Quick Guide to Goa
Goa is the smallest state in the vast country of India and yet it most definitely stands out from the crowd! This is partly due to a different microclimate, but it's also a hangover from being a Portuguese colony rather than an English one like the rest of the country.
Goa holidays are all about soaking up the laid-back living that has made this destination popular - first with hippies and travellers, and today with more and more visitors of all kinds. You could relax in the sunshine, explore the lush scenery, or visit the colonial relics and historical attractions. But it's the coastline that has proved the biggest draw for visitors from the UK. There are 25 miles of sandy beaches, many of which still have the hippy vibe of the 60s, and many more of which are established holiday resort destinations.
Don't expect the same resort vibe as Europe though, it's nothing like what you'll find on the Costa del Sol or in the Canary Islands. Hotels here are informal, but often very cheap too - so consider travelling for two weeks rather than one as the price of your Goa flight is bound to take up the majority of your budget.
Fab holidays for:
Beaches, Yoga classes, Tropical sun
Did you know?
Goa used to be known for its massive raves. But following noise complaints, silent discos, where music is played to revellers through headphones, are now more common!