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Explore The 21 Most Romantic Places In Goa - From The Best Beaches In Goa to Exquisite Restaurants

By Sanjay Gouda

Updated - Jan. 3, 2019 13 min read

Whether you're looking for the Most Romantic Places In Goa or planning some quality time around the Beaches In Goa with your loved ones, friends, or colleagues, we have sorted all for you. Let's explore the 21 Most Romantic Places In Goa - From The Best Beaches In Goa to Exquisite Restaurants, Portuguese villas to sunset view restaurants, old goa courtyard to chic cafes and islands, Goa is endowed with the best of nature. Since the Monsoon is upon us, and there's only love and freshness in the air. How can magicpin fall behind to give you a very romantic insight into the most loved places to visit in the party capital of India. 

 

Best Romantic Places In Goa:

1. Fontainhas - Panjim

Probably one of the most romantic places in Goa with the old-fashioned neighborhood, one should not miss a stroll through Asia’s only Latin Quarter, hand in hand with your loved one. The narrow lanes with heritage houses make for picture-perfect moments, while the little bakeries and boutiques are places to rejoice through.

 

 

2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar or what literally means 'sea of milk' is a cascade of white water that plummets over the highest peak on the border of Karnataka and Goa. It is both breathtaking and awe-inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature so much more powerful than man-made forces. The falls are at their beauty-peak during the monsoon season, although they are a popular attraction all year round.

 

3. Aguada Fort

Built in 1612, Fort Aguada is a picturesque fort situated on Sinquerim beach in Goa. Aguada is a Portuguese word which means “Watering Place” and the fort was built by the then Portuguese rulers for providing fresh water supply to the ships passing by in the Arabian Sea. As you enter the fort’s premises, it will remind you of numerous Bollywood movies scenes which have been shot here. A cool windy day, roaring sea waves, sea breeze blowing through your hair and your eyes looking at the sun rising in the Arabian Sea. Fort Aguada is a treat to the eyes.

 

4. Charao - Island

Do not miss to explore the beautiful and spellbinding Charao Island, located on Mandovi River. Enclosed by verdant mangrove vegetation, this island is a part of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and houses beautiful and rare bird species. This island is one of the hidden gems in Goa for couples to chill, enjoy romantic forest walks, spot birds, and explore the old vintage Portuguese hamlets. 

 

 

5. Chapora Fort 

Another popular destination for the tourist, this Fort overlooks the Chapora river and that's where it got its name from. This fort is also known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai' Fort because a blockbuster Bollywood movie was shot here in 2001 and since then, this fort has become an insane attraction for the youth. This fort was built as a place of strategic importance and defense purposes, this served as the area of enmity between the Marathas and the Portuguese to gain control over it. It is recommended to visit this fort in the evening to be able to enjoy the lush views in better weather. 

 

 


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Best Romantic Restaurants In Goa

6. Riverside – The Leela 

Centered in the middle of gorgeous salmon-hued flowers and waters, the restaurant in Goa almost looks like one situated in the midst of clouds with its sheer beauty. The breezy vibe and the wooden furniture with the scents of organic flowers in the surrounding literally make you feel like you’re dining in heaven. A heady combination of asparagus, truffle, mushroom, and Parmesan in their kinds of pasta and organically cooked pizzas makes you lick your fingers like never before. One just can't miss this one out when we talk about top restaurants in Goa.

 

 

Must-Haves: Organically Cooked Pizza, Asparagus, Pasta
Cost for two: Rs. 3,000
Cuisine: Italian
Address: The Leela, Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa

 

7. Waterfront Terrace And Bar – The Marriot

With the most spectacular view, you can get in the Goan territory, stands the Marriot. Gorgeous edge of the seaside seating and a vast ocean and sky open right in front of you it literally gets astoundingly spectacular sitting under the million stars counting the ships and yachts as they pass. This Waterfront Terrace inevitably makes it to our list of romantic restaurants in Goa due to obvious reasons.

