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Surya Cafe and Huts

Surya Cafe and Huts

Cottage & Bungalow, Galgibag BeachSurya Cafe and Huts located on idyllic Galgibag beach in south Goa is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a barefoot beach hut holiday - but without compromising all their creature comforts! Comprising of just two spacious timber bungalows and a simple cafe shack, it offers a little bit of laid back luxury on one of south Goa’s most secluded places, Galgibag beach. The two wooden bungalows (one of which is beachfront, and both enjoying stunning sea views) are comfortably fitted out, with w....

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Casa Galgibag Beach House

Casa Galgibag Beach House

Cottage & Bungalow, Galgibag BeachCasa Galgibag Beach House is a very special Goan Portuguese house just steps from unspoiled Galgibag beach in south Goa. Recently renovated, the rooms are simply decorated with original antique furniture and original features - creating an authentic heritage house feel. Casa Galgibag Beach House is a large two-bedroom villa ideal for couples or families looking for an idyllic beach holiday in an off-the-beaten track location. This south Goa beach house features two double bedrooms (one with an o....

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Casa Rosa

Casa Rosa

Villa, Galgibag BeachCasa Rosa is a new exclusive private villa just a few steps from idyllic Galgibag beach in south Goa. Ideal for couples or families looking for a luxury holiday house in a blissful off-the-beaten track location, this two-bedroom villa has been beautifully restored - creating a charming blend of traditional Goan-Portuguese architecture and chic comfortable interiors. A breeding site for the protected Olive Ridley turtles (leading to its other name of Turtle Beach), Galgibag is a dream come true f....

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Talpona Riverview Apartments

Talpona Riverview Apartments

Cottage & Bungalow, Talpona BeachTalpona Riverview Apartments are set in one of the most peaceful areas of south Goa, these two stylish studios are a short stroll from unspoilt Talpona beach and the stunning Talpona river estuary. Newly built, the apartments are compact but feel bright and airy, with large windows, clever contemporary decor and a sunny roof terrace with great views through the palm trees. Each apartment comes fully furnished with king size beds, modern bathrooms and a kitchenette. Sleeping two, they can be ren....

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Goa Cuisine – Food, Dining and Restaurants in Goa

Goa is a food lover's paradise, offering a taste tour of Indian cuisine, alongside local specialities, fantastic fresh seafood and tropical fruits, as well as international food options to suit the palates of its two million visitors.

Goan Food

The food in Goa, as with anywhere in the world, is influenced by location and climate. This small coastal state relies heavily on fishing, so seafood is a major part of the diet. The land is planted with coconut palms and rice paddies, and so coconut (oil, milk, cream and alcohol) is an important ingredient in Goa recipes, and rice is the staple food. Various spices are used to give the food its intense flavours.

However, what makes Goan food so distinctive is that it is also heavily influenced by history. 450 years of colonization resulted in Goan cooking absorbing a strong Portuguese flavour. Local seafood, coconut, and tangy kokum were combined with palm vinegar (unknown elsewhere in India), chillies and cashew nuts (introduced by the Portuguese) and meats, especially pork, to produce one of the world’s original fusion foods.

To this day, Goan ‘fish curry rice’ - freshly caught fish, such as mackerel, in a hot and sour coconut gravy - is a daily meal.

Traditional Goan Dishes

Unlike much of Indian cuisine, Goan cooking uses a lot of meat and fish. Goan Catholics in particular have been heavily influenced by their Portuguese heritage, with famous fusion dishes including vindaloo, traditionally prepared with pork and vinegar, spicy chouriço sausages, and chicken xacuti with chillies and coconut milk - all dishes whose names and ingredients have their origins in Portuguese cuisine, but with a Goan twist. Mol De Peixe (fish pickle) and Balchao (prawn pickle) are popular accompaniments.

