Anjuna Vagator Experience
Anjuna and Vagator are twin beachside hamlets in North Goa, North of the renowned Baga - Calangute stretch. Anjuna and Vagator is home to some of the most stylish restaurants, beachside hotels offering stunning views and a completely non-touristy character making it a completely different experience to a highly touristy Baga - Calangute experience.
Anjuna has been haven for hippies in 1970s and 1980s and even today the hippy heritage is there to experience at Curlies and Shiva Valley. The narrow access lanes, thumping music, hokkahs and a vibrant beachside character makes it a unique experience.
Vagator on the contrary is home to some of the classiest and most happening restaurants such as Thalassa, Antares, Chronicle, Nine Bar etc. and some of the best rated restaurants such as The Oasis. Vagator is where guests arrive for a day for a complete beachside experience with clean beaches, shacks serving best of cuisine, watersports and long beach stretches that are good for a walk anyday.
While most of Goa hotels struggle to offer sea views, Vagator is home to hotels that offer most amazing close range Arabian Sea Views (Antares, Ozran Heights, Oceans Bliss etc). These are most sought after, more so considering the kind of dining and nightlife options available nearby.
Anjuna and Vagator are not home to sprawling 5-star hotels as one may find in South Goa and even around Calangute - Baga (with exception of the new W Retreat that is coming up below Chapora fort in Vagator), however most hotels in the area get themself classified as boutique having a unique character and charm, and therefore are popular with getaway seekers and honeymooners. Alongwith fancy hotels, One can find many homestays, villas and small hotels for those looking for something more private or experiential.
Its a norm to take a bike hire or car hire (Self drive) to move around Anjuna and Vagator. Because of this reason hardly any hotel here would offer a package holiday like typical hotels do in Baga and Calangute area.
Anjuna and Vagator is a compelling option for repeat visitors to Goa, sophisticated travellers, getaway seekers and all those looking to stay away from touristy crowd and feel the very essense of Goa,