There are many “specialty” lodging options for people who do not want to experience the commonplace of a regular hotel. These are usually quaint concept stays in the middle of nowhere offer hospitality. Staying at The Hobbit by Anjuna, is an adventure - the entrance is built into the rock of the hill. The luxurious dwelling is complete with modern conveniences and wild parties are guaranteed during peak season.
The Yab Yum cottages and domes are an eco-friendly lodging option on the Ashvem Beach that use the local fresh produce in their Indian restaurant. The cottages do not have air-condition, therefore visiting during the cooler months is a better idea.
The Dreamcatcher on the Palolem Beach has eco-friendly cottages that are built anew each season. Coupled with mouth-watering fares and wellness services, you can stay here if you are visiting Goa in November-April. The hill top view of the Vagator beach can be enjoyed from the Thalassa, a Greek-inspired restaurant offering lodging in the months of October to May. The cuisine and Greek celebratory dances are a big draw.
The Coconut Creek, Bogmalo offers ethnic rooms with all amenities for a luxury stay. The hotel is open all year round, and has the motto “eat, sleep and drink”. The Montego Bay, Calungate, has the unique offering of air-conditioned tents pitched close to the beach. The luxurious tents are available in the months of October to May, and are fully equipped to provide the comfort and privacy you seek.
The popularity of Goa as a tourist destination has brought about a transformation in the Old Goan way of life. There are tons of opportunities for entrepreneurs to offer unusual experiences to guests. The eclectic collection of ways to stay in Goa bears testimony to the fact that the face of the city has changed much since its Portuguese reign. Now it is a place that has something for everyone – be it accommodations, trips or things to do!