Mandrem Beach Overview

Mandrem Beach is well known for its white sand and lines of palm trees that line the shoreline and pulls in an expansive number of visitors which is  quite peculiar, being one of the slightest populated beaches in Goa. Individuals, local people and vacationers travel from great distances from abroad and nationally just to appreciate the peace, calm and excellence of this beach. The water has the ideal temperature which makes it utterly cheerful to lie in the sun. it is a must visit place in Goa.

Being a remote beach, you would not find many five star resorts and restaurants here. But there are some popular places like The Mandrem Beach Resort, Cuba Retreat Mandrem, Dunes Holiday Village, La Cabana Beach and Spa etc. Many popular Bollywood celebrities have been spotted at this pristine beach.

Pernem Taluka, Mandrem Beach, North Goa

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
Approximate 20 km

Stretching across a land cover of 790 meters, Mandrem is a small beach in the northernmost region of Goa. It features soft white sand, few sand dunes, and shrub vegetation. As you stroll around, you will see a beautiful lining of swaying palm trees and casuarina bordering the sea. In the northern end, there’s a small cliff separating this beach from Arambol Beach. 

The scenic beauty of Mandrem Beach is multiplied ten-folds during mornings as well as evenings and it is mainly known for its sunset views. So do not forget to carry your cameras while visiting this beach. Mandrem Beach is not the one to witness a large crowd, which makes it a convenient place for a relaxing holiday. As there is no crowd here, you can simply kick off your footwear and stroll on the shore or just soak your legs in the waters. Else, you can reserve Mandrem beach as the last spot to visit after a tiring day. 

There is a small village near the beach where you will mostly find the local community of Mandrem. Make sure you set some time free to communicate with the local fishermen and get acquainted with their fishing traditions. 

If you get a chance to visit Mandrem Beach during high tides, do visit. It is during this time, when the sea water gushes into a parallelly running creek. This Mandrem creek is actually a dissecting river which divides the Mandrem Beach into two parts. Do not miss the opportunity of trying a hand at the water adventures of Mandrem, such as sunset backwater kayaking and ATV ride. 

How To Reach

How to Reach Mandrem Beach from Panaji - 

You have two different options to transfer between Mandrem Beach and Panaji – 

By Bus –  Panaji and Mandrem Beach are situated at a distance of 40.8 km drive. To cover this distance, you need to opt for a 2-hour KTCL bus ride costing you between 45 to 70 INR per head. 

 By taxi or self-drive – A one-way taxi ride between Panaji and Mandrem beach will charge you anything between 700 to 950 INR. If you have your own car, your total expense turns out to be 220 to 330 INR.

How to Reach Mandrem Beach from Goa International Airport – 

You have two options to commute between Goa International Airport and Mandrem Beach – 

By Taxi – Mandrem Beach is situated at a distance of 52.8 km from Goa International Airport. A taxi journey of 53 minutes between the two destinations will charge you around 1300 to 1700 INR per trip. You can also self-drive your own vehicle at a nominal expense of 380 to 600 INR per trip. 

By Towncar –  There are town car services that run between Goa International Airport and Mandrem Beach. One time journey will charge you anything between 2000 to 3000 INR.  

Best Time To Visit

The period between November to March is considered to be a peak tourist season in Goa. It is also an ideal season to plan your Mandrem Beach visit as the weather remains pleasant throughout. The daytime turns out long and sunny, with little to no rain. Visiting Mandrem Beach during the evening is an excellent time to enjoy the cold breeze emerging from the sea. Besides, it is also an ideal time to taste the local delicacies as the restaurants and cafes here operate in their full swing.

Other Essential Information

Water sports in Mandrem Beach – 

If you’ve got an adventurous heart, these are few water sporting adventures to try once in Mandrem -  

Sunset Back Water Kayaking – Sunset Backwater Kayaking adventure gives you a fantastic opportunity to witness an unlimited stress buster. Paddling amidst the vastly stretched mangrove forests itself is a one-of-its-kind adventure. Whether you are a beginner or have some prior experience, there are guides to help you with this activity. 

ATV ride, Mandrem Beach – ATV Ride at Mandrem Beach is an All-Terrain Vehicle that helps you to explore the surrounding wilderness of the beach. As you ride along the beach, witness your adrenaline pumping fast. 

