Although extraordinary beaches can be found across the entire state, South Goa holds some true coastal beauties...
If a laid-back beach experience is what you’re craving, then look no further than a holiday in South Goa. Offering quieter alternatives to its more vibrant neighbours in the north of the state, the beaches in the south are sure to tempt you into enjoying your holiday to Goa in this region.
To give you a flavour of what you can expect from Goa’s beautiful southern sands, here’s a roundup of our top 5 South Goa beaches.
A guide to South Goa's most beautiful beaches
Perhaps one of South Goa’s most naturally stunning beaches, Cola Beach is blessed with golden-brown sand, and backed with a thick assembly of tall, plush coconut palms. This beach is particularly idyllic due to its lack of colourful beach shacks, so is perfect for anyone wanting to completely escape and make the most of Goa’s natural coastal beauty. If this sounds like your kind of beach, why not embark on our Maharaja Night overnight excursion to make the most of this outstanding setting?
Boasting a long stretch of white sand, backed by palms and a scattering of beach shack restaurants and shops, Arossim Beach is perfect for anyone looking to relax in peace and quiet, but still have somewhere close by to enjoy a refreshing beer or spot of lunch. Water sports are also available when you need a break from lazing on the sand, such as sailing and windsurfing. Tempted? Visit the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa for a luxury break directly along Arossim Beach.
With 25km of soft golden sand, you won’t struggle to find a nice quiet spot to lay your towel when visiting Majorda Beach. A small selection of beach shacks offer some tasty Goan food to satisfy your lunchtime hung pangs, and if you hang around until sunset, you certainly won’t be disappointed. If you want to base yourself close to Majorda Beach, visit the Alila Diwa Goa.
Home to Goa’s most luxurious hotel, The Leela, the feel of indulgence you receive at this hotel certainly extends down to the glorious white sands of Mobor Beach. The swaying coconut palms that line the sand add to its tropical appeal, and a particularly relaxing pastime is to get stuck into a good book whilst lazing under the shade of one of the many towering palms. If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, take a walk to the end of the peninsular, where you’ll meet the River Sal. Here you can embark on a boat trip to explore some of the local wildlife.
If these beaches seem just a little too quiet, you can enjoy the laid-back vibes of the south mixed with the eclectic north at Palolem Beach. The sweeping expanse of soft golden sand is again backed by a plush layer of coconut palms, but along the edge of the palms is a fantastic selection of beach shacks, offering everything from tasty Goan food and drink to all kinds of souvenirs. You can also do some kayaking here, helping you make the most of the glistening Arabian waters.
If you’d like to find out more about South Goa’s blissful beaches, visit our online Guide.
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