What can I say. We are avid Trip advisor users and our first day we headed for Ryans Shack from the recommendations, fortunately there were no sunbeds at Ryan's and we opted for Princess Corner next door.
WHAT A FIND ..........
We had the vibes of Ryan's shack with out having to wear ear plugs in but the most important thing was the service and the freshly prepared cooked food (cold Bud's as well) which was excellent and very reasonable. If you are looking for true Goan home cooking look no further and Shanki and Sharon will look after you. Shanki who runs the shack has his auntie helping out during the day and his mom arrives at 18:00 to cook sublime dishes in the evening. If you fancy something different or special let Shanki know and he will do his utmost to cater for you. While we were there it was Shanki's mum's birthday, we were invited to the evening and made to feel part of the family. What more could you want from a host.
Sharon looks after the gift's side (cheap tat as she call's it) as well as providing pedicure, manicure and foot massages. She is a real character who will look after you and have you in stitches with her humour. If you leave your towels with Sharon she will put them on the sunbeds each morning to ensure you have a bed for the day.
The sun sets from here were sublime as per my photo's and are a must to watch with a cold Budweiser or a Gin and Tonic followed by a freshly cooked dinner.
From 14:00 onwards Anil (Sharon's son) comes down after school and helps out his mom and Shanki getting drinks and packing away the sunbeds. Anil likes playing a game of eye spy and especially Angry Birds. If you fancy a game of cricket on the beach let Anil know and he will bring his bat and stumps down and the other boys will come out from the surrounding shacks and play. Shanki takes no prisoners when he bowls they take it seriously, all the boys are friendly and gave us some really good banter. Watch out for Ryan from the shack next door he is a bad loser as I found out when I bowled him out for a duck :), he went straight back to his shack.
We ate at Princess Corner everyday at Ryan's loss and how glad were we. Shanki is a genuinely nice guy with a keen eye to enhance his customers experience with his attention to detail and put's his investment straight back into the shack.
This was Shanki's first year running his shack and may there be many more as he deserves it.
If you go to this beach find Princess Corner and you will not be disappointed.
Say hi to Sharon, Anil, Shanki and family from Brown Boy and Milly (we miss them all).
P.S Tell Shanki to look on Trip Advisor for his shack to see the photo's of them all.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.