Planning A Trip to Goa? Here’s Your Checklist

Planning a trip to Goa? Goa is a popular name that pops up whenever we are planning a holiday or staycation in India. It is a dreamy destination for every young travel enthusiast. And why not? Goa is famous for a lot of things. It has beautiful beaches, churches, historical monuments, and much more. Goa has around 25 beaches to attract global tourists.

While visiting Goa, one can go to either go to North Goa or South Goa. Both these areas have their own specialties. North or South, Goa is full of excitement and surprises! If you are visiting Goa, you should be fully prepared. Here is the quintessential checklist for having a great time in Goa: 

What to pack for a trip to Goa?

Packing for a trip to Goa can be quite confusing when you go out for a holiday trip or vacation. We often pack stuff that we don’t end up using. And miss out on things that you need for the stay. The thumb rule we use is that one should pack things according to the place they are visiting.

One should consider aspects like climate conditions. You can also pack depending on the activities you would indulge in. And most importantly, the number of days you are going to spend in Goa. So, here are a few things that you would need when you visit Goa for a holiday trip:

  • Mirrored Sunglasses
  • Rubber Footwear
  • Footwear for Photoshoots
  • Sunscreen and Conditioners
  • Swimsuits and swimming goggles
  • Sarong / Multi-drape coverups
  • Shorts and cotton trousers
  • Dresses for some special events
  • Hat & Caps
  • Umbrellas (depending on the weather conditions)
  • Scarfs
  • Cosmetics like Lip balm
  • Body butter
  • Hairbrush
  • Large tote bag
  • Plastic Bags
  • Cameras with extra Battery 


But packing up essentials for a trip is still the second step. The main step is to choose a location to stay at. Booking a place to stay comes first. And this can be a hassle too. But why worry when we are here? Call us to get a great booking experience. We can offer you the best villas to stay in.

But to book a villa, you first need to know where you are going to make your camp. And it is a human tendency to get confused when one is presented with multiple options. But fret not. We help with that too!

Read on to know about the best tourist places in Goa here:

Places to visit while on a trip to Goa:

Chapora beach

Chapora Beach is a famous tourist destination in Goa. It is close to the Chapora Fort. This beach has white sand, black lava rocks, and groovy coconut trees. Isn’t it picture-perfect? And it is also famous for adventure sports. Chapora is just a few minutes away from the fishing jetty.

Palolem beach

Palolem beach is an uncrowded beach with white sand facing a blue bay. Canacona Island and Galgibaga Beach are just around the corner from here. It is famous for its silent disco parties, restaurants, and water sports. This is one of the most breathtaking and gorgeous beaches in South Goa.

Grande Island

Grande Island or Bat Island is another famous spot in Goa that you must visit. It has a tranquil environment that will provide you with a breathtaking experience. Grande Island is the best hub for scuba diving and snorkeling in Goa.


The largest and main city of Goa is Panaji. It is famous for its churches, historical buildings, monumental structures, and pristine beaches. Panaji is the most famous destination in Goa. It has been also featured in several Bollywood movies. Church Square is a popular spot to visit while in this city. This city has some Portuguese Baroque-styled, beautiful red-blue-green-yellow roofed buildings.

Old Goa

Old Goa is a stunning canvas. It features amazing architecture, colonial monuments, cobbled pathways, and impressive coastal scenery. Old Goa will definitely fascinate history buffs. It provides you with a glimpse of old Portugual culture and architecture. Old Goa is also a hub for many monuments and tourist spots.

Basilica of Bomb Jesus

This Jesuit church is India’s first Basilica. It is the finest example of the Baroque Style and Portuguese architecture. It is one of the most iconic monuments in Goa. UNESCO has termed it a World Heritage Site.

Things to do While on a Trip to Goa:


Goa is famous for its exotic and spectacular beaches. One must never miss beaches here. And most of the people who visit Goa, go there for the beaches and beach parties. Here are some famous beaches you can visit:-

  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Arambol Beach
  • Vagator Beach


Alluring nightlife is the highlight of Goa. You can ahead for night parties near the beachside or pubs or night clubs or silent noise parties. At night, Goa truly has something for everyone, as it is a perfect infusion of variety. Whether you want to party with people from all over the world, play your luck at the casinos, or have a beach-side bonfire-barbeque night, Goa has it all. Here are some popular clubs to enjoy the crazy nightlife of Goa. 

