Goa is synonymous with fun, food and frolic for every traveler, but at times the uninvited stares and interruptions from maddening crowd kill the fun for most of us. You may be wondering how it is possible to find a place that is calm and where you can escape from the hustling crowd, loud hawkers and unnecessary attention? Whether you wish to do some introspection, meditate, read novels or just absorb some vitamin D, these Secret Virgin Beaches Of Goa are the perfect getaway for travelers looking for some peace and alone time during peak season.
Located to the north of Palolem Beach, this is a small beach cove with white sands and clear blue waters. There’s no way to reach this small beach except a 2 hours trek or a boat ride. No vehicles can make it to this beach because the trek takes you through brooks, dense forests, climbs and opens you to this undiscovered beauty of Goa. There are no places to stay on this beach, so that’s not an option unless you are carrying your own tent. Since the beach is so inaccessible, not many people visit it, and it remains a virgin beach.
Located at a distance of about 5kms from Panaji, Caranzalem beach is situated to the west of Miramar Beach. This beach is considered a safe beach for swimming because of very few undercurrents. The Dona Paula road runs along to the beach. This 3.5kms stretch is adorned with casuarinas pines and grassy lawns. You can find some shacks around here. It’s also a great beach for water sports and adventure activities.
Situated in South Goa, this one gives you an escape from the hustle-bustle of North Goa, and you can have a relaxing vacation. The beach has some good stay options- beach huts and restaurants, to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the Goan fun treats. A perfect sandy stretch for sunbathing! Though, it’s not the best for swimming; we’d suggest you to get into the sea and feel some currents, of course, with due permission from the lifeguards.
Varca as compared to other Goan beaches is not that commercialized yet it gives you an opportunity to calm and quiet surroundings. It is one amongst the virgin beaches of Goa, hence managed to retain the beauty. The best attraction here is Dolphin watching. Regular services take people on a boat ride to show them dolphins. There are number of staying options available near Varca beaches, so accommodation is not an issue. However, in peak season, it is better if you book it well in advance. The best time to visit Varca Beach is from November to March.
Palolem beach is another top rated and one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. The sea at Palolem beach is usually calm and quiet. It offers a mesmerizing view of idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed which allows you to walk up to 100 m out from the beach. Another thing that adds to the beauty of Palolem beach are the sea side hut and shacks. You can hire these huts for a day. The price ranges between Rs.150 – Rs.400. However, if you want, there are other accommodations options available which have more facilities than these beach huts.
Cabo de Rama Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful beach located in Margao and is not yet been discovered by tourists. The beach is secluded owning to its distance from major towns and cities and is least visited by tourists. Overlooking the beach is the Portuguese Fort called Cabo de Rama. From the fort, one can see the beautiful view of the beach. The view from the ramparts of the fort is truly breathtaking. Since the beach is located away from the township, no buses travel to this place and can only be reached by private transport.
Grandmothers Hole Beach
Grandmothers Hole Beach is a tiny pristine virgin beach located near the city of Vasco which is yet to be explored by the tourists. There is not much that the beach has to offer in terms of dining or water sports. Nevertheless this unexplored beach is still a perfect picnic spot as one can enjoy the beauty and serene ambiance of the beach almost by yourself.