- December 2, 2019
- Posted by: Planet Goa Team
- Category: V6-Restaurants
Goa boasts of its natural beauty. Its sparkling water bodies, pristine beaches, lush plateaus, whispering groves, and all the greenery that surrounds it is bound to adorn your dining and stay experience. So while you’re at it, why not celebrate your vacation or residence in Goa at places that’ll endow you with sights that are dreamy beyond imagination? Here’s what we strongly recommend.
Right in the middle of the Candolim beach bustle is a restaurant that is peaceful, has a serene sea view, and serves authentic Mediterranean food. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Located on the terrace of Acacia Luxury Hotel, Izgara, a casual dining restaurant specializing in Turkish cuisine, is above and beyond the busy beach belt of Candolim. Even though it’s about half a kilometer away from the beach, you can clearly gaze at the majestic Arabian Sea, the Aguada Hill, places as far-off as Pilerne and Porvorim, and the Siolim-Aguada road till the point it meets the horizon.
Miles away from the buzzing party scene is a slow, laid back, and relatively ‘unspoiled’ beach belt of Agonda in the Canacona district of Goa. Jardim-A-Mar is a quaint little beachfront garden resort with cozy eco-huts and adorable stone cottage rooms. Being surrounded with such a blissful atmosphere, Jardim-A-Mar is often visited by Yoga enthusiasts while its kitchen specializes in Indian, Nepali, Seafood, anything tandoori, and a bit of continental food. The floor seating arrangement and the hammocks are bound to keep you relaxed at all times while you gaze at the sea and the greenery laden hills that surround it.
The Crown in Panjim
Well, it’s certain that you might not always be in the mood to drive to someplace far and exotic for an eccentric view. How about a place that is spacious, has terrific view, and is right in the heart of the busy Panjim city? For all those who won’t mind an urban setting, The Crown in Panjim will not disappoint one bit. Sitting by their pool on the 3rd level, you can gawk at the distant off shore casinos perching on the Mandovi River, the Mandovi bridge which sparkles with bustling car lights as the sun sets, a couple of speedboats and ferries crisscrossing on the river, and the greenery of Charao Island fading into the horizon.
Looking for something that’s relatively less commercial, serves truly Goan food, and has a mesmerizing river/bay view? In that case, you should definitely head to Babazin for a homely dining experience. Located on the banks of the Mandovi River (not too far from the bay), Babazin has in store a thrilling view of the Panjim city across the river, blurred portions of the Mormugao peninsula which anyways is miles away, and a fierce sight of the Mandovi opening into the Arabian Sea. Even though it’s located in Nerul Village where there are narrow roads and barely any open spaces, Babazin’s is equipped with its own parking area.
Flor Do Mar
When it comes to Goa, isn’t dining by the sea just too mainstream? How about dining in the sea? No, I haven’t gone bonkers and no, you don’t really need to spend a fortune and hire a yacht for it. All you got to do is head to Flor do Mar. Being a one-of-its-kind floating lounge and bar that nestles half a mile from Chapora River amid the Arabian Sea, the vibe that it emits is truly astounding. So if you want to indulge in cocktails as the sun dunks into the sea, savour some of the chef’s continental specialities, groove the night away on some live tunes, or gape at the mystic sea; Flor do Mar is the place to be.