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Goa Holiday Guide

Wide stretches of sand, carefree beach resorts, crumbling colonial architecture and an intriguing mix of Portuguese and Indian cultures makes Goa one of India’s most popular holiday destinations.

Located on the west coast, Goa may be the smallest state in India but it packs a mighty punch. A string of easygoing beach holiday towns overlooking the Arabian Sea, its coastal strip is divided into two distinct parts, North Goa and South Goa. Between the two areas sits the state capital of Panaji and the former Portuguese capital of Old Goa, whose monasteries and Catholic churches are a popular side trip from the more commercial holiday resorts along the shoreline.

If you’re after nightclubs, beach bars and restaurant shacks during your holiday in Goa, head to the northern resorts of Calangute and Baga, where you can spend the days having fun on the water and the evenings drinking cocktails and partying the night away.

Rummage for trinkets and spices at the legendary Anjuna flea market, or admire the illuminated religious structures of Panaji from a twilight cruise along the Mandovi River. If you’re a foodie, make a beeline for the Friday market in the town of Mapusa, where you can tuck into authentic Goan street food and buy colourful Indian textiles to take home.

Down in the south, the pace of life slows right down, with rest and relaxation the order of the day. Some of Goa’s finest spa hotels are tucked into the casuarina trees behind the beaches of Arossim, Utorda and Benaulim, some of which offer holistic Ayurvedic treatments, meditation classes and yoga sessions for tranquillity-seeking travellers.

Paddle through lotus ponds on a kayaking tour of the mirror-flat Sal Backwaters near Margao and see kingfishers, lapwings and Indian swallows close up. Or take a snorkelling day trip out to Grande Island off the coast of Vasco de Gama and spot dolphins en route before enjoying a traditional Goan barbecue on the beach.

Have a Goan holiday in the heart of the action or far away from the hustle and bustle – either way you’ll find every kind of hotel option along Goa’s coast, so you can kick back, stretch out and enjoy the laid-back beach vibe.


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The Leela Goa £183
The Leela Goa

The Leela Goa

Mobor Cavelossim, Cavelossim
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 361 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Cavelossim, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mobor Beach, Varca Beach and Cavelossim Beach. Benaulim Beach and Vaddi Beach are also within 9 miles (15 km).

    Goa Marriott Resort & Spa £123
    Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

    Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

    Miramar Beach, Panaji
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 300 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Panaji, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mandovi River, Miramar Beach and Caranzalem Beach. Dona Paula Beach and Odxel Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa £110
      Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa

      Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa

      Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 242 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Candolim, this beachfront hotel is connected to the convention centre, just steps away from Fort Aguada and Candolim Beach. Calangute Beach and Baga Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Holiday Inn Resort Goa £52
        Holiday Inn Resort Goa

        Holiday Inn Resort Goa

        Mobor Beach Cavelossim, Cavelossim
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 75 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located near the beach, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mobor Beach, Varca Beach, and Cavelossim Beach. Colva Beach and Benaulim Beach are also within 9 miles (15 km).

          Vivanta Panaji, Goa £76
          Vivanta Panaji, Goa

          Vivanta Panaji, Goa

          Dr D B Bandodkar Road, Panaji
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 265 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the business district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Miramar Beach, Bishop's Palace and Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Kala Academy and Dona Paula Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            ibis Styles Goa Calangute - An AccorHotels Brand £50
            ibis Styles Goa Calangute - An AccorHotels Brand

            ibis Styles Goa Calangute - An AccorHotels Brand

            Survey 166 7, Calangute
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 91 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located by the sea, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Poriat Football Ground, Calangute Beach and Candolim Beach. Baga Beach is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

              Grand Hyatt Goa £108
              Grand Hyatt Goa

              Grand Hyatt Goa

              Goa University, Bambolim
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 289 reviews
                5.0 out of 5.0

                Offering direct access to the beach, this Bambolim resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bambolim Beach, Miramar Beach and Odxel Beach. Vainguinim Beach and Dona Paula Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Le Méridien Goa, Calangute £82
                Le Méridien Goa, Calangute

                Le Méridien Goa, Calangute

                Aguada Siolim Road, Calangute
                   
                  4.7
                  of 5, from 71 reviews
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach and Baga Beach. Sinquerim Beach and Fort Aguada are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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