The most appropriate destination to
unwind and unleash oneself is definitely Goa, the place that attracts
innumerable tourists every year. Goa provides much needed solace from bustling
city life as it offers some very exotic beaches, gothic churches, mouth
watering food and vivacious night life. A Goa family vacation is indeed
enjoyable and tourists would be captivated by the attractions. There are plenty
of hotels in Goa that are suitable to various tastes and budgets.
Though Goa is favorable throughout the year, but the best time to visit Goa is
during the winters as summers are too humid and monsoons witness heavy rains.
There are many attractions that can definitely revamp any Goa family vacation.
For families and couples, there are several serene beaches in Goa like the
Anjuna beach, Sinquerim beach etc. where tourists can enjoy themselves. Those
families who wish for safe swimming, para-sailing, eating out at the shacks and
shopping at the flea markets should not miss out on visiting the famous Calangute
beach. For families who are inclined towards adventurous sports, should visit
the Dona Paula beach and indulge in water sports like water-scooter, cycle, and
motorboat rides to windsurfing, parasailing, water-skiing etc. Kids often love
to visit the sanctuaries and discover the abundant wildlife as well as scenic
waterfalls. To enjoy such attractions tourists should definitely plan a day’s
trip any of the three main sanctuaries i.e. in Bondla, Bhagwan Mahavir and
Cotigao, all of these are filled with wide varieties of flora and fauna.
Families can also take their kids to the Dudhsagar falls that almost resembles
an overflowing milk-sea. The best time to visit the falls is between June to
September, and kids should also enjoy elephant rides. Couples, especially, the
honeymooning ones should embark upon a cruise on the Mandovi River and enjoy
the scenic hues, remote lights, traditional Goan music, dance and food.
Hotels in Goa
Hotel Green Park is among the popular budget hotels in Goa hotels and is conveniently
situated between Mapusa and Panjim that offers a relaxed stay as well as is
reachable to the nearby beaches. The rates per night range between Rs.1500 to
Rs. 2400 and the hotel offers facilities like multi cuisine restaurant, garden
restaurant, bar, wi-fi connectivity, swimming pool, green lawn etc. Among other
sought after family hotels in Goa is Lasolitaire Beach Retreat, which is also
counted as one of the luxurious hotels in Goa and prices per night start at Rs.
Being one of top tourist hotspots, Goa is quite well connected by air, rail and
road. Dabolim airport, situated at a distance of around 29 km from Panaji, is
the key entry point for Goa. Plenty of trains also ply through the Goan route,
especially after opening up of the Konkan railways. As per the road travel,
many state buses from Maharashtra and Karnataka operate from Panaji. The most
exciting part is to move inside Goa by renting a bike or a car and driving
amidst the beautiful wide roads. Once in Goa, families should not miss out on
beach side picnics and savoring the Goan delicacies that quite unique in taste.
Tourists should also throng at the flea markets and enjoy shopping.
Family Vacation in Goa & Some Good Goa Hotels