  • Tito’s  Bar and Club
  • Club Cubana
  • Club LPK
  • SinQ Night Club
  • Cafe Mambos

Water Sports

Goa is an exquisite hub for water sports. You can unleash your adventurous side by trying exciting water sports. You can try out water rafting, scuba diving, banana rides, parasailing, or water surfing.

Adventure  Sports

Goa offers some of the best adventure-filled sports. It will drive you crazy. Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Hot Air Baloon, etc are some activities you should consider.

E-bike Tours

Electric bike tours or E-bike tours are other exciting things that you can experience in Goa. Imagine roaming the streets of Goa with your loved ones. You can explore nearby places all by yourself too.

Mhadei Cruises

You can experience Goa in its most authentic form when you go ahead with Mhadei Cruise at night. it will provide you with delicious food, and entertaining music. It is a matchless experience to visit this luxury cruise.

Spa & Yoga Retreat

Once you are in Goa, you can go ahead with exotic spas to rejuvenate yourself. Alternatively, you can go on a yoga retreat. it is one of the most relaxing activities that you can do in Goa. If you have been troubled by body aches in the past, it is the best way to rejuvenate yourself. 

Visit Historical Places

  • Aguada Fort
  • Reis Moga Fort
  • Tiracol Fort
  • Chapora Fort
  • Cabo De Rama Fort  
  • Nauza Fort
  • Terekhol Fort  



Hidden Beaches of Goa

Agonda Beaches

Agonda beach is located in Canacona city of South Goa. It is famous for its tranquil environment and alluring view. This place is one of the four beaches designated by the government as a turtle nesting site.

Agonda beach is also popular for water sports, nightlife, and shopping. Nightlife is quite exciting here and has some of the best Silent clubs. Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars add more colors to the nightlife.

Betalbatim Beach

Betabatim beach enjoys an incredible view of sunset and sunrise.  It is also known as Sunset Beach of Goa. With pine trees along the shoreline, it is a picturesque beach. One of the specialties of this beach is that it is also known as ‘lovers beach’. Love birds flock along the shoreline and enjoy the open skies of Goa. 

Betul Beach

It is situated near the sal river in South Goa. This gorgeous beach is ideal for fishing and strolling. If you want to have a quiet and peaceful time, you can go and chill at this location.

Butterfly Beach

Located in North Goa, Butterfly beach is a boat ride from Palolem beach.  You can experience a mystical sunset view at Butterfly beach. This unexploited beach houses colorful butterflies. It has a breathtaking panoramic view of the blue waters. This beach is also famous for Dolphine sightseeing.

Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga beach is one of the best beaches in Goa with a silver sand shore and clear water. It houses coconut trees and pine trees that will amuse the photographer in you. Galgibaga beach is a serene nesting place for olive ridley turtles. This shore is home to peace-adoring fisherfolks.

Hollant Beach

Located in the foothills of the Western ghats, South Goa is best known for its splendid sunrise view. Hollant beach is also known as the land of serenity. It is a gorgeous landscape and an incredible beach for swimming. One can enjoy surfing near this beach.

Kalacha Beach

Kalacha Beach is well known for its sweet water lagoons. Located south of Querim beach, in South Goa, is Kalacha beach. It features green slopes that stretch all the way to the end of the shoreline.

Here, you may spot a lot of exotic birds. Nights may turn out to be a magical experience. Open-air and grooving music sessions will make it the time of your li.

Kokalem Beach

Kokalem beach is in South Goa. It is also known as Tiger beach. This least crowded and truly natural beach is where you can enjoy a solitary time.

Siridao Beach

Siridao Beach lies at the mouth of the Zuari river. This beach is known as ‘shell collectors beach’. It is a hub of unique shells, a wide range of oysters, and pearl shells.

Velsao Beach

Velsao beach is a calm beach with a picturesque landscape. Tourists can enjoy the mumbling of birds as it is great for birdwatching.

Vainguinim Beach

Vainguinim Beach is known for its silver sand seashore. It has greenish-blue water, exciting marine life, and an array of trees with birds. Vainguinim Beach offers a phenomenal experience to voyagers.

Best time to visit Goa

The best time to visit Goa is from Mid-November to Mid-February. These are the best month to visit Goa as the weather is pleasant, cool, and comfortable. This is the perfect time to relax on the beaches.

