At this point, we all know Goa isn’t a place, it’s an emotion. And at some point, we’ve all had an almost-executed Goa plan with our friends. Well, Karthik and Tanaya are here to inspire you with their 2nd-anniversary celebration at this tropical paradise. Read on to find out how they had a fabulous time among the beautiful beaches and exciting water sports that this exquisite destination has to offer.
Every now and then, my wife and I take a break from daily routines and embark on an adventure together. Traveling with your soulmate is something beyond comparison and no feeling in the world comes close to it. And so when it came to our second anniversary, we were looking for a laid back vacation with a hint of thrill. Well, what do you know, we were already looking for places to visit in Goa.
We came across TravelTriangle while we were browsing for packages online and we decided to go ahead with it. We were quite impressed with the fact that we didn’t have to stick to a pre-decided itinerary and could customize our package the way we liked it. I’m pretty sure a lot went on behind the scenes because the outcome was simply exquisite! My wife and I had a blast and made some memories that we’re going to cherish for a lifetime. Before I go on, here are some of the deets from my trip.
Details of my romantic trip to Goa
Trip Type: Romantic Trip
Cost: INR 15350
No. Of People: 2
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Airport Transfer
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Sightseeing, Personal Expenses
Experiences you can’t miss out on when in Goa
The Beach resort experience!
What better way to enjoy a beach holiday than spending one right by the ocean. Of the many beach resorts in Goa, we had our eyes on the Baga Hideout. We checked in on our first day and enjoyed a pleasant evening at the famous Baga Beach. Catching the sunset was a delight and we also explored some of the beach shacks for some snacks and drinks. I feel like a holiday in Goa becomes all the more exciting when the beach is only a few steps away. With the ocean comes the fun!
Exploring the streets of Goa
So, think about this – you wanted to explore Goa on your own and explore any random beach or street. Well, you don’t have to worry! You will find people at every second corner of the street offering a bike or scooter on rent at very economical prices. So that’s what we did on our second day in Goa. We hired a two-wheeler and drove down to Aguada and Chapora forts. We had a great time here and got some great pictures together. The evening was spent hopping from Baga beach to Calangute and Candolim beach. Trust me, the experience of roaming around the city at your own leisure is extremely relaxing.
Having the time of our lives at Grand Island
I’d be lying to you if I didn’t mention that of all the things to do in Goa, the crazy water sports were what my wife and I were looking forward to the most! This time we chose thrilling water activities over the challenging peaks of the north. We started out on our journey to the Grand Island which was a good three-hour ride but so worth it. It is a refreshing island away from the crowded beaches in the city.
Our day at the island started with an amazing underwater experience with scuba diving. I really can’t put into words how beautiful it is to venture into the sea life, you will have to enjoy it yourself to know. Up next, we went for parasailing which was just as fun. Witnessing the sky meet the ocean is a sight to behold. Once we were done, we also went on to explore the banana ride and jet ski. Later, exhausted, we head back as the sun set upon us offering some breathtaking views.
Let’s go street shopping!
Shopping in Goa is incomplete without visiting the vibrant streets and indulging in the local delights. Before we bid adieu to Goa, we made sure to pick up some souvenirs and local handicrafts for our loved ones. There was also a huge market of spices, tea, cashew, and exotic fruits.
Food and fun!
Goa has such food that will make you drool! It is a complete paradise for seafood lovers with its wide variety of fish served in intense spices and authentic coconut gravies. You will get options of Thai, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese delicacies all at one place.
Here is what out customized itinerary to Goa looked like
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to resort
Day 2: Day at leisure
Day 3: Day at leisure
Day 4: Post breakfast, transfer to the airport
A few travel tips that you can take from us
- Keep change and currency with you at all times. Most of the shops in Goa accept only cash.
- Don’t forget to carry your swimsuit!
- Follow the instructions of guides and trainers during water sports and other activities
- Do not enter the restricted/prohibited areas. These might have proven to be dangerous or risky in the past
Suggested Read: Nightlife In Goa: Experience The Other Side
Our experience with TravelTriangle
We had such a great time in Goa and it couldn’t have been better! The team and dedicated agent were very helpful throughout making out romantic trip to Goa a very special one. They extended their support from beginning to end and made sure we didn’t face any hiccups during our trip.
Answering your queries
Q1. What is famous for shopping in Goa?
Some of the best markets in Goa are the famous local handicrafts and artworks. You’ll find quite a few home decor items here as well. Apart from that, you can also shop for jewelry crafted with shells and little trinkets from the ocean. Other popular items are the cashews, nuts and exotic fruits.
Q2. What should be the budget for Goa?
It can be placed under an economical trip of 4 days ranging somewhere between around 50K in a non-peak season trip for two which would include flights charges, a 4 star resort stay and an average expenditure on food, drinks, shopping, water sports and exploring Goa forts and beaches.
Q3. What food is Goa famous for?
When in Goa, do not miss out on the famous Goan Fish curry is a favorite among local here as well. Apart from this, there are a variety of street food stalls for you to explore. The seafood here is fresh and tastes simply delicious so don’t skip on that either!
Q4. Which is the most beautiful beach in Goa?
Now that would be a tough question because they’re all simply spectacular. South Goa has some beautiful secluded beaches if you’re looking for some tranquility. Morjim and Baga Beach are also some of the top favorites in the city.
Q5. What clothes to take on holiday in Goa?
Well, it’s Goa! Grab all your vibrant colored clothes but make sure you pack light because you’ll probably spend most of your time at the beach. Also, don’t forget your swimsuits and your flips flops!
From crystal clear waters to vibrant local markets, Goa has something for everyone. If you too would like to make the best of your holiday at this beautiful destination, head over to TravelTriangle and customize your own Goa package.