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Carmona and Zalor beach information

Discussion in 'By The Sea' started by SPuri, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. SPuri

    SPuri New Member

    I have been Goa many times and always been to a particular place of Goa which is the North part, now I want a change and thinking of visiting Carmona and Zalor area and the beaches. I would like to get some information on these areas, the beaches and the restaurants around them.

  2. JaiPatra

    JaiPatra New Member

    The location is very quiet and there are a few beach shacks there, as well as resorts with swimming pools.

    Regarding restaurants there is Varca Palms or La Palms which is close to the beach, another popular restaurant is Tibchies which serves Tibetan and Chinese cuisines.
    Cavalossim is a great place to visit and rated very highly by tourists who go to South Goa.

    Hope this has been helpful to you.

  3. Deven

    Deven Member

    If you want a quieter place to stay then South Goa is the place to be, the beach walk would be much more relaxing. Although there is not a huge choice for food but what is available is superb.
  4. SPuri

    SPuri New Member

    Thanks JaiPatra and Deven. Any recommendations on restaurants in South Goa?
  5. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Carmona is a village in the Salcette District of South Goa. The beach in Carmona is called the Zalor Beach or sometimes, the Carmona Zalor Beach. It is just nearby the beaches of Varca and Cavelossim. The water of Carmona Beach is very safe for swimming. You can also enjoy some water sports in here. The sands of the shores are quite powdery and the water here is very clean and bluish in colour.

    You won't find restaurants on Carmona itself but there are restaurants on nearby areas. Some restaurants near the Carmona Beach are:
    • Jolinn Restaurant and Bar - This isn't in Carmona Beach but in Fatrade Beach. Their address is: House No. 658, Near Fatrade Beach, Fatrade, Varca, Goa 403721. They have North India, Goan and Chinese cuisines. They also serve alcohol in the restaurant. They serve mainly seafood dishes with fresh ingredients. Try out their jumbo prawns and prawns balchao.
    • Garden Court Restaurant - This is in: Pedda, Dumattem, Varca, Goa 403721. They serve Indian, Asian and Chinese cuisines. Try out there Masala fried king fish and Goan fish curry.
    • Seaman's Nest - You can find this in: Ferry Road, Assolna, Near Ponda, Ponda, Goa. They have Goan cuisine and some street foods. It's very near the river so you can enjoy the view while eating. They serve mainly seafood dishes.
    • Star Light - They are located in: Arpora, Bardez, Baga, Goa. They serve Indian, Goan and Chinese cuisines. Try out their prawn biryani and tandoori masala.
    • Betty's Place - They are located in: Near Leela, Mobor, Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa. They serve Indian, Goan and Continental cuisines. Try out their cheese naan.
    • Papa Joe's - You can find them in: Orlim, Carmona, Salcette, Goa. They have Goan, North Indian and Chinese cuisines. Try out their crabs butter garlic and prawn curry.

    Then, here are some accommodations nearby the Carmona Beach:
    • Lazy Frog - This is about two kms from Carmona Beach. Their Deluxe Double Room is at Rs. 900 per night. The room has television, WiFi, fridge, microwave, electric kettle, dining table and a wardrobe cabinet. It also has an attached bathroom with 24 hours of hot and cold running water. Laundry services can be requested for as well. You can also ask for airport pickup and drop-off from the hotel staff. Their address is: Carmona Road, Carmona, Goa 403717. Their contact number is: +91 70661 53390.
    • Colonia Jose Menino Resort - This is about 1.1 kms from the Carmona Beach. Their AC Room is at Rs. 950 per night. It has its own balcony overlooking the sea. It comes with basic amenities like television, bed, ceiling fan, attached bathroom and sofa. The resort also has their own swimming pool, restaurant, jacuzzi and outdoor court. Their address is: Zalor Beach Road Carmona, Near Goa Renaissance Hotel, Fatrade, Varca, Goa 403721. Their contact number is: +91 832 274 5791.
    • Ramada Caravela Beach Resort - This is about 2.4 kms from the Carmona Beach. It's also directly on the Fatrade Beach. Their Garden View Room is at Rs. 5,413 per night. It overlooks the well-manicured gardens of the resort. It has these amenities: television, temperature control, in-room dining, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, mini fridge, attached bathroom and WiFi. The tariff also includes a complimentary buffet breakfast. The resort also has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, golf course and discotheque. Their address is: Varca, Salcete, Goa, India, Margao, GA 403721. Their contact number is: +91 832 669 5000.
    • Varca Le Palms Beach Resort - This is about 3.5 kms from the Carmona Beach. Their Superior Room is at Rs. 6,500 per night. It has air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone and an attached modern bathroom. They have two swimming pools: one for the adults and one for the kids. They also have four restaurants you can choose from. Their address is: Teen Murti, Fatrade, Salcette, Varca, Goa 403721. Their contact number is: +91 832 284 5411.

    I hope this helps!
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  6. Dybbuk Jones

    Dybbuk Jones New Member

    Carmona Beach is a beautiful beach and they certain make it easy to get to. However, I went during the height of the tourist season and there were some fairly sketchy Europeans who were practically taking over the beach and smoking marijuana at all hours. It gave me a headache. Results may vary. I've asked other people about that beach and none of them had that experience.