From the Airport
From Dabolim International Airport, head towards Margao and drive through the quaint villages of Colva
and Benaulim onto Cavelossim.
From the Margao Railway Station
The resort is approximately 15km from the city of Margao, Goa’s cultural and commercial capital, which
is serviced by regular buses and trains. The railway station, Madgaon Junction, is a 30-minute drive away.
Airport and railway station transfers can be arranged on request.
Pre paid taxis available at the
Vasco da Gama, Goa 403801
Phone: 097647 51235
Tourist taxis are available via
the reception desk.
+91 832 672 5300
KARMA MINI STORE
(Convenience store in-house)
shop no. 7, 8, 9,
Mobor, Goa 403731
Open daily 8.30 am to 10pm
0832 287 1269
Our top picks of restaurants in the region
One of Goa’s most iconic historic sites, Fort Aguada was constructed in 1612 by the Portuguese
to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas.
Without a doubt, this establishment is the pioneer venue of The Fishermen’s Wharf at Cavelossim
and boasts views of the spectacular Arabian Sea. The restaurant offers modern fusion cuisine
infused with Goan influences.
Open daily from 12.30 to 11.00pm
at the Riverside, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa.
090110 18866 | www.thefishermanswharf.in
Mike’s Place is a stalwart of the Goan restaurant scene. This multi-cuisine restaurant which is
specialises in seafood reflecting the delicate styles and flavours of Goan cuisine.
Open daily from 9am to 11pm
Opp. Dona Sylvia Cavelossim, Salcete, Goa 403731
098221 60915 | www.mikesplacegoa.com/restaurant
For something a little bit quirky, head to the Ancestral Goa cultural park, otherwise known by its
other name, Bigfoot! The open-air museum recreates Goan rural life as it was a hundred years
ago and allows visitors to walk through a (slightly kitsch) miniature Goan village, as well as an art
gallery, spice yard, rubber plantation, restaurants and even a dance floor.
A relatively new restaurant in the Goan food scene, Robin’s Ark serves a wide range of delicacies
from around the world with their own twist, from tasty chicken cafreal to ‘sous vide’ style cooking
and much more.
Open daily from 12.00 to 3.00pm, and 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Luisa by the sea complex cavelossim, Mobor Beach, Goa 403731
088059 94001 | robinsark.business.site
Delve into Goa’s maritime history at Fort Tiracol in northern Goa. Located at the mouth of the
Tiracol river from which it draws its name, the fort was built in the 17th century by Maharaja
Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the Raja of Sawantwadi however after a fierce naval engagement in 1746,
the fort fell to the Portuguese and was subsumed into the colonial power’s maritime defences.
For those who like a little live music with their meal, Martin’s Corner in Betalbatim is a real crowd
pleaser. The venue serves up flavourful all day.
Open daily from 11.30am to 4.00pm, and 6.30pm to 11.30pm
69, Binwaddo, Betalbatim, Salcette, Goa 403713
0832 288 0413 | martinscornergoa.com
Explore the stunning Shri Mangeshi Temple, one of the most colourful anywhere in Goa. The
temple is dedicated to the deity Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Shiva.
For all-day international bites head to Cavatina in Benaulim. Excellent steaks, seafood, flavourful
Goan cuisine and more.
Open daily from12.00am to 3.00pm – 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Taj Hotel Road, Near Joecons Beach Resort, South Goa, Benaulim, Goa 403712
0832 277 0607 | facebook.com/Cavatina.Cuchina.Grill.Bar/
Although much of Goa identifies Hindu (over 66%), many religions have come to find their place
over the centuries in Goa’s green expanse. The Safa Shahouri Masjid is Goa’s oldest remaining
mosque, built in 1560 by Bijapuri ruler Ali Adil Shah. The site is now in a beautiful state of quietude,
the site echoes with the Muslim rule of a bygone age.
One of Goa’s most dramatic natural wonders, Dudhsagar Falls (translating as Sea of Milk) descend in
stately tiers over 310 metres in a series of milky white cataracts that give the waterfalls their name. The
falls are at their most epic during the annual monsoon.
