Nilaya Hermitage

Nilaya Hermitage,
Goa, India

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.

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Surrounded by the lush, green Indian jungle, the award-winning Moorish architecture of Nilaya Hermitage was inspired by tales from The Arabian Nights.

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Nilaya Hermitage is set in 20 acres of parkland with pathways leading through the foliage and overhanging 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 and large ensuite bathrooms, many of which are partially open-air, 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 Hermiatge invites you to relax, reconnect with nature and unwind.

If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Nilaya, there’s plenty of things to see and do nearby, whether you simply want to visit one of the many stunning beaches, see temples and churches or prefer to discover more offbeat things to do in Goa.

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.


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