Goa is a popular tourist destination, situated on the shore of the Arabian Sea, known for wild beach parties, adventure sports and a lot of fun crowd. Apart from all this, Goa is also considered a beautifully romantic place for couples. Many newlywed couples visit Goa for honeymoon. Since the times of the British colonial rule, Goa has remained one of the most popular tourist attractions. During that period of time, the British officers used to travel to Goa for the purpose of recreation and relaxation. Even to this date, it has not lost its charm.
Whether you want to have a fun-filled adventurous holiday or a quiet peaceful holiday with your partner, Goa will meet all your needs. Filled with magnificent beaches, enchanting old cathedrals, historic forts, water parks, and several adventure activities, it is a place known for beckoning the couples where they can enjoy a memorable and romantic vacation. Take a look at the top things to do in Goa for couples.
Enjoy your visit to the beautiful beaches with your partner:
Goan beaches are the most visited places by all the tourists, especially the couples. The tourism industry of Goa is known for welcoming their tourists with beautifully arranged club activities, water sports activities and parties on the beach.
Mostly, all the beaches in Goa are capable of casting an enchanting spell on the visitors. You can think of visiting these for the purpose of pre or post wedding shoots too. Even though Goa is filled with several beautiful beaches, the most gorgeous ones are definitely the Butterfly Beach, Agonda Beach, Vagator Beach, Velsao Beach, Calangute beach, Anjuna beach and few more.
The beaches are nice and private along with being completely safe and fun. There are a number of beachfront cafes and restaurants too, where you will be able to enjoy the Goan delicacies like Pork Vindaloo and Goan Nevri along with local liquor Feni.
The Butterfly Beach, situated at the high northern end of the Palolem Beach at a distance of approximately 70 kilometres from Panaji is known for housing various beautiful butterflies. You can take a stroll through the golden sand, juxtaposed beside the perfect blue sea water. Apart from the butterflies, you can come across dolphins and crabs, enjoy romantic boat rides.
Another great beach is the Sinquerim Beach located on the northern side of the popular places such as Baga, Calangute and Candolim. If you enjoy swimming, this is the best place for you. Apart from that, this place is also known for hosting the great music festivals and water sports like water skiing, jet skiing. The best thing for the couples to do here is probably a night time stroll while holding hands. This is especially enjoyable during the full moon nights when the moonlight makes the sand look sparkling. Book into one of the hotels in Goa near beaches & enjoy time with friends.
Indulge romantically in intense sky gazing
Do you and your partner love to spend time watching the stars in the night sky? If yes, you must be feeling heartbroken at the pollution clad urban sky. Pay a visit to the Goan countryside to take part in one such most enchanting experiences. From Venus or the morning star to some of the eighty eight constellations- you can watch them all. Some of the best beaches from where you can enjoy sky gazing are Calangute, Agonda, Arambol, Candolim, etc.
Spending time with each other on a lonely but charming houseboat
Not just in Kashmir, you can also spend time on a houseboat in Goa too. On the Chapora River, there are a couple of houseboats which include a master bedroom, living room, the deck, washroom and a kitchen area. The surrounding scenario is no doubt beautiful and there will be nobody else to disturb the two of you.
Visiting the enchanting church together
Not everyone is fond of disco or rave parties or the typical romance stuff, which Goa has to offer. For the old souls and the ardent lover of art, Goa offers its best resources, the churches. After all, what can be more romantic than getting a proposal from your partner, kneeling down in a solitary church or offering a prayer together wishing for a happy life ahead? Being the former Portuguese capital, Old Goa is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Constructed mostly in the 16th and 17th centuries, the buildings are known for their grandeur and intricate interiors. The most popular ones are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, The Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of St. Catejan, etc.
Enjoying a couple’s massage is a treat to the soul
In today’s fast and stressful life, there is hardly any time to relax. The best thing you and your partner can gift each other is the couple’s massage. If you want to enjoy a therapeutic treatment which can rejuvenate your life force while you relax, go for a couple spa when holidaying in Goa.
There are many spa centres that offer special packages for the couples and the expecting mothers. The enchanting flower arrangements are known to offer you immediate soothing vibes. You can go for traditional Ayurvedic treatments and modern techniques like aromatherapy. You can choose from several couple spa packages.
Embracing the beauty of Dudhsagar Falls
For the lovers of adventure and nature, visiting the Dudhsagar Falls in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is an enchanting experience. Known as one of the best destinations for the couples, the water fall with its milk-white water and soothing, dreamy sound will create a magic spell upon you and your partner.
Be a part of Goa’s happening nightlife
Even those who do not know anything about Goa have heard about its happening nightlife. Baga Beach is known for some of the most popular night clubs like Café Mambo, Tito’s, Cape Town Café and Hype. If you and your partner are lovers of the retro music, you must visit the Cavala Beach Resort in Saunta Vaddo. These pubs come with some great choices of beverages, such as, the King’s beer, Uraak, Feni, Desmondji, Armada, etc.
Fill your palate with the rich culinary excellences of Goa
Your trip to Goa can never complete without tasting the local cuisine. Goa is known not just for its parties, beaches and churches, but also for its delicacies. Baga and Calangute are the best places if you want to look for fine dining experiences. Some well-known restaurants are Souza Lobo, Britto’s, A Reverie, etc. From the classic Goan dishes like Pork Vindaloo, crab Xacuti, prawn dishes to the continental ones, you can get it all. For some extra cash, you can enjoy candle light dinner by the side of the sea also.
Take part in the adventurous water sports
For the lovers of adventure sports, Goa offers water sports such as, surfing, diving or water skiing. Bogmalo houses certified professional companies who can arrange tours like the expeditions to shipwreck off Grande Island. All you have to do is to select what kind of sport you and your partner would like to do.
There are many things to do in Goa as a couple, apart from the above mentioned ones. These are adventure boat trip, backwater cruise, nature walks, fun at the casinos, parasailing, resort day outings, bicycle tour, outdoor sports and more. Plan well and also book the local activities you want to enjoy in advance to spend quality time in Goa with your partner.