Bat Island or Pequeno Island


The Bat Island is located just a kilometer away from Baina beach of Vasco-da-Gama.

How to Reach

Please contact your hotel staff to make the arrangements for you or contact following professionals:

  • Dive Centre,
  • Sun Village Resort,
  • Baga - Arpora, Goa - 403518.
  • Tel: 91 832 2269409-14
  • Fax: 91 832 2269415
  • Mobile: 9822182402
  • E-mail:
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The Island forms a great surprise for those seeking adventures and comprises of a small rocky beach and a small stretch of green.

The Bat Island is famous for snorkeling and is considered a perfect destination for the snorkelers. For snorkeling, the training and equipment are provided by the tour organizers and operators. The island provides a very interesting stopover along the Goan coast and can be reached by a 30 minute ride into the sea.

At the Pequeno or the Bat Island one can also enjoy a day off as there are numerous boatmen who moor themselves off Vasco. A boat can be hired from them or they can be asked to reach one off at the island. The boatman can then be asked to come and pick one up the next day. Thus one can enjoy a whole day off at a private little beach of their own.

The Pequeno or Bat Island of Goa is a very popular destination for many holiday makers around the world. The Pequeno Island is a great place for tourists to visit, especially those who are looking for some adventure while they are holidaying in Goa. The Pequeno Island has mostly rocky beaches, but they are strikingly beautiful. There is also a small stretch of greenery on the island.

If you are into adventure and water sports, you would love snorkeling in the sea around the Pequeno Island. It is a perfect place for snorkeling in the whole of major Goan destinations. If you are new to these kinds of water sports, you do not need to worry. You can contact your tour operator for formal training and equipment as well. The trainers would teach you the art of snorkeling and then you can feel the thrill of snorkeling in the sea. You can also take a half hour of boat ride on the sea.

It would be a good idea to put up in one of the numerous Goa hotels while you are visiting Pequeno or Bat island of Goa. Tourists the Island stay there for the whole day and return back in the evening. But if you want a private hideaway for a night you can hire a boatman to reach you to the island. Ask the boatman to take you to the Pequeno Island and come back the next morning. Be sure a night on the island would be the most thrilling experience.

If you wish to visit the Pequeno or Bat Island of Goa, it would be best to put up in one of the hotels in Goa near Vasco Da Gama. The Island is surrounded by vivid coral reef. It would be a delightful experience to explore this magnificent star coral, brain coral, sea fans, sea whips and many other sea creatures while snorkeling in the Pequeno Island. Apart from these, hundreds of colorful shoals can be seen swimming just near you. There are parrot fish, angel fish, squirrel fish, butterfly fish, groupers, snappers, trigger fish, lobsters, hawksbill turtle, sea cucumbers and sea urchins that you can see while you are exploring the sea. A visit to this beautiful Island will definitely be a fascinating and an unforgettable experience.

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