India meets Portugal. Hindu temples, Portuguese forts, health spas, beach bars and hammocks. Goa ticks all the right boxes in terms of beach paradise.
There are wide sweeping bays with rocky headlands, small bays with giant boulders topped with Portuguese and Maratha forts and an unparalleled variety of spectacular beaches.
Goa’s reputation as a beach and party paradise is not unfounded but there are also the bustling markets, grand churches, lush forest and wildlife reserves plus an endless choice of outstanding multi-international cuisine restaurants.
Goa is divided into three geographic regions, North, Central and South, each reflecting different lifestyles. The North is the most ‘alive’, the capital and most interesting historic and architectural sights are in the center and the quiet secluded beaches are found in the South.