Goa’s unique Shack story

Rhythmic sound of the crashing waves, a thatched roof to keep you cool from the tropical sun… and a chilled, crisp beverage to suspend you into a state of complete relaxation… Let’s look at the unique shacks in Goa that are sure to leave an indelible mark in your memory.

Dotted along the sea-coast during the season times, the Goan-shacks are irrevocably one of Goa’s unique beach experiences. The best place to leave all your worries behind and satisfy the glutton and alcoholic in you with super fresh sea-food and an extensive list of beverages to choose from, any shack could sum up what Goa feels like in a nutshell. Right from Ashwem beach in the North to Palolem beach in the South, the coastal map of Goa systematically narrates Goa’s unique shack story. Here’s a list of one of the most unique shacks to visit while in Goa…

La Plage

Unlike most shacks that offer a very beachy, sea-food oriented menu; La Plage specializes in Mediterranean and provincial French cuisines. Its well spaced seating and ambient warm lighting at night, leaves it contending for the spot of one of the most romantic dinner date places in Goa. Situated near Aswem beach, La Plage is definitely one of the most elegant shack experiences to be had. Much more than a conventional shack, La Plage proudly sits in the north of Goa and redefines the meaning of a shack with the very European bohemian vibes it gives off. The desert menu which is a concoction of French sweets that have been given an Asian twist is a must-try!


If Goan food, good live music and the hustlebustle of myriad people on the beach is what you’re looking for, Calamari is probably the busiest shack you could pay a visit to. Situated near Dando beach in Candolim which is one of the prime areas for tourists to visit, Calamari is packed with a flock of out-of-town population during peak seasons. As the name suggests, it’s best known for its Calamari which can be served batter fried, pepper fried, chili fried, garlic-butter tossed or more! Its super casual vibes, Goan food and the live music make it an ideal place to kick off your party mood while in Goa.

St Anthony’s

One of the first and subsequently the oldest on the Baga lane, St. Anthony’s is a mustvisit shack if you are near Baga beach. In a constant competitive tussle with the famous Britto’s which is located right next to it, St. Anthony’s has a different charm that spells out Goa in capitals, both with its casual Goan ambience and its Goan-influenced menu. Best known for its karaoke nights, St. Anthony’s would be your best bet to have a fun filled night right by the beach… Kick off your shoes and get ready to glug down alcohol whilst jiving to contemporary beats!

Zeebop by the Sea

Overlooking the clean sand and waters of Utorda beach and with a delectable sea-food menu to choose from, Zeebop is a brand in the South to be reckoned with. A perfect place to kick off your footwear, enjoy the soft white sand underneath your toes and comfortably perch at your table with your favorite beverage with a ubiquitous view of the beach, Zeebop is hands down one of South Goa’s unique shack experiences.

For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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