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Sinead McManus
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A guide to Goa’s most interesting places

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Turtle Hill, Goa

Secluded. Luxurious. These two words describe Turtle Hill to the ‘T’. Set among the trees, with a fantastic view of the beach, that’s only steps away, Turtle Hill combines rustic luxury and great service to give you the perfect holiday (bookings for fewer than three nights are available only on...

SinQ Beach Club

One of Goa’s newest destinations is SinQ Beach Club, which made its presence felt on the circuit hosting 2012’s Afterburn events, the post-parties to Asia’s largest electronic dance music festival Sunburn Goa. With four bars, a pool-side lounge area and a private balcony apart from its...

Laguna Vista

Think solitude, relaxation, an intimate retreat on the beach – that’s Laguna Vista. Insulated in a tropical paradise of palm trees and soft sand, it is run by four friends from four continents who met in Goa and share a passion for this pocket of the world. With five eco-friendly beach huts, guests can...

Silent Noise

Blips of red, green and blue bob about like excited fireflies amid the rocky tumble of boulders as party animals beat the 10pm noise ban with a pair of headphones. ‘India’s original headphone party’ makes for an electrifying night of electronic and alternative music with high-tension...

The Sol

The Sol is where you stay when you want the feeling of living in a heritage house with views of paddy fields that never end – a place to call home on holiday. Strong traditional Goan and Portuguese elements are evident, fused subtly with modern luxuries. Designed by acclaimed Indian fashion designer...

Marbella Guesthouse

There’s a house peeking out from between the thick foliage, at the end of a winding road that leads up to one of those magnificent views you see on tv. Colonial and Indian antiques mix with comfortable cane furniture in Marbella Guesthouse, a Portuguese-style mansion where you can watch...

The Park on Holiday Beach

With a promise to bring a vibrant and intimate experience to the global traveller, and the ultimate party playground for celebrities, VIPs and the local Goan, The Park on Holiday Beach is the one-stop destination for fun, chic spaces and innovative gastronomy. Conceptualised around the music...

Boutique House Bar @ Living Room

Already famous at the Saturday Night Market in Anjuna, the Boutique Bar is now also at the intimate but vivacious hotel in Vagator. The cosy bar features new cocktails and high-energy parties that are complemented by mouth-watering grilled snacks at Salaam, the Living Room’s Indo-Arabic...

Marbela Beach Resort

Easily distinguished among the myriad shacks lining the snaking stretch of virgin beach, Marbela Beach Resort sports a Mediterranean-like visage of white tents and wooden decks. The sea-side tents are deceptive of the luxuries they hold within – a rain shower, pebbled décor, super-soft beds and...

Ancestral Goa

The spot way off the beach trips gives you an insight into Goan culture and tradition. Ancestral Goa recreates the Goa of old – with life-size figures wearing traditional clothes involved in traditional activities. Open from 9am to 6pm, it’s a great way to spend a morning, or evening, and find out the...