Where to stay around Goa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 993 holiday lettings near Goa. From 623 Studios to 618 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Goa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Goa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Goa. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Candolim: 676 holiday homes
  • Benaulim: 298 holiday homes
  • South Goa: 309 holiday homes
  • Fatrade: 91 holiday homes
  • Calangute: 672 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Goa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Goa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Goa with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Candolim: 676 holiday lettings
  • Benaulim: 298 holiday lettings
  • Calangute: 672 holiday lettings
  • Arpora: 709 holiday lettings
  • Baga: 672 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Goa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Goa. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Candolim Beach: 729 holiday rentals
  • Calangute Beach: 701 holiday rentals
  • Baga Beach: 733 holiday rentals
  • Varca Beach: 333 holiday rentals
  • Patnem Beach: 138 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Goa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make holiday rental in Goa your home away from home

Goa, a state on the east coast of India, is a wonderful holiday oasis which has developed a (slightly unfair) reputation as a sun, sea and party destination. Whilst this reputation is founded, there is much more to enjoy from Goa accommodation too. Although the hippies have long gone, the finest aspects of Goa which first attracted them are still there, from the beaches of the Arabian Coast to the wildlife rich countryside of the interior, as is much of the atmosphere which they created. Many people are so taken with Goa’s beaches and untouched countryside when they first visit accommodation in Goa that they end up buying Goa property in which to live.

Things to do from your holiday rental in Goa

Most holidays in Goa revolve around the beaches, and it is little wonder as the golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see in many places, and there are regular electronic music and psy-trance parties which spring up during the evening, making a Goa beach hut one of the most social, if a little hectic, types of accommodation you can take in Goa! The favourite Goa beach to visit is undoubtedly Calangute Beach, but Anjuna, Palolem, Miramar and Dona Paula are superb places to hire a Goa property too.

Diving holidays are exceptional in Goa due to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, which teems with marine life. Scuba diving holidays can only be taken from mid October until May as monsoon conditions make diving impossible from June until October. If you are looking to dive during your holiday, take a Goa villa or beach hut in or around Panjim, Pigeon Island or Candolim.

Culturally speaking, Goa is an incredibly diverse place. There are so many religions and cultures intertwined in Goa that there seems to be as many holidays as working days in Goa’s completely unique cultural calendar.

If you venture away from the party beaches, the countryside of Goa is truly remarkable. Dotted across the area are a number of spectacular bird and animal sanctuaries, from which you can walk and explore, hopefully catching a glimpse of some of India’s rarest animals from one of the watch towers. There are also a range of stunning coastal forts along the Goan coastline, which are well worth investigating from any accommodation in Goa.

Places to holiday in Goa

Panaji is the official capital of Goa, and one of the best places to see an assortment of the famous Goan churches, palaces and temples. Panaji is one of the smallest state capitals in India, but defiantly one of the most alluring.

Weather in Goa

The monsoon season in Goa lasts from June and the beginning of October, which really limits your options from a Goa property, whether you are staying in a villa in Goa or a beach hut. During the remainder of the year, the weather is extremely pleasant, ranging from 29°C – 33°C during the days.

Travel to your holiday accommodation in Goa

Every year, more charter flights leave England, in particular, London, for Goa, landing at Dabolim Airport (GOI). ThomsonFly, First Choice Airways and MyTravel Airways all provide cheap flights to Goa, which has made reaching accommodation in Goa from the UK and across Europe far less of an adventure in itself!