Kid-friendly resorts in Goa for the perfect family vacation


Holiday planning means a different thing altogether when you have kids for company. Along with your enjoyment and fun, you have to keep in mind that your kids are having fun too. When in Goa it’s all about beaches and booze but with kids you have to make sure that the hotel/resort you book offer some facilities for the kids as well. Nowadays, the resorts are ensuring that there are enough activities to keep your kids occupied may it be in terms of the gaming zone or a kids area or outdoor games. So, if you want to have a great family time, check out these places in Goa where you can have fun with your little ones.

Courtesy: Grand Hyatt, Goa

Photo of Grand Hyatt Goa, Aldeia de Goa, Bambolim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This luxurious property ensures that you and your little ones have a great time when you are staying with Hyatt. This property in Goa is spread across 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns. The resort offers a range of recreational activities within the resort for the adventure lovers as well as for the little ones.

What's so special: From craft activities to play stations, all the toddler activities are covered at Camp Hyatt. Head over to the adventure park for an adrenaline rush. There is an array of adventurous and exciting activities, including wall-climbing, aqua-zorbing, soccer, archery, zip-line, flying fox, wild-web rope course, cycling, functional training and boot camp. Camp Hyatt is a kid’s centre to enjoy fun-filled activities. You can leave your children here for a fun day of pottery, crafts, yoga or dance sessions and more much. So, just sit back and relax.

Where is it: Bambolim, North Goa, Goa- 403206

Cost for two: Rs. 17,000(approx.)

Courtesy: Alila Diwa, Goa

Photo of Alila Diwa Goa, Pacheco Vaddo, Majorda, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

Alila Diwa Goa, a 5-star deluxe resort in Goa brings a unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes away from Goa Dabolim International Airport.

What's so special: This boutique resort in Majorda has enough activities to keep your tiny tots busy. Read a book, book a massage,soak in bathtub, catch up on long conversation,reconnect with you kids and make them feel special. The kids can take a dip in the kids pool or just go enjoy in the kids zone. If you are done with games, you can also watch a movie in the movie theatre with your kids within the premises of the resort. There is also a teen activity area to keep the teenagers occupied where there are video games, table football or just laze around in comfy bean bags. The best part is while holidaying at Alila Diwa Goa, your little ones can go for the heart of the house tour of the hotel. Little ones can relax after an energetic fun-filled day and enjoy a body massage at Spa Alila. The kids will be amazed at how the sheets are laundered and they can also try their hand at taking an in-room dining order. They also organize summer camps for the kids during the summer break. Good exposure for the kids definitely!!

Where is it: 48/10, Adao Waddo, Majorda, Goa- 403713

Cost for two: Rs.15,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Photo of Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar, Panaji, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

The 5-star Goa Marriott Resort & Spa features classy accommodation and outstanding amenities. Make the most of your family time revelling in the beauty of Goa at this resort right in front of Miramar beach.

What's so special: This property boasts a kiddy pool, a park on its lawns, and a kids play area with play stations, ice-hockey and foosball facilities. If you and kids are both board game lovers, head out for a game of ludo, scrabble or chess and bond with your children over some food and games. The best part about this place is that there is a separate menu for the junior diners which of course is kids friendly. Kids also receive a smiley mug on their arrival. If you are a parent to a teenager, make the most of the beach just outside the hotel. You can choose from a range of activities, including fishing or cycling along the beach.

Where is it: Miramar, Panaji, Goa-403001

Cost for two: Rs.16,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: Resort Rio

Photo of Resort Rio, Bardez, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This property is a luxury deluxe spa resort in north Goa nestled on the banks of the baga river in Arpora. Apart from its architecture and hospitality, the place offers a safe loving atmosphere for your little ones.

What's so special: They have separate kids club called hoya kids club where kids can enjoy activities that are centred on age-appropriate learning with different activities for kids belonging to different age groups. If you are visiting this place at a special time for some festivals, you are in for some great time. The place gives due attention to the enjoyment of the kids with in-house activities like some workshops for kids, karaoke night, team activities which involve both parents and kids, summer camps and other indoor and outdoor activities.

