Santa Monica

  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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With its small and cosy ambience, the Santa Monica is perfect for travellers looking to see Goa at their own, relaxed pace. There is so much to see and do, with the lively resort ... Continue reading

With its small and cosy ambience, the Santa Monica is perfect for travellers looking to see Goa at their own, relaxed pace. There is so much to see and do, with the lively resort of Calangute and its sandy beach close by. Once adapted to the laid-back way of life here, you may find yourself drawn to the swimming pool, which the hotel and terrace surrounds, along with a bar and restaurant. Or you may even indulge in a massage or beauty treatment at the hotelʼs parlour.

Please note: due to the narrow streets in Goa, the transfer coach may drop you a short walk away from the hotel. Porters will usually be on hand to assist with your luggage.


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace with sunloungers and parasols
  • Reception with money exchange and safety deposit facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wi-Fi (selected areas)
  • Restaurant serving basic continental breakfast, Indian, Chinese and local Goan cuisine
  • Bar
  • Massage
  • Beauty salon
  • Regular evening entertainment includes live music


Room facilities

Standard rooms (2-3 people) have twin or double beds (plus extra bed if required), separate living area, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, TV, shower room and a balcony. Single rooms are available.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Santa Monica in Calangute. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Santa Monica in Calangute easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Santa Monica with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Santa Monica are available from Airtours .

Once a peaceful fishing village - and then a haven for hedonistic hippies - Calangute is now Goa's busiest and most commercialised holiday resort, a 45-minute bus ride north of the capital, Panaji. The road from the town to the beach is lined with Kashmiri-run handicraft boutiques and Tibetan stalls selling Himalayan curios and jewellery. The quality of the goods - mainly Rajasthani, Gujarati and Karnatakan textiles - is generally high, but haggle hard and don't be afraid to walk away (the same stuff will crop up again and again).

The Calangute beach is nothing special, but is more than large enough to accommodate the huge numbers of holiday visitors. To escape the hawkers, visitors should head fifteen minutes or so south of the main beachfront area, towards the rows of old wooden boats moored below the dunes. There, teams of villagers haul in their nets at high tide, and fishermen will be seen fixing their tack under bamboo shacks.

Calangute's bars and restaurants are mainly grouped around the entrance to the beach, and along Baga Road. As with most Goan resorts, the accent is firmly on seafood, though many places also offer vegetarian dishes, and western breakfasts feature prominently. Thanks to repeated crackdowns by the Goan police on parties and loud music, Calangute's nightlife is surprisingly tame, with most bars closing by 10pm. A notable exception is Tito's at the Baga end of the beach, and Pete's Bar, a hippie hangout that offers affordable drinks, backgammon sets and relentless reggae until the early hours.


Calangute has a mouthwatering selection of restaurants to choose from. A staunch favourite is Le Jardin, which is great for a quick snack or a large meal. Try their Greek meze platter or the grilled fillet of fish, served with a delicious coriander sauce. Their fish and chips with mushy peas is a hit with British tourists. I95 is a hidden gem found in Calangute, and a great place for family dining. Their beef wellington will have you back for more, while the 'sweets menu' is exceptional.


Apart from Pete's and Tito's, there are a number of bars that stay open until 10pm. Bob's Inn and Angela P. Fernandes are two places that serve great drinks and can be trusted to stay open for a few hours once the sun has set.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 230V 50Hz
Language: English,
Currency: India Rupee (INR)

This week's weather forecast

37°C Low 23°C
Today: Thu 20 Oct
36°C Low 23°C
Fri 21 Oct
36°C Low 22°C
Sat 22 Oct
35°C Low 23°C
Sun 23 Oct
32°C Low 23°C
Mon 24 Oct

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Questions and Answers about Santa Monica

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

1 Questions | 1 Answers

Hi Marianna, please give us a call on 0800 2155961 with your Hays booking reference and we can check the availability and costs for you

Added 2 years ago.

By Natalie, team member

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