Open since 2005 after Clemente and Arlene, the owners, fell for the place during a recce for a film shoot, their vision hasn't changed; simplicity, tranquillity and harmony. A dream realised. Unlike most ‘rack ‘em and stack ‘em operations, we won’t add to the ten existing huts, and pride ourselves on catering to our guest’s needs. Experienced staff are always on hand and there’s a resident masseur to ensure a state of blissed out relaxation. Our chefs use local produce, by definition organic, and have a wide repertoire. If you require anything specific, don’t hesitate to ask. Locally caught fresh fish naturally features high on the menu, with specialities including crab and kingfish coconut curries, spicy fishcakes and, every few days, we fire up the tandoor. Evenings around the campfire under the stars makes for memorable entertainment and, if you’re lucky, Clemente might even get out his guitar. Oh, and there are no mosquitos. None. Strange, but a definite bonus!
Things to do
Well. You could take one of our boat trips out to one of the many secret beaches only accessible by sea for a picnic and, possibly, get up close and personal with the dolphins. Or take our sea kayaks out for a paddle, maybe along the canal if the sea’s a bit rough. Or we can organise a nature trail tour through a nearby reserve, with a guide to introduce all the flora and fauna. Or limber up with our yoga instructor. Or properly chill out with an Ayurvedic massage from our qualified resident masseur. But in our experience you probably won’t make it past the sunbeds on the beach, so bring a couple of books.
We can also organise trips to all the local attractions, from the Anjuna flea market, Chapora Night Market the spectacular Dudhsagar waterfalls, the 200-year old Spice Plantation near Ponda and the 800-year-old Shiva temple at Tambdi Surla.
Get hitched on the beach! We have an experienced celebrant and the perfect setting for a magical, memorable marriage ceremony. She could arrive by boat along the lagoon, the ceremony under thatched shade swathed in cotton and then carry her off into the sunset.
Best leave that to us. We try to keep a low profile – no signs or anything - and guests invariably get lost trying to find us on their own, costing them more. We have trusted drivers who can pick you up from the airport or wherever you find yourself.