The beaches of Goa are respectably presented at the rating of the best beaches in Asia, based on the choice of travelers on the travel portal TripAdvisor. Eight Indian beaches belong to the Top 25 best beaches of Asia in 2013, five of them are the Goan beaches of Agonda, Cavelossim, Mandrem, Baga and Candolim. They are all mentioned on the site as Award Winners of “Traveller's Choice ® 2013” (Traveler’s choices — 2013). Although a miniature region, Goa passes ahead its competitors — the “pros” of world tourism like Thailand and the Philippines.
Two beaches of South Goa are in the top ten. Agonda Beach is the second in the list of preferences of beach admirers who are attracted to the beauty of the large area, privacy and deserted beaches. In the responses of tourists it is emphasized that the rest in Agonda is for those who need peace and quiet, nice food, and decent housing at affordable prices. “Serene quiet beach away from the crowds. An ideal place for sun admirers and for those, who want to meditate or read a book” - this is Agonda compilers rating.
Next Goan beach of the Top Asia List is Cavelossim (7th place), “One of the best beaches in Goa”. Tourists call Cavelossim “stunning”, “excellent” for its beauty, cleanliness, comfort and luxury. From the responses, you can also find out that Cavelossim is a great place for shopping and Ayurvedic treatments, it offers a great variety of tasty food and has excellent facilities for families with children.
Cavelossim “is suitable for a family holiday or for those, who want to be alone with nature, but close to the benefits of civilization. It’s a wonderful place, a paradise for tourists” - summarizes in his response one British tourist who spent his summer vacation in Goa.
Northern Beaches of Goa in the rating: Mandrem, Baga and Candolim, they also get a lot of positive reviews.
Mandrem is recommended as a lovely wide beach suitable for private family vacations with more modest budgets.
Baga and Candolim, to the contrary, are ideal for young tourists who want to get into a dynamic atmosphere where it’s noisy and fun, where you can meet “different people”, enjoy water sports, dancing and get “high” on the endless trance parties. “Classy place for parties”, - as expressed by a young tourist from Almaty.
The last season in Goa attracted more than 4.5 million foreign tourists, according to the Department of Tourism. By all accounts, all Goan beaches have the potential to fight for first place in the ratings, so the authority of the State intends to make greater efforts to improve their infrastructure.