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COVID-19 : GOA is in Green Zone
Last Updated: 08 Apr 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to GOA?
  • A negative COVID-19 test result is required to enter Goa, which must not be older than 72 hours. 
  • Further Goa is fully open for travel for all the tourists and leisure travellers. 
  • All public places in Goa are open for the tourists while maintaining basic COVID-19 guidelines. 
  • In case the tourist is carrying a COVID-19 negative certificate, they will be allowed to move to booked accommodations. 
  • In case a tourist is not carrying a valid COVID-19 negative certificate, he/she will be directed to undergo testing for COVID-19 at designated testing centers / hospitals. Thereafter, they will have to go into self isolation till the test results are received. 
  • The isolation facilities will be provided by the accommodation units themselves, where the tourist made a pre-booking. 
  • Once results are received, only and if found COVID-19 negative, the tourist shall be allowed to travel outside the isolation facility. 
  • In case any tourist is found COVID-19 positive, the accommodation unit will act as per the extant protocol issued by the State Health Department. 
  • All costs for COVID-19 tests including the stay at the isolation / quarantine facilities shall be borne by the tourist themselves.

Goa is well connected by airline services to most major cities in India. All flights, national and international, to and from Goa, operate from the Goa Airport at Dabolim near the port town of Vasco-da-Gama.


All major trains are functional to and from various parts of India.

Local Transport

Public transport like cab, taxi and bus services are operational.

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all government guidelines to stay safe. We also recommend you practice good personal hygiene to stay safe as you travel.

COVID-19 Negative certificate required to enter Goa. Updated: 22 Feb 2021

In case the tourist is carrying a COVID-19 negative certificate, they will be allowed to move to booked accommodations.

All tourists will have to undergo a basic screening at the entry point. Updated: 22 Feb 2021

Any tourist exhibiting sickness or COVID-19 related symptoms upon arrival will be subjected to a COVID-19 test at designated testing centers or hospitals at the tourist's cost.

Pre-booking of accommodation has been made mandatory to vacate in Goa. Updated: 22 Feb 2021

Proof of pre-booking of accommodations (registered with the Department of Tourism) for the entire duration of the stay will be checked at the entry points.

Resorts in Goa for Family

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, The Leela Goa, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Grand Hyatt, Alila Diwa, Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa, Resort Rio, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort and many more.

Luxuriate at these classic family resorts in Goa that attract the visitors and offer a wide range of top-notch facilities, that will make your holiday a memorable one. These stellar resorts cater to everything you can expect from brilliant stays like the relaxing spa sessions, lush green views, best hospitality, and everything else that will make your family vacation comfortable.

Some of the top-notch facilities they offer include swimming pools where you can take a dip, suites where your entire family can stay together, and poolside restaurants to relish the culinary delights! Some of the most enchanting family beach resorts in goa include famous names like ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, and more such fantastic stays that will leave no stone unturned to give you the best version of amenities.

Right from the well-manicured garden where you can relax to the kids’ play area, these lavish stays are packed with everything! Apart from these, if you are looking for resorts in goa for a family that is settled away from the bustling city then you can book stays like Alila Diwa and Resort Rio!

Here are some of the best family resorts in Goa:

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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Offering five-star facilities, this resort is considered amongst the finest in this region. There are 180 exquisitely designed rooms here. The rooms have private balconies with views of the beach beyond and the manicured lawns in the premises.

There is an outdoor barbeque restaurant that lets you enjoy tasty food in an open-air ambience. You get round the clock in-room dining facilities.

The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is located in the vicinity of some major sightseeing attractions in Goa. Some of them are namely Se Cathedral, Sahakari Spice Plantation, Fort Aguada, Dona Paula Jetty, and Basilica of Bom Jesus. 

WiFi, Swimming Pool, Bar, Restaurants etc.

Starting INR 12,000

 Miramar, Panaji, Goa 403001

Distance from the Beach:
 The Miramar beach is 800 meters away from the resort.


The Leela Resort

The Leela Resort

Probably one of the best beach resorts in Goa, The Leela Goa has often been on the receiving end of a number of accolades. It occupies a 75 acre land surrounded by lush vegetation and lagoons that will make your eyes roll as you set inside this 5–star resort in Goa. With excellent hospitality and service, it is the best place in South Goa to enjoy the pristine beach and luxury.

