We stayed here for two nights in mid February. We stayed in Room 9 which is the top most room on the hill and has both the lagoon view and the sea view.
There is about one or two km of dirt road that you have to travel on before you can reach the stairs that take you to the resort. The resort is located on a hill next to a river and the beach. The river is almost still so it forms a beautiful lagoon that stretches a long way from the beach to the inland. Its one of the most clean beaches we have seen in Goa with the sweet water river being impeccably clean. We walked along the banks of the river from the restaurant at the resort and came across a small bridge made from an uprooted coconut tree. The water was deep enough to dive and shallow enough to stand. You can get away from the crowds that swim at the mouth of the river if you are staying at the resort by walking upstream like we did.
About the room -
Room was spacious with a balcony and had French windows on one of the walls so you could open it up and you would be greeted with a view of the lagoon and coconut trees. The views are just remarkable, one of the best hill side resorts we have ever stayed in.
All the meals were included and the meals were made fresh and were yum. They had a decent spread for both vegetarians and non vegetarians and they changed the menu on a daily basis. The food was served in the restaurant which was located at the bottom most level of the resort next to the beach. We really enjoyed the desserts, especially the cake baked by their chef.
The most popular activity to do was kayaking on the river. The resort has its own kayaks and lifejackets that you can take for free anytime you want during your stay here.
What we absolutely loved about the resort was the fact that they don't allow non guests to dine at the restaurant. This ensures you have your privacy.
Very unpleasent experience, booked it with very excitement and first what we saw when entered the room is a live snake in the balcony... yes you read it right a three foot snake going away from balcony towards stairs and immediately when checked with the staff they tried to bluff me that its not a poisioness snake, who cares and who knows if its poisoness or not but after all its a snake... we were literally scared and did not even open the balcony for entire stay, point to be noted this place is nothing if you dont go stand in the balcony and enjoy the scenic locaiton.. now coming to food the quality was good but for the bomb charged its not at all worth. Would never waste my money here in life time.
Clemente's place is situated on a beach that is kind of secluded hence gives a lot of privacy. Its a quiet place and the walks along the coastline are pleasant. The sea and a freshwater lagoon are separated by the beach, so you have salty water and sweet fresh water around you all the time. the rooms are all bamboo and thatch making them cool and rustic. The views from the rooms are to behold. The sea stretches for miles before you and the sound of the waves a constant rhythm. The rooms are large with a double bed which is very comfortable. There is an almirah, bed side tables, carpets and hooks behind the door. The balcony is what makes the stay wonderful. You can view the sea, hear it and laze in the privacy of your balcony. The balcony has chairs and a table. The bathrooms are well done, smell fresh. Towels and soaps are provided. Water bottles are also provided with the room but its an Eco Friendly resort so I kept refilling my bottle from the water dispenser. The rooms have glass walls on three sides. There are curtains for privacy. The lounge/restaurant overlooks the sea and one can enjoy drinks and food there. A pet friendly place, the resident dog, is friendly. They do take requests for any food to be prepared for the dog at an extra cost. The staff are prompt and cordial. Sagar makes good cocktails. Food is a fixed menu daily comprising of Indian, including local Goan and continental dishes. All made well, less spicy and oily. So expect, curries, vegetables, salad, papad, curd, daal, roti/naan, rice. In non-veg seafood (mostly fish and prawns) and chicken. They have an à la carte menu one can order from such as prawns, fries, pakodas, Lemonade, Cold Coffee. Since the lounge/restaurant is open only for guests staying in the resort, its quiet and well serviced. The resort provides loungers on the beach and kayaks for the lagoon. You can also have a candle light dinner on the beach. Massages are available on request. The resort is accessed from the main road leading to a mud road for about1 .5 km. Then a number of stairs coming down from the cliff take you to the resort. Come here to have a peaceful, fuss free and calm holiday.
Where should I begin... everything about this place is magical..
so starting with location it’s picture perfect when as u are descending down stairs to get to ur room your eyes will transport u to heaven... views of clean blue beach cladded with coconut trees nestled admits small hill locks are gonna welcome u...
Rooms are a beauty, tastefully decorated with a contrast bathroom is very calming and make u feel at home...
Food- All three meals are included and restaurant operates exclusively for the residents thus quality standards are highly maintained. And if u r a sea food lover u r definitely in for a treat.. variety of fresh fish, crabs and other proteins are bought fresh for both meals and chef really knows his way around the kitchen...
Allen and Clement are damm cute so full of life they will sit with u share their stories and take care if u like family... we went as tourists and came back as family... love u guys u r just awesome...
And the most important thing is it’s pet friendly and ur furry babies are gonna enjoy to the fullest trust me on this
We are a family with 2 kids, 4.5 months and 2.5 years at the time of the trip. We spent 5 nights at Dwarka and was our first stop in a 3 week trip to south Goa. They arranged our taxi pickup from the airport and the driver was already there to greet us, which is what you need when you’ve been travelling for 14 hrs with or without kids!
The room was plenty big enough for 2 cots and wasn’t far from the restaurant area which was good for ease of going back and forth with kids. Our baby monitor was also in range of the restaurant.
The food was absolutely delicious and served as a buffet 3 times a day. With meat, fish and vegetable options. I think I went back for seconds every meal :-P
They also happily prepared food for our 2 year old early in the evening as waiting until 8pm was a bit late for him. I think it was the best tomato sauce I’ve ever had!!!
The setting was the best part of Dwarka. The cove is beautiful. The sea was a little choppy for our boy to play in without his hand being held but the river and lagoon that are there were incredible. A part of it was in the shade from the hotel which was an added bonus for young skin. It has very shallow parts so felt very safe for him to run around, in and out of the water.
We travelled just after Christmas and had NYE at Dwarka so despite it being peak season it didn’t seem too busy.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Dwarka for their hospitality and Manny would especially like to say thank you for the loan of the beach toys. Until next time!
Note there is nothing at the cove other than the Dwarka and 2 other small hotels so if you want a bucket and spade then take one with you just in case Dwarka’s is already on loan.
For other people worrying about kids and mosquitoes we didn’t experience any mosquitoes here.