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Reminds me of North Goa 20 years ago.

We normally stay in North Goa but find that too noisy and busy. This area reminds us of our early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
North East England, United Kingdom

Excellent food and service. Had a great time. Live music. Great seafood . Must visit. Loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Delhi, India
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Cavelossim, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We normally stay in North Goa but find that too noisy and busy. This area reminds us of our early days. We use the beach most mornings for a walk before it's too hot. Sunbeds are clustered near actual beach access but thin out very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bilje29
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Had a great time. Live music. Great seafood . Must visit. Loved it ,very lively . Book in advance.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ash0501
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely beach - not crowded at all. I walked along the water for almost 5 kms without encountering anyone early morning. Great place for sunset viewing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 355pushpendrar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Couldn't find a bad beach shack. Great food great service lots of laughs. See you all Dec 2019 Namaste

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried 4 beaches in total in Goa and this beach for us was the worst. It is clean with beach shacks and sun beds like all the others however the amount of sellers ruined the experience. We were there for about 5 hours and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leahjeds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm seas with not much surf, plenty of small bars to eat and drink, very friendly people. The lucky lucky men and women were there as usual but when told no they left you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nick T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean and quiet beach - perfect for young families and people looking to relax. No garbage/rubbish and minimum amount of seaweed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanuj R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely chilled beach ..waters are calm and clear. Not overcrowded. Lots of beach canteens with food and drinks.watersports on beach include parasailing and jetskis

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank junsessop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the beach isa beautiful stretch of sand where you can enjoy the beach and the shacks for lunch but it is being spoilt by the relentless actions of the beach sellers who don't take no for an answer and many tourists were avoiding the beach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank julie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Holiday Inn, so we were at the public section of the beach, but we walked to a public beach every day. We found the beach to be beautiful along the mile long walk from Holiday Inn to the public beach and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kirsten w
December 8, 2018|
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Response from Balsanghera | Reviewed this property |
Well I had massages while staying in dona Sylvia, there are shops outside of dona Sylvia, cross the road as you go to shops on your right, go to sandalwood shop , they are reasonably ok but can’t say how much as different... More
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Riteshdelhi | Reviewed this property |
July will be too hot
June 28, 2018|
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Response from aninsatiablefoodie | Reviewed this property |
In South Goa, you can find the Netravali Bubbling Lake, the beautiful Mobor/Cavleossim Beach, Palolem Beach, Cabo De Rama Fort, Galgibaba Beach (Tortoise Nesting Beach), Sahakari Spice Farm (for an auhentic Goan experience... More
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Dona Sylvia Beach Resort - Cavelossim Beach (28 Replies)
Hi, My wife and I (early 50s) are planning a two week holiday to South Goa from the UK arriving 22/03/09. This will be our second trip to Goa, our first was March 2006. Has anyone recently experienced Cavelossim Beach or Dona Sylvia Beach Resort? and be willing to share your experiences or photographs? Any help or advice would be much appreciated, what vaccine to take before departure, how best to deal with luggage porters on arrival at Dadolim airport, the best currency to use,...More
February 22, 2009|
Response fromgriggster|
I visited the Dona Sylvia and had a tour it looked great - you iwll not be dispaointed. I talked to other guests that were staying there and they had nothing but good things to say about it. The beach is great also - a bit busier than further up the road at the holiday inn - but you would not call it crowded. It is a very good location too.
Family holiday at Cavelossim beach, March 2008 (4 Replies)
Do any of you have some tips about child friendly restaurants, shacks, places to vistit and resorts where we can eate and use the swimmingpool at Cavelossim beach? We are a family; 2 adults and 3 children aged 4,6 and 11 years old from Denmark/Norway who are going to stay at Luisa by the sea in March 2008(Tobias villas). We are going to Palolem beach after 4 days, and here will we stay at Oceanic hotel/guesthouse for 7 days. Our last 6 days do wee book in India, and the place depends...More
January 31, 2008|
Response fromalishamoonbeam|
Hi, Luisa by the sea has a pool and there are many many places to eat in the area. Or you can eat in any of the beach shacks...try them all to find the one you like the best..and have a swim in the sea and use the loungers on the beach which are free to you if using the shack they belong to.... you will get many more things to try posted here.
Leyland, United Kingdom
Thinking of booking to Go to Goa (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, looking at Goa - I'm a bit of a forward planner and always sort things out well in advance. I've already booked most of next year's jaunts ie Mexico, Rome & Vienna and now I'm turning my attention to 2008 - oh my God I hear you all say!!!! Anyway, we're really interested in Goa for Easter which I know will be in April and will be rather hot and although we are used to it, I'm limited to school hols. The point is, we want authentic and unspoilt Goa and so, having read a lot...More
October 26, 2006|
Response fromgoanjock|
We spent 4 weeks last season with our 8 year old daughter in Cavelossim and she absolutely loved it and she can't wait to return in March. She had no problems with injections etc. and loved the food (which is varied) any questions just ask?