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10 FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHSIDE RESORTS -PART 1

North Goa

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Featuruing top 10 beachside boutique hotels and resorts in North Goa, ideal for a family or group getaway, or even a romantic sojourn. In this first part of the series, we begin our journey from the Northern tip of Terekhol and travel down to Sinquerim in North Goa. 

FORT TIRACOL

TEREKHOL - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

  • Overlooking the expanse of Arabian Sea, and bordering Maharastra, Fort Tiracol is a magnificently renovated heritage hotel dating back to the 16th century. Stay in this former defence fort, which now houses a church in the premises. It boasts Portuguese architectural styling and contemporary interiors. All of its rooms have their own private balconies with views of the ocean. Dining at their in-house alfresco restaurant is a visual delight. 

THINGS TO DO

  • Eat at: The Tavern, Terekhol 
  • Nearby: Surf Wala, Arambol

ANAHATA RETREAT

ASHVEM - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Anahata is an eco-resort located on a secluded stretch on one of the finest beaches in Goa, at Ashvem. Under the shade of towering palm trees, this retreat with huts, cottages, an all day cafe and various wellness activities, presents an engaging destination amidst nature. All cottages are designed in an unique octagonal shape, and are spacious palm-thatched mango wood cabins floating on stilts with a high ceiling for cross ventilation. Each of them offers a private balcony with lounge furniture.
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THINGS TO DO

  • Eat at: Elevar, Ashvem 
  • Nearby: Vaayu, Ashvem, See on WUG>>

SUR LA MER

MORJI - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Set in a tropical landscape on the verdant Ashvem hill, Sur la Mer offers unsurpassed views of the lush surroundings and of the Arabian Sea beyond. This charming hotel is conveniently located a minute's drive from the pristine beach, but is set apart from its bustling holiday crowds to offer quiet tranquillity as soon you walk through its majestic antique doors.
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THINGS TO DO

 

  • Eat at: Jardin d'Ulysse, Morjim
  • Party at: Marbela Beach, Morjim, Read more>>
  • Nearby: Atlantis Watersports, Chapora

W GOA

VAGATOR - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Situated on the pristine Vagator beach, W Goa is India's first hotel of the W Hotels brand by Starwood. Stay in this tropical paradise of well appointed rooms and suites or the villas and chalets. These spacious designer living quarters are spread harmoniously across the property's beachside gardens combining Portuguese styling in their decor with vibrant Indian palette. Experience the signature W lifestyle at any of their restaurants and bars, their luxurious spa, or enjoy a sundowner at the unique Rock Pool.

THINGS TO DO

 

  • Eat at: Thalassa, Vagator, See on WUG>> 
  • Nearby: Chapora Fort

CASA VAGATOR

VAGATOR - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Presenting unobstructed views of the seascape from the edge of a cliff, Casa Vagator is a charming retreat, part of Casa Boutique Hotels. Stay in any of their fabulous rooms, each with its distinctive decor, opening out into the villa pool or the garden, or with views of the ocean. Their lounge-like villa setting is an intimate space much sought after.

THINGS TO DO

  • Eat at: Ciao Bella, Badem, Read More>>
  • Nearby: The Goa State of Mind, Vagator
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ARIA

OZRAN - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Perched on a cliff towards the Southern end of Little Vagator beach, Aria presents stunning views of the seascape. Stay in wooden chalets and gaze into the horizon from your own private garden. Order from an appetising menu of Italian delicacies from their Pizza Bar which features a wood fired oven.  

THINGS TO DO

  • Eat at: Antares, Ozran 
  • Nearby: Terra Conscious, Chapora
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ACRON WATERFRONT RESORT

BAGA - CALANGUTE AREA

Located on the scenic Baga peninsula, Acron Waterfront Resort is an ITC Fortune hotel with modern amenities and contemporary styling. Stay here for its proximity to Baga beach, yet hidden from the crowd. Enjoy amazing sunset views while you laze around their infinity pool, or watch the rustic life of fisherfolk from the comfort of your lounge. Their in-house Indian restaurant by Cyrus Todiwala is something to look forward to.

 

  • Eat at: Go With The Flow, Baga, Read more>>
  • Shop at: Malini Ramani, Calangute, Read more>>
  • Nearby: Barracuda Diving, Baga

THE PARK

CALANGUTE - CALANGUTE AREA

Conveniently located on the juncture of Calangute and Candolim beaches, The Park on Holiday Beach is a captivating contemporary boutique hotel with unobstructed views of the Arabian Sea. Stay in one of their stylish rooms with modern amenities and luxurious furnishing, complementing whitewashed interiors and purple hues. Soak in the sun by their pool or enjoy a drink at their elevated bar on the beach.

THINGS TO DO

AASHYANA LAKHANPAL

CANDOLIM - CALANGUTE AREA

Nestled on sprawling grounds off the prettiest stretch of Candolim beach, Aashyana Lakhanpal is part of a collection of high end villas, casinhas and cottages along the beach. Fully staffed, well appointed, and private, each of these villas punctuate a vast area of lush gardens. These tranquil and natural surroundings make for an unique Goan experience.

  • Eat at: Koi, Calangute 
  • Shop at: Republic of Mode, Candolim, Read More>>
  • Nearby: Deltin Royale, Nerul (jetty)
 

TAJ FORT AGUADA

SINQUERIM - CALANGUTE AREA

Set against an impressive backdrop of history along its walls, the Taj Fort Aguada, occupies a picturesque area in the vicinity of a 17th century fort. It offers a range of accommodation options from rooms, suites, cottages and villas across its 42 acres of manicured gardens. Add more to your luxury experience here with adventure activities like rappelling up the fort façade, and jumarring.  

THINGS TO DO

  • Eat at: House of Lloyds, Candolim 
  • Shop at: Mario Miranda Gallery, Calangute 
  • Nearby: Fort Aguada
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  • Direct beach access
  • Ideal if traveling with kids or large groups
  • Open throughout the year
  • Ask about group and off-season discounts

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