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Once in a year this time round connoisseurs of fine wines beat a path to the Grape Escapade. Organised by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, at the Old GMC courtyard the event keeps getting better every year since its inception three years ago. Goa's premium wine festival is a four day event which showcases almost every wine company in the industry. A fusion of food, entertainment and wine; what else one can ask for. The Grape Escapade which was held last year had a number of activities which made it the complete wine festival. Some renowed wine barons like…
A short walk from Morjim Beach, but hidden away by majestic antique doors, is the tropical zen- garden of the Ku "energy retreat". Through the gates, walk down the stepping stones of a Japanese inspired pond, flanked on either side by two wooden cottages comprising the guest accommodations to the open kitchen and restaurant. Currently, KU is being overseen by Rajeev Samant (Founder, Sula Wines), a dear friend of the property's European owners. Rajeev has, amongst other things, installed a daily Goan / Maharashtran thali (a rarity in these parts) along with a permanent Sula bar. Morjim's first and still…
Hill Top is Goa's iconic party destination and the place to be for all trance aficionados! People from across the globe convene in this neon palm grove for its legendary psychedelic parties. Sundays are a weekly event here, albeit strict 5pm to 10pm affairs, with international DJs playing the pulsing beats of Goa psy-trance to a mixed global crowd of Goa's residential urban nomads, old school hippies and pixies to eager eyed student backpackers. On Christmas, New Years and other occasional events, Hilltop hosts special raves, where the numbers multiply to the thousands, and the parties last for more than…
Curlies is one of the original beach shacks on Anjuna Beach, offering an eclectic and expansive menu, chilled cocktails, several chill-out and dining areas and a fabulous beachfront location. It is the place to meet and greet for sunset and trance! The music begins around 5pm, with DJs from across the globe playing Goa trance to the setting sun. As the night advances, the decibels continue to rise along with the energy.
Club Westend is located in the Mollembhat valley in the Saligao, Sangolda Village. This open-air nightclub is one of Goa's most popular party hubs, playing electronic music (largely trance), drawing some of the most recognized names in the industry from Goa and and across the globe. Club Westend features three dance floor levels, a rooftop pool, multiple bars and a good restaurant. The surrounding tropical landscape provides a scenic setting for parties that sometimes rage into the morningWHERE THE PARTY NEVER ENDS!Club Westend is one of the epicentres of Goa's electronic music scene today, maintaining its coveted position and legions…
Carved out of the earth atop the Vagator Cliff, Club 9 Bar (Nine Bar) offers a epic open-air venue that although specializes in Goa psytrance, also features other genres through the week, and often hosts international DJs and artists of repute. The open-air dance space shuts down at 10 pm, adhering to Goa's stringent noise pollution laws, however, an indoor club allows the party to continue into the wee hours. With its strategic location on the cliff above Vagator Beach, Club 9 Bar offers one of Goa's most coveted sunset views, best enjoyed with a cocktail or two! Club 9…
Set right on Baga Beach, Café la Musica is a chic beachside lounge. The café offers an eclectic menu featuring innovative oriental fare along with a well stocked bar and delightful cocktails. The ambiance here is laid-back and stylish. Run by a DJ/musician and his wife, Café la Musica hosts regular parties in this fabulous beachside venue.Set on the shimmering sands of Baga beach, Cafe la Musica is a pleasant departure from the ubiquitous bamboo beach shacks. Themed completely in white with white muslin curtains and white-washed decks, this charming beachside cafe offers an ideal respite for those wishing to…
Located right on the picturesque beach of Morjim is the chilled-out, Russian owned restaurant-lounge, Bora Bora. Open 24 hours, the beachfront lounge draws largely a Russian clientele, though it caters to travellers from across the globe. The menu is eclectic, the music is always on and always good (the owner is a DJ), and the beach in front is pristine. With services like a kindergarten for the kids and kite-surfing classes for adventurous adults, it is easy to see why Goa's Bora Bora is one of the area's most popular and most talked-about destinations. Set on Morjim's idyllic beach, Bora…
Blue Waves located on Morjim Beach, near Marbela Beach Resort, is a two-floor beach shack that serves the classic Goan shack menu comprising seafood, salads, Indian main courses, shakes and juices; however, is better known for the epic trance parties it hosts throughout the season. Their Christmas and New Year's parties are often the most popular this side of the bridge, while their mid-season marathon trance nights also draw quite a crowd.
This October, the Spirit of Oktoberfest returns to Goa - the place where beer, music, and revelry truly belong! Loaded with entertainment, great food and plenty of drinks, this is an experience that will leave you asking for more. Music lovers can enjoy live music from talented bands and a line-up of the biggest spin doctors scratching out earth shaking watts of thumping music. The 3 day festival will have more beer, more good food and of course to go with tradition more 'fun in the sun'! Oktoberfest Goa is not complete without a German Biergarten with music, food and…
Inspired by the famed Nikki Beach of Miami, Club Fresh has been styled completely in white, while drawing other pan-Asian influences in its decor. Elegant and contemporary, Club Fresh's design theme carries over to it made-to-measure furniture that have been inspired by the latest design signatures. A collection of abstracts artwork by Elena Starkova (Moscow) exhibited in the open-air Art Space intersperses the all-white decor with splashes of bold colour. The beach club boasts a 1500 ft dance-floor and a 40 feet bar (featuring a customized sugar cane juicer!) where top barmen from Russia and the Ukraine serve up Ibiza…
The Cavala Resort sits in enchanting garden of exotic plants and tropical flowers. The resort comprises the guest accommodations, garden restaurant and the Cavala popular bar. The resort offers a range of 30 well appointed rooms to suit every budget and requirement, from single, double and twin, each spotlessly clean and equipped with every modern comfort, without any added frills. All rooms open to a balcony, terrace or sit our area.Cavala, one of Baga's first restaurants, was once prime a meeting place for travellers from across the world. Today, the restaurant and bar is just as popular with Goa’s newer…
Situated on the Fort Aguada road, this multi cuisine restaurant is famous for their succulent Goan food fresh from the market. It's essentially local food at local prices but a lot of tourists are found here.Open all year round to tourists and locals alike Viva Goa's is a place to head for Chinese, tandoori and mouth - watering seafood. They also have a well stocked bar. Should you prefer to dine in simple surroundings Viva Goa is the place you have to be in.The restaurant has low tone lighting and is an ideal place for couples and families who like…