Goa Weather January Averages, India
What's The Weather Like in Goa in January?
Januaryis usually Goa in India's coldest month but with average temperatures of 25ºC, it's a perfect winter sun destination for holidaymakers in colder climates. It's an ideal time for travellers who don't want excessively high temperatures.
Is Goa Hot In January?
January in Goa has an average temperature of 25ºC, made up of highs of 30ºC in the warmest part of the dayand lows of 21ºC at nighttime
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to rise above 33°C and fall below 16°C in Goa in January.
Highest and Lowest January Temperatures In Goa
The highest temperature ever recorded in the resort during this month is 37°C, and the lowest at this time of year is 14°C.
Sunshine Hours & Average Sea Temperature
Goa enjoys an average of 11 hours of sunshine every day, along with an average sea temperature of 27°C. With so many hours of daily sunshine and such warm sea temperatures, January is a great month to spend time on the beach.
How Rain Falls In Goa In January?
In January Goa receives an average of 0.2mm/of rainfall divided between one rainy day
How Humid Is Goa In January?
The relative humidity for Goa in January usually ranges between 34% (comfortable) and 85% (very humid), rarely falling below 24% (dry) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
Is Goa Windy In January?
Typical wind speeds range between calm and gentle breezes, rarely rising to a moderate breeze.
Goa Hotels in January
The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
The Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is one of the top rated hotels in Goa on TripAdvisor. Located directly on Miramar beach, this recently-renovated hotel features elegant décor and a wide range of amenities, including four restaurants which serve local and Asian cuisine, one bakery, two bars and a casino which boasts slot machines and full bar. Other facilities include fitness centre with cardio equipment, weights, fitness classes, swimming pool, steam room and Jacuzzi, outdoor adult's swimming pool, outdoor kids' swimming pool, whirlpool and kids' club. The highlight of the resort is the Quan Spa which offers traditional and contemporary facials, massages and beauty therapies. Accommodation is provided in the form of garden and bay view guestrooms and suites, all of which come with one king bed or two double beds plus LCD TV, WiFi access (paid), air conditioning and free drinking water.
Heritage Village Club Goa
Heritage Village Club Goa is a beachfront resort, just a short walk away from Arrossim Beach, a 20-minute drive away from Dabolim Airport and a 15-minute drive away from Margaon Railway Station. This is India's first all-inclusive boutique resort and provides accommodation in the form of 24 grande club rooms, 48 design rooms, 23 superior rooms and two suites, all of which come with garden or pool views. Each of the rooms features satellite TV and private bathroom with shower. Onsite bars and restaurants include Chutney restaurant which serves Goan buffets, Mango Terrace which serves seafood and Goan food for dinner, the newly-opened Restobar Forrest, Casa Rosa pub which serves local alcoholic drinks and a swim-up pool bar open from 11am to 6pm. Other onsite services and facilities include swimming pool, children's pool, yoga classes, daily entertainment, games room, tennis courts and Ayurvedic Spa which offers single treatments and 3-, 6- and 12-day treatment packages.
LaLit Golf & Spa Resort
When it comes to golf hotels in Goa, the LaLit Golf & Spa Resort comes highly recommended. Situated on a kilometre-long beach and lined by the Talpone River, this resort is best known for its double-tee nine-hole golf course which is the only championship golf course in the resort. Here guests can choose between garden and sea view suites, luxury suites, LaLit legacy suites and villas. Each of the suites comes with high-speed WiFi access, 42" TV, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with shower, whilst the villas also offer separate living room, dining room and kitchen, balcony and bathroom with Jacuzzi. Within the hotel's grounds you'll find six restaurants which serve local and international cuisine, swimming pool, sports complex with tennis and squash courts, water sports at the nearby beach, fitness classes around the pool, kids' club and a shopping mall.
DoubleTree By Hilton
DoubleTree By Hilton is perfect for families, thanks to its location close to the Baga, Calangute and Anjuna beaches, as well as the Wednesday Anjuna hippie market and the Saturday night market. Built over four acres, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of guestrooms and suites. Each of the guestrooms comes with lagoon or pool views, plus air conditioning, flat-screen TV, balcony and high-speed internet access, whilst the suites boast the same facilities, with separate living area and bedroom. Onsite services and facilities include Caffeine café, CoBa seafood restaurant, Flame Asian and international restaurant, fitness centre, pool table, table tennis, swimming pool, children's play area, babysitting, children's menus in restaurants and gift shop.
