Goa - The unique experience of India……
Goa is a striking blend of culture and history with famously long beaches and coconut palms lying on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Earthy tones are saturated by the warm sun and vibrancy of green flora brings so much beauty to the land. Serene blue waters will put you at ease as everyday life in Goa is a pleasant moment without a hint of the usual strains!
Put everything aside for a singles adventure with spectacular scenery and intriguing history all set within the smallest state of India. Singles travel from all over the world to envelop themselves with the magic of Goan structures, ancient artwork and festivals a feast for the eyes.
Witness the sun rise as you prepare for a day surrounded by the culture of modern day India with influences from the rule of sixteenth century Portugal colonies. Before the sun sets you can experience the wonders of ancient architectural sites and inspiring cuisine or simply let the day pass on a relaxing beach with friendly locals and more like minded singles.
Our Resort - Baga (North Goa)
The friendly village of Baga is placed on the glistening shoreline of the Arabian Sea, hosting a selection of water sports and dolphin cruises!
An exciting vibe from Goan locals follows onto visitors in this area of Baga and combines the easy going lifestyle with more action and adventure. Baga Beach offers water activities ranging from paragliding to jet skiing and wind surfing.
Pick a spot at the beach and rest your body on a sun lounge with an Indian Kingfisher beer in hand. Tempt yourself to exquisite foods and local delicacies in the company of solo travelling sight seers as you unwind in a sublime environment. As the evening approaches there is more entertainment on offer with a pulsating nightlife and more restaurants to enjoy Indian classics. Not far from the beach you will find flame juggling bartenders who can mix your favourite cocktail and DJ’s who keep the lively atmosphere going.
Be dazzled by the colourful flea market on a Wednesday and Saturday where you can stroll through ornate hand-crafted objects, jewellery and traditional foods. The perfect spot to shop for a memorable item or share interests with other singles!
Recently refurbished Ronil Beach Resort welcomes you in to a superb location just minutes from local shops and bars on your way to the beach, but also includes many facilities on site which aide peace and relaxation. A quaint ambiance is complimented by luscious greenery which surrounds the hotel, situated just 5minutes walking distance from Baga’s stunning beaches and entertainment.
The friendly culture of Goa translates right back to this 3 star hotel, proudly focusing on the guests experience. Most well known for its culinary delights from chef Rui in the kitchen. Staff upkeep the philosophy of excellent service which has maintained this way for years, making friendships with returning guests.
This carefully selected hotel presents a great opportunity for single travellers to discover Goa with great company and a long list of things to see and do.
Air conditioned 126 guest rooms provide touches of elegance and contemporary stylings that give a luxurious feeling at an affordable rate. All rooms have a balcony and modern facilities including satellite TV, telephone, refrigerator and safe deposit.
Enjoy one of two large swimming pools at either side of the hotel or taste some fresh Indian foods in the restaurant, Coffee shop, Pool table, Beauty Parlour, Wi-Fi in the public area, Gift shops and Entertainment.
Baga Beach has a special place in many hearts for providing that well deserved rest and relaxation without becoming a hugely populated tourist hot spot. With sandy beaches and a stunning backdrop of greenery, you’ll immediately feel at peace. A great place to shop, eat and relax with cocktails or the famous Kingfisher beer before a lively nightlife inspires you into a dancing mood.
At the beach you’ll find water sports like surfing and water skiing for adrenaline seekers or those with a soft spot for animals, dolphin spotting is highly recommended for a special moment to remember. It is also possible to set up your fishing gear on one of many large black rocks which dot the coast and wait for the catch.
If diving is your thing, try the Indian waters for impressive sights of tuna, cuttlefish, barracuda among many more under water life. Coral reef and age old shipwrecks from the second world war are to be discovered for enthusiastic divers and solo adventurists.
Local flea markets are held in Arpora village on a Saturday which is a remarkable sight as the sun sets and lights come up. Shopping for clothes and well-crafted jewellery has never been such a pleasure in the quaint ambiance of Goa. For a completely different feel, the blast of colour from Anjuna Market will bring back fond memories from the 60’s with more stunning items available at each stall.
Take a ferry along the Mandovi River for an experience of Panjim. This city is comparable to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, for its superb architectural achievements. Panaji reflects on its previous occupancy with white washed facades and red tiled roofs dotted on the hills.
Temples and Churches
Having been colonised by the Portuguese, Goa has a rich history and accompanying structural charm with intriguing churches, temples, and villas at the end of cobbled streets. The architecture of Goa is the most prominent reminder of its past rule and the devotion to religion.
Health and Rejuvenation
Renowned for practices of health and rejuvenating the body, Goa has many opportunities to learn the basic principals of Yoga to relieve your stresses at a local class. Feel incredible after your stretchesFor a little further detox, a traditional pancha-karma offers the most invigorating example of Ayrvedic treatments available.
Arts and Crafts
Festive Indian arts can be admired as you pass through villages to see ‘Rangoli’ floor painting and flower weavers making some impressive pieces of art. Decorate yourself with a henna tattoo which will leave a lasting memory on this singles holiday, and something to show off when you arrive back home!
See tigers for yourself at the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, while elephants, leopards and other wild animals roam their luscious green environment. Exotic birds will fly over head as you wander into the jungle. Hear the Indian Cuckoo and perhaps a Golden Back Woodpecker before exploring the white water rafting opportunities in Dandeli.
Take a walk on the spicy side with a journey through a spice plantation right in the middle of mountain panoramas and exotic fruit laden trees. Escape from the town into this area for rare views of everyday spices being refined directly at the farm by experienced workers. There are many spots of natural beauty with small streams at your feet and a place to watch the sun set, the spice plantation visit is a must!
Note: All resort activities are optional extras unless included in your package. Your representative will give advice on the prices and these can be booked locally at the resort - subject to availability. Itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to changes.
Special Offer: Book early and enjoy Solitair £100 Smart Price Discount
Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only
Fly from your local airport at a Supplement
Price and itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes: Indian visa
All British passport holders must obtain the holiday visa in advance at least 72 hours prior and not more than 30 days in advance of your departure.
The cost for Indian Tourist Visa $60 (approx. - £45) and you can purchase from the India Government website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made by debit or credit card when you book. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Switch, and Delta.
Please note a 2% handling fee will be charged on MasterCard, Visa and 3% on Amex. All Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo, Electron cards are subject to no surcharge.
Please note a minimum card charge of £5 is applicable on all credit card payments for the amount of £1 to £250.
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
Phone - 0844 414 4010
Email - Sales@solitairhols.com