We arrived on time only to find out that East Midlands closed half an hour after we left so we were very lucky all the passengers waiting to return to the UK were being bussed back to the hotels. e stayed at the Victor Exotica which was very nice it was all inclusive and the food was good and plentiful but to be honest in Goa you only need B and B as the food is so cheap and eating out there is an experience, We didn't do too much as John had been poorly before we went away and had just started taking Warfarin so had to take it easy, We ate at a few beach shacks both at lunch and in the evening and can recomend Ganesh, Shams and Bobbys as good value and very welcoming.
e got a taxi one day and asked him to take us to a nice beach and he took us to Dunes resort Mandrem beach this was paradise so we booked to stay for 2 nights in a beach shack later in the week the same driver took us was stayed in a shack which had a ceiling fan, mossie net and hot and cold shower but the highlight was the lovely beach and the lovely cooling breeze the restrant overlooked the beach and the food was so good and really cheap we ate and drank for a full day including water and drinks brought to our sunbeds on the beach for 1175rps about £17 for the 2 of us. we also went to the night market twice we didn't really buy much but the atmosphere was amazing we sat and had a drink and people watched. The dancing cow came to our hotel and was funny. The people in Goa are very welcoming and always smiling they go out of thier way to help you and ask for very little in return. We used local buses to go to Calangute then walked back and stopped at different bars for drinks on the way and we went to the Pheonix Park hotel to have a look as we have booked to stay there next year in April and now I just can't wait. Well its back to work tommorrow all good things must come to an end. Our son and his family would like to go with us next year so we would like to know if there are any companys that do reductions for children aged 4 and 8 well thats it til next year I would like to say a big thankyou to all who gave us some usefull tips and advise before we went oh and by the way Odomos worked really well for us not ! bite!!!!!