Goa is well known as the top tourist destination in India. The temples, churches, markets and stunning scenery form the perfect dish for travellers to get a taste of the country, and the shoreline here is a major pull for visitors.
All-inclusive hotels in Goa can make your stay easy and stress-free. Everything is taken care of and there’s no need to worry about where you can eat and who has the best prices. All you need to do is relax and soak up the sun and the Goan atmosphere. With the sun beating down and the sea lapping the shore, the beaches in Goa are paradise. To help you plan where to sunbathe, here is our selection of top 5 beaches in Goa:
Agonda Beach is the sandy shore with the solitude. If you want some quiet time to meditate, read in peace, or just have a snooze in the sun, this one’s perfect. Less crowded than some of the more popular beaches, Agonda offers serenity and space. The beach here is clean and has a reputation for being one of the most scenic beaches in Asia – definitely one for travellers who like it quiet and picturesque.
If you like a bit of life on the beach, Baga Beach is a fun beach with lots going on. You can take a dolphin watching tour in one of the boats that leaves from here, or you can experience windsurfing on the beautiful ocean waves. Windsurfing hire and lessons are available here from January to March, but if you prefer to be a spectator and you’re travelling in September, you can sit back and enjoy the National Windsurf Championship that takes place on Baga Beach every year.
When the sun goes down at Baga, life continues on the beach. Seafood restaurants serve up their catch and parties begin on the sand. This one’s for visitors who like it lively.
Mandrem is a quiet traditional Indian village that welcomes visitors who like to relax. The resort has become a favourite with couples who want to wind down and enjoy the solitude. The beach here continues in the same character as the village and is a sleepy shore which offers long days of lazing in the sun. With crystal clear waters and beautiful scenery, Mandrem is the north Goan beach for travellers who like quiet serenity.
Cavelossim Beach is one of the most unusual beaches in Goa. This one isn’t to everyone’s taste, but if you like your beaches interesting and with great surrounding scenery, you’ll love Cavelossim. Less people use this beach so it’s always quiet, but its beauty lies in its position. The white sandy shore appears dramatic against the black rocks of Cavelossim, and with the River Sal running into the sea here, the whole area is stunning. Coconut groves and paddy fields lie in the nearby area, making this a fascinating place to explore. This is the beach for you if you like some scenery to take a walk in. It also provides several fantastic photo opportunities.
Candolim Beach is Baga’s quiet little sister. Close by, but completely different in character. Candolim may sometimes lie in the shadow of its popular neighbour Baga, but it offers a beautiful and relaxing alternative. . This is a pretty beach which manages to escape the crowds that convene on Baga, and between the two beaches you have the best of both worlds.
Candolim village also has an interesting history. In the 16th century this sleepy little Indian village became the first in the country to convert to Christianity.
Goa has a range of beaches from the very quiet to the party shores of India. The beaches here are all beautiful, each offering something different. All-inclusive hotels in Goa offer good access to the stunning coast here and cover all your needs. All you have to do is get out there and enjoy the white sands and clear waters of this Indian paradise.