You will have a great time if you visit Goa in the month of December. Usually, it is brimming with tourists and amazing parties during this time. Christmas and New Year’s is the time when Goa is packed.

During monsoon, you will be able to enjoy Goa in the most tranquil way. This is the time when people avoid visiting Goa. During monsoons, you won’t be able to enjoy water sports. But you can stay at the finest villas in Goa offered by Ukiyo Stays. We recommend you visit Goa during this time. You will witness lush greenery in Monsoon.

Summertime is also the best time to visit Goa. If you are planning to book a villa in Goa, you should definitely plan a trip to Goa in Summer. So, there is no such thing as a bad time to visit Goa.

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Ukiyo Stays is a travel company that helps you with booking luxury villas all over the world. We have villas at places like Goa, Karjat, Alibaugh, Lonavala, Bali, Phuket, and many more. We offer matchless services for your every stay.

Apart from villa rental, we also provide services like flight booking. If you want to go parasailing, we can help you out. You wanna get a tattoo while on a trip to Goa? We can get you the best artists. If you want the best spa services, we are your go-to company. Plan your holidays and staycations with us and we will take care of all your needs!

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Best Villas Alibaug with Swimming pools

Are you looking forward to renting a luxurious villa near Mumbai? Looking for villas in Alibaug? Well, there are several tourist places near Mumbai that you can visit. Lonavala, Khandala, and Karjat are just a few hours away. But today we will be talking about one of my favorite tourist places: Alibaug! In this blog, we are going to have a glance at some of the best villas in Alibuag with swimming pools.

Alibaug is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in India. Every year it is flooded with thousands of tourists from all over Maharashtra. This is mainly due to its beaches and amazing villas. There are several villas in Alibaug with swimming pools to make your stay special! Read on to know more about the beautiful Alibaug-based villas:

Best Villas in Alibaug

Ukiyo-230 The Leaf

If you’re looking for renting a luxurious manor in this beautiful coastal city, we have the perfect fit for you. In the laps of nature, Ukiyo- 230 a.k.a., The Leaf emerges as a beguile villa with a swimming pool in Alibaug. This 5 BHK bungalow offers a beautiful roof, a colossal lawn, and a magnificent pool. Located in Karlekhind, it is very famous amongst the locals. It is one of the best villas with a swimming pool that fits in your budget.

One can enjoy the enticing seafood of Konkan in the outdoor dining area. There is an open lounge on the first floor of this villa. It is a perfect setting to have fun with your friends or family. There are spacious living areas and entertainment rooms in this villa. Handpicked artifacts and classy decor add glam to this luxury home. From a wind-swept balcony to cozy bedrooms, this bungalow is a perfect blend of nature and art. It can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Ukiyo-208 Villa Verite

Ukiyo-208 Villa Verite is surrounded by lush green mountains and the sea. This stunning 5 BHK mansion spreads across 1.35 acres. It features a private pool, a magnificent gazebo, and a vast lawn. If you wish to have lively moments with your family, the spacious dining area & the living rooms are perfect for you.

Come experience happiness like never before! Here’s a palace for the royals.


The verdant surroundings of this villa work as a muse if you want to scribble down some poetry. This perfect getaway bungalow in Alibaug is just 15 minutes away from Mandwa Jetty. It can be a holiday home for up to 12 guests. On top of that, it is a pet-friendly villa. 

Ukiyo-206 Villa Amber

Facing the scenic mountainsides of Alibaug, this summer villa features a huge swimming pool. Ukiyo-206 Villa Amber is a 4BHK villa that can accommodate up to 8 guests. The veranda near the pool has pillars mounted with lights to give you a delightful vibe. It is a perfect place for dinner with your loved ones.

The terrace is a perfect place for enjoying the view of Alibaug. It is quite big and photogenic. You can lay back on the rustic chairs in the bougainvillea pergola to enjoy some ‘Me’ time if your friends allow it. The modern garden waterfall with led lights near the lawn is perfect for photography.

Greystone Manor

Built on the designs of California’s Modernism, Ukiyo-211 Greystone Manor is one of the most aesthetic villas in Alibaug. It is one of a kind villa and best suited for vacations. This glass house enveloped by dense greenery lies in Awas, Alibaug. Greystone Manor is a 5 BHK villa and is perfect for an intimate gathering of friends.

