Taking a beach holiday can be more than just a tranquil escape. Sure, it may be a blend of both nature retreats and the relaxing seaside — but the beach can also be a party destination. Goa in particular, is one of India’s best party destinations with a host of water activities to boot. But after exhausting your body from the entertainment and action, you are going to need a suitable place to rest your weary self. For that, you need to stay in some of the best luxury hotels in Goa.

While you plan your itinerary in Goa, the key words to look out for are: party and adventure. There are many nightlife spots in Goa for the party hungry to dance the night away. Goa also sees no shortage of rave parties, if you want to take it a step further. But if adventure is more your cup of tea, sign yourself up for some scuba diving activities, white water rafting, surfing, and even hot air ballooning.

Now that you’ve properly filled up your list of activities, read on for our selection of the best luxury hotels in Goa to check in to.

1
Alila Diwa Goa

The Alila in Goa boasts luxurious tropical vibes with its dark wood furniture and water features throughout the hotel. There are 153 rooms and suites to pick from, with each having their own balcony and outdoor seating. Soak in the infinity pool and grab a drink by the poolside bar while you’re at it.

Alila Diwa Goa, 48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda, Goa 403713, India, +91 832 274 6800.

2
Le Meridien Goa

If it’s the best location you’re after, then Le Meridien Goa is your pick. It’s situated within walking distance to the Calangute beach, yet far enough from the hustle and bustle that you can still enjoy some semblance of peace. The hotel has a chic design with well-curated art lining its walls. It’s definitely a place for the cool and chic at heart.

Le Meridien Goa, Aguada Siolim Road, Calangute, Goa 403516, India, +91 832 226 7777.

3
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

When you want your privacy or need lots of it, then you’ve come to the right place. Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush vegetation and freshwater lagoons, far from the crowded beaches. If having direct access to an unspoiled beach side isn’t enough, you’d be pleased to know that the resort has one of India’s largest pools. The Sereno Spa in the resort is also an award-winning one, guaranteeing a relaxing holiday after you’re done with your rave.

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa 403712, India, +91 832 272 1234.

4
The Leela Goa

The Leela Goa made waves as one of the first five-star hotel properties to open in Goa, and it promises opulence all the way. From the spacious rooms that are tucked away in privacy but with views of the open water, to the five star service that accompanies every aspect of your stay at The Leela, everything oozes luxury. The interior remains classy with wooden elements and earth tones, in tune with the nature that it is surrounded by.

The Leela Goa, Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa 403731, India, +91 832 662 1234.

5
W Goa

As far as party goers are concerned, W Goa is the perhaps the most hip hotel that one can reside in — 30-minutes away from the beach clubs. Bask in the stylish guests that reside at the W Goa when you dine at the hotel’s two restaurants or whilst sipping a drink at Woo Bar. We love the predominantly white interior with colour splashes from the contemporary Indian paintings that hang on the wall.

W Goa, Vagator Beach, Bardez, Goa, 403509, India, +91 832 671 8888.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction. Reach out to Poh Nee via email at pohnee@lifestyleasia.com.