‘Abode in Blue’

On a hillside overlooking Arpora to the Arabian Sea beyond, Nilaya Hermitage is a secluded, boutique hotel in Goa, as unique as it is beautiful.


Inspired by Arabian Nights and Moorish architecture and surrounded by the lush, green Indian jungle.

Set in 20 acres of parkland, pathways lead through the foliage and over hanging branches to the laterite stone cottages.

With 11 spacious guest rooms plus 2 stunning tented rooms, each one is unique and inspired by the elements of nature. King-sized beds, crisp white linens, handpicked Indian antiques, large ensuite bathrooms, many with an opening offering a connection with the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Whether you wish to join in the daily yoga classes, take advantage of the Ayurvedic spa or work out in the gym, meditate in the beautiful blue dome room or take a walk through the jungle, Nilaya invites you to relax, reconnect with nature and unwind.

I loved the design and styling of this beautiful boutique hotel but even more than that, the atmosphere here is truly magical. It’s the perfect hideaway and antidote to our hectic, modern lifestyles.


Kathryn Burrington

Editor, Boutique Travel Blog

Cottage interior and bar photography courtesy of Nilaya Hermitage. Remaining photography by Kathryn Burrington for The Goa Experience.


From the team of Boutique Travel Blog, a luxury, boutique and eco-chic travel and lifestyle blog.

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