Secret beaches in Goa
For any traveler seeking picture perfect sunsets, gorgeous sun kissed silver sands and the allure of the grand blue sea, Goa is the perfect destination. The beaches of Goa offer an incredible variety of experiences to satisfy every type of traveler. The coast line of Goa is nearly 100 km long, and the beaches of Goa will let you choose between frenetic activity and quiet relaxation
Away from the boisterous hub of Baga and the beaches around it, and the packaged five star holiday retreats of Aguada and Bogmalo is a relatively unknown side to Goa, where nature and scenery is the king and peace and tranquility, queen. These secluded deserted beaches are the best kept secrets of Goa. Here you can find quiet, idyllic holidays where you can just sit back and take in the beauty of Goa, relatively undisturbed by the thrill seeking, partying tourists who flock to Goa every year. Here we describe a few of the secret beaches of Goa.
Starting from the northernmost tip of Goa, in the isolated district of Pernem, there is the Terekhol beach. Standing guard to Goa is the Terekhol fort, which is now converted to a hotel. You can enjoy enchanting vistas of the beach and the sea, standing atop the fort cliffs. You can also vacation on the pristine Querim Beach after crossing the Terekhol River in an ancient Goan ferry.
Further south are the spectacular beaches of Arambol. The most developed part of Pernem, Arambol’s quiet charm is still a far cry from the buzz of the more touristy beaches of Goa. You can find a number of budget hotels here or a chalet on hire. Whatever you choose, do not miss the absolute bliss of having a candle lit dinner on the beach. You can trek to a small fresh water lake, fed by a number of hot springs. Slather on some mud from the shores of the lake and then watch the mud turn a lovely buttery colour once it dries.
There are also the Mandrem, Aswem and Morjim Beaches where you can holiday on elevated beach shacks right on the beach. With gorgeous coconut groves and sparkling waters and sun kissed sands, this is the closest you will get to Paradise on Earth. Another unique experience on your Goa beach holiday is to spot the elusive Olive Ridley Turtles that nest in the sands of Morjim Beach.
Your quest for secret beaches of Goa may also lead you to the southern half of Goa where you can visit the Agonda beach famous for the Cabo de Rama fort with mythical connections in a Goan version of Ramayana. You can also visit the Betul Beach, a traditional fishing village for a first hand experience into the lives of the peaceful Goans.
For nature lovers, the quiet charm of Siridao beach will be a treasure. Strewn across the beach is an assortment of shells including oyster and mother of pearl shells. South of Benavali Beach are the absolutely secret beaches of Goa, with powder soft white sands and close to no commercial development. These beaches are a real delight for the traveler in constant search for exciting adventures. Here is a chance to discover your own personal heaven right on the secret beaches of Goa.