We went to Goa for the Thanksgiving weekend, right at the end of November. We went almost as far south as you can go to Palolem - around an hour and a half's drive from the airport. We stayed at Ciaran's which is right on the beach and is a real oasis of green.
The beach itself was often quite empty and blissfully quiet. We spent a lot of our days simply wandering up and down it, stopping every so often for a cold coffee or for a happy hour cocktail.
One thing I remember about being in Goa from our first year in India is the sunsets - they were absolutely glorious. The sunrises were pretty good too!
Goa was so colourful - in so many ways. And such a short plane journey from Mumbai too. We will be back!