Another Bachelorette Trip to the serene Beach of Goa, The Palolem Beach!

9th Feb 2019

So I jumped with joy when one of my closest friends announced her wedding dates. As the bride's best friends and bridesmaids I and my other friends planned to throw a spinster party. The wedding date was very close and thus we decided to do a trip to some place closer. We chose Goa, because beaches and parties, hot Caucasian guys and the Goan vibes are some of the best things for the bride and bridesmaids to indulge in. Aren't they? :P

The bride wanted a peaceful and relaxed yet happening trip and hence we chose South of Goa as our destination. Besides, we just had 3 days to spend the trip because of time constraints and hence we had decided on that. We booked a place called Roundcube Beach Bungalows. The stay was amazing, cottages were really beautiful and cozy. The place is well maintained. The only two cons were that we found were that it was a little expensive and the staff was not that friendly.

Day 1

We reached Palolem at 6 in the morning by bus(sleeper) from Mysore, which was a 14 hour drive. Our check-in time was 12 pm, so we were given a room to freshen up until then. We had breakfast at Roundcube’s restaurant and relaxed on the beach chairs. We then took a stroll along the Palolem street and did a bit of shopping. We then had lunch and sipped on some beer at a restaurant and took a short nap.

In the Evening we took a walk along the beach and enjoyed the mesmerizing view of the sea and the sunset. Beaches always make me go high! I must also tell you about the bondas you get near the car parking at the beach , there are about 4 to 5 stalls that prepare fresh and hot bondas, vada pavs, chilli bajjis, Mangalore buns, yummy tea and other delicacies! Whenever I go to Palolem I make sure that I don’t miss this place.

After eating our hearts out we got dressed up and headed towards the silent Noise Party! That’s the headphones party which starts at 10 pm and is at the beginning of Palolem beach, you could just ask some local guys and they will guide you to this place. It’s an amazing and crazy party place that’s open up to 4 am and is open only on Saturdays. Make sure you experience this at least once! Apart from this, Palolem does have another club called Leopard Valley, that’s a little far from the Beach and is apparently open only on Fridays. Unlike the North part of Goa, You wouldn’t find many party places here.

Day 2

And Thankfully none of us had a hangover the next day !

I love the sun sets and sun rises, and thus I woke up at 6.45 am in the morning and took a walk till the end of the beach. After breakfast, We hired two wheelers and left to Agonda Beach, one of my most favourite beaches! Each vehicle costed us Rs.300 for a day.

Agonda is a serene, calm and one of the cleanest beaches in Goa which is mostly visited by the foreign crowd. The beach has a unique touch to it! We carried some beer bottles from a retail shop. We sat at the end of the beach and enjoyed the view of the beach and the sound of the waves. We then had lunch at one of the restaurants by the beach. We tried the Goan special fish Vindaloo , King fish fry and prawns that was amazingly delicious. We then waited for the sunset and trust me, the sunset at this place takes one to a different level! It’s so blissful that I do not have enough words to describe it but one has to experience this by himself or herself.

Agonda Beach

Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa by Deepta Rao
Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa by Deepta Rao

5 PM at Agonda

Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa by Deepta Rao

embracing our friendship along the beach! ;)

Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa by Deepta Rao

waiting for the foood...

Photo of Agonda Beach, Agonda, Goa by Deepta Rao

Another important thing to be noted is that you carry enough cash on hand. There are about 5 to 6 ATMs at the city but they might not work all the time. There is one ATM at Agonda, but I suggest you not to use that because a lot of people complain about their cards getting stuck in this machine.

So after the sunset We reached Palolem at around 7 pm, Got dressed up for the bachelorette party. We finished the cake cutting and crowing the bride and headed to a restaurant. We bought hooka there, but it wasn’t that great! Apart from that we tried pizza, momos, Pasta, chilli Prawns and noodles. To be honest, the food was not that great.

Oh! Look at that Glow on the Bride!

Photo of Another Bachelorette Trip to the serene Beach of Goa, The Palolem Beach! by Deepta Rao
Day 3

So on the third day morning we took an early morning walk and decided to swim in the beach. We enjoyed the swim for about an hour, had some dirty-fun girl talks ;) and then checked out at 11.30 am. We then did some shopping, had lunch at a restaurant called cheeky chilly. The restaurant offers some amazing delicacies! You must try the fish vindaloo and chicken curry there! We then left back to mysore at 5 pm.

Overall, this trip was short but sweetest! We couldn’t do a lot of things or indulge in any kind of crazy adventures as such since we were short on time, but we had loads of fun with whatever we did! This time of the year is apt to visit Goa, it was quite sunny during the day but nights were surprisingly very cold! Would love to visit Goa again and again, for I could never ever get bored of this hippie happy place!

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