The riverside resort boasts of 160 lagoon terraced rooms, 26 lagoon suites and 20 club suites and villas. A perfect place to amalgamate relaxation and fun, the Leela Goa hits the spot in many ways. Guests can enjoy an ayurvedic massage and yoga sessions at the spa. The resort also arranges activities like tennis, golfing, pottery making classes and sunset cruise in Goa for tourists.

The Leela Goa has also earned acclaim for its seven food and beverage options served buffet style, with cuisines ranging from local Indian dishes to Italian food. 

Amenities: Beachfront, Outdoor pool, Airport Shuttle, Free parking, Family rooms etc.

Price: Starting INR 13,000

Location: Mobor, Salcette, Cavelossim, Goa

Distance from the Beach: It takes a 6-minute walk from the beach to the resort.


Planet Hollywood Beach Resort

 Planet Hollywood Beach Resort

Located on the Utorda Beach, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort is first Planet Hollywood holiday resort to open outside the U.S.  The resort features high end luxurious accommodation in their well furnished 115 rooms which offer breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and beautifully landscaped gardens. The rooms are endowed with soft mood lighting, soothing music and a number of entertainment options.

The resort allows you a royal escape with a plethora of amenities exuding luxury beyond your imagination. For recreation, guests can engage themselves in relaxing by the outdoor pool, yoga, steam room and Jacuzzi. Indoor and outdoor activities are arranged for children between the ages of 3-12 years. Planet Dailies feature International, Far East Asian and Indian delicacies over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Heart Bar is the high energy bar where you can entertain yourself with cocktails and music.

Amenities: Beachfront, Free WiFi, Airport Shuttle, Spa and wellness, Free parking etc.

Price: Starting INR 7,600

Location: 30/3, Acsona Wado, Utorda Beach, Salcette, Goa

Distance from the Beach: The resort is a 1 minute walk from the beach.

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The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort

The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort

One of the most exquisite beach resorts in Goa, The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa is nestled on 85 acres along the immaculate Goan seashore. With a total of 255 suites, this luxury hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. The architecture takes inspiration from Baroque-Portuguese style overwhelming all the guests with rustic chandeliers, antique long-handled ceiling fans and an imposing staircase overlooking a hand-painted tile mosaic of Sao Rafael as you enter the lobby.

For adventure seekers, The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa offers water activities such as parasailing and windsurfing. If you wish to relax and unwind, then you can avail a soothing massage at Rejuve or get a sunset cruise or fishing trip arranged at the hotel. An international standard double ‘T’ 9-hole golf course is also a popular feature of The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort.

Amenities: Free WiFI, Free parking, Private beach area, Concierge services etc.

Price: Starting INR 6,000

Location:  Raj Baga, Canacona, Goa

Distance from the Beach: The resort is 4-minute walk from the beach.


Grand Hyatt Resort

Grand Hyatt Resort
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With 313 Guestrooms, including clubrooms and suites, and 7 dining areas, Grand Hyatt is one of the finest Goa Resorts that you can stay at. The resort overlooks the pristine Bambolim Bay and spreads across 28 acres of gardens and lawns.

The elegantly designed rooms are equipped with terraces, whirlpools, sea views and even separate dining areas. The restaurants serve up an array of international and Indian flavours, while the pool bar and grill make for a unique hangout spot during your stay.

Amenities: Grand Ballroom, 7 Meeting rooms and Boardrooms, Sailing Centre, 24-hour Room Service, Spa and beauty salon, Outdoor free - form pool, Indoor lap pool, Business Services.

Price: Rs. 8000 onwards

Location: P.O Goa University, Road, Bambolim, Goa 403206

Distance from the Beach: 800m from Bambolim Beach.


Alila Diwa

Alila Diwa

Indulge in an opulent affair by staying at the Alila Diwa, when you are vacationing in Goa. The magnificent resort is surrounded by paddy fields and enchants the visitors with its stylish take on traditional local décor. Situated amidst the nature’s bounty, the resort is a perfect place to spend some quality time with a beautiful view of palm tree & green farms around the resort.

