The golden sands of Goa’s beaches and spectacular sunsets over the Arabian sea provide one of the most romantic backdrops for weddings and honeymoons and there are plenty of amazing wedding venues and honeymoon resorts in Goa to choose from.
In this article I’ll reveal why Goa is such a popular honeymoon destinations and reveal the 5 very best romantic hotels and honeymoon resorts in Goa to help you plan the romantic couples trip of a lifetime.
The Most Romantic Hotels and Honeymoon Resorts in Goa
With the best beaches, most romantic restaurants and exciting nightlife in the country, it’s not surprising that Goa is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in all of India.
The mesmerising blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, food and historic whitewashed churches all add to Goa’s romantic atmosphere and contain the perfect ingredients for an extra special wedding destination and an unforgettable honeymoon.
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Where to Stay in Goa for Couples
Where you stay is one of the most important decisions to make when planning the perfect romantic couple’s holiday, wedding, anniversary or honeymoon in Goa.
One of first decisions to make is whether to head to North Goa or South Goa…
If you prefer long, peaceful, uncrowded beaches then head to South Goa, where the most luxurious 5 star resorts are located. Or, if you want to be close to the lively nightlife, restaurants and markets then go for North Goa.
There are so many fabulous beach resorts and romantic luxury hotels and honeymoon resorts in Goa it can be hard to choose the perfect one for you, so to make it easier here are 5 of my favourites.
As prices vary due to season and demand I’ve included links to the hotel’s page on Booking.com so you can check the reviews and best prices for your dates.
The 5 Most Romantic Luxury Hotels and Honeymoon Resorts in Goa
For the most romantic luxury hotel for the perfect wedding and honeymoon in Goa look no further than The St Regis, formerly known as The Leela, on Cavelossim Beach. This spacious, opulent resort is exquisitely decorated to reflect both the Indian and Portuguese heritage of Goa and has a private beach, lagoon, and tropical riverside gardens.
The Leela is one of the best wedding venues in Goa offering spacious lawns with stunning natural vistas, beachside and poolside backdrops for your special day that will wow all your guests. It’s not surprising that the Leela is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious wedding venues and honeymoon resorts in Goa.
The rooms at the Leela are super plush with all mod cons and even private plunge pools. There’s also a range of excellent on site restaurants, lounges, a luxurious Ayurveda spa and fitness centre as well as a beach club, 12-hole golf course and 24-hour casino so you’ll hardly need to take a step out of the resort.
For the most stylish, unique and modern 5 star venue with mind blowing vistas look no further than The W Hotel in Vagator.
Set in 25 acres of tropical landscaped grounds with views over Vagator Beach and Chapora Fort of Dil Chahta Hai fame, the W offers the most stunning backdrops for a wedding and is one of the best honeymoon resorts in Goa. If you choose the W for your wedding venue, their in-house wedding specialist will look after every detail and ensure you have an unforgettable day.
The whole resort really makes a statement with the stylish and contemporary design, spacious beach front rooms, award winning chefs, signature cocktails and an amazing pool. There’s so many facilities you needn’t leave the resort.
The W is best choice for those looking for a lively, modern and fun honeymoon in Goa as it’s close to all the party hubs and best nightlife spots in North Goa like Anjuna and Baga. It’s undoubtedly the best luxury hotel in this area and the most hip resort in all of Goa.
The 5 star Alila Diwa is a gorgeously elegant, Balinese style luxury resort in quiet Majorda, South Goa with an infinity pool and 4 excellent dining options, one of which is open 24 hours.
What makes Alila one of the best wedding venues and honeymoon resorts in Goa, is the gorgeous views over the paddy fields from the infinity pool, hot tub and jacuzzi and beautifully landscaped gardens. At Alila you can enjoy top class luxury while in the lap of nature. The resort also provides the perfect backdrop for stunning photos from your wedding and honeymoon.
One of the highlights of having your wedding at Alila is that everything is tailored to you, so you can let your individuality shine through on your unique dream wedding day. The staff at Alila will make you feel like royalty, especially if you go for one of the ‘club’ rooms which even come with a private butler service!
Both these 5 star hotels are the perfect wedding venue and honeymoon resorts for those who want to stay in North Goa’s most popular area. These Taj resorts offer the perfect combination of being situated in a peaceful area but also being conveniently located near popular Baga beach and Calangute beach and all the most exciting restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping and nightlife Goa has to offer.
The Taj Fort Aguada has a classy and classic style with cute, colourful, heritage style cottages spread across the tropical gardens with a stunning swimming pool and unparalleled hospitality. These Taj resorts are luxurious and always popular so book well in advance! Whichever you choose you’ll still enjoy the sumptuous swimming pools and gardens and amazing sunset views over Candolim Beach.
For a more budget friendly, but still just as romantic, honeymoon in Goa book a luxury beach hut in Goa and enjoy getting back to nature with the sand between your toes and spectacular sunsets from your beach front hut. There are many luxurious Goa beach huts to choose from nowadays.
The perfect luxury Goa beach hut for a honeymoon is Dwarka Eco Beach Resort situated in the exclusive, hidden paradise of little-known Cola Beach in South Goa.
With only 10 luxurious cottages you can really get away from it all and experience a tranquil and secluded honeymoon at Dwarka with plenty of privacy. All the cottages have incredible sea views from the balconies and, some have both sea and lagoon views.
Each cottage has sumptuous furnishings, attached bathrooms with hot water, wifi and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the stunning natural surroundings. There’s also an excellent onsite restaurant and bar. You can spend your days relaxing on the beach and in the lagoon or try kayaking, fishing or hiking in the jungle.
I hope this post has given you some inspiration and helped you decide on the best resort for your honeymoon or romantic couples trip.
For more tips for your Goa trip check out my complete guide to Goa and my other Goa blog posts. You might also like my articles on the best luxury Goa beach hutsfor an unforgettable romantic experience!
Do you have any more recommendations for amazing romantic hotels or honeymoon resorts in Goa? Share them in the comments and help out other travellers! 😊