Discover Goa with ‘Goa Trippers’ by Exotic Gringo

Welcome to my page dedicated to the sunshine state that’s my fave travel destination in the whole world ๐Ÿ™‚

🏖️ Why do I love Goa so much?!!

Every year, I’ve spent at least a month or so in Goa over the last 10-15 years. Back in 2010, I even moved there to learn boxing and work remotely – something that’s become way more common and acceptable now – back then, people thought I was either crazy or genius!

Accessibility from Mumbai and being able to explore a different facet of the sunshine state were perhaps prime reasons to favour Goa, but here are 50 more…

🎧 Podcast: Riverside Goa

🛌🏿 Where I love to stay in Goa

I’ve stayed in properties ranging from the first hostel in Goa to top end luxury & boutique hotels & home stays over the past 15 years.

Here are my top picks, but feel free to ping me if you have specific questions!

North Goa

  • Tiracol: Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel
  • Arambol: Any of the shacks on the beach!
  • Mandrem: Riva Resort / Beach Street Resort
  • Ashvem: Vaayu Village
  • Morjim: Wanderers Hostel
  • Siolim: Ishavilas / Siolim House / Teso Waterfront
  • Vagator: Jungle Hostel / Seaview Vagator / Bethany Inn / W Goa / Alcove
  • Anjuna: Casa Anjuna / The Tamarind / Prison Hostel / Red Door Hostel
  • Baga: Keys Select Ronil Resort / Casa Baga / Cavala
  • Calangute: Le Meridien / Calangute Residency / Hard Rock Hotel
  • Candolim: Hyatt Centric / Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa
  • Nerul & Reis Magos: Ahilya By The Sea / Soul Stay

Central Goa

  • Panjim: Panjim Residency / Old Quarter Hostel / Mateus / WelcomHeritage Pousada / Hospedaria Abrigo De Botelho
  • Miramar: Miramar Residency / Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Dona Paula: O Pescador / Prainha

South Goa

  • Colva – Benaulim – Varca: Villa Malibu / OYO Homes / Zuri WhiteSands / Alila Diwa
  • Agonda: H20 / Dunhill Resort / beach shacks (walk-in, except in December)
  • Palolem: Ciaran’s Camp / Art Resort / Summer / beach shacks (walk-in, except in December)
  • Patnem: April 20 / Cuba / RoundCube