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Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Cottage & Bungalow, Patnem BeachBamboo Yoga Retreat offers yoga holidays in India located directly on sunny, white sandy Patnem beach in Goa. Looking to advance your practice or to enjoy a relaxing yoga holiday? Bamboo Yoga Retreat is considered one of the best spaces to practice yoga in Goa, with inspiring resident teachers and an open-air shala directly on Patnem beach offering uninterrupted sea views. At Bamboo Yoga Retreat you can choose yoga disciplines from Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow to Hatha, Sivananda, Iyengar and Yin f....

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Resorts in Goa with private beach

Looking for the perfect vacation in Goa brings people to think of the possibility of finding a resorts in goa with private beach, it does sounds very appealing, having a small coastline for yourself, far away from the rest of the world.

there are actually more then few resorts with a private beach in Goa, these can be divided generaly into 3 Groups, the first are Big Luxurious five star hotels, next are Small Typical Goa Beach Resorts, and last private Goa beach houses.

Goa five star hotels

Only few five star hotels in Goa engoy a private beach, one example is the Lalit resort in south Goa, this 5 star hotel is in beautiful Ragbaj beach, Canacona and just 10 minutes from Patnem and Palolem beach, bordering with Talpona river on its south end, this hotel offers all luxuries and fab golf facilities.

The thing is the beach is not really only for the use of resort guests, and more then often these type of Goa hotels are functioning as grand wedding / convention halls.

Anyway, if its solitude we where searching in our little quest for private beach in Goa this isn't always the right answer.

Goa Beach Resorts

Small resorts in Goa with private beach are more common option, there are many little hidden heavens in Goa, more of them are down south, at the less developed part of the state, places like Cola beach and Little Cola, located not far from Agonda beach, many times these little beaches have a small steam of sweet water running by them as well.

In Cola beach we can find Blue Lagoon beach resort, it has few options of lodging, from Luxury Beachfront Cottages, to Rajasthani Tents and Beach Huts, all set on a private beach by a beautiful little river.

From time to time a wondering traveler is coming down the road leading to Cola bay, but generally speaking the beach is more or less private, but still shared with the other guests of the resort, Goa season is Goa season after all.

Goa beach House

Finding a house with a private beach in Goa is rare, yet if you come in the right time of Goa season and you know where to look it is very possible, few old fisherman houses in Goa where converted over the years into luxury villas, having a great beach steps from your door.

Down south Goa, Colomb bay is just between Palolem and Patnem beach, many times being crossed by tourists unaware of its existence. on Colomb beach, is the amazing Colomb Beach house, enjoying a private beach for big part of the year, (during high season the beach also serves the guests of Laguna Vista).

apart from that there are houses in Talpona, and in Galgebaj that have a semi private beach.

Recently voted second best beach in India and Top 3 Beach in Asia, Agonda is a very popular destination for parents, with a laid back atmosphere, 3-km of pristine white-sand coastline and very family orientated accommodation. With none of the notorious Goan nightlife it has a deserved reputation as the beach to get away from it all, with a selection of resorts helping you do just that!

 

To conclude, houses and resorts in goa with private beach are available, and if you are really into it, and willing to pay for it, you can have your self a private moment on a private beach in Goa India, alone or with a friend.

Goa Cuisine – Food, Dining and Restaurants in Goa

Goa is a food lover's paradise, offering a taste tour of Indian cuisine, alongside local specialities, fantastic fresh seafood and tropical fruits, as well as international food options to suit the palates of its two million visitors.

Goan Food

The food in Goa, as with anywhere in the world, is influenced by location and climate. This small coastal state relies heavily on fishing, so seafood is a major part of the diet. The land is planted with coconut palms and rice paddies, and so coconut (oil, milk, cream and alcohol) is an important ingredient in Goa recipes, and rice is the staple food. Various spices are used to give the food its intense flavours.

However, what makes Goan food so distinctive is that it is also heavily influenced by history. 450 years of colonization resulted in Goan cooking absorbing a strong Portuguese flavour. Local seafood, coconut, and tangy kokum were combined with palm vinegar (unknown elsewhere in India), chillies and cashew nuts (introduced by the Portuguese) and meats, especially pork, to produce one of the world’s original fusion foods.

To this day, Goan ‘fish curry rice’ - freshly caught fish, such as mackerel, in a hot and sour coconut gravy - is a daily meal.

