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Satisfying!

Satisfying!  Video Review
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Morjim Beach

Nidhish Patni
14th Mar 17

Warm waters, sun shacks, beach, beds & beers

Warm waters, sun shacks, beach, beds & beers  Video Review
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Sinquerim Beach

Santosh Rao
9th Feb 17

Beach right at the back of Beachhouse

Beach right at the back of Beachhouse  Video Review
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Sernabatim Beach

Jaideep Khanduja
16th Jun 16

Arambol beach

Arambol beach  Video Review
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Arambol Beach

Pradyumna b Ramesh
12th Jan 18

Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach  Video Review
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Cola Beach

Vikash Agarwal
17th Dec 17

Goa best beach

Goa best beach  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Vikash Agarwal
16th Dec 17

Very beautiful beach with river

Very beautiful beach with river  Video Review
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Cola Beach

Vikash Agarwal
16th Dec 17

Calm and beautiful!

Calm and beautiful!  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Nidhish Patni
14th Mar 17

Beach which is less populated

Beach which is less populated  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Bhavan Kochana
27th Nov 16

Baga beach for sports activities & bar

Baga beach for sports activities & bar  Video Review
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Baga Beach

Bhavan Kochana
26th Nov 16

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Reasons to go to Goa

1Goa Carnival
Goa Carnival

The Goa Carnival is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Started by the Portuguese, it has become an integral part of Goan culture and draws a large number of tourists. Since its inception, it's held for four days before the period of Lent and is the time for ultimate revelry and merry making.

HolidayIQ traveller Rick shares, “Good destination, enjoyed the Goa Carnival, was an amazing experience to be there.”

When: February 6-9, 2016
Where: Panaji

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2Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa
Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa

HolidayIQ Traveller Kuldeep M shares his experince, “Hyatt is one of the best choices when it comes to taking a good holiday with excellent service and best food. They have a good pub and most important personal beach with variety of service offered. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a 5-star luxury resort in Goa nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach, just 15 minutes from Dabolim Airport. Set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, the resort combines elegance with distinctive regional character. It has a lagoon-style pool with a bar that overlooks the beach, where you can reserve private cabanas.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Sheetal, “The hotels had arranged a perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner. The menu comprised of various dishes. The variety of sea food was truly exceptional.”

Experience- A romantic setting under the stars, as the freshest seafood is paired with fine wine from an exhaustive selection at Palms, the beachside restaurant. Dine at Cabana by the night with the echo of the waves and the glittering evening sky making the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner. Have a menu customised by our executive chef, and a personal resort host to cater to your every need. Wish to charm your special other half even more, the hotel will be more than happy to arrange for serenaders.

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3Zuri White Sands Resorts, Goa
Zuri White Sands Resorts, Goa

This particular places is well known for Maya Spa. One of their signature treatments- 'The Royal Princess Makeover'  was awarded the best signature treatment in Asia.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vinayak says, “As the name suggests, it is the luxury resort and spa and lives up to its reputation. The room is clean and tidy, the casino is great. The Zuri is situated on the beach, we had a great time partying.” Etched across the rather long beach of Varca in Goa is the Zuri White Sands Resort and Casino. The views are best from the tents where you get the sight of pristine sands that line the glistening waters. A must is a candle light dinner at the beach."

USP- The Royal Princess Makeover.

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4Aries
Aries

Plan a rave! These guys are hardcore party animals. Take them to the raddest party. Just get ready to dance till sunrise. Try Goa. It has some kickass parties.

HoildayIQ traveller Anfal Sunehri shares his excitement about parties in Goa, "Only one thing about Goa, Party party and party. If you happen to be going in the month of December its a lottery for you. Its a place to visit before dying. Mark my words you'll have lot of fun out there. Its a place to visit with friends gf's/bf's if you have any. Have fun. Don't forgot to say "Goa here I come" because without this your excitement is a mere waste."

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5Shigmotsav - s very own version of Holi!
Shigmotsav - s very own version of Holi!

Shigmotsav festival is known as the festival of colours. Enjoy all kinds of dances like folk-dance, sword dance, lamp dance and horse dance at this carnival. 

HolidayIQ traveler Jaydeep Tanna says, “I have been to Goa many times, it's such a charismatic place! It's like a festival celebrated by the whole of Goa. Everyone enjoys during this time of the year. But it's really it worth to be there especially with friends. The climate is also good at this time of the year."

