Top things to do

Italian in Arambol (Harmal)


On the left-hand side just before the beach, this unsignposted but long-standing Italian joint is perfect if you’re craving a carbonara or calzone. More than 20 wood-fired, thin-crust pizza varieties are on the menu…
Multicuisine in Arambol (Harmal)

Double Dutch

In a peaceful garden set back from the main road to the Glastonbury St beach entrance, Double Dutch has long been popular for its steaks, salads, Thai and Indonesian dishes, and famous apple pies. It’s a very relaxe…
Multicuisine in Arambol (Harmal)

Outback Bar

Among the many little clifftop restaurants, Outback is consistently good for seafood and is always a great place for a sundowner, preferably right after you’ve hit the thermals over nearby Kalacha Beach.
in Arambol (Harmal)

Terekhol Fort

As north as north Goa goes, this historic bastion just across the river from Querim was built by the ruling Maratha dynasty in the early 18th century. It was soon taken by the Portuguese, against whom a failed mutin…
Middle Eastern in Arambol (Harmal)


Just back from the beach, and understandably popular with Israeli backpackers, Shimon is the place to fill up on exceptional felafel. For something more unusual go for sabich, crisp slices of eggplant stuffed into p…
Asian in Arambol (Harmal)

Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl specialises in Chinese and Japanese cuisine and does it well. With a good view down to Arambol beach, this is a great place to settle in with a plate of gyoza and a beer.
Cafe in Arambol (Harmal)

Dylan’s Toasted & Roasted

The Goa (winter) incarnation of a Manali institution, Dylan’s is a fine place for an espresso, chocolate chip cookies and old-school dessert. A nice hang-out just back from the southern beach entrance.
in Arambol (Harmal)

Querim Beach

Quiet Querim is the place to come to while away the hours in peace and tranquillity, with only the occasional beach shack for company. Backed by a shady cover of fir and casuarina trees – though sadly this hi…
Bakery in Arambol (Harmal)

German Bakery

This popular little cafe bakes a good line in cakes and pastries, including lemon cheese pie and chocolate biscuit cake. It’s a cool meeting spot close to the beach but away from the beach shacks.