If you are looking for a place in Goa with complete solitude, relaxation and peace, far from the hustle and bustle of the crowded beaches, then perhaps Majorda Beach is the right place for you. The tranquil atmosphere of Majorda pleasantly responds to the gentle sound of the sea. Located in Salcete Taluka, north of Betalbalim, Panaji and just south of Utoda, one can enjoy the beach’s superb view, colored in golden brown sand topped by the golden orange rays of the sunset.
Besides Majorda’s beauty, the village is famous for its tasty bread, as most Majordans are known as having fantastic baking skills. In fact, an interesting history revealed that the Jesuits discovered the finest toddy or coconut sap in Majorda and used it in making bread. Majorda is also the first Goan village to get training in the art of baking European bread.
Actually, admiration of Majorda Beach is nothing new. According to the Indian epic Ramayana, it is believed that Rama was abducted and brought to the beach during his childhood. Also, it is believed that Rama searched for his wife, Sita in this beach.
There are plenty of things to do in the beach. Swimming is safe here even if there’s no lifeguard. Unless you are an excellent swimmer, though, never go further than waist deep into the sea. In terms of leisure activities, sampling various dishes is perhaps the best activity as you can eat a wide array of Goan food, from the fresh seafood to foreign specialties and steaks.
Some of the best nearby touristy spots in Majorda Beach include the Maede Deus Church, Utorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Built in 1588, the statue of Joaquin Fernandez, who got a gold medal during a Republic Day in New Delhi, is the first thing you’ll see when visiting Maede. This church was destroyed by fire by the Marathas during their invasion but reconstructed in 1739.
Just 1 kilometer away from Majorda is the Utorda Beach, located at the northernmost part of Salcete Taluka and north of Majorda. You can reach the beach by walking from Majorda straight up towards Veslao. The beach is famous for the beach shack ‘Zeebop on the Sea’ that specializes on exceptional seafood cooking and other Goan dishes. Down south is the Betalbatim Beach, which is only 5 kilometers away from Majorda. An interesting fact, the name ‘Betalbatim’ comes from the powerful demon Betaal, who temple located at Frado Vaddo. Betalbatim is a good place for solitude in spite of several resorts.
Majorda beachside accommodation is only limited to three spots – Majorda Beach Resort, Shangri La Retreat and Sand Dunes Holiday Resort. Just one kilometer away is the Palm View Guest Houses. While there are village homes for stay, they are quite distant from the sea.
You will find an excellent network of transport systems readily available to access Majorda Beach. Majorda is situated 18 kilometers from Dabolim Airport and 22 kilometers from Panaji. There are plenty of buses in Dabolim Airport and Panaji. You can also reach the beach via cab or motorbike.