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The Leela, Goa
Why we like it
- Every room and suite has a balcony or patio
- The Leela is surrounded by 75 acres of tropical palm groves, peaceful lagoons and a wonderful sandy beach
- Dining options span three restaurants serving Goan and international cuisine
- The spa offers Ayurvedic treatments
- The main outdoor pool is surrounded by palms and sun decks, whilst a children's pool is nearby
- Other facilities and activities include bars and lounges, a gymnasium, croquet, cycling, a 12 hole, par 3 golf course, tennis courts and, on the beach, a wide variety of water sports
The 12 hole golf course has wonderful views of the ocean.
The intention of the India trip was to catch-up with some rest and to see some of the more beautiful sights. Some travelling with lots of rest in-between. The itinerary perfectly matched our needs!! A big thanks for putting it together and with little input getting the balance right.
- GM, Essex
The hotel's 206 plush rooms and suites are dotted through 75 acres of lush gardens and sparkling lagoons. All are spacious, elegantly furnished and come with central air conditioning, colour TV with satellite channels, DVD players and CD players and wireless internet connectivity. Their private balconies are ideal spots in which to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or a romantic dinner. All rooms have lagoon views except the Royal Villas and Presidential Suite, which face the ocean and overlook the 12 hole, par 3 golf course.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
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Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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