Internationally acclaimed for its beautiful beaches, radiant sunsets, a vibrant night life and a general verve that characterizes the city, Goa is the king of good times and the ultimate holiday retreat in India.
While seasons may change, the fact that Goa is flocked by thousands of tourists throughout the year may not! Keeping this in mind, we’ve jotted down a list of five essential things that you must have handy the next time you are in Goa.
Goa is studded with an array of spectacular beaches such as Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach &Vagator Beach. Wearing satin or nylon clothes is not advisable in the scorching heat of Goa, so stick to light fabrics like cotton. Also, since you will be drenched by the waves while you take a relaxing stroll along the beaches of Goa, it is suggested that you don’t don long flowing clothes. Keep it simple by putting on basics like capris, t-shirts, skirts and shorts and keep it stylish by wearing waterproof flip-flops!
Hat and sun glasses
Chic hats and sun glasses are not only great fashion accessories that will add a dash of oomph to your photographs and panache in your look, but they are also absolute essentials when it comes to keeping the heat at bay. Hats act as a protection against the harmful rays of the sun and prevent the migraine that you might develop when you roam around in the sun with your family and friends while a pair of aviators or wayfarers will act as a shield from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Insect repellent cream
Blessed with a plethora of mesmerizing physiological features, Goa is nestled in the lap of nature. However, the one thing that comes along with this is the brigade of creepy-crawlies. While you’re on the beach, it is essential to carry an insect repellant to keep the insects at bay. You can either buy a good insect repelling cream or a spray if you don’t want a sticky/oily look.
Situated below the Tropic of Cancer, Goa is characterized by a Tropical Monsoon type of climate, which is predominated by a long spell of intense heat. Added to this is the Greenhouse effect which makes the climate warmer and makes the skin more susceptible to serious skin diseases like sun burn, heat strokes & cancer. Minimize the damage by investing in a branded sunscreen with a SPF of 20-50, depending on the sensitivity of your skin to the heat.
Just like a ship without a sailor is like an aimless wanderer, a tourist without a city guide is a clueless itinerant. In order to keep a tab of all the places that you must visit, it is a good idea to buy a travel guide. Not only will it come in handy while exploring the major landmarks of the city, it is also useful to explore local food joints, churches, hotels, etc.
Armed with these essentials, get set for a memorable hassle-free time in Goa and don’t forget to book your room at Regenta Resort, Varca Beach. Equipped with beautiful pool-facing Deluxe Rooms & Suites, complementary Wi-Fi and two enjoyable dining options (Pinnx & Aqua Grill), the hotel is an ideal location for you to unwind. Or you can also plan a stay at Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa, which has numerous tranquil rooms and delectable eating joints (Cosmos, Sunken Bar & a Barbeque overlooking the pool).