I travelled Goa last month with my wife and little kid. We stayed 5 nights in main city and chose to stay in Divar Island for rest 2 nights. Most of the travelers to Goa are not aware of this beautiful world named Divar Island as it offers great peace and scenic views. Divar Island guest house retreat is not a commercial hotel however offers you great comfort and homely atmosphere. The best part about our trip to Divar was LUKU the Manager of this guest house, who would make things so comfortable for you that you would not realize that you are meeting him for the first time. For us he was the key differentiator in our overall experience at Divar Island guest house. It’s a must go place for people who wish to stay little away from city's hustle bustle and enjoy peace. We really enjoyed the experience of ferry ride to cross the river while moving towards city and lots of greenery. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend travelers to certainly consider this option during their stay in Goa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our home and a new state of mindfulness! We believe in ‘now’. Come and experience living in an antique Indo-Portuguese house which behaves like a retreat for the soul. We welcome you to take a holiday or a break at our home and experience the old Goan way of life on one of the last protected parts of Goa in terms of flora, fauna and culture. We do not have a menu and will not give you bills all the time, but we welcome you to wander off to where the Wifi is weak. We are in an island called Divar where the sounds of birds are still more audible than the vehicles and man. The island is accessible by ferries on the Mandovi River from Old Goa, which has the historic capital of the state during the Portuguese times. Our home is a few hundred years old and we have maintained it to hold the grandeur while upgrading it to incorporate modern luxuries as well. We have rooms, a dining hall, a swimming pool, a bar, a shuttle court, a duck pond, a meditation spot and so on for the use of our guest. We do try to remind everyone that this is not a hotel or a resort but a high end home which operates the way an affluent family use to live in the age of the past. The guests have plenty of activities in the house as well as the island from bird watching to fishing and also savouring a fine scotch to a session of Bob Dylan poetry appreciation. We like to live in the now and invite you to experience this through your holiday. We have a program called ‘Mindfulness’ at the Island House and this is a unique mechanism which has been designed for the traveller to live the experience of this holiday to the fullest. If you are interested in knowing more about this program, please get in touch with us. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK) and Ebookers so you can book your Divar Island Guest House Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Divar Island Guest House Retreat Goa, India