Majorda Beach, South Goa - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

About Majorda Beach



Located in South Goa, Majorda Beach is one of the prettiest beaches of Goa. Geographically, this beach lies amidst Utorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Featuring a blend of peace and tranquillity, the golden sands and tall swaying palms symbolize the authenticity of this beach. The moment you start walking towards the waterfront, you will find the golden sand drifting slowly towards the sea. 

Along its stunning coastline, there are many small beach shacks located close to each other. It is here where you get to taste the authentic flavors of Goan style seafood. Most of them are owned and run by the Russian community. So, do not worry if you are in search of some spicy Russian delicacy. As a complementary service to the food you’ve ordered, you get a chance to avail of their sunbed and overhead umbrella facility. So, if you’ve got an excellent book to read, do not forget to carry it along. 

As the climate here remains pleasant for the most part of the year, you’ve got a lot of adventurous things to do here. Parasailing, Banana boat ride, dolphin spotting, water skiing, speed boat ride, and many more exciting adventures are just waiting for you to land here. Locals of the villages nearby reach here to have an early morning sunbathe and pop-in their favorite cocktails on the shore of Majorda Beach. If you are open to communication, do spare some time with them. You are surely going to imbibe the vibes of Majorda culture, customs, and traditions. 

How to Reach Majorda Beach



How to Reach Majorda Beach from Panji – 

You can either opt for a hired taxi ride or drive in your private vehicle. Panji is located at a distance of 28.9 km from Majorda Beach. You will easily cover this distance within 30 – 35 minutes. If you prefer a taxi ride, you will be charged around 900 to 1100 INR per trip. On the other hand, a self-drive will cost you 200 to 300 INR as fuel charges. 

How to Reach Majorda Beach from Goa International Airport – 

Goa International Airport is situated at a distance of 22.6 km from Majorda Beach. You just need to invest in around 25 to 30 minutes to travel safely in either direction. There are three options to get transferred between Goa International Airport and Majorda Beach – 

By hired taxi – Charges – 800 to 1100 INR per trip 

By self-drive – Fuel cost – 150 to 300 INR 

By Towncar – 1800 to 2500 INR per trip 

Best Time to Visit Majorda Beach




The natural beauty of Majorda Beach and its surroundings is amplified in the months of winters (November to February). As there will be little to no rain at all, the atmosphere here remains fresh and extremely pleasant. This is the period when the restaurants, bars, and beach shacks will function in their full swing. 

What Not to Miss at Majorda Beach

 

Done with your visit to Majorda Beach but still have some more free time to spare? Here’s a list of tourist-friendly places to visit in Majorda – 

Basilica of Bom Jesus – This South Goa church is enlisted amongst the UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Here, you will find St. Francis Xavier’s mortal remains and so holds a high degree of spirituality and valor. This place has a jaw-dropping baroque architecture. 

Monte Hill Chapel – This chapel dates back to the 16th century and is located atop the Monte Hill. It is at a walkable distance from Majorda Beach. You might often find it crowded as it receives a lot of tourists to explore the fascinating countryside. 

Grace Church – This is yet another tourist attraction in Majorda, which was popularly known as Capela de Baralho. Grace Church is known to organise a grand feast in February and hence is considered to be the peak period to visit here. 

Chandor – Chandor lies within the close proximity of the Majorda Beach and is a renowned protuberant village of South Goa. Once in a while, it was crowned as the capital of early Chadrapur rulers. 

Damodar Temple – This is a holy temple situated on Kushavati Riverbank, where you get to see a Lord Shiva’s manifestation – Lord Damodar. Every year, they organise a festival known as Shigmo, where tourists flood in huge numbers. 

Other Essential Information About Majorda Beach

 Watersports in Majorda Beach - 



Desperate to have some unlimited fun at Majorda Beach? Try a hand at the water adventures below – 

Water skiing – This is a surface water sport where the participants are pulled either behind a cable ski installation or a boat. At the beginning itself, you will be briefed about the safety measures and provided with safety equipment. 

Dolphin spotting – Did you ever see a dolphin in its natural habitat? If not, your Majorda Beach trip might prove to be lucky for you. Grab a hand on your cameras and click beautiful pictures of the playful dolphins there. You will be instructed by a trained professional there. 

Parasailing – Take a spectacular look at the natural beauty of Goa’s waterfront while rising high above the sky. There are highly trained lifeguards to instruct you and take care of your safety. 

Banana Ride – Wrap a life-saving jacket, grab a hold of your favorite seat, and get ready for an exciting banana boat ride at the Majorda Beach. Here, you have an inflatable boat which blows into a shape of yellow banana. At a time, 4 to 6 members can enjoy this ride. Be ready, as this ride is going to test every single ounce of your physical endurance.  

