GOA: WHAT TO EXPECT?
Goa has often been cited as one of the most delightful destinations in India. With its vast stretch of beaches, culinary delicacies, nightlife and a culture which is a combination of contemporary India and Western influence, Goa delights tourists from all corners of the globe. They adore Goa for its ravishing mix of sun, sand and sea.
Goa is really one of the finest destinations in India for international travelers. People of Goa are no strangers to western tourists and come across them round the year.
Let’s figure out some of the very basics for your visit to India during the Goa Wellness Festival, 2018.
STAYING AT GOA
For tourists or international tourists alike, finding hotels in Goa is easier than it may be in the rest of India. If you’re in Goa, accommodation woes minimize to a great extent!
Irrespective of your budget, you are likely to find accommodation or rental spaces which match your taste and preference. The variety available may catch you by surprise.
There’d be some Goa resorts for backpackers who are just looking for a nice and cozy room to take away the daytime fatigue. This is found in conjunction with jazzy and deluxe five star suites which delight you with the detailing.
The Goa Wellness Festival 2018 meets you right in the beginning of the year in January, a season which is likely to be breezy. For Goa, this is the peak tourist season. It would be a fine idea to make some accommodation bookings in advance!
THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR STAY: NORTH GOA VS SOUTH GOA
While at your Goa trip or while booking your rooms, you might have a choice to make between staying over in North Goa or South Goa.
For once, North Goa is likely to be less expensive than South Goa.
Let’s now analyze the differences between North Goa and South Goa, starting with their beaches.
North Goa beaches will delight you with their vibes. These have an electrifying aura about them and will meet the fancy and delight for everyone who loves to get their party shoes on!
Baga Beach, Vagaator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Calangute Beach are alive with activity, in particular at this time of the year. While you’d find parties that you adore, there’d be watersports that delight. Street food at North Goa beaches ensure that there’s be enough substance and class for anyone who has a ravenous appetite.
But if you are deeply interested in finding a peaceful nook that delights you with sheer beauty of nature, South Goa beaches may make a fine bet. You could lie on the sun kissed beaches on a hammock, enjoying the gentle tan and reading a book that you wanted to finish. These make a fine avenue for some soul searching on your much awaited holiday.
Palolem Baech, Butterfly Beach and Majorda Beach in South Goa have some of the most sophisticated eateries in Goa. Tiswadi Island comes across as one of the best weekend getaways for a couple.
GETTING AROUND IN GOA
If you are planning to enjoy some of the best heritage locations and delightful beaches in India, you may book a luxury bus for sightseeing.
But getting a personalized car rental for yourself and your family gives you more control. You could then spend more time leisurely strolling a beach, checking out a heritage site, clicking photographs, checking out museums, a trek, the list goes on!
The remainder of destinations could wait for the next calendar day.
You may even have the liberty to rent a self driven bike or a car while in Goa.
WHAT TO PACK?
All set for the Goa Wellness Festival, it’s time to pack your bags for the event!! Let’s consider the basics and the essentials that you need to carry with you!
The event is timed for January and the Goa weather is likely to be chilly and breezy. To be safe, a light jacket or some pullovers should be just fine.
For the yoga meets in the open or indoors, be equipped with full yoga outfits. This would be yoga pants and yoga tops. Choose to carry a pair of comfortable footwear such as crocs or slippers. Along with that, it’s fine idea to carry some optional footwear as well.
The Goa Wellness Festival would involve some therapy sessions based on naturopathy. These are intended to heal chronic and lifestyle disorders. So do carry some pairs of used lowers with you, the kind you wouldn’t mind if they get soiled.
- Apart from this, some essentials for your visit include:
Some tools for your hobby or enrichment activities, such as books
- Let’s take a look at the items that you need not bring over for your visit:
Avoid bringing habituary devices such as a fidget spinner, as this could cause distraction
We are committed towards ensuring a delightful and enlightening experience for you at the Goa Wellness Festival 2018.
But there are some rules that we expect you to follow!
There is a restriction on cellphones and gadgets. We do allow cellphones for essential communication but request you to not get distracted by devices as the primary goal of the event is to detach and reconnect with yourself.
We have a strict no alcohol/no drugs/no smoking policy during the wellness festival. Any deviation found from this behavior has a strict no tolerance, and may result in an early checkout from the wellness event.
Allergies are often nothing to worry too much about, but they can give one a scare occasionally. With a change in seasons, some allergic reactions are bound to happen. Some people are more prone to allergies than others.
You might be travelling to a new country for attending the Goa Wellness Festival 2018, and it may be possible that accustoming yourself to the new environment is challenging.
Let us be prepared! Choose to carry some basic remedies, like cough syrups with you. If you require any medical assistance, we’d be more than happy to provide the same for you.
If you do have some food allergies or related preferences, do let us know in advance. This would allow us to prepare meals in a way that is most suited to your taste and liking.
Even while we ensure that your stay at Goa Wellness Festival 2018 is pleasant and enlightening, some basic medical precautions might just make a difference!