Private jet charter to Goa
The tiny state of Goa is famous for its golden beaches, buzzing party resorts and flavoursome cuisine. Yogis from around the world are drawn to its world-class Ashtanga retreats and the region’s enduring hippie culture makes for a wonderfully laidback holiday
Halfway along India’s Arabian Sea coast sits an idyllic stretch of coastline with an ever-changing past. Over the years, Goa has been the western extremity of numerous dynasties, empires and sultanates; a Portuguese colony and spice trading centre; and an important stop on the mid-20th-century Hippie Trail. Today, it’s a favourite holiday spot. That impressive evolution has created a diverse destination where historic architecture blends with bohemian beaches and fly-and-flop luxury resorts.
North Goa’s lively backpacker resorts like Calangute, Baga and Anjuna have earned the state its reputation as a party town. Stricter laws on public alcohol consumption mean the region’s all-night beach raves are on their way out, however visitors can still soak up a party atmosphere to rival Cancun or Spain’s costas in clubbing hotspots like Baga’s Tito’s Lane, which attracts both foreign travellers and Indian party-goers.
Just south of Calangute is the small town of Candolim, where luxury hotels and the Portuguese colonial Aguada Fort offer a sun-soaked beach break with a side of culture. The last remnants of hippie culture can be found in Arambol in the far north, along with numerous yoga wellness retreats where you can fully immerse yourself in this ancient spiritual practice.
Separated from the north by the mouths of the Zuari and Mandovi Rivers, South Goa is home to some of the state’s most beautiful beaches and upscale accommodation. The area’s largest town, Benaulim, draws affluent travellers from India and around the world; while vibrant Palolem is known for its unspoilt white-sand beach and popular silent discos. In cool but unpretentious Agonda, the coast is lined with rustic beach huts and guest houses; travel south of Palolem and you’ll reach quieter beaches such as Patnem, Talpona and finally secluded, forest-backed Galgibag Beach.
While its breathtaking beaches are Goa’s poster child, there are also plenty of cultural attractions to discover. Numerous forts stand sentry along the coast, including the riverside Reis Magos Fort in state capital Panaji. Heading inland, explore Old Goa’s ornate churches and elegant heritage mansions or journey off-the-beaten-track through beautiful rural landscapes, enjoying sensational cuisine and meeting friendly residents. Highlights along the way include the Bramhan waterfall, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and mist-shrouded Chorla Ghat.
The only airport in the state is Goa International Airport, also known as Dabolim Airport. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Goa.