Holidays to Majorda are a true taste of India, from the atmospheric village vibe to authentic Goan curries at family-run restaurants.

Hidden gem

Thanks to its quiet beach and laidback way of life, under-the-radar Majorda takes visitors away from the hustle and bustle of the livelier resorts in Goa, on the south-west coast of India. Think fresh fish curries, colonial-era churches and sacred cows bumbling along the pretty palm-lined shore – paradise.

Watersport scene

If the thought of blissfully bobbing along the Indian Ocean lights up your life, then Majorda's bound to be your cup of chai. With chilled kayaking, deep-sea scuba diving and adrenaline-rush jet-skiing on offer, you certainly won't be short of ways to work up an appetite.

Taste sensation

The aroma of a Goan curry will draw even the most dedicated water baby away from the shore. Fragrant garlic, zingy ginger and fiery chilli are the star players, and the arena's a beachfront restaurant with unspoiled ocean views. Be sure to sample the local speciality – red snapper wrapped in banana leaf.

Haggle and bustle

The town of Margao is a 25-minute drive inland – and the perfect place to test out your haggling skills. There are heaps of markets, each a treasure trove of handmade souvenirs, travel essentials and more. And just a short drive from Margao is the snap-worthy Church of the Holy Spirit.

At a Glance

  • Take a tour to discover Goa's rich colonial history
  • Test your taste buds with spicy Goan curry
  • Hit the waves on an adrenaline-pumping jet-ski