 

 

Must-haves: All kinds of seafood, crab
Cost for two: Rs. 2,000
Cuisine: North Indian, Continental, Mediterranean
Address: The Marriott, Miramar Beach, Panaji, Goa

 

 

8. Cafe Bodega

In the sunny courtyard of the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Bodega is a quiet, peaceful and welcoming open throughout the day. The café has a charming ambiance with a view of the open outdoors, non-intrusive music, free Wi-Fi and pleasant staff. Given the paucity of places in Panaji where you can get wholesome breakfast, Bodega tops the list with its all-day-breakfast menu.

cafe-bodega-best-romantic-places-in-goa_imageMust haves: Coffee, Veg Quiche, Cucumber Cooler, Waffles, Pizza, Pasta, Carrot Cake
Cost for two: Rs. 800
Cuisine: Cafe
Address:  63/C-8, Sunaparanta Centre For The Arts, Near Lar De Estudiantes, Altinho, Panjim, Goa 403001

 

9. Cantare - Saligao

Cantare is truly a diamond in the rough. There's a reason why it's kept that way. The location of this place is a little off, it is placed off the tourist belt in Saligao, this renovated house reflects a casual exuberance. The best days to go here are on Mondays, especially to listen to the fab jazz session. You should arrive early here to grab hold of a table. Literally one of the perfect and most romantic places in Goa.
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Must-haves: Honey Glazed BBQ Chicken, 
Cost For Two: Rs.800
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Italian, Seafood, Goan, Thai 
Address: 7/73 B, Cruz Waddo, Saligao, Near Calangute, Goa

 

10. Antares

Antares Beach Resort, situated on the sublime Little Vagator Beach in North Goa is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the Indian West Coast. Nestled on a cliff surrounded by thick groves of swaying coconut palms, Antares offers unparalleled views of the vast Arabian Sea and its adjoining beaches. The innately utopic ambiance that we are able to provide makes staying with us an exceptionally stimulating experience. The highlights of Antares would be Party huts, Ocean delights, Ocean comfort, Oceanfront, Antares suits. You can live in one of their suites and wake up to one of the best views of sunsets in the whole of Goa, that made this restaurant one of the most romantic places in Goa. 

 

 

Must haves: Calamari, Cocktails, Prawn Curry, Mocktails, Sea Food, Pizza, Recheado Masala
Cost for two: Rs. 1100
Cuisine: Goan, Seafood
Address: Dando Beach, Beside Santana Beach Resort, Candolim, Goa 403515

 

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11. The Fisherman’s Wharf

Located on the side of the road, this place has to be ticked off your go-to list by making a visit. It has a very beachy vibe to it with very melodious and peppy jazz music coordinating with the sound of the tides. Whatever you will taste is undoubtedly very intricately and diligently prepared and with this environment, it’ll make you go Mama Miya! Go here with your loved one to get into the perfect serene mood for the heart to heart conversations and stolen glances as the place will have a magical impact on you before you even realize. Have the most romantic dinner in Goa only at The Fisherman's Wharf.

 


Must-Haves:
Seafood and shakes
Cost for two: Rs. 1,100
Cuisine: Continental, Goan, Seafood, North Indian
Address: Before The Leela, Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa

 

12. Tuscany Gardens 

Tuscany Gardens is a family run restaurant in Candolim, Goa. Avi from Goa and Line from Denmark started this place together in 2007. This outdoor restaurant has a very subtle yellow lighting and a very organic touch to it which makes it seem very approachable and warm. Come here with your papi to know how the breeze and food engulf you into having the best time you two would’ve had in a long time!

 

 

Must haves: Mocktails, Bruschettas, Tiramisu, Chicken Ceaser Salad, Garlic Bread, Brownie, Panna Cotta
Cost for two: Rs. 1000
Cuisine: Italian
Address: Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Goa

 

13. Thalassa

Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the magnificent Arabian Sea and picturesque small Vagator beach lies the best Restaurant in Goa serving exquisite greek food - Thalassa. Not just a Greek taverna in Goa, but a place where the warmth and sheer happiness of Greek hospitality amalgamate inst.

 

 

Must haves: Meat Platter, Mocktails, Pizzas, Vegetable Moussaka, Chocolate Cake, Risotto, Baklava
Cost for two: Rs. 1500 
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Address: Small Vagator, Ozran, Vagator, Goa 403509

 

14. La Plage

The shack pulls most of the crowd of the Ashwem Beach and is famous for its cuisine which is a mixture of Italian, American, and French. This is one of the best shacks in Goa which has dim lighting and wooden chairs placed all over the shack so you can dip your toes in the sand and sip some masterpiece cocktails. The place is vouched by people mostly because of its versatility and calm interiors. You cannot find a better spot to treat both your eyes and your taste buds than La Plage. Lay back after a refreshing drink and watch as the sun slides into the horizon.

