We were in Goa for our wedding anniversary weekend- our first trip to Goa as a family,
Navy and I have been there about 4-5 times individually but never as a couple. Of course we could not afford the official fancy places we were used to- Leela/ Fort Aguada/ Cidade Goa etc. And the shacks that Navy stayed in with his buddies were a no-no in the rains.
Lovely homely place done in antique style- Goa- Portugese- Turkish influence. A bit out of the way but charming since one got to see pav and fish wallahs deliver their fresh wares on cycles with horns.
As for beaches- Baga and Calangute beaches are only a short drive away .