Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Destination Goa for 2013

Goa to me has never been just a destination  - I refer to it as a state of mind. I have visited Goa in many seasons and yet, I have never been able to head there for a new year's eve celebration.  By the time we make our plans, Goa Hotels get overbooked, the rooms are full, there are no train tickets  and the flights are  more expensive than a return trip to London.




This time however, we have been trying to make our plans well in advance . I have been toying with the idea of spending a night in the forests of Goa or head to Ponda or live it up in old Goa.  But my friends want to party and they are insisting that we join them. I would ideally prefer a lovely vacation home somewhere atop a cliff near a beach , but I would look at places that are accessible as well and I want to be close to a beach. 

Hotels in Goa get booked almost as early as end November and  it is very difficult to get a room of your choice. There are always two ways of looking at spending a new years eve destination. Either you find a good budget hotel which offers you all the comforts of a resort and you spend your entire night at a party or driving from one party to another or you check in at a comfortable spa resort and chill and party away the night there. Given a choice, I would prefer a lovely Portuguese villa near the beach , where I can have my own private party and ring in the new year.

Its almost end of November and we are still not decided..what are your recommendations ?


13 comments:

Poorna said...

All the best for your New Year jaunt in Goa. Be prepared for nightmarish traffic jams on New year eve. Ginger though good is too basic and cramped. They could have increased the room size a bit.

If you are the spa kind, then head to Hyatt. It has the best spa in Goa. I agree the best option is to hire a villa near the beach and have your own party.

Also recommend you to drive around to see, feel and enjoy the festive spirit. Goa will be fully decked up during this time.

Another good option is to stay in south Goa especially in Agonda which has tented accommodation and beaches are gorgeous. Dwarka and Blue Lagoon are good bets

sharath said...

Well.. Goa is one of the best destination for welcoming new year! I have spent last 3 new yrs in Goa.n plannin fr 4th. If you want to be near the Beach on 31 night den Baga (much crowded)/Candolim/calangute are good :)n to party hard like rave parties Anjuna vl work i guess ;)fr accommodation rather than choosing 3 & 5 star hotels you can choose 'cafe del mar'one of the best in Goa they have a chain of resorts, hotels, resto etc. well these are jst ma recommendations fr u :)Have a happy new Yr.

Avik chatterjee said...

I would rather prefer a beach in South Goa like Palolem Beach and take a hut around there. Probably spend more time in the backwaters or to the Cinchona islands.

A private party at Butterfly Beach would be a unique idea though.

A wonderful New Year in advance.

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anamika k said...

Hey,

yesterday i was checking flights & resorts for Goa online. I am planning to celebrate coming new year in this stunning city

Raj singla said...

have visited Goa in many seasons and yet, I have never been able to head there for a new year's eve celebration

david rustum said...

There are always two ways of looking at spending a new years eve destination. Either you find a good budget hotel which offers you all the comforts of a resort and you spend your entire night at a party or driving from one party to another or you check in at a comfortable spa resort and chill and party away the night there.

Mohit Bhatiya said...

Well Baga Beach one of the famous spot for Christmas or New year occasion :D

Regards
Mohit Bhatiya

rajni singh said...

i was checking flights & resorts for Goa online yesterday . but i could not find best air flight.

yashvi jain said...

I would prefer a lovely Portuguese villa near the beach , where I can have my own private party and ring in the new year.

rudra singh said...

I have visited Goa in many seasons and yet, I have plan for a new year's eve celebration.

avinash jaiswal said...

Goa is good place for tourism. but is is costly place.

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Nice Place for the Celebrationssss...Happy an Prosperous New Year to all..