17 Best Beaches in Goa for Honeymoon

If there is one Indian destination that sounds much similar to the bohemian vibes for the international tourists, it is Goa. Gorgeous churches and forts for the tourists. Casinos for the risk-takers. Loud, reverberating discs for the party animals. Being the most visited beach destination in India, Goa is the solace place to spend honeymoon days after getting married.

Goa is the party capital of India and is one of the most visited states by foreigners throughout the year. Its beaches are the tourist magnet that attracts thousands of backpackers, and honeymooners throughout the year. You can roam around in just your boxer shorts and no one cares. You can have beer for breakfast and no one will bat an eyelid.

And it has some thing for everyone. Long, winding roads to drive on in serenity. Tranquil beaches to just lie on. Adventure sports for the adrenaline junkies. Five-star resorts if you feel like pampering yourself. Yes you can see Goa more than just parties and drinks. North Goa is no doubt for parties and fun but South Goa on the other hand is peaceful have clean and serene beaches where you can sit and just enjoy the beauty of nature.

Now it depends completely on you what you prefer. On the beaches you can see people enjoying watersports, drinks and some just taking the sun bath. You can find many shacks and small restros on the beach where you can enjoy your snacks and drinks. At night you can enjoy the music and parties in the shacks. Stunning land of beaches, nightlife, churches and a lot more. It is one of the most frequented travel destinations in India.

If you are a party animal and love loud music, drinks, pubs, casinos then north Goa is your place but if you love peace with nature, just sit and see the sea touching the sky, South Goa is the place. The beaches are clean and less crowdy, you can see foreigners enjoying, cycling, playing volleyball and other games.

A place that doesn’t need any introduction, Goa attracts tourists from across globe for its beaches. It also has good amount of forest cover towards east, and plenty of naturally gifted places. Once such place is Tambdi Surla waterfalls. We are pretty sure that our list of romantic beaches in Goa will pull your interest to book Goa honeymoon packages.

best beaches in Goa for honeymoon

Here in this list, you will find the best beach beaches in Goa.

1. Butterfly Beach


One of the best beaches in Goa for honeymoon, Butterfly Beach ranks on the top list of unexploited beaches in Goa. The beach is famous for spotting zillions of butterflies that couples find romantic. Rekindle your love amidst the Butterfly Beach golden sand, dip your toes in the crystalline blue waters. The place is magical for couples with its stretched palm trees, and water sport activities.

Visit Leopard Valley, trek to Butterfly beach and spend your whole day at Butterfly beach.

Best For - If you want to spot the marine creatures like dolphins, crabs, and goldfish, this beach in Goa allows you to perform that. Try out water sport activities like boat riding, canoe riding, and enjoy the energetic rave parties for which Butterfly Beach is known for.

Location & Distance - The beach is situated in South Goa, which around 70 km from Panaji, the capital of Goa.

Way To Reach - The Butterfly Beach is not accessible via road since it positioned amidst the dense forests. Opt for a private cab or tourist bus from Palolem Beach, and afterward, enjoy a short boat ride experience to reach Butterfly Island.

2. Benaulim Beach


Five minutes south of Colva is a prominent village, now a popular tourist destination. Benaulim is known for its coconuts and as a place where you can still see a rural Goa relatively untouched by tourism. Some consider this a mid-way point between the overcrowded package-tourist destinations and the near-deserted beaches such as Varca or Agonda. It lies in the midst of the long beach between Vasco and Mobor.

Legend has it that Parshuram shot his arrow into the sea at Benaulim, and reclaimed the land here. On both sides of the beach the sand stretches for miles. The south is the quieter side. In the tourist season, you'll find the beach dotted with shacks and colourful umbrellas. Hardly any nightlife here, with only a few party places close to the beach.

There's little or none of the techno party frenzy of North Goa. Entertainment usually consists of an evening with a CD player or an acoustic guitar. Benaulim is popular with German and Austrian travellers. Explore the calmness and traffic less atmosphere of nearby South Goa beaches. Visit Benaulim beach if you have time, or better, Palolem beach.

3. Palolem Beach


One of the most beautiful beaches, Goa offers you. This place is often flocked with foreign tourists. Palolem is one of the finest beaches Goa has to offer! Situated in Canacona district, South Goa it is a little piece of heaven! Clean fine sand, blue arabian sea, cozy beach huts, lip smacking food make Palolem an ideal place for a laidback holiday.

The Anjuna of South Goa, this is known as an 'alternative' beach and was a deserted place till sometime back. Take a walk to the rocky outcrop down south for a quieter moment. Adventure sports are offered in some areas. Ayurveda treatment is also becoming fashionable among tourists here. Bhakti Kutir is an alternative centre for natural healing, yoga and meditation.

Boat tours are on offer, with a promise of sightings of dolphins, or to the popular Butterfly Beach. Buses link Palolem with Margao and with Chaudi, the main town of Canacona. Other smaller beaches in the taluka include Colomb, Patnem and Rajbag which is now home to the large and luxurious Goa Grand Intercontinental Resort.