The luxurious rooms are equipped with all high end amenities from where one can enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape from the private balconies. The hotel offers three dining options and a bar. Vivo offers Oriental, Indian and continental cuisine with buffet facility, Spice Studio allows you to choose from an array of Indian cuisine and popular for its seafood. Bistro offers light meals with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences with a beautiful vista of the pool. The Edge Bar is the place where one can enjoy tantalizing cocktails.

For a relaxing body massage, you can head to Spa Alila and if you want to spend some time in peace then the library is located on site.

Amenities: WiFi, Restaurant, Spa, Concierge Services, Barbecue, Sauna etc.

Price: Starting INR 10,000

Location: 48/10, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Majorda, Goa

Distance from the Beach: The resort is located 1.6 kilometer from Majorda Beach.

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Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa

Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa
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One of the few resorts in Goa to offer a salon so that you’re picture perfect all day long, Taj Holiday Village boasts of elegant Indo-Portuguese architectural heritage, Romanesque arches, pillared verandahs and sunny courtyards.

The property houses 142 suites and villas, each redefining contemporary luxury. Apart from the stately, well-furnished accommodation, there is a Thai restaurant, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a  bar. Complete with amenities and top-notch hospitality, Taj is like a piece of paradise one absolutely can’t miss!

Amenities: Yoga Pavilion, Spa, Fitness Centre, Salon, Outdoor Banquet, Conference Room, Activity Centre, Swimming Pool, Kids Pool.

Price: Rs. 14000 onwards

Location: Taj Holiday Village, Resort & Spa, Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa 403515

Distance from the Beach: 850m from Sinquerim Beach.


Resort Rio

Resort Rio

Nestled on the banks of the Baga River in Arpora, you will find the Resort Rio, one of the most luxurious resorts in Goa. It boasts of luxurious Rio deluxe, Royale classic and Royale luxury accommodations and holds the distinction of being the only resort in Goa to have 3 and 4 bedroom villas.

All connoisseurs of food would find their little culinary paradise here with so many dining options. It includes the Sweet Kaju(All Day Multi Cuisine Dining Restaurant), Jalsa (Pure Vegetarian Restaurant), Rio Café Bar, Pickled Mango (famous for Karaoke nights), Café Royale-Lounge Bar and Mamma Mia (Italian restaurant famous for pastas and pizzas).

The resort also houses the Zara Spa which is famous for unique holistic treatments through a blend of distinctive therapies. The luxury spa offers a transformational experience as you get to pamper yourself by forgetting the worries of life for a while. Otherwise the Resort Rio is famous for being the largest venue in North Goa for meeting and conferences for business personnel.

Amenities: WiFi, Parking, Airport Shuttle, Restaurant etc.

Price: Starting INR 6,300

Location: Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez, Goa, 403518, Arpora, Goa

Distance from the Beach: The resort is set 2.5 km from Bardez Baga Beach in Goa.


Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort

Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort
Featuring the fresh and vibrant aroma of lemon in the air, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort welcomes its guests to a spirited vacation. The comfort and luxury offered with cheery greetings by the staff is unbeatable as you could enjoy and relax with smart room amenities, a lively café, outdoor pool with bar and a fitness center inside the hotel complex.

The resort is furnished with 65 stunning rooms and suites with the ground floor rooms enjoying the views of the lush green garden. The six heritage rooms and suite which were housed in a century old Portuguese manor, have been restored to their original grandeur and equipped with all contemporary amenities for the travelers.

Another unique characteristic of the resort is its cultural setting celebrating the poetry, history and romance of 15th century Portugal. The resort creates a magical ambience with medieval oil paintings, artifacts, tile work and heraldry enchanting every visitor on the way. Here you will also find a business centre for official meetings, a game room to chill out, a gorgeous terrace and a garden to sit and relax enjoying the tropical views of the city.

Amenities: Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Mini Bar, Television, Breakfast etc.

Price: Starting INR 6,370

Location: Vadi, Bardez, Goa, Candolim, Goa

Distance from the Beach: It is a five minute walk (less than 1 kilometer) from Candolim Beach.

