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Geography

No other destination can compete with the Pearl of the Orient in terms of natural beauty and tranquil beaches that collaboratively provide you with an out of the world holiday experience. Frequently known as Queen of the Beaches, Goa is located on the western coast of India, surrounded by Maharashtra in the north, Karnataka in the east and south, and the Arabian Sea in the west.

Background

The state has a great historical significance as well, as it has been ruled by a number of dynasties. But the major influence that can be seen even today in every aspect of Goan life belongs to the Portuguese who ruled for over 450 years in Goa till 1961. The place was entitled as Tourist Paradise since the hippies started visiting its beautiful beaches frequently in the late 60s for fun and frill and partying. They were also interested in watching the unique scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of Goa temples, churches and old houses. They were overwhelmed by the rich culture and hospitality of Goa. Being an easily accessible place by sea, Goa witnessed a number of races, religions, and cultures of different countries and continents. Therefore, it evolved with a unique multi,hued and distinctive lifestyle. Lord Parashuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is credited for the creation of Goa according to the Hindu mythologies. Initially a Hindu society, Goa today comprises a major population of Christians and Muslims as well. While visiting Goa, you can see the factor of Unity in vast Diversity in festivals, food, outfits and every aspect of social life here. You can enjoy a pleasant tropical atmosphere because of the vast Arabian Sea in the west and seven major rivers and their estuaries in the interiors of Goa. Palm coconut,fringed beaches, white sands, crashing sea waves, beautiful Sahyadri Hills and a number of water sports and other adventurous activities make it a perfect destination for memorable holidays. Tourists from the world visit this place frequently for water,sport activities and to try out the exotic seafood and Portuguese specialties. Goan beaches are categorized into Crowded Beaches, Party Beaches, Adventure Beaches and Isolated Beaches serving every kind of whim. But Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It attracts tourists for its traditional cultures, unique history and some of the most beautiful natural sceneries that India has to offer.

Destination Weddings in Goa

Dreaming of a destination wedding is something that is not even a unique choice anymore with all the fancy stuff we see on our silver screens. The grand wedding that Aditi had in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is something that left an imprint on all of our minds. With television shows like Band Baaja Baaraat and Big Fat Wedding telecasting entire weddings from how the couple met, their families and backgrounds, wedding planning, etc, there is no way you cannot imagine yourself there. If youve loved beaches and imagined living by one or if you want to fill your wedding with the soothing and inspiring Boho beach vibes, a destination wedding in Goa is the thing for you. This trip to Goa wont be a usual one as this time will be about your big day. Lets begin by planning where in Goa first so you can choose from the resorts or hotels available in and around the place. We have curated a list of best wedding destinations in Goa for you to choose from, pick wisely from the top wedding venues in Goa.

Alila Diwa, Goa

Taking its influence from Indonesian architecture, guests will discover high,beamed wooden ceilings, open,air courtyards and water features, giving this hotel a serene, zen,like ambience. This unique charm is even further enhanced by Alila Diwa Goas well,manicured gardens filled with bamboo, palms and flowering frangipani trees. Alila Diwas striking infinity pool sits in an elevated position overlooking lush paddy fields, where guests can relax and unwind on the sun terraces listening to the gentle sound of swaying palms, or cool off from the hot Indian sun on one of the pools sunken loungers. Alternatively, why not head down to Majorda Beach to sink your feet into the golden sand? Spread over two buildings, the hotels spacious rooms are elegantly decorated in a minimalistic style, with soft neutral fabrics and elegant lattice shutters. Large freestanding bathtubs are the real focal point here, really adding to the sense of grandeur that Alila Diwa Goa exudes. A great choice for food lovers, an extensive range of fine dining experiences are offered at this hotel, one highlight being the spice studio, where youll discover some authentic Goan cuisine and heritage Indian dishes. You can also let the hotels award,winning chef take you on a journey of the senses at the Alila cookery masterclass, where youll learn to cook Goan specialities using traditional techniques.

