Stay a while longer than anticipated at Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach in South Goa is one of the region’s lesser known gems although its popularity has grown in recent years. The crescent shaped golden sand beach offers a perfect escape as a place of relaxation where sunbathing, swimming, water activities or browsing the markets are the activity of choice.

At dusk the pace quickens and the number of bars and restaurants lining the beach offers casual alfresco ambiance and lively music. Located an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Karwar in Karnataka and about 40 minutes from Margao (main city in South Goa), Palolem has a way of drawing you in and making you return again and again.

Photography credit: Nicocrisafulli