In Bogmalo, the Oberois manage
a property built by Trade Wings. The building is right on
the sea. As the waves lash the parapets of the open-air
restaurant, the drone of the restless Arabian Sea lulls to
sleep even the most insomniac. Beyond are mysterious little
islands, shipwrecks in the silt and, around the hotel,
plenty of pleasant eateries-each one of them claiming to be
Osibisa's favorite. That pardonable selling trick began
about 10 years ago when the Oberoi hosted the group.
From Bogmalo down south, there is Majorda beach and the
Majorda Beach Resort.
Majorda is the village where
the Jesuits, fond as they were of the good things of life,
discovered the best Goan toddy (sap from the coconut palm),
which they used to leaven the bread.
Naturally, then, Majorda is the place where the Goans were
first trained in the delicate art of baking European breads.
The Majordans are still Goa's best bakers. The delights of
the beach, however, were discovered much earlier, in the
mythic times when the gods above went through a lot of
turmoil. There is a Goan version of Ramayana and therein
Lord Rama was kidnapped as a child and brought up at Majorda.
Later, in pursuit of Sita, he camped at Cabo de Rama-a
headland further south-where the stretch of developed
Majorda is located at a distance of 18 km from Dabolim
Airport and connected to Margao with buses, motorcycle
taxis, and taxis.