Best hotels in Baga Beach
This vibrant resort at the end of a long beach has a scattering of large hotels that provide all the facilities you could wish for on your Goa holidays. As you can imagine, many of these hotels are placed right on the edge of Baga Beach‘s sand but others provide tranquil, rural surroundings just minutes away. You can choose to stay close to the main street so it’s stumbling distance back from the techno clubs or further away to enjoy more peace.
As the name suggests, this colonial-style hotel has a white exterior with intricate balconies and dark wood furnishings inside. Right on the edge of the beach and seconds away from the resort centre, the location is ultra-convenient. The Colonia Santa Maria has two outdoor pools, with a snack bar nearby, a fitness room and Ayurvedic health centre, plus a restaurant serving international and local cuisine.
Set away from the main centre of Baga Beach, the Lagoa Azul resort is in a rural area with woodlands and its namesake brilliant blue lake. You can catch the regular shuttle bus service into Baga for the beach and the bars and restaurants of the town. However, with the hotel’s TABLA restaurant serving Indian and western cuisine with views over the Baga River and lagoon, you may not venture out much. Adding to the offering are two pools, each with snack bars, a mini-gym, beauty and massage parlour.
You might not feel it when you’re by the pool with views over countryside, salt lakes and wild birds, but this hotel is just minutes from both the beach and Baga centre. Eating at the Lakefield restaurant you can try Indian, Continental or Chinese cuisine plus there’s evening entertainment laid on, including karaoke, DJs and live music. The games room and spa provide either fun or relaxation depending on your mood, or simply walk into busy Baga Beach for loads to do.
Just 300 metres from Baga Beach, and even closer to some local market stalls, Keys Ronil Resort allows you to unwind and be close to the action. It has two pools and a restaurant for poolside terrace dining, serving a range of cuisines. Either settle in at night at the lounge bar with pool table and TV or enjoy the frequent evening entertainment with dance performances and live music. Plus there’s the option of bustling Baga’s booming nightlife scene.
Crisply laid out in a pallet of black, white, orange and red, the Santiago Hotel offers big rooms, each with a balcony, and excels in its food and drink offering. One and a half kilometres from the beach, and half that to the town centre, the hotel has a pool that its Las Masalas restaurant overlooks, serving Continental, Asian, Goan and Indian cuisine. Plus there’s an open-air Thai restaurant with its own bar and a second bar on the roof no less.