Long Weekend Getaways Best places to explore in North GOA

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Which "Pub" has best #nightlife? 
What to do with your Friday, Saturday and Sunday night when in GOA?

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I know Goa is too much to consume even if it is one of the smallest states, Goa is one that you can never have enough of. 

I'll try to make it easier for you to plan your weekend getaway or for that matter holidays too, in this blog post. Goa is a place where anything can be found. The fact that people of all ages are welcome here is what I like most about it. I've been coming here since I was 11 years old and have done so on birthdays, anniversaries, weekend getaways with friends, and now with my child. I always feel refreshed when I visit. Specifically, Goa is split into two sections, south and north. This blog is worth reading if you're looking for weekend activities in North Goa.

Things to do in North Goa

Goa has whatever you might think you'd like. There is therefore something available for you, depending on the reason you came to Goa.

North of Goa is fun! A happier, and more vibrant young Goa.

Consider the following inquiries as you examine your "Goa Trip": Do you want the option to place a food and beverage order? Are you more of a water fun person or do you prefer a calm sea? Would you prefer sun tan or sun set? Would you prefer music on the beach or peace and quiet? Do you want to make some memories while dancing, vibing on the beach or you want to sip n gaze at sea? A sport person or romantic one?


How to Reach Goa

By Air: Goa is well connected from any of the metro cities in India. You can book a direct flight from the link given here Easemytrip for the best and most affordable experience.
By Train: North Goa's closest railroad station is Thivim.
If your train doesn't stop there, Madgaon is your last option. Get off the train and book a cab; Ola and Uber aren't yet available in Goa. A local cab will cost between INR 1000 to INR 1500.
By Road: Due to the connectivity of the roads and the ease of navigation, if you are planning a road trip, be sure to enter through Panjim. It is a big time savior believe me, I am claiming this out of my own experiences from various roads.


Where to Stay in North Goa

Staying again is a matter of choice and the kind of traveler you are. 
Sharing the list here choose as per your trip kind.

1. Leela Cottages

A few steps up from the beach are some very adorable cottages with their own private sun beds set back from the beach.

2. Wigwam

This place is on the Mandrem side but also heading towards Arambol, and is inland, not on the beach. These incredible tipis are located in a lush garden and have the most beautiful outdoor restrooms.
Choose Wigwam if you want a distinctive and different place to stay. You can ride the bicycles to the beach for a brief distance.

3. Jardin D’Ulysses

The rooms are really lovely, the atmosphere is peaceful, and it will feel like checking into  home. This is a lovely place to stay, a little away from the actual Morjim Beach.
They also have a fantastic restaurant.

 4. Resort Oxygen

Despite not being on a beach, there is an infinity pool where you can watch the sun set. The cottages are charming, quiet, and cozy.

 5. Buena Vida Beach Resort

This property's location is breathtaking. It's right on the beach, they have limited villas with each villa having a patio facing the vast line of beach.

 6. Pause by the Sea

New and nicely decorated Bali-inspired cottages with lovely gardens and a pool. The resort serves the best food in town. Morjim Beach is 200 m from Pause By The Sea, while Ashwem Beach is 1.9 km from the property.

7. Landmark Goa Villas

These are elegant villas that would be suitable for a group outing or if you and your friends were looking for a place to hang out and have fun.

8. Sibaya Beach Resort

Within budget, right next to beach, and very very clean n green resort. I like the sunsets from this place.

9. Circle

This is a new entry guys, awesomely unique, and a sustainable travel property. I didn’t get chance to book it so can’t review the services, however I am already in its fan club conceptually.

Red Thread Vegator, Synq Morjim, Living Room Beach Resorts, Montego, Woke Hostel, Artist Cottages are well maintained, decent and budget properties to opt for a longer stay.


Nightlife in Goa

When I say party I am mentioning here “The Beach Party”.
Without wasting you time, listing is as follows:


Situated between Vagator and Anjuna Beaches in Goa, The HillTop stands as a legendary trance party venue since 1974. It preserves the 60s Hippie atmosphere. Nestled on a small hill, it offers a chance to unwind amidst dance, delectable food, vibrant cocktails, and great music. While Sundays witness the club's vibrant energy, the operating hours are limited from 5 PM to 10 PM. Evolving from a roadside eatery to Goa's premier psychedelic trance destination, HillTop boasts neon-lit palm trees, creating an enchanting ambiance for partygoers and diners alike. Renowned for hosting the HillTop Festival in February, the club attracts top national and international artists.

9Bar Goa

DJs come from all over the world to play here. Due to its proximity to numerous hostels and guesthouses, tourists frequently stop by for parties. Amazing views of the Arabian Sea are a benefit of this location. Every time I've gone, admission has been free, but depending on the DJ, some big parties may charge a small fee to enter.

The Goa Collective Bazaar

Markets are a huge part of our incredible Indian culture and also for me, a large part of the excitement of traveling. It doesn’t matter if you actually need to buy anything, I believe you should always jump at the chance to visit a market. During the busy season, which runs from the end of November to the end of April, the market is open every Friday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. It can be found in North Goa in Vagator at the famous Goan Trance venue of Hilltop. Entry costs 100 rupees per person, and if necessary, a stamp is provided to permit re-entry. You can find some amazing boutique stuff also, if you are bringing children, I would advise arriving early to partake in the art activities that are typically offered in the kids area near the entrance.


Dubki, the dawn and dusk cafe on Ozran Beach, looks dazzling in every inch and has the most coveted sea views anyone can ever ask for, peppy vibe, great ambience and a perfect instagrammable happy place. DJ here is a bolly pro, ample of space to lagao thumkas of your kind. I love it, totally!

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle at bagha beach, total jam packed nightlife vibes with sand under you feet and sea breeze in your hair.

Restaurants of North Goa

When in Goa you must hop between flavors.

Pisco by the beach

This restaurant at Anjuna is light and airy and has spectacular view of the  Ocean. It is constructed to resemble a resort villa. Pisco's food is more than just a meal.

Baba Au Rhum

A tiny eatery serving delicious pizzas and other food at Anjuna is known as Baba Au Rhum. I'd heartily endorse going here for breakfast.

La Plage

No matter what type of cuisine you're craving, Morjim has it. You can get the best food there. You should really space out your visit here so you can eat at each of these places, in my opinion. La Plage offers something for everyone with its secluded beach, authentic French cuisine, and breathtaking sunsets. Don't miss out on the chance to eat, drink, and celebrate in Goa!

Khana and love café

The road up to Morjim Beach has the cutest, coziest little cafe. Along with great coffee and smoothies, they also have a small boutique with hip clothes. They have a lovely terrace where you can eat lunch, dinner, or breakfast. Although not the fastest, the food was excellent!

Activities In North Goa

North Goa has a lot of water activities available, including jet skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, and more, just like the majority of North Goa beaches. My advice is to haggle with the sellers. If engaging in adventurous activities is not your cup of tea, you can also choose to simply relax on the beach, go swimming, or get a massage. You can go out and shake your booty at any number of nearby parties.


A Goa trip can’t be listed in one single blog. Imagine lying on your sun bed for the whole day with a coconut in hand or grooving with your kind of poison, its totally your kind of vacation. 

Relax or walk around, party hop or sit and chit chat, personally what I felt is – GOA is a feeling and mood, be you, have your own kind of fun 😊