Lulled by the waters of the Arabian Sea and with shady palms swaying in the breeze, Goa's relaxed pace of life has always made it an ideal introduction to India.
Beaches and cultural influences
Home to some of the country's best-known and finest white sandy beaches, Goa is a cosmopolitan melting pot. The Dutch and Portuguese have both left their mark on the state while the pilgrimage site of St Francis Xavier’s tomb exemplifies the Catholic influence.
Along with this diverse culture, Goa's cuisine, blending fresh seafood with coconut and cashew nuts, produces sumptuous dishes.
North Goa is relatively lively with more hotels and regular markets, while south Goa is quieter and the hotels generally more spread out with large gardens.
With our in-depth knowledge of the area, we will be able to find the perfect property to match your requirements.
Suggested Goa itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Goa, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Goa
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Goa
- Gokarna 65 miles away
- Badami 119 miles away
- Bijapur 151 miles away
- Hospet 162 miles away
- Hampi 167 miles away
- Belur & Halebid 203 miles away
- Gulbarga 231 miles away
- Neeleshwar 233 miles away
- Coorg 240 miles away
- Mumbai (Bombay) 260 miles away
- Tellicherry 275 miles away
- Nagarhole National Park 276 miles away
- Mysore 281 miles away
- Bangalore 297 miles away
Accommodation choices for Goa
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Goa. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.