Aldeia Santa Rita , Goa
In gardens across from Calangute Beach and the Arabian Sea, this laid-back hotel is 8 km from both the Mumbai - Goa Highway, and the 17th-century Portuguese lighthouse and fortress at Fort Aguada.
Providing balconies with sea or pool views, the relaxed rooms have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, along with safes, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available. Kids age 5 and under stay at no charge with an adult.
Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There's a warm restaurant with a poolside terrace and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool, a playground, a fitness room and a spa.