Distance from Airport , 12 KM
Travel time , 30 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 153
Deluxe , 118
Suites , 35
Swimming pool , 2
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Ballroom 1 , 150 Pax
Ballroom 2 , 150 Pax
Board Room 1 , 42 Pax
Board Room 2 , 30 Pax
Meeting Room 1 , 100 Pax
Meeting Room 2 , 150 Pax
Event Centre Lawn , 350 Pax

The Zuri White Sands Resort and Casino, Goa

The very mention of Goa, brings to mind serene beaches with the turquoise ocean water touching the shores lazily and also the Goan culture well known throughout the world. A land of rich and mystical heritage, Goa attracts people from all walks of life, be it the lone backpacker, the luxury vacationer or a businessman on a work trip. The sun,kissed beaches and the serene blue seas are only part of the Goan fable. Walk through the meandering lanes and youll see a vibrant way of life, colourful and carefree in its nature. Goa thrives year,round, attracting people from all around the world. A reflection of everything Goan, The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort and Casino is one of the Best Beach Resorts in Goa, A fact evident by the awards it has won, on account of being a much sought,after luxury beach resort. Varca, the picturesque beach on which the resort is located, is a place that offers privacy and solitude and an authentic Goan experience. Spread across 37 acres, the resort is indeed a paradise, replete with a long pool, spectacular sea,facing Goan,style luxury rooms and a wide gamut of cuisine, ranging from authentic Goan to European and Pan,Asian cuisine. Dunes, a favourite amongst our guests, has the distinction of being the only Resort in Goa.

Distance from Airport , 30 KM
Travel time , 57 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 158
Deluxe , 154
Suites , 4
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Horizon , 800 Pax
Unicorn , 400 Pax
Oyster 1 , 120 Pax
Oyster 2 , 40 Pax
Oyster 3 , 12 Pax

Grand Hyatt Resort, Goa

Grand Hyatt Goa is an enchanting destination resort and spa set on the calm waters of Bambolim Bay in North Goa, seven km from the capital of Panaji and 25 km from Dabolim Airport. Inspired by a 17th century Indo,Portuguese palace, the resort is spread over 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the waters edge. Grand Hyatt Goa presents spectacular views from several of its rooms, suites and restaurants. With a wide selection of authentic cuisines and flavours from different parts of the world, the resorts several restaurants welcome guests with the traditional warmth of a Goan residence. An extensive spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Camp Hyatt facilities for kids offer a complete recreational and wellness experience for couples, friends and the entire family throughout the year.

Distance from Airport , 21 KM
Travel time , 32 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 313
Deluxe , 297
Suites , 16
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Grand Ballroom , 1200 Pax
SalaoGround Level , 400 Pax
SalaoLevel 1 , 150 Pax
Board Room 1 , 14 Pax
Board Room 2 , 14 Pax
Atrium , 400 Pax
Terrace , 350 Pax
Lawn , 1000 Pax

Goa Marriott Resort and Spa

Set on the edge of the Miramar Beach in Goa, India, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa offers picturesque views of the Arabian Sea and Mandovi River. Our hotel provides upscale accommodations with resort services and warm award,winning hospitality. Stay with us and enjoy a luxurious well,appointed guest room or suite with a sweeping view of our hotel garden or the sparkling bay. Taste the many flavors of India and the world in our restaurants and bars, including a swim,up bar in our outdoor pool. Treat yourself to pampering at our spa, take a yoga class at our 24,hour fitness center or simply relax in a hammock. Our elegant indoor and outdoor venues offer the perfect setting for business events and weddings, with customized catering and personalized service.

Distance from Airport , 21 KM
Travel time , 32 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 187
Deluxe , 179
Suites , 8
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 5 Lounge and Bar , 2 Parking , 100

Event Venues

Grand Ballroom , 330 Pax
Salon 1 , 80 Pax
Salon 2 , 80 Pax
Salon 3 , 120 Pax
Aparanta , 40 Pax
Govapuri , 40 Pax
Sindabur , 40 Pax
Nelkinda , 40 Pax
Kulagar , 100 Pax

ITC Grand Goa Resort

Nestled in serene south Goa, amidst lush 45 acres of landscaped gardens, swaying coconut palms and shimmering lagoons , the ITC Grand Goa, with direct access to the pristine Arossim beach, provides all the ingredients for an invigorating or intimate relaxed getaway. This beach,side, village,styled resorts architecture draws inspiration from the Indo,Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure thats infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more , promising a truly immersive experience.

