Goa - The Perfect Honeymoon Destination
Goa is considered the most exotic Indian State with a blend of Portuguese and Indian Culture. Tourists from all over the world visit Goa for its beaches, night-life, parties or simply laidback holidays. It is one of the most favored Honeymoon destinations in India. Couples can choose from a wide variety of holiday packages with special inclusions such as special romantic cruise, candle-light dinner on the beach etc. for their honeymoon. Goa is beautifully divided between North Goa and South Goa. The Northern part offers adventure activities and parties while the Southern part offers a more relaxed holiday.
We are providing with the most preferred beaches in Goa for honeymoon couples.
Special Honeymoon Beach Holidays
Goa is one of the few states in India that is a perfect blend of urban and rural culture. The Beaches of Goa are some of the most visited places, especially for honeymooners. Baga Beach is one of the most happening places in Goa. Named after the Baga Creek, it is a hub for all kinds of activities. Couples can indulge themselves in water sports such as Parasailing, Banana Rides, Jet-skiing, Snorkeling etc. and make their bond stronger. Famous for it night-life, Baga offers some of the most amazing clubs for parties in India. It truly is one of the beloved honeymoon destinations in India. There a couple of other beaches that are quite nearby and can be easily accessed from Baga. These include Candolim Beach which is at a distance of 4.6KMs from Baga. It is known for its picturesque sunsets and is usually less crowded. Sinquerim Beach, which is at distance of 6.4KMs, also attracts a lot of couples on their honeymoon. One can visit the Aguada Fort and opt for a ride to go Dolphin Watching. Before heading out to Candolim Beach one can visit Calangute Beach which is another famous place in Goa named as the “Queen of Beaches”, it offers couples a beautiful stretch of around 7KMs along the Arabian Sea with expotic eateries. One can sunbathe on the sand and watch the beautiful rays of the sun dancing over the sea. Anjuna Beach is to the North of Baga. It is here one can indulge in late-night parties on the beach with a vibrant night-life which attracts a lot of foreign nationals in large numbers. During the day couples can indulge in Ayurvedic Spas and if feeling adventurous can opt for Scuba Diving.
Besides exploring the beaches of Goa, honeymoon couples can do other fun things also. A trip to the Casino to try a hand at gambling or a day excursion to the fun parks which are all unique with different themes can be quite satisfying. One can add an extra day and visit the Dudhsagar Waterfalls which are 60 KMs. from Panaji, Goa’s Capital. The falls have become a special tourist attraction and are also one of the tallest waterfalls in India.
Goa is also known for its unique markets and bazaars where one can buy artifacts, handicrafts, Goan pottery and lots of amazing things.
Famous Markets of Goa :
1. Anjuna Flea Market
This is a very famous flea market of Goa. It is once in a week marketplace which opens every Wednesday. Shop here to buy dirt-cheap knock-offs and get to feel the real vibe of Goa.
2. Mickie’s Night Bazaar
This is unlike any marketplace you will come across in India. It remains open throughout November to April. Visit this place to watch Live Bands performing to various musical numbers and dine for some of the famous Goan traditional delicacies.
3. Mapusa Market
Mapusa market is the right place to shop for traditional handcrafts, antiques, Goan pottery, spices, textiles etc. for your home. This marketplace remains open from Monday to Saturday and is a must visit place.
4. Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar
This market place is as interesting as the name sounds. Shop here for clothes, accessories, locally crafted handlooms and lots of cool things. While at this market, hear Live Musicians perform and binge at the local eateries. This market opens at 4 in the afternoon on Saturdays and closes at 3 in the morning on Sundays.
5. Arpora Saturday Night Market
This marketplace has a lot of really awesome things to offer. One can go clubbing and club hopping at this market and discover new pubs and bars. This is an ideal place to pick up Goan souvenirs.
6. Calangute Market
Another famous market is the Calangute marketplace. This place got highlighted for its hippy culture of the 60’s and 70’s. One can buy Tibetan, Thai, Kashmiri, Goan items here. Situated on the beach with palm trees it has shacks and stalls selling some of the most amazing cuisines.
Ps. Do not be shy at bargaining.
Things to Note While in Goa
* While Out-Doors apply a high SPF (Above 40) sun protection cream.
* Wear sunglasses and hats.
* Notice for sign of red-flags warnings at the beaches as high-tides can sweep you out to the sea if you plan to go swimming.
* It is common to see people in their bikinis but nudity is prohibited and punishable under the law.
* Drinking in public places and beaches is banned under the law.
* Keep your belongings safe while relaxing on the beaches or while shopping.
* Say No to Drugs. As raves and parties are a common thing, it is advisable to stay away from people with such intentions and habits as it
can land you in hot waters with the law.