“The simple basic bamboo shack on the coconut-palm-lined crescent beach that you've been dreaming about!”
You know that palm-fringed white sand beach in some faraway beach cove that you've been dreaming about while stuck at your office desk?
That's Palolem, a small great spot in South Goa, India, popular with the global backpacker scene for years and most recently spotted in the Bourne Supremacy.
And the Hi-Tide CocoHuts are one of the many great beach shack options right on the shores of this slice of paradise.
Simple, no frills, but oh so wonderful for anyone able to leave the hair-dryer back home with all their cares in the world.
My beach hut, 100m directly in view of the gentle ocean's edge, was a single room made of bamboo and thatched flooring and room, was elevated 15 feet in the air on bamboo polls, with a steep bamboo ladder leading up to it. It even had a porch, with two small plastic chairs! Inside, the room had a bed on the floor with large mosquito nets covering it and enough room for 1 or 2 people to move around to change, unpack, etc. Stepping back outside, you stare directly back at the beach and the ocean and realize that you have the view and the moment that everybody back home is wishing they were experiencing! I fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean and woke up at dawn to, again, the sounds of the ocean. Bliss....
Good open-air restaurant at the beach's edge, including bar and very friendly staff. Many other restaurants a few steps away in all directions.
Communal toilets and showers around the corner, amidst the 15 or so shacks. They are dirty and basic (ie shower hose in same small 5ft x 5 ft room as smelly toilet, no separation). But I chose to take my daily shower in the ocean, because nobody in Palolem is looking to win any beauty pageants or cares how you smell. You've come here to get away from it all.
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