Morjim Beach

Morjim beach known as the nesting place of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle which is an endangered species has brought many tourist to this area, also known as the second home of the Russians who have infamously taken over this beach and made it their own. Morjim is located to the South of Ashwem and is the southernmost beach in the Pernem sub district of North Goa.

Attractions in Morjim

The Sea Turtles

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtles are an endangered species of turtles that nest on the shores of this beach making it a protected site by the Wildlife Protection Act. This has brought many tourists and locals to this site to see the turtles and the little nests of eggs lying on the beach.

Clubs and Beach Parties

The beach, once known for being quiet and peaceful isn’t the same. Now, Russians arriving here have taken over this tiny part of Goa giving it a new nickname “Little Russia”. Morjim is now known for it thriving nightlife, filled with tiny shacks and always having Beach Parties.

Morjim, Tips and Secrets

Morjim, Goa – How to get there

Morjim is a coastal village on the Northern bank of the Chapora River, situated in the Pernem sub district of North Goa, Morjim is now called ‘Little Russia’ due to the large groups of Russians that reside here.

If you are in Mapusa, keep following the road and heading North after you pass St. Xavier’s College, stick to the left hand side of the road and at every major junction keep turning left. About 5 – 8 kms away from Mapusa you should land in Morjim.

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Dabolim Airport, Mormugao

Panaji

Margao Railway Station

Tivim Railway Station

Suggested Plans for a Day in Morjim

What you do in Morjim depends on the time of year you end up here. Begin your day by watching the turtles nesting on the beach heading out really slowly into the water. This sight fascinates a few, if you aren’t one of the few you can spend your morning going for a walk on the beach but remember that the North of the beach has been blocked off because of the turtle nesting.

You could try scouting out for a stop for lunch and after finding the perfect place get a bite to eat. Next you could spend the evening on the beach watching the waves or waiting for the sun to set, it is really a beautiful sight. After that it would be time to scout out a dinner joint and get a quick dinner then get together with your friends and head to a nightclub. Morjim has quite a few of those.

Activity

Venue

Morning

Sightseeing

Chapora Fort

Hangout

S2 Beach Shack

Afternoon

Lunch

Jardin d’Ulysse

Dessert

Marbela Beach

Evening

Spa

Hangout

Morjim Beach

Night

Dinner

Dream Cuisine – Hawa Pawa

Party

Club Fresh

Suggested Plans for a Weekend in Morjim

Activity

Venue

Cost

Day 1

Hangout

Party

Day 2

Sightseeing

Activity

Dinner

Party

Day 3

Hangout

Lunch

Shopping

Hotels in Morjim

There aren’t many hotels in Morjim but the few make up for the absence of the others. Finding a place to stay isn’t a problem here as every second house offers guest rooms. Furthermore there are many beach huts and beach cottages that are lent out to people looking for decent lodgings.

Hotel

Rating

Distance from Beach

Contact

Marbela Home

15 min

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Pirache Village-Eco Resort

2 mins

Marbela Beach Resort

1 min

Restaurants in Morjim

There aren’t too many Restaurants in Morjim as the area is rather remote. The few that are there compensate by serving a wide array of dishes along with multiple cuisines. They are scattered all over the place but finding them shouldn’t be a problem.

Restaurant

Type

Pricing

Contact

Jardin d’Ulysse

French, Indian, Italian, Tibetan

+91 982 258 1928

Sporting Heroes Rocks

American, Indian, Continental, International

Rs 450

+91 982 210 6135

Hakuna Matata Restaurant

Italian, Japanese, Russian, Tibetan

Rs 1200

+91 968 935 2826

Cafes and Beach Shacks in Morjim

Morjim is a remote beach so there aren’t many Restaurants and Cafes but there are quite a few beach shacks and they offer food and a chance to hang out. Sadly most of them are rustic and old fashioned so they aren’t always promoted or advertised, finding them may be a bit of a problem. Strolling around you should walk into one or two so its not that bad.

Beach Shacks

Type

Pricing

Contact

S2 Beach Shack

Clubs and Bar in Morjim

To put an end to a day in Morjim hit a nightclub or have a meal with your loved one(s) at a romantic restaurant. Clubs like Fresh Nightclub that recently opened about 3 years ago

let you dance to good music to put an end to your day. There are a few bars around too. The best months to visit Goa would be December to February.

Venue

Type

Entry Fee

Contact

Club Fresh

Bar / Lounge

+91 961 923 3116

Marbela Beach

Bar