North Goa Calling
Who can ever get too much of North Goa, the revelry capital of India! So on your millionth trip there the next time, choose from our pick of 5 budget stays and max the fun.
1.Brisa Do Mar
Cost per person per night: Starts at Rs. 1,375
Stroll 10 min. away from the sun-kissed sands of Vagator beach and find yourself at this quaint Goan-Portuguese mansion. Though a no-frills homestay, Brisa Do Mar has spacious, well-ventilated rooms with basic and modern facilities. You can choose to stay at either the Non-AC Deluxe Room, AC Standard Room or AC Deluxe Room.
Surrounded by well-maintained gardens and a big tiled courtyard, Brisa Do Mar’s warm vibes make you feel right at home. While there’s no in-house restaurant, the neighbourhood has plenty of good eateries. You’ll love its location, whether you are looking for a vibrant or laidback stay. You have easy access to the beach, the Saturday Night Market at Arpora and the Flea Market at Anjuna. Even the party hotspot, Disco Valley, is close by. So in a way, the water sports, shopping, partying scene is all a stone’s throw away. And in case you want to just chill, sit back and soak in the serenity of the place.
Cost per night: Starts at Rs. 2,750
Capacity: 2 Guests Per Room
Conveniences: Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Housekeeping
Where: Ozran Beach Road,Opp. Football Ground, Small Vagator, Goa 403509
Contact: +91 83222 74320
2. Hotel Viva Baga
Cost per person per night: Rs. 1,200
You usually say North Goa and Tito’s in the same breath. So wouldn’t it be great if you are just 5 mins. away from one of Goa’s insanely popular hangouts? Check into Hotel Viva Baga and you’ll feel sorted. Make countless trips to Baga Beach on foot and play with the sun, sand and sea.
Stay rest assured, your time at Hotel Viva Baga will be nice and comfortable. The rooms here are fairly big, clean, well-maintained and come with the required amenities. If you’d like to spend some time relaxing in a balcony, then choose a room that has one. Moreover, you’ll be happy with the service as well. The staff is polite, friendly and ever ready to help. Ensuring that your stay is really pleasant.
Cost per night: Rs. 8,437
Capacity: 7 Guests
Conveniences: Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Breakfast, Free Parking, Airport Shuttle
Where: Calangute Baga Main Road, Opp. Cafe Coffee Day, Khobra Vaddo, Bardez, Calangute, Goa 403516
Contact: +91 90282 78198
3. Westwood Residence
Cost per person per night: Rs. 740
It’s not every day that you find a hotel that’s easy on the budget yet offers so much. Westwood Residence is that surprise package! Spacious rooms with a balcony, terrace with a swimming pool, casino, garden, shared lounge and a bar. Now what’s there not to like.
Aren’t you already picturing yourself having a great time here? Enjoying the view from the balcony while you unwind or taking a dip in the swimming pool or trying your luck at the casino. If at any point you feel like tuning into the real world, simply pick up a newspaper from the business centre. You can set out to explore Goa, as Calangute is just 8 kms. and Panaji is 9 kms. away.
Have a taste of North Goa, while you enjoy the hospitality of Westwood Residence. You’ll find this combination quite charming.
Cost per night: Rs. 2,950
Capacity: 4 Guests
Conveniences: Swimming Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Bar, Free Parking
Where: 264/80 Alto Savleo Pilerne Bardez, Mapusa, Goa 403114
Contact: +91 90280 97245
4. Coco’s Resort
Cost per person per night: Starts at Rs. 600
Add a dash of the unconventional to your Goa trip. Stay in a tent at Coco’s Resort. It’s a wow-inspiring resort, situated just 1.3 kms. from Vagator beach and 1.4 kms. from Chapora fort.
The stay options at this resort make you want them all. How do you pick! There’s the AC Luxury Tent and AC Deluxe Tent. All the tents offer unmatched luxury with an airy and bright ambience. In addition to the tents, there are spacious standard and deluxe rooms as well as a family room.
The extended patio invites you to unwind and enjoy the pool view. On the other hand, the pool invites you to have a relaxing dip in its cool water. You choose.
There’s a 24-hr café bar where you can savour mouth-watering Indian, Oriental and Continental cuisines as well as heady cocktails. And then, there’s music and live performance to get you grooving.
Lap up all the fun you can have here. It’ll also give you loads to share on your Instagram stories.
Cost per night: Starts at Rs. 1,200
Capacity: 2 Guests
Conveniences: Swimming Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Breakfast, Bar, Free Parking
Where: 379 A Chapora Road , Vagator, Goa 403579
Contact: +91 91468 43002
5. Shail Wooden Villas – Jungle Huts
Cost per person per night: Starts at Rs. 670
Stretching-for-miles coastline. Soft sands. Cool breeze. What a mesmerising ambience Arambol has! And the best way to enjoy it is to stay at a beach hut. Plan your stay at Shail Wooden Villas, live in a rustic yet luxurious way and soak in the beauty of Arambol.
The huts are comfortable with the basic necessities available. The place has a super vibrant vibe and you’ll instantly take to it. While you stay here, you can savour the delicious seafood, sunset parties by the beach, bonfire, beach games, idyllic walks and lots more.
Shail Wooden Villas has a great location. It allows you to conveniently explore famous destinations like Drum Circle, Sweet Water Lake and the night market. There are several other attractive spots in the vicinity for you to spend your time.
Some stays let you absorb the true essence of a place, and Shail Wooden Villas does just that when you are in North Goa.
Cost per night: Starts at Rs. 1,344
Capacity: 2 Guests
Conveniences: Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Restaurant, Bar, Beachfront, Free Parking
Where: 446 Maitrey, Bhatwadi Korgao, Near Jungle Dance Cafe, Pernem, Arambol, Goa 403512
Contact: +91 92844 52262