We have been to some of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini, Mykonos, Kerala, Pondicherry but nothing can match the charm of sunbathed Goa beaches. Like every tourist, we get pulled towards the nightlife, water-sports, beach shacks and the delicious seafood in Goa. This party capital of India has something more to offer in every visit. We have explored the North Goa party places, Panjim, UNESCO world heritage sites and the spice plantations but nothing can beat the classic South Goa beaches.
Benaulim, Bogmalo, Butterfly, Cavelossim, Colva, Majorda, Varca, Palolem, Patnem are some of the popular beaches in South Goa. Benaulim and Colva beaches are popular for water sports, Palolem for beautiful sunsets, Cavelossim for Fisherman's Wharf restaurant, Majorda for finger licking Goan food and butterfly beach obviously for exotic butterflies and gold fishes. Every South Goan beach has something unique to offer, and as a traveler we always look forward to new experiences.
We have been to Goa five times in the last 3 years and still look forward to at least one Goa trip every year. We prefer the serene and quite South Goa beaches over the popular nightlife at North Goa beaches. Here are the reasons:
Beautiful roads - Get mystified by the beauty of the South Goa roads. The narrow curly roads with the gentle elevation and colorful Portuguese style houses/ coconut trees on both sides makes the road trip an unforgettable experience. You come across beautiful lakes and unloved and abandoned cruise ships every now and then. South Goan roads are one of those beautiful roads where you get down and do photography everywhere. The roads are less crowded and you have very little chance of getting stuck in a traffic jam even during tourist seasons.