What's The Weather Like in Goa in April?
Goa is an all-year-round tourist destination. April is a hot and humid time to visit but it's not peak season, so you will be able to find some good deals on flights and accommodation.
How Hot Is Goa In April?
At this time of year, the average temperature starts off at 29°C, created by highs of 33°C during the daytime and lows of 25°C after dark.
How Much Does It Rain In Goa In April?
April has a tiny amount of rainfallwith an average of 12mm falling over a span of one day.
April Sunshine Hours And Humidity
Goa boasts an average of 12 hours of sunshine a day. the humidity levels range between 42% (comfortable) and 88% (very humid),
Is Goa Windy In April?
Wind speeds in Goa vary between light and moderate - rarely anything higher.
Goa Hotels in April
Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort
Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort is an affordable luxury hotel situated just 250m away from Cadolim Beach and within easy access of the Calangute, Baga and Anjuna Beaches, as well as Fort Aguada. Designed in a 15th century Portuguese style, this hotel is decorated with Medieval oil paintings, coloured tiles, genuine artefacts and stained glass windows, giving it loads of character. Accommodation is provided in the form of 65 guestrooms and suites. All the guestrooms come with tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safe and free WiFi access when you book directly with the hotel, whilst suites also include private swimming pool, garden views and free airport transfers.
Onsite services and facilities include swimming pool, 24-hour fitness centre, 24-hour business centre and spa which offers Balinese body and Thai foot massages, plus all sorts of water sports at the nearby beach. Onsite dining options include the Citrus Café which serves international and local cuisine, as well as the Republic of Noodles which offers Asian street food.
Shanti Morada is another mid-range luxury hotel ideally located in Salingao, close to the only Gothic church in Goa. The hotel was built in 1897 and has been fully restored, with various pieces discovered during the site's excavation being used to decorate the grounds. Here guests can choose between luxury and premium rooms appointed with furniture dating back 300 years. All rooms overlook the courtyard and swimming pool and include walk-in rain shower, claw-foot bath, flat-screen satellite TV, WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities. Onsite dining options include the Lantern Restaurant which serves Goan and international cuisine, plus the Jacuzzi Pool Bar, which offers seating in the form of 20 bar stools immersed in a Jacuzzi. Other services and amenities include swimming pool, Ayurvedic massages and four lounges where you can relax and admire the historic artefacts.
Bogmallo Beach Resort
If you've got a bit more cash to spend, consider staying at Bogmallo Beach Resort. One of the first five-star hotels to be built in Goa, this resort is located directly on Bogmallo Beach and is just a ten minute drive away from the airport. Here guests can choose between 126 sea-facing rooms and 15 luxury sea-facing cottages, which provide more space and privacy. Within the hotel's grounds you'll find health club, beauty salon, air-conditioned gym, casino with games and slot machines, outdoor swimming pool, volleyball court, water polo, daytime entertainment, WiFi access, games room with board games, pool table and table tennis, and water sports available at the nearby beach. There are also two restaurants which serve Goan, Indian, Italian and international cuisine, one coffee shop, two bars and a nightclub.
Resort De Alturas
However, if you're on a tight budget, consider staying at Resort De Alturas instead. This luxury four-star resort is only 500m away from Candolim beach and provides accommodation in the form of 24 superior rooms, 37 deluxe rooms, seven super deluxe rooms, three suites and two family rooms. All the guestrooms come with minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, personal safe and WiFi access, whilst the suites offer the same but are more spacious and have separate bedrooms. Onsite facilities and services include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa with world-class treatments, small fitness centre, Flame 'n' Grill restaurant which serves local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Pool Deck Bar which offers exotic cocktails.
Goa Beach for April
The golden sandy beach at Palolem is one of the finest in Goa. Used by local fishermen for work and travellers for leisure alike, this largely unspoilt beach measures around 1.6km and forms the shape of a crescent.
Either side of the beach is flanked by large rocks which jut out into the sea, making the centre of the beach the best and safest section for swimming in the sea which is usually calm and clean. Although there are no sun loungers or parasols, the beach is backed by a thick covering of tropical trees which provide natural shade. On the beach you'll find water sport rental kiosks, plus small shacks which sell local food and drinks throughout the day and offer a party-atmosphere with dance music on an evening.
For something more peaceful, try Betalbatim Beach. Located 2km north of Colva, this beach is made up of golden sands backed by tall palm trees which provide the only shade on the beach. Dolphins regularly frequent the waters around here and if you want to catch a glimpse of them, there are many locals who will take you out on a short excursion on their boat in return for a small fee. There are also several beach shacks which serve local food and drink, plus water sport kiosks and sun loungers available to rent. During low tide, the sea is very calm and shallow making it great for swimming however it can get rough at hide tide, so be careful in the sea.
Bars and Restaurants
Jamie's Restaurant in Baga Beach is a great place to go, whatever type of food you're in the mood for. Open daily 6pm to midnight, this menu offers traditional Goan and Indian cuisine, plus a few international favourites, such as pizza, pasta, steak, ribs and chicken wings, as well as international desserts, such as berry crumble and bread and butter pudding, providing something for everyone. The drinks menu is varied and offers an international selection of beers, wines, dessert wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks.
Sizzling Ice, located adjacent to the Santa Monica Hotel in Calangute, is famed for serving top quality food at remarkably cheap prices. Although the setting might be a bit cheap-and-cheerful with wicker chairs and glass tables, the food is second-to-none, with fillet steak, lobster, red snapper, tiger prawns and king prawns, all appearing on the menu, alongside a selection of Indian specialities. The staff are friendly and efficient and will treat you like family.
Things to do in Goa in April
If you want to get out of your hotel and do some exploring, check out Old Goa. This city was one of the most rich and wealthy in the 1700s, until it was hit by numerous epidemics which caused it to be abandoned. Although not as grandiose today, Old Goa is still worth a visit, as it's home to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Se Cathedral, the Church and Convent of St Cajetan and the Church of St Francis of Assisi all of which are still lavishly decorated, so make sure you take your camera. You'll also find a small number of supermarkets and shops selling souvenirs in the area, the Museum of Christian Art, Viceroy's Arch and the Archaeological Museum.
Chapora Fort is another historical site worthy of interest during your holiday in Goa. Built by the Portuguese in 1617 where a Muslim structure previously stood, this fort was intended to be a watch post, but fell to Hindi raiders in the 17th century before it was abandoned by the Portuguese in 1892. Today the fortress is in ruins, although the heads of two supply route tunnels are still intact, as are numerous Muslim tombstones which date back to pre-colonial times. Many agree that the highlight of the Chapora Fort is not the fort itself, but the panoramic views of the nearby Anjuna and Vagator beaches which you can see when you climb to the top.