Weary from your routine or just in need of a quick getaway from the stressful citylife? Or maybe you just find beach resorts too mainstream. Perhaps it’s time to look eastwards.
Although Goa is remembered for its beautiful beaches, there’s a fair share of serene nature and eco resorts too in Goa. The aroma of the western ghats and the mist; the wholesome and tempting hills are just something else all together, there’s just so much worth seeing.
Here’s a list of some breathtaking Resorts in the lap of Goa’s Nature.
Prainha – Resort by the Sea, Donapaula, Goa
Wake up to the sound of lapping waves and birds chirping as a Goan paradise awaits at Prainha Resort in Doanpaula, Goa. A Serene resort nestled on a secluded cove in North Goa, this quiet retreat is the best place to enjoy the classic sun, sand and sea of Goa but in a tranquil environment. They also have special Portuguese styled Madeira Cottages overlooking the expanse of Arabian sea. Designed in harmony with the natural environment, you can luxuriate in the privacy of the resort’s beachfront rooms and cottages.
Per night rate: Rs. 4,000 ($60) – Rs. 8,000 ($120)
Contact No: 0832 245 3882
Address : Donapaula Jetty Road, Near SBI, Dona Paula, Goa, India
Wildernest Nature Resort & Spa, Chorla, Goa
Wildernest in Goa is a Nature Resort that is located in the Swapnagandha valley, off Sankhali at a distance of 48 kms from Panjim.
The Resort is set amidst a thick expanse of forest tracts at 800mtrs above sea level, overlooking the Vazra falls and the entire panoramic view of Goa.
The resort offers 16 eco-huts with king sized bed, wardrobe, well connected phone and internal systems, and a spacious bathroom and toilet. Did we mention that you can also book a private swimming pool? And not just a normal pool, it’s the most beautiful infinity pool from where you can catch the mighty Dudhsagar falls and the hills around it.
Per night rate: Rs. 6,000 ($100) – Rs. 8000 ($140)
Contact No: 0831-420-7194/ 08314207954
Address : Off Sanquelim, Chorla Ghat, Chorla, Goa
Shangri La Jungle Village Resort, Karwar
Shangri La is a fictional word coined by British author James Hilton. It describes a mystical, remote paradise on earth. Fortunately this resort is far from mythical.
Nestled deep in the forests of the Western Ghats at Anmod, along the Goa-Karnataka border. Shangri La embraces you in the arms of nature with its quaint & rustic settings, ideal for a soothing getaway, it offers the perfect blend of adventure & repose
They also have a massive pond for Kayaking.
Price per night: Rs. 7000 ($110)
Contact No : 0838-325-1111
Address : Off NH-4A, Vatala, Karnataka (Close to Goa-Karnataka border)
Dudhsagar Spa Resort, Goa
Dudhsagar Spa Resort is an exceptional accommodating option amidst lush greenery of forest. If you love nature and the thick canopy of the forest, then this place is for you.
You can blissfully to trek in the morning and lazily relax at the lounge once you retire after the said trek. The relaxing massage is often accommodated by the chirping of birds.
But that’s not all, the famous Dudhsagar waterfall is just a few kilometers away.
Price per night : Rs. 1500 ($25) – Rs 4000 ($60)
Contact No : 0832-261-2391
Address : Near Mollem Check post, Mollem, Goa
Swapnagandha Nature Resort, Chorla, Goa
The real reason one might want to get here is for the location.
The Swapnagandha Valley is one of the few actively protected and managed eco-sensitive areas in India and is home of a variety of Flora and Fauna.
Leopards, Wild Boar and Bisons are well known to be spotted in these parts. This eco resort in Goa has 8 valley facing cottages and all rooms have sit out facing the valley.
The resort also organizes Goan cultural shows in the evenings. The pool however is the only reason one really HAS to go here. Its nothing like anything.
Per night rate : Rs 8000 ($130) – Rs 10000 ($150)
Contact No : 0934-111-2721
Address : Off Sankhali, Chorla Ghats, Goa
Natures Nest Resort, Tambdi Surla, Goa
This place isn’t called nature’s ‘nest’ for nothing. The surrounding forest is well known for its wide variety of birds. It’s no wonder that Bhagwan Mahavir Bird Sanctuary is also located right next to this resort. The place gives you ample of opportunities to see and photograph a variety of birds native to the western ghats. It’s a well maintained and great for a group as well as families.
The birding guides / naturalists have good knowledge of the topography and the birds. The property itself is host to a variety of birds such as the vernal hanging parrot, red whiskered bulbul, crimson backed sunbird, loten’s sunbird, flame throated bulbul, white rumped shama etc.
Contact No : 097642 61711/ 09923754664
Address : Tambdi Surla, Sancordem, North Goa
Per night rate : Rs 2200 ($35) – Rs 15,000 ($240)
La Mangrove Eco Retreat, Galgibaga, Goa
This eco-friendly, reclusive accommodation is all about the chilled-out romantic getaway . Solo travellers will also love it here. The accommodation is in tipis (cone shaped tents), creating an added layer of cosiness and romance.
Each tipi is on a raised platform with its own attached outside bathroom, an open sky shower, a sink and a washroom There’s a relaxing river-side lounge facing the mangroves. Don’t expect air-conditioned luxury but do expect absolute privacy. This river-side paradise is located close to Turtle Beach in Galgibag in the southernmost part of Goa.
Contact No. 0840-8086-365
Address : Galgibaga Beach Rd, Goa
Price per night : Rs. 4000 ($65)
Stone water Eco Resort, Vasco, Goa
This unique beachfront Eco resort has wooden chalets with stunning views of the Arabian sea to wake up to every morning.
You’ll find yourself wrapped in solitude and feel like time has frozen, while you’re trapped in beautiful surroundings. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, a spa where you can enjoy a Balinese massage and an in-house restaurant to make your time away from a hectic urban life complete.
Bookings are open from October to March only and the airport is also just a few kilometers away.
Contact No. : 8888-282828
Address : Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem Beach, Vasco da Gama, Goa
Price per night : Rs. 6000 ( $100)
Ashiyana Yoga and Spa village, Mandrem, Goa
Ashiyana means ‘home’ in hindi, a home away from home to be precise. The Ashiyana resort is set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna and close to the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the north of Goa. This retreat Village has been designed to help you to feel as comfortable, connected and relaxed as possible, providing you with the opportunity to disconnect and meditate outdoors.
There is also a spa and massage parlour that is handled by professional massagers. You can also choose to indulge in some very unique Aroma Therapy or Yoga sessions organised by the in-house trainers.
Address : Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa
Contact No: 098504 01714
Per night rate : Rs 3300 ($50) – Rs 12,000 ( $220)
Plan a stay at these resorts and enjoy the nature’s beauty. Comment below and share your experiences.