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Luxury Stay at Mayfair Resorts, Goa
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  • Experience a luxurious stay at the Mayfair Resorts, Goa with friends and family for an unparalleled experience.
  • While at Mayfair Resorts, apart from the relaxing stay you will be taken out for an enthralling sightseeing tour to Mangeshi Temple, Old Goa Church and Miramar Beach.
  • You can relax with a couple massage or a candle light dinner with a bottle of wine with your partner.
  • The resort has special packages for luxurious and honeymoon stays.
  • Complimentary Goa Airport / Madgaon railway station transfer by sharing on fixed departures.
  • Meals are also provided in this package
  • The stay is available at Double Occupancy

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ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa
Marking its place in the list of amazing family resorts in goa ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is an excellent selection for a vacation. The lush green 45 acres of land with 6 dining options and 32 elegantly built Portuguese style rooms, this place is a holiday kingdom!

The interiors of the resorts are well-polished and the facilities it provides will just make your vacation even more comfortable. This is a village-style resort and the views from here are truly impressive!

Amenities: Wifi access, Tennis court, Gym, Outdoor pool, Play area, Restaurant, Bar, 24 hours room service, Free -Parking, Spa

Price: Starting from INR 11,000 per night

Location: Arossim, Beach, Cansaulim, Goa 403712

Santana Beach Resort

Santana Beach Resort
Sprawling on a leafy land of about 2 acres, the Santana Beach Resort is an ideal one in the array of family beach resorts in goa. There something for every family member here, the kids can play in the kid’s zones and the couples can enjoy the spa options it offers.

The rooms of the resort are well-ventilated and the proximity to the major attractions of the city like the Fort Aguada, beaches, and many other places make it an excellent stay option!

Amenities: In house-restaurant, Spa, Flat-screen TVs and Minibars in room, 24 clock room service, Parking, Wifi, Spa, Kid-friendly, Swimming pool

Price: Starting from INR 2700 per night

Location: Shop No. P-1-2, Quinta Costa Frias Complex, Dando, Candolim, Bardez, Goa 403515
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Beleza by the Beach Resort

Beleza by the Beach Resort
Set on the shiny sands Betalbatim Beach the Beleza by the beach is one of the best resorts in goa for a family holiday! This scenic resort overlooks the Arabian sea and it caters to a plush of top-class facilities.

The most striking feature of the resort is the comfort it offers along with the finest quality of seafood at its inhouse restaurant. The interiors of the resort give a classic touch and are ideal for family getaways!

Amenities: Restaurant, Beach access, Shops and bars in the vicinity, Gym, Bar, Air-conditioned villas, Parking, Wifi, Spa, Kids play area, Outdoor swimming pool

Price: Starting from INR 2,200 per night.

Location: Colva Beach, Thondwaddo, Betalbatim, Goa 403708

Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort
Laidback vibes, lush green environs, and exceptional fusion of serenity is what makes Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort is! This resort tops the list of family resorts in goa and is set with the palm-lined gardens.

The resort features exclusively designed 181 rooms that are spread over 20 acres of land with swaying palms. The resort has 5 options for in-house dine-in and is located right in the heart of Goa making it an excellent option for a family as well as business trips!

Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Roomservice, Parking, Wifi, Spa, Kid-friendly, Swimming pool

Price: Starting from INR 64,000 per night

Location: Cavelossim Beach, GOA, Goa 403731

Azaya Beach Resort

Azaya Beach Resort
Featuring the Portuguese past, the Azaya Beach Resort Goa reflects the elegant Portuguese designed rooms and suites. With 114 such rooms, the visitor can select the best one for their vacation.

This is an ideal resort for family vacations as it throws private pool parties, has comfortable rooms, and spacious decks where you can relax. This is indeed one of the best resorts in goa for family and you must not miss a chance on booking it for a staycation!

Amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Roomservice, 24 hours hot/cold water, Kitchenette in rooms, Free Parking, Internet access, Kid-friendly, Swimming pool with private party arrangements

Price: Starting from INR 3,000 per night.

