The perfect new venues for your lazy, luxurious winter vacation in Goa this year.
Lazy, luxurious winter vacation is right around the corner, and Goa plans are already in tow. While there’s no dearth of fine hotels in the Sunshine State, why not check out a new luxury address to bring in the New Year? From a quaint boutique one away from the madding crowd to a grand resort right in the heart of all the action, options are aplenty.
5 new hotels in Goa you can book this winter
Offering easy access to all that dominates dialogue in this part of Goa, this 300-year-old private residence has been restored as a boutique hotel full of modern luxuries. MansionHous is where old-world Portuguese charm meets contemporary aesthetics. All nine expansive suites feature polished marble flooring, eclectic art on walls, antique furniture, and vintage upholstery, alongside outdoor pool access, private plunge pools, and open-air jacuzzis. Whether making epicurean discoveries, soaking up the sun, or exploring the playfully enriching local culture, MansionHous encourages you to ‘connect, discover, transform’.
The St. Regis Goa Resort, Cavelossim
Set amidst 49 acres of lush, sprawling greenery and sparkling lagoons on Mobor Beach, The St. Regis Goa Resort is definitely the star entrant on this list! Think a true susegad experience but make it glam. The luxury address offers lagoon-view rooms, luxurious suites with balconies, and spacious villas that you can call home. The latter come with two or three bedrooms, private plunge pools and butler services. Dine on local Goan cuisine at the main restaurant, have afternoon tea at The Drawing Room, sample seafood and grilled meats at Susegado, or sip cocktails at The Lobby Bar. Pamper yourself with Ayurvedic and holistic therapies at the spa, or tee off at the12-hole golf course overlooking the Arabian sea.
Larisa is a boutique hotelier brand that likes to offer a slow, immersive stay experience, and that’s exactly what you experience upon arriving at its newest venture. Larisa Ashwem is gloriously laid back and indulgingly spacious, offering 2.5 acre of unabashed luxury through 20 premium rooms and suites with private decks and open hot tubs, a holistic spa, Khambir multi-cuisine restaurant, their signature bar Chhaang, and an outdoor pool. Tune in to enjoy the epitome of what nature and luxury have to offer at this gorgeous resort that lies waiting in the lush greenery of Ashwem.
Storii By ITC Hotels Shanti Morada, Saligao
There’s swaying coconut palms and lush paddy fields wherever your eyes go in Saligao. If a peaceful getaway and bespoke hospitality is what you seek in this picturesque village in North Goa, arrive at the newly opened Storii by ITC Hotels. Built back in 1897 as a private residence called ‘Casa de Morada’ or home of happiness, this 20-key boutique retreat is perfect if you wish to stay in and indulge in in-house experiences. Private picnic at the Mandala Gardens, Goan masterclass with an expert chef, rejuvenating sessions at the Kaya Kalp spa, and village excursions with the Storii team to Saligao church, local springs, and the Museum of Goa — there’s a lot in store. Starts from INR10,600 plus taxes.
Radisson Resort Goa Baga, Arpora
Strategically located merely 800 meters from the ever-popular Baga Beach, this 95-key resort is just the right place if you wish to be in the heart of all action during holiday celebrations in Goa. Spacious and aesthetically designed rooms come in several categories and feature vibrant colours, contemporary style, modern amenities, and breathtaking views of the shimmering outdoor pool. While Café de Port is the resort’s eclectic all-day dining restaurant serving a delightful array of regional and organic cuisine with live cooking stations, Julep is an interactive bar offering crafted cocktails paired with delicious appetizers. Starts from INR7,650 plus taxes.
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