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Goa Holidays

Goa holidays take you to one of the most popular and vibrant states in India. Situated on the country’s west coast, facing the Arabian Sea, Goa boasts many stunning beaches, each with their own character and charm. Ideal for a relaxing beach holiday, the area is also popular among those wanting to take in some of the forests and natural sights.

Goa offers many fine hotels to stay in, both inland and close to the best beaches. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll have opportunities to sample the finest fish cooked by locals. Visit the spice markets, known for their heady aroma, while soaking up the atmosphere. Adventurers will get the chance to partake in watersports, to hike through the forests and spot wildlife wherever they turn.

Discover the best experiences on holidays in Goa

When you’re looking for a special holiday that rises above the competition, Hayes & Jarvis has the experience to ensure your dreams will be satisfied. Our expertise ensures you’ll be able to book the holiday you’ve always wanted. From sandy beaches to diving breaks and the famous markets of Goa to its hidden history, we’re ready to help.

Combine your Goa holiday with a tour of northern India, taking in the many highlights the region can offer. To discover India’s landscapes in more depth choose our shorter tour of Kerala and take a cruise before exploring the tea plantations. Goa is also perfect to pair with a Golden Triangle tour of India, ensuring you won’t miss any of the famous sights.

Destination Highlights
  • Relax on a beautiful beach
  • Discover stunning waterfalls
  • Visit spice markets
  • Visit wildlife sanctuaries
  • Discover Old Goa

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The Leela Goa

Goa

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Guide Price

£2,099 pp

The Leela Goa

ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

Goa

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ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Goa

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Alila Diwa Goa

Goa

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Alila Diwa Goa

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from London Heathrow via Delhi to Goa take approx. 12 hours and 30 minutes

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Things to do in Goa

  • From Beach to Sanctuary

    Immerse yourself in Goan culture during your travels. Sample the fine fish dishes you’ll see at stalls and in restaurants. Enjoy the aroma of spices. Wander through the Mapusa Market and find handicrafts and gifts as memories of your journey.

  • Visit Dudhsagar Falls

    Dudhsagar means ‘stream of milk’, and you’ll witness the three streams of water flowing into these 600 metre high falls. Nestled in a forest within a wildlife sanctuary, the falls are just one of the highlights you’ll experience here.

  • Beach Holidays in Goa

    Discover your ideal beach in Goa, with warm waters beckoning and the chance to swim, snorkel, dive, or simply relax on the warm sands. Explore the flea market at Anjuna Beach or indulge in the Watersports at Benaulim Beach.

  • Historic Old City

    Velha Goa (Old Goa) awaits eager visitors wishing to learn more about the history of the area. Explore the historic buildings, which are now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you wander around what remains of this charming place.

Best time to visit Goa

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
24ºC
8mm
Nepal
9ºC
13mm
Mumbai
24ºC
Kerala
28ºC
21mm
Delhi
13ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
25ºC
3mm
Nepal
12ºC
14mm
Mumbai
25ºC
Kerala
28ºC
26mm
Delhi
17ºC
25mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
28ºC
5mm
Nepal
16ºC
10mm
Mumbai
27ºC
Kerala
29ºC
40mm
Delhi
22ºC
25mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
33ºC
1mm
Nepal
20ºC
29mm
Mumbai
29ºC
Kerala
29ºC
119mm
Delhi
29ºC
8mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
38ºC
Nepal
22ºC
70mm
Mumbai
30ºC
20mm
Kerala
29ºC
216mm
Delhi
33ºC
41mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
40ºC
Nepal
23ºC
129mm
Mumbai
29ºC
494mm
Kerala
27ºC
341mm
Delhi
32ºC
97mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC
Nepal
22ºC
325mm
Mumbai
28ºC
735mm
Kerala
27ºC
239mm
Delhi
31ºC
190mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC
Nepal
22ºC
239mm
Mumbai
28ºC
530mm
Kerala
27ºC
156mm
Delhi
30ºC
201mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
39ºC
Nepal
22ºC
175mm
Mumbai
28ºC
348mm
Kerala
27ºC
175mm
Delhi
29ºC
134mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
36ºC
Nepal
20ºC
67mm
Mumbai
29ºC
91mm
Kerala
27ºC
268mm
Delhi
25ºC
10mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
31ºC
2mm
Nepal
15ºC
7mm
Mumbai
28ºC
Kerala
27ºC
192mm
Delhi
20ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
26ºC
8mm
Nepal
11ºC
8mm
Mumbai
26ºC
Kerala
27ºC
69mm
Delhi
15ºC
9mm
  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    "Pay a visit to one of Goa's evening markets – the perfect place to pick up a keepsake to treasure.”

Types of Goa holidays

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