I have recently watched a TV programme that spoke about Goa a lot, it really got thinking about it as a possible holiday destination. I have a friend who visited for 3 or 4 years in a row, and always said how wonderful the idea is. I remember on her last trip she got engaged there and her engagement ring was designed especially for her while they stayed on the island. Fabulous big diamonds set in white gold, she said they could not have afforded to buy that ring here in the UK due to the high gold and diamond prices. So maybe you could consider a trip to Goa for popping the question?
If you are not looking to pop the question on a fabulous island, then what about Goa would make a fabulous location for the most wonderful honeymoon. It has everything you could want to both relax in luxury but also get out around the island and explore the hidden gems the island has to offer.
Goa is no longer the island filled with back packers and their bars. Think luxury all inclusive hotels, white sand beaches stretching for miles, jungles, waterfalls and Hindu temples. There is a superb range of hotels in Goa, large resorts, luxury spa hotels, modern and more tradition ones, whatever you are looking for you can find it in Goa.
Goa is spilt on to North and South and although they are both beautiful places to visits, they also offer different things. You just have to decide which part of the island matches everything you want from a luxury trip to Goa.
North Goa offers a variety, large beaches, night life, historic sites and it’s world famous Saturday Night Market. North Goa is has the largest of white beaches, that are awash with beach bars, sun loungers and valley ball games. The water sports are also really popular in North Goa, with jet skiing and parasailing being a must do.
The towns of Calangute and Baga are very popular destinations, with plenty of shopping and nightlife. You can find everything from ornaments and clothes various textiles.
South Goa for me is the more relaxing place to visit. Beautiful white beaches, fishing villages and a much easier going feel. Not forgetting South Goa is more to more traditional cultures. Whitewashed churches and temples are dotted around the area. With biggest church is Asia located here, the Se Cathedral of St Catherine. Not forgetting the old fortresses that are scattered along the Arabian Sea, well worth a visit.
South Goa does not have the party feel that North Goa does, it offers a more relaxed friendly feel. With lovely beach side bars and great little local restaurants to try the fresh catch of the day.
It’s safe to say that whatever you are looking for, Goa is the perfect for it.
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