At the top of the hill is Waters, not a bad place as far as beach-side clubs go. Just a short walk away from Waters was the venue for the 3-day Hilltop festival. We had booked our airbnb in Vagator itself, and it turned out to be far better than we expected. Our host was a gracious Australian, Amy, who had already been in Goa for 3 years. Apart from having the rooms spic and span, she also got us the ubiquitous two-wheelers that are essential for short commutes between the beaches - Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute grouped close together, and Morjim and Arambol towards the slightly mountainous north.
On the walk to our accommodation, we had crossed the age-old Manali Guest House, invoking that Himalayan paradise, and Lazy Llama, an intriguing Tibetan name for a Goan hangout. [ Leh-Ladakh on your bucket list? Read this!]