unspoilt and lovely beaches in Diu are among the charming tourist
destination in India. The coastal town kisses the Arabian Sea and depicts
the saga of Portugal dynasty here. The shorelines are away from the bustling
cities, which offers the some peaceful moments to the beach-lovers. Ghoghla
and Nagoa beaches are paradise to water-sport lovers, who receives the
opportunity to splash the azure sea-water, endlessly.
to do and see in Diu
The coastline in Diu measures about 17-km long and holds the main stretches
of Nagoa, Ghoghla, Jallandar, Chakratirth and Gomtimata. The main task on
all the beaches are beach walking, sightseeing and the adventure of
Lets digg out some attractions in Diu Beaches :
This best beach in Diu offers the adventure of swimming and a variety of
water-sports. Enthusiasts can try out water scooter, speedboat, parasailing
and water skiing here. A sea trip to Diu Fort and the island fort of
Panikotha, can be easily covered with a motorboat ride. Visitors can also
enjoy a dolphin trip in the morning hours.
Jallandar and Chakratirth Beaches
Where Jallandsr sprays the golden sand, Chakratirth beach is quite rocky.
One cannot swim at the latter, but can try out a little bit on the shoreline
of Jallander. Both the beaches offers the spectacular sunset in Diu, which
can seen from a hillock, known as the Sunset Point.
The touristy beach, Nagoa is the most-visited place in Diu. The waters are
safe for swimming and a number of water sports like water scooter, speedboat
and parasailing are available. There's is also a Shell Museum on the Nagoa
Beach, which displays over 2,000 types of seashells.
The old quarter of Diu is dotted with quaint houses, lining the narrow
streets. Nagar Seth's Haveli, Church of St. Francis of Assisi(1593), St.
Paul's Church and Diu Fort are some fine places to visit.
Diu beach shopping
Tourist can hang around the Bunder Chowk area and buy some export garments
at inexpensive rates. Shopaholics can also visit Sarjan Art Gallery and
collect the chick stock of shell jewelery and artefact's made by the local
Sangheda community. Beach wear printed with traditional Saurashtra motifs
are also available on the shops.
Eating at Diu
Visitors will find a few bar in Diu, but in case of having food, its better
to stick to the restaurants at the hotel, they are about to stay. The Magico
do Mar at Ghoghla beach is famous for its seafood. Further, the Suzlon's
Prato Delicioso restaurant and Radhika Riviera restaurants at Nagoa beach
serves excellent Goan curry and mock tails at cheap rate. The restaurants
also spreads out the flavor of Punjabi dishes before the foodoholics.
Place of accommodation in Diu
Staying options in the form of hotels and resorts are spread across the
island of Diu. Suzlon Beah Hotel and Hotel Sea View on Ghoghla Beach,
Radhika Beach Resort, Hotel Gamgasagar and Rasal Beach Resort on Nagoa Beach
offers the desired services to their guests. Beach lovers, looking for a
serene aura on Chakratirth Beach can book cozy hotel rooms in the Sea
Village Resort. Also, the Diu town is developed with Hotel Samrat, Hotel
Cidade de Diu and Hotel Pensao Beira Mar, which offers a heartily welcome to
its guest. Budget travelers can find space in Circuit House, Jallandar
Cottages and in the hotels in the old town, which falls in the premium
When to visit Diu beaches
An ideal time to visit Diu beach is from November to February.
How to reach Diu
The nearest airport to Diu beach is at Diu(7 kms), near Nagao beach. Jet
Airways, Mumbai-Parbander flights are operated to and form the airport. On
reaching, travelers can hire auto from outside the aerodrome.
Delwada is the nearest railway station to Diu Beach(8 kms). The station is
connected only to Veraval(90 kms) by metre gauge and travelers can board
train to Ahmedabad only. Local transport facilities in the town is good and
one can easily find buses and auto rickshaws from Diu to Una.
Both State Transport buses and private coaches, like Shiva Shakti Travels,
ply from Ahmedabad and neighboring places to Diu.