Goa, the ultimate beach holiday destination in India offers a large number of beaches in its 125 km of coastline. Beaches in Goa are much popular than any other beaches in India. The untouched & virgin beaches of Goa are popular among beach lovers for its exotic cuisine and various water sports activities. Its never ending sandy beaches combined with lush green
palm and coconut trees makes it one of the dream holiday destination in India.
The beaches in Goa are a part of day to day life of the people of Goa, where one can experience the culture of Goa by buying traditional handicraft items of Goa, mouth watering cuisines and cultural shows. Another important attraction of the beaches of Goa is the beach parties. These rave parties held in the night and continues till morning which attracts thousands of beach lovers from all parts of world. There are over 40 lovely beaches which are ranked among the best in the world. Some of the major ones are given below :
Anjuna Beach - It is one of the most popular beaches of Goa and is located at a distance of 18 km from the capital city Panaji. The climate of the pleasant throughout the year and so can be visited at any time. But November to February is the ideal time to visit the beach. The full-moon beach parties, music, dance and a variety of water sports are the major attractions of the beach.
Arambol Beach - The Arambol beach is about 50 km from Panaji and is popular for its fresh water lakes that are ideal for swimming. The near by villages also enhance its beauty where one experience the culture of Goa from a close quarter.
Colva Beach - Situated at a distance of 40 km from Panaji, Colva is popular for its virgin white sand, swaying palm trees and blue water that makes it one of the most visited beach of Goa. Apart from beach activities, the several Portuguese buildings and the Lady of Mercy Church also other tourist attraction near the beach.
Calangute Beach - Calangute is one of the popular among beach lovers with its white palm fringed beaches on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It attracts tourists for its varied beach sports, spicy Goan food and various music and dance concerts. The St. Alex Church and the Kerkar Art Complex are some of the nearby places which are worth visiting.
Benaulim Beach - It is situated on the southern side of Goa and is 41 km from the capital city Panaji. Its golden sands and beach shops, seafood make it one of the ideal spot to relax and sunbath.
Other beaches in Goa include the Candolim Beach, Bogmala Beach, Mobor Beach, Agonda Beach, Aguada Beach, Varca Beach,
Vagator Beach etc.
Beach Resorts :
Goa beaches offers numerous beach resorts and hotels that offer excellent accommodation with all kinds of modern facilities for a very luxurious stay. All leading hotel chains in India have their hotels in Goa offering ideal accommodation and
facilities for beach activities.
Some of the major hotels in Goa are :
Holiday Inn Resort, Taj Exotica, The Leela Goa, Nanu Resort, Taj Fort
Aguada Beach Resort, Taj Holiday Village Resort, Majorda Beach Resort, Goa
Marriott Resort, Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, Heritage Village Club Resort etc.