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South Goa

Leicestershire
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11 reviews
South Goa

We have just booked to stay in South Goa for a week at the Holiday Inn. The deal was too good to be true and after missing a Mexico bargain I booked straight away, but after reading the forums today, I now think I know why.

Does much happen in South Goa? Sounds like all the partying is in the North. Is the North commercialised or just more fun?

Is the North resort area it accesible by taxi if we did fancy a couple of nights partying?

Too late to cancel so I hope the south has some good points.

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Watford England
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232 posts
1. Re: South Goa

Dont worry , south is quieter but you can get a taxi north party all night whilst the taxi waits and he will take you back for about 15 quid. The south is nice too so make sure you take some of that in. Where abouts is the Holiday Inn.

Steve

Leicestershire
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3 posts
11 reviews
2. Re: South Goa

According to the map its the furthest South, ha ha!! Next to Leela Palace. The reviews seem fine, but we don't plan to spend the whole week in the resort.

Is there any particular day of the week that is better to head North?

Watford England
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232 posts
3. Re: South Goa

I think thats Mobor, not quite the furthest south but you are getting there. For most of the season you will have Tito's in Baga which is a bar/club. Just past Baga you have club Cubana which is out in the sticks on a hill and has a swimming pool you are free to use (take cossy). This place costs abouut £10 to get in and the drinks are free all night. If you do it on a saturday you can go to Ingo's night market before which is an experience but chaotic. Further North you have Vagator and Anjuna. These are the more 'relaxed' parties and advice of their whereabouts can be obtained at the local shacks. officially music is supposed to stop at 11pm but things go on all night providing the owners have been nice to the police. Depending on your style of partying, remember you are not in spain, don't get an extended stay in the nick at Fort Aguada because you will be there for a long while. Have fun and feel free to ask anything else.

Steve

england
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228 posts
4. Re: South Goa

My advice would be to take a taxi to Baga, find a cheap hotel and stay for a couple of nights so that you can sample the North. As sonofscouse said, Ingo's saturday night market is worth a look so maybe stay over Saturday and Sunday.

South Goa is very quiet, and caters more for older couples or honeymooners. One good thing about being in the south is Palolem. It's a great beach and a cool place to hang. (Bourne Supremacy opening scenes were filmed there).

It used to be a sleepy fishing village but now it's really took off and in high season you struggle to find a bed for the night. Most accom is in Co-Co huts on the beach......it's fab!!!

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5. Re: South Goa

We stayed at the Holiday inn in 2000. At the time it was rated 4 star but I would say it was no more than 3 although it was reasonably clean. Staff were great but I got ill eating their buffet. There are some great restaurants up the road near the Donna Sylva. Mikes and The Goan Village (not sure if they are still there). The south is quite but we kept most of the bars open until 3-4am so you can get a late drink !.

Just get a cab, so cheap and great fun, just hold on !

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6. Re: South Goa

Stayed there a few years ago and had a fantastic time. It is quieter than the North but hire a taxi for the day(£20) and you can visit anywhere. We spent one day a.m. Hindu temple then visited Old Goa went to Mapusa market which is mad but worth the trip ten p.m. went Baga Beach and chilled out with a few beers in a Beach Shack. Around the Holiday in there are lots of shacks and rest.

South Yorkshire
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86 reviews
7. Re: South Goa

You have got the most fantastic beach to chill out on,& loads of wonderful beach shacks from yours up to the Dona Sylvia, which is about half hours walk along the beach. With the lovely warm water lapping at your feet, you will not want to move from the South, enjoy, we are going over Xmas and are disappointed that our accomadation has been altered to nearer the airport, we wanted the Holiday Inn.