Amongst the most popular entertainment destinations in Goa, the Deltin Royale offers internationally famous games such as Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette. While the biggest casino in the country is home to the only exclusive poker room in the nation, it also has an exclusive space for Indian Flush. This casino is fitted with a multi cuisine buffet, an exclusive whiskey bar, VIP gaming suites and live entertainment acts. This offshore extravaganza is a must visit for those diehard gamers.
Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Asvem, Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, Miramar, Candolim, Sinquerim, Bojmalo, Majorda, Velsao, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Agonda, Palolim and Putnem feature amongst the most famous beaches in Goa. The beaches in progression from north to south also serve as geographic markers to the different beach cultures within Goa. The first four beaches on the list tend to represent the more idyllic ‘do nothing but laze’ beaches. Beginning with Vagator, the diehard electronic dance music scene culminates at Baga. Miramar is the town beach of the capital Panaji, south of which is Bojmala which is less frequented by tourists and can serve as an ideal location for diving activities. Majorda to Cavelossim house a number of upmarket resorts, with much fewer tourists and are among the more quiet destinations in Goa.
Goa is home to a number of small-scale wildlife sanctuaries. Though not a haunt for the famed big cats of the country, Goa’s parks offer protection to a range of birds and smaller animals such as the gaur, deer, Malayan giant squirrels and jungle cats. Parks include the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Molem and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. The Arabian Sea offers some of the best opportunities for water sports in the country. Baga, Calangute and Candolim are sites where one can find operators for parasailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing. Those into paragliding must check out the laid back beaches of Arambol and Anjuna. Though not really the ideal place for diving, Goa is home to serious diving outfits and training centres.