The best hotels in Goa, from the finest in luxury to old world charm

The best hotels in Goa, from the finest in luxury to old world charm

A riot of colour. A gentle pace of life. Palm trees, tumbling bourgainvillea and white sandy beaches that stretch for miles. Temples and churches. Jungles to explore. And not forgetting some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. Goa is a perfect holiday destination for me. Having spent a wonderful week here visiting hotels with The Goa Experience here’s my pick of my favourite 5 places to stay in this magical corner of India.

Unwind on a houseboat on the Chapora River, Goa

Unwind on a houseboat on the Chapora River, Goa

Kicking off my sandals I lie back on the cushions, take a sip of a cool Kingfisher beer and watch the palm trees drifting by. It’s the second to last night of a fabulous week in India and we’re spending it on a Kerala style rice boat on a mini cruise in...
Through the jungle to the Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Through the jungle to the Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

The rocks around the pool’s edge are slippery. I sit down, slide into the cool water and swim over to the waterfall. At the height of its rage, the torrent races down the mountainside in an overpowering, deluge. Despite it now being the end of Goa’s dry...
Exploring South Goa and it’s stunning white sand beaches

Exploring South Goa and it’s stunning white sand beaches

Winding our way through the narrow lanes of South Goa, flanked by coconut palms and dotted with brightly painted houses, I can’t believe I’m finally back in India. But this isn’t the India I remember. It bears no resemblance to chaotic, charismatic...
Goa, an unexpected journey

Goa, an unexpected journey

It is ten years since I last visited India and I have dearly longed to go back ever since. Earlier this month I was over joyed to receive an unexpected invitation to visit Goa. It didn’t disappoint…

A mini guide to Indian street food

A mini guide to Indian street food

Indian is one my favourite types of cuisine but, during the couple of times I visited, I didn’t get many opportunities to try the wonderful variety of Indian street food available throughout the country. Next time I visit India I plan to put that right and, to...
Memories of India

Memories of India

Kathryn, travel photographer and author of Travel With Kat, shares her memories of India which she describes as the most exciting country in the world.

Dastkar

Dastkar

This week’s travel snap is an old photograph (taken on print film) at Dastkar, a women’s collective just outside the Ranthambore National Park in India. These wonderful ladies were busy making the most delightful clothes, tablecloths, napkins and wall...

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