I was in Goa for one blissful week and I must say that I enjoyed every minute of it. One of the best things about our Goa trip was our stay at Resort Rio. I believe the place one chooses to stay matters a lot. Whenever I go for a vacation, I want my whole experience to be an exotic one. My husband and I always prefer to stay at good hotels and resorts as we believe that the right place can completely transform the whole experience and turn the overall experience many notches up. We researched a bit online and pre-booked Resort Rio Goa for two nights and three days.

So, I am going to share my experience of staying at Resort Rio Goa.

Resort Rio :

Resort Rio is a Five star Luxury Deluxe Spa Resort spread over a sprawling 10 acres, with 214 beautiful luxurious rooms, and is perched on the banks of the river Baga in Arpora, North Goa. Despite the fact that this resort is at a prime location in Goa and close to Baga and Calangute beaches, it is calm and peaceful. 

Resort Rio


Rio is located at a distance of 43 kms from the Goa International Airport, Dabolim and it took us one hour from the airport to reach the resort. The best part of staying at this Resort was its proximity to Baga beach which was just 2.6 km away and Calangute beach which was 3.5 km away from the resort.


I had already checked out the resort’s photos online in advance so I had some idea of what the property may look like. But upon reaching there, I realized that this place is much beautiful than what it appears in the photos. The moment our car pulled up at the entrance, I saw a rather grand and royal entrance which I totally loved. We quickly did the checking formalities and our suitcases were whisked off by the bellboys to our room. The reception area is really worth mentioning. There is a big chandelier at the center and big staircase leading to the room. the lobby area has a big swing too.

Resort Rio

Our Room:

The resort has 214 beautiful rooms to choose from, each offering a different view which are categorized as Royal Suites, Luxury Deluxe, cozy room, junior suite, three/ four bedroom villas, four Bedroom Luxury Villas with Plunge Pool. We stayed in Junior Suite which was beautiful and spacious and had a balcony. Our room was very airy and had a big french window with a garden view. 

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Our Room

The room was tastefully decorated and had all the modern amenities like a Tea/coffee maker, a well stocked Mini-bar, an electronic safe, a large screen LCD TV, a phone, a ceiling fan and an AC of course.


There was a big closet with lots of storage space and a fluffy bathrobe and a working desk too. Our bed was king sized and the moment I reached the room, I sinked myself into that fluffy bed. Bathroom was good and had  both hot/cold shower facilities.

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Our Room


Our day started with a heavy breakfast and the spread was so huge. The breakfast buffet included freshly squeezed juices, variety of teas, coffee, cakes, toast, muffins, breads, jams, cheese and cooked breakfasts like poori bhaji, idly, parathas, saambhar, chutneys, stuffed parathas and what not. I am mentioning here only half the items as I now don’t even remember the names of many items. 

I was impressed by the three distinctive dining options at the resort and each restaurant has its own menu, style and decor, something which I absolutely loved. 

There was a Jalsa Restaurant specially for those people who are pure Vegetarians. Here you will get mouth watering authentic Gujarati, Rajasthani and Jain cuisines. Jalsa is on the first floor overlooking the pool. Another one was Pickled Mango which was a Multi-cuisine Restaurant remains open all day and serves Lavish buffet spread and also has a live counter featuring global delicacies. This is on ground floor. I don’t have the photos of pickled Mango and Jalsa since I didn’t visit them.

And then there was a Mamma Mia restaurant Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria which was perfect for those who want to have an authentic Italian meal, rustic pizzas,beef steaks and wines. Its on the first floor overlooking the pool. 

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Mamma Mia restaurant Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria

Aagor–Poolside Barbeque & Grill – Behind the swimming pool was Aagor barbeque and Grill which serves delicious goan delicacies, grilled sea food, pizzas, fenny based cocktails. The best part of Aogor restaurant is you can enjoy the best of both worlds with swimming pool at one side and soft breezes from the Baga creek on the other side. 

