If North Goa’s heady mix of nightlife and popular beaches appeals to party hipsters, the slow-paced, Southern tropical Palolem vibe offers lazy hours on the beach, refreshing dips, and an escape to immerse yourself in stillness. The beach can get crowded during the season, but it’s still relatively quiet. There are beach huts where you can stay.

Palolem has a mix of restaurants ranging from Indian to tastefully decorated organic cafes to entice your taste buds.