Searching for a place to just relax, unload your burdens and unwind? Then cavelosim is the place you need to be. Cavelossim has an enchanting 2 kms stretch of sand. It is also equipped with a golf course, luxury resorts and excellent seafood restaurants. Cavelossim is located 17 kms from Margao City, where you can arrive by train or buses and hire a car to take you to this beautiful village. It is also located 50 kms away from the capital Panjim City. The Assolna – Cavelossim Bridge is ready, so you will get a chance to witness a serene drive over the Sal River which is quite a view.
For history buffs, here is some history about Cavelossim you can indulge in. Cavelossim and neighboring villages from ancient times are inhabited by fishermen. Today the town of Cavelossim is a luxury resort, a remarkable and famous primarily for its luxurious hotels and villas, built in the best traditions of Portuguese architecture.
Before the Portuguese expansion started the modern fishing village of Cavelossim was the abode of Shantadurga – the very powerful Hindu goddess, which is the embodiment of Parvati, Shiva’s wife. According to legends and believes, Shantadurga was able to take different forms and shapes. The town lost the statue of its protectress during the Portuguese regime, when it was moved to the Sri Shantadurga Temple located in the Kavli (Kawlem), Ponda Taluka (municipal council)
In 1793 the Catholic Church of Holy Cross was built in Cavelossim. This cathedral even nowadays continues to adore the Central Square of the town. The temple impresses with its elegant facade, design simplicity, purity of forms of the Altar and domes. The Church of Holy Cross is a real classical example of Portuguese architecture, which perfectly combines the fascinating blend of different styles of church construction activity.
Filled with soft white sands and dotted with black lava rocks, Cavelossim beach is where couples and families can head to for a quieter experience. The golden honeyed sun, silver waves, fine gran sand scattered with tiny shell for the picking. This beach is the ideal tourist destination for a relaxing vacation and to enjoy the serenity of nature. It lies between the Arabian sea and the Sal river, giving a kaleidoscopic view of the Sal river, paddy fields and soft sandy beach. The tourist can enjoy sunbathing on the beach and get your tan on. If one is lucky, one can even spot dolphins in the waters surrounding Cavelossim. One of the main tourist attraction in Cavelossim are the dolphin watching tours and even if one does not manage to spot dolphins, the ride itself is very enjoyable. Besides, the beach is sprinkled with tiny little shops that offer attractive shopping opportunities. Shopping in Cavelossim includes a wide array of Indian crafts and gift items you can pick from. Go ahead and buy yourself swimwear and enjoy the cool waves splashing against you.
Do not worry about your stay. The Leela Hotel(5 Star), located 40 kms away from Goa Airport, is your perfect getaway destination. Or you can stay at the Radisson Blu beach resort with its accommodating staff and good service and free Wi-Fi. You can enjoy all the peace and quiet it offers you. If Leela Hotel and Radisson Blu are too pricey for your taste, there are other small accommodating hotels, holiday homes and guest houses located in the area. There are innumerable shacks dotting the beach where you can take your meals. Like riverside restaurants, a very quiet, riverside spot, with live music playing twice a week and the hill dene, a lovely garden restaurant with lip-smacking food. The get down gives you perfect service and entertainment. The tandoori dishes are to die for, where presentation could not be bettered. The music is played at an ideal volume, never getting intrusive with a perfect dance floor. Yet another suggestion could be the silver waves beach shack that has everything you need for paradise- cold drinks, great food, sunbeds, surfboards, bikes, etc. the sunsets are stunning and magical as you sip on one of the silver waves special cocktails. They even conduct a silver waves beach party, with fire dances, bonfire, huge firework display and dancing, all till the early hours. Carrying on with this party mood, another place south goa has to offer to Cavelossim beach is Tito’s club at Radisson Blu beach resort. Spread over 5000 sq. ft. area and accommodating around 500 party goers, club Tito’s offers wide range of cocktails, international beverage brands, delicious food in an exquisite and luxurious ambience. They have their weekly nights packed with themes like ‘divas invite’- ladies night, ‘Bollywood madness night’- 100% desi music nights, ‘Russian xtacy;- Russian music night, ‘Saturday super jam’- international EDM music, ‘Sunday groove tonic’- house and commercial nights. So it is partying like no tomorrow, with their club timings being 9.30 pm to 3.00 am- Mondays closed.
So your next trip to Goa, make sure you plan your stay at Cavelossim beach, a paradise you can return to every time. You could start off your day there by just lazing around, then put in your swimming gear and go for a swim or perhaps sunbath or go surfing or indulge in any one of the water sports they have to offer. This could be followed by lunch at any one of the shacks previously mentioned. An afternoon siesta is a must after the tiring morning activities. You can spend your entire evening shopping at the tiny shops present, for little souvenirs to take back home. You could have a quiet dinner with your family or loved ones which could be the followed by a walk on the beach while you collect shells that wash ashore and gaze at the starry night. A perfect place to let your hair down, It is truly a trip to paradise and back.