Goa, a destination rated high on the entertainment quotient is the best place for bachelorette weekend. Dazzling nightlife, lip-smacking cocktails, amazing nightclubs, wild beach parties and of course free flowing music makes it the best place for party animals. You can also go for a long drive, visit churches, get a tattoo, pamper yourself with spa and massages, watch dolphins, go for a cruise party, gamble in casino, indulge in adventure sports, learn cocktail making, visit UNESCO world heritage site, visit a spice plantation or just relax on the beach. Goa has to offer something for every type of traveler.
I recently visited North Goa for a Bachelorette bash. There were seven of us bridesmaids who collaborated via WhatsApp and emails to throw an epic bachelorette party. Everything was planned and booked before we arrived in Goa Friday evening. That bachelorette weekend in Goa was one of the best times I had with my girl gang.
If you decide to plan a bachelorette party in Goa, there is plethora of options on what you can do. Here are the few things that will help you in the planning process.
Where to Stay
If you are a party lover and want to let your hair down to the music in some of the popular pubs then stay near Baga or Calungute beach. If you want to relax and unwind in the less crowded places or plan a boat house party then stay in south Goa.
Book a swanky Persian style villa with a private pool. Stock the place with drinks, food, games and anything that your group is interested in.
Things to do for Bachelorette
Swag for the Bride – We are a group of 8 girls and this is our 4th Bachelorette party. The previous bride-to-be hands over the bachelorette sash, tiara, veil and the white dress to the next one. It is customary for the bride to wear this white dress long with the sash and tiara for cutting her bachelorette cake.
Swag for the Bridesmaid – The matchy-matchy bridesmaids t-shirts and dresses are in fashion. You can either purchase same t-shirts/ dresses for all bridesmaids or customize the t-shirts to add names/ taglines. For our party, we wore the same tank top and each one of us styled rest of the outfit on our own.
Decorate the room – Decorate the room with red and white balloons. You can scatter the balloons on the floor or hang them from the ceiling with ribbon. Stock the place with drinks and order some food. Light candles and turn on the music for a house party!
Bachelorette Cake – No bachelorette party is complete without the cake. Preorder a customized cake for the bride to be. In Goa, there are very few bakeries that sell Bachelorette themed cakes. We had to drive all the way to a baker near Miramar beach to get the perfect homemade cake for the bride-to-be. If you are looking for a picture of this delicious cake….it is censored!
The gift – You can gift the bride something that she will cherish all her life. We bought a simple white frame and kiss signed it for our soon to be BFF bride. She loved it!
Things to do in Goa with your BFFs
The sun, sand and sea – Goa is known for its beautiful beach shacks. You can unwind and get a true feeling of the Goan life at these shacks. The sound of splashing waves and the golden sand will never leave you while you sip the beer and enjoy food delicacies! With a great music, chilled beer, amazing food and pretty happening crowd, Goan shack is the place to be for brunch!
Bike Rides – You will find bike rentals everywhere in Goa. Rent a bike, fill petrol and go on a long drive with your besties. Goa on a bike is a completely different experience than the beaches. The roads are fantastic and the view is breathtaking. There are multiple places where you can park your bike on the road side and click nice pictures.
Shopping – The flea markets in Goa are amazing. You can buy t-shirts, dresses, handicrafts, bags and a plethora of accessories. You can also shop for Goan spices or the popular cashew nuts.
Go Gluttonous– Goa is a paradise for foodies. When in Goa definitely try crunchy prawn fry, calamari fish with rice, Rotisserie chicken and Goan Prawn curry. You can try the Hindu cuisine like Solachi kadi, Fish suke, fish fry, bhaji (Street food) and Dangar or go for Catholic cuisine. Catholic cuisine is a blend of Indian and Portuguese cooking styles.
We did explore few shacks on Baga beach; but on the bachelorette day, we decided to go to Gunpowder restaurant in Vagator for brunch. This was one the best restaurants I have visited so far in Goa.
Apart from this, you can also gamble in casino, go for adventurous sports or arrange a bachelorette Spa Party.
Where to Party
When it comes to nightclubs there are plenty of places to choose from. The Goan DJs create the ultimate party environment. Some of the popular clubbing places in Goa that we had on our list for the Bachelorette weekend were SinQ (Sinquerim), Club Cubana (Arpora), Cafe Mambos (Baga) and Tito’s Nightclub (Baga).
We danced to the tune of some great music at Café Mambos on Friday night. The café closed at 3:30 am. Luckily it was a birthday of the bride-to-be. We celebrated her birthday at 4 am on the Baga beach. Within 10 minutes of cake cutting, all our faces were covered with the pineapple cake which we later washed with the salty sea water.
On Saturday night (Bachelorette night), we went to the most happening club in Goa – Club Cubana. The taxis here are freaking expensive, they charged us Rs. 700 for one way trip from our guesthouse in Calungute to Club Cubana at night. Club Cubana is a multi level secluded club adorned with Cabanas, pool, loungers, trendy bars and an indoor dance floor. You can grove to the music all night long. It is an amazing place to enjoy the nightlife in Goa.
This was the most epic Bachelorette party I ever attended! What is your idea of a great bachelorette/ Bachelors party? Share in the comments below.
First published on HolidayIQ