For those who love a beach trip and are keen for some adventurous water activities, Monkey beach is the right destination. A day trip is all you need to plan to this destination located on the west of Mormugao taluka off the Vasco coast. Laced with a lazy ambience, this peaceful beach that adores the Grand Island or Ilaha Grande Island or the Monkey Island or also called the Bat Island is a must-visit place if you are down in Goa with friends and family.
The path along the Arabian waters leading into this island and its beach is an experience worth sharing. This beach destination is nothing less than a paradise for all nature lovers who would crave to spend some quality time with only infinite waters to stare in the distance.
Day trip to Monkey Island
So chalk out a planned trip and mark aside a day or half to befriend Mother Nature and fall in love with its creations. Get in touch with the tour operators who organize a day trip to the island and be ready early in the morning as the boat departs at around 8am. This is the perfect time to sail as the waters are calm as you kick off the day for a blessed journey that you are set to undertake.
Dolphin in Goa
The packaged tour involves Dolphin Sighting (as they are up only in the wee hours of the day), fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving with equipment. Life jackets will be provided on-site as you can explore the marine life underneath the blue waters and get lost in a completely different realm never experienced before. It may be noted that Scuba Diving activity is not inclusive of the package and an additional Rs 3000 per person will be charged, including equipment and guide who will standby as an assist as you take a plunge into the sea.
Lunch on Monkey Beach
When you reach the island, a mouth-watering spread of barbeque (chicken/fish/ veggies) will await you and will get your taste buds enticed. The sweet aroma of the ocean water, silvery sand, and the swaying trees will definitely lift your spirits as you would want to grab your beers and groove into the party mood.
After a filling lunch, the entire beach and sea is at your mercy and with friends and family you can play in the waters, dance to some foot-tapping music or just settle down in some shade-filled corner and enjoy the solitude of the place and read through a novel in hand. For those who love to paint a canvas or write a poem, or indulge into nature photography, Monkey Island couldn’t be a more ideally suited place to satisfy all your desires. So what’s stopping you?