The best luxury experiences in Goa for a laid-back vacation

Live the susegad life in true sense through these laid-back luxury experiences in Goa.

Beachside raves, bottomless booze, thrilling adventures — Goa has been best associated with its hedonistic offerings since forever. But slowly and steadily, offbeat, laid-back experiences are changing the narrative in the sunshine state. Next time the Goan sandy shores call you for a vacation, ditch the debauchery to indulge in the best luxury, leisure experiences that the coastal paradise has to offer.

The best luxury experiences in Goa you must try!

Hire an exclusive yacht for private charter — Solita

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Take your tribe on a memorable sojourn by booking a private yacht. Image: Courtesy Solita.

Experience a luxe private charter like never before with Solita. With stunning hand-polished and exquisitely crafted teak wood interiors, the Grand Banks-style motor yacht is complete with a lounge area, two bedroom cabins with ensuite bathrooms, a fully-equipped pantry, and comfortable and easy seating on the flybridge, rear and front decks. Book yourself a sunset cruise where the sea breeze and pink-hued skies keep you company as the yacht’s trained bar staff whips up cocktails along with delicious Goan fare for you. Or take a sailing tour of the Mandovi-lined banks in Old Goa, offering a glimpse of the Chorao and Divar islands. From star-lit dinner, dolphin discovery to birdwatching and intimate celebrations — options are aplenty.

Fine dine at riverside at The Leela Goa

Riverside restaurant offers the best of italian cuisine in entire goa. Image: courtesy the leela goa.
Riverside restaurant offers the best of Italian cuisine in entire Goa. Image: Courtesy The Leela Goa.

Overlooking the pristine Sal river, Riverside at The Leela Goa is where you can arrive to go on a tasteful sojourn across Italy. Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine (think pan-seared sea bass, slow-braised pork belly, buffalo mozzarella ravioli, lobster risotto, grilled seafood platter, and more), perfectly paired with a choice of vintage champagnes and wines. The romantic setting of the restaurant is perfect for you to serenade your loved one. Let the experience complete with serene ambience, breathtaking river-side vistas, exquisite wines, delectable food, and bespoke service charm you.

Enjoy some private beach time at Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

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The pristine Sinquerim Beach is ideal for some private quality time. Image: Shutterstock/ImagesofIndia.

Elegant Indo-Portuguese architecture, Romanesque arches, pillared verandahs, and sunny saquãos (central courtyards) together make Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa an ideal address to unwind in the otherwise bustling North Goa. But if you wish to truly indulge in Goan susegad, revel in the beach resort’s 28 acres of landscaped gardens and the serene Sinquerim Beach attached to it. Cocooned amid dense foliage, the private beach area boasts an amazing shoreline, offers breathtaking views of the seemingly endless Arabian Sea. Take a refreshing swim in its calm waters or go for long evening strolls dipping your toes in soft, powdery sand. Or simply curl up on one of the sun-beds with a book to spend your day at leisure.

Rejuvenate yourself at Niraamaya Private Residence, Goa

Niraamaya's first private residence in goa offers a variety of wellness therapies. Image: shutterstock/yurakrasil.
Niraamaya’s first private residence in Goa offers a variety of wellness therapies. Image: Shutterstock/yurakrasil.

Niraamaya Private Residence, Goa exists to offer you a paradise where tranquillity meets holistic wellness. Nestled on the southern coast, overlooking the ivory sands of Benaulim beach, the luxury residences amid swaying coconut palms promise the seclusion of a private home and attentive hospitality. Expect hand-picked art in rooms, a private butler and chef service, and of course, an array of Ayurvedic therapies and other wellness offerings. Pick from a variety of packages, from detoxification, weight-loss, stress management to joint care, healthy ageing and more, and let personal fitness consultants, yoga instructors, and expert spa therapists help you in your journey towards holistic wellness.

Enrol yourself in a culinary class at Alila Diwa Goa

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Whip up your own dinner full of Indian flavours at Spice Studio. Image: Courtesy Alila Diwa Goa.

Set amid lush paddy fields, Alila Diwa Goa blends rich cultural traditions with the best of contemporary Goan architecture — high pitched roofs, wide verandahs, and tranquil courtyards. Plan a stay here if you wish to take a delicious detour and savour the authentic Indian flavours. Spice Studio at Alila Diwa has bagged a number of awards for serving up delectable coastal cuisine of Goa in a premium dining setting. But do not just enjoy the artisanal dining experience. Take it a notch higher and book yourself a slot for Alila MasterClass where you get to learn how to make your favourite dish from the restaurant’s chef. Don your chef’s hat, learn the nuances of cooking in the traditional Goan style, relish the dish you made at dinner, and take back home the secret recipe!

Experience local living at Avanilaya

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Soak in the beauty of an eco-friendly natural retreat. Image: Courtesy Avanilaya.

In Sanskrit, ‘avani‘ means earth and ‘laya‘ means abode. An exclusive collection of luxury villas tucked away in the Corjuem village near secluded Aldona, Avanilaya thrives on the concept of local living in unspoiled countryside. Comprising of three beautiful villages sprawling across 24 acres of untouched landscape, the boutique resort is known for its eco-friendly design, lush gardens teeming with birds and wildlife, and sweeping panoramas. Arrive here to own a private paradise complete with the amenities of a high-end resort (think jacuzzi, infinity pool, in-house chef, open-air deck and more), but without the flocks of tourists that come along with one.

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