This Alibaug villa also offers an outdoor bar and seating areas. This villa also features a game room and an expensive spongy lawn for your leisure. There is a beautiful deck where you can spend late nights chit-chatting with your loved ones. Greystone Manor is one of the most sold villas in our inventory.

Ukiyo- 720 Orchard House

Ukiyo-720 Orchard House is set in Saral Village, Alibaug. It is just 20 minutes away from Mandwa village. So, if you don’t want to travel miles to reach your destination, this villa is perfect for you. The ground floor of this villa includes 4 bedrooms. It also has a semi-open dining area and various outdoor lounges. On the first floor of this villa, you will find the best spots to chill.

There is a swimming pool on this floor! It is one of the best swimming pools in Alibaug. It also features a gorgeous deck and a colossal living area. Orchard House, also known as Ukiyo 720, is one of the most sold villas in Alibaug. There is an enchanting garden and a tree house that add beauty to this villa with a swimming pool in Alibaug.

On top of that, the courtyard of this villa is comfortable and spacious. You can indulge in a soulful talk here with your family. Alternatively, you can indulge in games like football with your friends. There is also a Jacuzzi at this property to give it a touch of luxury. If you are a regular Alibaug visitor, you should definitely visit this villa once. 

Villa Beira Mar

Villa Beira Mar is one of the best properties in our Ukiyo Stays inventory. It features one of the best swimming pools in Maharashtra. Ukiyo-209 Villa Beira Mar is a luxurious bungalow that overlooks Kihim Beach. Beira Mar is a 5 BHK villa in Alibaug. It has spread across 1 acre and has a large well-maintained lawn with a gazebo. Beira Mar’s breathtaking large pool is something you should try once in your life.

You can swim under the open sky and enjoy toasting glasses on the outdoor patio. The spacious living rooms and dining rooms are ideal for spending some quality time. The Kihim beach is situated on the other side of the fence. The amazing sea view and magical sunsets will definitely make your stay memorable. This is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. And on top of that, it’s a pet-friendly villa. 

Ukiyo-472 Laterite House

Ukiyo-472 is also known as Laterite House. To be precise, it is located in Mhatroli. You can discover this Eden by taking a ferry ride from Mumbai. You can also drive here via Panvel if you are in the mood for a road trip. It is a 4 BHK villa with an amazing swimming pool to provide you with ultimate luxury.  

You can enjoy your morning tea on the lawn. You can have your breakfast while listening to the mumbling of birds that are hard to find in Mumbai. The beautiful indoor dining area, the jacuzzi, the patio, and the huge halls are the best features of this villa. You can visit the Ukiyo Stays website and check out the amazing photos of this villa.

Ukiyo-212 Villa Shashwat

Ukiyo-212 Villa Shashwat sits peacefully in the city of Alibaug. One can describe this piece of art as a fantasy castle. This elusive and expansive villa will allure you with its serene beauty. Villa Shashwat comprises 5 ensuite bedrooms, a generous living, a dining area, and a media room. There is also a cabana and a natural pond-like pool. It is perfect for large group sizes. Wanna know more about this villa? Click here for an amazing experience!

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Best Villas in Goa for your Staycation

Is it time to revitalize and replenish your soul? If yes, then a staycation is the perfect option for you. So, you want a break but want to avoid the hassles of planning one. If that’s the case, Ukiyo Stays is here for you. We can sort out all your travel needs!

But first, let’s get your blood pumping with some temptations. And if you want to tempt someone for a vacation, what is better than a road trip to Goa? Every teenager dreams of visiting Goa for a vacation. It is famous for its breathtaking beaches, historical monuments, pubs, restaurants, and spas.

Goa has a wide range of alluring villas to provide you with a beautiful time. Here are some of the best luxury villas that you must visit once in your life:

Here are the best Villas in Goa for Vacation:

Villa Supan

Villa Supan is one of the best villas in Goa. It is perfect for an extraordinary and exotic experience in Goa. The Villa Supan rests on a coveted hilltop in the neighborhood of Saipem. This villa is one of the best villas in Goa.

This 7-bedroom villa is in a different class altogether. Villa Supan offers elite amenities that range from private elevators to private jetty. In the breathtaking riverside garden, you can have endless tête-à-tête. The rooftop pool offers you enchanting views of the verdant landscape. And guess what? There’s a river flowing in front of the villa itself.

