Luxury beach escape at the Leela Kempinski Goa

Take a generous helping of South Indian temple tradition, add a colourful slice of Portuguese heritage and throw in all the luxury you could wish for. The result is a rather gorgeous five-star resort.

Arranged across 75 acres of colourful gardens, the Leela Kempinski is the perfect place to unwind. Choose from 186 sumptuous rooms and suites, including the beautiful lagoon suites, which recreate the Portuguese villa that Goa is famous for, each decked out with elegant furniture and equipped with DVD and CD player, Wi-Fi and plenty of room to spread yourself out.

And of course, there’s the beach. Over six miles of pristine sand bordered by the Arabian Sea, which you’ll pretty much have to yourself. Of course, you might just prefer to plonk yourself by the pool, with a cool drink in hand.

If you fancy filling your day with something a little more active, you could always make a beeline for the superb 12-hole golf course to perfect your swing, or head out on a cruise to meet the local dolphins. And if you’re looking for a genuine dose of local culture, why not pay a visit to the nearby fishing village that lines the Sal River, and get a fascinating insight into everyday Goan life.

Come the evening, you’ll have four restaurants to choose from serving up fresh local fish, delicious curries and international dishes. The ideal end to the perfect day. And best of all, you’ll get to do it all again tomorrow.

The Inside Word

We Love...

A long, lazy day lying on the secluded beach with a good book, followed by freshly caught grilled fish at the seafood grill beach restaurant. It’s what Goa is all about.

Indulge Yourself...

With a full-body Ayurvedic massage at the spa. Whether you’re looking to smooth away those nine-to-five knots or simply want to be pampered (because you deserve it), the in-house Ayurvedic doctor and expert team of therapists can advise on a treatment to do the trick. After that, you could head to The Club, where your butler will take care of every need (see ‘Don’t Forget’, below).

Time for Action...

Beach volleyball, cycling, tennis? Swimming or croquet (phew!)? Even if you’re one of those people who can’t sit still, you’d be hard pushed to exhaust all the facilities on offer here. Golf lesson anyone?

Learn Something New…

History lessons don’t come more colourful than this. Wander the back streets of nearby villages and explore the influence that Portuguese culture had on everything here from beautiful villas and public buildings, to the tasty dishes on the menu at many restaurants. Goa is a melting pot of cultural influences, both Christian and Hindu, and it’s all here waiting to be discovered by you.

Experience a Taste of...

Fresh fish curry. Seafood straight from the fisherman’s boat, mixed with coconut, chillies, coriander, cumin and many more delicious spices. This is what Goa is famous for, but there are also some wonderful Portuguese-influenced dishes too, like tamreal de porco (pork stew). Whatever your taste, there are some great restaurants at the Leela Goa, the signature eatery being Jamavar, which sits 80 guests in lavish comfort, all intricate wood screens and antique Jamavar shawls. Or try Susegado, a relaxed beach restaurant named after a phrase meaning “relax and live a little” in the local Konkani language.  

For Children...

Youngsters are well catered for, too, with an on-site activity centre and swimming pool specially designed for little ones.

Flying Time From The UK

Around nine hours to Mumbai, followed by a one-hour internal flight to Goa.

The Last Word

Leela Goa is a luxury beach escape offering the perfect mix of relaxed atmosphere for those looking to unwind and excellent facilities if you want to let off steam.

Don't Forget

The Club at Leela Kempinski Goa. This is where luxury gets taken to the next level: 15 club suites set apart in a secluded area of the resort, with flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, complimentary mini bars and a butler on demand. A number of suites even have private pools and outdoor showers. Think of it as a luxury hotel within a luxury hotel.

Why not combine your stay at Leela Kempinski with a stopover in Mumbai? We can tailor make any escape to suit your requirements, so if you wish to add some pre or post Goa arrangements in Mumbai or any other part of India then just let us know.

Price From

£1,150 to £2,920 per person, based on two sharing a Pavillion Room for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and transfers & £1680 to £5680 per person based on two sharing a Club Suite for the same duration with the same inclusions.

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  • The exclusive club concept
  • Choice of three restaurants
  • The spa’s extensive Ayurvedic treatments
  • Lagoon suites
  • Spacious beach with privacy aplenty

When to Escape

October to March

Six months of temperate weather, dry with temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius, ideal for sunworshippers.

December and January

Winter can bring chilly nights.

April and May

Heat and Humidity build up towards the monsoon season.

June to September

Monsoon season, expect tropical showers.

“Staying at the Leela Kempinski in Goa added a wonderful touch of luxury to the end of our tour in Rajasthan. We stayed in a club suite, which was beautifully designed and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Truly relaxing.”

Lidia R. London.

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