Fishing – Get along with the local fishing community at the Mandrem Village and learn the basics of fishing. If they allow you, do accompany them on their fishing tour. The tour might help you in spotting a plethora of marine fishes endemic to the underwater table of Mandrem Beach. 

Nightlife at Mandrem Beach -

There is no such nightlife activity at Mandrem Beach. The three places mentioned below are known for their nightlife activities in Goa – 

Club Cubana – This place is renowned as the number 1 nightclub in entire Asia, which is located atop the Arpora Hill. Night swimming pools, regular live performances, large outdoor terraces, and themed parties are chief attractions of this place. Women may opt for free entry and unlimited drinks during Club Cubana’s Women’s Night. On Saturday nights, you can dance to the tune of globally recognized DJs at their live performances here. 

Distance from Mandrem – 10.1 km 

Primrose Café Club – This is the best place to enjoy your late-night pool parties, good food, and mouth-watering drinks. Primrose Café Club has a great ambiance. They always keep their guests entertained with some good music being played in the backdrop. 

Distance from Mandrem – 7.4 km 

Nyex Beach Club – The Nyex Beach Club in Anjuna is a beautiful place to hang out with your friends at night. Within the club, you’ll find the presence of a pool in the center with a sidebar that serves some outstanding drinks and cocktails. You can enjoy your dinner here while having an excellent panoramic view of the sea overlooking this club. The only downside here is that they serve only a restricted number of non-alcoholic drinks. 

 Distance from Mandrem – 14.3 km 

Places to eat at Mandrem Beach –

After a long and tiring day at Mandrem, your tummy might be craving for some homely food. Here’s a list of eateries to explore for a nice and sumptuous food – 

La Plage – This restaurant has a scenic beauty in its backdrop and serves some good quality local food. You can walk-in anytime between 08:30 am to 10:00 pm for a casual meal. They also have a sizeable outer space where you can sit with four of your companions with a huge umbrella overhead. 

O’ Saiba New Café – This café serves Indian, Italian, Thai, and Chinese food variants. The ambiance here is quite pleasant where you can dine in with your family. Also, the atmosphere in the café makes you feel back at your home. The classic curry-pizza sandwich is their signature preparation.

Tom Yam Thai Restaurant – Here, you get to eat Thai, Asian, and Indian food variants. The ambiance here is quite good with a decent hospitality service. There’s always a piece of soft music being played in the backdrop. 

Boonies – Here at Boonies, you can try both European and grilled food variants. They have a wide range of fantastic cocktails for your side serve. Mango Panna Cotta is their signature preparation. 

Café Junas 9 – This café at Mandrem beach serves you Indian and European style seafood and drinks. Tuna and Kingfish dishes are their chief attractions. It is a great place to enjoy a casual dinner with your family. 

Bedrock Bar & Restaurant – This restaurant serves almost all international flavors – European, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, and Asian. The seafood served here is simply delicious and sumptuous enough to fulfill your cravings. 

Sunset Mandrem – Sunset Mandrem offers you both Indian, Asian, and International style seafood. Feel the sea breeze that blows through there outer sitting area where you have your family lunch. It quickly refreshes you to continue with your exploration activity. 

Verandah – If you want to try some American dishes here on Mandrem beach, head towards Verandah. A combo of American style pizzas, cocktails, and quiches makes for a great experience here. 

Places to Stay near Mandrem Beach –

Finding an accommodation is a tough situation for most of the travellers. To ease your job, check the list below for some good stay options near Mandrem Beach – 

Apartment Aajo – If you are searching for any air-conditioned rooms in Mandrem, head towards Apartment Aajo. You can enjoy a 24 hours room service, front desk service, and free Wi-Fi availability here. 

Price – 3300 INR per night 

White Sand – White sand offers a free Wi-Fi service and a sea-facing accommodation facility. They have an in-house restaurant and free parking facility. 

Price – 2200 INR per night 

The Shiva Village – The Shiva Village features a bar, a garden, and a restaurant. To make their guests feel at home, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the property for 24 hours. Every room has its own balcony, and the scenic view beyond the balcony is mesmerizing. 

Price – 1500 INR per night

The Rosewood – The Rosewood at Mandrem has got its own garden and a bar where you can enjoy your favorite style of cocktails and mocktails. This property features air-conditioned rooms and is rated to be the best amongst all the 3-star hotels in Goa. Each room has its own free Wi-Fi service and an attached private bathroom. 