Distance from Airport , 16 KM
Travel time , 29 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 252
Deluxe , 237
Suites ,15
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 6
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100
Event Venues

Salcete Ballroom , 320 Pax
Salcete A , 110 Pax
Salcete B , 130 Pax
Salcete C , 110 Pax
Colva , 40 Pax
Loutolim , 40 Pax
Benaulim , 40 Pax
Cansaulim , 50 Pax
Seaside Lawns , 600 Pax

Holiday Inn Resort Cavelossim, Goa

Located on the picturesque Mobor beach in South Goa with direct beach access. The Holiday Inn Resort Goa offers hotel accommodation that is a unique blend of traditional Goan and contemporary architecture. Our 203 rooms and suites offer comfort and serenity combined with modern amenities with an option of a garden view pool view or sea view with attached balconies. When travelling for a family retreat take advantage of the game room kids playground and activity zone or just unwind at the outdoor pool and revitalize at the Spa Villa offering multiple ayurvedic treatments.Experience a choice of Indian and International cuisines at Mardi Gras Our 24 hour Coffee shop. Rediscover the ethnic flavors of the Far East at the exquisite Whispers of the Orient or try out our wood fired pizzas at the Mediterranean restaurant Fig and Olive. The lobby level bar SunDowner offers a relaxing view of the Goan sunset or have an exciting evening at our beach side restaurant Beach Grill offering a huge selection of freshly caught fish cooked to perfection

Distance from Airport , 35 KM
Travel time , 58 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 203
Deluxe , 199
Suites , 4
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 4
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Grand Ballroom , 750 Pax
Carnival , 100 Pax
Woto , 100 Pax
The Fig and Olive , 1500 Pax
Beachside Lawn , 1500 Pax
Lawn Of Bridge , 1500 Pax

Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa, Goa

Romantic, Charming, Vibrant. It has history woven in its walls. This is where royalty, heads of government agencies and the biggest celebrities are known to frequent. The first luxury hotel in Goa. The picturesque settings create a fantastic backdrop for the entire experience along with the nouvelle restaurants and the Jiva spa. Soak in a space that showcases the spirit of Goa. Explore the horizon as you look over the waters of the pool, beyond the 16th century ramparts of the Portuguese Fort, and wave back to the tide as it works its way across the Arabian Sea, to greet the Sinquerim beach. Expect the best in world cuisine. The nouvelle restaurants showcase the master craftsmanship of our seasoned Chefs who would tease your palate with their epicurean delights

Distance from Airport , 40 KM
Travel time , 66 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 145
Deluxe , 121
Suites , 24
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Aguada Ballroom , 180 Pax
Bay View Point , 800 Pax
Fish Tail , 120 Pax
Sunset Point , 50 Pax

The Leela Cavelossim, Goa

Combine the opulence and luxury of 5 star hotels, The Leela Goa with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining making it the finest 5 star hotels in Goa. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

Distance from Airport , 38 KM
Travel time , 60 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 206
Deluxe , 140
Suites , 66
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 6
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Aparanta Ballroom , 400 Pax
Hampi Conference Room , 200 Pax
Badami Boardroom , 20 Pax
Bidar Boardroom , 30 Pax
Leela Gardens , 600 Pax
Beachside , 400 Pax
Aparanta Lawn , 100 Pax

Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim

Radisson Blu Resort Goa has comfortably furnished rooms and suites with a variety of amenities from express laundry service and LCD television to high,speed Internet access and rain showers. It features four dining experiences, including an all,day dining restaurant and an exclusive lounge bar. With 4,000 square metres of event space for product launches to weddings, the hotel is the ideal venue for a memorable event, blending grandeur and style with easy planning and attentive service.

Distance from Airport , 37 KM
Travel time , 55 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 132
Deluxe , 126
Suites , 6
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Lisboa , 500 Pax
Lisboa Pre Function , 250 Pax
Multi Function Hall , 350 Pax
Porto , 90 Pax
Porto Pre Function , 100 Pax
Boardroom , 10 Pax
Haystack , 600 Pax
Algarve , 150 Pax

Cidade De Goa

Ready to experience one of Goas best kept secrets? Just 10 minutes from the capital city of Panjim, Cidade de Goa is spread across 40 acres and nestled along the tranquil Vainguinim beach, close to Dona Paula. Within it youll discover a world of welcoming hospitality. The impeccably furnished rooms are equipped with every possible amenity and great sea views. Our Master Chefs will delight you with multiple cuisines in Cidades array of restaurants. The fun shines brighter here with a range of water sports, beach games, indoor activities and kids facilities. Clube Saude has its own state of the art gymnasium and offers an array of Swedish body massages and holistic ayurvedic treatments. Come, experience the best that Goa has to offer at Cidade.

