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Goa Holidays
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After being ruled by the Portuguese for over 400 years, Goa is a varied mixture of East and West. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, it’s easy to see why Goa’s white sands and laid-back atmosphere have been wowing people for years. Families, couples, or party people; all are welcome and wowed in Goa.

Beaches
With 105km of coastline, Goa has more beaches to choose from than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want to go turtle spotting, party with the locals, or just kick back and relax there’s a beach, or two, with your name on it along the Arabian Sea.

Culture
Goa has developed a rich, vibrant, and unique culture where ‘Susegad’, meaning to relax and enjoy life in the slow lane, is not just a saying; it’s a way of life.

Food & Drink
Goan cuisine is a delicious fusion of Indian and Portuguese flavours; spend your days tucking into chorizo, curries, and sweet Bebinca cakes. Goan food is best enjoyed with the local brew, Kingfisher Beer, or a sweet glass of kokum juice if you’d prefer something non-alcoholic.

Nightlife
Nightlife in Goa is as fun and diverse as its people. In the vibrant Northern resorts of Calangute and Baga, beach shacks and nightclubs are easy to find; just follow the music. To the south, laid-back bars and dining perfectly round your evenings off.

Important Information
Flight Time: 10-11 hours
Time Difference: +5.5hr
Currency: Indian Rupee
Official Language: Hindi

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Goa Weather

Talking of time, the annual monsoon season lasts from June through late September, and this is when Goa receives just about all of its annual rainfall, so a constant temperature of 25 to 29°C, no less) mixes with humidity and sultry breezes. Best to pack your sandals and light clothes, as the temperature is high from September until December. The cool season lasts from December until February. Well, that's if you call night-time temperatures of 20°C cool! The temperature then reaches its zenith of around 35°C in May, just before the rains break. Apart from that, the odd rainy day is just that - odd - so a light cagoule might be in order.

Jan 32ºC
Feb 32ºC
Mar 32ºC
Apr 33ºC
May 33ºC
Jun 30ºC
Jul 29ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 29ºC
Oct 32ºC
Nov 33ºC
Dec 32ºC

Things To Do on Goa Holidays

Market Madness
It just wouldn’t be a trip to India without experiencing one of their famous marketplaces, would it? Breathe in the spice-filled air and get ready to get your haggle on.

Beachside Relaxation
Part of Goa’s unique character, pampering is only a beach away. Flag down a masseuse or clear your mind with some oceanfront yoga on India’s best beaches.

Goa Carnival
Since the 18th century, three days before lent, the streets of Goa fill with parades and music as locals come together to dance, sing, and celebrate the Christian holy time and the changing of the seasons.

Book a Goa Holiday now!

So there you go: describing Goa as an Indian tourist resort is to short-change it, for Goa cannot be said to be fully Indian or western, but a completely unique blend of the two. But don't take our word for it. Why not come see for yourself? Fortunately our live online booking system makes it unbelievably simple to create your own customised holiday in Goa, allowing your to combine flights and accommodation with ease. Don't delay, there are amazing deals available today!

Goa Resorts

Arossim

Arossim

For holidays to Goa, Arossim Beach, to the south, is probably the most peaceful beach you'll find. Yet this Indian paradise flanking the Arabian Sea h…

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Arpora

Arpora

If you're going on holidays to Goa, where better to stay than Arpora? This tranquil resort in the north is the best of both worlds: calm but well-conn…

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Baga

Baga

Here at On the Beach we're going gaga about holidays to Baga! This trendy beach town combines one of Goa's finest seafronts with amazing nightlife and…

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Bogmalo

Bogmalo

For holidays in Goa, a stay in sunny Bogmalo Beach gives you the best of everything - for a start, you're right next to the cleanest, calmest beach in…

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Calangute

Calangute

Calangute - where to start? The Beach, of course! Called the Queen of Beaches, this is the most popular of all Goa's sunny seafronts, and one of Goa's…

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Candolim

Candolim

Goa holidays are all about sun, sea and sand - so how about a stay in tranquil Candolim Beach? Holidays in Candolim mean beautiful sunsets across a lo…

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Cavelossim

Cavelossim

You're on your holidays to Goa, and you want to chill, right? Well, where better than the placid sands of Cavelossim: this sleepy resort is one of the…

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Mobor

Mobor

Sandwiched between one of Goa's most beautiful rivers and it's longest stretch of coastline lies the exquisite beach at Mobor. Straddled by towering p…

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Panjim

Panjim

Goa is a magical and exotic foreign clime that somehow manages to mix the oriental with the Mediterranean, and there's nowhere better to see this than…

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Sernabatim

Sernabatim

The silver-sanded paradise of Sernabatim is one of the quieter beaches in Goa, sandwiched delightfully between the popular seafronts at Colva and Bena…

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Utorda

Utorda

Chances are you've never heard of Utorda Beach - and neither have many others. That's the appeal of this secluded spot - of all the beaches in Goa hol…

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Vainguinim

Vainguinim

Your Goa holidays would not be complete without a visit to Vainguinim Beach, for the best of both worlds. Vainguinim holidays mean plenty relaxation f…

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Varca

Varca

One of the quietest beaches you'll find on your holidays to Goa, Varca is situated on ten kilometres of pristine Indian coastline dotted with palm tre…

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