The Leela Goa
South Goa, Goa, India
At a Glance
The Leela Goa is situated in the quieter south Goa and boasts 216 rooms and suites
The hotel boasts a verdant 12-hole golf course within the grounds
Dining on fine Italian cuisine, overlooking the tranquil Sal River decorated with floating candles
The Leela Spa has an emphasis on Ayurvedic treatments
A golf buggy on call to chauffeur you around the 75 pristine acres of hotel grounds should you need
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The monsoon season begins around June, when the hot temperatures of summer are cooled with an influx of clouds and rain. On average, the hottest months of the year are April and May. The best time to visit Goa is between late October and early April. The peak tourist season is from mid-December to mid-January, when the weather is near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going beyond 32°C.
To start planning your holiday to The Leela Goa
The Leela Goa is a luxurious beach resort tucked away in the much less developed South Goa and is set in landscaped tropical gardens. It offers a contemporary feel combined with influences from Goa's Portuguese past, and south India's Vijayanagara Empire.
The Leela Goa offers exceptional standards of both comfort and service. With 216 rooms and suites in total, it also boasts a Deluxe Club Wing offering exceptional standards with some rooms providing private pools. Most of the rooms have balconies overlooking the lagoon, and all offer the latest modern amenities.
The Club Wing is set to one side of the property offering a sense of privacy and exclusivity with a private butler service and the highest levels of service. There are seven dining and bar options at the Leela, offering a multitude of culinary delights.
The hotel has a delightful 12 hole golf course in its grounds – also a range of other activities from watersports to tennis courts. For families, the hotel offers a kids swimming pool, a Kids Club, baby cots, and baby sitting services.
Reflecting Goa’s unique mix of Eastern and Western traditions, The Spa offers massages and treatments from around the world including Ayurveda, as well as yoga, steam rooms, saunas and a fully equipped gym.
In short, the Leela is set in a delightful location in South Goa, offering the highest levels of service and standards and is a excellent choice for a final stay on a wider Indian itinerary, or as a destination in itself.
The Leela offers 216 rooms and suites, ranging in size and boasting different views. The Club suites in particular benefit from private balconies which feature partial views over the 12-hole golf course and to the sea beyond.
Children are welcome at The Leela Goa. Baby sitting is available along with a kids pool and baby cots. Children's activities at the Kid's Club include balloon painting, pizza making, treasure hunts, stories and quizzes, Play Station games and cartoon films.
There are six restaurants at The Leela Goa, making it a fabulous option for foodies. Head to The Restaurant for breakfast, this all-day dining restaurant serves up flavours from all over the world. Jamavar is definitely a highlight, a Indian speciality restaurant. Riverside is a fine dining restaurant, whilst Susegado is a more casual beachside grill restaurant. There is also a lounge bar and poolside bar for light refreshments during the day.
Guests staying at The Leela Goa can make use of the spa and beauty salon, enjoy golf, tennis, badminton, croquet and use of the children's activity centre. Local attractions in Goa include the Mahavir and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuaries, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church and other landmark churches and temples.
Daniel Smith (Staff)
The Leela is quite possibly the best luxury hotel in Goa offering the best rooms, service and cuisine on all counts. We adore the club wing, which offer a more private experience. It is ideal for those wanting a few days after a tour of India, or just as a week long beach break from the UK. No beaches in Goa can compare with those in the Maldives, Seychelles or Thailand - the beach forms part of a vast long stretch and is not private to the hotel.
Location & directions
South Goa, Goa, India
The Leela Goa is located on Cavelossim Beach and spreads across 75-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the southern tip of Goa.
How to get there
Fly into Goa's Dabolim Airport via Mumbai. The Leela Goa is a 45-minute drive away.