Arossim Beach in Goa
This quiet and beautiful beach is a must visit in Goa and it is also among the peaceful beaches in India. You have to try the prawns and fish in the restaurants near this beach, which are extremely good. This beach with its wide stretch of sun-bleached soft sands provides with enchanting little sounds of nature through the warm breeze from the coconut trees. These trees serve as shady places for those who come for picnics and there are also some shacks here offering delicious snacks and drinks. This beach is among the very few non-spoilt beaches and you can move around using the various motor rickshaws which run alongside the coast.
Highlights of the Beach
Even though there are no water sport activities here, you can have an enjoyable time just by strolling along the beach as well as playing in the waves. There are plenty of shacks providing good food and beverages which cost you some money but the sun loungers or beds are free for you to use. The great part is you can relax at this beach for hours together and also enjoy the sunset and sea breeze.
The sea is jerky and it is not calm enough for snorkeling, yet it is amazing for getting yourself cool and for splashing around. A good thing is that you can spend quality time here and also avoid the large crowd because of the vastness of the beach! During Christmas and New Year seasons, this beach is very busy and crowded with different nationalities of tourists in massive numbers.
Like all other beaches on the beautiful, marvelous and endless Indian Ocean coastline in South Goa, this beach also contains glittery white sand, dense green palm trees as well as multicolored fishing boats that look like they are dancing in the waves of the ocean slowly. The landscape looks lonely and hidden in the silhouette of the mighty trees and has only a few shops and houses. This beach is opened daily and it is safe for you to swim here only during the non-monsoon months and that too only from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
This beach is situated between Utorda Beach and Bogmalo Beach and it is a lengthy continuous stretch f water ending 25km from the Sal River. This beach is among the most scenic and picturesque spots with its spotless blue water, golden sand, palm trees, and the various wooden boats dispersed all over the shore. Though there are not much water sports here, some activities like jet skiing and parasailing exist from mid-October to mid-April.
Location and DistanceIt is very difficult to differentiate between Arossim Beach and the neighboring Cansaulim and Cuelim beach resorts that are actually a natural extension of the Arossim beach to the north. All the three beaches are a part of the Cansaulim Village territory situated in the Salcette Taluk of the Salcette region within South Goa.
Towards the south of the Arossim beach, you can see two worldwide renowned beaches, Majorda and Utorda, which stretch along the coastline of the sea. Arossim Beach is located at a distance of about 12km from the major city of this region, Margao, and at a distance of about 16 km to Dabolim International Airport.
Famous Restaurants near the Beach
Star Fish Shack Star Fish Shack is a restaurant situated at the exact center of the Arossim beach providing good food. This shack has friendly staff and the food here is well worth the prices. You must try the crab, red snapper - grilled with curry and the Great Banyan white wine, which are great. There are excellent fresh salads available here with light garnishing.
Aaron's ShackThis shack is good and similar to the other shacks and the food here is wonderful and freshly made and reasonably priced. The specialties are mushrooms, prawns, cauliflower, spicy grilled potatoes and a Vegetarian grilled platter which are really wonderful. The best thing about the shack is it becomes delightful during the night and the chairs are placed outside, just close to the dancing waves.
Hotels near Arossim Beach
Arossim Beach Resort Arossim Beach Resort is a resort that will suit perfectly the tourists trying to get away from the overcrowded and noisy cities and the frantic routine everyday life in order to spend their vacation blissfully. You can lie on the shore of beach beneath soothing sunbeams; enjoy water sports activities and a swim in the warm waters.
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and SpaPark Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a luxury five-star resort to the south from Arossim Beach resort, with India’s biggest swimming pool as well as fitness centers and a huge Spa located. For the enjoyment of your kids, a fantastic Hyatt Children's Camp is present here.
Heritage Village ClubHeritage Village Club is located close to Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, and towards the north direction of the Arossim resort, near the Cansaulim Village. The prices during holidays in this resort are average when compared to the general South Goa price criteria and it also depend on the accommodation type you choose.
The Heritage Village Club is just a mild 400m walk from the beach. Mats, Parasols and Beach towels can be booked from here for use in the beach and also sun beds. It is expected of you to buy beverages when you take the sun beds for use. This is an excellent hotel with over 100 rooms and plenty of staff (Staff to guests ration) which means extremely satisfying customer service. If you choose to stay in this hotel, the facilities available will make it exceed all expectations.
Holiday Beach ResortThe Holiday Beach Resort is a famous 3Star resort close to Park Hyatt resort and overlooks the splendid Arabian Sea. The resort has about 30 rooms and facilities such as a spa in the center nearby. The restaurant here offers luscious delicacies and the open hours are between 7.30am and 11pm. There is a travel counter here that organizes city tours and also assists you in your extra travel plans. A pleasant swim in the cool swimming pool would be truly rejuvenating for the visitors and free parking is also available within the resort.
In the main village and near the beach, there are also other different comfortable choices for accommodation where you can stop by, such as villas and guest-houses.