Goa might be a little dot on the map, but it’s got a lot going for it. For years, expats, backpackers and holiday makers alike have arrived in Goa for a three-day break and found themselves unable to leave. With dozens of beaches to choose from, it’s not hard to see why. And, let’s be honest – you really can’t beat that tried-and-tested combination of sun, sea and sand.
Unlike much of India, Goa feels manageable, and you can get to grips with its geography easily. It’s split between North Goa and South Goa; head north for colonial history and nightlife or stay south for white sand and sleepy fishing villages.
If you’re feeling adventurous, take a tour of Goa and explore the coastline. Admire palm-fringed roads and discover some of the area’s smaller beaches, all just a day trip away.
Some say that the glory days of Goa’s beach parties are over, but there’s still fun to be had. Almost every night you can let your hair down and dance ’til the sun comes up at a different beachside bar or club. Just chat to the locals or fellow travellers to find out what’s on.
If you’re in need of a break from rich curries, then Goa’s your friend. Here you can find beautiful acai bowls, fruit smoothies and avocado toast to indulge your inner health goddess.
So, do your Goa tour your own way – beach-hop up and down the coast, explore crumbling Portuguese churches or simply pick a spot, lay down your sarong and soak in the sun.
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You might come to Goa for the parties, but you’ll stay for the beaches. Without a doubt, India’s best coastline can be found here. Choose wisely, as each spot along the coast has a vibe of its own.
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