Families can enjoy relaxing water cruises, spa trips and exciting water sport activities when they venture to the beautiful coastal state of Goa. This coastal destination attracts thousands of tourists every year who want to discover its magnificent beaches and water sports activities. 

Here are some top family friendly tips and things to add to your itinerary when on holiday to Goa.


Cultural Highlights

There is more to this state than just beaches, Goa has many stunning architectural gems that have wonderful historic stories to tell. There are an array of churches and forts that travellers will be very interested in when they visit. Goa is perfect for families, as a romantic holiday destination for couples and those who just want a break. This is a great part of the world where a vacation truly means a chance to unwind.


Best Ways to See Goa

A superb way to see Goa is through a cruise around the water providing brilliant views of the area and a chance to see its amazing landmarks. There are sunset and moonlight cruises available that are definitely worth it to see what this part of India has to offer. The boat ride will take passengers over the Arabian Sea and the waters of the River Mandovi.

Often there is a guide that provides information on the passing attractions and places of interest. There is also occasionally music, entertainment and food on board for travellers to enjoy. This is also a wonderful place for a celebration such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary event. 


Where to Stay

There are options for all budgets for hotels and hostels in Goa.

A great place to stay when heading to this part of Goa is Joecons Beach Resort that offers amazing air-conditioned rooms, suites and villas with top amenities including Wi-Fi internet. Found in the gorgeous town of Benaulim it offers plenty of top venues for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Staff members also provide a shuttle to the nearby beach, and families will particularly adore this hotel for its large living spaces such as three-bedroom villas. The amazing Joecons Wellness Retreat has a range of spa therapies and a steam bath to help travellers relax while on holiday. There is also a swimming pool, fully-equipped gym and the wonderful open-air Joecons Garden Restaurant that provides delicious seafood dishes.


Relaxation Spots

Apart from this hotel there are many beach resorts in Goa offering excellent spas ideal for a visit in this sunny destination. There are many Ayurveda treatment venues offering stunning views and incredible therapies perfect for tourists to unwind. Another lovely place to relax is on Goa’s mesmerising beaches that offer a place to sit under the sun, meet new people or have a swim. 


Best Beaches

There is a lengthy list of beaches available on the coastline of Goa, and some top places to visit include Anjuna, Candolim and Baga that are all ideal for water sports.


Top Rated Activities for Families

Tourists often head there for snorkelling, deep-sea diving and surfing, and they can also go sailing or white-water rafting. The beaches are therefore perfect for active travellers and those who want to just have a break.

There are lots of tours of India which allow you to see more of Goa and the surrounding areas. Also there are lots of alternative things to do for example, if the idea of volunteering in India appeals to you, there are lots of programs in Goa which are really rewarding.


Food & Drink

Goa is also known for offering eateries with delicious cuisine including amazing fresh seafood that is mouth-watering. You should try and find a restaurant that serves speciality local dishes like wild salmon and spicy prawns.

There are many beach stalls that serve this type of food throughout Goa. The nightlife in this part of India is certainly a lot of fun with many lively parties going on until the early hours of the morning.

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