Goa has everything a honeymooning couple could ask for. It's got pristine beaches, blue lagoons, rustling palms, and laidback chilling out, making it paradise for cupid-struck couples. A honeymoon in Goa is the perfect antidote for the remnants of pre-wedding stress. While Goa is hardly an economical destination - what newlyweds get is seaside paradise. Whether it's walking hand-in-hand along a sun-kissed beach, relaxing in a beach shack, or indulging in the lap of luxury at a beachfront resort, Goa offers myriad romantic options.
It won't be an inexpensive vacation but Goa is internationally recognized as an idyllic honeymoon destination. Despite being a sought-after destination on the tourist map, honeymooners can easily avoid tourist traps and explore off-the-beaten-path attractions: breakfast on a private balcony at a seaside resort, soak up the sun on a deserted stretch of sand, marvel at the magnificent churches and cathedrals, dine al fresco at a bistro where fresh seafood is served under the rustle of a palm tree, the intimacy of a private boat navigating the calm waters, and romance at every turn. These are just few of the opportunities available during a honeymoon in Goa.
Colva, Miramar and Bogmallo beaches are a refreshing contrast to the crowded beaches elsewhere. These beaches are ideal for couples wanting to soak up the sun and enjoy the serene luxury of a seaside destination. They can relax with 'feni' and fresh seafood delicacies or languorously indulge in sunbathing and swimming. If lazing around on a deserted beach loses its appeal, there are a number of aqua sports to try your hand at.
Most resorts offer honeymoon packages. The Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa on Arossim Beach is an idyllic resort; its beachfront cottages overlook the azure sea beyond and offer privacy. The Cidade De Goa, hugging the pristine Dona Paula beach, is also a romantic destination for newlyweds; the hotel is characterized by a distinct Portuguese influence and offers a health club, casino, and pub. Feelings of nostalgia for a lost era of gracious service will be assuaged at this resort, whose quiet sophistication has made it the epitome of luxury and elegance in Goa. Taj Holiday Village is set along the Sinquerim beachfront. For a romantic dining experience, try their Oriental restaurant, "The Banyan Tree"; surrounded by lush banyan trees and a fishpond, the bistro is perfect for an intimate meal under the stars.