Price – 1600 INR per night 

Fantasy Resort Goa – This resort features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a garden, and a bar. Fantasy Resort Goa provides 24-hour front desk service, room service, and airport transfers. They also have guest rooms with an attached sitting area. 

Price – 1500 INR per night 

Yab Yum Resort – Yab Yum Resort faces the Mandrem beachfront and also features a garden. Amongst all the essential facilities here, they do provide for 24-hour front desk assistance, room service, free Wi-Fi connectivity, and parking facility. 

Price – 7800 INR per night 

D Pedro Inn – D Pedro Inn is situated in Mandrem and features a garden, bar, free Wi-Fi availability, parking facility. Rooms are well furnished and equipped with all modern amenities. You can either opt for an Asian or continental breakfast here. 

Price – 2000 INR per night 

Ashvem Boomerang – Ashvem Boomerang is located within the district of Mandrem Beach and has a bar and a garden of its own. Every single room here is equipped with a flat TV screen, attached private bathroom, and an air conditioning system. Every morning, you have a buffet system where you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast of your choice. 

Price – 4300 INR per night 

Things to Carry at Mandrem Beach – 

Check the list of things to carry at Mandrem Beach – 

Essential – 

Bug spray, sunscreen, first aid kit, water bottles, snacks, beach towels, daypack, and ziplock bags. 

Clothes – Rash Guards, cover-ups, swimsuits, sleep clothes, cap or wide-brimmed hats, flip flops or sandals, sunglasses. 

Personal Items – Wallet, hand sanitizers, hand wipes, reading glasses, prescription glasses, hairbrushes, hair ties, feminine products. 

Comfort items – Shade tents, folding snack tables, beach chairs, beach blankets, coolers or insulated bags, beach umbrellas, collapsible utility wagon. 

Extras – Swim fins, floatables, goggles, waterproof cameras, life jackets. 

Shacks at Mandrem Beach – 

Mandrem Beach does not have many shacks. You still might find some sunbeds with umbrellas at significant points on the beach. Either simply sit and relax beneath the sky or sip in a glass of your favorite drink. The majority of the shacks are located at a short distance from the Mandrem waterfront. Occasionally, you might witness a piece of good music being played at these shacks.

Although the food served at the Mandrem shacks is average, you should try their fish preparation at least once. Visit the nearby Oasis for some mouth-watering seafood preparations such as prawns and bread. 

Medical Facilities near Mandrem Beach – 

You won't find any immediate medical facility at Mandrem Beach. However, there are plenty of them if you walk a few more miles. Here’s a list of some of the top-notch facilities near Mandrem Beach – 

Goa Clinic 

Parsekar Memorial Hospital 

Chandsi Clinic

Santhigiri Ayurveda Hospital 

Pai Hospital 

Usgaonkar’s Children Hospital 

Classic Hospital 

Mother’s Care Hospital 

Travelers' Tip before visiting Mandrem Beach – 

-Plan your visit to Mandrem Beach from November to March as the weather remains pleasant. 

-Mandrem Village has almost all the essential facilities nearby. So, you do not need to worry in case if you run short of money or you need any emergency medical assistance. 

-You won't find any functional beach shacks here in monsoons as their existence is only temporary. 

-You can travel to Mandrem either by air, road or rail. 

-While you stroll along the shore, be careful as the Arabian Sea might turn out to be quite mischievous at some points. 

-This is not a party destination. So, you may enjoy your party craze somewhere else, and in the evening, return to this beach for some lovely sunset views. 

-Mandrem beach is a fisherman's point. So, if you have your own DSLR or a great camera-equipped smartphone, begin walking in the direction of the sea to get some pretty good clicks. 

-There are bridges built with bamboo and wood all over the Mandrem Creek. You can use them to get over to the other side. Just make sure that you do not drive in your vehicles there as they are very narrow. 

-Spare some time to embrace the fauna of Mandrem Beach. Herons, Kingfishers, crabs are worthy of adoring here. 

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Mandrem Beach FAQs

What is Mandrem beach famous for?

Mandrem beach is entirely safe for travelers from any region of the world. You do not need to worry about your security as there are police officers and guards spread all over the beach.

How far is Mandrem from Calangute?

Mandrem beach is located at a distance of 21 kilometers or 11.3 nautical miles from Calangute Beach. A drive between two places will only require 25 minutes of your time.

What do you do in Mandrem?

