What's The Weather like in Goa in March?
Is Goa Hot In March?
During this month, the average temperature starts off at 26.5°C, created by average highs of 32°C during the daytime and lows of 21°C after dark. This increases up to 28.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 33°C during the daytime and lows of 24°C after dark,
Is March A Good Time To Visit Goa?
Since temperatures are beginning to get fairly hot in Goa in March, this month is best reserved for holidaymakers who love high temperatures and the sunshine. March is the ideal month to hit the beach.
What's The Driest Month In Goa?
March is one of the driest months of the year for Goa, when the resort receives an average of 1.2mm/0 inches of rainfall which falls over the average of a single rainy day.
Over the course of an average March, Goa enjoys around 11 hours of daily sunshine..
How Humid Is Goa In March?
The relative humidity for Goa in March fluctuates between 34% (comfortable) and 89% (very humid), rarely falling below 20% (dry) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
Is It Windy In Goa In March?
During an average March, typical wind speeds range between calm and moderate breezes.
Goa Hotels in March
The Leela Goa
The Leela Goa really is a hotel which has it all. Set in 75 acres of tropical gardens with an unspoilt beach, 12-hole golf course, luxury spa and world-class dining, this five-star hotel is perfect for families looking for fun and couples looking to relax. Here guests can choose between club suites with dedicated butler service, outdoor showers and private plunge pools; premiere rooms with lagoon views, WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities; and lagoon rooms and suites with lagoon views, gourmet minibar and private balconies.
There are six Asian and international restaurants onsite, located around the beach, swimming pool and gardens, as well as pool bar which serves food as well as drinks. Other onsite services and amenities include fitness studio, adult and children's outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, beauty salon, shopping arcade and children's entertainment.
Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach
Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach is another top pick when it comes to a hotel bursting with services and amenities. Located just a 45-minute drive from the airport and steps away from Cavelossim, Calangute and Colva Beaches, this hotel features Goan-Portuguese architecture surrounded by lush gardens.
Accommodation is provided in the form of superior and premium rooms, plus executive and Radisson suites. Each of the guestrooms comes with free Wifi access, LCD TV and rain shower, whilst the suites offer all that, plus complimentary daily newspaper, express laundry service and pillow menu. Onsite services and facilities include free-form swimming pool, kids' pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, shopping arcade and Sohum Spa which offers western and Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes and meditation sessions. Onsite dining includes the Upper Deck which serves Indian and international food, Lucio which serves Goan-Portuguese cuisine and Shandong which offers Oriental dishes, plus Sagres bar which serves drinks.
Holiday Inn Resort Goa
For something more affordable, consider staying at the Holiday Inn Resort Goa. Located directly on Mobor Beach in South Goa, this hotel blends traditional Goan style with contemporary design. Accommodation comes in the form of 203 guestrooms and suites, all of which come with garden, pool or sea views. Families can enjoy the games room, children's playground and swimming pool, whilst couples can enjoy the Spa Villa which offers Ayurvedic treatments. There are four restaurants onsite the Mediterranean Fig & Olive, the Asian Whisper of the Orient, the Indian Mardi Gras and the Beach Grill which serves freshly caught fish and seafood. There is also the Sundowner lobby-level bar which is ideally positioned for watching sun sets.
Acacia Goa is a luxury hotel situated in Northern Goa, just 500m away from the beach and close to various night markets, casinos, night clubs, bars, restaurants, spas and attractions, making it perfect for travellers who want to explore. Accommodation comes in the form of 54 superior rooms, deluxe rooms and suites, each of which features free WiFi access, air conditioning, coffee/tea making facilities, LCD satellite TV, personal safe and private bathroom with hairdryer and Grohe therma-controlled child-friendly showerhead. Onsite services and facilities include spa with therapeutic and rejuvenation treatments based on Asian and western practises, steam room, swimming pool,
Eat coffee shop which offers a la carte and buffet dining options, Masala Art restaurant which serves Indian cuisine, rooftop Izgara restaurant which offers charcoal-grilled food and the Sunken Bar located by the swimming pool.
