Goa is divided into two halves – North Goa, the hub for nightlife and South Goa, the paradise for all nature lovers. As we know, this tiny state attracts tourists from all across the globe for various reasons. Gamblers may come for some money making, party hunters, beachgoers, watersports fanatics, nature admirers and some may just come because Goa is a well-known destination for spending holidays. So depending on the choices, tourists decide to stay whether in North Goa or South Goa.
Even in North Goa, there are a number of choices with different beaches or locations having different reputation and importance of its own. However, it all depends on your pocket size to decide where you would like to book your accommodation. Being one of the most favorite tourist destinations of the country, Goa remains busy throughout the year and so everything remains expensive which is why you have to be prepared to about your budget in advance.
Near Baga Beach
If you want to stay in close proximity to the night clubs and a happening area through the day and night, you must book your stay around Baga Beach. There are luxurious sea facing resorts to pocket-friendly homestays to accommodate. However, there is no dearth of budget hotels in Goa. To experience top-notch hospitality and sea view, you can consider few premium hotels like Acron Waterfront Resort, Neelam The Grande, White Pearl Suites and Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.
Similarly, for all those who do not wish to give a pinch to their pockets can book homestays like Little India Beach Cottages, Baga Beach Comfort and Doris Guest house.
Near Anjuna Beach
Its also known as Backpacker’s beach is known for its hippy culture and psychedelic music. This beach has a totally different vibe compared to other beaches. Being a backpacker’s paradise, accommodation here is cheapest. It has a wide range of options from fancy hotels to dormitories that are both couple friendly or for a solo stay.
For couples: in Anjuna, it is advised to book hotels like the Ivy Anjuna, Laguna Anjuna etc and solo travelers can reap the benefits of enjoying mix culture of different people coming from different countries by staying in hostels like Dreams hostel, Backpackers hostel, Lazy Llama etc. The hostels have great cafes and rooms at a price you would not hesitate to pay.
Another great location for couples who do not have any budget constraints can stay in Candolim. The area is mostly visited by foreigners and have a chain of famous restaurants that serve delicious food. All those who are looking for all those who are in hunt of rejuvenation and fun must book their stay in Candolim. There are a number of hotels, resorts and guest houses varying from luxury, deluxe to a standard that provide exuberant stay for tourists.
For an exotic lazy holiday, you may book some five-star resorts with a serene view. You can pick from Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Novotel, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa.
Budget Stay in Candolim
Some budget hotels you may consider are Valentines Retreat, Nisu Beach Hotel Villa & Casa Candolim.
North Goa is jam-packed with a number of hotels and restaurants. Each one has its own exclusivity and charm. The tariff of accommodation varies from season to season so you can set your budget accordingly. However, Goa is an expensive tourist destination so be prepared in the back of your mind that everything is going to cost you a hefty amount.