Going to Palolem Beach!!!! I was really very happy looking the smiling face and hearty gestures of my closed ones who were about to go Palolem Beach situated in South Goa. Palolem Beach is one the most familiar beach spot located in South Goa. When the topic comes of Palolem Beach the talk show so hyped but it does stand true in all way. Palolem Beach is also known as ‘Paradise Beach’ as recently it’s getting a hot and becoming in demand place for all tourists and local people who likes to hang out on weekends. Palolem is the beach that you were waiting for – the plus point of this place is that it’s very lively place.
Location: South Goa
Landing on the Palolem Beach becomes a very easy task as compare to other beaches as it’s so popular among all tourists. Get ready to rock and roll on the beach and let’s not put any end of your excitement and fun that you kept up till now. Looking to the scenic beauty of Palolem beach you may get enthralled that but obvious and natural. Palolem beach can be said as one of Goa’s most idyllic beaches. For some couple of minutes you may lose your senses by the splendid beauty of Palolem beach. It’s the most picturesque beach with crescent shaped and white sand which does not entails to be hot in summer season. The crashing and gobbling blue water on the white sand along with secluded coconut trees make it’s a perfect snap to mesmerize even later. Palolem Beach too is surrounded by dominated by small hills and rocky crags. By this time all your body pain and will start healing into the calm and cool water splash.
Palolem Beach stretches about a mile long but does not provide seclusion on weekends, the better option to uncoil and chill out is in weekdays. The beach remains too busy in pick season from October to April making the atmosphere so lively.
Arabian Sea lies in the west of Goa so the temperature of goa is always moderate throughout the year except monsoon season. You won’t complain much about the temperature of goa. Yup, but that’s true the muggy climate in summer season is not favorable for tourists.
As the Palolem beach is so famous in the entire goa so the tourists are always found loitering around here & there. There is a big market that plays an important role to décor the beach. Here also you’lsl find all necessity things and good places to chill out in night. The standard of the market has risen from recent years and that too because of foreigner’s choice, style and fashion running in vogue. So an ad hoc or window shopping for yourself and dear ones will be a good idea. Get the best outfits in a reasonable rate which suits for beach ware, club wear or just wearing casually for your wardrobe. Yes, let me tell you one thing tourist shouldn’t expect branded apparels in the market!
The cuisine of the bars & restaurants is just mmmuuuaahhhh….!!!! But please don’t end up with your fragile fingers. There is no part to worry about in Palolem Beach in matter of filling up your stomach. There are tens of restaurants open till late night will sure prove best to put an end to you hunger. Just imagine gulping the delicious cuisine with a candle light, light music and the hefty sound of crashing waves of the sea makes it purely a memorable that will lasts for long in your heart. Well, tourists coming from any part of the world won’t face any trouble in goa as it’s highly influenced and ranked for attracting tourist. But you surely are going to mesmerize the taste of lovely food that entrenches the starving of your stomach. Today the beach has some seaside shacks that offer local seafood and snacks, small souvenirs and other stuff like beachwear, curios etc.
Once you land on Palolem Beach there are very less probability that you may feel/wish to walk out in search of some other good beach. The Palolem beach offers accommodation for tourists in beautiful, exquisite beach huts, which have all modern amenities. Tourists either teen, youngster, or of an old age undoubtedly will love to stay on such a splendid and beautiful beach that is waiting for your hugs in form of swim, dive or playing with blue water. The calm and cool fresh air breeze will let your mind and brain sound to enter into peace and tranquility. This is the best place for all those coming with friends or partners. As goa is world renowned for its beautiful beaches so it can be said as perfect spot for romantic and wild things.
Coming to the bottom line, landing on the beach will won’t let down your feelings and no kind of compromise that you need to do with yourself. Just take a deep fresh breathe with a coconut water glass in other hand and ease out yourself from all sort of worries and tensions.Palolem beach stretches between two magnificent headlands and the beach is lined with towering coconut palms.
Every season bamboo-hut resorts and restaurants are erected along the beach allowing tourists to stay right on the sand, only a few meters away from a swim in the Arabian Sea.
The beach huts range from very basic to somewhat luxurious, with en suite huts becoming more common every year. Palolem provides beautiful accommodation for all types of traveler with prices varying throughout the season; Christmas and New Year being the peak. Backpackers should have no problem finding somewhere to stay by just turning up and looking around, but if you are looking for something more exclusive it may be better to try and book in advance especially during December and January.
Palolem is also ideal for young families as the atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and safe. Restaurants in Palolem are varied and due to the amount of tourists, generally of a very high standard.
You can get anything from local Indian delights to authentic Italian pizza and pasta, and an added bonus is that alcohol is completely legal and very accessible. (Alcohol is illegal in some Indian states). The locally produced Kingfisher beer is a favorite amongst all visitors.
When to visit Palolem beach and South Goa, Month by Month.
The beach hut resorts in Palolem Beach Goa India are seasonal. In other words they do not open for business all year round. This is because of the fact that the area is subject to yearly monsoon rains which mean that the beach huts need to be taken down for a few months a year. The hotels and guesthouses that are not on the beach remain open all year round however, as do the restaurants on the main road.
The Palolem season usually begins around the end of October and lasts until the end of May.
October and November are relatively quiet months and if you visit Palolem then you will find that a lot of the beach hut resorts are still in construction phase. The resorts need to acquire building permission every year, so they often open on different dates, and rarely all at once.
Early December is also quite quiet but everything picks up during the run up to New Year. Christmas and New Year are the busiest times on Palolem beach. If you want to stay in a beach hut in Palolem over Christmas or New Year you need to make your reservation very early on, and you must expect to have to pay a lot more for your room or hut during this time.
Mid January sees the beach quieting down again with prices dropping significantly after the festive season. This is a great time to come to Palolem if you are looking to relax and enjoy quiet walks and swims in the sea. The weather is great too as it is warm and sultry during the day – perfect for laying on the beach, and then it gets colder at night, which means you can sleep well and enjoy covering up in the evenings.
February is another very popular month for people visiting Palolem and it is recommended to book your hut in advance, but it is still not as busy as during New Year.
March is quieter again and the weather starts warming up. Easter often falls in March and if you are planning to book a hut in Palolem over the Easter holidays, it is best to do so in advance.
April brings a lot warmer weather with it, with the heat remaining well into the night but this has its benefits as the prices of the huts get cheaper and it gets easier to book a hut, and it is also the mango season so you can enjoy this sweet juicy fruit whilst relaxing on the beach.
By May, the resorts start packing up and less and less tourists brave the hot and damp weather. The rains are on the way, ready to give the beach a rest!
In June the monsoon starts again, most of the beach hut resorts are closed but you can still find some accommodation on Palolem main road.
July, August and September are very rainy months, but this does not stop some travelers from visiting the area.
Arrange your visit to Palolem and South Goa according to your preferences and budget.
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