Hi We are planning our first trip to India in January and want to include a ten night stay in Goa. We are 2 families, each with 2 teenagers. We want a lively area, near restaurants and shopping and at the moment think we will stay in Candolim. I've searched for ages to find the right hotel for us and now I'm just confused. We want a really nice 4/5 star hotel with a large pool/garden and close to everything, including the beach. Considering The Lemon Tree and The Novotel Hotel and Spa - at the very top of our budget and I'm tempted. Do you have an opinion on which is better? There seems some good cheaper options as well like The Country Inn, The Fortune Acron. Is there a big difference in these Four properties? Am I missing a better option? Am I looking in the right area - or would Calangute be better? We usually holiday in Thailand or Bali and good hotels seem much cheaper there. Any advice would be so appreciated.