When you say Goa, what comes to your mind? A crowded beach? Shacks by the beach? Flea market filled with travel souvenirs?
Most of the people I know, go to Goa to chill with a beer by the beach and have a fun time with their friends. We like everyone else we set out to go to Goa for a similar reason. We wanted to stay away from the Calangute/Baga crowd we decided to stay in south-ish Goa. We booked a Portuguese villa for 3 days not knowing how much it changed the way I look at this touristy state.