Santiago Beach Resort

Within walking distance of the beach and close to bars and restaurants, the Santiago Hotel is the perfect base if you’re looking to explore the best of Goa.

A pool sits at the centre of the hotel’s grounds. It’s curved and sinks into a terrace dotted with sunloungers. Plus, the restaurant here is poolside, so you’ll never need to worry about going hungry or missing a meal.

In the evening, the bar serves cocktails, beer and wine. There’s also live music every other night, so there’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay.

Overview of Calangute

When you head on a holiday to Goa, you’ll soon discover that the beaches are the stars of the show. From sunbathing to paragliding, you’ll find plenty going on here, and you’ll discover beach shacks right on the sand selling authentic cuisines.

In the evening, the beaches transform into lively nightlife destinations. Morning, noon and night, the beach is the place to be in Goa. Thankfully, when you stay at the Santiago Beach Resort, you’ll have two within a 10-minute walk.

Away from the beaches, there’s a unique blend of history and culture in this region that was under Portuguese rule until 1961. And the cuisine and architecture reflects this fusion of influences. All of this is just waiting to be explored.

Things to do in Goa

The Santiago Beach Resort is a short walk from Calangute Beach and Baga Beach, so you can make the most of Goa’s famous sands. Plus, the hotel is surrounded by restaurants and shops, giving you the best of both worlds on the doorstep.

Calangute has a reputation as a dynamic town, offering everything from relaxing beach days to adrenaline-pumping water sports and plenty of party potential. In Calangute, hundreds of restaurants serve everything from pizza to Thai food.

Calangute’s Tibetan Market is a particularly popular spot with holidaymakers. Prepare to haggle for a bargain whether you’re looking for jewellery, scarves or ornamental teapots.

The blend of cultures, influences and cuisines make a holiday to Goa unique. One thing’s for certain, once you lay your eyes on the golden shores, you’ll never want to leave.

Resort Summary

Some of the most upbeat parties, sublime beach days and adventures under the hot Goa sun take place at Baga Beach. Lapped by the Arabian Sea and carpeted with vanilla-pale sand that crumbles like flour between your fingertips, you’ll only need to be here for a matter of minutes before you realise why Baga Beach continues to draw the crowds.

Colour and vitality touch everything the grand sun shines on around here, from the rainbow of boats in the bay and bobbing in the water, to the carnival-style banners, flags and bunting that garland every corner. Beach kiosks selling snacks and drinks are joined by watersports stores and troupes of tourists from every corner of the world, while further inland, rolling fields and forgotten trails entice your inner explorer into making the most of every moment you spend here.