Goa’s Glam Private Islands for Party Lovers

Goa’s Private Islands

Secluded islands, turquoise waters and starry nights call for a perfect getaway to indulge in beats and spirits. Be it a quiet corporate affair, a chirpy reunion bash or a freaky bachelor’s night, party in the lap of luxury on these Goa’s private islands is pure bliss.

Here is a list of top five private islands in Goa perfect for party lovers.

Chorao Island

5kms away from Panjim, Chorao Island carries a mesmerising old-world charm. Nestled among dense mangrove forest and backwaters, Chorao is the ideal for low-key & intimate parties. The island boasts Spanish styled villas with lavish pools & elegant outdoor gardens to meet your needs of a cosy stay.

  • How to Reach: Take a ferry or a canoe from Ribandar
  • Things to Do: Explore dainty nature trails on a bicycle. Catch a bite at any of Islands contemporary European styled cafe’s & bistros. Visit the exotic Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary.

Divar Island

Located 10km from Panjim, the island retains its traditional Goan aura with vintage houses, tranquil waters and scenic spots. The island comes to life during the annual festivals of Bonderam and Potekar. Experience colourful parades of floats, live bands, DJ nights and much more during Bonderam carnival held on the fourth Saturday of August. For partygoers who relish spooky nights, Potekar, a 3-day festival held before the start of Lent/ Ash Wednesday serves best party nights in Halloween like atmosphere. The island has many luxury heritage homes and retreats to choose from for accommodation.

  • How to Reach: Take a ferry from Old Goa to reach the southern side, from Naroa to reach the eastern side, from Ribandar to reach the southwest side of Divar Island.
  • Things to Do: Explore the remnants of the Kadamba Dynasty when you visit Church of Our Lady of Compassion. Head to a 400-year-old Sao Mathias Church and Saptakoteshwar Temple while onshore.

Conco Island

This tiny rocky island situated in the north of Palolem beach is home to coconut grooves and shy monkeys. The sun-kissed island is perfect for laid back beach parties. Known for amazing sunsets, views of rock formations, hidden coves and green lush forests, the place sets the mood for memorable reunions and romantic birthday surprises. There are several spa resorts & sea view retreats in Agonda & Palolem offering ferry or boat rides to Conco Island.

  • How to Reach: Take a boat ride from Agonda Beach or Palolem
  • Things to Do: Water activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing etc. Don’t forget to spot dolphins while you are at Conco Island.

Sao Jacinto Island

Popular as the exotic island of Goa, Sao Jacinto Island is 7KM away from Vasco Da Gama. The inhabitants protect their island’s ecosystem, making it a paradise for nature lovers. This island serves as a perfect escape for solo travellers who crave to party in solitude. One could groove to good old songs as tides touch the shore to re-energise from the otherwise hustle and bustle.

  • How to Reach: You may hire a car to reach the island through a bridge that connects to the NH-17 Vasco-Panaji coastal highway or take a jetty ride.
  • Things to Do: Indulge in water sport options available or spend a quiet time taking a walk along the beach followed by fishing & swimming. Don’t miss out on catching a glimpse of the sunset from the old Portuguese lighthouse.

Butterfly Beach Island 

The semi-circle shaped beach island is located in the south of Palolem beach. Home to exotic species of butterflies and rich aquatic life, the beach island is popular among couples and groups looking to host private parties. The unique shape of the island surrounded by dense trees makes it secluded yet pristine destination to unwind. After a fancy party on this private island, you could return to a luxury stay at Premium resorts and villas that are available in Palolem.

  • How to Reach: Rent luxurious yachts from Palolem or Agonda
  • Things to Do: Rock climbing, trekking, canoe riding, dolphin spotting and snorkelling.

Picture perfect memories are bound to happen when you visit the many opulent pearls of islands, Goa has to offer. Enjoy the kaleidoscopic vibes coupled with scrumptious fusion cuisine of Portuguese and Indian cultures and party away!