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Where to stay in the South

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Where to stay in the South

HI,

we've been to Candolim for the past 2 years and have decided to stay somewhere else next time.

We're thinking of somewhere in the South, but really can't decide on the resort.

Colva seems to tick the right boxes - but then I come across a terrible review and start doubting the choice!

Can anyone give any advice on which would be the best resort.

We are in our 40's, like a meal and a few beers at night but also like to chat away to the Indian shop keepers and have a bit of fun haggling.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Where to stay in the South

Try Cavelossim, its a bit quieter than Candolim but has good selection of fine restaurants and a lovely beach

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2. Re: Where to stay in the South

Colva has some quite nice hotels, and some very good restaurants. The square that leads to the bridges and the beach is dusty and horrible, and the creek over which the bridges are built is a polluted mess. However, the rest of it is quite reasonable!

There are some good shops, a night market on a Monday (although it didn't start until January this year), a charity shop and most other things you'd need, plus a number of taxis and rickshaws.

I quite like Cavelossim, but I find it a bit busy and to be honest I prefer Colva, warts and all, but I have been going there for a very long time!

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3. Re: Where to stay in the South

Take a look at Benaulim.

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4. Re: Where to stay in the South

We went down south in January - our usual haunts are Calangute and Candolim. We stayed three nights in Patnem, loved it and called in to Palolem, then we spend four nights in Benaulim which we would definitely return to, Plenty restaurants, quite cheap, overall quite a bit going on, but not too busy. Then we spent three nights in Utorda, which we wouldn't go back to and finished off four nights in Calangute.

Patnem we stayed in Sea View Hotel, Benaulim, Mango Grove Guest House - basic but really nice and Dom Pedro's Haven in Utorda (don't bother!)

Chris

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5. Re: Where to stay in the South

hi,

kochi is the nice location for you.there so many hotels with calm and quit locations.Also its the center point of kerala you start your journey from kochi .

near by locations Munnar, Thekkday, Alleppy,

Edited: 23 March 2012, 14:43
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6. Re: Where to stay in the South

That's nice to know, keraladayz, but it's not exactly Goa, is it?

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7. Re: Where to stay in the South

Benaulim or Cavelossim would get our vote ;-) (with a couple of days spent in a beach hut down in Agonda :-) )

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8. Re: Where to stay in the South

Thanks everyone for your replies.

I notice a few of you have mentioned Benaulim. A couple we met this year said they stayed there last year and it was really quiet.

We don't like anything too commercialised but do like a bit of life.

Can anyone expand on the amouny of restaurants/bars/shacks in Benaulim?

Thanks

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9. Re: Where to stay in the South

Benaulim is a very peaceful place and not as commercialized as the north. All the beach shacks offer good food because competition is fierce, so they have to compete with good quality and service. Obviously, personal tastes figure here.

It's a good base to be in the south, near Margao if you want to connect with other places. Here's some of my suggestions:

tripadvisor.com/…REVIEWS (Cycling review)

tripadvisor.com/…39171237

(Trip to Gokarna post)

Hope this is helpful.

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10. Re: Where to stay in the South

Benaulim would also get our vote. We have always found there are enough restaurants and good beach shacks to go to. Close to Margoa, Colva and Cavelossim if you fancy a change one night. To us its just perfect!