Ride a speedboat at Majorda Beach – Yet another exciting thing to do with your family at Majorda Beach is to ride a speed boat and witness your adrenaline pump faster than ever. This is a short trip cruising activity where you sail over the water currents on a small boat. 

Nightlife at Majorda Beach 


Majorda Beach is a famous beach in South Goa to enjoy night activities. On the seashore here, you will find the existence of a lot of beach shacks where you can enjoy your favorite food and drinks while the music is being played in the backdrop. Wait here until night, and you will get to enjoy a lot of beach parties. Here’s a list of some cool places to celebrate your nightlife in Majorda – 

Aquamarine

Lobby Bar 

Lourdes Bar & Restaurant 

Blue Waves

Seashell 

Sunken Bar

Poolside Bar

Boat Quay Grill 

Miranda 

Tea Lounge and Bar 

Martin’s Corner 

Places to eat at Majorda Beach –


It might be a tiring day for you as you have now explored a lot of tourist attractions in Majorda. Here are some places to stroll for sufficing your stomach cravings – 

Mish Mar – This is a beach shack where you get some excellent quality food and Goan drinks. They have a beautiful ambiance with a beach view. Tandoori fish is their specialty. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.2 km 

Pentagon – Here you get both Indian and International style seafood options, Pentagon serves you both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.4 km 

Sam’s Goan Beach Shack – This is yet another beach shack of Majorda Beach. From breakfast to dinner, you will get a wide array of seafood preparations. Try their cheese garlic naans and tandoori preparations.

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.4 km 

Lavina Bar & Restaurant – Lavina Bar & Restaurant serves both seafood and Chinese preparations. Everyday, you will find a new menu being served here. Their barbecue section gives you an opportunity to try some hot cooked food. Do not leave before trying their desserts as they are masters at it. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.4 km 

Alex’s Place Garden Restaurant – Alex’s Place Garden Restaurant is a lovely shack along the coast of Majorda Beach. They have a wide array of sea-food starters such as fish fingers and calamari batter fry. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.5 km

Greenlands – This is an Indian bar cum restaurant cum pub. They do have an outer seating area, and the entire location is accessible to wheelchair-ridden people. Onion pakoras and shrimp preparations are worthy of trying here. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.5 km 

Antonio’s Place Beach Shack – Sea bass and Severina’s fresh prawns served at this shack are quite sumptuous and delicious. You can try their cocktails and other drinks while relaxing at their beachside sunbeds. 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 0.5 km 

Shopping at Majorda Beach –




There are no such great shopping destinations around Majorda Beach. Oscar’s Junction is a large and well-stocked supermarket. You can walk in and out anytime between 08:30 am to 1:45 pm and then between 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm. Here you will get all day to day personal and home care products. There’s a famous restaurant nearby where you can enjoy your favorite Italian style food 

 Datita Italian Restaurant.-Besides this supermarket, you can visit other local shops in South Goa to buy the things you desire from your Majorda Beach visit – 

Colva Beach Market – This place sells a lot of local souvenirs from Goa at optimal pricing.

Location – Colva  

Distance from Majorda Beach – 6.2 km (13 minutes) 

Margao’s Gandhi Market – This market is a hub for some fresh veggies and fruits. Plan your visit here early in the morning to grab hold of some new products. 

Location – Margao

Distance from Majorda Beach – 10.2 km (22 minutes)

Margão Municipal Market – The municipal market of Margao is an ideal hub for all the shopaholics to opt for local items such as cashews, alcohol, souvenirs, clothes, furniture, fish, and kitchen items. 

Location – Margao 

Distance from Majorda Beach – 10.2 km (22 minutes) 

Golden Heart Emporium – This place is a book lover’s paradise. From books for children to architecture to fictional novels, this place has got it all. 

Location – Margao

Distance from Majorda Beach – 10.2 km (22 minutes) 

Places to Stay near Majorda Beach-


Visiting Majorda Beach for the very first time? Here’s a list of some cool stay places around Majorda Beach – 

The Majorda Pristine – The Majorda Pristine is located at a distance of 1.2 km from Martin’s Corner. The accommodations here are available with free Wi-Fi services and are well-maintained. They do provide for a free car parking facility for all their guests. 

Price – 2880 INR per night

Diwa Club by Alila – Diwa Club is spread over acres of lush green land. This property features a swimming pool situated outside with an elaborate spa center nearby. Besides, they do have their own infinity pool and a yoga studio. 

Price – 10500 INR per night 

Oyo 18716 Babiz Inn – This hotel is located at a distance of 1.5 km from the Mother of God Church and offers air-conditioned room services. 