The catch of the day may include kingfish, pomfret, shark and mackerel, with seafood including crabs, prawns, oysters and squid. Seafood can be cooked in sour and spicy sauces such as ambot tik, or more delicate coconut based masalas, rava fried in semolina flour, or baked in a tandoori clay oven.

And for dessert, the Indo-Portuguese blend is again evident in Goa’s most famous pudding bebinca, a rich, layered egg custard with coconut.

Goa Street Food and Dhabas

If you’re hungry but don’t want a full meal, are on a tight budget, or just want to explore eating like a local, then a local dhaba or street food cart is the perfect food pit stop.

Street food carts can be found in most towns in the evening, serving anything from chouriço sandwiches to deep fried chillies. In India’s only beef loving state, beef Chamuças (a type of samosa) and beef croquettes are also a common sight.

Another firm favourite is the Raos Omelette, dipped in a spicy coconut-based gravy and garnished with lime and onions.

And every Goan village will have a dhaba serving chai and bhaji-pao - a pea and potato curry with local bread - for breakfast.

Dining and Restaurants in Goa resorts

While it’s worth seeking out some authentic Goan food whilst on holiday, restaurants in Goa cater to all tastes and palates - from budget south Indian Udupis dishing up vegetarian classics such as masala dosa to high-end establishments serving gourmet mediterranean food. However, most of the time you will probably eat at local beach shacks, or your beach resorts in-house restaurants, offering fresh fruit smoothies, snacks, Indian curries, and fresh seafood on the bbq.

And if you crave a taste of home, whether that’s Tel Aviv, London or Berlin, then a number of expat run cafes can satisfy your craving for hummus, fish & chips or just a really good cup of coffee.

Drinks in Goa

Goa’s popularity as a holiday destination is boosted by having the lowest rates of tax on domestic alcohol in India, from famous Kingfisher beer and Old Monk rum to a wide range of wines and spirits.

Goan Porto, a sweeter less refined version of its Portuguese namesake, can be found everywhere, alongside feni, the local speciality made from cashew nuts or coconuts. Every bar will have its distinctive own feni, whether double distilled or flavoured with spices, but beware - it’s an acquired taste and extremely potent!

For non-alcoholic refreshment, popular local drinks include Badam, an almond milk, or sweet yoghurt lassi, as well as the ubiquitous chai and fresh coconut water.

But on the beaches you’ll find a wide range of refreshing drinks, including lots of tropical fruit juices, and imported alcohol alongside the local alternatives. So why not invent your own cocktail and continue Goa’s rich history of flavour fusion!

What to do in south Goa

South Goa is often considered ‘off the beaten track’, it is not as busy as north Goa, and it seems like there’s less activities to do as well. Sometime it just means searching out what is available, going to the local travel agencies and seeing what they have to offer.

South Goa

On any south Goa beach; Agonda, Palolem, Colomb, Patnem, Rajbag and Galjibag beaches you can take a boat trip with a local fisherman to see dolphins, go fishing, for a romantic sunset at sea, or take a picnic on a remote beach. The boats are small, but safe and can accommodate 2 to 12 people. Dolphin viewing and fishing trips take place early in the morning, 8am to 10am or 4pm to 6pm. Sunset trips from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Picnic’s trips to Butterfly or Honeymoon beaches can take place any time from 8am to 14:00, and you set the pick-up time with boat captain. Contact Forest at Cafe Inn in Palolem for more info and prices.

Houses in Goa

The Lunch Club by KOKOindia offers a unique cultural experience ‘beyond the beach’. This elegant private day tour takes you to visit one of Goa’s epic mansions, proceeded by a scrumptious authentic five course Indo-Portuguese lunch in a gorgeous old Goan house at “Palacio do Deaos’. Contact KOKOindia for more information.

On the more adventurous side, there is Goa Jungle Adventure Day Tours based in Palolem beach and run by two French guides (also speaking English). They offer half and full day trips Canyoning and Rafting in the beautiful nature and jungles of south Goa. Contact Manu at Goa Jungle Adventure Day Tours for more information.

