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Find the perfect hotel Whether you are a first-time visitor, or searching for something different for your next trip, we are here to help find the perfect hotel or multi-centre combination for you. Beach hotels – making the most of Goa’s striking coastline, many of the hotels in our collection lie on or close to the state’s finest beaches. Some of our favourite beachfront properties include the sought-after Ramada Caravela (pages 44-45), the spacious Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village (page 24) and the charming family-run Chalston Beach Resort (page 31).

Hotel classifications As a developing country, hotels, service levels and gradings in India cannot be compared to those in European destinations, although the top end of the market is world class. We have therefore created our own rating system to grade our hotels, illustrated by a lotus flower. A flower outline illustrates a midway grade.

The luxury experience – as destination specialists, we have personally selected the finest and most luxurious properties in Goa. From the palatial elegance of the Taj Exotica (pages 40-41), to the opulence that awaits you at The Leela (pages 38-39), our Luxury Collection will not disappoint the most discerning of travellers.

5 Deluxe / 5 – The Leela, Taj Exotica, Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Alila Diwa, Grand Hyatt Goa, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

Unique and Boutique – a collection of individual properties offering unique experiences in this diverse state, from the beautifully converted Portuguese heritage homes of Sol de Goa (pages 22-23) and the Panjim Inn (page 35) to the stunning hideaway retreat of Nilaya Hermitage (pages 20-21), set on a hillside amidst the Goan jungle. Spa Hotels – whether you want to spend a whole week pampering yourself or are looking for just a couple of treatments during your stay, there are some fantastic spa hotels in Goa, including, the elegant Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa (page 42) and the lavish Grand Hyatt Goa (page 33). Tailormade itineraries – ideal if you cannot choose between regions or wish to experience more of the enchanting Indian subcontinent, we can tailormake the perfect trip for you. Our knowledgeable UK staff have the understanding and expertise necessary to advise you on your perfect tailormade holiday. Get some inspiration from our multi-centre suggestions on pages 48-49 or learn more about our more adventurous India Tours on pages 50-51.

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Boutique – Sol de Goa, Nilaya Hermitage, Acron Waterfront Resort 4½/4 – Ramada Caravela, Cidade de Goa, Country Inn & Suites Candolim, Fortune Select Regina, Holiday Inn Beach Resort 3½ / 3 2½

– Sonesta Inns, Acacia Palms, Aldeia Santa Rita – Chalston Beach Resort, Marinha Dourada

Panjim Inn and Casa Anjuna do not have a grading attributed to them. We consider these properties to have unique features and hard to classify despite offering comfortable accommodation. We are also pleased to offer a number of ‘Exclusive to Us’ hotels within our programme. These are hotels that no other UK operator features in their brochure. We provide detailed information on our hotel pages with further details on our website to help you make the right choice. Our dedicated reservations team will be happy to discuss in more detail which hotel best suits your requirements.

For more information or to book online visit GoaExperience.co.uk

The Goa Experience. November 2016 - October 2017  
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