How about indulging in a romantic stroll with your spouse and admiring the gushing waves making the romantic sound. Palolem Beach will reward you with the tranquil setting since the beach is flourished with shacks, hawkers, and trendy restaurants to make couple’s evening a romantic one.

Palolem and Agonda, Patnem and Rajbag are some of the beaches in the extreme south of Goa's Canacona taluka. Look around and you might spot an amazingly quiet and secluded beach here. Like the extreme north of Pernenli Canacona, too, was only very recently discovered by tourists.

Best For - If you want to spot the friendliest marine creature like dolphins, Palolem Beach is the ideal place. From windsurfing to banana ride to paragliding and kayaking, try out the water sport to fuel your adrenaline.

Location & Distance - To reach Palolem Beach, one needs to travel around 70 km from Panaji. The beach is located in South Goa.

4. Ashwem Beach


Appreciate the serenity and tranquil surroundings of the Mandrem and Ashwem Beach when you visit Goa for honeymoon. Mandrem Beach is known for its white stretches of sand and coconut trees lined across the beach. It is the only beach in Goa that has made Bollywood stars go crazy.

Morjim beach is a really tranquil and pleasant beach to go to for foreigners and Russian tourists especially like this beach. There are nice native restaurants, sports bars and additionally nice facilities to relax on the beach.

Best For - If watching the gorgeous sunset and sunrise is your idea of romance, there are resorts like The Mandrem Beach Resort, Cuba Retreat Mandrem, and Dunes Holiday village where you can make the most of your stay while enjoying the pampering spa, meditation and yoga season.

Location & Distance - The beach is tucked in North Goa, and is around just 20 km from Panjim bus stand.

5. Anjuna Beach


This beach in Goa has a separate fan base for the level of the thrill its scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and bungee jumping adventure offers. Here beach romance goes with gently swaying palm and dipping toes in white sands.

Anjuna beach is also one of the coolest beach. It is for the people who are looking for peace. This is a visitor's favorite place if you are traveling to Goa for fun and frolic. There is no better place for clubbing in the happening nightclubs and to sunbathe at the rocky shores with gleaming waves. This is also a great time to check out the beach side hotels, cuisine and food at the beach shack.

Best For - If you are a night animal who loves to scale the dazzling nightlife, Anjuna Beach has bars like Purple Martini and Curlies where you can shake your booty. In Anjuna, the watersport activities are in bundles.

Tip & Location - Anjuna Beach is situated in North Goa and is just around 22 km from Panaji. You could reach this beach easily by hiring a taxi.

6. Vagator Beach


Besides the scenic beauty, this is often the simplest beach in Goa for nightlife, its beach shacks, and food stalls and is split into two sections- Big Vagator and Small Vagator. Head to Chapora Fort. This fort became famous after the success of Dil Chahta hai (Bollywood Movie).

Explore the beautiful nature and vibrant views at your disposal, choose between Vagator or Morjim beach for a restaurant to have lunch, have a dip as well if you want.

7. Arambol Beach


Some call Arambol as Harmal Beach but whatever its name, you will remember this beach only for offering you the moments of charismatic romance. For honeymooners, this beach is a gorgeous paradise whitewashed with long stretched white sands. We assure you that you will be forced to extend your Goa honeymoon package just after you will spend cozy time in its nearby romantic resorts.

Make sure you reach Arambol by 4 or 5 pm to get one of the best sunsets in North Goa from Sweet Water Lake which is on the extreme side of Arambol beach.

Best For - The Arambol Beach is lined with paragliding and trendy restaurants like Cookstown and Blue Diamond to pamper couples. One can take advantage of Dolphin watching tours in Arambol beach.

Location & Distance - This romantic beach is just over 35 km from Panjim, and it is situated in the North Goa region.

8. Baga Beach


One of the most famous beaches in Goa. This is a perfect place if you want to experience nightlife of Goa. Baga contains the cool nightlife, great clubs like Tito’s, streets opened till 3 in the morning. Take the traditional Candolim, Calangute, Baga stretch. Have food from nearby popular restaurants, collect souvenirs, have a dip in any of the beaches like Candolim and visit Reis Magos Fort and Aguada Fort.

Conclude your night at Titos Lane in Baga beach, the party hub. Brittos is one of the best shacks in Baga Beach, and is perfect for those who want to enjoy a drink in the calmness of the sea breeze.

9. Candolim Beach


Talking about the best beach, visit Candolim beach. The vibes Candolim have, the nearby restaurants, the supermarkets nearby, the street are all superb.

10. Calangute Beach


If you are in Goa and missed a visit to Calangute, then you have missed everything. Calangute is surrounded by coconut trees and palm trees. It is always crowded by both Indian and foreign tourists. Once you go there you will feel like sitting there for hours and not coming back and is one of the places to go in Goa.

