Tips on finding a place to stay in Goa

Having a reputation for being a tourist hub, Goa has an abundance of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From the most affordable places to stay for backpackers to high profile luxury resorts for those who are willing to splurge, Goa has it all. However, there is a number of factors one has to take into account in order to get the best deal. Here are a few tips on finding a place to stay in Goa that might be useful for first-timers and frequent visitors alike.

Vagator Beach

South Goa or North Goa?                  

One thing to understand about this peculiar Indian state is that it’s very tiny. One can drive length and breadth of it in a matter of hours. However, different areas in Goa have different vibes. If you’re going on a holiday for parties and restaurants, you’ll find a surplice of those in the North. If you prefer a quiet and tranquil beach scene, you’ll make no mistake by heading for the South.

Here is a list of beaches to search for accommodation in North Goa and South Goa:

North Goa

  • Anjuna
  • Arambol
  • Ashwem
  • Baga
  • Calangute
  • Candolim
  • Chapora
  • Colva
  • Majorda
  • Mandrem
  • Morjim
  • Sinquerim
  • Utorda
  • Vagator

In North Goa, many visitors prefer Candolim, Baga nad Galangut for water sports, a huge array of restaurants, hotels, flea markets and famous Goa-style nightlife. With the historic Fort Aguada and Chapora Fort in this area, there is also no lack of sightseeing.

Baga Beach

South Goa

  • Agonda
  • Bogmalo
  • Betul
  • Cavelossim
  • Cola
  • Galgibaga
  • Mobor
  • Palolem
  • Patnem
  • Varca

If you’re opting for serenity, peace and quiet, one of these beaches will suit your needs. Here one can relax and unwind without being lost in the crowds while enjoying the most spectacular sunsets and the ocean breeze. If this is the kind of holiday you’re looking forward too, there is a lot of affordable South Goa beach huts to choose from.

Sunset at Agonda Beach

Booking in advance is a must

It’s possible to find a decent lodging deal on arrival, but do you really want to spend your precious time walking from one guesthouse to another and checking beach huts? Besides, keep in mind that Goa is an extremely popular Christmas and New Year destination, and foreign and Indian tourists alike flock to the beaches of Goa in great numbers. If you are planning a Goa holiday in December, it’s advisable to book well in advance. This way you’ll avoid unnecessary trouble finding a suitable place and being overcharged.

‘Cheapest” and ‘best deals’ are not always the same thing

If you come upon an offer that strikes you as amazingly cheap, you must understand that you may end up with a very humble accommodation for the price. That’s why it’s important to check some photos online and read reviews of previous visitors. Use trusted booking sites and contact hotels in advance in case you have doubts or questions.

To get best deals and book your stay, use the search box below:


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