Goa Beach

Destination

Goa Holidays

Lush jungles, sandy beaches and laid-back life

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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • 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
  • Flight Time Indirect flights from London Heathrow via Delhi to Goa take approx. 12 hours and 30 minutes
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

Jas

Destination Specialist

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

 

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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£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

Types of Goa holidays

Taj Mahal

Goa Tours

Tours

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