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“Overrated”
Review of Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Agonda
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Yes, the beach is lovely. Not many people. And maybe there's a reason. We came here hearing wonderful description of a paradise. And, it is pretty. But first of all- it's expensive. We tried to find huts w hot water shower. They costed appr 4000 rupies. We settled for a cold bucket-shower (for 2000r!) hut with strawmats as walls. That's fine, being one with nature, but here the nature invades you! The hut was visited by rats that ate our nuts (in the bag!), then ants had their path in our bed! And of course cockroaches in the bathroom and in our bags! Every morning and evening huge bats are flying their round on the beach, we were lucky not to get any of this flying dogs in our face/ hair. So you are one with nature for sure. Well, and there is this lovely beach...big waves, great for surfers. The one problem is the sand flies. It took us one week of scratching and nightly anxiety. Agonda is lovely, in
the distance. We tried it for a week. To stay here again we will not.
Ps. One month before there was a leopard visiting and we heard stories of tigers.

2  Thank Kamala11
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very pretty huts that line the sand and face out to sea are for rent by the night/week etc. Several beach shacks and shops. Seemed to think it was a bit upmarket, more expensive than some other resorts.

Thank LesGUk
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Clean, sandy beech. The waves can be a bit rough at times , but with care no problems. Flat perfect for walking along the shore line.

Thank Romevisitor2008
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The bottom line is that all the reviews about this beach are right on the mark. The beach is beautiful, one of my favorites along with Wailea HI and Praia Mole in Brazil. What I liked best about Agonda though was that is is far enough from the airport and cities of Goa to avoid the chaos and traffic that I've come to expect of greater India. Agonda is a one road town, and when we visited in the middle of March (end of the season) we were pleasantly surprised to find the small fishing village more welcoming than the other towns and cities we have spent time in here. Dolphins join the local fisherman vying for their morning catch, and you can hire a boat to take you out to see them up close for less than $30 USD. It's a shallow beach and the waves break near shore which makes visibility limited. I spent a lot of time in the water with my snorkel gear on, but for avid snorkelers or divers the conditions are not ideal. If you are in India and you need an escape from the chaos of the cities, make this destination your first priority. Just be aware that you've got 90-120 minutes in a small car on winding narrow roads through the forest before you reach the gem of South Goa.

Notes - The time of year you visit is important. The busy season is December and January. Conditions are ideal, but you will fight the crowds. February and March are less crowded, and in April it starts to become unbearably hot.


If you find Agonda a tad tame for your liking... Palolem is only another 10 minutes South and boasts a lively nightlife.

2  Thank Adam P
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We spent a month travelling in India this February and were fortunate to visit both Agonda and Radhanger beach on the Andamans. Both regularly feature as India's two best beaches on Trip Advisor's lists.

For us Radhanger just shades it for the white sand and blue sea and deserted beach .........but then it is 1000 kms from the mainland. For Goa , Agonda is still relatively deserted . Its edge though is it is also able to offer great accomodation , restaurants and bars on a beautiful beach without seeming at all crowded and noisy . Go before it changes as it inevitably will! Oh and then there are the sunsets............. .

1  Thank malcolm60
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