Rio Café Bar – Lounge Bar- This very beautifully decorated place overlooking the pool was my favorite place and the best part is it remains open 24×7 and serves delectable desserts, savories, refreshing beverages, cocktails. 

Rio Café Bar – Lounge Bar


The resort has a beautiful landscaped swimming pool.

Pool Side

Zaara Spa:

Though I didn’t go for any spa treatment but I did drop by that place and clicked lots of photos. Bytheway, Rio is predominantly a spa resort and I was awe-struck by the Mughal décor and the carved walls inside the spa . They offer various types of massages, Ayurvedic therapies, hair spa, and body spa. You can revitalize yourself and get yourself pampered with their effective Ayurvedic, curative and rejuvenative treatments, soothing massages, relaxing oil treatments. They also have an Ayur Shop inside the spa incase you want to purchase body care products.

Zaara Spa


Rio has a Gym and a Wellness Center for those who are fitness freaks. It also has a Yoga and Meditation center, indoor games like table tennis, board games, a kids corner. There is one conference room in the resort too which is one of Goa’s largest conference facilities. Car rental services and airport shuttle services are also available on chargeable basis.

Perfect for: This resort is perfect for family holiday, couples, honeymooners, friends, Spa junkies.

Do I recommend Resort Rio?

Yes, totally! A luxurious resort with breathtaking views, beautiful rooms, warm hospitality and easy access to the famous Calangute and Baga beach, night clubs, restaurants, and flea markets, together these factors make Resort Rio a traveller’s paradise.

Important Bits

  • Website:
  • Address: Near Baga Beach,Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez, Goa 403518 |   Phone: 0832 226 7300
  • Hotel Class: 5 Star  |  Number of rooms: 214
  • Distance of Resort from Thivim railway station: 18 kms
  •                                             Goa International Airport at Dabolim: 43 km
  •                                             Margao railway station:  46 kms

And before I sign off, here are some more photographs.



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Lobby Area


Much Love, Neha

P.S. : All the photos belong to me and content is written by me, kindly don’t replicate. Views and opinions are as always my own.

About Author

I am Neha, a Travel, Fashion and a Lifestyle Blogger based out of Bengaluru, India. I am a Fashionable soul, a compulsive Traveler, a foodie and a Cat Lover.

(59) Comments

  1. What a gorgeous resort! I agree that where you stay makes all the difference!

    Great pick of place to stay!


  2. Wow this place look so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing it. I enjoyed to read your post!

    Have a wonderful day my dear.

    xx, Andrea – Strawberriesn ‘n’ Champagne

  3. Looks like you had a great time. Thank you for the great review and tips. Will keep you recommendations and hope to visit someday.


  4. Beyond gorgeous!!!! Your photos are always amazing!
    Love yah!
    Much love, Len

  5. Omg, what a magic place and lovely photos dear !! I would love to go to Rio! Xoxo

  6. This has to be one of the dreamiest hotels I’ve ever seen. That spa looks particularly inviting 🙂

    Rachel xx

  7. This place is really phenomenal, dear Neha, how amazing is Rio Resort in Goa! Yes, a good place can make the whole experience really great! I loved the decoration, the spa, and Jalsa restaurant would be for me – I am a pure vegetarian. I am about to go to Goa for years and I will definitely check out this place! Hope you have a very beautiful day!

  8. Tamara says:

    Wooww! What a beautiful place! I bet you had a great time there!


