10 Things to Do in Goa With Friends and Family
We've been dreaming about the Goa beach for far too long - it's time to pack our bags and get on the road!
The COVID-19 lockdown put a damper on all travel and holiday plans. The last few months have been about washing the vessels in the sink rather than washing sand off our hands and feet. For the first few months, inter-state and international travelling was put on a halt. But during the last few weeks, state governments have slowly been easing down on the travel restrictions. Updated safety guidelines are being issued to ensure that people can #TravelWithConfidence and take that well-deserved break.
When it comes to holidays, Goa is one of the top choices. There are so many things to do in Goa and places to visit in Goa. Even if you are planning a trip to Goa during COVID-19, follow the safety guidelines and choose one of the best resorts in Goa for your stay. #TravelWithConfidence because here are some things to do in Goa with your family:
Revisit history with a visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Goa. 'Bom Jesus' means 'Good (or Holy) Jesus'. This church is one of the best examples of baroque architecture and Portuguese architecture in India. It also happens to be one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World. It houses the body of St. Francis Xavier. The remains of the St. Francis Xavier still attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the world, especially during the public viewing of his body every ten years (last held in 2014). Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must in your list of places to visit in Goa.
Ever wondered what it feels like to fly high in the sky like a bird? You can experience it with a parasailing session at Varca Beach. Parasailing is a recreational activity where you are harnessed to a parasail and is towed by a motorboat, car, or other fast-moving vehicles. Goa is known for its beaches and numerous water sports and recreational activities. It is safe, fun and one of the things to do in Goa!
One of the things to do in Goa if you are a nature-lover is visit the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Dudhsagar translates to 'sea of milk' in English. It is situated on the Mandovi river and is among India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m (1017 ft). The trek to the bottom of the Dudhsagar waterfall is worth the hype. The hike through the lush greenery which ends with the majestic view of the 4-tiered waterfall is one of the best things to do in Goa.
When you take a stroll on the Sinquerim beach, south of Candolim, you will come across Fort Aguada. Built by the Portuguese in 1612, it was used as a defence against the Dutch and Marathas back then. It was also a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. Aguada means 'water' in Portuguese and refers to the freshwater spring within the fort that provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. The fort also houses a four-storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa if you want to learn more about Goa's Portuguese history.
Dolphins are such cute and gentle creatures! When in Goa, you must add 'visit Dolphin's Point' to your list of things to do in Goa. Children or adults, dolphins can fascinate every age group and bring a smile on every face. You can swim with the dolphins, play games, watch them swim by and make it a fun experience!
What's a trip to Goa without sunbathing and relaxing on the beach? Mobor is one of the great places to visit if you want to spend the day on the beach. Start the day early and head to the beach to grab a good spot before the crowd comes in. Sip on chilled beers, tasty cocktails and mocktails, feast on fresh seafood prepared in Portuguese or Goan Saraswat recipes, indulge in water sports, have a picnic and so much more.
Another activity on the list of fun things to do in Goa should be going on an evening cruise. You can cruise along the Mandovi river, and if you choose the evening, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. Those 90-120 minutes on the cruise is filled with food, dancing, laughter and loads of fun!
While having a #CMSafeStay at one of the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa, take advantage of the fantastic swimming pools and have some fun! Club Mahindra has various indoor activities organised for its guests, including pool activities. Jump in, make a splash and fun with friends and family in the pool!
As the sun sets, make some time for your partner and enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner. You can dine in at one of the incredible restaurants at the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa or step out and enjoy all that Goa has to offer.
There are many things to do in Goa when travelling with kids. Within the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa as well in the outdoors, numerous adventure activities are kid-friendly and perfect for the family to enjoy together. From going on treks, indulging in water sports or participating in indoor activities, there are things to do in Goa with your kids.
When in Goa, Club Mahindra resorts in Goa are the ideal accommodations for you and your family. The utmost care and attention are paid to hygiene and cleanliness to ensure Club Mahindra members and guests can have a #CMSafeStay. At Club Mahindra, it is about reliving old memories and making some new ones. This is the time for families to come together and bond. All travel safety guidelines are being followed to ensure resort safety for families holidaying during COVID-19. Club Mahindra membership comes with its additional perks and benefits so make sure to check it out!
Club Mahindra Membership comes with some great offers! There are various membership plans so you can choose the one that suits you best. You can opt for EMI payments which start as low as Rs. 4,303. What's more, you will be gaining access to 100+ resorts and 500+ unique experiences. Now, doesn't that sound like something you would want to be a part of?