Explore South Goa

One of the best ways to explore south Goa is to rent a bicycle, scooter or motorcycle from Palolem and Agonda beach or through your local guesthouse. Bicycle rentals can be found in Palolem beach and start at 100 INR per day. Scooter bikes are 250 INR per day, and Motorcycles about 600 INR to 1000 INR per day.

Chaudi, Galjibag beach and more

There are many places to explore, like the main town of Chaudi for supplies or to experience Saturday market, the Water Reservoir, driving to Galjibag beach (turtle nesting site) for an authentic seafood lunch, to Cola beach to have lunch by a beautiful lagoon and stopping along the way to the Temple in the Jungle, or to visit Cabo da Rama Fort and beach. Just ask your guesthouse owner or any locals for directions.

South Goa Beaches

A nice way to explore the coastal landscape is to walk from the north end of Palolem beach to the south end of Rajbag beach. Along the way you will pass through Colomb and Patnem beaches, walk through villages and experience the local Goan fisherman life. The walk is about 5 miles there and back, or you can take a rickshaw back to your guesthouse from any of the south Goa beaches.

Resorts in Goa with private beach

Looking for the perfect vacation in Goa brings people to think of the possibility of finding a resorts in goa with private beach, it does sounds very appealing, having a small coastline for yourself, far away from the rest of the world.

there are actually more then few resorts with a private beach in Goa, these can be divided generaly into 3 Groups, the first are Big Luxurious five star hotels, next are Small Typical Goa Beach Resorts, and last private Goa beach houses.

Goa five star hotels

Only few five star hotels in Goa engoy a private beach, one example is the Lalit resort in south Goa, this 5 star hotel is in beautiful Ragbaj beach, Canacona and just 10 minutes from Patnem and Palolem beach, bordering with Talpona river on its south end, this hotel offers all luxuries and fab golf facilities.

The thing is the beach is not really only for the use of resort guests, and more then often these type of Goa hotels are functioning as grand wedding / convention halls.

Anyway, if its solitude we where searching in our little quest for private beach in Goa this isn't always the right answer.

Goa Beach Resorts

Small resorts in Goa with private beach are more common option, there are many little hidden heavens in Goa, more of them are down south, at the less developed part of the state, places like Cola beach and Little Cola, located not far from Agonda beach, many times these little beaches have a small steam of sweet water running by them as well.

In Cola beach we can find Blue Lagoon beach resort, it has few options of lodging, from Luxury Beachfront Cottages, to Rajasthani Tents and Beach Huts, all set on a private beach by a beautiful little river.

From time to time a wondering traveler is coming down the road leading to Cola bay, but generally speaking the beach is more or less private, but still shared with the other guests of the resort, Goa season is Goa season after all.

Goa beach House

Finding a house with a private beach in Goa is rare, yet if you come in the right time of Goa season and you know where to look it is very possible, few old fisherman houses in Goa where converted over the years into luxury villas, having a great beach steps from your door.

Down south Goa, Colomb bay is just between Palolem and Patnem beach, many times being crossed by tourists unaware of its existence. on Colomb beach, is the amazing Colomb Beach house, enjoying a private beach for big part of the year, (during high season the beach also serves the guests of Laguna Vista).

apart from that there are houses in Talpona, and in Galgebaj that have a semi private beach.

Recently voted second best beach in India and Top 3 Beach in Asia, Agonda is a very popular destination for parents, with a laid back atmosphere, 3-km of pristine white-sand coastline and very family orientated accommodation. With none of the notorious Goan nightlife it has a deserved reputation as the beach to get away from it all, with a selection of resorts helping you do just that!

 

To conclude, houses and resorts in goa with private beach are available, and if you are really into it, and willing to pay for it, you can have your self a private moment on a private beach in Goa India, alone or with a friend.

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