Tired of going through hotels and home-stays’ policies and reading ‘no pets allowed’ or ‘animals restricted’? Is this dampening your holiday spirit?
Well! We know how much you love your pets and would love to travel with them. Therefore, to make your experience in Goa a wonderful one for you and your pet, we have curated a list of the top five best stays. Ranging from home-stays to resorts and villas, we have selected some of the best pet-friendly stays for you to choose from.
Located in a quaint agricultural village of Goa – Cutorim – is the homestay ‘Arco Iris’. The 200-year-old colonial home-stay with a built up area of 7,000sqft, offers various facilities and amenities to its guests. With over 5 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, lounge, library, kitchen, etc, this place not only gives you the palatial touch, but also provides a comfortable stay.
What’s interesting about Arco Iris is that it is open to pets. The owners themselves have a Labrador pet named ‘Feni’ who they believe can make even the ‘not-so-pet-friendly’ love pets. The home-stay welcomes you with your pets. Don’t be surprised if you spot hens and cows sauntering around in the backyard as it’s also an animal paradise, is what the owners believe.
Providing an interesting touch of history and local life, is the ‘Casa Menezes’ home-stay, located in Batim. The home-stay comes with a surprise as it is not only a 300-year-old Indo-Portuguese house, but also the ancestral house belonging to the popular ‘Menezes’ family. Now converted into a heritage home-stay, this place is equipped with housekeeping services, air-conditioned suites, room service, library facilities, bicycles rentals, Wifi, etc.
You can also find ‘pets welcome here’. And, if you want to step outside and are not able to take your furry friend along, then you can opt for their kenneling facilities. The place looks after your pet, while you are out for some work.
Mangaal Farmstay, Goa
Nestled close to the Netravlim Wildlife Sanctuary, is this farmstay. A unique experience, that takes you back to your roots. Hushed with greenery and a plethora of fauna, this farmstay intends to provide a rejuvenating experience to its guests.
With a close connect with the tribal life there, the place intends to provide the authentic experience of Goa. While you immerse yourself in nature and wellness and get close to understanding yourself, you don’t have to worry about your pet back home, as you can get your pet to this place.
Yellow Footprints by the Laze Around, provides you with an entire bungalow to yourself. Located close to the famed Baga beach, this property is surrounded by nature.
The furnished space provides you with all the basic amenities and facilities, and what’s best is that you can take your pets with you. Open to singles, couples and families. Want to experience the charm of an Indo-Portuguese house, then this is just the place you need go.
WHERE: Baga Beach
PRICE RANGE: Rs 3,000 onwards
Besides, a range of home-stays, there are several resorts and hotels in Goa that offer pet-friendly facilities and stays. One such spot is ‘Planet Hollywood’ in Utorda, South Goa.
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this property not only provides stays but also hosts weddings and other occasions. They encourage their guests to get their four-legged friends on vacation, and design amenities to accommodate pet owners. The activities include hiking up the hills, throwing frisbee by the beach, and a lot more. Even the rooms are spacious and allow plenty of room indoors and outdoors.
However, they do have a ‘pets policy’, which guests need to adhere to in order to make it a comfortable stay for the other guests at the resort.