The Leela Goa
Sandwiched between South Goa
's Mobor Beach and the Sal River, not far from where the two meet, the Leela Goa is a luxurious—but not overly glitzy—beachfront resort. Along with a couple hundred beautiful rooms and villas, all with balconies (and many with views out over the hotel's private lagoon), there’s an Ayurvedic spa offering traditional treatments coupled with yoga, meditation, and even Reiki, and a 12-hole golf course that spans nine grassy acres out to the sea. The Leela also boasts some of the best dining options to be found in this part of the state. The two restaurants that really stand out here are Jamavar, which features rich cuisine from across India (including some spicy Goan specialties, such as tangy prawn balchão), and the aptly named Riverside, an Italian affair with views out over the river and a solid wine list.