I'm kinda into the calm, serene thing. I also enjoy the little shops, restaurants, and hotels/shacks. I've spent some time in Nepal and Ghana, so I'm fairly comfortable with the bare essentials.
Also, according to weather.com's averages and records, the the monsoon really hits in July, and the rain is only sporadic in June.
If you've ever been to Palolem, where did you stay? Also, thinking about renting a scooter or small motorcycle for getting around the small towns, not the highways, good idea or mistake?