One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Goa has been viewed as the ‘party place with pretty beaches’ by international as well as Indian tourists since decades now. But after some time, the same beaches, the same hotels and the same clubs can get a little boring, right? We often miss out on the many rich undiscovered facets of Goa because we don’t know any better, but that problem will soon be solved thanks to Airbnb. Social media influencers MissMalini, Keith Sequeira & Rochelle Rao and Sumeet Vyas are all set to check out all the unknown treasures Goa has to offer with Airbnb’s Guide to Goa.
While they’ve all visited Goa innumerable times, during this trip, each influencer will explore – in true and authentic style – their favourite aspect of travelling – be it food, drinks, culture and lifestyle. They’ll live like true, blue locals.
MissMalini is passionate about exploring the nightlife scene of one of her favourite places to travel – Goa. But she’s tired of the done-to-death tourist experience and now wants to sink her teeth into the REAL, local side of Goan cuisine and nightlife.
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Similarly, popular celebrity couple Keith Sequeira and Rochelle Rao love art, culture, music and it’s really important for them to experience all of that whenever they travel anywhere, especially Goa. They want to experience Goa’s deep-rooted culture and the beauty of its heritage, another dimension of the state which is sadly unexplored.
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"Hans and Suchetha our hosts are super warm! They greeted us with an delicious breakfast and great stories about summertime villa and how they fell in love with each other and Goa… The greenery around feels like forgetting the world & reading a book! @airbnb #TravelPartners #GoGoa #Serendipity #LiveThere #AD #InGoa
And finally, Sumeet Vyas has revealed that he loves discovering hidden gems in places he visits. Goa is full of such treasures, only if one knows where to look!
Now, these celebrities will get to live like locals, i.e. remove all the things from the usual ‘Goa itinerary’ (you know what we’re talking about). Instead of hotels, they will stay with warm and gracious Airbnb hosts who will give them a laundry list of the things to do to discover the ‘non-touristy’ side of Goa. Armed with Airbnb’s Guide which is full of quaint, underrated and often hidden features of the state no one but locals would know of, they’re all set to explore aspects of their destination which would be nearly impossible otherwise.
MissMalini’s Airbnb host Jeh will show her the coolest Karaoke bar, and the best restaurants where she can sample authentic Goan cuisine and cocktails.
Rochelle and Keith’s hosts Hans Tuinman and Sucheta Potnis will give them a lowdown on where the real culture of Goa comes from (it’s not the beaches, who would’ve thought?).
Sumeet’s host Jijesh is super chill, and he’s rather excited to discuss the adventures in Goa – not watersports, but untouched adventures you’d find in the heart of the happiest state in India.
Secluded beaches, heritage walks, a hidden island and backwaters of Goa, Keith, Rochelle, Sumeet and MissMalini will re-discover Goa in ways they never thought they would, soaking in more than just the sun. They won’t just go there, they’ll #LiveThere!
This post is in partnership with Airbnb India.