Goa Beach for March
When it comes to remote, quiet beaches in Goa, Cola Beach ticks all the boxes. This beach is located in a secluded area in Canaconda and can only be reached by a car/scooter/tuk tuk journey over a very rocky path, so be prepared. The narrow beach is made up of golden sand peppered with large rocks, giving it a natural untouched feel, and is lined by shade-providing tropical trees on one side and clean warm waters on the other side. The sea can get dangerously rough at times, so make sure you check whether the flag is green, yellow or red before you go for a swim. Here you'll find sun loungers available to rent but no shades as well as several beach shacks which serve local food and drinks.
Morjim Beach is another top pick when it comes to quiet out-of-the-way beaches. Situated in Bardez, this beach is made up of golden sand peppered with food shacks, restaurants and sun loungers which are protected by thatched shades. The sea is shallow very far out and calm most of the time, making it perfect for families with young children. Because this beach is also the nesting and hatching habitat of the Olive Ridley sea turtle, all the shacks and restaurants have to close after sunset, so definitely plan to visit during the day.
Bars and Restaurants
Ourem88 is considered one of the best restaurants in Palolem. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm to 11pm, this eatery serves up a selection of British and European dishes, making it perfect for travellers craving a taste of home. Here you'll find a huge menu full of creative starters, such as whiskey pate and blue cheese tartlets, traditional mains like beef wellington and red snapper, and classic desserts, such as profiteroles and chocolate cake. All the food and drinks are very reasonably priced and the hygiene and food quality is on-par with top restaurants in the UK. This restaurant is really strict about reservations, so make sure you call and book a table in advance.
Matsya Freestyle Kitchen
Matsya Freestyle Kitchen is a rooftop restaurant located within Samata's Tamarind Tree. Open from noon until 10pm Tuesday to Sunday, this restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner dishes made with locally-sourced fresh ingredients some of which come from the restaurant's private garden. Since Matsya Freestyle Kitchen only uses seasonal produce, the menu changes regularly according to what is available. The cuisine here features Asian, Mediterranean and French influences, with tuna burgers, ceviche and beef tataki regularly appearing on the menu. Due to popularity, you need to make a reservation to dine here.
Satisfy your sweet tooth by popping into Café Chocolatti. Situated in Candolim, this eatery specialises in sweet treats, including cakes, cupcakes, slices, crepes, ice cream and waffles, plus a number of savoury options, such as salads, couscous, chicken wings and sandwiches. There is an extensive drinks menu available, with teas, coffees, juices, water and fizzy drinks.
Things to do in Goa in March
St Cajetan's Church
The 17th century St Cajetan's Church is one of the lesser-visited churches in Goa. Modelled on St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, the church features Corinthian architecture inside and outside, with baroque touches in the form of rich carvings and gilded altars. Some of the church's architectural highlights include the white façade with belfry towers and four niches which house the apostles and the main stone altar dedicated to Our Lady of Divine Providence. After visiting the church, you can take a walk around the local area where you'll find many shops and cafes.
Deltin Royale Casino
For some lively evening entertainment in Goa, spend an evening at Deltin Royale Casino. This casino is the largest and most luxurious in India, home to the only dedicated poker room in the country, in addition to an exclusive Taash room for Indian Flush. There are loads of international games here, including Texas Hold 'em Poker, American Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, slot machines, 3-card poker, 5-card poker, mini flush, Casino War, Pontoon, Money Wheel and Sic Bo. In addition to the gambling games, Deltin Royale Casino also offers Vegas-style dining, with an international buffet served up alongside live entertainment, plus the Whiskey Lounge which boasts a great choice of single malts and hand-rolled cigars.
The Se Cathedral is dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria, on whose feast day Alfonso Albuquerque beat the Muslim army and took over Goa in 1510. Built in a Portuguese-Gothic style with Corinthian interior and Tuscan exterior, this cathedral is the largest in Asia and one of the most celebrated buildings in Goa. It's best known for its five bells, including the "Golden Bell" which is the largest church bell in Goa and has even had poems written about it. Other highlights of the cathedral include the courtyard, the exterior tower, the barrel-vaulted nave, the columned entrance and the four chapels.