Price – 3305 INR per night 

Shangrila Beach Hotel – Shangrila Beach Hotel features a restaurant, a bar, and garden views. This property is situated at a distance of 1.9 km from Martin’s Corner. You get free room servicing and Wi-Fi facilities here. 

Price – 1500 INR per night 

 The Camron – The Camron is situated at a distance of 1.9 km and 500 meters from the Mother of God Church and Martin’s Corner, respectively. They have an in-house bar and free Wi-Fi facility throughout the property. Every room is provided with a balcony where you can stand to get some beautiful garden views while sipping on a cup of coffee. 

Price – 6900 INR per night

C Pearl – C Pearl is located close to Majorda Beach. You just need to walk for a distance of 5 minutes to reach this place. All rooms are well-equipped with flat screen TVs and have free Wi-Fi availability. There’s a kettle within each room so that the guests can enjoy their cup of morning tea or coffee. 

Price – 2000 INR per night. 

 Casale Majorda – Casale Majorda is situated at 1.9 distance from Martin’s Corner. Their rooms are equipped with an attached bathroom, a washing machine, a fully fitted kitchen, and plenty of storage facilities. \

Price – 4000 INR per night 

Things to Carry at Majorda Beach - 

Here’s a quick glance at what all things should be there in your backpack to carry at the Majorda Beach – 

Clothes – rashguards, cap or wide-brimmed hats, water shoes, swimsuits, cover-ups, sunglasses, swim diapers, sleep clothes, flip flops or sandals, sweatshirts, or jackets.

Personal Items – hand sanitizer, cell phones, hand wipes, feminine products, e-book reader, medications, MP3 players, prescription sunglasses, books or magazines, wallet. 

Extras – swim fins, life jackets, snorkels, floatables (rafts & tubes), waterproof cameras, waterproof phone case, full-sized shovel or bucket, portable waterproof speaker. 

Comfort Items – cooler or insulated bag, folding snack table, shade tent, beach chairs, beach blanket, beach umbrella, and collapsible utility wagon. 

Essential – beach towels, sunscreen, snacks, ziplock bags, bug spray, first aid kit, daypack or beach bag, water bottles. 

Shacks at Majorda Beach - 


There are very few beach shacks here at Majorda Beach. You can try a variety of Indian and international food variants at these beach shacks. Russia, Goan, Continental, Indian, and Konkani are some top-rated flavors here. With every order you place at these beach shacks, you may avail free sunbed and umbrella facility as a complimentary service to embrace your visit. This makes it easier for you to find a sunbed for relaxing yourself with a favorite delicacy in one hand and a book in another. 

The Mish Mar Beach Shack lies amidst the region between the stream and sea. They do provide for a free car parking facility for all their guests. Taste some mouth-watering curries and local seafood delicacies served at these shacks. 

Medical Facilities near Majorda Beach –



There is no immediate medical assistance at Majorda Beach. You need to travel a bit to avail emergency medical facilities of Majorda. Here’s a list of some hospitals within the proximity of Majorda Beach – 

Novo Dente – Dabolim

Primary Health Centre – Colva

Primary Health Centre – Cansaulim

Victor Hospital – Margao

Chikitsa Medical Services – Verna 

Grace Intensive Cardiac Care Centre – Margao 

You may take assistance from the locals of Majorda Village to direct you to the nearby hospitals. It is always advisable to have your own First Aid box with you. 

Travelers' Tip before visiting Majorda Beach –


Here are some tips to be aware of before planning your visit to the Majorda Beach – 

Majorda Beach is a busy beach; thus, it is always recommended to carry less cash while visiting here. 

Taste the spicy Russian, Konkani, Indian, and continental food variants available in the beach shacks lined along the Majorda Beach. You can avail their facilities of sunbed and umbrella as complementary for your placed food order. 

Try the cakes and cookies available in the local bakeries here. 

You can bring in your private vehicle here to Majorda Beach. There is a car parking lot for tourists on the right-hand side of the beach. 

The beach is clean and quiet. Make sure that you don’t spoil the tranquillity and surroundings there. 

Majorda maintains its tourist infrastructure in between November and February as it is the peak tourist season here. 

The summers at Majorda are sweltering. Hence, it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure. Throughout your presence here at the Majorda Beach, make sure that you slather your skin with a good sunscreen protectant. 

Try to remain indoors as far as possible between 11 am to 4 pm. 

During the last rainy months, you may witness a minute temperature change in the range of 4 to 5 degrees. You may actually feel the presence of the high humidity level, which might make you feel dizzy and uncomfortable. 

