The resort state of Goa stands out on the motley India map. This is a special resort, and before you go to Goa for the first time, you should familiarize yourself with the features of relaxation there. Yes, prices in India are an order of magnitude lower than in other world resorts, but Goa is not Ibiza in terms of entertainment and not the Dominican Republic, if you compare the snow-white sand and the transparency of coastal waters. There are also peculiarities when choosing a hotel for your holidays in Goa …
Goa hotels – which hotel to choose
Goa hotels are the best in all of India. They are designed for European and, above all, Russian tourists. However, if you are a fan of “full mincemeat” and elite SPA centers, you should consider whether to go to Goa. Since this state is famous not for luxury hotels, but for the special charm and romance of hippies, open and friendly local people, Indian flavor and the world famous Goan “trance”.
It is important to remember that a small state is divided into three parts – the Northern, Central and Southern parts. Moreover, they prefer to relax, of course, on the coast – this is the North and South of Goa. Keep in mind that the length of the roads of North Goa is only 40 kilometers. Therefore, having motor transport at hand (which is very popular among tourists), moving from one place to another will not be a problem. There is no need to choose a hotel exclusively “with reference” to any particular place.
North Goa. Rest here with confidence can be called budget. And also cheerful, democratic and noisy. The atmosphere here is more interesting for young people, there are more people than in the south, although, as a result, the beaches are a bit dirtier. They prefer to hang out in the North of Goa. These include village beaches such as Arambol, Morjim, Anjuna, Vagator, Baga, Calangute, Candolim. The hotels here are the cheapest. Basically, these are 2-3 stars, moreover, they are located very closely to each other. On the one hand, there is no problem finding free housing, on the other, “in cramped conditions, yes … no offense?” You can note such hotels in the northern part of Goa as Grand Hyatt Goa 5 *, Dona Alcina 2 *, Whispering Palms Beach Resort 3 *, Seaview Cottages 3 *, Maple Nirvana Hermitage 3 *.
South Goa attracts more affluent and respectable tourists. Usually these are middle-aged and older people who prefer peace to noisy parties. Also, the South is perfect for families with children. Hotel prices are correspondingly higher, however, according to the Indian tradition, they continue to be quite affordable. Here you can already meet 4-5 stars, such hotels are located less saturated along the coast. The beaches of South Goa are more deserted, cleaner, the atmosphere is calmer. By the way, the sand here is white, unlike North Goa, where it has a golden color. The most expensive hotels are Majorda Beach Resort 5 *, Taj Holiday Village 5 *, Dona Sylvia Beach Resort 5 *, Taj Fort Aguada Beach 5 *, Taj Exotica 5 *, Radisson White Sands Resort 5 *, The Leela Palace Goa 5 *, Ramada Caravela Beach Resort 5 *. You can also find Ayurvedic and SPA centers here..
Alternatively, hotel accommodation can be replaced by living in a guest house, bungalow or private villa. They are mainly concentrated in the north of the state and are distinguished by cheap prices. At the same time, it is most likely that you will live on the coast and accompany the sun at sunset just in the yard of your guest house or villa under the splash of waves.
You can book a hotel at a travel agency by purchasing a tour in Goa. However, if you decide to rest on the coast of the Arabian Sea as a “savage”, then you will find accommodation without problems for a short time – local residents will help you with advice.