    Tamara –

  9. Gabrielle says:

    Your time there looks amazing! It looks really lovely, luxurious and comfortable and the grand staircase is stunning – wow!! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay there babe 🙂

  10. Wow! This place definitely looks luxurious! Loved all your pictures!

  11. That’s a lovely resort…Nice clicks.. 🙂 🙂

  12. Beautiful resort. Goa is in my wishlist !!

  13. Beautiful pictures…you must have enjoyed your stay there 😊

  14. Beautiful resot..I have heard good things about it.:)

  15. Great post!!!!

  16. This made me feel more excited to go on a vacation with my family next weekend. Will be treating my family out so that we can finally enjoy summer here in the Philippines! 🙂

  17. I would love to go to Goa. You make it look amazing, I’m getting serious travel envy!! xx

  18. Sounds so grand! Like a mini paradise 🙂
    xx Yasmin

  19. The resort looks so stunning and you looking so pretty 🙂 I have nominated your blog for Liebster Award.

  20. Hi princess, you look amazing. That place is beautiful!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

  21. Stunning photos!!

  22. Wish I can go there someday! Beautiful place! ♥

    Claudia, xx

  23. The place looks lavish..i loved the green tank top you are wearing, details pls :p i would love to stay in a luxury resort like this…will keep this in mind while visiting goa..

  24. Sounds you have a great stay there, I always love to read hotel review 🙂

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  25. Beautiful pictures! You look lovely.
    Kisses, Raysa

  26. Karen Shannon says:

    Wow! The resort looks so stunning! 😀
    It looks like a great place to visit. Have a great week!

    Stay in Style
    Karen @ Lookbook Store Blogspot

  27. Such a gorgeous resort and I love that lip color on you!

    Dakota D.

  28. Stunning place! I love your review Neha!

  29. Wow, the resort is so beautiful, Neha! I love the architecture and decor, it looks like such a lovely stay! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having the best start to your week so far, gorgeous!



  30. Love this resort- such a pretty place to stay!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  31. Looks grand!!!
    I am dreaming of a stay here, Looks like a wonderful mix of ethnic and modern decorations. The staircase is grand.

  32. Oh the resort looks so luxurious. I want to go there like right now. Only if I could though.
    Lovely review on the resort anyway.
    Love, Fads

  33. So beautiful <3 Love all the pics!!!

    Kisses :*

  34. Great review dear! This pics are so beautiful!
    Have a great day!
    Much love, Pisa

  35. Everything looks so royal and chic! Must be wonderful to spend time in such a place.

  36. Gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing, considering this the next time I am in Goa. Completly agree with you, right stay matters a lot <3 Great clicks

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  37. lovely review!! the hotel is really grand and amazing!! love the lobby view and the amzing pool!!

    would love to have your visit on my blog at

  38. Nice informative post Neha :-)…You look so beautiful in all pics.:-)

  39. Wow this seems absolutely incredible. I love your photos and how you captured everything! Beautiful xx

    Jac Fleurant

  40. Such a detailed review with lovely images. Keep Going Gurl. I just bookmarked this post as we are so going to RIO!! And you look so pretty in every single click babes <3

  41. Hi Neha,this one looks like a very nice resort with serene locality.I go to Goa once every year and going by your review maybe I will book this resort this time.Thanks for sharing.

  42. Love the hotel! It’s gorgeous, it looks like a palace! You must have had a wonderful time, it looks so relaxing <3

  43. The place is so grand 😮 and you look really pretty!

  44. The place looks so beautiful.

  45. Lovely review, the place looks so gorgeous! Xx

  46. lena says:

    OMG this place is a Palace <3

  47. The Spa and pool are too cute places. Great detailed review Neha 🙂

  48. Prudence says:

    This resort looks really majestic, thanks for sharing!


  49. Filipa Jackson says:

    These are wonderful, thanks for sharing

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  50. The whole place looks gorgeous, but as an elephant fan I’m dying over the elephant statues in the pool! XO

  51. Nada says:

    great review 🙂

  52. Stunning! It looks like you had a wonderful stay!

  53. Beautiful Pictures! Awesome place..

  54. It looks like a great vacation
    Lovin the room setup

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  55. Looks like a wonderful place! I really wanna visit Goa one day!
    xx, Carmen –

  56. Amazing place!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  57. Diya Mehra says:

    Beautiful U and photos babe

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