December is the best time to visit Goa - a beautiful place gifted with some of the most breathtaking beaches in India, a pleasant climate, lots of greenery and some amazing places to binge & chill. With the daily temperature ranging from 20 to 22 degrees celsius, Goa comes to life in December when most other parts of the country (especially North and Northeast) are freezing to death!
Regardless of whether you're keen on trying some new water sports or wish to explore the wilderness of Goa, or maybe just chill on the beaches or party all night - there's no point in procrastinating! As the month of December embraces all festivities and celebrations, how about planning a vacay to Goa?
We've compiled a list of our favourite AirBnbs oozing with luxury in this party-paradise, and we're sure you'll fall in love with all of them!
A little bit of indulgence is never bad. If you're heading to Goa and in the mood to experience a quaint luxurious stay, then this is the best option for you! A gorgeous villa with 3 bedrooms and a ready-to-use kitchenette, a courtyard, and lush green surroundings can be a perfect place for a staycation with your fam-jam.
Simple forms, open floor plans, minimal interior walls, modest storage areas, and an emphasis on views and daylight are defining characteristics of this minimalist villa. The rugged charm of exposed plaster walls and a flagstone floor was inspired by Portuguese styling, while colorful tiled meeting nooks and cute chalk murals showcase local creativity.
Close to Baga Beach, the villa is just a short walk away from the hustle and bustle.
Cost: 24,500 INR for entire villa/night (Can accommodate 8 adults and 2 kids)
This luxury penthouse is located in the quaint village of Nerul, overlooking paddy fields and the Nerul River. It has a sprawling bedroom with stunning views and an en-suite bathroom. There is also a sleek and well-styled kitchen with all modern amenities and is fully equipped with all the essentials. The best part of this penthouse is the gorgeous plunge pool, for your private use, and a lovely and spacious terrace to enjoy those amazing sunsets. If you are planning a perfect romantic getaway, then you can consider booking this place.
The peaceful neighborhood of Nerul is surrounded by the tourist villages of Sinquerim and Candolim which makes it a well-known tourist spot too. The central yet private location of the penthouse makes it an ideal place to relax and unwind with easy access to all the main tourist attractions.
Cost: 13,580 INR/night for 2
The word 'susegad' is derived from the Portuguese word 'sossegado' meaning quiet, it is often viewed as the relaxed, laid-back attitude towards life that is said to have existed historically in Goa, a former Portuguese territory. Once you reach this place, you'd know why Casa Caisua is called a susegad village house! Located close to Vagator Beach, nestled right in the middle of the village, this villa is set amidst a private orchard, entrenched with multiple tales that have been revived to resonate in today’s time. This century-old house has been carefully restored in a sensitive manner, keeping the charm of the original structure intact.
The villa comprises a large, loft-style bedroom suite, with the main bedroom, a loft, and a large bathroom that leads to an open-to-sky shower. It also has a front verandah and a rear pavilion overlooking the orchard. An outhouse alongside the villa houses a private fully equipped kitchen and a caretaker’s quarter. This Villa is ideal for 2-3 persons and offers a series of semi-open spaces that engage the landscape apart from the indoor living spaces.
Cost: 13,694 INR/night for the entire villa
Spend a few days in a gorgeous villa in North Goa, set amidst a 5-star property compound (DoubleTree by Hilton - Arpora), and unwind amidst nature. This cozy furnished villa has its own entrance and private outdoor area overlooks the lush green landscaped garden and you can enjoy the lake view from the first-floor balcony. The sunrise views are too good to be missed out - so make sure to wake a little early to see the first rays of the sun, painting the horizon.
You can get a scooty and head off to the popular places in North Goa. It's a short drive of 10 minutes to Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach making it a surfers paradise. There are tons of cafes around this property, to sit and chill.
Cost: 11,126 INR/night for entire villa
Perched above on a gentle cliff, enveloped by lush vegetation on one side and boasting of panoramic sea views on the other, this property promises you a getaway to remember. Feel the warm sea breeze brush against you as you enjoy your breakfast or explore your pristine surroundings on foot. Located in the famed town of Dona Paula, this property is has a perfect blend of functionality with timeless luxury.
The place is conveniently located near many 5 star properties and nice uncrowded beaches. The location allows access to both the North and the South parts of Goa and there are plenty of food services one can order from. Overall, if you want to stay away from crowded tourist destinations but still want to be able to access them, this is a great option. If you're thinking of a workation, then you can simply spend your days sitting on the balcony with your laptop, watching the blue waters!
Cost: 13,600 INR/night for entire apartment (6 adults can be accommodated)
Get ready for a dreamy holiday in Goa, as you unwind at this 80-year-old Portuguese villa, set in a sleepy Goan village and lovingly restored. With an abandoned boat that's now turned into an outdoor bed, a huge mango tree overpowering the garden, a pristine lily pond, and delicious seafood for your meals - this place will definitely treat you with the best. Sit on the porch at night, and you'll get to spot a zillion stars on a clear day. The dining area features a chic log wood dining table with ethnic wooden benches and planter chairs in the verandah to capture a tropical feel of the place.