 

 

Must haves: Sea Food, Chocolate Thali, Chicken Burger, Beef Burger, Fries, Beef Carpaccio, Prawn Lollipop
Cost for two: Rs. 800
Cuisine: Seafood, French
Address: Aswem Beach, Near Papa Jolly Hotel, Aswem Road, Morjim, Arambol, Goa

 

15. A Reverie

A Reverie is a super pretty and well-lit place surrounded by a lush green garden. It gives a very contemporary feel. The warmth that the couple that owns it adds to it makes you feel at home. Situated on the holiday street in Calangute, the interiors of the place have been done very nicely. Disco balls, chandeliers, intricate lamps add to the charm of the place. Rooted in fusion cuisine, it has an internationally inspired menu and the food here is nothing like you have tasted before. A Reverie is one of the best restaurants in Goa on the north side. 

 

 

Must haves: Mushroom Risotto, Pad Thai, Spring Roll, Chicken Wings, Pasta, Noodles, Tiramisu
Cost for two: Rs. 3000
Cuisine: Continental
Address:  Holiday Street, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa 403516


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Best Romantic Beaches In Goa

16. Agonda - Beach

Counted amongst the best beaches in Goa, Agonda Beach is one of the most serene beaches in the whole of India. This three-kilometer stretch is apt for honeymooners wanting to create some passionate memories together. The beach is ideal for walks in the evening, stargazing and for grabbing a bite in the eateries situated nearby.  Agonda is in the South of Goa which is tamer side of the state & is especially known for its natural beauty and serenity. The beach is tidy and quiet and is also the habitation ground of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles.

 

 

 

17. Arambol Beach

Beautiful and serene, this beach has a boho vibe to it that doesn’t exist in any of the Goa beaches anymore. It provides solitude for the tourists that are looking for some alone time. It is comparatively left untouched as compared to the other mainstream beaches in the North of Goa. It extends to over 16 km and has two beaches. The main beach is named Harmal Beach, and it is located in the northernmost area of Goa. You'll be awestruck to witness one of the best beaches in Goa.

 

 

 

18. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach is located 22 kms from the capital city of Panaji. It is one of the most serene beaches in Goa that remains clean and peaceful since it is a relatively offbeat destination. This crescent-shaped beach that has golden sand and glittering water, is divided into two parts – North Vagator Beach or the Big Beach and Ozran Beach or the Little Beach. For a laid-back vacation, Vagator is certainly the ideal place to be at since it offers everything, right from partying at luxury hotels to trying adventure sports for an adrenaline rush. The beach is lined with shacks and restaurants where you can stay and try out the local seafood cuisine. You have to visit Thalassa and Antares when you are on the Vagator beach. They have the best sunset views and food. If you're looking for one of the best beaches in Goa - this one will surely not disappoint you as you'll be awestruck by its mesmerising sunset.

 

 

 

19. Butterfly Beach

As the name suggests, the Butterfly Beach is the beach of butterflies. It is one of the most picturesque beaches among all the beaches of Goa. The beach is mesmerizing. Not known to many, the place is a perfect relaxing holiday destination. If one is lucky, one might see sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and even redfish early in the morning. Dolphins doing acrobats is not a rare scene here.

 

 

20. Bogmalo Beach

You've got to admit that these best beaches in Goa are worth exploring as each of them has a different charm. If you're missing out the sunset at Bogmalo then you're definitely missing out on the best. It's one of the nearest beaches from the airport - with an easily accessible location. It's perfect for a quick meal before your flight at one of their popular shacks.

 

21. Varca Beach

It's one of the best beaches in South Goa - this white sand beach has beautiful black lava rocks, soothing scenary and remarkable greenery around the entire stretch. It's a home to the fishermen of Goa, you'll witness several wooden fishing boats lined up at the beach. Find sevral luxury home stays & lodgings around for fine vacay experience. There are several restaurants, clubs and bars in Varca as well. You've got to consider it as one of the main beaches in South Goa.

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FAQ

Q: What to wear in Goa beaches?

A: Bodysuits with shrugs, Off-shoulder Two Piece Bikini, Long Maxi Dresses

 

Q: What to wear in Goa for men?

A: Men can easily pull off a cool look by pairing beige shorts with an edgy graphic tee.

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