Goa is a great destination choice for family all inclusive holidays because it offers a diverse mix of culture, beaches and history. Families will be spoilt for choice of luxury and low cost resorts offering a combination of poolside relaxation and plenty of fun activities to keep the children entertained. Many of the all inclusive holidays offer kids clubs which allow younger ones to set off in groups with other children and make friends for the duration of your holiday.
This is great because it means you can enjoy a being spoilt by a poolside bar while safe in the knowledge that your children are being looked after and having a wonderful time for themselves. Many of the resorts are set on the beach, allowing you to have the best of both worlds by the pool or the sea.
Unspoiled Secluded White Sandy Havens
Goa’s beaches offer something for everyone, from tranquil and unspoiled secluded white sandy havens, to wild beach parties featuring all night long barbeques of the local cuisine. For the more adventure-seeking traveller, Baga beach is second to none for water sports. Here you will find jet skis, water skis and other thrilling water equipment up for hire. Agonda or Patnem beach will be more preferable to those who want to simply relax in peace and quiet.
For the nature lover, a great day out in Goa can be had at one of the many wildlife sanctuaries which are open all year round. These sanctuaries are home to an assortment of birds and animals native to India. If luxury all inclusive holidays isn’t your thing, you can opt to stay in a more eco-friendly mud hut in Shanti Nature Resort in Mollem National Park.
Goan cuisine is another element of all inclusive holidays to be enjoyed by the whole family. At your hotel you will find various delights to tempt your taste buds, using local vibrant spices from the markets. Fish plays a big part in Goan cuisine due to it’s location on the coast, and you will be sure to find an array of local currys and Goan casseroles available. Be sure to try a Goan fish curry, both aromatic and a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy.
Goa History and Culture
Goa has a fascinating history which can be seen in part by visiting Old Goa. Formerly the Portuguese capital of Goa India, the town is now a much more quiet setting to the many imposing churches and cathedrals which are some of the largest in Asia. Some of the old buildings have been restored and turned into museums, in which you can learn all about the local history and view old relics.
One of the more famous buildings in Old Goa is the Convent and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is well worth a visit. While you are viewing this ancient building, constructed in 1521, look across the street directly opposite at the Basilica of Bom Jesus where Saint Frances Xavier’s body is preserved.