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Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

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Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

Hi, i am looking for some advice. My partner and I have decided to go to Goa at the end November/beginning of December for 2 weeks but Im not sure if it is worth my while taking an all inclusive package or if i should just get a b&B deal and may for meals/drinks as we go - does anyone have any recommendations of what works best in Goa?

Also do you have any idea how much you typically would spend for food and drink in Goa (eating out every day and having a couple of drinks for both of us)?

Any other tips on holidays to go would also be very much appreciated!

Thank,

Karen

Felixstowe, United...
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1. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

In Goa it is far better to go B/B, as part of the fun of being in Goa is the eating out.I would NEVER go A/I, and nor would most people on this forum.

Prices!!! you could get away on a tight budget of around £250 for you both, if you were carefull on eating and drinking , But, i think £500-£600 for you both is more realistic.I spend a bit more than this as i have a few more than a couple of drinks.(naughty). This will also include a few taxi rides and small spends.Most people i know do not spend more than this in two weeks, unless they buy jewellery.

essex
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16 reviews
2. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

Definately B & B over All Inclusive. The food in goa is fabulous and cheap.There is a superb choice - Goan, Indian, Chinese, Western, and loads of restaurants/beach shacks to choose from. Lx

Leeds
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3. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

I prefer b&b too, there are some lovely restaurants in Goa serving delicious & reasonably priced food. When we were there in January I spent about £360 in 2 weeks which included all my food and drink (I'm not a massive drinker but usually have a couple of cocktails or a few bacardi breezers most nights), a couple of trips, 2 leather handbags and a couple of items of jewellery too.

London, United...
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for Goa
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4. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

B&B absolutely definately! The restaurants are superb and cheap. The food you get in the hotels is not to the standard it is in the restaurants,you will get lots of buffets in the hotels, which I dont like. We spend about £15 on a meal for the two of us including a couple of drinks each. As well as that, you will find that you just wont be in the hotel to take advantage of the drinks and snacks, you will be out all the time so you will probably end up paying for the twice!

Plymouth, United...
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for Tigaki
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5. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

Just like to have my say. yep agree with all the previous posts !!

"B&B is best"

BOB.

Manchester, UK
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6. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

Hi Karen

I agree with all of the above.

If you want a good idea of prices Emerald001 did a fantastic trip report last year and listed what they had to eat - and the prices! You can find it here tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297604-i6045-k2…

The exchange rate at the moment with xe.com is just over 69 rupees to the pound.

Stourbridge, United...
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7. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

Agree B&B is best, however, if your hotel is a bit out of the way like ours, you will spend a fair bit on taxis to get to other places to eat. IF you are staying in the main areas however, there will be loads of places to eat withing walking or shorter taxi rides. Our first year( quite a few years ago) we mostly ate in the hotel(Ronil) as the food was so good and we were a bit nerouse of risking other places,Now though, we eat at different places, depending on the mood and what sort of food we want on the night.

milton keynes
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786 posts
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8. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

hi

b&b every time, there are too many great places to eat to feel like your tied to your hotel. we use all inclusives in other countries but goa isn't the place for it

mick

Plymouth, United...
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9. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

So Kaz 86, what do ya think. I recon it's pretty unanimous.

what will you do?

BOB.

LIVERPOOL
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10. Re: Goa - Bed & Breakfast v All Inclusive

No contest B & B! Part of the Goan attraction is the eating out.