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Goa
Goa

Holidays to Goa are ideal for couples
Average Flight Time:
10 hours
Time Difference:
+5 hours
Average Temp:
27°C
Currency:
INR

Jungles, waterfalls, beaches and temples, holidays in Goa are unique and exotic. This Indian state used to be a Portuguese colony and the European influences can be seen everywhere, from the architecture to the food. During the late sixties, hippies flocked to Goa in search of enlightenment. These days, it attracts all kinds of holidaymakers in search of winter sun and adventure. For a lively holiday, stay in resorts like Baga and Calangute in the north, or head south to Cavelossim for peace and tranquillity. Discover miles of palm-backed beaches, forests teeming with wildlife, waterfalls, colourful markets and pretty villages. Eating out in Goa is great value for money and Goan cuisine is a tasty fusion of Indian and Portuguese with freshly caught seafood. There's plenty to do in this wonderful destination, from water sports and shopping to sightseeing and bird watching. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets and tastes, from traditional guest houses to luxury spa hotels on the beach. Why not discover for yourself why a holiday in Goa is such a popular choice.

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Below is a selection of our top Goa hotels
Whispering Palms Beach Resort
Whispering Palms Beach Resort
The Whispering Palms Beach Resort is in Candolim, Goa, a resort renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, Goan cuisine, night life, feasts and festivals and most importantly stunning beaches. Goa attracts travellers from all corners of the globe and no wonder; offering a true beach holiday with little desire to detract from the beauty and peace of the gentle seashores.
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Aldeia Santa Rita Hotel
Aldeia Santa Rita Hotel
The Aldeia Santa Rita is anintimate, Portuguese villagestyle hotel lies close to the golden sands of Candolim beach. A superb choice for affordable luxury and a romantic setting for your next holiday.
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Doubletree by Hilton Goa Arpora
Doubletree by Hilton Goa Arpora
The Doubletree by Hilton provides a unique blend of seclusion and luxury can now be your ideal holiday resort in Goa. Set in the scenic locale of Arpora Village the calm and a breathtaking view of the surrounding give you reason to enjoy the lazy holidays.
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Fortune Select Regina
Fortune Select Regina
Fortune Select Regina is a contemporary, upscale, fullservice hotel which blends vibrant energy and attractive architecture. It comprises 102 rooms, including 70 deluxe rooms, 25 fortune luxury rooms and 1 room for physically challenged guests. With international standards of accommodation quality, traditional hospitality and a vast range of services, the hotel is an ideal destination for a memorable holiday or the perfect business trip.
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Phoenix Park Inn
Phoenix Park Inn
The Phoenix Park Inn is a modern, well run establishment close to the beaches of Goa.
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Jan
25°C
Feb
26°C
Mar
27°C
Apr
29°C
May
29°C
Jun
27°C
Jul
26°C
Aug
26°C
Sep
27°C
Oct
27°C
Nov
27°C
Dec
27°C
The weather in Goa is one of the region's biggest attractions to holidaymakers. Goa has a tropical climate, meaning temperatures and humidity levels stay high all year round. In the summer, the region is hit by heavy monsoon rains and package holidays stop altogether at the end of April because of this. It's still possible to visit Goa during rainy season, but most British holidaymakers prefer to visit between November and April when the weather is hot and mainly dry. Temperatures in Goa rarely drop below the mid twenties and soar to the mid thirties at times. April is the hottest and most humid month, as the climate heads towards the beginning of the monsoons. Goa is a great choice for a winter sun holiday.
Things to see & do

There's lots to do besides lazing by the sea on holidays in Goa. Venture into the jungle on a guided tour and discover ancient trees and exotic wildlife, or look out for Goa's many rare breed birds. Explore Hindu temples and Catholic churches, spice plantations and bustling bazaars. Take a cruise through Goa's sleepy backwaters or ride an elephant through paddy fields. For a real treat, take a longer excursion by rail to spot tigers, or head even further afield by air to Mumbai or the majestic Taj Mahal. Don't miss the breathtaking Dudhsagar Waterfalls, for stunning scenery and a chance to handfeed tame monkeys. Holidays in Goa offer an array of unforgettable experiences beneath tropical sunshine.

Nightlife in Goa is usually based around the beach. In larger resorts Baga Beach, Calangute and Candolim, you'll find a good choice of cocktail bars, clubs and discos. For the ultimate Goan night, experience one of the legendary beach parties. Some hotels offer traditional Indian dancing and other folklore shows. For a quieter holiday in Goa, head south, where entertainment tends to be hotelbased.

Food & drink

Goan cuisine mixes Indian spices, Portuguese flavours and freshlycaught seafood to produce delicious dishes with a unique taste. The area's famous lime sodas mango lassis are refreshing and the local alcoholic drink is cashew nut feni. Larger resorts like Baga Beach and Calagute offer a choice of international restaurants and even serve up British food. Don't miss fresh coconut milk straight from the fruit and sunset dinner at one of the many beach shacks.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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