It’s that time of year when lovebirds leave no stone unturned to make Valentine’s Day a fun and memorable experience for themselves. Why not spend the day in Goa? And, if that’s already on your mind, these experiences might tickle your fancy.
So, ditch the usual teddies, chocolates and mushy cards, and have a fun day!
1. Love is in the air
Time to shift from the traditional dining setup to an experience that is above sea level, literally. By that, we mean, why not experience the latest introduction from Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim — fly dining — where you can enjoy a meal at a height of 160 ft above the sea.
For Valentine’s Day, the resort has a special offer, ‘Valentine in the sky’, an experience that will surely make you and beloved feel on top of the world. Don’t forget to reserve your seats in advance as the number of seats is limited.
Price range: Rs 6000onwards
Location: Bambolim, Goa
Contact: Fly Dining
2. Go on a Fun Cruise
The best part about the seaside is that it offers tranquility and peace. Fun Cruises is one of the many cruises that offers several experiences. Browse through their packages and treat your loved ones to an unforgettable experience by the sea.
You can choose to spend time on the speedboat or luxury Catamaran/yacht, and they’ve got it all covered. And, that’s not all! You can even get a couple photoshoot done along with drone shots. This Valentine’s Day, experience the joys of yachting in the serene waters of the Arabian Sea.
Price Range: Rs 6500 onwards
Location: Near Holly Cross, Virlosa, Britona, Penha de France, Bardez, Goa
3. Spend the night in a houseboat
If you want to get a feel of Goa’s backwaters, and get away from the din of the city, head to Siolim, Chapora, or Britona for a houseboat experience, which will take you on a relaxing trip.
These trips generally start in the evenings at the onset of the golden hour — sunset. As the journey progress, you can relax after a long, hectic day, while you spend quality time with your partner. The houseboats have suites, well-furnished rooms, restaurant, etc. On this journey, you can get to see the changing scenic backdrops, and if you are lucky, you might spot a dolphin or two.
Price Range: Rs 6000 onwards
Location: Britona Jetty, Betim, Goa
Contact: Goan Pleasure Houseboat
4. Visit an island
There is so much beyond beaches in Goa. You can simply spend the day exploring an island. In North Goa, you can find two popular islands – Divar and Chorao. Divar is brimming with scenic views, baroque churches, history and more. Or, you can explore either of the two islands with experiential tour companies, such as Make It Happen and Soul Travelling.
If Divar is your preferred choice, then you might choose to stay at Deevya Mercure, a curated space, devoted primarily to luxury and wellness.
Directions: Divar island, Chorao island and Jacinto island.
Tour operators: Make It Happen, Soul Travelling and BLive.
5. Food with a view
There are plenty of restaurants dotted around Goa, which provide amazing, authentic, local fare in addition to continental options. And, while you are dining, why not enjoy the views too.
Often times, it is the view that is all-important. Some places that are well worth trying are Lush by the Cliff (Anjuna), Sonic Goa (Anjuna), Thalassa (Siolim), The Southern Deck, Beyond Belief Seaview bar and garden, Sea Pebble (Dona Paula) and The Cape Goa (Cabo De Rama) etc.