Best Things to do in Goa on Honeymoon

  • UPDATED Oct 17, 2018

The relaxed atmosphere, stretches of scenic beaches and coconut palms, the charming architecture and sumptuous cuisine of Goa is alluring to both couples and singles. Goa is a unique confluence of a happening nightlife and relaxed afternoons. Therefore, what better decision than a honeymoon in Goa. Read on to get an insight into the idyllic backdrop of Goa while you make memories, taking the first step together on the journey of life.

Best Things to do in Goa on Honeymoon

1. Dolphin Spotting, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

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Goa is blessed with beautiful beaches, giving couples ample opportunities for enjoying the delights of the wonderful marine life. Watching the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in their natural habitat is a wonderful experience. The Dolphin spotting tours are usually carried out early in the morning enhancing the beauty of the golden beaches and serene water of the Arabian Sea. Some of the Dolphin Sighting Tour operators offer schemes like ‘No Dolphin, No Pay’.

The snorkeling & scuba diving experience at the Bat Island located a kilometer away from the Baina beach of Vasco, allow you to witness the colourful marine life and gigantic corals lying below the deep blue water of the Arabian Sea with your darling, making it one of the most romantic experiences ever.

The training and equipment required for these activities is provided by the tour operators and organizers. So don’t worry and take the plunge!

2. Dinner Date on Floating Restaurant

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Watch the sun set on the horizon and the twinkling stars rise up in the sky as you enjoy a romantic dinner date with your sweetheart at Floating Restaurant & Bar Flor Do Mar. Located close to the banks of Chapora River, this restaurant is the perfect place to raise a toast to your holy matrimony. The place hosts Goa’s best live bands, DJs and a sumptuous, handcrafted menu that is sure to take you on a delectable gastronomical journey. It is a top ranker on the list of things to do in Goa for couples.

3. Market Visit

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Girls, this is a great time to induct your spouse on the fundamentals of shopping and your shopping habits. Goa offers some lively and colourful market places bustling with shoppers scouting for spices, handicrafts, textiles, antiques, apparels, footwear and everything you can name. The Anjuna Flea Market is the liveliest of them all but Mapusa Market, Calangute Market Square are just as good for shopping in Goa. One definite shopper’s paradise that you must accommodate on your itinerary is the Saturday Night Bazar at Arpora.

4. Explore the Colonial Architecture

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The confluence of the Portuguese and Goan culture is evident in the Goan architecture. The typical Goan  bungalows with Portuguese style wrought iron balconies, pillard porches, cute little windows all stand testimony to the mixed culture and the laid back lifestyle of Goa. The ruins of the once mighty forts are a visually stimulating sight as well. Must Visits Chapora Fort, Agoada, Bardez and Tiswadi.

5. Stroll on the beach

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An evening stroll down the beach, watching the sun set is an intimate experience and an absolute must do on your Goa honeymoon. There is something very soothing about watching the sun set as you and your partner take a stroll down the beach holding hands. Some pristine secluded beaches in Goa ideal for couples are butterfly beach, Kakolem beach, Hollant, Betul, Cola and Velsao. There is a folklore that suggests Donna Paula beach, named after the daughter of a Portuguese viceroy, who sacrificed her life for love. Some of the best resorts in Goa also have private beaches for their guests such as Varca Palm Beach resort, Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Holiday Inn Resort and many more.

6. Water Sports

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Adventure sports can really improve the bond between couples and can get the adrenaline rushing. Most beaches offer water sports like Banana Boat ride, Jet skiing, Knee and Wake boarding, wind surfing, etc. White water rafting on the Mhadei river is also one of the popular adventure activities in Goa. If you are not up for that much of an adventure, Kayaking is a great relaxing activity. Adventure activities like these are the best things to do on honeymoon in goa, however, if you are travelling to Goa during monsoons it is best to avoid water sports due to the rough seas.

7. Parties in Goa

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The Goa nightlife is more glamorous than any other metro city in India. For singles, Goa is almost synonymous to neon lights, cheap alcohol, dancing and delectable food. Although North Goa has most of the happening party scene, south Goa is famous for its silent noise parties at Palolem beach.

The beach shacks in Goa facing the sea are a wonderful place to party. Titos near Baga, Curlie’s and Zanzibar are some of the hottest party places in Goa.

In Goa, you can experience calmness and noise, romance and fun, colonial and contemporary just like the complementary and diverse flavours of marriage. Goa offers variety of experiences and at the end of it all life is all about making memories, isn’t it?

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So get booking and get ready for a grand best honeymoon in Goa! 

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