Entertainment and attractions abound in Goa
Best known for its 63 miles of white-sand beaches along the Arabian Sea, Goa also boasts a rich historical past with ancient attractions. From our property in Goa, guests can enjoy eco-friendly tours and visits to world-famous spice plantations. Those feeling a little more adventurous can trek out to sites like the Dudsagar Waterfalls or experience one of the area's exciting open-air nightclubs.
While today a jail, Aquada was originally built in 1612 to protect the city by controlling entry to River Mandovi. Only 10 km north of Panaji, the fort boasts the first lighthouse in Asia.
Goa State Museum
Browse Christian art, Hindu and Jain sculptures and bronzes and paintings from all over India at this museum.
The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Built in 1541 and 26 miles from the city, the church sits atop Altinho Panaji.
Stretching 7 km alongside Candolim, Calangute is the most popular beach in Goa and is 15 km from Panaji.
Rivaling Calangute, Colva Beach is the pride of Salcete and only about 6 km from Margao.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
To see an example of Jesuit architecture, visit this church built in 1594. The most precious relic of the church is the remains of Saint Francis Xavier.
Claimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, Palolem is rarely crowded and is only 37 km from Margao.
Travel just 40 km from Margao to see this intricately carved, wooden temple of Sri Mallikarjunaor Lord Shiva.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva at Priol and 400 years old, this temple is 10 km from Old Goa. While it is the most impressive, several other temples are scattered nearby.
The Dudsagar Waterfalls, 55 km from Margao, is one of the most extraordinary natural sites in Goa, making it popular with trekkers and tourists.