We stayed here for two nights for my birthday, what an amazing, beautiful place. It was our little bit of paradise. We stayed in the honey pod, huge room with a seating area with cushions and a huge bed, and bathroom. A hammock outside and a shaded area with table and chairs where we had our breakfast in the morning and drinks at sunset.
Just before sunset (mosquito o clock) they have small fires around the resort to help ward off the mosquitoes, as they don't like the smoke.
Breakfast was great, with a choice of eggs, toast, fresh fruit, porridge, tea, coffee and fresh juice. Or all of it if you want it. A lot of the fruit and veg and herbs are grown at their plantation, a truly organic experience.
There is a bar area as well, although it's not always staffed, however the waiters are always around, or you can go to reception to order drinks or food. All of the staff there were very helpful and friendly and do everything they can to make your stay the best possible.
They also have a security guard on the beach, so that when the beach sellers get a little too much, they are asked to move on. AShwem/Mandrem beaches are a lot quieter than some other beaches in Goa, and while there are sellers, there's not anywhere near as many as Calungute or Baga.
I had the best birthday ever, and would recommend Yab Yum to anyone, great for couples or families, as they are very child friendly.
There are also several other restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk up or down the beach.
Can't wait to get back there next year, hopefully for a little longer next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yab Yum is situated in north Goa at the edge of the tranquil village of Ashvem. Hidden away in a peaceful setting amongst 8000sqm of cool, shady and lush coconut and banana grove, Yab Yum sits directly behind the sand-dunes of Ashvem beach. Relax on top of the dune and watch the sunset as local fishermen bring in their catch from the Arabian Sea. Breakfast inc., Full bar, all-day lunch and dinner menu. Massage and yoga are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yab Yum Hotel Mandrem
- Hotel Yab Yum
- Yab Yum Resort Goa/Mandrem