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May 2023
Feni may be the most popular Goan spirit, but is it really the people’s favourite? Meet urrak – its seasonal, milder and arguably yummier younger cousin. We got drunk on urrak all over Goa so you don’t have to. Read on to know the bars that make the best cocktails in Goa.

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April 2023
Booze is nice, but coffee is bae – even when you’re vacationing with your gang in Goa. And the coffee trends in Goa are far from meh! Sip on a cup or two at all the cute coffee places mentioned below, and you will remember Goa for its coffee more than anything else. For sure!

a group of people talking and having fun at a bar in Goa

March 2023
3 tourists walk into a bar in Goa. There’s no punch line. That’s no joke.
This happens daily. In every bar in Goa.

But if you’re a tourist, who’s read this blog then your bar - for the bar
you walk into - to impress you, will certainly be high. As high as you
would like to get there ;)

Swimming pool with the villa in the background - Villa in Palms by V Escapes

February, 2023
Yeah, yeah, everyone knows how to have fun in Goa. Go on cruises, chill at beaches, enjoy fresh seafood, see the old churches - you know the drill. But if you’re in the mood to have some unique experiences in Goa, read this luxury travel blog till the end. We’ve handpicked some exceptional experiences that will give you invaluable memories for a lifetime, during your Goa trip.   

Goa beach with a few boats docked in the sand

January, 2023
You know what's an underrated time to vacation in Goa? When everyone's done vacationing! Sure, Goa is indisputably great for New Year's, but it is even better the rest of the year. Now is the time to go on that much-awaited Goa trip. Read more to know why - it really is worth it!  

Racks of clothes set in a room

December, 2022 
Tis’ the season to be jolly and for some of us the jolliness quotient rises when we have hands full of bags and bags full of shiny new trinkets and outfits we absolutely had to have this season.   

a well-lit restaurant at night at villa in palms

November, 2022
2022 is about to end and the party season is about to begin. Time to create a Whatsapp group for that ‘Goa Trip’ that’s been on the back burner since forever and make it happen now.

Fontainhas Tipsy tour creative

October, 2022
Monsoon’s gone and it’s a great time to walk about. An even better time to walk about ‘tipsy’ in Fontainhas. Confused about what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, we’re about to make your Goa trip more buzzing ( pun intended ).

Exterior building view with the pool

August, 2022
If there’s a ring on your finger and the date is set for the big day. You know it’s time to look at the bride side! Before you say I do to the man in your life, it’s time to say ‘we do’ or better yet ‘we do Goa’ with the women in your life!

interior of a restaurant in Goa

July, 2022
With new eateries, popping open left, right and centre; the list of ‘newly opened restaurants in Goa’ is ever-increasing. But we’ve taken it upon ourselves, to curate for you the only list you need to see - of the hottest restaurants in Goa that are worth the hype and worth your appetite. Armed with our palate and plate, we’ve visited all the new entrants in the Goan food scene and come up with the best spots for you to eat.
Ready? Let’s start planning your dining itinerary.

interior of a restaurant

July, 2022
Fellow foodies, we’d like to help you savour the taste of Goa for as long as you can! From the moment you land, till the moment you depart, you can relish the flavours Goa’s culinary landscape has to offer.
We’re about to pilot your taste-buds to exquisite pit stops, every foodie needs to visit. Buckle in, we’re about to take you on a delicious ride!

waterfall in Goa

June, 2022
Goa is an often overlooked monsoon escape and that’s what makes it a really good one. It’s relatively unexplored by most Goa-fans too, so if you’re one of them, it’s a great time to come and have new experiences seeing an absolutely different side of Goa.
Wipe the sun daze off your eyes, take off your sunglasses and read on to see what Goa has to offer on the flipside of sunshine.

cycling in the rain

May, 2022
Greet hello to unobstructed green views, water droplets kissing happy swaying leaves, rippling rivers and an undeniable fresh feel in the air. Sigh. It’s a city in a happy state of mind.
Goa is a great monsoon getaway if you’re looking to embrace the season and find some serenity away from the concrete city life.

the facade of Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of the most popular historical places in Goa

April, 2022
Goa is enriched with a plethora of historical places that reflect upon the state’s history and culture. These include breathtaking churches, enamouring temples, intricately designed museums and charming forts. Learn about them and start exploring!

beach in Goa at night

March, 2022
Goa is popular for its beaches and nightlife and stunning architecture.
But it is also home to an amalgamation of cultures and traditions that have been passed down over centuries. And sometimes, we get together to observe these traditions and make merry.
We're known to like parties, and what are festivals but parties that entire communities celebrate together? Here is a list of festivals held in Goa during the summer months that you cannot miss.

onlookers at a carnival parade

February, 2022
Shigmo or shigmotsav is the grand spring festival celebrated annually in Goa in the month of Phalgun  (read the last month of the Hindu calender).
To on-lookers, it may seem like Holi's taken a U-turn and come right back to Goa.
And honestly, why not? Goa's the land of colourful people and we love rocking out with colours all month long.

Drinks kept on the bar at the beach during sunset

January, 2022
It’s 2022 and we’ve got 22 things for you to do in Goa! Forget the usual commercial spots where all the tourist Titlis hover, we’ve got the best of the best, covered in this extensive list.

Desserts kept on a tray

December, 2021
Foodies, tourists and countrymen; welcome.
Welcome to this revelation.
We’re unearthing hidden food spots of Goa that only locals know about.

Beach with pristine blue waters 3

November, 2021
Experiential travel or immersion travel is slowly and steadily claiming a big space on itineraries across the globe. If Netflix’s show ‘The world’s most amazing vacation rentals’ is quickly filling up your international travel bucket list, put that pen down for a bit and read this.

Chairs kept on a beach

September, 2021
When you hit the sunshine state, you can’t not have a good time on your agenda. Nobody comes to Goa and leaves without having fun. Goans don’t recommend you leave with souvenirs and magnets, we want you to leave with memories.

A woman looking at the sky

August, 2021
The Rain Gods have awakened. We’re in season 2 of the pandemic and the weather change is the plot twist you’ve been waiting for all summer. The monsoon season is about to make the storyline incredibly interesting. Well, at least in Goa!

Women with facemasks lounging in the bedroom of the villa for rent in North Goa

July, 2021
Solitude and social distancing have been a challenge, which we found ways to overcome. V Escapes' deepest happiness comes from pampering its guests and offering a holiday that indulges and celebrates them.

Villa in Goa Calangute

March, 2021
Throwback to planning your last luxury vacation—Maybe a 5-star hotel, a comfortable stay but a cookie-cutter experience? We know that you are ready for more. Much more.

a local cafe in Goa

September, 2022
With new cafe’s popping up literally every other week, it can become challenging figuring out which ones to visit and which ones to skip on your short visit. So, we’ve compiled a list of some local cafes you must check out when you’re in Goa.