I had gone to Goa on work when while sipping cold beer at the famous Zeebop by the sea restaurant, the setting sun changed my mood and I decided to stay an extra night in the beach city. A few colleagues told me about this 'aunty's guesthouse' nearby which was the perfect place to just crash and chill for the night.
What titled the favors for this was the fact that it was a mere 2min drive from Zeebop. Set behind Kenilworth resort, Casa Ligorio is basically a home-stay kind of a thing. This is an old Portugal property which is run by the owners as a very comfy guest-house. The family stays on the ground floor while the upper floors are reserved for tourist - i got the room on the 1st floor that had two balconies!
Though this is more of a home-stay / guesthouse kind of thingy, you still get stuff like
1. Room service from the near by 'J the top' restaurant
2. Breakfast in room - have it in the balcony for best effect
4. The usual stuff like a/c, geyser, tv etc
The bed is pretty comfy (on the softer side) and as the property is tucked away in a rather serene environment, there is no sound from any traffic.
The next day, I walked to the Utorda beach which takes around 5-7mins of leisure walking. There are numerous shacks to kill time at, or you can even walk to Zeebop in 10-15mins. South Goa is known for white sands and less tourist and is the perfect place to just laze under the sand, grab a beer and kill time. Do remember though that these shacks can be pretty expensive these days. A pint is for 50 bucks but the food expensive.
Dinner can be had at the 'J the Top' restaurant, a one min walk from the property. The family at the guest house can also arrange for taxi to the airport - an easy drive of 25-30mins.
I paid 1500 bucks for a night for single accommodation and this included breakfast as well.
More details can be had from their website at http://casaligorio.com
- Also Known As:
- Casa Ligorio Holiday Place Goa/Salcette District