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Anjuna Beach: If you happen to visit Goa for the first time, this beach should be a must visit tourist destination. It is located about 18 Km from Panaji which is the administrative capital of Goa. The Chapora Fort and the Albuquerque mansion are the highlights close to this place. The southern end of Anjuna beach is safe for the swimmers and comparatively calm while the northern end of the beach is perfect for adventures like bungee jumping and water sports. Some of the best and closest hotels to the beach are Premier Inn Goa Anjuna (costs around 4,539 per night), The Tamarind (costs around 3,051 INR per night) and Anjuna Beach Resort (costs around 1,667 INR per night).
Baga Beach: Baga beach is one of the best beaches of Goa. Mostly known for its beach restaurants on the shacks – which is perfect for a beach walk post the candle light dinner, night life parties on the Tito’s lane is a must visit and water sports such as parasailing, banana boat rides etc. are a must try. National wind surfing championship is mostly held in the Baga beach, between the months of September & November – every year. For all the adventure freaks this is the best time to plan your vacation. Some of the closest hotels to Baga beach are – CAVALA Sea Side Resort (costs around 4500 INR), Baga Marina Beach Resort (costs around 3900 INR per night), Resort Lagoa Azul (costs around 3000 INR per night), Hotel Bonanza (costs around 2700 per night).
Candolim Beach: Candolim beach is located about 13kms from Panaji and is one of the finest & longest beaches of Goa. It is usually less crowded and a perfect place to relax in peace to view the sunset while you bathe in the sun. The dunes situated right behind the candolim beach, is the main highlight to attract tourists. Candolim beach does not have any beach resorts, but most of the hotels and resorts are close to the beach – Lemon Tree Resort ( costs around 7000 INR per night), whispering palms beach resort (costs around 7100 per night), Highland Beach Resort (costs around 4760 INR) are some of the luxurious and the best resorts around the vicinity.
Agonda Beach: Agonda beach is one of the most popular beaches of Asia which has an extremely delightful view. This beach is located in the South Goa, and is much cleaner and less crowded to assure privacy. You could take a boat ride to spot the dolphins and see the cutest Olive Ridley Turtles at the Turtle centre. You could also night camp on the shores of the Agonda beach to enjoy the breath taking view of stars at night. Some of the best hotel stay options are – Agonda White Sand (costs you 3300 INR per night), Rama Resort (costs 3000 INR per night), Madhu Beach Huts (costs 1800 INR per night).
Some of the other sunny beaches of Goa are Agouda beach, Mandrem Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Chapora Beach, Marojim Beach, Vagator Beach, Colva Beach, Palolem Beach etc.
Best Deals for Hotel Booking
The months of December & January, are usually the peak time for tourists and the travel price can be exorbitant. Hence, it is best to book the hotels or resorts – before a month or two, to get the best deals. For a cost effective trip, you could probably plan a trip anytime between March and October, which is the off-season and the Hotel prices considerably fall down.
If you are planning to visit Goa anytime in the month of June or July 2017, Expedia is running an exciting ‘Goa Sale’ which offers about 50 % off on all Hotel booking between June 1 to July 31.
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