Here’s a list of things to enjoy during your Mandrem Beach visit

 – Relaxing by the beachside – Although it is not listed amongst the happening places in Goa, Mandrem Beach is good to relax. You will find very few tourists here to disturb you. Explore Mandrem’s wildlife

– Mandrem exhibits a wide array of local flora and fauna – crabs, white-bellied fish eagles, herons, and occasionally Olive Ridley Turtles.

 -Swimming – This beach is considered to be a swimmer's paradise. The water is clean, so you do not need to worry much about any infections. Walking, biking and jogging

– Visit Mandrem beach early in the morning, and you will find the locals of the nearby Mandrem village engaged either walking, jogging, or biking. If you get a chance, you may get along with them and explore the local culture and tradition of Mandrem.

- Yoga and Meditation Classes – Mandrem is a popular destination to attend yoga and meditation classes. If you have enough time to spare, indulge yourself either in a meditation or yoga session. You may even opt for reiki classes. They do have their personal guides under whom you can train yourself very well.

Is Mandrem beach safe?

Mandrem beach is entirely safe for travelers from any region of the world. You do not need to worry about your security as there are police officers and guards spread all over the beach.

How do I get to Mandrem Beach?

Here’s a quick guide for travelers to get to Mandrem Beach

– By Air – The nearest airport to Mandrem Beach is the Dabolim Airport. It is located at a drive of 53 km from the beach. This airport welcomes flights from different air service providers – Indigo, Air India, Air Asia, Air Arabia, Jet Airways, and Qatar Airways.

- By Rail – Pernem is the closest railway station to the Mandrem Beach. The distance between Pernem Railway Station and Mandrem Beach is just 15.2 km. You may even opt to get down at Thivim Railway Station, which is at a distance of 20.8 km.

 -By Road – From Panaji, this beach is at a distance of 28.5 km by road. To reach Mandrem Beach, opt for the Mapusa Main Road, cross the St. Xavier’s College, take a left and continue driving. Once you cross St. Anthony’s Church, take a right and drive till you reach the Agarwada Chopdem Village Panchayat. Now, take a left turn and drive your way to the beach.

What does Mandrem mean?

Mandrem is a word derived from the Arabic term ‘Mudra.’

Is alcohol allowed on Mandrem Beach?

No, you won’t be allowed to enjoy alcohol on Mandrem beach. However, there are many restaurants nearby for you to sit and taste the local drinks available.

Is Mandrem Beach crowded?

Mandrem is not such a crowded beach, unlike other beaches in Goa. Even during the peak season, you would find this beach as a secluded place for perfect relaxation. 


Are washrooms available at Mandrem Beach?

No, you won't find any washrooms or changing rooms at the Mandrem Beach. However, you may seek the assistance of the locals in case of emergency situations.

Are locker facilities available at Mandrem Beach?

No, there is no locker facility available at the Mandrem Beach. In case, if you are carrying something with you, ask one of your companions to hold it. It is always advisable to bring only the essential stuff to the Mandrem beachfront.

Mandrem Beach Reviews

Kamlesh Roy
Reviewed: 01 Aug 2021
Our driver was a friendly guy and made sure we had hassle free transportation. Overall this trip was absolutely amazing. Thrillophilia’s travel itinerary helped me a lot in planning out this entire trip to Goa.
Ritesh Talwar
Reviewed: 15 Jul 2021
Golden Sands Resort had an incredible ambiance with exquisite sea views from the rooms. Top notch amenities and great services. A huge thanks to the team of thrillophilia for rendering such great services.
Swati Verma
Reviewed: 11 Jul 2021
Located just on the Vagator Beach. You get excellent views of Vagator from the resort. The rooms were opulent and extremely comfortable. The restaurants were marvelous as well.
Mamta Bisht
Reviewed: 23 Jul 2021
The best part about our stay at the Golden Sands was the spacious rooms which opened out onto a beautiful pool. The food at the hotel was also amazing. It was so close to the beach that we could enjoy water sports almost every single day!
Anuja Achari
Reviewed: 17 Mar 2021
I absolutely loved my stay at the Golden Sands Resort. My room was perfect for unwinding. The staff was extremely friendly and the food served at the restaurant was lovely. Overall experience was Wonderful!
Shah Pooja
Reviewed: 30 Jan 2021
We booked a room at Golden Sands with Thrillophilia. Our package took care of our room booking, and everything was done in advance so we didn't have to bother ourselves with the allotment upon arrival. Everything from check in to check out was beautifully carried out.

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