BOGMALO & MAJORDA BEACHES
Bogmalo and Majorda, along with Arossim and Utorda are broad,
flat, and open. They are among the least heavily used beaches.
There are small clusters of beach shack restaurants and occasional
fishing villages scattered under the coconut palms.
In Bogmalo, the Oberois manage a property built by Trade
Wings. The building is right on the sea. As the waves lash
the parapets of the open-air restaurant, the drone of the
restless Arabian Sea lulls to sleep even the most insomniac.
Beyond are mysterious little islands, shipwrecks in the silt
and, around the hotel, plenty of pleasant eateries-each one
of them claiming to be Osibisa’s favorite. That pardonable
selling trick began about 10 years ago when the Oberoi hosted
From Bogmalo down south, there is Majorda beach and the Majorda
Beach Resort. Majorda is the village where the Jesuits, fond
as they were of the good things of life, discovered the best
Goan toddy (sap from the coconut palm), which they used to
leaven the bread. Naturally, then, Majorda is the place where
the Goans were first trained in the delicate art of baking
European breads. The Majordans are still Goa’s best
bakers. The delights of the beach, however, were discovered
much earlier, in the mythic times when the gods above went
through a lot of turmoil. There is a Goan version of Ramayana
and therein Lord Rama was kidnapped as a child and brought
up at Majorda. Later, in pursuit of Sita, he camped at Cabo
de Rama-a headland further south-where the stretch of developed
Things to see and do:
Just about ½ km before you reach Bogmalo, there is
a fork in the road. Go left and you reach a tiny cove with
a little beach, called Issorcim beach. This beach is completely
secluded save for local villagers, and is particularly good
fro fishing. It has just one restaurant the Copacabana Bar
and restaurant, at the end of the road to Hollant, which is
closed most of the time.
This is also the lonely place apart from Grade island where
plate coral grows.
Sao Jacinto Island
About 5 km from Bogmalo, San Jacinto Island is in the Marmgao
bay, off the Panaji Vasco Highway, to which it is connected
by causeway. Its is lovely little island with old houses and
picturesque chapel. Beyond it , a path goes up the hill to
a look-out point which may have originally been a kadamba-period
lighthouse. The island is partly fortified, to ward off the
possibility of using it as a staging post for an assault on
marmugao fort. In the middle of the village there is an ancient
spring used by villagers fro drinking water.
TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMODATION
Majorda is located at a distance of 18 km from Dabolim
Airport and connected to Margao with buses, motorcycle taxis,
and taxis.Accomodation Towering above the Southern end of
Bogmalo Beach Resort, built before the coastal
construction restrictions came into force.Its unique enbles
all the 123 rooms to face sea. There are other places like
Joets Guest house, Sarita Guest house,, Etc.