When I arrived at the Cabana Dempo, I tried to convince myself that I had made the right choice. The little hotel is more isolated than I had thought and the beach did not seem to be the cleanest beach ever. When I left 48 hours later, I loved the place and had the impression of saying good bye to friends. Flora and everybody else there do a wonderful job. They make you forget you are renting a room there and give you the impression you're staying with friends.
I loved to go for long walks on the beach in the morning, you can walk for kilometres, collect shells, breathe. If you want to you can exercise in the garden and relax in the little pool afterwards, even late at night. Breakfast is very good, you will get an omelette, Indian bread, fresh fruit, homemade jam, cereals and so on. The dinner I ordered in one night from Mi Casa - actually I had wanted to go there, but got lost because the lights went out everywhere and I just tried to find my way back home to Cabana Dempo in the dark - was excellent. By the way, Cabana Dempo have their own generator.
During the day, Flora had arranged a driver for me so I visited all I wanted to see in the area. I had a wonderful time.
If you want to party, or walk out of the hotel and see shops, you should probably go somewhere else. It is very quiet and apart from going to the beach, you will need a car for everything else. If you are travelling on your own and want to stay longer, you might consider other options, too. But for me it was perfect and I think it might be great to go back with family or friends and maybe rent all of the three rooms they have.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Neemrana’s 'Noble Homes' believe that you don’t have to build one home each by a river, the sea, or in the mountains. You can just get the keys to stylish, running homes which you can step into and call your own. And it isn’t always easy to find such amazing locations as where these Noble Homes are located! Located at the mouth of the Zuari river in Siridao, Cabana Dempo is Neemrana's second Noble Home in Goa, and has the most ideal location, facing the sea. You can see the fishing boats and the fishermen’s shacks from the verandah in front of the three rooms and literally step down onto the sand beach! The rooms are well appointed with modern amenities and bathrooms. There is plenty of space to read in the lounges, the dining room, or outdoors in the verandah. You can also laze around or swim indoors in a covered pool. Cabana Dempo is owned by the Dempo family of Goa which is one of the oldest families of Goa. They were landlords and controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also had large Cargo Sail Ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese origin such as Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean. The rooms have been named after three large ships that were owned by the Dempo family: Darya Daulat, Amizad and Pongai. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Neemrana's Cabana Dempo Goa/Panjim