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Cotigao wildlife sanctuary has its own accomodation, the Forest Rest House is simple yet charming (affordable too, but bookings are a hassle), while the beach-huts atop coconut trees are a speciality that Canacona is getting known for. Canacona's first luxury hotel, the Goa Grand Inter-Continental, has just come up at Raj Bag.
Below is a review of some hotels, moving north to south.
AGONDA Sunset Bar & Restaurant SEAFRONT Val Aframento, Agonda 403702 Tel 647381 10 double rooms. Rs 200-300 per day. Some a/c. Open October to March. Valid till season-end (March 2003) Facilities: Restaurant, laundry arranged, food cooked to requirement. Restaurant cuisine: tandoori, fish-curry, beef steak, beef vindaloo. Overlooking the beach, in a quiet area.
Dunhill Beach Resort SEAFRONT Val, Agonda Beach, Canacona 403702 Tel 2647328/647604 www.dunhillbeachresort.in 12 double rooms Rs 1000 -- Rs 2500 in season Valid till May 2012 Facilities: Dolphin boatrides, sightseeing arranged, sunset view, ticket booking arranged, attached toilets. Cuisine: Chinese, Continental, Indian, Goan. Special dish: Fish Tandoori style. 6.30 am to 11 pm. Nice location. Reputed for its food/Added new renovated rooms.
Hi-Tide Beach Huts ON THE BEACH Ourem, Palolem Beach, Canacona 403702 Tel 643104 October 1 to April 31. Website www.goaunplugged.com/beaches/ (See under Palolem) 20 double (16 'upstairs' and four down) Rs 300 downstairs, Rs 450 upstairs (Nov 15-March 15) Valid till March 2003 Facilities: Restaurant, laundry arranged. Restaurant: Indian, Continental, Chinese, Mexican. Beach-hut, set up on the sands. Peaceful. 24 hour presence of the owner or security. Doctor on call. Internet surfing from the beach itself.
Maria Guest House NEAR THE BEACH Ourem, Palolem, Canacona 403702 Tel 643732 Email [email protected] 6 double, 5 single. Rs 400/250 in season, Rs 250/200 off-season. Open Oct-April Facilities: toilets attached, Goan and Indian food, money exchange, STD pay phone, laundry arranged, cyber-cafe. Cuisine: Special, as per order.
Bhakti Kutir HILLOCK OVERLOOKING BEACH 296 Colomb-Patnem, Palolem, Canacona 403702 Tel 643469, 643472 Email [email protected] 20 rooms. Rs 300-2000. Taxes: 5% luxury tax extra. Facilities: Yoga centre, healing centre, boutique. Restaurant: Ahaar. Tel 643469-72. Cuisine: Health-organic food and seafood, mainly veg. Packaged to the "adventure-seeker, health-conscious, nature-lover and eco-nut".
Palolem Beach Resort RIGHT ON BEACH Palolem, Canacona 403702 Tel 643054, 644094 Fax 643054 Email: [email protected] Open throughout the year. Tents removed in monsoons. 12 rooms, 16 tents, 6 huts. In season Rs 400 / 350 / 250 for rooms/tents/huts. Rooms Rs 300 off season. Valid upto April 2003 Taxes 8% extra. Visa/Master cards accepted. Facilities: Restaurant, STD/ISD, laundry, massage parlour, taxi on hire, site seeing, boat trips, waterfall trips and spice plantation. Restaurant: Tel 643054(also fax). Cusine: Goan, Indian, Chinese. Recommended: Fish rechado, tandoori fish. Open 7.30 am to 11.30 pm.
Molyma. NEAR THE BEACH PO Chaudi, Canacona, Goa Tel 653082, 83 and 87. ??? Fax 643081 Email: [email protected] Open year round. 42 double rooms, on double or single occupancy. Tariff valid uptil Sept 2003 Taxes 4% extra Facilities: Laundry, hot/cold shower throughout, restaurant open through year, one km from Canacona railway station. Restaurant: Authentic Goan. Breakfast upto 10 am, lunch 11am to 3 pm, dinner 7 pm to 11 pm.
Goa Grand Inter-Continental Resort LUXURY Rajbag, Canacona 403702 Tel 643288/643848 Fax 643278 Email: [email protected] Mumbai sales office: 2873050 255 rooms, suites and cottages. (236 deluxe rooms, 3 presidential suites, 2 luxury suites, 12 executive suites, 2 independent two-bedroom cottages) Facilities: Bath tub, shower cubicle, tea making facilities, minibar, colour TV, international direct dialing telephones, writing desk, outdoor lounging area, safe deposit locker, 24-hour room service, in-house laundry and drycleaning. Also coffee shop, speciality restaurant, bar lounge and dance floor, pool bar, barbeque, modern gaming club. 9-hole golf course. Jogging track, tennis and squash courts. Banquet and conference halls for 15 to 400 people. Great location, food, service. Closeby eateries outside the hotel are more like dhabas and may be closed during off-peak season.
Brandon Bar and Restaurant QUIET BEACH Colsor, Galjibag 403728 Tel 641512 3 double rooms, with toilet Rs 250 Open full year. Laundry arranged, Goan food on order. Homely setting, surrounded by authentic village and fields. Half-km from the beach.
Pepper Valley NATURE RETREAT Pepper Valley, Dabemola, Near Cotigao Wild Life Sanctuary, Partagal, Canacona. 403702 On the banks of the river Talpona Seasonal, open till end April 2003 Tel 642370 (sometimes out of order) Email:[email protected] or [email protected] Rooms: 6 huts, double accomodation. Shared toilet. Rs 400 throughout this season (till 2003). Facilities: Restaurant, small bar (open sunset till 11 pm), a 'natural swimming pool' in the nearby river, air tubes for swimming, laundry/taxi and sight-seeing arranged. Cuisine: Indian, global. Timing 7 am to 10.30 pm. Scenic settings, close to Cotigao wildlife sanctuary.
Resort de Polem ON THE HIGHWAY Near Check-Post, Polem, Canacona. Tel 640477 or 640737 Open year round. 15 rooms (double, attached bath) (Rs 200 each) 5 bamboo cottages (Rs 200-500 in off-season/season) Tariff valid till September 2003 Laundry and sightseeing arranged, black-sand beach one km away. Restaurant: Tel 640737. Cuisine Goan, Chines, Continental, Tandoori. Special dish: Chicken 65. Open 9 am till 11 pm. Mostly used by travellers along the highway to Karwar, and a stopover for buses. Goa's "last hotel" before the inter-state boundary.
WHERE TO EAT
German Bakery & Classic Restaurant and Bar Xitto, Palolem, Canacona Open September to January. Tel 643251 Email [email protected] Cuisine: Health food, pizza, apple pie, croissant, full veg. Recommended: Paneer tikka, tofu burger, tofu butter masala, chocolate pie, Crastolan cake. Open 8 am to 11 pm.
Dropadi Palolem Beach, Canacona [email protected] Tel: 644641 (Res: Sanjay Sharma) Cuisine: Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental. Recommended dishes: Tandoori dishes, spaghettis and lasagne, seafood (all sorts) lobsters. Timings 8 to 11 pm (including 6.30 pm till 11 pm tandoori) Open year round
Blue Planet Near Posro Beach Road, Palolem Tel c/o 643691 Email: [email protected] Cusine: Fresh juices, soya bread, brown bread, tofu, soya milk shakes, healthy salads, Indian food. Recommended: Veg mix salad with dressings, humus, eggplant-dip. Open Oct 15 to April 15.