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  • What to pack

    For cool season (Nov to Mar):

    1. Swimwear, beach slippers and beach accessories
    2. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    3. A pair of long jeans
    4. An extra sweater or jacket for layering at night
    5. Comfortable shoes
    6. Stomach pills

    For hot season (Apr to Jun):

    1. Swimwear, beach slippers and beach accessories
    2. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    3. Light, airy clothing
    4. Comfortable sandals
    5. Stomach pills

    For monsoon season (Jul to Sep):

    1. A rain- and windproof sweater or jacket
    2. Comfortable shoes or sandals, and rain boots
    3. A sturdy umbrella
    4. A sweater or light jacket for layering at night
    5. Stomach pills
  • Our Hotels

  • Old Goa area

    Old Goa is a historical city constructed in the 15th century, and once served as capital of Portuguese India. The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and kids can get a history lesson in real-time walking through landmarks such as the Viceroy Arch, the Chapel of St. Catherine, and the iconic red-stone Basilica of Bom Jesus.

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  • Fort Aguada

    Overlooking the Arabian Sea is the historic Fort Aguada and its lighthouse, a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing on Sinquerim Beach. It’s one of the oldest of its kind in Asia, and great for capturing beautiful photos, especially from the top of the lighthouse which offers breath-taking views of the area around.

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  • Dudhsagar Falls

    The stunning Dudhsagar Falls (which translates to Sea of Milk) is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. The site is nestled in a completely natural habitat, and in the dry season, kids can even enjoy some swimming or rock climbing here. Ask your friendly Holiday Inn concierge about the best tours to take!

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  • Panaji

    Goa’s state capital Panaji, located on the banks of the Mandovi River, features cobblestone streets lined with colourful villas and buildings from the Portuguese colonial era. With its many architectural marvels and vibrant, colourful neighbourhoods, Panaji has become known as the city for art lovers. Be sure to visit the landmark Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, built in 1619 and set on a hill overlooking the city.

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  • Agonda Beach

    The stunning Agonda Beach in Goa, is also a key turtle nesting site. Each nesting season, which usually runs from November to March, you can spot turtles depositing their eggs if you’re lucky. This incredible experience can also be used as a learning point for kids on the importance of environmental conservation. Kids will also love the seafood restaurants lining the beach, and the cows roaming the sand.

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  • Water sports on Mobor Beach

    Take advantage of Goa’s extensive beaches to let your kids enjoy thrilling water sports! Ask your friendly Holiday Inn concierge for a tour recommendation, and get the adrenaline going with jet ski rides, Banana Boat rides, snorkelling and even parasailing for the more adventurous among us.

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  • Dolphin watching

    The waters of the Arabian Sea are one of the best places for a fun expedition of dolphin watching. The months of October to May are when they are most visible - carry your camera with you for unforgettable photos of these curious creatures performing tricks and even approaching the boats to play with tourists in the crystal blue waters.

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  • Arpora Saturday Night Market

    The popular Arpora Saturday Night Market is an artisan night market that features a wide variety of local crafts, as well as stalls with cultural influences from all across the world. The many lights of the unique stalls are truly a sight to behold. Stop for a taste of local snacks, or dance to the live bands onstage in the central square.

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  • Rahul's Cookery Classes

    Learn about Goan spices, sauces and everything in between with hands-on cooking classes at Rahul’s, one of Goa’s original cooking schools. Bond with the kids as you learn to prepare authentic local dishes, including chapatti, coconut curry, and tandoori. Vegetarian courses are available as well, and do remember to book at least a day in advance!

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  • Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bondla is the most popular and famous wildlife sanctuary in Goa, providing sanctuary to native fauna such as leopards and bears. Take a scenic walk through its botanical gardens, deer park, and mini zoo, and if you’re lucky, you can catch a glimpse of India's largest butterfly, the Southern Birdwing!

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  • Mum's Kitchen

    Mum's Kitchen was founded by a group of dedicated chefs from Goa, who came together to save traditional Goan food from extinction. Give the kids a true taste of Goa with some fresh Goan seafood, or Kombdechem Sukhem, a marinated chicken dish from tribal communities in Goan Ghats. Top it all off with Sannas, traditional steamed bread with toddy, that complements all Goan dishes!

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  • Curlies Beach Shack

    Don’t leave Goa without eating at one of its iconic beach shacks, the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Curlies is one of the most famous and oldest ones in Goa, overlooking the Arabian Sea and providing stunning views of the sunset. Try their wood-fired pizzas and fresh juices, perfect accompaniments to kicking back by the beach.

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  • Jackris Bakery

    Time to satisfy sweet-toothed kids with the amazing variety of baked goodies at Jackris. This old-school bakery-cum-patisserie is famous among locals for its mouth-watering delicious baked treats including cakes, pastries, cookies – but also traditional Goan sweets such as Boll, Bebinka, and their signature specialty, Papaya Dosh.

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  • Gunpowder

    The charming Gunpowder restaurant in Assagao village serves authentic regional cuisine from coastal India in the beautiful setting of a 100-year-old colonial house, away from the bustle of Goa’s tourist areas. For a proper taste of coastal cuisine, try their fresh seafood dishes, South Indian curries, and the classic hot egg appams.

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  • Ravi Ras Omelet

    For something locals love, pay a visit to Ravi Ras Omelet, a popular food cart which sets up close to Panjim Church every evening from 6 p.m. The cart is famous for its popular Ras Omelet, a traditional Goan street dish of fresh, fluffy omelet covered in chicken xacuti, and served with poi bread.

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Goa

    Located on the picturesque Mobor Beach, the Holiday Inn Resort Goa offers immediate, direct beach access. Perfect for a family getaway, let the kids enjoy the game room, kids’ playground and activity zone, while parents unwind at the outdoor pool or revitalize at the Spa Villa. After a day of beach activities, get together for a family dinner at the hotel’s beach-side restaurant Beach Grill offering freshly caught seafood cooked to perfection.

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