Kids, as innocent and cute as they are, can in general be any travelers worst nightmare. Nuclear meltdown is usually only one bad mood swing away.
Unfortunately, most people can’t simply leave their kids behind either. If you’re worried about your little munchkin ruining you Goan escapade, here’s a complete guide to making your travel life a lot easier.
So the next time you consider making a trip to Goa, don’t let it be a diaper induced bummer.
Minute Details are your best friend
Kids can be extremely sensitive to new environments. Especially ones below the age of 5. Goa is for the most part pleasantly warm throughout the year. So if you’re coming from somewhere that’s cold, be prepared. Renting an Air Conditioned car is highly recommended.
If you’re travelling from outside India you will need to have an International Left Hand drivers license. Expect eating, drinking and of course – crying, at unusual times.
The almighty stroller is a must
Essentially a humanised trolley thingy. A stroller will save you a LOT of time and effort spent in carrying your little bundle of joy all around. Goa lacks good footpaths and pavements. However if you’re in the major cities like Panjim, Margao or Vasco, you shouldn’t have any issues.
You can also rent baby stroller pretty cheap in Goa with FIKRFREE
Rent Strollers here
Beaches? Yes. Beach Shacks? Probably No.
By all means, go crazy at the beach. It’s what’s Goa’s all about. However you should reconsider hitting the beach shacks as they’re not very child friendly. Cig smoke and hookah isn’t something you want your kids to start inhaling now do you?
If you do find a family friendly shack then feel free to head right in.
The Seagull Beach Shack in Benaulim is a good choice
Partying is totally possible
A trip to Goa without Partying is like a trip to Mecca without praying. You’ll be glad to know that most nightlife establishments in Goa has fully equipped Kids rooms with everything your child needs. Before leaving, simply inform the said establishment before-hand to confirm.
If you plan on heading to a casino then you won’t go wrong with Deltin Royale. However be sure to reach before 8PM or get ready to be disappointed by the lack of room as this sailing palace is one of the hottests casinos in Goa.
Recommended Reads: Best Casinos in Goa
Dry Food can be a lifesaver (quite literally)
Indian Street food is all the rage. But giving something prepared with questionable hygiene to their child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Carrying dry fruits, mashed potato and even a sandwich can save you a whole lot of time and money later in case your child gets sick.
Its highly highly recommended to not give your child below 10 anything that’s not from a decent restaurant.
Keep a nearby Doctor’s number handy at all times
Kids can be extremely sensitive to pretty much any disease and the aforementioned unhygienic food. Before going anywhere, make it your mantra to keep at least 3 doctors and one hospitals number ready. You never know who you might need.
And we really hope this goes without saying, but the National Ambulance Service number in India is 108.
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