Goa Beach for January
Agonda Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. Situated in Agonda, this beach is made up of 3km of golden sand lined by clear, warm waters. Certain parts of the beach shelve steeply into the sea, making it inappropriate for children to swim. Adult bathers also have to be aware that the sea can get very rough at high tide, making swimming out of the question, so be sure to check to see if the flags are flying red or green. Facilities include sun loungers and parasols, plus beach bars and restaurants inside small shacks backing the beach which serve food and drinks and have bathrooms for diners.
Located in the south of Goa, Majorda Beach is a much better place for sunbathing and swimming. This beach is made up of golden sand dotted with shade-providing palm trees, which gradually gives way to shallow waters ideal for swimming. Although the sea can get rough sometimes, the waves which wash up onshore are great fun to play in. Onsite services and facilities include lifeguards, sun loungers, parasols, water sports and food shacks which serve cheap beer and snacks.
Bars and Restaurants
Little World is one of the top rated restaurants in Goa. Located in Palolem, this restaurant specialises in breakfast and brunch dishes which are served 8.30am-8.30pm daily. The atmosphere is a chilled-out backpacker style, making Little World a great place to chat to the local owners and meet other travellers. The menu features a wide variety of dishes, from sweet and savoury pancakes, omelettes and scrambled eggs to yogurt and muesli, smoothies and local bread with homemade peanut butter. Drinks include coffee, water, fresh juices and the trademark chai tea which is said to be amazing.
When it comes to traditional Goan cuisine, Foxes Fiesta is the place to go. Found in Bardez, this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves an Asian fusion cuisine, with several typical Goan dishes, such as chicken xacuti and pulao, fish thali and sausage pulao. There are also some classic British dishes available, such as roast dinners, fish and chips and banoffee pie, for those craving a taste of home.
Relish Unique Dining and Bar
Whether you're in the mood for traditional Asian cuisine or a hearty steak, Relish Unique Dining and Bar is sure to fit the bill. Located in Calangute and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers a range of seafood platters, Indian curries and steaks. The kitchen is open-plan so you can watch the chefs prepare your food and be confident in the hygiene practises. Although the views aren't up to much, the quality of the food and the excellent service make up for it.
Things to do in Goa in January
If you're not a fan of the beach, enjoy a refreshing dip without the sand by making the tip to Paliem Lake. Situated in North Goa, this lake is reached by a 20-minute walk from Arambol Beach which takes you along the edge of the hills, with panoramic sea views along the way so make sure you take your camera. The lake is certainly large enough to swim in and the mud which surrounds the edge is said to have medicinal qualities, so a visit here is almost like a free spa day.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which guards the remains of St Francis Xavier. Considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India, this church is the country's first minor basilica and hosts masses on Sundays at 8am, 9.15am, 10.15am (in English) and 6pm and weekdays at 7am, 8am and 6pm. Bom Jesus experience retreats also take place weekly on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm in English.
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is another church worthy of a visit during your holiday in Goa. Situated in Panjim and built in 1541, this church was one of the first to be built in Goa, although it was completely re-built in 1619. Today, the church is very large and features a striking white exterior, fronted by overlapping staircases. The insides of the church are fairly simple, with the backdrop behind the main altar dedicated to Mary being the most striking aspect, along with the flanking altars dedicated to Jesus and Our Lady of the Rosary.
January events in Goa
Sunsplash Reggae Festival
10th January 2020 to 12th January 2020
India's biggest reggae festival is held on Anjuna beach in Goa. Standing for peace, love and unity, this global community's mission is to bring an unforgettable musical and cultural experience.
Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival
10th January 2020 to 15th January 2020
The Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival features an exclusive line up of artists and teachers encouraging participants to get involved with Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Wataflow and Chanting. Connect with a tribe of like-minded souls who love dance, music and awareness.
Goa Tattoo Festival
17th January 2020 to 19th January 2020
The Goa Tattoo Festival is in its 5th year and attracts both international and local tattoo artists. Ther is live entertainment, tattoo displays, stalls and art galleries. To be held at Tito's Whitehouse in Anjuna.