Distance from Airport , 25 KM
Travel time , 45 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 205
Deluxe , 185
Suites , 20
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 7
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Ultramar , 17 Pax
Sala De Banquete , 150 Pax
Grande Sala , 500 Pax
Zuari Lawns , 500 Pax
Dekhni Lawn , 100 Pax
Sunset Lawn , 400 Pax
Harmonia , 40 Pax
Mandovi Lawn , 1500 Pax
Poolside Lawn , 100 Pax

The Lalit Golf Resort and Spa, Goa

The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa is located on the Raj Baga beach in Canacona, Goa. It is surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain range, is located close to the Talpone river and offers a view of the Arabian sea. The resort has Baroque,Portuguese style architecture and landscaped gardens. The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa includes a double,tee 9,hole links golf course. It operates 263 rooms and suites and offers over 32,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space. The resort offers recreational facilities for customers and includes a sports complex. The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa operates five restaurants, namely, Canacona, Cortas, Gazebo, OKO and Veri Feni, which offer various cuisines. The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa won the best golf resort, India award at the International Hotel Awards for Asia Pacific in 2013. In 2016, the resort received the Trinitys Goan Hospitality Award of Excellence in the best 5,star wedding destination South and best 5,star horticulturalist and landscaping South categories and the Award of Notable Achievement in the best 5,star with exotic cuisine restaurants South and best 5,star FandB manager South categories. Cortas, a beach shack serving Goan cuisine, received the 2015 best shack food award from The Times Food Awards for the year 2015 in 2014.

Distance from Airport , 25 KM
Travel time , 45 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 253
Deluxe , 202
Suites , 41
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Braganza , 500 Pax
Vasco , 50 Pax
Afonso , 30 Pax
Raj Baga , 240 Pax
Fransisco , 250 Pax
Tapone , 50 Pax
Board Room , 12 Pax

Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa, Goa

The Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa is the perfect place for a tranquil retreat surrounded by the pristine beaches and exotic tropical beauty that Goa , the land of sun, sea and sand , is known for. The rooms of this 5,star property are beautifully designed to reflect the by,gone Portuguese era. Tradition seamlessly blends in with all the comforts of modern day luxury to make for a highly relaxing and comfortable stay. Step out onto a private balcony overlooking the Arabian Sea and the beautifully landscaped swimming pool. With impeccable service standards, water sport activities and luxurious spa treatments, The Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa is a delight for business and leisure travelers alike.

Distance from Airport , 15 KM
Travel time , 25 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 107
Deluxe , 103
Suites , 4
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Regency , 175 Pax
Mallika , 125 Pax
Poolside , 800 Pax
Seafront Lawn , 1500 Pax
Aquatica Lawn , 500 Pax
Sea Mist Lawn , 500 Pax

Novotel Goa Candolim

Novotel Goa Candolim is conveniently located on Candolim Road, just 500 metres from the gorgeous Candolim Beach. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. Strategically located on the buzzing high street of Candolim, clubs and nightspots lie a few minutes from the hotel. The Square , all day multicuisine restaurant with live cooking on display. The Little Place TLP , Pizzeria and Bakery serves Napoli Pizzas and Jaffles with a twist. Guests can avail our complimentary beach shuttle to the Candolim beach where you feel the wind in your hair and the sand in your toes. Happy Place where young guests enter a fun world of discovery with interesting activities to keep these minds busy. A well,equipped gym for the fitness enthusiasts, with car rentals available if you wish to explore Goa. We can help you make every occasion special across multiple dining and banquet venues available within the Resort.

Distance from Airport , 39 KM
Travel time , 62 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 149
Deluxe , 140
Suites , 9
Swimming pool , 3
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues

Lotus Ballroom , 600 Pax
Iris , 100 Pax
Ivy , 120 Pax
Tulip , 75 Pax
Meeting Room 1 , 10 Pax
Meeting Room 2 , 10 Pax



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