Goa is every beach lover’s paradise. This small coastal state in India, is nestled between Maharashtra and Kerala and boasts of a huge coastline dotted with some of the best beaches in the country. The cool blue Arabian sea, the stunning surroundings, and the powdery white sand, makes the beaches of Goa a favourite among tourists from all over the world.  

The party capital of India, Goa, is an excellent holiday destination for all kinds of tourists. Whether you want to relax by the beach and chill, or indulge in adventure, Goa will meet all your needs and beyond. If you are looking to have a relaxing vacation with your friends or family, you can head to south Goa. The beaches here are cleaner, quieter, and prettier. One of the best beaches here is Varca beach.

Why is Varca beach a wonderful place to visit in Goa? 

Located in south Goa, Varca is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Unlike other beaches in the state, there are only a few shops and restaurants, and the beach has very little crowd. This is the beauty of this place, it allows you to enjoy your privacy and peace that you may be looking for while enjoying a vacation.  

Also, the beach is located close to the airport; it is only about 45 minutes away, and can be easily reached anytime of the day. Here you can spend your day playing beach games with your kids, or simply relax on the sands, while admiring the beauty all around you. If you are visiting in the evening, you can get a wonderful view of the sunset.  

The mellow sound of the waves washing the shores, the cool breeze ruffling your hair, and the golden sky, makes the view even more majestic, and give you an unforgettable experience.  

Where to stay in Varca? 

There are many resorts in Varca, like Emerald Palms, one of the best resorts in Goa by Club Mahindra that gives you a great holiday experience. 

About Emerald Palms Resort 

Located just 10 minutes from Varca Beach, Emerald Palms Resort by Club Mahindra is one of the best resorts in Goa.Inspired by the rich Portuguese history of Goa, this beautiful property provides an ideal abode to enjoy a fun, peaceful and enriching vacation in Goa.  

Here you can enjoy staying in the spacious rooms that can easily accommodate all your family members, also the array of modern amenities ensure that every second you spend here is comfortable. From the wellness treatment centres to a sprawling pool and restaurant that serve lip smacking meals all day, there are plenty of beautiful experiences here for you to enjoy. 

Every morning will be a memorable one, as you wake up to a stunning view. The lush garden, and the natural surroundings around the resort will set the tone for the rest of the day. The rest of the day would be as dramatic as your morning, as you can take a dip in the beautiful pool and enjoy splashing water with your friends and family.  

In the evening, as the sun goes down, you can enjoy a private, cosy, barbecue by the pool and spend some quality time with your family members, while sipping on the best cocktails or any beverage of your choice. The restaurant here is known to offer lip smacking food that showcases the rich food culture of Goa

Places to visit near Varca 

While you are in Varca, there are many places that you can explore. Some of which are the hidden gems of south Goa.  

Our Lady of Glory Church

Distance from Varca – 2.5 kms 

Goa is home to some of the best churches in India. The Our Lady of Glory Church is one of the oldest churches in Goa. It was built by the Portuguese about 300 years ago, and is an architectural marvel. The fact that the church still stands strong, and is unperturbed, speaks volumes of the fine craftsmanship. 

It is an important place of worship for the locals, and as a tourist, you must visit the place to get a first-hand experience of the Portuguese influence on local culture, and history.  

Margao Market

Distance from Varca – 8 kms 

A vacation to Goa would be incomplete without indulging in some shopping, and the best place to shop in Goa is the Margao market. One of the biggest markets in Goa, it is a one-stop shopping destination for everything. From jewelleries, to clothes, and fenny to spices and Goan masalas, you can get everything here. 

Goa Chitra Museum

Distance from Varca – 5.8 kms 

Goa Chitra Museum is one of the best places to visit in Goa near Varca that gives you a glimpse into the ancient Goan history and culture through its artefacts, and crafts. If you love history, and like to know more about the colonial influence of the Portuguese in Goa, you would surely enjoy visiting this lesser-known museum.  

Fun family activities to do at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Goa 

While you are staying at the Club Mahindra Emerald Palms resort, you can indulge in plenty of unique experiences that will make your stay a pleasant experience.  

Family Hand casting 

Growing up is inevitable, and the tiny hands of your kids that you hold will soon take on more responsibilities. So, you can immortalise your moments of togetherness by making a cast of yours and your loved ones hands. It helps you retain a moment forever that you can cherish for many years in the future. It is one of the recommended things to do in Goa and what better way to do it in your own resort.  

Adventure activities 

While Varca beach is less crowded, there are many water sports activities that you take part in here. And, one of the popular adventure sports is Jek Skiing. As you ride on the jet ski, moving at a high speed against the waves, you can be sure to experience a thrill like never before.  

Another adventure activity where you can just relax and enjoy the view yet feel the thrill is parasailing. Varca beach is one of the best places to experience this water sport, as you sail up high in the air, you can enjoy a stunning view below.  

With so many places to visit, and things to do in and around the resort, a visit to Varca and your stay at Goa Emerald Palms Resort hosted by Club Mahindra will surely be etched in your memory forever. 

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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