Make the most of the Easter break by booking yourself a rewarding holiday to Goa, experiencing beautiful beaches and vibrant Easter celebrations.
With most schools breaking up at the end of March, enjoying a two-week break through the Easter period, this time of year is ideal for heading on a sunshine escape to Goa. In addition to the kids being free from school, the bank holidays through Easter ensure that workers will save two days of annual leave when holidaying during this period; it couldn't be more convenient for a Goa holiday.
March and April represent two of the most rewarding months for visiting Goa, especially if you're a sun worshipper. Goa's climate ensures nine or 10 hours of sunshine a day during March and April, with temperatures enjoying an average maximum of up to 32°C. The weather is perfect for heading to one of Goa's stunning beaches or sunbathing beside your inviting hotel pool.
Given that the state is a former Portuguese colony, Christianity is the second most prominent religion in Goa, accounting for over a quarter of religious beliefs and followers. This means that Easter is widely celebrated throughout Goa, with celebrations beginning on the day before Good Friday, with a feast held to commemorate the Last Supper.
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panjim draws the most crowds, particularly during the Way of the Cross reenactment. This follows the lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus, with a wooden cross carried down the steps of the church with a procession following it around the streets of Panjim.
Where to stay during an Easter holiday in Goa
Make the most of the stunning sunshine in Goa during the Easter holidays by booking a stay beside one of the state's most beautiful beaches...
Sao Domingo's | Cavelossim
This small, family-run hotel is a fantastic base for those hoping to explore the marvellous beaches of South Goa. Located in the heart of Cavelossim, all of the shops, bars and eateries of the resort are on your doorstep, while the golden sands of the beach are just a 10-minute walk away. The hotel itself is quiet and peaceful, boasting an inviting pool and cool and airy guest rooms.