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Top Choice Fort in Diu

Diu Fort

Built in 1535, with additions made in 1541, this massive, well-preserved Portuguese fort with its double moat (one tidal) must once have been impregnable, but sea erosion and neglect are leading to a slow collapse. …
Top Choice Multicuisine in Diu

O’Coqueiro

Here, the dedicated Kailash Pandey has developed a soul-infused garden restaurant celebrating freshness and quality. The menu offers uncomplicated but very tasty pasta, chicken and seafood, plus a handful of Portugu…
Top Choice Village in Diu

Vanakbara

At the extreme west of the island, Vanakbara is a fascinating little fishing village and one of the highlights of the island. It’s great to wander around the port, packed with colourful fishing boats and bustling ac…
Museum in Diu

Diu Museum

Near St Paul's Church is white-walled St Thomas’ Church, a lovely, simple building with genteelely decaying walls. It now houses the Diu Museum, with a spooky, evocative collection of wooden Catholic saints going ba…
Museum in Diu

Sea Shell Museum

This museum, 6km from town on the Nagoa road, is a labour of love. Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria, a merchant navy captain, collected thousands of shells from literally all over the world in 50 years of sailing, an…
Ice Cream in Diu

Ram Vijay

For a rare treat head to this small, squeaky-clean, old-fashioned ice-cream parlour near the town square for delicious handmade ice cream and milkshakes. Going since 1933, this family enterprise started with soft dr…
Church in Diu

St Paul’s Church

Cavernous St Paul’s Church is a wedding cake of a church, founded by Jesuits in 1600 and then rebuilt in 1807. Its neoclassical facade is the most elaborate of any Portuguese church in India. Inside, it’s a great ba…
Multicuisine in Diu

Cat’s Eye View

The open-air restaurant at Hoka Island Villa has excellent food, with inviting breakfasts and delicious choices such as penne with tuna and tomato, fish and chips, prawn coconut curry and grilled aubergine with yogu…
Hindu Temple in Diu

Gangeswar Temple

Gangeswar Temple, on the south coast 3km west of town, just past Fudam village, is a small coastal cave where five Shiva linga (phallic symbols) are washed by the waves. The most scenic way to approach it is by the …
Seafood in Diu

Sea View Restaurant

Fronting Ghoghla Beach, next to the eponymous hotel, the open-air Sea View has a full menu of Indian and seafood, with the sand a stone’s throw away. The Goan prawn curry (₹170) is big and spicy good. Except at holi…