Infinity Pool, Whale-Watching & More: This Villa Near Goa Is The Dream Weekend Getaway


    Want to spot whales from a villa, or maybe paddle through your infinity pool which overlooks a beach which is 200 metres away? You can do this and more at Coco Shambhala’s new eco-friendly outpost in Sindhudurg.

    What Makes It Awesome?

    The resort was opened by the well-known team of Giles Knapton & Shagun Mehra, who have taken their amazing food, warmth, team and hospitality from Goa to Sindhudurg. After a train to Kudal or a flight to Goa, take a two-hour drive to Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg. This uber luxurious property of 4 sea-facing villas, each with two bedrooms, is nestled in a region offering over 200 species of birdlife. And if that is not enough, they offer Mixed Martial Arts lessons with Nelson Pais {India’s leading MMA fighter}, a poetry slam workshop with their resident manager Sugandha Das, who also happens to be the founder of India’s first slam poetry group – Mildly Offensive Content. Not one, but they have two resident managers to ensure your total comfort. And the other manager just happens to be Navarino Narah who is rated amongst the world’s 15 top trekking guides by Michael Gebicki, and is on hand to offer you hikes. Oh but if you think that is all, then they are not done with you yet. Indulge in some amazing food and wines which have been carefully selected by the sommelier Shagun, as well as dishes learnt from the locals giving it an authentic flavour. You think one could relax after, but then they offer a chance to see those elusive leopards in the wild. A night safari in their jeep has to be done after hearing that they have been sighted recently. And to recover from all that, they have tied up with Forest Essentials to have curated therapies and massages like their signature Cashewnut or Sun Kissed Healing Treatment. All in a spa that is on a higher level with a stunning sea view and a steam room. Giles and his team believe in the kind of hospitality that creates an experience that may have you arriving as a guest and leaving as a close friend. And they succeed in every way, making Sindhudurg explore it’s potential as the new holiday destination for sustainable and luxurious tourism.


    Don’t forget to take souvenirs from their cute little shop selling curated organic cosmetics, handicrafts and fashion wear from across India.