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Escape the city’s festive frenzy and head to Goa’s sun and surf with your family this Diwali vacation!

As the season slowly starts to stir in our sunny state, we present our picks of Places to Stay in Goa. In this edition, we feature ten 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.

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FORT TIRACOL
 

TEREKHOL - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

FORT TIRACOL STAY


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.


Eat at: The Tavern, Terekhol
Nearby: Surf Wala, Arambol
 
 
ANAHATA RETREAT
 

ASHVEM - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

ANAHATA RETREAT STAY


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.


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


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SUR LA MER
 

MORJI - NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

SUR LA MER STAY


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.


Eat at: Jardin d'Ulysse, Morjim
Party at: Marbela Beach, Morjim, See on WUG>>
Nearby: Atlantis Watersports, Chapora


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W GOA
 

VAGATOR - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

W GOA STAY


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.


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


 
 
CASA VAGATOR
 

VAGATOR - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

CASA VAGATOR STAY


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.


Eat at: Ciao Bella, Badem, See on WUG>>
Nearby: The Goa State of Mind, Vagator


 
 
ARIA
 

OZRAN - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

ARIA STAY


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.


Eat at: Antares, Ozran
Nearby: Terra Conscious, Chapora


 
 
ACRON WATERFRONT RESORT
 

BAGA - CALANGUTE AREA

ACRON WATERFRONT RESORT STAY


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, See on WUG>>
Shop at: Malini Ramani, Calangute, See on WUG>>
Nearby: Barracuda Diving, Baga


 
THE PARK
 

CALANGUTE - CALANGUTE AREA

THE PARK STAY


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.

Eat at: A Reverie, Calangute, See on WUG>>
Shop at: Turquoise & Gold, Calangute, See on WUG>>
Nearby: Goa Aquatics, Calangute, See on WUG>>


 
 
AASHYANA LAKHANPAL
 

CANDOLIM - CALANGUTE AREA

AASHYANA LAKHANPAL STAY


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, See on WUG>>
Nearby: Deltin Royale, Nerul (jetty)


 
 
TAJ FORT AGUADA
 

SINQUERIM - CALANGUTE AREA

TAJ FORT AGUADA RESORT & SPA STAY


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.

Eat at: House of Lloyds, Candolim
Shop at: Mario Miranda Gallery, Calangute
Nearby: Fort Aguada


 
 
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