"Mellow Mandrem is something akin to beach bliss, with its miles of clean, white sand separated from the village by a shallow creek. The beach and village has developed in recent years from an in-the-know bolthole for those seeking respite from the relentless traveller scene of Arambol and Anjuna to a fairly mainstream but still very lovely beach hang-out. There’s plenty of yoga, meditation and ayurveda on offer here, plus a growing dining scene and plenty of space to lay down with a good book. Many believe there’s no better place in North Goa."
Lonely Planet 2020
Based at Riverside in Mandrem, this is the best place in Goa to learn to kitesurf. Professional instructors offer group or solo IKO certified lessons and provide all the gear. Also stand-up paddleboard lessons and tours. Board hire for independent SUPers is ₹1000 an hour. www.kiteguru.co.uk
Feel like a party? We can organise a beach bonfire to dance the night away. Drop by and talk to Joel, we need a couple of days to arrange it.