Goa Reviews

What people think:4.5 out of 5

Goa

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4.5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5

Lovely Honeymoon in Goa even though it was Monsoon season!

By Neil from Gloucester
Last month
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Romantic

Comments:

Goa, like anywhere India we imagine, is a bit of a culture shock if you have never been before. Even so, after a couple of days you soon get into the Goan way of life. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & there were only a couple of days that rain stopped play but then there was shopping or a bar! We hired a moped & went to at least half a dozen beaches. We would love to go again during the main season to see these beaches & the sea at their best but have to say on a sunny day it was gorgeous, hot & bright. Our nearest resort was Calungute but we often went to Baga beach. We never had a bad meal & infact the Sag Aloo just improved at every diffent restuarant! The best meal we had was in the regional capital Panjim. The only 2 negatives were the beach sellers could get annoying and all the local perverts that wanted to take pictures of my wife with cameras or mobile phones. Some asked permission most tried to do it covertly. Lovely beaches & people, great food & beers and cheap!

Useful Tips:

Try as many beaches & restuarants as possible until you find your favourite. Keep an eye on the locals trying to pictures of yur women! Enjoy the scenery, beaches & culture. Riding a moped is an expeience but be careful on the roads! A horn is a must!

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Fantasic Holiday

By Tracie from Yorkshire
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

Well thought seeing as this was my 8th trip to Goa l would write a review.. The place is truly amazing and such a delight to be in. The people are friendly and most would get or do anything for you. The beaches are wonderful some quiet and some busy but you find a beach to suit every person. A destination that must be visited...

Useful Tips:

Markets, Bargins... Resturants such as Brittos

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A memorable holiday at the Dona Sylvia.

By Linda Jones from Dover
Last month
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

The hotel was very good, staff were helpful any problems were soon sorted out. Food was fantastic, curries of every flavour, labelled so that you knew what you were getting. There was of course 'Western food' but to go to Goa and not sample the local food would have been a waste of time. The villas were lovely, well-equipped and cleaned to perfection. The pool was a good size but generally used by the same people all day every day, so we went to the beach which is just a 2 minute walk. The sellers on the beach were friendly and happy to talk if you didn't want to buy. The beach bar was so cheap it made sense to go there for a cool down. Food was available there but I did see through the screening curtain once and would not advise eating anything, although as far as I know no-one had any tummy problems. The area immediately outside the hotel was busy and the river was beautiful, but litter spoilt it.

Useful Tips:

Bargains from the 'Beach Ladies'

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Fantastic relaxing destination

By Buzzbird from Benfleet
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

We have been going to Goa for the past 10 years. It is a fantastic country. The people are really friendly, make you very welcome. Its really really cheap. Food is excellent, loads of choice. Plenty of sun. We still go back every year & enjoy it more & more!!

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There is a fair bit of poverty but the people Are just so happy & welcoming it makes up for it.

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Peace, sun and great food in Arpora

By Sheilagh from Maidstone
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 3 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

25th time to India, first time in Arpora, and totally loved it. Our hotel, the Abalone Resort, offered great food, friendly service and a large clean pool in fairly rural surroundings. Approx. 2 miles to Baga beach by (cheap) taxi. Handy also for the N. Goa beaches of Anjuna, Mandrem, Morjim and Ashvem. Forget the once beautiful Arumbol, which has been colonised mainly by ganja-puffing Russians with attitude! Highly recommended.

Useful Tips:

Chear food, cheap clothes, silver and gold jewellery.

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