Majority of people believe that owning a pet restricts them from going on holiday, be it small or long vacation. Leaving the pet home alone or with a nanny can be heartbreaking for both you and your four-legged friend. Many people are left without the joys of owning a pet simply because they choose travelling over them. I agree that owning a pet does restrict your freedom of movement a bit, but why restrict a year full of joy, for a week’s vacation? Or even better, why restrict yourself of going on a vacation because of your pet at all?
Wouldn’t the perfect holiday be you and your loved one walking on a beach watching the sunset, not holding each other’s hands but your dogs leash? Well if that’s your description of a perfect holiday then you are in the right place. Here are 8 hotels/resorts which welcome your pets with open paws. You no longer have to leave your doggies at home. Get them along on your next vacation to Goa and give them a holiday of a lifetime
Taj Exotica (Benaulim): This Mediterranean inspired resort is located just 50 minutes away from the Dabolim airport on the South West coast of Goa along the Benaulim Beach. This 56 acre, 140 room resort gives you a holiday to remember and cherish for a long time. Come stay here and embrace the languid and laid back life that is the characteristic of this sunny state.
Om Lake Beach Resort (Arambol): A short walk from Arambol beach would get you to this place. It is well connected as buses from Panjim and Mapusa both ply on this route. Dogs and other friendly animals are allowed. The resort is more like a budget resort, it does not provide air conditioned rooms nor does it have a swimming pool or WIFI facility, but isn’t this a great opportunity to spend time with your pets?
Montego Bay Resort (Morjim): The Montego Bay Resort is just a 20 kilometer drive from the Tivim railway station. Getting here from the airport will take you at least an hour and a half, but it is totally worth it. Situated on the Morjim Beach, the facilities available take you back to nature with log cabins, tents and air-conditioned rooms. Take a break from your busy city life and unwind yourself on the shores of Morjim on your date with nature.
Dunhill Beach Resort (Agonda): On the tranquil shores of Agonda, about a 60 kilometer drive from the Dabolim airport and about a 20 minute drive from the Canacona railway station lies Dunhill Beach Resort. Dunhill Beach Resort is the perfect getaway for someone looking to spend some quality time with their pet in Goa. The resort is well equipped with the basic amenities one needs to have a good holiday.
Prainha (Dona Paula): Not too far away from the state’s capital lies this beautiful beachfront resort called Prainha. Located just 7 kilometers from Panjim, this resort offers a tropical seaside getaway to those wanting to take a break from their busy lives.
Cavala Seaside Resort (Baga): Located in the party capital of Goa, this resort has been charming travelers for 35 years and never fails to amuse anyone of them. The resort is a mere 4 minute walk from the nearest beach and a date with your pet on the sandy beaches will be a memorable one.
Paros By Amarya (Morjim) : Paros by Amarya offers an enchanting beachfront hideaway with eight tented guest accommodations and a three-bedroom converted Portuguese villa. The interiors of the tents and the beach villa are designed in distinctive Amarya charm.
Saraya (Sangolda): Saraya is an eco friendly stay located in Sangolda. The naturally diverse space includes peaceful accommodation. a cafe and an art gallery. The guests have beautifully created mud houses and jungle tree houses to choose from. Live here and enjoy the peacefulness nature has to offer.
If you want to travel with your pet to Goa, but want to spend some ‘Quality’ time with your loved one also, then Goa has a few pet boarding facilities like Barefoot Pet Boarding and Kennel Worth. These are just some of the places which take utmost care of your pets while you are on holiday.
Have you taken your pet on holiday in the past ? Do let us know your experience!