Why Should you come to Goa in Monsoon?
GOA IN THE MONSOONS
There is a misconception that Goa in the monsoons is not worth visiting. However, it’s right to go with the right expectations, as Goa during this time of year is very different from the peak seasons.
WHICH MONTHS ARE CONSIDERED OFF-SEASON MONTHS?
‘Off Season’ usually refers to the months between May and September. May is likely to be very uncomfortable and unbearably hot for travellers. The monsoons usually hit Goa in the first half of June, where it will cool down and the countryside will start to turn green.
The monsoon in India can sometimes rain all day, and the power can go off in some hotels and houses, so it is recommended to stay in a modern accommodation – it is the perfect season to spend some money on some luxury. However, if you are travelling on your own and are looking to meet other travellers, then Goa has plenty of hostels which means you are unlikely to be alone and find exciting things to do and experience, despite there being fewer parties.
Beaches at this time of year are likely to be choppier and not extremely safe for swimming. Likewise, there are unlikely to be any water sports on offer.
WHAT BEACHES ARE BEST TO VISIT?
We recommend choosing a beach in North Goa. Baga-Calangute is likely to be walking or a short-ride distance from shacks and restaurants that will be still open, as this beach tends to be open all season. Plenty of beach-shacks and shopping stalls are likely to be open, also.
For quieter travellers, then staying around Morjim or Arambol is likely to be better for a peaceful stay, although more restaurants and shops will be shut. We suggest avoiding the very north of Goa, as there would be very little activity here.
The beaches in the South of Goa during this time are likely to be pretty empty from the end of May onwards. Resorts in North Goa would be a better option.
The nightlife in Goa in the monsoons is likely to be minimal, however, if you know the right people, parties may be possible to find. However, most of the major clubs will be shut during the off-season.