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Family friendly travelling in Goa

Most popular areas in Goa for family-friendly destinations

Goa isn’t just for party hounds, yoga aficionados, and backpackers looking to soak up local culture. It’s also the perfect beach break destination for families, and the sheer variety of hotels reflects this. If you want to stay where the action is, pick one of the pads in well-known hotspots like Calangute and Anjuna, up in bustling North Goa. The more serene South Goa also has popular areas like Cansaulim and Benaulim, while urban areas like Panaji and Vasco da Gama are also great options.

Top family-friendly hotels in Goa

Novotel Goa Shrem provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for families while also delivering on the style front, with its guestrooms being sleek, polished, and evoking something of the ex-colonial culture. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa – Arpora – Baga is another welcoming location, garlanded with picturesque palm trees and offering amenities like an outdoor pool. The trademark cookies on arrival will also be welcomed by anyone visiting with kids. Then there’s Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village, Goa, which offers idyllic, expansive cottage-style accommodation with direct access to a beach.

Where to find the best restaurants in Goa

Its long, colonial history makes Goa a fascinating foodie location, with dishes that will surprise and inspire. Local, family-run restaurants in Panaji and near coastal areas like Calangute serve classic local cuisine including tangy vindaloo, coconut fish curry, and spice-encrusted shellfish. Don’t worry if all of this is a bit too challenging for younger members of your clan. You can also delve into pizzas and other Western eats at casual eateries, while most beaches have street vendors selling delightful snacks like bhajis and burgers.

The most popular things to do in Goa

It almost goes without saying you’ll be spending a lot of your Goa holiday on the smooth sands that line the Arabian Sea. It’s just a question of choosing which ones to bask on. Colva? Anjuna? Mandrem? Frankly, you’ll want to try as many as possible, whether you’re in the mood for lively water sports or simple relaxation. Kids will love a visit to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, a lush hideaway where you can see majestic Indian bison and vibrantly colorful giant squirrels. Not to mention various varieties of snake. One local institution is Anjuna’s weekly flea market, which comes alive every Wednesday and is a holdover from the hippy days. Wander amid heaps of vivid saris, locally crafted jewels, Tibetan sculptures, and ornately decorative bags and bedspreads. Afterwards, take a wander amid the Baroque Portuguese landmarks of the main towns.

Best ways to get around Goa

Don’t be afraid to try the local public transport in Goa. The buses are reliable and make a good, cheap way of getting around this small but multi-faceted state. You can also cram yourselves onto one of the traditional autorickshaws for an exciting way to explore. That said, if you’re here with younger ones and want an easy time of it, hiring your own vehicle will certainly pay dividends in terms of the freedom and comfort you’ll enjoy.

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