Just 7 kms
from the capital of Goa, lies a nice, quiet beach. Though not bustling with tourist
activities, the place still captures all the natural beauty of Goa in an almost
unexplored environment. So, if for your next vacation in Goa, you are searching for a change, you can definitely
add Bambolim beach to your ‘places to
visit in Goa’ list.
One of the
calmer beaches in North Goa, Bambolim
is a great place for a lazy beach picnic when on vacation. Unlike the crowded
scenes at the other more popular beaches
in Goa, this beach gives you a secluded, warm and cozy environment. A
perfect place to catch up with family and friends and indulge in leisure
activities, rather than parties and shopping spree. However, the beach is not
completely devoid of those experiences as well, and one can definitely find a
local market and party scene. A favorite place for the students here, as it lies
between the University of Goa, as
well as the only allopathic medical college in Goa, the Goa Medical College.
The beach is
located in Bambolim town, approximately 7 kms from Panaji. Though the beach is
well-connected by road, there is no direct bus service to the beach. One can
reach the beach by hiring local taxi services.
The Kadamba bus terminal, located in Panaji, is the nearest bus station to Bambolim beach.
The Vasco Da Gama railway station is located 22 kms away from the beach.
The Vasco Da Gama international airport is approximately 30 kms away from
Things to do:
Get hold of the person with the
camera, grab your vacation dresses and head out for a great photography
session. With the serene beach in the backdrop and not much crowd, you can have
the best photography sessions amidst the calm waves and majestic sunset.
The Bambolim beach is full of beautiful shells and one can spend great
leisure time just by walking on the beach and collecting different kinds of
shells. The beach is particularly known for Oyster shells.
A boat-ride at Bambolim beach can be mesmerizing, to say the least.
The beach is a favorite amongst fishermen due to the lack of tourism
activities, as well as the flat sandy beach. It is definitely a treat to watch
them fishing. In fact, if you feel you are up for fishing, you too can spend
your time relaxing, as you wait for your next catch.
The beach has a considerable
demand for water sports, especially sailing, surfing and scuba diving, due to
its reclaimed natural beauty. If you are willing to travel, a four-hour long
journey in a speed boat, you can also visit the world-class dive site at Angria
Bank, which is located 120 miles away.
Hotels and Restaurants:
Less in numbers, best in taste –
this can literally be the motto of Bambolim
beach. Not many shacks on the beach, not many eateries or hotels around and
still, the few places which are there, provide the best hospitality and cuisines of Goa for one to enjoy!
Just as you enter the beach, you
can see Cecilia’s Shack right at the entrance. With very few visitors, the
shack doesn’t feel too over-whelming and one can wilt away the day with chilled
beer and great music. The food here is simply amazing and one should definitely
try out the fresh fish and shrimps here.
Sand and Sea Family Bar & Restaurant
If you plan to go there because it
is easy on your wallet, let us warn you that you will end up spending just as
much, because you will definitely order twice! The traditional village style
Goan fish curry and rice takes you back in time to the original Goan era. The
restaurant can be a bit busy, both because it is the only restaurant for quite
some distance, as well as it serves great food and drinks.
Located right next to the
Bambolim beach, The Grand Hyatt has become one of the biggest reasons for
people to have discovered this beach. One can stay at the sea-front rooms
offered by the hotel and go for early morning runs on the beach. Regarding the
hospitality, the name itself is enough.
If you plan to visit Goa with a completely sure
agenda of laying around the whole day and just basking in the sun, then
Bambolim beach is tailor-made for you. Though now it is gaining popularity
amongst tourists, due to the development in the town, it still has the least
crowd compared to the other beaches in Goa. Especially beaches like Baga beach, Anjuna beach, Calangute beach
and others can never give you the experience which you can receive at Bambolim.
If you plan to include Bambolim in your next visit to Goa, just connect with us and we will make sure your vacation