Best Dona Paula Resorts To Live Close To An Urban Legend


Dona Paula is a nice and quiet village located just a few kilometres away from Panjim city. It is situated on the sea stretch that spans from Panaji to Dona Paula. The place is home to several tourist attractions like Odxel beach, Dona Paula jetty, and Raj Bhavan, which is the official residence of the Governor of Goa. During the tourist season, Dona Paula transforms into a crowded stretch which is otherwise a calm place during the monsoons. A large part of the Hindi movie Ek Duuje Ke Liye was shot here, popularising the place further. Due to its high popularity as a place of tourist value, several hotels have come up in Dona Paula to cater to the residential needs of tourists who flock to the village every year. Here’s a list of the best Dona Paula resorts to put up at for those planning their next holiday in Dona Paula.

Bay 15 Cabana By The Bay

Starting the list of best Dona Paula resorts to put up at is Bay 15 Cabana By The Bay. This is a nice quaint resort tucked in Dona Paula on a small stretch of Odxel Beach. It is a small property right on the beach with direct access to it. The restaurant area is also on the beach itself. The hotel has been beautifully landscaped with great ambience, especially during the evenings, with lights all around. The rooms are in the form of small huts called Cabanas. Some of them are sea-facing while others are pool facing. The place is just perfect for a quiet serene getaway.

A sea view cottage at the resort (Image: TripAdvisor)

They have a huge open garden area for big parties and functions. The on-site restaurant offers a good combination of Indian as well as a continental spread for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians at reasonable rates. Its location along the famous Odxel Beach allows visitors to experience amazing views, and enjoy hours of family fun walking along the promenade or exploring the beach.

Dining area with a beautiful view of the sea (Image: TripAdvisor)

Prainha Resort

Entrance to the Prainha Resort at Dona Paula (Image: Tripadvisor)

Next on our list of the best Dona Paula resorts to put up at is the beautiful Prainha Resort. If you’re looking for a nice place to stay which offers a beautiful view of the sea, you cannot get a better place than the Prainha Resort. ‘Prainha’, meaning little beach in Portuguese, is located at Dona Paula and is just seven kilometres from the city of Panjim. It is a beachfront resort, tucked away in a cove with neatly manicured pathways that lead towards the beach and the heart of this unpretentious, pleasantly surprising resort by the sea.

You will simply love the lawns and the greenery of the property, which is so soothing to the eyes. The resort offers beautiful private cottage rooms and suites perched on warm red rocks which overlook the stunning natural surrounding. The resort’s beautifully appointed rooms provide the perfect setting with vintage rooms, as well as chic modern rooms to suit your comfort. The beds in the rooms are very comfy, and the grounds are meticulously kept tidy.

A room at the Prainha Resort (Image: TripAdvisor)

Guests can spend their time on the beach, which gives you an exclusive feeling of being on a private one. They can also enjoy spending most of the afternoon in the small but beautiful pool which is well maintained with a lifeguard around. Guests can swim in the pool which is filled with lots of kiddie goodies like balls, floats etc.

The resort has an on-site restaurant that offers delectable Goan, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. They light candles on every table at the restaurant. The restaurant has tables by the pool as well as by the seaside tables. The Front Office as well as the F and B staff at the on-site restaurant are helpful and are always there at your service. If you need anything, you have to just ask the staff and they will be more than happy to assist you.

The on-site restaurant at the resort (Image: TripAdvisor)

Chances Resort And Casino

Chances Resort And Casino (Image: TripAdvisor)

Last on the list of best Dona Paula resorts to put up at is Chances Resort. Located near a cosy beach in Dona Paula, the Chances Resort And Casino is a fine example of a 5-star boutique hotel experience. The solitude that you experience at the resort will ensure you have a relaxed stay. Known for its genuine service, the resort warmly welcomes families and guests of all ages.

The 53 spacious guest rooms and suites, combining both Goan & Portuguese styles enable guests to experience and enjoy the rich heritage of the state. Just steps from the hotel is a world of cultural attractions, rich nightlife and heritage sites to name a few. The hotel is just a short drive from Panjim and offers travellers easy access to Goa’s capital.

A room at the Chances Resort (Image: TripAdvisor)

It’s all fun and games at the Chances Casino, a vibrant atmosphere in which one can enjoy a range of electronic casino games at all levels for an electrifying thrill! Whether you’re an expert gamer or a novice wanting to learn, there’s something for everyone, every day of the year.

After experiencing an adrenaline rush at the casino, guests can relax their senses at our Ayurvedic spa ‘Tantra’ and recharge their energy levels by indulging in Indian cuisine at their newly opened restaurant or grab a light bite at the Chances Café.

Chances café at the resort (Image: TripAdvisor)

So, what are you waiting for guys? Start packing your bags and head down to one of these amazing resorts in Dona Paula and enjoy a peaceful retreat like never before. Book your rooms now.