A chilled out day by the sea is definitely my idea of a perfect holiday. Complete with a scrumptious meal, a beach day is a memory worth cherishing. This is about a day spent at Cavelossim beach, soaking in the sun and watching the sea waves hit the shore.. And chilling at this beach shack - The Pearl's Beach Cafe.
Like every other shack in Goa, it's quaint, made of bamboo and thatched roof. Pearl Beach Cafe is the first shack on Mobor Beach, which is an extension to Cavelossim Beach. Mobor Beach, though quieter has lesser options of things-to-do. Fewer shacks, lesser waster sports. There're six shacks and a couple of jet skiis and that's about it.
Pearl's Beach Cafe with a varied food had so much on offer. They have a list of drinks and fresh fruit juice. I opted for a fresh watermelon juice served chilled. It was freshly made from locally sourced watermelon.
The food menu is endless as well. With Goan, Indian, Chinese and Continental menu, they literally have everything on the cards. The seafood section is their highlight. They have the days special, which is whatever is available at the local fish vendors. Right from lobsters and crabs to prawns and oysters, they usually have everything, depending on the availability. The seafood is chosen by the owner himself, every single day. The fresh fish is then presented to the guests, and they can take a pick.
I chose a fancy looking crab, which was served with accompaniments like salad, some more greens and french fries. They had an option of Goan rechado masala or butter garlic. I asked for butter garlic crab and was it delicious? Its huge, so don't order anything else if you aren't a heavy eater. One of the lobster or the crabs and you're good, because the quantity of what comes on the table is huge.
That's about it about my amazing day at Cavelossim and Mobor Beaches in South Goa. I had fun. Have you been here? Or do you plan to go here? Have you tried any places here, liked anything and want me to try something? Leave your comments and suggestions in the comments box below. Until next time... Have fun!
Text & photographs: Flexcia D'souza