We’re different. What we want out of our travels is very different, too. One might want to connect with nature, whereas another thrives in the hustle and bustle of a city, one might want to travel with his family, one might want to travel alone, one might be at peace at the beach, one might feel rejuvenated in the mountains ; we are all different and we like different things.
We at nomad.travel acknowledge and love this diversity. So we’ve taken the liberty of ‘matching’ the traveller you are with the stay we think will be perfect for you. All these stays are in Goa – a unique destination that can accommodate every type of traveller.
1. The Beach Bum
You love the water, the sand and the sun. You absolutely cherish being near the water and being in the water (also, you don’t mind having fewer clothes on. 😉 ) Where some of us can handle an hour in the sun, the beach bum can spend days. You aren’t too keen on plans and shopping is definitely not on your top 10 things to do. The sound of waves and the smell of ocean feed your soul. The never-ending horizon, does not terrify you, but it invigorates you instead.
The Beach Hut in Agonda is the perfect place for you to stay in Goa. Situated on the Agonda beach, this hut complex comes with a multi-cuisine restaurant. Start every day with a complementary breakfast and two non-alcoholic drinks (you don’t have to go far for food. Perfect isn’t it?).
2. The Family Guy
Travelling for you is about being together with your family. Travelling together is a great opportunity for you and your kin to break away from the stress and routine of everyday life. After having been through homework, deadlines, and household chores together, travelling gives you time to bond, learn, and share tons of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
For you we suggest this Portuguese Villa – a beautifully renovated 140 years old heritage villa situated in the idyllic village of Moira. The villa comprises 2 double bedrooms and 1 suite with a study. The study can be converted into an extra bedroom for 2 children.
Adjacent to the swimming pool is a beautifully landscaped garden with its own mango tree, palms, cashew nut tree and a freshly built gazebo to enjoy a siesta or savour a drink.
3. The Party Seeker
As the party capital of India, Goa is the perfect destination for the young (and old) party traveller. As the party seeker you come to life at night. You love the sound of thumping music, dressing up for the dudes, or flexing those muscles for the babes. As you are the life of the party, you always have a good time whenever you hit the clubs.
You will love a stay close to all the action, whilst giving you some calm and peace to recover from that hangover in the morning. 🙂
The Delightful Studio in Calangute is the perfect place for you. This studio comes with a comfortable bed, AC, TV and A POOL! It’s close to the famous Baga Beach and a stone’s throw away from Brittos, Cavallas, Souza Lobos, Titos, Mambos and more.
4. The History Buff
You are one of the few who is still addicted to the History Channel. You travel to go beyond your own history and roots to understand the culture of others; puzzle out how they came to be. To make the experience more rewarding, you like to pursue a personal hobby on your travels. As someone who is not too fond of schedules, you seek the freedom to observe and learn at your own pace.
For you, the keeper of the past, we recommend the Arco Iris. It is located in Curtorim, a quiet village in South Goa, about 7kms to the east of Margao. The village is dotted with seasonal lakes and paddy fields. Besides being popular with bird watchers, Curtorim and its adjoining villages house several places of historical interest.
The house itself is styled along colonial Portuguese lines with a high plinth, imposing columns, high ceilings and offers excellent year-round natural ventilation. The house has been restored and renovated, true to its heritage and without compromising the modern day requirement for convenience and comfort.
With a built up area of around 7,000 sq feet, the house comprises an “entrada” (foyer), “sala” (living room), dining room, five guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Three of the bedrooms open into private balconies. It also has a “balcao” (balcony) in front and a courtyard in the rear.
5. The Backpacker
“Backpacking is a state of mind,” is what you always say. You as a backpacker emphasis on and prefer budget accommodation. You love meeting with locals and other travellers while being independently organised. With a flexible travel schedule, you prefer longer holidays and your travel activities tend to be more informal and participatory.
And the ideal stay for you in Goa would be the Evershine Guest House. It’s a family- run guesthouse whose ultimate aim is to provide a home-like atmosphere for their guests. Situated 15 mins away from the famous Anjuna Flea Market and just 5 mins walk away from Anjuna Beach, you’ll be in the middle of it all, hence making sure you don’t spend too much on getting around. 🙂
At just Rs.800 per night, with clean rooms and warm hospitality, the Evershine is the perfect pick for the backpacker.
6. The Budget Traveller
You are the new breed of backpacker – a Flashpacker. A budget traveller or flashpacker is an affluent backpacker. You share a lot of your travel traits with a backpacker, but have a better disposable income. You like the mix of low cost and luxury travel. The budget traveller travels independently, but with greater comfort. You tend to travel with your gadgets such as laptops, music/video players, digital cameras, and mobile phones.
This Guest House in Anjuna is the perfect place to stay for a budget traveller. At this stay you can easily establish a base to explore North Goa.
Clean, well-run and friendly, the guest house offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. With a number of comfortable communal areas on site, you can catch up on emails, relax with a book, and enjoy the company of friends and other guests. At Rs.1100 per night, this stay is apt for those travelling on a budget.
7. The Outdoor Enthusiast
You are a trailblazer. As an outdoor enthusiast, loving the environment is a primary passion. You genuinely believe you can change the world for the better. As a fun, free spirit you thrive on the offbeat and the risky and you are a born rebellion.
For this traveller, we highly recommend this treehouse stay (and it comes with a pool. Yay!). Located on a small hillock in a peaceful quiet village of Goa, your neighbours are the local flora and fauna. Far from civilisation, it’s perfect for bird watchers and animal lovers alike.
See you there!