Goa is a very popular destination among young travellers and those on a budget, and it's not hard to see why. While it boasts idyllic beaches and crystal-clear waters, it is one of the most affordable of all exotic locations.
Indeed, cheap holidays to Goa are easy to come by and the first thing to do to ensure that you don't break the bank is to look for a hotel that offers good value for money.
There are several resorts in this vibrant coastal area of India, as tourists come here in droves looking for some respite from the cities' heat and somewhere to relax on the country's beautiful golden beaches.
Due to its high population of holidaymakers, competition between hotels is high, which means that you're likely to find inexpensive places to stay during your trip.
In order to make sure that you get the best value for money, you might want to look for hotels that are close to the beach. This way you are able to save on transport, if you plan to spend most of your time reclining on the shoreline. However, be careful that your hotel doesn't charge a premium for being in a prime location.
You may want to check the cost-effectiveness of staying somewhere that also offers food as part of its packages. If you think you'd eat at the hotel restaurant most nights, this could be an ideal option for you.
Alternatively, you're sure to find that you are able to fill yourself up on the delicious offerings at food stalls and markets located all around the region. Not only are these dishes available at very low prices, but they also give you the chance to sample authentic Goan cooking at its best.
When you are lying on the sand, you will be able to have a taste of the region's cuisines as you're likely to be greeted by stallholders walking along the beach, trying to tempt holidaymakers with the delicious scents of curries and spices.