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Reviews (2064)

Arnab chakraborty

Arnab chakraborty5.0/5

2 reviews

A romantic anniversary trip

One of the most liberating, relaxing, romantic holidays ever. North Goa is ideal for parties, sightseeing, trying out different restaurants, local cuisine, pubs and shopping. But North Goa while it offers plenty of activities and fun, is also v. Crowded. South Goa is more exclusive, secluded romantic more expensive but ideal for relaxation and peace/romance. It is best to keep south Goa at the end of the trip once you are done with all the activities and roaming around In a nutshell:. Best of north Goa - Sinquirim beach and fort . V. Underrated and must visit Accommodation north Goa - Calangute. Food and shopping north Goa - Baga. Swimming and bathing north Goa - Anjuna. Pubs on the beach north Goa - Anjuna. Best of south Goa - Palolem and Canacuna (the lalith) Personally I prefer Baga for shopping and dining on the beach. The food and shopping options are better in Baga. Calangute shopping joints don't have that great collection. However the beach shacks in Calangute are nearer to the sea though food is better in Baga. Please carry beach slippers because the ones you get here won't last. Dresses and beach wear are average so better to carry some and pick up some if you like. When it comes to accommodation in North Goa please choose Calangute. The best facilities, best location and best hotels near the beach at affordable prices are in Calangute. From here rent a bike and other beach like bags anjuna will be hardly 15mins. The hotels and ambience in Calangute is more family and couple friendly. I'm Baga some hotels play loud music till wee hours and in Anjuna only few are near the beach. Anjuna also seems to have power and water problem so best to visit these places by bike. Vagator sinquirim and candolim are also nearby from Calangute. The must visit spot I feel is sinquirim especially during sunset. For South Goa it is best to choose a luxury resort and if possible with a private beach and just relax or spend a romantic holiday. Lalith in canacuna is a good option. South Goa has more secluded private beaches ideal for swimming walking star gazing lounging and relaxing on the sunbeds. There are hardly other travelers around in private beaches. Romantic dinners and long walks are great ideas. A day in the pool is another option. I had a great time doing nothing and watching the waves go by.

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Manoj soni

Manoj soni5.0/5

1 review

Goa- Bike, Beaches And Beer.

Stay in Calangute. 3N4D trip. Take a bike on rent and explore Goa and its local markets and beaches. Best time Nov-Jan. Must visit Doodhsagar. Just 60km. Amazing experience.
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Recommended Duration in Goa

Number of days to spend in Goa as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

27.3%

3 days

18.2%

4 days

18.2%

5+ days

36.4%

Goa Overview

India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for. The states of Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka in the south and east surround Goa. Together with the coastal stretches of these states, Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan. Northern Goa is more populated and urban, while the south is more forested. Beaches apart, rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape. However, tourism is Goa's main industry.

For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. This heritage is still apparent in the architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. In the Catholic world Goa is important as the place where St Francis Xavier is buried (in the Basilica de Bom Jesus at Old Goa). Apart from Christmas and New Year celebrations, the 3-day long Goa Carnival (February, Panaji) and the Feast of St Francis (3 Dec, Old Goa) are famous attractions.

From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, water-scooters, and dolphin spotting cruises. The beaches of Calangute and Baga are the most visited while other famous beaches include Arambol, Anjuna, Candolim, Colva and Palolem.

Panaji is the state capital, a city of peaceful walks in the old Portuguese quarters, and cruises on Goa's main river, Mandovi. Nearby is the earlier capital city of Old Goa with its celebrated cathedrals, abandoned in the 19th century due to a persistent epidemic. Margao town is another centre of Portuguese cultural heritage. Ponda stands out for its Hindu temples built between 15th and 18th centuries. The international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from Panaji. Humid for much of the year, Goa's peak season is November-February, especially Christmas-New Year time, for when advance bookings are essential.

Photos of Goa

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Ankit karnany

Best Place To Visit is South Goa.
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Venkatarangan Tnc

South Goa has beaches, river & watersports
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Vratkunj

I love again to visit goa
Goa, Goa

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Swapnil doiphode

For the perfect sunset view <3

There is so much to see in Goa.

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