Morjim offers everything the traveler requires for a comfortable stay. A wide range of accommodation, from rustic beach huts to private apartments, means there’s something to suit every budget. There are shops to cover every need, and the many beachfront restaurants serving Indian and international cuisine cater to every taste. There are many transport links nearby, with direct transfers from Goa’s international airport making arriving from overseas hassle-free, and bus & train links providing easy onward travel around India.
If you can drag yourself away, there’s plenty more to explore in the area. There are a number of other beaches nearby, each with its own unique character where the world is your oyster with an array of entertainment, including jetskis-for-hire, excellent souvenir shopping, evening markets and popular nightclubs. Seafood is the local specialty – you can choose your own fish, fresh from the boat, and have it grilled right in front of you or cooked in a traditional Goan coconut-and-cashew sauce.Away from the glorious beaches, Goa’s architectural attractions include the ruins of the Portuguese capital of Old Goa, where you can find the mummified remains of the 16th century missionary St Francis Xavier, the colonial mansions around Margao, and the forts at Rachol and Cabo De Rama where, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama and his wife Sita stayed for some time. Shopaholics will love Anjuna’s colorful flea market, while the Arpora Night Market and Chaudi’s weekend food market are experiences that no-one should miss, and nature-lovers can visit the Wildlife Sanctuaries at Cotigao and Netravali.
The friendly hospitality of the Goan locals is world-renowned. Smiling faces greet you with a warm hello as you walk along the quiet lanes that lead away from the beach – everyone is happy to stop for a chat and pose for a photo, you could soon find yourself being invited to dinner with the family!