Colomb Bay is situated between South Goa’s Palolem and Patnem beach, and it’s setting is situated overlooking the Arabian Sea. consisting of a through road leading down to the coast, there are various restaurants and small shops dotted along the road leading down and round into Patnem Beach.
If you’re looking for places to eat out a couple of great places to head for are the Boom Shankar bar and restaurant and Suraj’s restaurant. These restaurants both have excellent views with an idyllic outlook for lunch and a few cold ones overlooking the bay.
The cocktails at the Boom Shankar through happy hour are from 150 rupees (£1.50) and the food there is excellent. With many choices from Goan to western menu’s, there is enough choice for even the most discerning pallet. Their strawberry Daiquiri’s made with fresh strawberries and ice are the best we have come across.
We were lucky enough in November 2015 to be in Colomb Bay around the time of the Diwali. The festival of lights run for six days in Goa and is an important Hindu festival. It celebrates Lord Krishna who legend has it killed the demon Narakasura. The local kids and collect money for their party to celebrate Diwali. They build a demon that is set alight, along with fire crackers and fireworks in the evening.
There are plenty of accommodation options in Colomb Bay and surrounding area’s, from a budget £3 a night for a room based in a locals house, to beach shacks from £3-8 a night depending on time of season. If you’re planning on staying for the season, £120 -150 should be enough to rent a small house/flat. For further information on long term living in Goa, follow this link HERE
A great option when you arrive is Castle House Hotel, which is based just between Palolem and Patnem and for around £18 a night, is a great location to get a feel for the area, and also has a pool and bar/restaurant.. They can organise Taxi’s for your arrival at Dabolim airport in Goa and you can email them direct or visit their website to book. http://castlehouse.in/