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Honeymoon is one of the most memorable trips that a couple takes together and while they will have several more journeys together in their lifetime, their honeymoon will probably be among their top favorites. After the wedding functions come to an end that can be stressful at times, it is only fair that couples get a relaxing yet romantic honeymoon. If you are planning one in India, Goa is one of the best places to begin your new chapter of life. Heres a list of places you can visit on your honeymoon in Goa. Also Read - Beach Bums - Here Are 21 Stunning Photos of Beaches in South Goa
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Goas primary attraction is the en number of beaches spread across the state and choosing which ones to visit and which ones to skip can be quite a tricky choice. Our suggestion is to visit Ashwem Beach in north Goa. The beach is not very crowded and offers privacy and quiet to the couple. During the day, you can relax on the beach, sip cocktails and enjoy looking at the sea. And if you are in the mood to party, wait until evening when the party crowd gets here. There are a few pubs that are known for amazing dance parties. Marbela Beach Resort offers luxury tents on Ashwem and is worth a visit. Sunset Ashram is one such place for a rocking party. Also Read - Here Are 5 Spectacular Sunset Points in Goa You Must Not Miss!
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Goa is also popular for its nightlife and apart from clubs and pubs, it is also home to a number of casinos where you can try your luck at gambling. You may win or lose but the experience can be a fun one. The most famous casino is Deltin Royale in Panjim but many others have cropped up now. Casino Pride and Casino Pearl are a few others you can visit. These usually have a dress code so make sure you checkout house rules before you go. Casinos are known for attracting customers with lucrative offers on drinks but that is usually so that people stay back for longer to gamble more.
Pubs and Clubs
A trip to Goa even your honeymoon is incomplete without checking out its nightlife and hotspots that are responsible for it. Love Passion Karma, Sinq and Titos are some of the top places in Goa for partying the night away. You can expect a mixed crowd of Indians and foreigners but most clubs do not allow stags so you can be assured of a decent party where you can enjoy the night out. Goas clubs are also one of the most popular ones in the country for their music that ranges from electronic, trance to house and Bollywood. If you want a table, you will have to make prior reservations.
Agonda Beach is considered one of the best beaches not just in Goa but in India. The three-kilometre stretch is perfect for honeymooners who want to spend some romantic moments together. The beach is ideal for strolls in the evening and there are eateries nearby where you can grab a bite. Agonda is in south Goa which is usually the tamer side of the state is known for its natural beauty and serenity. The beach is clean and quiet and is also the nesting ground of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles. You can even consider staying near the beach as there are decent accommodation options available.
One of the most commercial beaches of Goa is Baga but it is something that you should checkout. The beach has several shacks and restaurants that serve some amazing food and drinks and the view is of the sea. Feel the soft under your feet as you sip cocktails. And if you want to sing karaoke and dance along, go to Anthonys. Lovers of sheesha can enjoy hookah here too. Baga Beach also has several shops lined up outside where you can buy clothes and souvenirs. From water sports to foot massages and hair-braiding, you can experience all of it at this popular beach.
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Remember the Dil Chahta Hai fort? Its name is Chapora and it is in north Goa. You can either drive till the fort or park your car or bike below and then hike up to it. Click photos here with the fort in the backdrop. The fort is a vantage point to get a panoramic view of Goas beauty. The beach, Arabain sea and greenery are all visible from the fort. You can even go beyond to get a closer look. Chapora Fort is a popular sightseeing attraction and is a good spot to catch the sunrise or sunset from this point. Make sure you carry some water and food along as you will not find any here.
If you do not want much of the party scene in Goa, south Goa is where you should stay and explore. Palolem Beach is one of the places that are slightly commercial with shacks and eateries but still clean and serene. You can go for a swim here, chill with a beer and play volleyball right on the beach. From Palolem, you can take a boat ride to reach Butterfly Island which is a secluded spot with rocks and sand. You can visit it for a few hours and then head back by the same boat. The beach does not have butterflies but it is shaped like one, therefore, the name.
A honeymoon in Goa is best during the months of winter as the weather is perfect with pleasant days and breezy nights. However, monsoons too have their own charm with lush greenery around the showers making it all the more romantic. Being off-peak season, you can expect fewer crowds and cheaper rates while it is the opposite during the winters. Avoid summers as the days can be quite hot and humid.