Cambay Beach Resort

Holiday street, Kerkar art gallery lane, Near little italy rest Gauravado, Calangute, Bardez, Gaurav
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First time to Goa - Got some questions

by Darren5591

Heya,

I am off to Goa India with my Girlfriend on the 20th of Nov, travelling from Gatwick london to Dabolin airport in goa. We are staying in a hotel not far from the beaches so should be a good location (we won the holiday so didn't get choice on where). I have a few questions,

We got given £250 spending money, and we have saved another £200 on top to give us enough for a great time. We are staying for 7 nights, but I read that we cannot bring rupee's into the country. How do people go about getting the money? And how much should I bring? Do I take a couple of travellers cheques or take out one of those ATM style mastercards from the post office?

We plan to have a few days relaxing, and taking a couple of trips out to experience the culture.

As a first timer, I have no idea of what to expect and what its like there. Can someone give me the background of their experiences and what they do? This will give me a guideline :)

Many thanks,

Darren

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by johngeres

I visited Goa last summer. Goa is known as the land of 'picturesque beaches' have some good hotels. I've stayed in Galaxy Beach Resort, which offers beautifully appointed rooms with great accommodation ranges for the guests. It offers numerous facilities, such as A/C, mini bar, attached bath, running H/C water, satellite television, intercom, coffee makers, private balcony, STD/ISD services and room service. Food was delicious and worth paying.

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by johngeres

I visited Goa last summer. Goa is known as the land of 'picturesque beaches' have some good hotels. I've stayed in Galaxy Beach Resort, which offers beautifully appointed rooms with great accommodation ranges for the guests. It offers numerous facilities, such as A/C, mini bar, attached bath, running H/C water, satellite television, intercom, coffee makers, private balcony, STD/ISD services and room service. Food was delicious and worth paying.

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by lynnehamman

For more information regarding Goa- go to 'search' box (top right of page) enter GOA,INDIA and click GO

Goa pages with tips will then appear (scroll down page for tip section)

There are ATM's in Goa, as in all of India- thats best regarding the money question/

The amount of spending money that you have should be sufficient for a week

Have fun!

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by leics

Do also read the NHS health advice about visiting India:

http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/india/andaman-islands.aspx

Make sure you have proper travel and health insurance in place before you go.

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by leics

PS:

1. Welcome to VT! :-)

2. Lucky you, winning a holiday!

Re: First time to Goa - Got some questions

by sylbain

Hi

Congratulations on winning your holiday and I am sure you will enjoy the experience. You will be in for bit of a culture shock, especially when you land at the chaotic Dabolim airport. All the porters will pester you to carry your bags, but if you can manage to carry them yourself a polite “no thanks” usually gets rid of them.

There are large numbers of ATM’s in North Goa, but not so many in the South, but beware some banks will charge you a premium for using ATM’s in India. We normally take British pounds (Sterling) in cash and change only £20 at the airport on arrival to get us through initial tipping etc. Beware the money changers at the airport are a total rip-off and will give you much worse exchange rates, anywhere up to 6 or 7 rupees per pound.

Both GBP and Euros can be exchanged at the numerous money changing facilities throughout the state and you will normally get the best exchange rates from them. You can also change cash and/or travellers cheques in most hotels, but they will also charge you 3 or 4 rupees to the pound commission.

You will find things a lot cheaper in Goa and we usually have trouble in spending more then £200 in a week, including meals and drinks.

Hope you have a great holiday

Dave

Travel Tips for Goa

Taxis

by s.e.a.n

Taxis are a great way to get around in Goa until you find your bearings.If you find a decent taxi driver you will tend to stick with him. And reward him with your custom.You may find that they have good info and work out cheap for your trips out.Most will stay and wait whilst you go somewhere or pick you up at an agreed time.all in the price.Just make sure you both agree first on the best price.You may find they will ask to take you to thier friends shop on the way ? You can always say no ! It just the shops give the taxi drivers a few rupees if they take tourist to these shops.There is no obligation to buy.

Muck Diving in Goa....

by kenmerk

If you come to Goa for the beach or the party party party life, then you'll probably find what you're looking for. But, if you main purpose to come to Goa is for a dive outing, here's a tip: Dont.....

The dive shop was fine, and it was nice to get underwater in India for a day. But, the visibility around here is pretty lousy, maybe 2 meters. (probably due to the fact that there is quite a bit of mining activity in the region. Also, the coral and fish population seemed to be pretty sparse.

There is some good diving south of here in the Lakshadweep Islands, I hear.... Maybe I'll try down that way next time around....

An abandoned russian ship in Candolim

by georeiser

A large, rusty and abandoned russian ship is anchored at the beach of Candolim. The rope has a foothold right on the beach. I don't know how long time this ship have been anchored here, but it doesn't look nice.

GPS coodinates:
15° 30' 44.3500" N 73° 45' 49.5200" E

Calangute town

by georeiser

Calangute is the largest town in North Goa, and an intersection between north and south in Goa. The streets are traficated with restaurants and shops offering souvenirs, crafts, leather items, clothes and jewellery. The Saturday bazaar held in the Beach of Calangute close to the post office has plenty of good deals for shoppers. Another place is the market of Calangute Square.

Ganesha Festivals

by SirRichard

By the end of august there is a festival dedicated to Ganesha Goddes in all India, specially in Mumbai. I was in Goa when it took place. People bring their own little statues of the elephant goddes to the beach shore, they pray, light candles and fireworks… and finally they go into the waters with the little shrines, to purify.
The festivities in Mumbai are crowded, but the ones in little villages are more reachable, you can join the locals and participate too…

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 Cambay Beach Resort

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Crystal Beach Resort By Cambay Hotel Calangute

Address: Holiday street, Kerkar art gallery lane, Near little italy rest Gauravado, Calangute, Bardez, Gaurav