What are some awesome things to do in Goa for bachelors? From partying 24 hours in a day to kayaking in the moonlight, the options are mindboggling and varied. Read on to discover which one entices you the most:
9. Explore Goa’s beaches
…because you can never have enough of them. Whether it is fun in the sun or partying under the stars; the ‘beach’ is THE top thing to do in Goa for bachelors. The epicenter of all partying is North Goa especially Calangute and Baga lead the pack. Trance parties at Anjuna, Vagator, Ashwem, Arambol and Morjim are an awesome experience and you will fall in love with Goa’s very own ‘Psy trance’. In South Goa, you would love the moonlit parties on Palolem Beach and the silent parties where you hook up to a pair of headphones and dance to the music you love!
8. Take a boat tour of Goa
Get the real Goa vibe with a houseboat tour on one of the two largest and most important rivers – Mandovi and Zuari. Or you could hire a boat and traverse down the length of Goa’s other beautiful rivers like Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Talpona and the Sal. All of these rivers end up in the Arabian Sea and if you’re up for the thrill, go all the way to your chosen river’s estuary. How’s that for a cool, fun and brand new thing to do in Goa for bachelors?
7. Try an off-road motorcycle tour
One of the most awesome things to do in Goa for bachelors is to engage in a struggle with the mean terrain of Goa’s hills and thick forests around Anjuna and the Assagao areas (mostly) on your bike. Make online reservations with one of the many agencies that offer off-road bike tours and start off. Nature does not cooperate and it will take all you’ve got to beat it. Game?
6. Go on a hike
…up the Sonsogor Mountain, Goa’s highest peak at 3825 feet above sea level. This one’s not for the faint of heart and people who want to be check-list tourists. Best done between November and February, a hike up to the top of Sonsogor can take up to 4 hours and will be a hugely different experience that what most people get out of Goa. Hiking up Sonsogor alone or with friends is a great option for things to do in Goa for bachelors because of the sheer adventure, the great outdoor experience and the beautiful locales. Goa is wilder than its parties and a trek up Sonsogor will prove it to you.
5. Visit the Chorao Island
…and get transported to another century…when the Portuguese noblemen settled here for its idyllic setting. Once known as Ilha dos fidalgos or Island of the Noblemen, Chorao island takes you back in time with its quaint whitewashed churches (most are centuries old), its old Portuguese style colorful houses and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Get with the local spirit and take a cycling tour of the island, the largest of Goa’s 17 islands, and explore the area. How’s that for a fun thing to do in Goa for bachelors?
4. Participate in a music festival
One of our favorite recommendations for things to do in Goa for bachelors is to participate in a music festival and the first one that springs to mind is the Sunburn Goa festival famed for its pulsating EDM and House tracks played by some of the most popular names in the industry. There are many other fun activities for you to indulge in too. You could also participate in some other music fests like Sonic for hip hop and reggae and Sao Joao – the dancing monsoon fiesta made popular by the movie ‘Tamasha’. Or just go to the Goa Carnival for its colorful parades, the energy of the crowds and some awesome food.
3. Visit the Paul John whiskey distillery
Love a stiff one? See how it is made at Goa’s only whiskey distillery – Paul John Whiskey. Makers of India’s only single malt whiskey, Paul John has recently opened up a visitor’s center that organizes tours of the distillery. An especially unique experience, we’d recommend it as one of the top things to do in Goa for bachelors. You will witness the craft firsthand as an expert guide takes you through the entire process from mashing to distilling the whiskey. And as a plus you get to experience the pleasures of whiskey drinking with an expert team guiding you on the flavors and complex characteristics of this award-winning whiskey.
2. Gamble away
…at one of Goa’s many offshore casinos! It’s fun and legal and who knows you may end up beating the house at its own game. One of the many fun things to do in Goa for bachelors, casinos offer unlimited fun (till your wallet bottoms out!) and a chance to make some quick buck. If not, you’d have some fun stories to color your bachelor life with. Pick from many choices like the Deltin Royale, the live gaming MV Caravela or the Casino Pride.
1. Partake in Watersports
Moonlight kayaking at Bambolim Beach, snorkeling at the Grande Island, Kite sailing at Morjim Beach or a Banana Boat ride on literally any beach…water sports are the #1 things to do in Goa for bachelors and you have to give it a shot. An adrenalin high, the feisty sea and hours of fun…what’s not to like?!
We’d love to hear what other experiences you’d recommend as things to do in Goa for bachelors. Fun stories, adventurous outings or how you met someone special…tell us all in the comments below. Book hotels in Goa.