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“Located on a quiet corner of Ashvem Beach, Kaju Varo provides modern eco-lux bungalows for the boutique lover. Modern lines juxtapose against traditional palettes. Rooms are large and feature outdoor showers. The food is a similar fusion of Goan and contemporary European dishes. A zen gem. ”

“Located on a quiet corner of Ashvem Beach, Kaju Varo provides modern eco-lux bungalows for the boutique lover. Modern lines juxtapose against traditional palettes. Rooms are large and feature outdoor showers. The food is a similar fusion of Goan and contemporary European dishes. A zen gem. ”

Hotel Review

From the approach this could be any suburban Goan abode, it is so well hidden amongst the lush undergrowth. Upon arriving at the main house it is clear that is not the case. Comprised of two traditional villas renovated to make three modern loft suites this property is in a league of its own when it comes to boutique style. Built with eco principles in mind, parent company Shunya has the environment and the locals' wellbeing as much in mind as your own. Set amidst orchards of banana, mango, papaya and cashew nut trees bubbling plunge pools create a sense of zen that permeates the entire resort. They prove that sustainability and luxury can be a match made in heaven. Open all year round, in monsoon, when Goa is at its most viridescent, they attract a certain crowd: artists and writers get a special discount.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • No additional charges for children; however it may not be suitable for infants.
  • Foodies
  • Excellent fusion cuisine without the minute portions.

Recommended For

  • Close to nightlife
  • La Plage restaurant is widely considered the best in the area and invites a lively crowd in the evenings.
  • Watersports
  • Vaayu Waterman's Village provides equipment and lessons for plenty of watersports.
  • Families
  • No additional charges for children; however it may not be suitable for infants.
  • Foodies
  • Excellent fusion cuisine without the minute portions.
  • Sailing
  • Spot some dolphins and visit local beaches.
  • Sights nearby
  • Chapora Fort is just a short drive away.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes can be arranged on site.
  • Local markets
  • Kayaking
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Restaurant
  • Fusion cuisine - lunch and dinner by arrangement.
  • Designer
  • Eco
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Secluded setting
  • Country House
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Artworks
  • Child friendly
  • Beach nearby
  • Gourmet
  • Wellbeing
  • Contemporary
  • Exclusive use
  • Luxury
  • Free wifi

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Fusion cuisine - lunch and dinner by arrangement.
  • No pets
  • Unless entire property is hired.
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Close to nightlife
  • La Plage restaurant is widely considered the best in the area and invites a lively crowd in the evenings.
  • Watersports
  • Vaayu Waterman's Village provides equipment and lessons for plenty of watersports.
  • Sailing
  • Spot some dolphins and visit local beaches.
  • Sights nearby
  • Chapora Fort is just a short drive away.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes can be arranged on site.
  • Local markets
  • Kayaking
  • Great walks
  • Cycling

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