An Awesome Stay In Goa For An Awesome Price?
You want to stay in a gorgeous beach front cottage in beautiful Goa, but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it? Budget beach cottages in Goa let you live it up on a traveler’s shoestring budget.
India is one of the most romantic places on Earth. If you have ever read the book by famous Australian novelist Shantaram, he describes how when Indians love, they love properly. Nowhere is this more true than Goa.
Settled on the Arabian sea in the southwest of India. Goa is one of India’s richest states. While it is great to see the India known to the billions of people that live there, in Goa you are among the wealthy. What this means is that if you are traveling with a family, or you are a weary traveler, Goa is one of the safest places in India and it affords you the luxury of temporarily calling a cottage on the beach home.
Most of the beach huts are found in the south of Goa: Agonda, Palolem, and Patnem beaches. If you are looking for a little more privacy and a more authentic experience the less developed beaches in the north, like Arambol, can accommodate these requests.
A lot of budget travellers stay in the less developed, northern beaches to try and escape the rising cost of beach cottages in Goa. Some of the more popular destinations are priced the same as a hotel, but they don’t offer the same facilities. Part of the reason for this is that the huts have to be pulled down every year and rebuilt for the season – November to May -. That is not to say that they are unreasonably priced. It is like everything really; as it gets a little more popular the price increases. You just need to look around a little bit to find something in your budget.
The huts are built nearly entirely out of wood and constructed right on the sand. They have thatched roofs but don’t worry; they will keep the rain out. Facilities vary a lot depending on the cottage.The cottages tend to be a little bigger than the huts and some of them are permanent structures. This means that they will have private bathrooms and showers. They often have balconies where you can sit and watch the waves as they roll in. Some of the more basic cottages are perfect for budget travelers.
These budget beach cottages are typically one bedroom, and they will normally have a private bathroom. The beds are hard, and you will get sand everywhere, and I mean everywhere. But hey, that is all a part of the experience. Indians are a very proud people, and while the space might be small, it will never be dirty. You might sacrifice some of your luxuries but isn’t that what it is all about. I promise you that if it all gets too much there are a million hotels that you can book yourself into.
Staying in a beach cottage is a great way to meet people. They are often built in rows along the beach and outfront there are sitting areas that you can enjoy. There will be travellers from all over the world. If they have chosen to come to India and stay in a beach hut chances are they are going to be fantastically interesting people. Make friends that you can travel with that aren’t afraid to rough it a little.
It might not seem like it at first but the beach cottages have great security. They are a little secluded, and the people that live around them understand that they depend on tourism for their livelihood. No one seems particularly worried about thieves, and this makes for a great atmosphere. Goa is one of the safest places in India, but most cottages also have 24/7 security, or they have taken other precautions to protect their guest and their belongings.
The features that some of these cottages offer really are amazing considering what they are. Wifi, airport transfer, restaurants and bars, express check in, laundry service. They really are like pop up hotels, and it makes for a unique experience that you won’t get anywhere else in the world.