Flight was Qatar from Manchester with no problems, but make sure you do an online check in from 36hrs before flight, they have dedicated bays for this service with no waiting. Baggage is not seen again untll Dabolim airport.
Stayed again at Santana Beach Resort Candolim, great place with friendly staff who do all they can to help make your stay a pleasure. Pre-pay taxi was 1030rps from airport too Candolim, this was the 4.30am price, its 860rps after 6.00am.
Restaurants visited were many, and to be honest never had a bad meal the whole 2 weeks.
Top Nosh, went twice, good food with good service and a lovely setting. Kings beer 40rps.
Foxy's, as always great steaks that many know about. Kings beer 40rps.
Kalinga, great curries and tandoor food. Kings beer 40rps.
Are you getting the idea i like Kings yet ?.
Fishermans Cove, food was good but the service left a lot to be desired ! it was manic. Kings beer 40rps.
Ruffles, went in their to meet some friends, never been in before but had great meal of Baked Kingfish in a cheese sauce, and was surprised to fined Bello beer on menu at 60rps for a large 500mls bottle, have'nt seen it for a while and i love it, if you see Bello give it a try.
Just Chinees, O.K. but over priced.
Tried one or two others, but the best surprise this visit was Flambee restaurant, went last time but not over impressed, but friends at Santana had been and said its worth giving it another try.
So of i went an the food was fantastic, and the staff n owner were great, its basic inside but the food n prices more than made up for this !.
This is one of the meals i had...........enjoy !
Starter..........Paneer Chicken with all the trimmings,its a meal on its own ........120rps
Cheese n Garlic nan......60rps...Roti...10rps...Jeera rice....70rps.
Irish coffee......100rps..that was lush...... and yes a few Kings at 40rps.
Candolim itself is still a great place to be......and has extended its pavement by another 30yds. But dug 10yds back up 2 days before i came home, because they had blocked a side road off !!!!!!!!!!!
Yes its still the Goa i love.
Hope this helps . And will add somemore when im over jet lag.........any questions i will try to help.