It’s Saturday night and I am cozied up in a warm blanket at my bestie’s house sipping tea and writing about my most recent adventures, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Goa was a refreshing change from Delhi’s weather and it was a delight to get rid of all the layers and soak in the sun. We reached in the evening around 4pm and checked in at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa located at the Miramar beach. The resort was absolutely delightful when it came to hospitality and they sent a cab to fetch us from the airport which was about 45 minutes away from the property.
A lavish and grand resort with an infinity pool, pool bar, spa and a private beach, this place was all that dreams are made of. Once we were warmly welcomed with chilled welcome drinks and fresh fruits, we were promptly handed over our room keys. The room was absolutely gorgeous and the view from our PRIVATE porch was even more gorgeous!! Have a look…
Yes, true story…I spent most of my time lounging on the porch and looking out at the ocean. It was more than serene to just lay there, free of all the first world problems and just relax. The food was the second best part!
The second day, we headed to the most recommended beach: Morjim. We left the resort by 2pm to rent a self driven car but found out that most of the car rents out by 9am and it is difficult to get a car past that. We somehow found a car as Morjim was 45minutes drive from our resort and travelling that distance on a scooty, no thank you! Also, no matter at what time you rent the car, the charges and timings will be the same: 9am-9am. So, even if we rented the car at 2pm, we had to return it by 9am the next day or pay a whole day’s rent even if we return it an hour late. So, I would suggest, get up early and go explore the city and the beaches if you want to rent a car or a scooty!
Morjim beach was a quite but slightly crowded beach. There are lots of shacks where you can lay and order food, plenty of water sports you can do, especially para-sailing and shops where you can buy all beach-y stuff.
And ofcourse, if you are in Goa, do not miss a chance to gorge on the delicious seafood! We went to an authentic Goan restaurant called Fire & Ice (there are plenty!) and tried something we had never tried before which is lobsters. It was absolutely amazingggg!
If you want to go clubbing, there’s LPK which is most famous, and for casino, Deltin Royale. The casinos are on cruises as Goa government doesn’t allow casinos on Goan soil (kinda funny), so they are on water bodies. The weather is lovely this time of the year and would be till March, post that avoid a vacation in Goa as it gets way too hot. But, it’s true what they say, Goa is the hottest holiday destination in India!!!