Resorts in Goa
Goa – one of the nicest places in the world is located on the south-eastern part of India. This small plot of land is almost entirely comprised of not spoiled public beaches. Around 40 beaches stretch for more than 100 km along the coast of the Arabian Sea.
Goa is divided into northern and southern parts. The border is considered to be Fort Aguada. The southern beaches are sandy, clean, designed for wealthy holidaymakers. The sea is warm, calm over there. While not rich tourists, students, hippies, musicians, prefer to stay in the north.
On the beaches there are discos, variety of shops, eateries, bustling bazaars. All the beaches are municipal, but those portions of the beach, which are assigned to specific hotels, are protected.
Usage of the rest of beaches and equipments are free of charge.
The regal building, Fort Tiracol, which is now “Heritage” hotel, stands above the deserted beach. Tiracol is the most northern beach of Goa and probably the most wild and untouched by civilization which might attract the attention of those who prefer to have a quite rest by enjoying the nature.
Arambol Beach is also known as Harman. The sand here is soft and white. On red soil among the rare stones are cottages and freshwater pond. The road to the beach is surrounded by huts of locals who sell souvenirs and clothing to tourist. While the last offer might sound a more effect reason to visit here.
Tour operators have long mastered the Vagator, so it’s quite difficult for tourists to find a place in this hotel.
Steep hill leading down to the beach of Vagator, is enriched by Chapora Fort, built in 1617 by the Portuguese in the ruins of more ancient Islamic buildings. A fantastic view of the neighborhood opens from the fort. In this part of the beach there are high cliffs, popular among honeymooners and those looking for solitude.
A little further south is a small quiet beach, known as Little Vagator beach or Ozran. It is less known and therefore less populated. The uniqueness is guaranteed here.
The beach is located 8 km from the town of Mapusa. In 10-12th centuries the city was a trading port of the Arabs and was called the “Chamber of Commerce.” Now every Wednesday there is a flea market here, which is the most famous and “rich” in the state. Here you can find everything – from products of Tibetan weavers to china cups. But the most amazing is the atmosphere over there and the communications between buyers and sellers.
Anjuna is the most photographed beach of Goa. This means that you will not find privacy here. Lovers of exotics come here from everywhere. Also the full moon night raves are held here. So this is somewhat a perfect spot for those who like even more adventure.
The beautiful sandy beach, lying under the walls of the old Portuguese fort Aguada, opens a line of beaches in South Goa. Tourists can enjoy luxury hotels and tourist village of South Goa. Beach is clean, well-groomed, well-equipped. The attractiveness of the beach is the space share of the tourist among themselves and those alike. So company might be a best choice of yours.
Miramar is also known as Gaspar Dias. It is located 3 km from downtown Panaji, with a few she-pak forests. Children love to play in the sand on the beach, as these places are good for sunbathing and walking. Bathing in local waters is not completely safe though. The spot is ideal if you prefer to have a walk and spend your leisure time together with a group of friends or just have fun while playing with water.
Gulf of Dona Paula is where two large Indian River meet the Arabian Sea. A magnificent view of the Mormugao harbor opens here. This is a cozy place, hidden on the south side of a rocky plateau that separates the full-flowing rivers. In the western part of the beach is the official residence of the Governor of Goa.
The beach is a paradise for lovers and has received its name in honor of Dona Paula de Menezes, daughter of the vice-governor, which, according to legend, threw herself from a cliff, when she was separated from her beloved fisherman. Her rebellious spirit still wanders in the neighborhood. It is said that on moonlit nights you can see her on the waves in a pearl necklace. This romantic history leads to the effect of possible stay with the beloved as the place believed to be a place for those who you like more.
In Dona Paula is one of the best sports clubs in Goa. You can do any kinds of water sports here.
Bogmalo is small cove with a sandy beach surrounded by palm trees. Beach is equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. It is only 4 km to Dabolim airport and 8 km to the port town of Vasco-Da-Gama. The waters are safe for swimmers, on the shore there are many cafes and souvenir shops. On the way to the beach is the Museum of naval aviation. In the depths of the coast you can see magnificent coconut groves. This beach is worth of visiting especially if your goal of visit is the active time spending in India.
So enjoy your rest while choosing one of these beaches offered that best fits your interest.