Long stay holidays in Goa

Updated on Jul 25, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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Want to experience more than one or two weeks of pure holiday bliss? A long stay holiday to Goa is your answer...


Here at Goa Experience, we’re finding that our customers are craving longer duration holidays, and we can’t say that we’re surprised. Who wouldn’t love to spend a few weeks or more relaxing on the beach in 30 degree heat, exploring the history and indulging in fantastic food? We know we would! 


Why choose a long stay holiday in Goa?

Opting to spend more time on holiday in Goa is certainly a rewarding experience in more ways than one, so here’s a just a short roundup of some of the experiences you could achieve during a long stay in Goa.

Beach hop

With laid-back, rugged beaches in the south and bustling, beach shack-lined sands in the north, depending on which region you choose will provide you with a very different beach experience. A long stay holiday allows you to beach hop until you find your ideal stretch of coastline, and then you still get the chance to spend plenty of time relaxing on it!

To give you an idea of the differences, here are some of the beaches you can find in Goa.

Cola Beach, South Goa

Calangute Beach, North Goa

Arossim Beach, South Goa

Baga Beach, North Goa


Make the most of overnight excursions and experiences

You may not consider an overnight excursion when you’re only on holiday for a week, for fear of using up your valuable sunbathing time. However, when you have the luxury of a long duration holiday, you needn’t worry as you’ll have plenty of time to do everything.

Be at one with Goa’s incredible wildlife on the Wildernest excursion, where you get to stay in the picturesque Sahyadri Valley. Stay in eco cottages, where there’s an infinity pool overlooking the Vazra Falls, and embark on wildlife trails and nature talks.

Or perhaps you’d rather spend a night aboard a traditional Goan houseboat? Cruise the backwaters and witness incredible birdlife as you relax, meandering past fishing villages and temples, hidden amongst the trees of the riverbank. 

For culture lovers, pay a visit to Hampi, one of Goa’s most memorable archaeological sites, also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you arrive, explore the ruins of the Vittala Temple and the imposing Virupaksha Temple, before settling in for the night. Your exploration of Hampi will continue the next day!


What lies beyond Goa

If you consider yourself an adventurer or are just particularly intrigued by India, you can also use some of your extended holiday time exploring what lies not only beyond the beach but also beyond Goa. We’re delighted to offer our customers the opportunity to either head north or south, to delve further into the Indian sub-continent.

North India Highlights is a fantastic two-night add-on to your holiday in Goa. You will take a quick flight to Delhi, with a two-night stay in a fantastic hotel. Catch the train to Agra to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, and then on to Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah. The next morning you will embark on a city tour of the Old and New Dehli, you will then be driven to the airport where you will return to the paradise that is Goa.

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Where to stay in Goa for long-duration holidays

With some fantastic value-for-money options, a 21, 28-night, (or more!) holiday in Goa may not be as costly as you might initially think…

Sao Domingo’s, is a charming little 2-grade property in the sought-after location of Cavelossim in the south.


Santana Beach Resort is a wonderful lush tropical paradise on the shores of Candolim Beach. This hotel is a beach lovers paradise, golden sands stretch on for miles, the perfect tranquil winter sun getaway. The hotel grounds are stunning and palm trees sway in the warm breeze, the charming Portuguese-style buildings scatter the grounds and the cheerful décor and furnishings make for a comfortable stay. 


If you are looking for a more luxurious holiday experience overall, be sure to check out the Taj Fort Aguada Resort Spa

Another peaceful paradise for your holiday accommodation is Marinha Dourada. Neighbouring two lakes and coconut palms, this is a friendly hotel boasting a tranquil location in Arpora.

To find out more about our long stay Goa holidays or the latest offers, visit our Holiday Ideas page.

Can't find what you're looking for? Speak to our experts on 01489 866986 for additional scheduled flight availability.


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