But if you are an indoor person, you can lighten up your moments with the entertainment room. It has a bar, a 50-inch television set, a pool table, and much more to make your day. And if you want to enjoy the ambiance, you can occupy our vibrant and elegant living room.

Villa Solace

Villa Solace is next on our list of best villas in Goa with a swimming pool. What is special about this villa? A breathtaking panoramic view of the Arabian sea is something you should expect.  But that’s not all. A private rooftop pool is another ace up its sleeve. 

To the Infinity pool and beyond!

This villa sits in the serene town of Dona Paul. Villa Solace is an exquisite villa amidst the best villas in Goa. The beach lies a few minutes away from the villa. And so are the casinos. You can also visit the nearby restaurants and pubs to have a great time.

While in the villa, you can enjoy cooked delicious meals with your loved ones. The exquisite dining area makes sure you have a good time. Make sure to de-stress on the balcony and let the fresh breeze take away your worries.

Villa Supan of Goa
Isn’t it lovely to wake up to this view!?

The view from this villa is worth dying for! So, make sure that you take some time out to appreciate the mesmerizing sunset. Or have some wine under the glittering stars in the night sky.


Ukiyo-619: Frangipani On The River

Frangipani on the river is apparently the best villa in Goa according to many. It exists to provide a mystical experience to the world. A lush canopy of green surrounds this enchanting villa. And the river in front of the property will delight you. It is a two-storied home with spacious 4 bedrooms.

It has an elegant design to give you an elite stay experience. You can spend your time in the lounge area reading books. Or you can enjoy the barbeque near the splendid pool. 30 minutes after munching, you can take a dip in the pool to rejuvenate yourself.

You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast spread on the outdoor patio. Located in Nerul, this rustic Eden stands out among the best villas in Goa for its peaceful vibes. It is minutes away from the bustling areas of Candolim and Calangute.

Ukiyo-117: Villa Branco

Want to get a royal experience? Plan your staycation at Ukiyo-117 Villa Branco. This magnum opus estate is among the best villas in Goa with a swimming pool. It sits between the village of Anjuna and Assagaon. The stunning architecture and decor will allure design enthusiasts.

This regal villa features wooden doors from India’s erstwhile royal darbars. Villa Branco features contemporary IPS walls, huge mirrored accents, and antique bibelots. Carved screens, louvered doors, and the sea-green pool are the jewels on the crown. This villa is a perfect place to celebrate an intimate soiree.


Ukiyo-692 Junglebagh

A perfect home enveloped in greenery: Junglebagh. It is located in the blissful village of Assagao. The balmy Goan weather will refresh your soul. Junglebagh comes out as a perfect blend of cozy and breathtaking moments.

It stands out the be one of the best villas in Goa. It is a 4-bedroom luxury villa. Junglebagh includes an amazing open-air pool, living areas, and a dining area. The poolside or sprawling lawns are perfect to curl up with books.

Ukiyo 692 features a beautiful balcony for an evening coffee. You can also spend your evenings exploring Goa. The cafes, restaurants, bars, and beaches of North Goa await you.

Ukiyo-683 Sacri Borod Hills 8

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly villa, your search is over. Sacri Borod Hills 8 is the right option for you. Ukiyo 683: Sacri Borod Hills 8 is a Mediterranean-style villa. It overlooks the shiny sea at Ashwem, Goa. This villa features five spacious bedrooms.

It also has a private pool, game rooms, and an exquisite dining area. You can enjoy continental meals in this home. Inform the Ukiyo Stays team regarding your needs in advance to have a great time. You can also indulge in rejuvenating wellness therapies at one of the many spas in Goa.


Ukiyo-620 Orchard Villa

Orchard Villa is the top pick from our best villas in Goa. Ukiyo-620 is a part of a cluster of villas located in the laid-back Moira village. Tarun Tahiliani designed the villa’s interior. This 4 -bedroom villa offers superior amenities from luxurious living. There is a huge dining area to satisfy your group’s needs.

A grand atrium sits in the center. And a cozy lounge is available for evening drinks or board games. The private pool of Orchard Villa will thrill the kids and engross them while you enjoy a drink at the poolside. This home can accommodate up to 10 guests.


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Ukiyo Stays is all here to provide you luxury and comfort during your every stay. We have villas all over India and abroad. On top of that, we also offer you a wide range of amenities and quality services. If you want to book a villa in India, we are your top pick. Ukiyo Stays provides you with all the necessary services you will need for a memorable stay.

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