Goa is only a short hop from Bangalore, in fact it only takes an hour to fly there and it costs about the same as a return ticket from Bristol to London – AMAZING!
There isn’t a whole heap to do there but that’s just perfect as we go there to do absolutely nothing. It never fails to amaze me how beautiful and calming it is there, I feel so very lucky to be able to get away to this little paradise so easily and will miss it like crazy when we leave.
We’ve been to Goa about 5 times while we’ve been in India, and each time we go back to the south. We visited north Goa when we back-packed around the country back in 2002 but left earlier than planned and vowed never to return (the streets were lined with British style pubs serving cooked breakfasts – we were in India to experience something different!). South Goa, unlike the north of the state, still has areas which are relatively untouched and still beautiful.
WHERE WE STAYED
Agonda Wite Sands – Agonda Beach
Monsoon Guest house – Agonda Beach
Bamboo House Goa – Cavelossim
Holiday Inn Resort – Cavelossim – We only stayed here out of season when all the beach huts were closed.
FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
Banana pancakes at the Monsoon guest house
Prawn curry at Agonda White Sands
Cocktails at The Leela
FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO
Not much! The hole point of going was to relax!
Read on the beach
Sketch the beach huts and boats
Drink to the sun setting
Yoga at Monsoon Guest house
WHAT I WORE
A mix of maxi skirts, maxi dresses and shorts.