The Ying to North Goa's Yang, the southern portion of the state offers a complete contrast to the lively beaches north of the Zuari River. Backed by lush green hills and verdant coconut plantations, glorious white sand beaches stretch for miles down the Arabian Sea coast.
The atmosphere here is one of serenity, with sleepy fishing villages and a gentle sprinkling of five-star resorts dotting the coastline. South Goa is the perfect destination for those looking for a little rest and relaxation. It's also where you'll find the region's cleanest, least crowded and arguably whiter beaches, not to mention some stunning Portuguese colonial architecture, as well as a number of near-forgotten Hindi temples hiding in the jungle. The sunsets here are just as impressive with most beaches providing hungry guests with a variety of thatched beach bars specialising in sunset dinners.