You can book the most divine Goan holiday in just a few steps – we show you how.
Most people like to take casual, slightly inexpensive holidays to Goa. But there are those that want to have complete luxury and every comfort under the sun when they visit the sunshine State of Goa. If you belong to the latter category and are currently thinking of booking a holiday to Goa this year, this is how you can go about it –
1 Set the date. Start by finalising your arrival and departure dates. If you are planning to visit during the tourist season, you will need to book early so as to avoid last minute hassle over non-availability of rooms. If you are looking to visit during the off-season, then the monsoon season is best – even luxury resorts in Goa slash their room rates during the season, and you will have no problem finding great accommodation because of lower demand.
2 Call the hotel directly. Most people are tempted to get their bookings done via travel aggregators, who have pre-designed packages for flight tickets, hotels and inner city travel. While these may be beneficial in their own way, it is always better to touch base with the hotel directly. That way, you can find out about the latest offers in Goa resorts, how much discount the hotel is willing to offer, whether you can get a room upgrade, if airport transfers are available, etc. Booking directly with the resort in Goa will get you the rooms of your choice.
3 Get your bookings emailed to you. It is really simple to book your rooms by contacting the best luxury resorts in Goa. The booking is taken over the phone or email, and you can proceed to pay and complete the formalities. For instance, if you book rooms at The Leela Goa, you are given all the information about the available rooms, packages/offers prevalent at the same time, and also the additional perks of booking with the hotel. Once you finish paying, the booking is confirmed and an email confirmation is sent to you at once.
4 Confirm all dates, bookings, airport transfer timings. On the morning of your departure, call up the Goa resort where you’ve booked your stay and confirm that your room will be waiting for you on arrival. If you haven’t already given the resort your flight timings, do so now – they can then arrange for the airport transfers. If your flight is delayed, do inform the resort of the same.
5 Enjoy your stay! Now that you’ve reached your destination and you’re booked into a fabulous luxury resort in Goa, all you need to do is enjoy your holiday to your heart’s content!