Honeymoons are a magical time for newlyweds to get acquainted as man and wife and build a strong bond to last through a lifetime. With far too many options, the list of a vacation spot might easily become a source of stress.
Goa is a perfect tourist spot, especially if one enjoys beaches and night-life. Goa is perfect for two people who wish to celebrate their marriage and prepare for their life together. Here is a list of beautiful beaches in Goa which make it an excellent honeymoon location.
Best Beaches for the Perfect Honeymoon in North Goa
1. Arambol Beach
One hour away from the Dabolim Airport, Arambol is a beautiful and serene beach most favoured for its unspoiled ambiance and attractions. It’s a perfect romantic spot for a couple.
The two beaches here offer solitude to visitors who seek it amidst pristine beauty offering picturesque views across a fresh lagoon into thick jungles and verdant valleys alongside a sandy and rocky beach. Visit the sulfurous hot springs near the Arambol lake for a wonderful skin treatment. Go dolphin watching, paragliding or kite-surfing in the sea.
Arpora is located within a short walking distance of both Baga and Calangute beaches and offers great resorts, perfect for honeymooners. There is the Mackie’s Night Bazaar where you need to strike a smart bargain if you want to pick up any of the wares as a gift or souvenir. If you are staying longer at this place, do visit the Friday market at Mapusa too.
If you happen to believe that a beach is meant for spending time in the water or on clean sands soaking in the sun, head to Bambolim because that’s exactly what you will get here. This beach also offers isolation along with excellent resorts and is a great way to start a happy marriage.
4. Candolim Beach
This beach is not cluttered with many shops or restaurants. It is merely a beach, where you may come with your spouse and enjoy the light across the waters, and the serenity of the sea. Maybe build sand-castles, if you like to?
5. Chapora Beach
Get lessons in history with rest and relaxation when you visit Chapora with its beautiful beach and the Chapora Fort which commands a panoramic view of the sea and the beach. Chapora is also famed for its budget accommodations – a great way to save after an expensive wedding.
6. Mandrem Beach
Laze around the beach, take a swim in the rather deep waters or visit the small Portuguese fort closeby, which is now a luxury hotel but allows anyone to walk around and absorb its history and the panoramic views afforded. This is a small but beautiful beach where you find rest and relaxation in high measures.
7. Morjim Beach
Favoured a lot by Russian immigrants, who give the town of Morjim its second name of ‘Little Russia’, the beach is a nesting and hatching habitat of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, an endangered species protected under India’s Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The turtles are left untouched by everyone including the fishermen here and are a sight to behold when they hatch.
8. Querim Beach
Querim, Keri or Kerim beach lies at the mouth of the Terekhol river, across which lies the Terekhol Fort on a hillock, overlooking it. Take the ferry to the beach from the fort. Dotted with many pine trees, the beach is beautiful and shady, affording a lot of nooks as picnic spots. This beach is not very crowded or well developed and needs you to put in some effort to find it.
9. Vagator Beach
The dramatic red cliffs of Vagator beach are split into two beaches, named Big Vagator and Small Vagator or Ozran Beach. The beach offers no accommodation on the seaside. The beach offers breathtaking views of the sunset which is a major attraction for visitors here.
Best Beaches for the Perfect Honeymoon in South Goa
Located between the Cuelim and Cansaulim beaches, the Arossim beach offers you dazzling white sand with dense greenery provided by palm trees and colorful fishing boats. The beach affords visitors a peaceful ambiance and allows them to enjoy nature in isolation making it ideal for a visit by honeymooners.
With an old school charm that’s perfect for walking around hand in hand, Benaulim Beach is where you can also shop for local handicrafts and traditional rosewood furniture. Legend has it that the arrow of the sage Parasuram, which is supposed to have created Goa, landed at this place. A relatively undiscovered beach.
This beach is much loved for its neat, clean surroundings and the lack of bustle. One of the best places to visit with someone you love, because you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, amazing hospitality of the people around, the good food and of course, the sun and the sand.
This small cove concealed behind dense trees is such a beautiful spot that you would be surprised that there are no huge crowds. Drive or trek to this secluded beach through a forest to enjoy its outstanding beauty, lack if noise pollution and the flitting butterflies which make the place an ideal location for a picnic or quiet relaxation and romantic togetherness. You could even go here on a boat from the Palolem or Agonda beaches. Don’t forget to snap some pictures and capture the happy memories.
Visit this pristinely beautiful island to enjoy the water, relax, sunbathe and go swimming at the beautiful location, which is not badly crowded and relatively cheaper than Palolem, which is another beach 15 km away. The beach has accommodation lining either side of a road, parallel to the sea. After a day of sunbathing and splashing around with your new spouse, visit the Agonda Church to see the quaint architecture.
With a lot of hotels, resorts and development, Betalbatim are highly favoured by visitors for its beauty and quiet. Visitors flock here to enjoy the peace and relaxation – it is a great getaway for honeymooners looking to get away from the crowds and the party scene.
9 kilometers from the town of Vasco da Gama, and a thirty-minute drive away from the Dabolim Airport, Bogmalo is famous for the beauty of its sunsets, the small bay with a curving beach. Many people come here to get married at the seaside resorts which specially caters to such events.
As if the golden sands of this beach are not enticing enough, Canaguinim has panoramic views of surrounding greenery, the Cabo de Rama Fort, and the Arabian Sea to completely enthrall its visitors and lull them into a state of tranquility.
The beach is very famous for the beautiful contrast presented by the white sands and the black lava rocks. Relax, swim or go into the sea for sighting dolphins. Roam the village and enjoy the serene beauty of the paddy fields near the river Sal. After a hectic wedding, nothing says relaxation better than Cavelossim.
19. Cola Beach
This beautiful and picturesque beach is ideal for peace, relaxation and quiet together time for romantic couples. Clean, quiet and easily considered a role model for paradise, this simple, nearly hidden beach has many palm trees, a fresh water lagoon which connects to the sea and splendid views of the sea. Be mesmerized by the dazzling sunset over the water.
Colva Beach is part of a village that rests along the coast in Salcete, South Goa. Visit to see the coconut palms, and the tourist destinations of Colva. The beaches and hotels are augmented by guest houses, shacks along the beach, many good stalls, restaurants and pubs. This beach was the chosen retreat of Goa’s high society under Portuguese rule. The Church, Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Merces, is another nice place to visit.
21. Conco Islands
Resting close to Agonda Beach, Conco Island is also called Monkey Island because of the number of monkeys that live in the forests around the area. Visiting this island with your love, you both can admire the white coves that mark its coastline, and come away feeling amazed by the experience.
This fishing village offers an amazing beach, where you can go fishing or look at the plate coral in the sea. The scenic beauty of this beach is unbelievable during high tide when the sea meets a freshwater stream nearby.
23. Utorda Beach
The soft and silky sands of Utorda are white and fine. The calm sea lets you go for a swim, even if you are not really an experienced swimmer. This extremely relaxing and clean stretch of beach is truly beautiful and utterly romantic.
This list is definitely extensive yet it but not completely exhaustive as we have only chosen the best beaches for the perfect honeymoon in Goa. Goa and Goa’s History is vast, beautiful and dynamic. The hospitality and the food at every beach are amazing. Fish is a staple for much of Goa and you will find extremely tasty food, even at roadside shacks. Have a query? Write to us in the comments below and we’ll answer your questions.