Soak in the sun, chill at the shacks with your favourite drink and munchies, take a stroll in the evening across the shoreline or indulge in water sport activities. Yacht partying and sailing is the most unique and exceptional experiences in Goa. Yacht rides are really spacious and relaxing with a remarkable exclusiveness.

Best For - You can have to sunbathe in the calm and cool blue water of Goa and can also experience beautiful views. The best time to visit Goa for honeymoon is in the month of October which becomes a lifetime adventure if you visit this place with your group of friends.

It is a beach where you find beer stalls, souvenir stalls to buy a few gifts for yourself and your friends and some of the best shacks in Goa. It also has clubs to enjoy the nightlife in Goa for bachelors. Now plan your journey to these markets and book your tickets with latest offers and enjoy your journey.

11. Colva Beach


Colva is to Salcete what Calangute is to Bardez and Miramar to Tiswadi. In Goa's age-segregated tourist destinations, a more senior crowd of tourists ends up here. There are mid-range hotels, shopping options, and some local restaurants that offer a flavour of Goa. Water sports and dolphin trips are also available. Another beach close by is Sernabatim.

The Colva beach is very close to Margao, about 8 kilometers away and 40 kilometers from Panjim, so you can take a rickshaw car or a taxi to get to the beach. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Vasco de Gama. Majority of the businesses and the best restaurants in Goa with some awesome, secluded waterfronts are in the south.

South Goa is an exclusive package that one can cater to. Make sure you are talking with the right person, and that you are taking the right places into consideration. South Goa is considered a bit far away from everything (the regular hustle bustle of parties etc) but you can surely enjoy Goa in a different way.

Salcete, the taluka or sub-district along the southern central coast, is rich in beaches. This is part of the white-sand beach stretch rated by an early-1970s UNDP study as potentially one of the ten best beach-stretches in the world. This beach spans around 30 unbroken kilometres, from Sancoale in the north to the Mobor Peninsula in the south.

Varga lies somewhat in the middle of this beach-belt, 5 km eastwards. Hence the city serves as a strategic base station for the many beaches nearby. Some awesome food, best wine and the progression of Goa as a cultural and financial influence can be experienced in this district.

12. Miramar Beach


Visit Old Goa. Cruise through all the architecturally important buildings and churches in Old Goa. Visit Panjim, explore the untouched Portuguese buildings and soak in the culture. Have food from Panjim, and don't miss Goan thali. Head to Miramar beach for a dip or go to Chorao island to explore a small bird sanctuary called Salim Ali bird sanctuary.

13. Majorda Beach


Set amidst coconut plantations and the lush Goan village countryside, these beaches are part of the long stretch that covers Velsao, Arossim, Utorda and Majorda. You run into village Goa here, located on the boundaries of the sub-districts of coastal Mormugao and Salcete. This is where some of the most grand Goan homes are located — in the midst of paddy fields and coconut groves.

Majorda is home to the Majorda Beach Resort. One of the earliest luxury resorts in Goa, it boasts of being situated on a 26-km stretch of soft white sand.

14. Betalbatim Beach


On Betalbatim Beach, Martin's Beach Corner is rated highly for its food and ambience. Official lore has it that the restaurant was originally just a small shop where boys from the locality Would come to play a game of carrom popularity, Mrs. Martin started to serve traditional Goan dishes like sorpatel, Goan sausage bread and pork chilly fry. This grew to four tables and is now a full-fledged restaurant.

15. Mobor Beach


This beach is part of the south Salcete coast, now home to many upmarket hotel complexes, though moderate options are also available. This is part of the Catholic heartland of Goa, and the churches stand impressively in the midst of coconut palms. The River Sal passes near Cavelossim and Mobor, and creates some scenic views where it meets the Arabian Sea.

16. Betul Beach


Going through Betul take the very scent coastal road for Canaguinimt close to Cabo da Rama Fort (a bit further off-track). It's a beautiful drive between the hills and the sea and you end up in Agonda. Further south will take you to Palolem and the other beaches of Canacona. Around Betul the very plush Leela Palace Resort stands in contrast to the simple fishing village where migrant workmen from other states come to earn a living aboard mechanised trawlers. This is rural Goa without pretences.

17. Agonda Beach


Agonda is a beach further south that is known for its low-scale tourism. At one end of the beach (Valvaddo) the ruins of an abandoned hotel project are being slowly reclaimed by the forest. Towering in the background is a green hill, and the black rocks on the quiet beach make it a good place for swimming or fishing. The beach is 2 km south of the village.

Try out the handful of local Goan-run restaurants. Dolphin trips can be arranged from here as well. Tourists have renamed a local area the 'Butterfly Beach' which can be accessed by boat.

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It’s the running monsoon season, and plenty of honeymoon vacation planners are offering exotic deals on Goa honeymoon packages. You should think about booking your space as soon as possible if you have just recently got married or getting married in a few days.

All you have to do is research well on which honeymoon tour planner will provide you the best honeymoon experience in Goa. Cross check the reviews of the company you think you should go for a honeymoon.
Kalyan Panja