Idyllic beaches of South Goa
Palolem Beach in extreme South Goa is one of the finest and safest beaches of Goa for swimming (being the shallowest of beaches in Goa). The crescent-shaped beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea.
The beach is featured as the Indian residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004). The initial footage in the movie gives a good idea of the natural beauty of the beach - the distinctive tree covered rocks at one end (known locally as Monkey Island - to which tours are run) and beach shacks.
Palolem Beach has become a hub for those pursuing alternative / minimalistic lifestyle. There are stay options such as Bhakti Kutir, which exclusively cater to this “Simple living high thinking” philosophy.
Canacona, other beachfront in Deep Southern end of Goa has a 5-star destination resort and a popular option for destination weddings.