Goa Beach

Destination

Goa Holidays

Lush jungles and sandy beaches

On the western coast of India lies Goa, a cultural fusion of eastern and western influences. Years of Portuguese ruling have given it a unique identity, unlike anywhere else in India. With whitewashed churches, emerald green paddy fields, and miles of long sandy beaches, the sound of sea lapping the sand, the call of tropical birds in the skies, and the whisper of wind through the coconut groves – Goa is a truly magical place for a holiday.

In the north find Mapusa’s colourful Friday market full of spices, aromas, and new exciting flavours to test the senses. Visit the city of Velha Goa (Old Goa), once the capital of Portuguese India, the remains of the city are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Relax on Goa’s shores for the perfect end to your private journey through India, Mandrem beach is often voted the best in the region.

  

Destination Highlights
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Colourful markets
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • Currency INR - Indian Rupee
  • Visa Information Irish citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.
  • Language Hindi and English are widely spoken
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Delhi to Goa.
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

James

Destination Executive

"Pay a visit to the various evening markets that Goa have to offer – they offer the perfect spot to discover a treasure and you can haggle for a bargain.”