Morjim is located in Pernem, North Goa and is famous for its pristine beaches. It is also the home to olive ridley sea turtles, which are now an endangered species. Morjim is bestowed with a green environment and elegant vistas. Several thousand tourists visit this small beach village every year. In fact, many Russians have made it their second home and you can see them on the beaches quite frequently. It is no wonder that the place is also referred as “Little Russia.” Dabolim Airport in Goa is the nearest airport to Morjim. There are plentiful activities that you can indulge in while you are visiting Morjim but here are some of the best things to do:
1. Enjoy a houseboat cruise in Goa
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If you are looking for an opportunity to explore the exotic beauty of Goa’s neighborhoods, then you must book a houseboat cruise to do so. You can make your vacation a memorable one with this splendid experience on the beautiful backwaters of the Chapora River. You can take either enchanting night stays or opt for day trips.
There are traditional Kerala style houseboats for embarking on your cruise and as you sail through, enjoy watching the farming on the banks of the river and fishermen busy with their nets amid the sweet humming of birds. Spotting dolphins or spending some time to try your luck at fishing can be other exciting activities during your trip. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset as you sail past a fort, which was constructed during the sixteenth century.
If you feel that a day trip is too short to explore the region, you can stay overnight in the houseboat itself while the chef cooks some exotic seafood for you and your dear ones. You can choose from two packages for this particular trip.
Goan House Boat - John's Boat Tours
Website: Goan House Boat
2. Visit Arjuna Beach, "the Mother of all Beaches"
Enjoy an enchanting beach nestled along the Arabian Sea with picturesque views of hills in the backdrop. If you love beaches, Arjuna Beach is a paradise for you. The beach is located only 8 km (4.97 mi) away from Mapusa. It is blessed with a unique deposit of red laterite rocks. The beach is known for its exquisite scenery and is regarded as one of the most popular beaches in India.
The unusual rock deposits on the white sand give the beach quite a distinguished look. The beach has all the attractions tourists look out for as it offers a wide array of activities. Arjuna Beach is a good choice for nature lovers. Party animals will be happy to hear about the Christmas and New Year parties on nights with full moons. Visitors love to rejuvenate themselves here in an exciting atmosphere, especially when the full moon casts its magical spell on the soft sea waves.
Address: Goa 403519, India
3. Stay at Morjim Hermitage Beach Resort, Goa
Are you looking for a relaxed stay at Morjim? The Morjim Hermitage Resort is a great option for enjoying a fun-filled vacation with your family or friends. When you wake up in the morning, marvel at the soft sound of the waves as they crash on Morjim Beach. The resort offers wooden cottages located in close proximity to the beach. These cottages represent sheer luxury and are deluxe huts with all the comforts one looks out for.
The resort also offers furnished air-conditioned villas that accommodate a maximum of four guests in each villa. Before beginning your day, enjoy a delicious breakfast to get thoroughly energized. The cottages in the resort have an individual balcony, refrigerator, AC, private vehicle parking space, in-house gourmet restaurant and bar, round the clock hot and cold water, safe, security, and western-style bathrooms. These cottages have all the amenities so that you can enjoy your vacation without any hiccup.
Morjim Hermitage Beach Resort
Address: Beach Street, Temb Vaddo, Morjim, Goa 403512, India
Website: Morjim Hermitage Beach Resort
4. You just cannot miss a trip to Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort is situated in North Goa and just 10 km (6.2 mi) away from Mapusa. The fort is also a stone’s throw away from Vagator Beach. The other name of the fort is Shahpura, which means “Town of Shah.” It was originally designed as a watch post in the 17th century. When the Portuguese ruled Goa, this fort underwent reconstruction and included many underground tunnels for escapes if a siege occurred.
The fort is a hot tourist attraction in Goa since it overlooks Vagator Beach. You can get a great view of beaches like the mouth of the Chapora River, Morjim Beach, Ozran Beach, and Vagator Beach from the fort. Visitors can reach the fort by road from Mapusa.
Address: Chapora Fort Rd, Chapora, Goa 403509, India
5. A visit to Vagator Beach is a must
This beach is regarded as one of Goa’s most charming beaches. Vagator Beach is situated north of the Arjuna Beach resort and 10 km (6.2 mi) away from the Mapusa Resort. It also is close to the Chapora Fort and a river with the same name that flows into the Indian Ocean.
The beach has enjoyed popularity with foreign visitors who love spending their vacations here. The neighboring village has a cozy appearance with pretty guest houses and apartments. There are many hotels in Vagator to cater to the varying pockets of travelers. The peace and tranquility of the place will rejuvenate you for sure, as all kinds of noises stop after the sun sets. It is the perfect place to holiday for tourists coming from different age-groups. Not only families with kids and elderly couples, but also for young people in love and newlyweds. The best time to visit here is during the winter. The climate is good from November to March.
Address: Vagator Beach, Goa 403519 India
6. Enjoy kitesurfing in Goa
Tourists who freak out for adventure are always on the lookout for new sports to try. If you are one of them, you will love indulging in kitesurfing in Goa. The sport itself is not new, but it is becoming quite popular on Goa’s beaches at the moment. Kite surfing is a sport practiced on the surface of the water, with other exciting aspects of gymnastics, skateboarding, paragliding, windsurfing, wake boarding, surfing, and snowboarding. However, the sport needs special skills and should be only performed under the guidance of skilled kitesurfers. The kitesurfer holds a large power kite, which is used to harness the wind’s power.
Kitesurfing in Morjim Beach - Kitesurf Atlas
7. Visit Mandrem Beach
This beach in Goa is located near Arambol Beach and Ashwin Beach. If you love peace and quiet, you will fall in love with this isolated beach. It is located in Goa’s northernmost district. The beach is so quiet that you can even catch glimpses of White-bellied Sea Eagles. If you are lucky, you can also find the almost extinct olive ridley marin turtles here. When you are famished, indulge yourself with delicious fresh bread, prawns, tandoori chicken, and other lip-smacking dishes.
If you are fond of shopping, you can visit the nearby market area called Madlamaz-Mandrem where you can purchase good food and drinks. Scooters are easily available and you can hire them to reach the market.
Address: Mandrem, Goa 403519, India
More to see in Morjim
If you want to explore the charm of the landscapes, indulge in shopping sprees, seafood delicacies, nightlife parties, luxury accommodation properties, Morjim, Goa is the perfect place for you and your loved ones, irrespective of what age group you fall into.
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