Traditional Goan Dishes

Unlike much of Indian cuisine, Goan cooking uses a lot of meat and fish. Goan Catholics in particular have been heavily influenced by their Portuguese heritage, with famous fusion dishes including vindaloo, traditionally prepared with pork and vinegar, spicy chouriço sausages, and chicken xacuti with chillies and coconut milk - all dishes whose names and ingredients have their origins in Portuguese cuisine, but with a Goan twist. Mol De Peixe (fish pickle) and Balchao (prawn pickle) are popular accompaniments.

The catch of the day may include kingfish, pomfret, shark and mackerel, with seafood including crabs, prawns, oysters and squid. Seafood can be cooked in sour and spicy sauces such as ambot tik, or more delicate coconut based masalas, rava fried in semolina flour, or baked in a tandoori clay oven.

And for dessert, the Indo-Portuguese blend is again evident in Goa’s most famous pudding bebinca, a rich, layered egg custard with coconut.

Goa Street Food and Dhabas

If you’re hungry but don’t want a full meal, are on a tight budget, or just want to explore eating like a local, then a local dhaba or street food cart is the perfect food pit stop.

Street food carts can be found in most towns in the evening, serving anything from chouriço sandwiches to deep fried chillies. In India’s only beef loving state, beef Chamuças (a type of samosa) and beef croquettes are also a common sight.

Another firm favourite is the Raos Omelette, dipped in a spicy coconut-based gravy and garnished with lime and onions.

And every Goan village will have a dhaba serving chai and bhaji-pao - a pea and potato curry with local bread - for breakfast.

Dining and Restaurants in Goa resorts

While it’s worth seeking out some authentic Goan food whilst on holiday, restaurants in Goa cater to all tastes and palates - from budget south Indian Udupis dishing up vegetarian classics such as masala dosa to high-end establishments serving gourmet mediterranean food. However, most of the time you will probably eat at local beach shacks, or your beach resorts in-house restaurants, offering fresh fruit smoothies, snacks, Indian curries, and fresh seafood on the bbq.

And if you crave a taste of home, whether that’s Tel Aviv, London or Berlin, then a number of expat run cafes can satisfy your craving for hummus, fish & chips or just a really good cup of coffee.

Drinks in Goa

Goa’s popularity as a holiday destination is boosted by having the lowest rates of tax on domestic alcohol in India, from famous Kingfisher beer and Old Monk rum to a wide range of wines and spirits.

Goan Porto, a sweeter less refined version of its Portuguese namesake, can be found everywhere, alongside feni, the local speciality made from cashew nuts or coconuts. Every bar will have its distinctive own feni, whether double distilled or flavoured with spices, but beware - it’s an acquired taste and extremely potent!

For non-alcoholic refreshment, popular local drinks include Badam, an almond milk, or sweet yoghurt lassi, as well as the ubiquitous chai and fresh coconut water.

But on the beaches you’ll find a wide range of refreshing drinks, including lots of tropical fruit juices, and imported alcohol alongside the local alternatives. So why not invent your own cocktail and continue Goa’s rich history of flavour fusion!

Budget resorts in Goa

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In this Goa resort List we have collected all our budget resorts in Goa, please keep in mind that the prices during peak season are always higher, if you seek a cheaper holiday in Goa, you might need to consider not booking during Dec 15th till Jan 20th.

Resorts in south Goa

In the last few years with the prices of resorts in Goa climbing up, it has become harder to find a budget resorts in goa. It is not a big secret that Goa has been, for many years, attracting let’s call it financially challenged travellers, and especially resorts in south Goa where considered a cheaper alternative to other places with similar advantages.

Cheap beach resorts in Goa

Cheap beach resorts in goa used to be lines of coconut leaf beach huts on the beach, some on stilts, with no attached toilets and shower, simple but charming, offering only the basics for a very good price and the best view ever,
most of these resorts are gone now, developed and renovated and with new price tag on too, not only the rooms have evolved, the resorts are offering more amenities and better customer care.

Beach resort in Goa

Today most beach resort in Goa are offering bigger rooms, large balconies, attached hot water shower, and comfortable beds.
But even among those Goa resorts, there is a wide scale of prices and class, the thing is the prices and the classes not always go hand in hand, and paying a lot for your accommodation doesn’t necessarily mean better resort.

Best beach resorts in Goa

Still some of the best beach resorts in Goa, remain faithful to the old style of Goa hosting, these secret places are simple, secluded, short in staff, cheap and mostly full, unless you are willing wait for a room to check-out or just got lucky enough.

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