Goa is a small state half way down the west coast of India.
It has to be said that it is not a typical Indian experience (if there is such a thing). It is one of the richest areas in India and depends heavily on tourism, with 1 in 8 visitors to India, going to Goa: which for an area only just bigger than Cornwall is pretty good going! It boasts beautiful beaches (five of which are listed in Asia’s best 25 beaches), world heritage sites and a culture derived from both a rich native heritage and the Portuguese who ruled Goa for over 200 years.
From the hippies who congregate on the beaches in the North of Goa to the Western tourists who arrive on daily flights or on cruise ships (including the 2947 tourists who arrived at Mormugao Port on Royal Caribbean International ‘s “Mariner of the Seas”recently), Goa has become the destination of choice for many holidaymakers – young and old alike.
The wide range of visitors means there is an equally wide range of accommodation, from hostels and guesthouses to 5 star international hotels.
Somewhere in the middle is a huge choice of luxury villas in Goa that are perfect for a range of holidays: from honeymoons to self-catering family visits.
Located in the most prestigious and unique Goa resorts you can get 1, 2 3 and 4 bedroom villas. You can also book individual apartments in larger villas.
Use a specialist Villa rental agency like Goa Villa to not only get the best choice, but also all the inside information you are likely to need BEFORE you book – plus you can benefit from the welcome support, transfers, sightseeing arrangements amd many other services during your stay. Then you can be sure that your villa will have a comfortable bedroom with modern furniture, a bathroom, sitting room with TV and a fully-equipped kitchen. In short, everything you need for luxurious and comfortable holidays.
Unsurprisingly many villas get booked up early – especially villas with pools.
Of course some people may not want that sort of luxury. If you are looking for something different (and cheaper), a good example are the bamboo beach huts at Morjim in North Goa. They are great fun – six 2 to 3 person huts based around a swimming pool but only 350 metres form the beach. If you would like to get back to nature but still enjoy a lot of modern facilities then these are perfect. The small complex even has its own restaurant.
Alternatively the beach huts and villas at Anjuna will be perfect for younger visitors – or anyone into beach trance parties!
If however you want to holiday in style, head for Cavelossim Beach in south Goa – one of the most prestigious and expensive places for holidays spending in Goa. You can chose from a wide variety of luxury villas and, because the area boasts several 5 star hotels, there are lots of excellent restaurants, boutiques, clothing and jewelry stores and a wide range of tourist services.
But Goa is not so rigidly divided between the North and the South, the young and the old. Candolim, in the north, is considered to be a well-developed, civilised resort with a variety of water sports and activities and an excellent range of cuisine – especially seafood. It is great for families too.
A typical Villa there is the Vienna Dream with its own swimming pool and a total of 3 bedrooms. With personal service and maintenance it is the perfect base for a luxurious family vacation.
So whether you are visiting India for the first time, or just exploring a part that you haven’t yet found, consider staying in a villa the next time you go to Goa, and use a specialist agency which can help you find exactly what you need and help you find all the things you want to find once you are there – from tranquility and culture to beach parties and adventure!