Unbeatable Anjuna holidays 2019 / 2020
With its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful sand-swept beaches, there’s plenty of character to be found in Anjuna. Located in North Goa, this Indian delight is an ideal place to spend your getaway – whether you fancy a lively trip away with friends or a romantic retreat.
Anjuna holidays have long been a favourite for globe-trotters and sun seekers. In the 1960s, holidaymakers favoured the destination for its blissful beach life, while the 1980s bought parties and unrivalled nightlife. Nowadays, undiscovered beaches have become somewhat of a tourist hub as plenty of people flock to this party pocket of India. That’s not to say that it’s lost any of its' charm. While it might be lacking in a spirited nightlife or a bohemian style, there’s a great history to delve into, alongside captivating cuisine and plenty of action and activity.
Despite becoming a popular tourist hub, there’s still some spirituality to be found on your holidays to Anjuna. Immerse yourself in its hippie roots as you try your hand at everything from yoga courses to aromatherapy treatments – guaranteed to take care of your spirit, body and mind. If you’re looking to grab a souvenir, however, one top attraction is Anjuna’s Wednesday flea market located right by the beach. Originally set up in the 1960s, this part of Goa still remains and has evolved into a parade of food and shopping stalls. Pick up a pair of flip-flops on your travels, or embrace the delicious cuisine of this glorious Indian gem. For still more shopping delights, mixed with authentic Indian street food and live music, the Saturday Night Market in neighbouring Arpora is an attraction in its own right and easily reached from Anjuna Beach.
Anjuna’s history goes way back and there’s plenty to delve into on your getaway. Chapore Fort is just a 20-minute walk away and is a top attraction for culture vultures. Built by Goans, before being seized by Portuguese occupiers in the 18th-Century, it’s perhaps best known as a site for famous Bollywood films – and with views like this, it’s not difficult to see why! Take a stroll to St Anthony’s Chapel to catch a glimpse of Indian culture, or meander your way through a wealth of gorgeous cafes and restaurants guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed.
Anjuna’s beach is likely to be the centre point of your getaway and with 2 kilometres of sprawling golden sand; it’s no surprise that holidaymakers flock to this part of Goa. There are rocky landscapes edging the beach and plenty of space, making it a quiet place to lounge around. Aside from its natural beauty, you’ll also discover some of Goa’s famous beach shacks for a bite to eat. You’ll uncover delicious Goan seafood dishes and enticing Indian cuisine alongside a great atmosphere and plenty to discover.
If you fancy venturing out away from the sand, head to the clifftop where you can take a leisurely stroll along the coastline and take in the breathtaking views. There are many hotels and restaurants overlooking the Arabian Sea that are well worth dipping into.
Anjuna Beach lies along a coastline jam-packed with stunning bays, and even minimal exploring will yield some fabulous alternative beaches to enjoy. Just a short hop North, and within walking distance, Vagator Beach is a secluded crescent of sand with striking craggy rocks which have earnt it a reputation for aesthetics. If you want to head south, Baga Beach and vibrant Calungate (otherwise called the "Queen of Beaches") are both infamous on the traveller scene for there sweeping sandy bays and fabulous facilities. These are the places to go to for boutique stores, restaurants and bars, as well as the incredible all night beach parties the region has become so well known for.