Goa: Beach

Mayhem in Paradise

If you’re looking for some winter sunshine and a beach holiday then Goa is your place. Goa is a tropical paradise with miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches, lush green paddy fields, a beautiful array of colours, busy street markets, Hindu temples and white washed catholic churches. The season starts in October and runs through to the end of March with temperatures rarely dropping below 30C. Whatever your budget a beach holiday in Goa can cater for your needs, including package holidays, boutique guesthouses, or 5* decadence.

South Goa has the largest selection of quality hotels if you’re looking for a quiet beach holiday. Palolem beach, situated in Canacona district, is also known as ‘Paradise Beach’. Until a few years back, it was among the virgin beaches of Goa, known for its dolphin cruises and fishing trips. Mobor and Cavelossim beaches currently boast five star resorts such as the Leela Beach Resort. If you’re looking for a more authentic, cheap beach holiday then head to the north. Some of the most popular beach resorts in the North are Candolim, Calangute and Baga, all popular with the package tourists. Vagator and Anjuna beaches are popular beach holidays in Goa for the backpackers. If you fancy a more isolated beach holiday in Goa, off the beaten track, then check out Arambol or Bambolim beaches.