All You Need To Know About Butterfly Beach, Goa

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Goa is the land of sun and sea with so much to offer everyone. Be it trekking, camping, architectural marvels, carnivals, pristine beaches, spirituality, mouth-watering food, enchanting waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, casinos, cheap liquor, rejuvenation, street shopping, thrilling adventure sports or clubbing - this is the place which has it all.

While North Goa is buzzing with tourists, let me take you to one of the most serene beaches of South Goa!

Also known as the 'honeymoon beach', this semicircular bay beach will surely calm your soul! Imagine the astonishing sight of thousands of butterflies in the air, pods of dolphins acerbating their way in the sea, turquoise waters and the golden shimmer of beach sand surrounded by high rocks forming a ring around you!

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Photo of All You Need To Know About Butterfly Beach, Goa by Tanisha Mundra

Did I get you to a dreamy land? Well, this is what butterfly beach is all about!

And if all this was not enough for you - hold that chilled can of beer here during a low tide and to your surprise, you will see the beach filled with crabs, goldfishes, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and even redfish.

Best Time to Visit Butterfly Beach:

November to March is the best time to visit this beach. The temperature is pleasant and there isn’t much of rainfall. Even the months of April and May are not too bad for a trip to Butterfly Beach.

You cannot visit this place during Monsoons as all the routes to reach the beach will be blocked during this time.

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How to Reach Butterfly Beach?

You cannot reach this breathtaking beach by road. Your options are :

🧗A 2 hour trek from Palolem which is adventurous and tough. You will have to go through brooks, steep climbs, fields, and forested areas.

⛵Hire a private boat or a shared one for 1000-1200 Rs from Agonda or Palolem beach. The ride is joyous and you can spot monkeys and dolphins on your way.

🚤Luxurious yachts can also be hired.

Photo of All You Need To Know About Butterfly Beach, Goa by Tanisha Mundra

Things to do in Butterfly Beach:

❂ Have that picnic you always dreamed off.

❂ Sun bathe and just chill.

❂ Climb the rocks for the best of the views.

❂ Enjoy snorkeling with mesmerizing aquatic life.

❂ Kayak your way around this beautiful beach.

❂ Witness breathtaking sunsets.

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Photo of All You Need To Know About Butterfly Beach, Goa by Tanisha Mundra

Pro tips To remember:

✪ Be reasonable but don't forget to bargain with the boatsman especially if you are hiring a private boat or yacht.

✪ Do not stay long after sunset as the beach is surrounded by dense forests.

✪Bring your own beer or food as options are limited and expensive.

Where to Stay?

There are no options to stay on the beach, however, you can find amazing places in Agonda and Palolem. You can try these beautiful properties while you are here:

A mere 100 meters from the beach, This place has lovely wooden cottages. With art hanging on every wall, a beach sit-out, live music, they also have a jhoola for the dramatic effect. You can learn painting for Rs.500/- hour here.

Price per day- Rs.4900/- onwards.

Surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain range, it is located close to the Talpone river and offers a view of the Arabian sea. The place looks like a Portuguese palace with yellow and white building. With Baroque-Portuguese style architecture and landscaped gardens, including an international standard double-T-9-hole links golf course this place is a must visit.

Price per day- Rs.5200/- onwards.

A decent stay right on the beach, this property offers you 24 hours access to the Agonda beach with beautiful sunrise and sunsets. There restro has many delicious food options.

Price per day- Rs. 4000/- onwards.

A luxury beachside boutique stay with sea-view cottages, this place has a seafront restaurant where you can enjoy lip smacking food with a beautiful sunset.

Price per day- Rs. 1000/- onwards.

Things to do around Butterfly Beach:

✲ Laze around the beautiful cafe's around Palolem and Agonda beach.

✲ Experience water sports like speed boat ride, jet ski, banana ride and bumper ride.

✲ Learn surfing in Agonda Beach.

✲ Visit Chapoli Dam, Tortoise Rock.

✲ Enjoy at the silent disco.

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Photo of All You Need To Know About Butterfly Beach, Goa by Tanisha Mundra

In simple words, this hidden gem should be in your must visit list while you are in South Goa. In case you're planning to hop around, here's a complete list of the best beaches in Goa.

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