6 luxury hotels in Goa with unbeatable monsoon views

Romance the rains and fall in love with Goa all over again by staying at these luxury hotels with uninterrupted monsoon views.

Brimming rivers, lush mangroves, pristine beaches, and untapped hinterlands all drenched in rain showers and smelling of fresh petrichor — Goan landscape during monsoon is pure magic. The breathtaking views certainly make up for the all the sun, sea, and sand you miss out on in the Sunshine State during its rainy days. For the most unbeatable monsoon views in Goa paired with some laidback luxury and bespoke hospitality, arrive at these top luxury hotels.

Wildernest Nature Resort

Wildernest offers unbeatable views of the Mhadei Wildlife Santuary.

This eco retreat located in the tropical Chorla Ghat comes with forest cottages that seamlessly blend into the freshly bathed landscape, an infinity pool that fixes up your date with a misty horizon, and wide glass windows that offer a peek into the magical monsoon world. Sip on your favourite potion at CLOUD 9, the garden bar with majestic views, trek to the virgin cascading waterfall nearby, have a rejuvenating spa treatment at Ayurshala, and spend your free time in a machan or by the fish pond admiring the beautiful verdant scenery around.

Ahilya by the Sea

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The sea is right at the doorstep of Ahilya by the Sea, and during high tide, it laps against the pool.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Dolphin Bay in Nerul, Ahilya by the Sea is a serene private escape that reminds one of a cosy family home surrounded by understated elegance and luxuries. While all nine rooms across three villas face the sprawling Arabian Sea, pick their unique Arjun’s Tree House perched above the ground amid the high branches of a 200-yearold banyan tree. Climb up the tree-top terrace to soak in the breathtaking panoramas and listen to the soft pitter-patter of the rain. Go for a leisurely dip in the shade of coconut palms in its plunge pool and take evening strolls among the wide variety of exotic tropical plants and flowers in the resort’s gardens.

Alila Diwa Goa

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Nothing beats living amid endless tropical beauty in Goa! Image: Courtesy Alila Hotels/

Set amid lush paddy fields, this secluded and sustainable hideaway in the quaint village of Majorda is replete with high-pitched roofs, breezy verandas featuring subtle shades of teak, and tranquil courtyards that roll out to the natural environs. Obviously then, serene views of rains pouring down the endless swathes of green are a given. Each of the 118 rooms and suites too opens onto an outdoor garden patio offering pool, garden, or paddy field views, where one can sit and relax in peaceful privacy. Designed as a resort within a resort, the Diwa Club boasts its
own lap pool with an open-air jacuzzi and all-day private dining Bistro where you can laze around all day long.

The Postcard Hideaway Netravali

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Luxury nature living at its best! Image: Courtesy Postcard Resorts.

Sprawling across 20 acres of greenery, this Postcard property in Netravali has 20 discreet, ultra luxury rooms offering uninterrupted views of the tropical hills. The surrounding Western Ghats look all the more alluring with rain pouring down on them. Spend your day observing the nature from your private patio and enjoying sightings of the other wild residents including black panthers, giant squirrels, and great pied hornbills. Open air jacuzzi amid nature, yoga sessions at pavilions, secret waterfalls, and a serene spa sanctuary with a wealth of wellness therapies — each experience is a trip to solitude in bliss.

Cabo Serai – RARE India

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A (monsoon) view to die for. Image: Courtesy Cabo Serai.

Feast on breathtaking monsoon views of white sand beaches, tropical greenery, and the azure waters of the Arabian Sea from the comfort of your private deck at Cabo Serai. Perched atop a secluded hill deep in South Goa, this tranquil beachside retreat — a proud RARE property — is where barefoot luxury takes centerstage in the heart of 14 acres of lush native trees. Live in luxurious sustainable cottages and tents facing the ocean while being nestled in the privacy of a flourishing forest. Witness pleasant showers soaking the verdurous surroundings as you take a short walk downhill, making your way through a coconut grove and crossing a stream to reach the pristine sands of Cabo De Rama beach.

DoubleTree by Hilton Goa – Panaji

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Mandovi views are a constant at this DoubleTree resort. Image: Courtesy Hilton Hotels.

Soak in Goa’s true enthralling beauty and tranquillity at DoubleTree by Hilton Goa – Panaji. The calming waters of Mandovi River paired with abundant greenery play the perfect backdrop as you sit in your private balcony to take in those monsoon views. Additionally, Feliz, the outdoor restaurant is the best spot to take in the sweeping panoramas on offer while relishing a selection of Mangalorean, Goan, and Coastal flavours. The recently launched ELLE Spa brings to the table six healing rooms, nourishing treatments, and soothing set-up amid nature delivering a sense of calm.

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