The allure and charisma of Goa tourism is definitely in its wonderful happening beaches. And some people would like to stay right in the middle of all the action and festivities. If you are one of those then a stay in Goa’s famous shacks is recommended for you. These Goan shacks are nothing but hotels in Goa without the concrete rooms, just huts made with natural materials close to the beach.
The shack concept is a rage in Goa and very popular with tourists who want the ultimate beach experience and do not want to stay in the usual kind of hotels in Goa. And it’s not just the experience which is wonderful, these hotels are super light on the pocket and provide an amazing experience. Some of the popular ones are:
Romance Beach Huts, Agonda
True to their name, these adorable huts are brightly painted and bang on the beach. Prices range from INR 1000- 3000 depending on the time of the year. It is located in a quiet corner of the beach and they also have their own website for bookings.
Blue Corner, Benaulim
Twelve basic but clean shacks on the beach, with nothing but sand between you and the sea. These are extremely cheap but offer a great experience. Bookings can be made on the website.
Set around a lagoon and totally inaccessible by road, these huts provide a unique experience to tourists. They are located in an isolated corner of Goa and you will be surrounded by nature. Best way to beat stress on a vacation and when you want to opt for a conventional style of accommodation rather than one of the hotels in Goa.
Bamboo House Goa, Morbor
Ten environment friendly bamboo cottages located on a pristine beach make up the Bamboo House manor. Slightly different form regular shacks as these are more luxurious, but the concept remains the same.
Palm Grove, Ashvem
Perfectly located on the Ashvem beach, close enough to the crazy crowded beaches of Goa (Mandrem and Morjim), yet far enough to enjoy your holiday in peace, these huts come with a porch, hammock and its own cafe dishing out sumptuous food.
Ordo Sounsar, Palolem
This shack enjoys a slightly different setting, it is on a riverside instead of a beach front. But the beach is just a few minutes away, so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. It has hammocks, lounge areas, pool tables and bars for guests.
This shack is very popular and visited hugely by international tourists. They do not provide accommodation, but this shack is a must visit for the food, revelry and truly cosmopolitan experience.
Rudys Golden Mermaid Beach Shack
The hotel provides clean huts on the famous Calangute beach, where all the action happens.
There are about fifty differently priced huts here, giving you more options. The location is wonderful with a lagoon at the back and a beach front. The staff is friendly and welcoming.
Beach shacks are a unique feature of Goa tourism and next time you head to Goa, skip the hotels in Goaand give these shacks a try.