Five Goan Favourites

Goa will come alive between 18 – 21 February for the famous Carnival – more on that below in our Members’ Corner –  but for those of you lucky enough to be visiting one of our award-winning Goa properties during Carnival – here are five of our favourite things to do in the Pearl of the Orient… 

Old Goa

Once the capital and stronghold of the Portuguese in Goa, Old Goa today is famous for the many grand and historic churches there. The Churches and Convents of Old Goa were declared a World Heritage site in 1986. The Basilica de Bom Jesus houses the relics of St. Francis Xavier – revered by people of all religions and from all over the world. Sé Cathedral holds the miraculous cross and is one of the largest cathedrals in Asia. Definitely worth a visit!

Mobor Beach

Check out this understated yet stunning stretch of beautiful white sand between the Arabian Sea and the Assolna River Estuary. Bring a picnic and settle in for a tranquil treat – or take advantage of the wide variety of watersports available here.
Real Yoga

Complete your Goa experience with a calming yoga session in the very place it originated. There are countless retreats and studios to choose from – whether it’s vigorous vinyasa or tranquil yin you’re after.

Wild Goa

Discover Goa’s rich interior – home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. First port of call should be Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary where you’ll discover several endemic species of birds and animals. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorao is a magnificent mangrove swamp and one of Goa’s best wildlife sanctuaries. Bondla and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuaries are also well worth the trip.
Dive In

From kayaking to parasailing and snorkelling to scuba diving – if water sports are what give you an adrenaline rush, there are plenty of options to choose from in Goa. This is the perfect time to head to one of Goa’s water sports centres and spend a day at sea. Don’t forget your sunscreen!


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