Where is it: Near Baga Beach, Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez, Goa 403518

Cost for two: Rs. 6,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: Cidade De Goa

Photo of Cidade de Goa, Panaji, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This beautiful resort sitting on vainguinim Beach in Panaji, offers 2 outdoor pools and a quaint portuguese village ambience. It is a 5-minute drive from Dona Paula Jetty.

What's so special: The resort is always ready to welcome the little ones. There is something for everyone at this resort. The kids can select from a wide range of activities that encompass sandcastle building competition, beach cricket, beach volleyball, tennis, cooking demonstrations, magic show and a whole lot more. There are indoor activities like table tennis, badminton, pool table, carrom, gaming, board games, playstation and much more. Also, outdoor activities like volleyball, football and giant chess where you can enjoy with your complete family. Kids have a separate pool to splash around in and enjoy in a child-friendly environment. They can also bounce around in the outdoor playing area with an assortment of swings, seesaws, the beach and more. Kids can also enjoy a special menu crafted from them and lastly the kidade room, where they can enjoy various games. The babysitting facility is also available. So, while you pamper yourself with luxury, your kids are pampered with exceptional care.

Where is it: Vainguinim Beach Goa

Cost for two: Rs. 12,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: Club Mahindra, Goa

Photo of Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, South Goa, Salcete, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

The property is located amidst a picturesque and splendid backdrop in South Goa. Complete with stunning views and comfortable rooms, it allows tourists a chance to unwind amidst serenity and beauty. The resort packs a host of amenities aimed at making your family retreat a memorable one.

What's so special: The resort also provides numerous indoor and outdoor activities for children which is why kids love this resort so dearly. The beach scene includes a range of activities for kids such as the banana boat rides, paragliding, cruising on a motorboat, snorkelling and jet skiing. With so much excitement and thrill, your kids are going to love their time outdoors. There is also a ‘Fun Zone' where you and your kids can actively engage in some board games and a wide range of video games. For times when your kids wish to go for a swim, there's the resort's delightful swimming pool. Enjoy a variety of pool games while you and your kids take a dip in the pool. If you are in a mood to cycle, there is a cycling track also on the premises for the kids.

Where is it: Pedda, Uttor Doxi, Varca, South Goa, Salcete, Goa 403721

Cost for two: Rs. 8,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: The Leela, Goa

Photo of The Leela Goa, Cavelossim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

India's only beach and riverside luxury resort. This beautiful property in Panaji is located just 3kms from miramar beach. The hotel is brilliant in every aspect – it is lovely, large and has a beautiful beach.

What's so special: The hotel has a kids club (children need to be over 5 to be left unsupervised), there is a kids pool so that while you take a dip the kids can also splash some water & have fun. You can even borrow books and films from here and enjoy on playstation. Feel free to call for prams, child car seats, baby cots or special bedding, kid-sized bathrobes, baby bathtubs and toiletries. A kiddie menu is kept at the restaurant and is also available for room service.

Where is it: Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa 403731

Cost for two: Rs. 21,000 (approx.)

Courtesy: Vivanta by Taj

Photo of Vivanta Panaji, Goa, Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Santa Inez, Panaji, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This beautiful property located in the city centre, the modern Vivanta by Taj, Panaji enjoys beautiful views of the mandovi River and altinho Hill. This property has one of the best locations and is a complete value for money. Taj is known for its hospitality and they have taken one step ahead whilst giving special treatment to the kids.

What's so special: A program called kids@taj is specially designed for the guests of tomorrow. The young guests are pampered with tailor-made experiences. These experiences range from exploring the destination, engaging in exciting activities for all age groups. Kids receive their trademark activity passport which is a perfect memento to take back home with exciting hobbies and adventures. The hotel offers a kids special dining menu. There are certain activities that can be customised according to the kids preference as well.

Where is it: D. B. Bandodkar Road, MG Road Goa- 403001

Cost for two: Rs. 10,000 (approx.)

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