Top 10 Luxurious Beaches of Goa
If you are planning for a holiday in Goa, consider these luxurious beaches in Goa. These beaches have world class scenic locations and are apt for a memorable holiday experience. Staying at one of the resorts of Goa on any of the following beach would be some precious moments to recall life long. The resorts of Goa are rated as the best resorts in India. They are well equipped with latest amenities and offer world class service. The warmth and hospitality of the people would surely overwhelm you. Let us quickly have a look at Top 10 Luxurious Beaches of Goa where you can experience all of the above mentioned things.
Agonda Beach :
Agonda beach is probably the most famous beach in south Goa. The beach has a 3 km long coastline. Unlike the Anjuna, Vagator and Baga Beach, Agonda beach is perfect for tourist willing to spend a lonesome holidays away from the crowd and close to nature. The Agonda beach is a silent and calm one and the most preferred for all the nature lovers.
The Arossim beach is located close to Velsao beach and Utorda beach in Southern Goa. It is a place for party seekers and nightlife enthusiasts. During day time it is a hot spot for adventure seekers too, water sport activities like water surfing, scooting and sailing are the major attractions.
13 kms away from from Panaji, the Sinquerim Beach is a 30 stretch in North Goa, It is an ideal location for a getaway. It is way quieter than other beaches of Goa and it offers stunningly beautiful and calm surroundings. Blue sea on one side and dense coconut trees on the other side beautifies the glory of this incredible beach of Goa.
An approximate walk of 15 minutes towards north from Colva beach will lead you to Betalbatim Beach. It is located right in between Majorda and Colva Beaches and is a very quiet and a secluded beach in Goa. Betalbatim Beach appeal to those looking for a qauiet holiday in Goa.
Varca is also a calm and silent beach as compared to other popular beaches of Goa. The nearest beach to Varca is the Benaulim Beach. The scenic beauty of the beach is so amazing and mesmerizing that it’ll remain in your heart and mind for lifelong.
Dona Paula Beach
It is 7 km from the state capital Panaji. Dona Paula Beach is an idyllic picturesque spot and gives a fine view of the Zuari River and Marmagoa Harbour. This is an idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe Water scootering facility is very popular at this beach. The beach is near the rocky point between the Mandovi and the Zuari. At the Dona Paula Bay, two of Goa’s famous rivers meet the Arabian Sea. The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menezes and is also called the ‘Lovers Paradise’ due to a myth attached to the place. Cabo Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Goa is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula.
It is 6 kms from Marmagoa. Colva is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa. This beach is the pride of ‘Salcete’ and the only rival to Calangute by its scenic splendour. In Colva sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony. It consists of excellent accommodation facilities at the tourist cottages. It is evening and weekend days destination for the natives. While driving to Colva from Marmagoa you pass through the large Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Nossa Senhora das Merces, built in 1630 and re-built in the 18th century. It is at heart of the longest unbroken stretch of beach in Goa from Marmagoa to Cabo de Rama. Colva is pleasant and convenient place to stay giving an opportunity to swim safely.
It is also 37 kms from Marmagoa. The beach is situated at west of Chaudi. It is one of the most enchanting beaches, but at the same time relatively deserted. It is situated in the backdrop of Western ghats. It has 1.5 km crescent shaped beach and lies on the southern coastline of Goa amidst outstanding natural beauty. It is fast emerging as a popular spot for day-trippers from Colva and Calangute beach.
- Anjuna Beach : It is 18 kms from Panaji and is a popular beach adjacent to Chapora Fort. Anjuna beach is popular with the younger generation. No Doubt, Beach Anjuna is one of the best beach in Goa. Nearby Anjuna beach there is magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920 that is flanked by octagonal towers and attractive Mangalore tiled roofs. This is also known as ‘Goa Freak capital of the World’.
It is 16 kms from the capital city Panaji and is the most popular holiday resort in Goa. It is also known as “The Queen of Beaches” and consists of excellent accommodation facilities at the tourist resorts and cottages. It is on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa. The name of the beach is a distortion of the local vernacular word, ‘Koli-gutti’, which means the ‘land of fishermen’. Some connect it with ‘Kalyan-gutti’, the ‘village of art’ or ‘Konvallo-ghott’, the ‘strong pit of the coconut tree’ as the village nearby is full of coconut trees. It is believed that with the Portuguese invasion, it got distorted to Calangute. Once upon a time Calangute was the most haunted beach all hippies during Christmas celebration when psychedelic hell broke loose. The best time of the year to visit this beach is between the months of September and March.