5 Things You Can’t Miss at Morjim Beach

Goa, known as the Pearl of the Orient, is an ethereal destination that is located on the west coast of India. It is as famous for its nightlife, parties, booze and carnivals, as it is for its natural beauty, scenic beaches, breathtaking architecture and finger-licking seafood. Encapsulating the free spirit of the local culture, Goa has been rightfully described as - “By day it’s sun, sea and surf, and by night it’s fun, fish and feni”.

While there are countless attractions to visit and beaches to laze around on, we prefer to highlight the less frequented, yet all-the-more-unique destinations in Goa. Morjim Beach, unlike the mainstream beaches like Calangute, Baga and Palolem, beckons the gentle soul in you! It is comparatively less crowded and has fewer shacks. If you take a stroll up north, you reach a stretch that is practically deserted. Just you and the sandy beach, stretching ahead only to fade into the horizon! This imparts a sense of clarity and humility in this vast expanse that resembles a private beach.


Speaking of places to visit near Morjim Beach and engaging things to do here, we have a few recommendations to spice up your holiday!
  • The most exclusive thing one can experience here is watching the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles nesting. If you are lucky, you can witness these beautiful creatures and click pictures with them between the months of October and May. Do note that disturbing them, including feeding them, is a punishable offence.
  • Chapora Fort is a historical landmark built by Muslim ruler Adil Shah that overlooks the Chapora River. This spot is a favourite among tourists, and was popularized as a shooting location for famous films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.
  • St. Alex Church, located in Calangute, is renowned as the only church in Goa that was built with the principles of Indian architecture. It is a serene and soothing spot that boasts beautiful structures.
  • Fort Aguada, a 17th-century fort, is a glorious remnant of the Portuguese era in Goa. This exceptionally large fort is situated on the coast of Mandovi River, overlooking the Arabian Sea. It is a Monument of National Importance in Goa that also features a lighthouse.
  • Dona Paula is a village in Goa that neighbours Panaji. It was named after Dona Paula Amaral Antónia de Souto Maior, a historical figure during the colonial period under the Portuguese. Located at the confluence of the Mandovi and Zauri rivers, it features a rocky landscape stretching along the shores from Panjim.

Other popular spots to visit include Rock Garden Point, Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Sinquerim Fort. You can also indulge in activities like surfing, kayaking and shopping near Morjim Beach. The best places for foodies to explore the flavours of Goa are Jardin d’Ulysse, Tomatos, Burger Factory, Khana & Love Cafe. Try out some mind-numbingly rich treats that will lift your spirits.

The reasons to visit this paradise of a location are many, and the reasons to stay, many more. To embrace that extra bit of Goan experience that you crave for, stay at Living Room Beach Resort, Morjim! With chalets that open up to beautiful views, a bar & restaurant boasting alluring sunset views and delicious treats, and a terrific party space that comes alive post noon, it is the complete package you are looking for!