Treat Yourself to a Massage
Thankfully, Arossim Beach isn't swarming with premium resorts. Instead, there are a few that have gradually popped up. Luxury hotels grace its coastline, meaning luxury spas. Need a massage that's more than skin-deep? Be sure to check out Heritage Village Hotel which offers classic Indian Ayurvedic massage, an ancient form of healing that can soothe, revitalise and refresh. It involves plants and herbs, concentrating on pressure points – all finished with a cup of delicious ginger tea to brighten you up for the evening. If you're in the mood for some real pampering, try the Turkish Bath facilities at the hotel. Or tap into your soulful side with some yoga or meditation.
Into your spices? You won't experience spices that taste as delicious as those found in Goan cuisine. Discover how they're grown and produced at the Savoi Spice Plantation. This 200-year-old plantation is located 12km north of Ponda and is one of the quieter plantations in the region. Listen as experienced guides take you on a trip around the 40-hectare property. Learn all about cardamom, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon then treat your tastebuds to the traditional Goan Saraswat cuisine served in mud pots. Be sure to peruse the stalls of local crafts.
Arossim Beach Holidays Water Sports
Because Arossim Beach is such a quiet spot, it'll be a breeze to claim your stake on the beach. What's more, the destination boasts watersports of all kinds. So, whether you like jet-skiing, windsurfing or parasailing, you'll find it all here. The best time to go is October to March. Why not hop aboard a catamaran? Or take a diving course with a knowledgeable instructor? Even better, you can take training classes at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort Spa – perfect for experts or beginners. This luxury hotel also boasts the largest swimming pool in the whole of India with an enormous fitness centre.
Just a seven-minute walk away is Cansaulim Beach, known for its tranquil and picturesque beauty and is the second-largest beach stretch in India. The beach is an extension of Velsao Beach and sits between Bogmallo and Colva beaches. 20 minutes from Dabolim Airport, it's the ideal spot for anyone in need of some headspace. With clean, white sands and swaying palms, the beach is 10km from Vasco city and 16km from Margao – the main city of the region. You'll probably spot Zuari Industrial Estate from here, which towers over a hill on the right side of the beach.
An Outing to Margao and Beyond
For some hustle and bustle, South Goa's capital, Margao, is a mere 20-minute taxi ride from Arossim Beach. It's known as the central hub and the commercial capital of Goa. Resting on the banks of the River Sal, it's thought to be one of the oldest settlements in Goa and blends Indian culture with Portuguese colonial charm. Don't miss the 16th-century Church of the Holy Spirit which sports a flawless white exterior and a sparkling gold interior. If you fancy some chill time, head to Colva Beach. With pristine, powdery sand and an entire shoreline of coconut trees, Colva Beach is famous for its sunsets, with more sea shacks, eateries and bars than you can shake a coconut at.
If you want to escape the noisy, congested cities and bask in the sun, Arossim Beach holidays really take the cake. Kick back and unwind on holidays to Arossim Beach, one of the most serene beaches in South Goa. This destination is the perfect setting for a classic retreat – but without the crowds.