Agonda beach in South Goa is located around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dabolim airport, and a 15 minute drive from Palolem. If you’re after a relaxing and peaceful get away, then Agonda will tick most boxes.
The road into Agonda Beach brings you to a T-junction, and your first glimpse will be of St Annes church which is based on the main road that runs through the resort parallel to the beach, and where the majority of accommodation is based either side of.
An ATM machine is located just opposite the church, and it’s here that you will also find the normal array of gift shops and restaurants catering for all tastes. You can also find tuk tuks and taxi’s around this location if heading off to explore the surrounding area.
Taking a right at the junction will take you through the main drag where accommodation options are based either beach-side or directly on the road and many options and budgets are catered for, including different food outlets catering for most needs.
Our stay included a stopover at Madhu beach huts and restaurant, situated directly on the beach. We was looked after during our stay by the owner Shaker and his staff. Highlights included service being delivered straight to our door from the attached restaurant. We couldn’t fault this place, and being at the higher end for a beach hut at £18 a night, could easily have stayed longer than the 10 amazing days we spent here. The huts have recently been updated, and are by far the best choice of anything on offer.
Agonda at night is very relaxed, and not a destination for the party crowd. It’s home to a Ridley turtle nesting site where these endangered animals lay their eggs on the beach. A night watch guard them especially when they’re nesting, so noise levels are kept at a minimum . There are plenty of bars on the beach that have music and acoustic guitarists. This will be low key and chilled due to restrictions in place.
Places to visit
Travel links to destinations are Palolem (15 minutes) about 150 rupees, Patnem (20 minutes) and Chaudi the local town (30 minutes) by taxi costs around 250 rupees.
A day trip to Cabo de Rama Fort is around a 30 minutes drive. Either go by by taxi, tuk tuk, or a rented scooter. It’s well worth a visit, be it only for the views. Here’s a post on Cabo de Rama fort . You could double this up with a visit to Cola Beach with it’s lagoon and stunning setting and is also worth a day trip. It’s an awesome place to unwind and relax at the beach-side restaurant located there.
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