Goa in Dec - 2 families - hotel or villa? - India Travel Forum | IndiaMike.com

Goa in Dec - 2 families - hotel or villa?

#1 Mar 19th, 2012, 02:50
Join Date:
Mar 2012
  • scotgirl is offline

New territory for me here as I am more a west (i.e central America) than East girl.

We are a going to a wedding in Pune in early Dec and want to combine with a 2 week holiday as well. So we are two families with kids aged 4,6,7,8 - so 8 of us in total. None of us have been to India before.

We are were thinking beach resort in Goa but are finding this very very expensive at this (peak it appears) time of year. We don't want backpacker/ budget as we have the young children in tow.

Currently we are thinking that a 3 or 4 bed villa, with possibly 2 cars and drivers would be the best option. We have done this before (in central America and pre children though) and it worked well - we paid the lady who cleaned for us extra and she would make a couple of days dinner of us and bill us for her time and the shopping. On the basis of research to date it looks like the only way we can get the accommodation standard we would like at a price we can afford - we cannot afford 2 weeks of hotel food!

So my question are:

Is Goa the right place for us newbies - decision was mainly child based as they are too young to do much sightseeing.

Is two weeks too long? Will we get bored.

Is it normal to get the cleaning lady to help out with some of the meals?

If a villa is the way to go, where is the best place to find this villa?

Is there anything else I should really be considering?

We are coming from the UK and the flights alone are cost close the £6k for all of us - so we want a great holiday - and as you can tell are really rather clueless!
#2 Mar 20th, 2012, 07:06
Join Date:
Oct 2004
  • GoanCanuck is offline
#3 Mar 21st, 2012, 22:37
Join Date:
May 2011
  • gautamsarin is offline
Goa in december would be awesome - stay in North Goa if you are looking for more nightlife and south goa if you want more secluded holiday. I would recommend North - there is a lot to do, and lot of rental villas are anyways located in North.

Villas are perfect for a long stay, so go for that. Some villas provide a caretaker who can cook - so look for those specifically.

sites where you can find villas (some links are for villas which I had shortlisted for myself few months back):




http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationR...l#availability (this one is in candolim)


do let me know if you have any more questions.
#4 Mar 25th, 2012, 12:51
Join Date:
May 2010
Gurgaon & Goa, India
  • jbhargava is offline
With 4 small kids in tow and unfamiliarity with Goa, I'd say, stay in South Goa. At least the first part of your stay, and take in the quiet of South Goa and comparatively cleaner beaches. Take a villa only if a friend recommends to you and confirms that it caters to breakfast and regular sprucing up. Hotel is a safer option. If no specific recommendations come your way, look through reviews on Trip Advisor.
Yes, 2 weeks may seem too long in just South Goa. But then you have 4 kids to keep you all overwhelmed! If they like the idea of swimming and making sandcastles, a slow paced holiday is what you might be happier with.
Do remember though that December is the month the Goa tourism industry awaits the whole year so hotels/villas will be particularly expensive then.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Hotel rose villa in jaisalmer-contact info Sep 19th, 2010 06:22 3 1532 Rajasthan
Hotel Alice Villa in Darjeeling Jun 7th, 2010 17:57 3 2652 Darjeeling
Hotel Star Villa Delhi Aug 30th, 2009 14:41 4 1338 Delhi
Hotel feedback - Cherry Villa - Zero Point Feb 24th, 2009 15:21 1 5900 Sikkim
Unknown hotel: Villa Tivai Feb 16th, 2008 15:35 15 4263 Goa

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success