The State also boasts a rich natural diversity away from the coast, such as the Bhagwan Mahaveer
Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, a 240 square kilometre sanctuary nestled against the Western
Ghats. It’s one of the best places on the sub-continent to see the elusive black panther as well as barking
deer and Bengal tigers.
While there’s plenty of spice plantations to explore in Goa, the Savoi plantations in Savoi Verem are
among the most famous. The plantation is one of the oldest and largest tropical spice plantations,
founded over 200 years ago.
As the capital of south Goa and the second largest city in the State, Margao (also known as
Madgaon) is a useful place for shopping and connecting on to other destinations, and to check
out Goa’s unique blend of Hindu and Christian religions.
The Anjuna Flea Market started during the sixties when hippies travelling through India congregated
to share stories and trade for staples from home, jewellery, and wacky weeds. Nowadays things
are a bit tamer, but you’ll still grab a great bargain.
Arambol Beach – Sleepy Arambol would have to be one of the best picks for a day at the beach
in the north of Goa. The beach gained popularity in the 60’s when westerners fell in love with the
alternative lifestyle they could carve out among the fisherfolk and palm trees. Nowadays, it’s best
known as one of the best places in Goa to go paragliding.
Calangute Beach – There’s no other way to put it, Calangute Beach heaves with sunseekers no
matter the season. Nevertheless, it has its own charms and there’s something to be said for the
beautiful afternoon sea breeze that flows across the crowds and makes everyone feel like they’re
part of something special. It’s also one of the more popular places in Goa to go parasailing.
Miramar Beach – Miramar is Panaji’s main beach so compared to other beaches in Goa it may
seem over-developed. Nevertheless, the beach is clean and easily accessible and close to shopping,
dining bars and a wealth of beachside activities. Staring out across the white sand and turquoise
waters is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon between shopping and dinner.
Mandrem Beach – Known for its colourful little beachside bungalows resting on sandy shores,
Mandrem’s clear waters and seaside creek make it one of the more picturesque in north Goa. The
small fishing community makes everything feel like a walk through yesteryear; you’ll slow down,
breathe, and take in the beauty of a Goan sunset or five.
Vagator Beach – A little quieter than neighbouring Anjuna Beach, Vagator is part of the party culture
of much of northern Goa, popular with backpackers and domestic tourists alike. The best way to
explore the surrounding area is by scooter. Head up to the red cliffs and take in the spectacular
sunset over the Arabian Sea.
Palolem Beach can easily lay claim as one of Goa’s best beaches. The chilled out beach vibe,
pristine conditions and spectacular natural beauty with rocky outcrops, coconut palms and crystal
clear water makes Palolem an almost perfect place to experience Goa beach culture at its best.
Almost an extension of Cavelossim Beach, Mobor Beach is one of the most active in Goa. A
glittering restaurant row visit Mobor a must. During the day you can enjoy beach activities
including skiing, snorkelling, and wind and kite surfing.
With its picturesque creek running out to the sea, Baga Beach is s beautiful as it is inviting. Visitors
will enjoy the many outdoor and adventure activities on offer including Scuba diving, open water
diving, jet skiing, windsurfing and more. There’s also plenty happening on land with beachside
spas, restaurant, nightclubs and bars aplenty.
To really get under Goa’s skin it’s worth considering jumping on board a Backwater Cruise. It sails
along the Mandovi’s and explores the river’s many sights, as well as Old Goa and, offshore islands,
Chorao and Divar. The cruise takes about 150 passengers at a time and lasts for 5-hours, stopping at
Savoi so visitors can check out the area’s 200-year-old spice plantations, as well as Old Goa. Along
the way, you’ll discover that Goa plays host to an abundance of flora and fauna. You may be lucky
enough to see crocodiles, dolphins, buffalo and a veritable cacophony of tropical birdlife.
This vibrant and frenetic Saturday night market attracts thousands of tourists to Arpora every year,
opening before New Year’s and closing by the end of April. It’s a constant all-in festival of fun where
you can buy almost anything, chow down on flavourful Goan grub, dance the night away at one of
the numerous pop-up bars and dress to impress in colourful local styles. Put simply if you can’t find
something to tickle your fancy at Arpora then you’re in definite need of a longer holiday.