Goa Location Advice? (Nov)
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Sep 21, 2012 3:02 AM Last Post By: jacksonthemove
Sep 16, 2012 9:21 AM
Goa Location Advice? (Nov)Hello,
A couple of couples in our late 20's and early 30's are planning to go to Goa in late November and we are looking for suggestions on places to stay. The first priority is finding a a place with a nice beach (clean water, nice sand, etc). We are looking to sleep in place that is relatively quiet, but don't want to go to place that is totally dead. Ideally would like to be a short walk/drive from restaurant and bar options- not stuck in an all inclusive resort.
We would like to spend around USD 50/InR 2500-3000 per room.
Some places in the LP around Morjim, Ashvem, and Palolem sound good, but we wonder if they might be pretty deserted that early in the season? Maybe there are some locations that would be good finds this time of the year, not yet overrun, that have really nice beaches!?
Please suggest any areas, specific locations, or accommodation that you think would be good.
Sep 16, 2012 10:23 AM
1This one (in your LP guide) fits your budget and other requirements very well - http://www.palmgrovegoa.com. I BELIEVE all the rooms are A/C now, and the new building is stunning. Take a look at that village and surroundings. Th
Sep 16, 2012 10:23 AM
Sep 16, 2012 8:24 PM
3Okay, well basically, It's like this. Goa has a lot of beaches, all along the coast. Start from the capital city, Panaji. Now, the further north and the further south you go, the more deserted and isolated the beaches get. HOWEVER, most beaches will be packed if you come during the tourist season. I would suggest that you avoid Baga, Calangute and Candolim during the on-season.
If you come during the off-season, there's a nice place right on the beach in Baga called Baya De Sol, which has rooms from around 4000-5000, but I'm really not sure. I stayed there once, but that was many years ago. There's a small creek by the hotel and kids will have fun trying to catch the ever elusive fish. Wake up in the morning, and see the sun rising gloriously, and if you wake up even earlier, you just might get to see the fishermen bringing their boats in. You can even buy the fish, fresh from the sea. To put it into perspective, Baya de Sol is 2 metres from the beach.
Nowadays, though, Baga and Calangute are the epicenters of drug and prostitute related problems.
Palolem would be a nice place to stay at. You could also try staying further north in Morjim or Mandrem. So, be careful. And ladies, wear decent clothing on the beach, some Goans find scanty dressing objectionable.
Hope you enjoy your stay.
PS: Do try some of the local alcohol, made from the cashew called Feni. Don't smell it, you might pass out. Just close your nose and gulp it down. It literally feels like your throat is on fire.
Sep 16, 2012 8:27 PM
4Check out this site. http://www.baiadosol.com/
I know this hotel is a little out of your budget, but you won't regret paying the extra.
Also, I am NOT a tout or someone forcing you into staying at this hotel. The choice is upto you.
Sep 17, 2012 1:59 AM
5Imperial Residency in Varca Goa is an excellent option. 20 minutes walk to the beach with many beach shacks. Apartments are of a high standard.
Here is the link to the apartments in Goa:
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/india/IN256.htm website for apartments
The direct email to the owners John and Linda Hewitt is:
Sep 17, 2012 8:30 AM
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