Whether you’re looking to fan the flames of a budding romance or trying to re-kindle that spark by getting away from your hectic lifestyle, Goa is the place for you. Imagine lounging by a private pool with your heart’s desire or strolling down a secluded beach hand-in-hand. Just check out these great locations Skyscanner has in mind for you this monsoon season:
1. Alila Diwa Goa
Contemporary elegance surrounded by lush verdant plantations and with a beach-side location near Majorda beach, this tranquil resort has the building blocks of one of the most romantic places in Goa. The infinity pool extends into the paddy fields and the Goan countryside surrounding the quiet resort will tempt you to sip a feni cocktail on a sun lounger with your loved one by your side as you both watch the sun setting over green pastures. Doubles start at INR 8585 per night.
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2. Vivenda dos Palhacos
If your idea of romance includes blue skies, coconut trees and a rooster’s early morning wake-up call to typical Goan village life, then the renovated 100-year old Vivenda dos Palhacos house is the place for you. If you book dinner ahead of time, you could get a Goan feast complete with iced gazpacho topped with lobster or steak with perfectly caramelised onions. The 12 x 4 metre swimming pool is ozone-treated, so you won’t have the smell of chlorine to wash out of your hair after a languid swim. Alternatively, you could hire a rickshaw or cycle the short distance to Majorda beach. Doubles start at INR 4786 per night (Monsoon season) including breakfast.
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3. Turiya Villa and Spa
Turiya Villa and Spa is a unique haven located in a quiet cul-de-sac behind Chaudi village in Canacona and close to Patnem and Colomb beaches. The interiors and exteriors encourage a warm and intimate atmosphere for all the guests, making it one of the most romantic places in Goa. Organic Goan cuisine on request and on-site ayurvedic spa treatments are just a couple of the perks that are an integral part of Turiya Villa and Spa’s hospitality. Doubles start at INR 3500 a night, including breakfast.
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4. Quelleachy Gally
This restored colonial Indo-Portuguese home in Murrod Vaddo, Candolim, is rented out as a 6 double bedroom guesthouse and includes 2 maids and a gardener in the price. Filled with traditional furniture and a few quirky accents, the house nevertheless has a discrete modern touch blended with an authentic style. You can rent the whole house, which is just 200 metres from Candolim beach, and be in total seclusion from the whole world in this exotic escape. Trust us, it’s one of those romantic places in Goa that will add an extra dose of romance to your trip. Doubles start at INR 2500 per day for one bedroom, including breakfast.
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5. Casa Praia
You can’t go wrong with spacious rooms, large balconies and an inviting swimming pool at Casa Praia in Vaddy near Candolim beach. Although this place is popular with families, there are four smaller studios that open out to the garden and pool area that have more privacy and might be just the romantic escape you need. They have king sized beds and kitchenettes for that late night snack after hours. Prices for Annex studios start at INR 4950 per night for two.
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6. Casa Colvale
Casa Colvale is a boutique hotel perched on the still backwaters of Charpora river in North Goa. It consists of 12 en-suite rooms designed in a fusion of contemporary and antique styles creating an intimate atmosphere that will entice your senses. You’ll easily find yourself disconnected from the real world and unable to think beyond lazying by one of the two swimming pools, taking a yoga class on the riverside deck or indulging yourself in a pampering massage. The beach is twenty minutes away by speedboat or you can organise a backwaters cruise in a riverboat. Foodies might enjoy a cooking course in Goan food. This is the perfect place to enjoy Goa’s natural beauty in a serene nook in busy North Goa. Doubles start at INR 13,781 per night including breakfast.
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7. The Leela Goa
If you’re looking for the final word in five star romantic luxury, look no farther than The Leela Goa on Mobor beach. This five star luxury hotel blends local traditions with Portuguese heritage perfectly. Take a dip in the pool, have a couples game on the 12-hole golf course or enjoy the setting sun from the terrace restaurant over the confluence of two rivers creating a magical backdrop for romance to happen. It is one of the best places for a romantic candle light dinner in Goa. From the opulent interior decor of the hotel to moonlight walks on the beach, you can’t beat this dreamy, honeymoon destination to set the mood for romance. Just throw in a candlelit dinner, sparkling wine and a relaxing couples massage. Doubles start at INR 22,300 per night, which includes 2 meals.
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8. Coco Shambala
Still on the lookout for more romantic places in Goa? Exquisite design and attention to detail are highlighted at the one-of-a-kind Coco Shambala in Nerul near Coco beach, which promises an ultra-romantic backdrop set in tropical paradise. Each of the stunning individual villas has two double bedrooms, a living room with its own tree canopy and panoramic vistas, a private plunge jet pool in a garden room and its own car and driver. Add a chef-hosted intimate private dining experience, a wine-tasting class for beginners or an on-site spa visit and you have the makings of the most romantic place in Goa. Rates for a villa start at INR 33,000 per night including breakfast.
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9. Siolim House
This 350 year old heritage hotel is one of Goa’s most romantic places situated in the quiet coastal village of Siolim in North Goa. The colonial decor of original antiques, wrought-iron four poster beds and lots of hardwood flooring set off by white walls brings to mind a bygone era. The upstairs superior rooms are the real prize with their massive size, high ceilings and lots of light pouring in through the windows. Ask for your meal to be served in the outdoor courtyard next to the palm-lined pool and the staff can organise ayurvedic massages for you. Doubles start at INR 6855 including breakfast.
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