Avoid the rainy season as far as possible. Thundershowers are commonly observed phenomena, and the tides may rise higher than average. As a result, swimming in the waters of Majorda Beach becomes inconvenient. 

You can see a downfall in the occurrence of rain from late August to early September. 

Majorda Beach is an excellent weekend respite for inhabitants of Candolim, Baga, Calangute, and Colva. 

The road that leads to the Majorda Beach is lined up with tall green trees to give you a shady appearance. 

As soon as you walk a few steps in the northern direction, you might find the presence of fisherman’s village. During the late morning, you might catch hold of them with the caught fish or simply indulge in folding nets. 

If possible, do mark your presence at the Goa Carnival Festival that is scheduled here at Majorda Beach. 

Grab hold of your favorite book while you stroll along the Majorda Beach. 

Once you are done with your visit to Majorda Beach, visit the nearby tourist attractions. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Grace Church, Monte Hill Chapel, Damodar Temple, Chandor, Church of Lady of the Rosary, and Church of Our Lady of Mercy are some of them. 

Make sure to keep all emergency numbers handy with you. This will help you ensure your safety on your visit to Majorda Beach. If you have hired a tourist guide, make sure that you stay in touch with him. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Majorda Beach

  1. What is Majorda beach famous for?

    Majorda Beach of South Goa is well-known for organizing Goa Carnival Festival, which symbolizes great pomp and splendor. Besides, the beach hosts myriads of water sporting adventures such as parasailing, surfing, snorkeling, and skiing.
  2. Is Majorda beach safe?

    Yes, Majorda Beach is entirely safe for tourists across the globe. There are guards across all major points on the Majorda Beach. So, you do not need to worry about any incident which will harm your well-being.
  3. How do I get to Majorda Beach?

    Here’s how you can travel to Majorda Beach

    – By Air – The nearest airport to Majorda Beach is Dabolim Airport which is at a distance of 16.7 kilometers. This airport receives both national and international airlines. It has a pre-paid taxi booth for the secure transfer of its guests. Supported Airline Services – Indigo, Air India, Jet Airways, Air Arabia, Etihad, Air Asia, and Qatar Airways.

    - By Rail – The closest railway station to Majorda Beach is the Majorda Railway Station, located at a distance of 2.4 km. The two important railheads of Margao Rail Station (11.2 km) and Vasco da Gama (21.1 km) are also located within its close proximity.

    - By Road – The city centers of Margao and Vasco da Gama are located at a distance of 11.6 km and 16.1 km, respectively, from the Majorda Beach.
  4. What can we do in Majorda Beach at night?

    Apart from daytime beaches and luxurious stay, Majorda Beach is well-known for its late-night beach parties. If you want to try the local flavors of Goan drinks, make sure that you hang on till late night there. There are many nightclubs and popular pubs with phenomenal late night services. Here’s a list of some of them –

    Martin’s Corner 

    Aquamarine

    Lobby Bar 

    Seashell 

    Boat Quay Grill 

    Miranda 

    Lourdes Bar & Restaurant 

    Poolside Bar 

    Blue Waves

    Sunken Bar 

    Monsoon Bar 

    Pentagon Restaurant & Garden Pub 


  5. Are there any locker facilities available at Majorda Beach?

    No, you won’t find any locker facilities at Majorda Beach. Either you should ask one of your companions to take care of all your belongings or lock it in your resort room itself. It is always better to carry only those things which you need the most.
  6. Is Majorda couple friendly?

    Yes, Majorda Beach is couple friendly. There are many couple-friendly hotels in and around Majorda to start a new phase of your life. You can start your day with a couple stroll early in the morning, have some romantic candle light dinner at a nearby restaurant or participate in adventurous sports like speed or banana boat ride.
  7. How far is Majorda from Palolem?

    Majorda Beach is located at a distance of 45 kilometers or 24.3 nautical miles from Palolem. You have three modes to get transferred between these two destinations - By train – 1 hour and 08 minutes (75 to 85 INR per head) By taxi - 44 minutes (1400 to 1700 INR for one-way trip) By self-drive – 44 minutes (300 to 500 INR as fuel cost)
  8. Is Majorda Beach crowded?

    Yes, Majorda Beach is one of the most crowded beaches in the southern region of Goa. This beach is a hub of water sports such as banana boat ride, parasailing, water skiing, speed boat ride and dolphin spotting. Weekends tend to be more crowded than weekdays.
  9. Are washrooms available at Majorda Beach?

    There is no public toilet facility available at Majorda Beach. To avail of these facilities, you would need to visit the Majorda Village.
  10. Is ATM available near Majorda Beach?

    You won't find any immediate ATM assistance at Majorda Beach. However, there are ATM services of almost all major banks at Majorda Village.