YOU CAN REACH US BY AIR, BUS AND TRAIN
International and domestic flights land at Dabolim airport in Goa. If you would like us to arrange airport transfers, please ask for this service in your booking or let us know! The drive from Goa Dabolim Airport to Palm Grove Beach Resort takes approximately 1,5 hours. Pre-pay government taxis are also available as you exit the airport terminal.
The closest large town is Mapusa, about 40 minutes drive from us. Mapusa has bus connections to Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Pune and other tourist destinations. Goa has two main railway stations, Margao and Vasco da Gama, approximately a 1,5h drive from us.
Ashvem village is a part of the Mandrem area. For a more authentic interaction we advise you to take a walk or a drive through the area behind the beach to see the huge Ashvem Banyan Tree and some local temples.
The closest town is Mapusa. Every day is a market day but Friday is the day when locals have their special market day so here you will find anything from local fruits to jewellery! Mandrem is the closest village with services such as Grocery store, Doctor, Pharmacy, Tailor and further more.
Between Morjim and Terekhol are some of the least discovered and developed beaches and villages in Goa. Take the ferry or the new bridge over to Marahastra and hang out on Paradise Beach for a day.
ANJUNA FLEAMARKET &
SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET
The flea market in Anjuna is one of the world's most famous markets! It´s huge, it´s fun and it´s crazy! The flea is going on every Wednesday from around 10:00 am to sunset. The Saturday night market is a nice visit for shopping, eating or just hanging around. Open from 5 pm to 1 am.
About an hour walk north on the beach from Palm Grove Beach Resort, or a 10 minute drive you´ll get to Arambol, a small village that is crowded with backpackers and where you can do some serious touristy shopping.
Wake up early in the morning and get picked up just by the beach below our resort by the local fishermen, who will take you out for an 1-1,5 hour boat trip where you if you are lucky, might see some happy dolphins swimming!
A great idea is to explore Panjim for a day. Take a walk through the old buildings in India's only Latin Quarter called Fontainhas. Don’t miss a lunch or dinner at Hospendaria Venite, such a cool old school Goan heritage restaurant. Try the local Chicken Xacuti or Fish Curry Rice. For a full day, combine it with a visit to a half day visit at the Spice Plantation. Have you seen how vanilla grows or do you know why pepper goes from white to black, or is it the other way around?
For more inspiration of to do´s, please check out Whatsup Goa