What are the Best Beach Shacks in Goa?
Beach shacks are the best way to experience the beaches in Goa. And rightfully so. Or where else will you be able to relax, munch on your favourite food, and gaze into the sea, all at once? Moreover, the beach shacks in Goa also provide some of the best sunset spots. These beach shacks host thrilling parties at night to keep travellers on their feet till the wee hours. If you’re a beach bum, you should give the beach shacks a go on your solo trip to Goa.
And if you’re wondering what the best beach shacks in Goa are, read a little further to find out yourself. After experiencing many beach shacks in Goa, I have hand-picked the best ones for you. In no particular order, here are some of the best beach shacks in Goa.
1. Curlies – the most loved one
On your search for the beach shacks in Goa, you must have come across Curlies. Curlies is one of the top beach shacks in Goa. It attracts travellers from across the world for its views and amenities. As soon as you step into the shack, you will understand its hype.
Curlies have a sensational atmosphere, the best seafood and booze, and a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea. This is enough to hook any traveller. Besides all these, you have access to free internet, fun games, and a soundproof nightclub.
Location: Near Anjuna Flea Market, North Goa
Timings: Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 am throughout the week
Must-try dishes: Prawn tempura, shakshouka, pork roast, etc.
Price for a meal of one: Rs. 750
2. Shiva Valley – the legendary beach shack
Shiva Valley is another iconic beach shack on the Anjuna beach. Adjacent to the Curlies, it is a popular spot among travellers for parties. Shiva Valley hosts parties almost daily, but the Tuesday trance parties are on the next level. So if you’re in the mood to experience the best parties in Goa, head straight to Shiva Valley.
The sight of the Arabian Sea mixed with psychedelic music, neon lights, and a fantastic bar keeps Goa’s party spirit high. With all that being said, Shiva Valley also serves lip-smacking dishes. If you’re here till the morning, do not forget to grab breakfast and soak in the calmness of the shack.
Location: Anjuna beach
Timings: All days – 9:30 am to 11:00 pm. Except on Sundays – 3:00 pm to 3:00 am and Tuesdays – 9:30 am to 4:00 am.
Must-try dishes: Pancakes, Pomfret tandoori, Prawn rolls, etc.
Price for a meal of one: Rs.500
Looking for a beach shack on the popular Baga beach? If yes, then straightaway go to Britto’s Beach Shack. It is undoubtedly the best in the area. The ambience and looks of the shack will lure you into spending some time at Britto’s instantly. The picturesque sight of the sea elevates the ambiance of the shack. I feel it is the best place to chill and relax after indulging in the water sports at Baga beach.
Once you’re here, you will come across many travellers who stop by this shack to have a meal. So if you’re spontaneous, you’ll have out-of-the-blue conversations with strangers. Britto’s specialty lies in its diverse cuisine. The dishes at Britto’s can satiate every traveller’s palette. You name it, and you’ll have it.
Location: Calangute-Baga road, Goa
Timings: 8:30 am to 12:30 am throughout the week.
Must-try dishes: Calamari, seafood platters, baked crabs, stuffed mushrooms, pork ribs.
Price for a meal for one: Rs. 700
4. Souza Lobo
If you’re searching for a beach shack that serves authentic Goan cuisine in North Goa, head to Souza Lobo. Souza Lobo provides beach shacks on Calangute beach with a relaxed environment. Although Calangute beach remains pretty packed up all the time, Souza Lobo lets you explore it differently. Their staffs are extremely courteous and attentive. You will have a great time hanging out at this place.
Location: Calangute Beach
Timings: Open from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm and reopens from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Must-try dishes: Goan prawn curry, vindaloo, fish cafreal.
Price of a meal for one: rs.700
5. Rudy’s Golden Mermaid Shack
Add this shack to your vacation in Goa immediately if you’re looking for a shack under budget. And that’s not it. Besides being budget-friendly, the shack also provides stays for the night. This is one of the few beach shacks in Goa where you can stay at night. Rudy’s Golden Mermaid Shack gets livelier at night. As the night grows, you’ll see this place transforming into a party mood with all the booming music and an array of cocktails.
Location: Calangute, Goa
Timings: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Must-try dishes: Calamari and Prawn dishes are exquisite here
Price of a meal for one: Rs.400
The choice is yours!
Whether you want to stay in the most popular beach shack or the less-crowded one, the choice is yours. All I can say from my experience is that you’ll have a happy time at any beach shack mentioned in the list. And if you’re concerned about your safety, let me tell you you’re safe over here. You have to take the basic safety measures as mishaps can happen in the best of the place. So, keep your worries at bay and experience the beach shacks in Goa. If you know any other beach shacks that are tidy and safe, please mention them in the comments below.
Keep travelling, ladies!
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