over 45 acres of lush beachfront green land, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is the live example of world class five star resort located near Arossim beach in South Goa. Park Hyatt is the awarded hotel of Goa which offers superior hospitality with free Wi-Fi, gorgeous beachfront location, and contains one of India’s biggest swimming pools that is the top-notch attraction of this most beautiful resort of Goa. Park Hyatt Goa is fully blended with Sea View Twin & Sea View King suite, Imperador suite, Park Deluxe Twin & Park Deluxe King suite with secret garden, Sereno Spa, restaurants, bars, and provides free parking & airport shuttle facility.

And must try some multi-cuisine open air restaurants of Park Hyatt for fine dining option like Palms, Casa Sarita, Village Cafe, and Da Lungi. Also try a finest drink in classy poolside stylish bar ‘Praia de Luz’ to feel special Goa nightlife experience.

Note: Park Hyatt Goa has won numbers of awards in last few years which has makes it one of the top 10 five star inn of Goa.

7. The LaLiT


The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, again a top class luxury resort in 5 star hotels category. Located between Talpone River and Sahyadris (part of Western Ghats), The Lalit is spread over long 85 acres of grassy land where you can take spectacular view of the Arabian ocean and peaceful surroundings. This most classy Portuguese style five star architecture offers magnificent hospitality with hundreds of Garden view & Sea view suites, Presidential and Luxury Suites blended with most luxurious amenities which fulfils requirements for all types of travelers.  Goa’s largest Golf course, premium fine dining restaurants, on-site spa with variety of therapies, and ten minutes short drive from Goa Canacona railway station makes it easier preferred option for stay in Goa.

8. Resort Rio


Situated on the bank of famous Baga River, Resort Rio is the perfect luxury 5 Star resort in sunny Goa which is spread over 10 acres and just 2.6 km away from Goa’s top visited Baga beach. Resort Rio is the top exclusive resort of Goa which is blended with supreme facilitates suites, deluxe spa with western & Ayurvedic treatments/massage, lounge/ poolside bar, and a pure vegetarian restaurant that is very hard to find even in a five star lodge. Apart from this, Rio is also maintained the biggest conference/wedding-banquet facilities in Goa. So, Resort Rio is the best for any kind of aspects; from stay to wedding, business meeting/ conference to all types of events. You can check its review on Tripadvisor about the popularity of this best 5-star resort hotel in Goa.

9. Vivanta by Taj : Panaji


The top choice among corporate travelers, Vivanta by Taj is the most luxurious hotel chain of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Group. This world class property promises to offers everything to the travelers from great luxury accommodations to restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, spa, and wonderful experience of Goa most popular tourist places like Baga beach, Candolim beach, Tito nightclub and Saturday night market. It is blended with top class suite for stay in this magnificent palace, like Temptation Suites, Nirvana – The Presidential, Delight, Charm, Indulgence, and Allure Suites; offering deluxe interiors with all latest amenities. So if you are a business traveler or fan of Taj hotels hospitality, Vivanta by Taj is the top recommendation from my end.

10. Vivanta by Taj : Holiday Village


Again a leading spectacular 5 star luxurious property of Taj Hotels Group, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village is a very different resort in Goa.  It promises to offer you best of the best outdoor location, amazing seafront sight, extravagant facilities, and very unique experience compare to any other five star hotel of the beautiful Goa. Vivanta is fully blended with luxurious cottages, well fitted villas, modern facilitate health club & spa, multi-cuisine restaurants & pool bar, place for outdoor & indoor games, and a range of on-site recreational options(adventure activities) such as rock climbing, jumaring and rappelling. So if you’re looking for all these extraordinary amenities, Vivanta Holiday Village is the best proposal for you.

So, it has been done here now. If you think you find this list of Goa top 10 5 star hotels little bit informative, please post your comment below. I shall be glad to hear from you.

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  1. Very informative, we get a brief of hotels in Goa,Thank you for giving such information………..

  2. Hello gaurav, going through your top ten hotels in Goa. I am surprised not to see grand hyatt in the list. Any particular reasons why grand hyatt is not in your list. Thank you

    • Thanks for your query Arun! I did some research before writing this post about Goa 5 star hotels and I shortlisted both hotels before the final list, Park hyatt as well as Grand hyatt. But I didn’t want to include both hotels in top 10 list because travelers expect wide options to choose from and I was already included Vivanta by Taj two times in this post, so I preferred Park hyatt over Grand hyatt after reading lot of reviews on TripAdvisor.

      Of-course Grand hyatt is the top class 5 star hotel of Goa that nobody can deny, but I am not able to add Grand hyatt or any other luxury five star hotel in this list (for now).

      Thanks for valuable input!


  3. Vikas.B.Shinde

    i like it

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