Goa Weather October Averages, India
.What's the Weather like in Goa in October?
October is an enjoyable month to visit Goa, India. The monsoon rains are over and the resort is not as crowded as it is in peak summer. The temperatures are lovely and with nine hours of sunshine each day. And an average sea temperature of 30°C, it's a perfect time for a beach holiday if you don't mind the occasional shower.
How Hot Is Goa In October?
At this time of year, the average temperature is 28.5°C, created by highs of 32°C in the daytime and lows of 25°C after dark.
How Wet Is Goa In October?
Goa in October experiences around 125mm/ of rainfall divided between six rainy days.
October falls just after the monsoon in Goa, which means that although the resort does experience some rain, it isn't as intense as it is in August and September,
How Humid Is Goa In October?
The humidity in Goa in October fluctuates between 38% (comfortable) and 93% (humid).
Is Goa WIndy In October?
Typical wind speeds for the resort are gentle, rarely rising to moderate breezes.
Goa Hotels in October
Zuri White Sands Goa
For a hotel packed with facilities and activities, try the Zuri White Sands Goa the only deluxe five-star hotel in Varca. Located directly on the beach, this hotel is best known for its casino, Dunes the only on-land casino in Goa where you'll find a selection of slot machines and table games. Other facilities include the Maya Spa with yoga classes, body care and healing therapies, the longest swimming pool in Goa, second smaller pool, three Jacuzzis, children's pool, kids' club, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, badminton courts, cycling trails and games room with video games and pool tables.
There are also six onsite bars and restaurants, including Sake with Teppanyaki show cooking, the Tangerine bar lounge inside the casino and the 24-hour Waterfalls Cafe which serves international food buffet-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Accommodation is provided in the form of 154 guestrooms and four suites, each of which comes with 32" satellite TV, WiFi access private balcony, whilst the suites are more spacious and also come with separate living/dining area plus sea views.
Alila Diwa Goa
Alila Diwa Goa is ideal if you're searching for a more relaxing holiday. Located close to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just a 20 minute drive away from the airport, this hotel is surrounded by vast grassy expanses and palm trees, giving it a natural, peaceful atmosphere. Here guests can choose between 153 terrace rooms, family rooms, loft rooms, family suites and Alila suites, each of which comes with 40" LCD TV, free WiFi access and air conditioning. Onsite dining options include Vivo which serves Oriental, Indian and continental food buffet style, Spice Studio which offers Indian cuisine, the Bistro which serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes and the Edge Bar and Lounge which acts as a pool bar during the day at lounge bar by night. Other onsite services and facilities include Spa Alila with two double treatment rooms, five single treatment rooms and two Ayurveda rooms, kids' clubs, mini theatre with film showings at 3pm and 7pm, library, swimming pool and free beach shuttle bus.
Kenilworth Beach Resort
Kenilworth Beach Resort is another hotel in Goa which specialises in relaxation. Situated directly on the beach, this hotel offers a selection of serene and adrenaline-packed excursions and water sports, from sunset trips, dolphin cruises and fishing excursions to banana boat rides, knee boarding and parasailing. Within the hotel you'll find swimming pool, open-air Jacuzzi, fitness centre, beauty salon with international treatments, Sohum Spa with world-class treatments and Ayurveda packages, three restaurants which serve local and international cuisine and two bars which serve cocktails and mocktails. Accommodation comes in the form of deluxe rooms, superior deluxe rooms and executive suites, each of which features flat-screen TV, WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities.
When it comes to affordable accommodation in Goa, the Grand Goa is a top pick. Situated in Calangute, this hotel features traditional Goan-Portuguese fusion architecture, with an atrium-like façade and over-hanging flower baskets. Accommodation comes in the form of 150 guestrooms and suites, each of which comes with air conditioning, 32" LCD TV, coffee making facilities and private bathroom with hot running water. Most suites also boast private balconies. Onsite services and facilities include swimming pool, Pan Global restaurant which serves international food a la carte, swim-up pool bar, sports bar, coffee shop, internet access, gym, yoga centre, beauty salon and nightly entertainment.
Goa Beach for October
Tucked in between Anjuna Beach and Vagator Beach, Ozran Beach is a small bay, mainly used by tourists. The ideal place for a peaceful day out, this beach is made up of soft golden sands lined by gentle waves which are safe enough for swimming in. There are a few beach shacks dotted on the beach which serve local food and cheap drinks, plus sun loungers and shades for diners, and you'll also find massage kiosks and yoga classes held along the coast. This beach is one of the best places from which to watch the sunset, so if you're planning to be there early evening, make sure you take your camera.
Bars and Restaurants
Green Woods Bar & Grill
For a top quality steak in Goa, it's tough to beat Green Woods Bar & Grill. Located in Candolim, this eatery serves up a selection of Indian cuisine, British cuisine, fresh fish and seafood, but the steaks are truly the highlight and come with a variety of different sauces. If you're in the area in the morning, definitely pop in for one of their full English breakfasts, served with British-style coffee. The drinks menu is typical of the area and features a small selection of local and imported beers, wines and spirits, alongside fresh fruit juices and cocktails.
Alex's Shack is one of the most popular beach shacks located on Candolim Beach. Here you'll find a great selection of local and international snack-style dishes, such as chicken kebabs, seafood noodles, Indian curries and grilled meats served at their weekly barbecue night. Sun loungers and shades are provided for guests during the day, plus group games and music on an evening. The drinks menu is large and features a selection of local and international beers and spirits, with freshly cocktails, fruit juices and milkshakes made to order.
Things to do in Goa in October
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Animal lovers won't want to pass up the opportunity to visit the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Located on the western tip of Goa along the Mandovi River, this bird sanctuary is the only one in the resort and is home to a variety of migratory and local birds, as well as crocodiles, crabs, jackals and foxes. The birds and animals live in a natural mangrove ecosystem made up of mangrove scrub vegetation which you can walk through and water channels which you can canoe through. There is a watch tower within the sanctuary ideally positioned for bird watching, too.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is early morning which is when you'll see most of the wildlife and you either need to be part of a tour or have permission from the Chief Wildlife Warden of the Forest Department in Panaji to enter.
St Alex Church
The St Alex Church is the most famous landmark of Curtorim in Goa. Built in 1597, this church is one of the oldest in the resort and was constructed on the site of an ancient Hindu temple built in honour of Ravalnath a form of Lord Shiva. The remains of the original temple are still visible today, but most people travel to the church to admire the white exterior with traditional Portuguese features and to participate in the religious services which are occasionally held in English.
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