Situated in the south of Goa, Majorda beach is one that will sweep you off your feet with its canopy of palm trees, soft white-sands, clear waters & mere bliss. I’ve been living here since a kid and trust me I love this place for its serenity and peaceful atmosphere. It is one of the most marvelous beaches in Goa that I know of & is located about of 8 kms from Margao, 5 kms from the ColvaBeach and 18 kms from Dabolim Airport. Majorda Beach is connected to Margao with an excellent network of roadways and it is not much of a task to find your way. It has been one of the most popular beaches of Goa, and its popularity lies in its serenity.
Majorda Beach has a strong bearing upon the Indian mythology. It is believed as per the Ramayana that when Lord Rama was a child he was kidnapped and brought to Majorda. Then while in quest of his consort Sita, he came to the Cabo-de-Rama, which lies further down south.
The history of Majorda is noteworthy for its breads & bakes and also toddy. Here Jesuits discovered the best toddy of Goa who used it to leaven the bread. Even today the people of Majorda are known to be the best bakers of Goa; this was the place where the tradition of baking European style breads was started. Besides, the tourists can enjoy a wide variety of mouth-watering sea-food and Goan cuisine at the beach.
Another popular attraction in Majorda is the Mae De Deus Church. The Church was found in 1588 A.D. After being destroyed in 1738, it was rebuilt in 1739. There are also many chapels and crosses almost in every section of the village.,/p>
Coming back to the beach, there are various attractions for the tourist, such as taking a dip in the clear waters at the beach or just laying back and sunbathing. If visiting you can participate in water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, and etc. or go to explore nearby villages or simply relax on the beach and watch the sunset and enjoy the essence of freshness.
At Majorda we also have a number of facilities to accommodate those visiting. Some of the most famous hotels and resorts are found here. You can find wide variety of luxury hotels and budget shelters. There are also plenty of heritage homes and locally constructed sun loungers available for hire which makes Majorda ideal for relaxing in comfort.
For all these reasons and despite its small size I love this place & I am sure if anyone visits here will instantaneously fall in love with it too. Majorda beach continues to attract many thousands of tourists to its shores each year and yet has maintained its beauty.
On an ending statement, Majorda beach can be regarded as one of Goa’s best kept secret, which is relatively unknown and offers visitors to Goa the paradise like surroundings they have come to experience. If in Goa for the peaceful need, it is a must to visit MajordaBeach.
The nearest railway station is in Majorda itself. But Margao is the main station, which is 11kms from Majorda.
Frequent state buses go to and from other parts of Goa, but if you’re traveling a longer distance, you need to change buses. A bus from Margao to the beach would costs around Rs.10–15.
Prepaid taxi from Margao would be around Rs.200-300, depending on your bargaining skills.
By Melissa Godinho
RECOMENDED BY innGOA
All Resorts Mentioned are walkable distance to beach, along with good hotel staff and food.
Majorda Beach Resort
Majorda Village, Salcette, Majorda 403713, India
Cuisines: Goan, Indian, Chinese, Multi-Cuisine, European/Continental, Drinks & Beverage
Popular dishes:Virgin Colada, Pentagon Mix, Margaritas, Martinis, Fish Fillet Masala Fry, Grilled Lobsters, Crab Metagolic, Grilled Crab
Landmark:Opposite Majorda Beach Resort