Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Arabian Sea – from GBP 399 for 7 days
|Activities:||Optional water-based activities|
|Highlights:||Beaches, Indian Ocean coast, colonial architecture, Portuguese culture and restaurants of Goa|
The former Portuguese colony of Goa boasts a coastline with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Stay in an eco-resort set around a fresh water lagoon by an isolated beach in South Goa – a perfect place to relax.
- Extend your trip for a week based at the Portuguese colony of Goa
- Enjoy palm-fringed rivers, mango groves and paddy fields
- Witness baroque churches, stately mansions and historic forts
Day 1 to Day 6 – GOA
You can extend any of our tours in India with a one week stay in Goa staying in a romantic hideaway on the beach of South Goa:
Stay in an eco resort on an isolated beach in South Goa. Ten simple but beautiful thatched cottages are set around a fresh water lagoon overlooking the Arabian Sea. The restaurant is built on a cliff edge, where you can hear the sound of flowing water going into the ocean. A perfect place to relax.
The former Portuguese colony of Goa boasts a coastline with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, palm fringed rivers moving lazily down to the Arabian Sea, lush scenery with paddy fields, mango groves, whitewashed villas and easy-going hospitable people. Evidence of Goa’s glorious past can be seen in the unique Indo Portuguese style of its magnificent baroque churches, its stately ancestral mansions and its historic forts. The churches of Old Goa, and the old Portuguese town of Panjim, now Goa’s capital city, make for a worthwhile optional excursion. It is renowned as a world class tourist destination not only for its culture and heritage but also for its flora and fauna due to the proximity of the Western Ghat hills.
Goa is famous for its relaxed lifestyle. Tourism is the primary industry here and the infrastructure of family-run restaurants, friendly cafes and bars that line the roads and beaches promotes a lively atmosphere. For the active it is possible to rent bicycles or motorbikes, or hire taxis, to explore this beautiful small state.
The cuisine is particularly renowned. This area has attracted many international restaurateurs, with establishments that serve a variety of different cuisines. Try prawn balchao, a pickled prawn/shrimp dish that is both sweet and hot. Or a vindaloo curry, in all its spicy glory. Coconut pancake for dessert is the perfect combination of western and Indian cuisines. The night bazaars also offer a fantastic selection of dishes, from crisp fried calamari, to hand-rolled plum sushi.
Day 7 – DEPARTURE DAY
Make your own way to the airport to depart.
Please note: that we need at least 3 months prior notice for bookings during the X-Mas & New Year period (21 Dec to 5 Jan) as all hotels in Goa get booked a long time in advance for this time of the year.
Note: This trip can also be booked using an artist’s retreat – please see alternative Goa Beach Extension