Location: 336/0, Village Calwaddo, Benaulim, Goa 403716
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Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the falls which happens to be around 100 kms. Bus they provide are very comfortable and AC will also be sufficient to beat the heat of sultry Goa. We also covered a landmark church of Goa enroute. They will give you around 15 20 mins to get that holy feel. Once we reached the venue we were given time to have breakfast, meanwhile the guide arranged tickets for the whole group and settled us up in the bolero which takes you from there further. It was again a Splendid journey of 45 mins through mahavir national park where you will cross several streams also. Pure off roading and adventurous experience. From the parking u have to walk for 5 mins to finally reach the destination which, you undoubtedly will feel deserving enough to have travelled for. Such a sublime scene and cool clear water with fishes around you will quench all the tiredness you might have had after traveelinh to several beaches. You get around 1.5 hours in total after final parking out of which for bathing you will get around 45 mins. Caution : please travel with good non slippery shoes as the rocks are too slippery and carelessness might get fatal. No worries though, you wont drown as they will provide you with life jackets so a good news for non swimmers. Post bath again you will be taken back and be served with complimentary lunch in goan style which is quite palatable. Then a short spice plantation tour followed by a return drop to the reapective pick up points. The trip will end in North Goa around 6 evening. ps : If you have time on your goa trip, do visit this place and thrillophilia is definitely a good option to consider coz it will wave off your trip organisational headache.
03 February 2020
Superb cycling experience, it was just the 3 of us including the guide and we were able to complete the trip real fast. The bird sanctuary is where we took most of the pics. We went off road through the forest area as well and we could find the railway lines located there. Couple of steep ups and downs which made cycling challenging. The total distance would be 30 kms. Best I've ever cycled
An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.
12 December 2015
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
06 December 2019
Goa is famous for its beaches and its parties but amid all the chaos of Goa, this is one soul-soothing experience. This a must-do activity and should be part of any goa itinerary. A 01-hour long cruise journey will give you immense memories.
07 March 2021
Very Good
Overall experience was good Ambience was Owesome 10/10 Location was good 6/10 Fod was ok 4/10
06 March 2021
Very Good
Overall experience was good. Ambience was great and romantic 10/10 Location was good 7/10 Food was ok ok 4/10
18 February 2021
Abeer Arsiwala Cycling at Chorao Island
Had an amazing morning with the best people! Rohan and his team are amazing hosts and if you are looking to cycle along scenic views and connect with some good folks- you should definitely try this!
"good trip....dudhsagar was good, lunch provided was too good, spice plantation was not that good as I come from kerala all are same spices what i see at home, so was not that great for me.... overall its a good experience.. "
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  1. Which part of Goa is best for a family stay?

    The most happening part of Goa with all the lively clubs and restaurants in North Goa and this is the reason it is the best part to stay in. Moreover, Baga and Calangute are the prime locations in North Goa that are just perfect for families.
  2. Which are the best beach resorts in Goa to stay with family?

    If you are here you spend some quality time with your family then these are some of the best stay options you can pick:

    1. Azaya Beach Resort Goa:
    Showcasing a blend of Portuguese architecture and stellar interiors, the Azaya Beach Resort Goa is one of the best resorts in Goa for families. 

    2. SinQ Prive:
    Famed as the amazing hotelier chain this one is one of the best stays in Goa. The striking feature of the resort is the rooftop jacuzzi where you can relax and grab a few drinks.

    3. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort:
    It is located on Utorda beach and has 115 well-furnished rooms with kids play area and several other top-class facilities that make it an amazing selection for families. 

    4. Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort:
    Packed with 181 well-equipped rooms this resort is best for the family holidays as easy access to the beach and striking landscapes right from the window panes make it the best choice.
  3. Do any family resorts in Goa have a pool?

    A vacation is always incomplete without a pool and if this is what you are looking for then check out these stays:

    1. Goa Marriott Rest & Spa:
    A tastefully designed resort with more than 180 well-appointed rooms, lawns, and classic backdrops of the state capital Panaji, this is an excellent resort. It even has a spa and in-house restaurant where you can relish meals or just take a dip in its lavish pool.

    2. The Leela Goa:
    There is no better place in Goa where you can have an amazing poolside party right in the comfort of your resort. Be it the pool access or the best version of facilities, here you can have all at once.

    3. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort:
    Taking its inspiration from Baroque-Portuguese style, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort is one of the most exquisite beach resorts in Goa. It sprawls over 85 acres and has 255 suites where you can relax with your family.

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