Majorda Beach : The starting point of the main stretch of Southern Beaches of Goa, location of the most exclusive beach resort hotels in Goa and India tourism.
Located in Salcete, Majorda is one of the smaller developed beaches of Goa, albeit the whole area possesses a lot of character, with small fishing villages scattered around palm groves. This South Goa beach area is the site of three spacious deluxe Goa hotel resorts, quite popular with those on a Goa holiday package tour. To its north are two other small beaches; Arossim, which is its deserted northern end, and Utorda, ten minutes walk further north. The resorts, along with the lack of any typically cheap Goa accommodation makes the area relatively exclusive. For more action you could hop onto one of the most loved beaches of Goa, Colva, 5 km south.
The villages in the area are relatively prosperous, partly because many families have men working in the Gulf, and many traditional mansions of wealthy families stand out.
Majorda is also the village where the Jesuits, fond as they were of the good things of life, discovered the best Goa toddy (traditional beer made from the coconut palm sap), which they used to leaven the bread. Thus the Majordians were the first to be trained in the art of baking European breads, and are still the best bakers of Goa or India.
The Kenilworth Beach Resort offers a water sports center managed by professionals which is open to non-residents too.
Apart from the excellent restaurants at the resorts, there're a few clusters of beach shacks close to the resorts offering good choice from the cuisine of Goa, India and Europe. Betalbatim has a few good restaurants and beach bars. Interestingly designed as a pirate ship, Treasures is a popular casino cum disco at Majorda Beach Resort Goa. It's also the only disco in Goa or India from where you can send an Email.
MAJORDA BEACH, GOA. ACCOMMODATION
Kenilworth Beach Resort, Goa at Utorda is one of the better luxury Goa resorts. Heritage Village Club (earlier Sita), at Arossim and Majorda Beach Resort on the main beach are excellent deluxe Goa hotel resorts. All feature large pools and lush gardens. Nanu Resorts at Betalbatim is a good value partly timeshare Goa hotel.
* Chandor, Rachol and Loutolim
* Temples at Ponda
* Panaji (Panjim)
* Old Goa
* Savoi Spice Plantation
* Other southern beaches of Goa
* Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
* Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary