The 9 Best Things to Do in Mandrem, India

March 27, 2018 Darleen Reid

Mandrem is a coastal village famous as a tourist spot in Pernem taluka in North Goa district of Goa state in India. It is 21 km from the capital Panaji. It has two main beaches viz Junas and Ashvem.
Restaurants in Mandrem

1. Mandrem Beach

Mandrem, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
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4.5 based on 720 reviews

Mandrem Beach

Reviewed By waveszoom11 - Doha, Qatar

This Beach is beautiful but it's far in North
Very Less Crowded
No Water Sports
Few choice of Beach Shack
Parking near to Beach not available
No Hotels and Restaurants closed by the beach
Note: Avoid getting massage on the beach and if you are not interested in having food and drinks on the beach then go for paid beds which they charge around INR 200 per couple for 2~3 hours. You can bargain also.

2. Kiteguru Kitesurf School

Junas Waddo | Riverside Hotel, Mandrem 403527, India
Excellent
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5 based on 39 reviews

Kiteguru Kitesurf School

IKO registered kitesurf and Surf School offering kitesurf lessons Stand up Paddle trips to see the dolphins and Surf Lessons Based in Riverside Hotel on the beach - full amenities, restaurants, beach huts, bar - free sunbeds.

Reviewed By Xena W

All the teachers in the surf school are super relaxed and willing to help. Their surf equipment and kite equipment is top quality and safe for learning. Hannah is an excellent surf teacher and really helped me to progress in my abilities. Charlie and Robin are very thorough and I felt safe during every stage of my learning. Thanks so much to all of you! See you soon :---)

3. Shanti Ayurvedic Massage Center

Junas Wada, Mandrem 403527, India +91 88062 05264
Excellent
86%
Good
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5 based on 140 reviews

Shanti Ayurvedic Massage Center

Reviewed By esandorf

We went to Shanti's in Mandrem to get two 90 minute massages. Everything was going well until my girlfriend's massuse stops to go to the bathroom. The bathroom was right next door and we could hear what was going on. The massuse flushed, but did not wash her hands. When she came back in she said: "Now it is time for your FACE massage..." My girlfriend was so grossed out she nearly vomited and struggled to keep it down for the rest of the massage. The bathroom itself smelled of urine, was not clean and did not contain any form of hand sanitizer as my girlfriend hoped to find. We know that hygiene standards in India are not the same as in Europe, but this was beyond any expectation or decency.

4. Oceanic Yoga

Junas Wada | Riva Beach Resort, Mandrem 403527, India +91 90492 47422
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Oceanic Yoga

Over the past decade, Oceanic Yoga has gone on to become one of the world’s most renowned yoga training institutes. Our founder, Yogi Abhay has meticulously developed and fine-tuned the course training giving students one of the most thorough cognizances in the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga in India today. Our alumni have gone on to become widely successful and renowned Yoga teachers. With over 200/300 hours of solid and dedicated training, you will leave the program feeling confident and possess everything you need to begin teaching well-balanced yoga classes. Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class here with us at Oceanic Yoga. We look forward to having you join us on one of our courses!

Reviewed By imogen227 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Chose to do a weeks yoga retreat here. It wasnt the calm, relaxing experience I wanted. I never give bad reviews however this time I felt compelled to do so.
Please note the venue is primarily a resort (riva resort) with the oceanic yoga side added on.
First I'll start with the positives:
- good location on a quiet beach and walking distance to Arambol
- Lovely, humble yoga teachers who are able to adapt to all abilities
- Use of swimming pool
- Wide range of meditation techniques used particularly enjoyed dancing meditation
- low cost especially considering goa prices
Cons
- construction work going on in the resort right next to the retreaters yoga and meditation huts meaning struggled to sometimes hear the yoga teacher and meditation was very difficult ! Especially as a beginner.
- Food all vegetarian and tasty but would've been nice to have healthy raw plain vegetables/salads/rice etc everything was fried in lots of oil and garlic and butter. Yes I know we are in India but doesn't really complement the yoga, would've liked healthier options available.
- Made to feel uncomfortable by a certain teacher with inappropriate questions such as asking if I had a boyfriend.
- On the only day off the retreat (Sunday) a pool party was held and opened to the general public meaning it was impossible to relax or practice meditating with extremely loud drum and bass music vibrating the huts, people drinking & smoking everywhere (even though we are encouraged as yoga students not to) and the inability to relax around the pool. Not exactly the zen experience!
- Not many on the retreat so if you're coming as a single yogi wishing to meet other yogis, this is probably not for you
- Mats for the retreaters are basic, worn and thin so can be uncomfortable. Lack of props provided.
Overall the negatives far outweighed the positives and I would not recommend this retreat. My yoga practice developed as I believe it would've done just doing drop in yoga classes everyday. I was extremely excited for my first retreat after years of practising yoga but it was definitely not the calming, eye opening experience I was after.
*Please note parts of this review do not apply to the teaching course as they are taught in a separate quieter room away from construction with decent mats and equipment*

5. Waterwalk India

Mandrem Beach, Mandrem 403527, India
Excellent
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5 based on 29 reviews

Waterwalk India

Waterwalk India is located in Cafe Mandrem on a serene North Goa beach. Join us for Stand up Paddle (SUP), surf, SUPrana (SUP yoga), SUP & surf safari etc

Reviewed By helen g

Thank you Ced, I loved spending time on the Board it was great fun. I enjoyed the way you showed the group what to do and your focus on keeping us all safe. I would recommend Waterwalk to anyone who is spending time in GOA - go for it!

6. Vaayu

Aswem-Mandrem Beach Road | Vaayu Watermans's Village Opp Holy Cross Chapel, Mandrem 403527, India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Vaayu

All of the Surf, SUP, Kayak, Kite Surfing and Wakeboarding courses, rentals and trips we offer at Vaayu are run out of our Adventure Center by our staff of certified and passionate instructors and guides.Get in the water and play!

Reviewed By Lindsay L

I had a friend staying at Vaayu, so I ended up spending a lot of time there.
First off, their food is excellent. I didn't eat anything I didn't like. I would recommend the stuffed peppers or the fish tacos.
Secondly, the staff are great. I cut my foot on the way back from the beach and even though I wasn't staying there they offered me first aid to my foot. This was very much appreciated as in a place like India it can get infected very easily. They also care very much about their community and the people and animals in it.
The atmosphere of the resturant and lounging areas are very laid back and chill. I would go back to Vaayu again for sure.

7. Sri Bhagavati Temple

Pernem Taluka, Mandrem, India +91 83084 15655
Excellent
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4 based on 8 reviews

Sri Bhagavati Temple

Reviewed By MumbaiPradeep - Mumbai, India

The history of this temple dates back to several centuries. Had visited with family as this happens to be deity of one of my relatives. Very peaceful and quiet.

8. Dean Alan Boutique

junas Waddo,mandrem, Goa, Mandrem 403527, India +91 98717 89628
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5 based on 3 reviews

Dean Alan Boutique

Dean Alan Goa.Lifestyle brand that embraces sun,surf,island living, color, freedom and originality of prints. Women,Men,Kid,Home Decor. Textiles and fabrics keeping with the traditions of India with a Boho island feel. Dean Alan is a designer from NYC that has been living and working in India for over 20 years. The Dean Alan Collection is produced in the D.A Overseas factory in New Delhi.

Reviewed By Mohan B

w Delhi from fabrics from all over India. Dean has many decades of experience in the garment industry, originally from New York, he has lived extensively worldwide & India since the early '70s. Bottom line, unique designs, export quality @ wholesale western prices.

9. Khot Herbo Ayurvedic Clinic

Madlamaz, Mandrem, Mandrem 403507, India +91 98238 60158
Khot Herbo Ayurvedic Clinic

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