Qatar Airways offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Goa, India.
Vivanta by Taj
Panaji, seven miles west of Old Goa
Gleaming resort hotel with spa. Rooms from $108.
Duck & Chill
Super-simple beach huts. Rooms from $17.
Agonda White Sand
Fresh fish and shellfish. Main courses around $7.
Great salads and curries amid tropical gardens. Main courses around $5.
Basílica do Bom Jesus
Just off National Highway 4A, Goa
Saint Francis Xavier’s usual resting place. Daily, roughly sunrise to sunset. Free.
Across from the Basílica do
Sculpture, portraits and ancient artifacts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Thursday. About $0.15.
Museum of Christian Art
Convent of Santa Monica, just west
of the basilica
Superb collection of Christian art, including an unusual portable altar. Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. About $0.80.