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The Leela Goa
Goa, IndiaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At The Leela Goa
Privacy seekers flock to the secluded Leela Goa, ideally situated on a pristine swath of sand between Western India's River Sal and the Arabian Sea.
To find the Leela Goa among the clutch of hotels along Goa's palm tree-lined stretch of sand, keep an eye out for a pair of carved-stone elephants that will greet you in the lobby; they're the first hint what you'll discover at this secluded escape along India's western coast. Then there's the architecture—a mix of colonial Portuguese, Indian, and Mediterranean design elements—and balconies overlooking the River Sal and private plunge pools. Unlike many of the nearby hideaways, the Leela has all the requisite luxury amenities, too. Garden walkways will lead you to a 12-hole golf course, an Ayurvedic-focused spa, and the white-sand beach where parasailing and windsurfing are favorite activities.
Seek out horticultural manager Mario Mesquita, who tends to the Leela's lush 75-acre grounds and happily doles out expert gardening advice.
Keep an eye out for Betty, a particularly outgoing member of the migratory flock of egrets that live in the estuary waters near the hotel.
Arrive at Dabolim Domestic Airport (GOI) which is approximately 24 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 60 minutes of travel time.Mobor Beach, Goa, Cavelossim, India
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Beach Access
- 24-hour Casino
- Yoga Sessions
- Golf Course
- Business Center
- Floodlit Tennis Courts
- Concierge Service
- Souvenir Shop
- Kids' Activities Center
- Kids Pool
- Entertainment Lounge
- Personal Butler
- Outdoor Showers
- Private Plunge Pools
- Private Balconies
- Luxury Amenities
- Three Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- Afternoon Tea
- In-Room Dining
Why We Love Goa
On India's west coast, travelers find rugged beaches, Portuguese-inspired architecture, and a handful of impeccable hideaways.
Whispering Palms Road and Beach Road, Candolim.
Dinner for two $17.
Where to Drink: In keeping with Goa's reputation for fun, revelers sip cocktails in the outdoor lounge at Café Mambo, which rocks early into the next morning with hip-hop, salsa, and retro beats.
Tito Lane, Bago.
Drinks for two $15.
Best Day Trip: Beginners and experts alike can book an excursion with Barracuda Diving to check out barracuda and angelfish and swim with bottle-nosed dolphins.
Why Go Now
September 19-20, 2012
On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha's birthday, locals chant and parade throughout the region to submerge statues of the elephant-headed deity in the sea.
From mid-October through mid-December Goans celebrate Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, to mark the end of the harvest season.