The villa is located in Chorao, a river island that houses the only bird sanctuary in Goa. It’s known for its beautiful drives and is extremely popular with cyclists and nature enthusiasts. Despite being an island, Chorao has several roads and river access and is very easy to get to. Surely, if you're looking forward to an offbeat experience, you should spend a day or two at this property.
Cost: 13,000 INR/night for 4
Pocket-friendly AirBnB stays for those who are planning a budget trip!
if someone is looking for a hideout in a serene place full of birds chirping, greenery, and just natural beauty then this is a place for it. Located in South Goa, close to Palolem Beach, this property has a rustic look and feel. Beautifully designed, this place is a must-visit for artists, digital nomads, and people who follow a minimal lifestyle.
Soak in the sun while sitting out, enjoy drinking fresh tender coconut water and walk down to the beach if you feel like! Well, this place is meant for a staycation, where you can simply relax and unwind, soaking in the bliss of nature.
Cost: 2600 INR/night for 2
Book a room at this boutique property, situated right on the beautiful Mandrem Beach, surrounded by tropical trees and a traditional Goan fishing village. All the rooms have an ensuite bathroom, an attached balcony, and a sofa-cum bed for children to sleep on. The resort is situated directly on the beach, so whilst you cannot see the sea from your room, you can hear it.
Relax and unwind in the boutique-designed bedroom, swim in our natural stone build pool, and soak up the slower pace of the Mandrem fishing village. There's a gorgeous beachfront restaurant where breakfast is served.
Cost: 5,400 INR/night for 2 adults and one child
Located on Agonda beach, these serene cottages are known to be one of the best beachfront properties, offering luxurious stays with stunning sea views. All cottages are equipped with air conditioning, a desk to work, a wardrobe, super comfortable mattresses in the king-size double beds, and a spacious private bathroom. There's a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine as well as a bar.
It's a perfect option for those who are planning for a long-term workation in Goa.
Cost: 4400 INR/night for 2
This property has a gorgeously secluded group of beach bungalows in the lush green surroundings and peaceful serene environment of Agonda beach in South Goa, with beautiful rooms with nice Bali style touch with a hint of Indian architecture. You will undoubtedly witness stunning sunsets, dolphins jumping very close to the shore, turtles nesting, and the peaceful magic of Agonda.
If you're looking for a retreat, rather than a party-styled holiday in Goa, then the host can arrange excursions for you by boat or taxi to the turtle sanctuary, and many other secret beaches some of which are only accessible by boats.
Cost: 7800 INR/night for 2
A minimalist property, this hut is surrounded by cashew and coconut trees, a water stream, and diverse flora & fauna. The hut is built with natural materials like bamboo and recycled wood. You can start the morning with a yoga class, enjoying the calm awakening of the jungle surrounded by coconut trees, beautiful birds, and some friendly monkeys. There is an attached outdoor bathroom equipped with a western toilet and shower.
You can head to Agonda Beach, which is just about a kilometer away.
Cost: 2600 INR/night for 2
A perfect option for a budget staycation, these apartments are located in Sangolda, which is known as the heritage village of Goa. Located just 10-12 minutes away from Candolim, Calangute & Baga beach as well as from Panjim city, the apartment is suited for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms are tastefully furnished, offering a comfortable stay with stunning views.
There's a large ensuite bedroom, living and dining room with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, an additional guest bathroom as well as a cozy private sit-out area. The apartment complex also has a swimming pool that can be accessed by the guest.
Cost: 3000 INR/night for 2
The property is located in a friendly close-knit neighborhood and is a 10-minute walk away from the beautiful Benaulim beach with restaurants and grocery stores in the vicinity. The room is furnished with modern Portuguese-style furniture with all the amenities one would need for a relaxing stay as well as for travelers on the go.
It is perfect for someone looking to experience authentic Goan village life. The area isn't very crowded and noisy and has its natural beauty intact.
Cost: 3000 INR/night for 2
Enjoy your stay at a Portuguese villa, with an old-world charm, topped up with modern furnishings. You will have a large hall to relax, a spacious portico balcony to enjoy the outdoors, two bedrooms, and two washrooms with geysers, and a dining area. There's a fully-equipped kitchen as well, which can be used by the guests.
Make the most of your evenings, sit on the laidback chairs placed on the front porch and relax, watching the coconut palms sway in the wind. The place is very well located next to the popular Candolim Road which heads up to all the popular locations, and the inner Mapusa-Panjim road for any farther off escapades.
Cost: 3500 INR/night for 4
This property is a perfect getaway for couples, a group of friends or a family of up to 4 people. Located in the middle of the city of Porvorim and very close to the famous Mall de Goa, all popular places in North Goa are at a distance of approx 5-10 km. Offering a luxurious stay with a gorgeous valley view from the balcony, this place has its own living area, bedroom with attached bathroom and there's a café in the ground floor, from where you can order food.
If you're a nature lover or bird watcher, you'll have a good time sitting in the balcony, spotting some unique species. You can ask for binoculars from the hosts as well.
Cost: 5000 INR/night for 4
Pick a place that suits your budget, and wrap up 2021 with amazing holiday this December!