We spent a lovely week at Chattai Beach Huts on Agonda. The huts are located at the far North end of the beach. This is one of the reasons we chose it as we like to be out of the main action for sleeping but within walking distance to it when wanted. Agonda is itself fairly sleepy so the action isn't like busier beaches ... but everything is in walking distance and there are plenty of good options for eating outside the huts.
That being said, the restaurant at Chattai was decent. Not outstanding, but good. The service was very friendly and attentive, albeit choppy and slow for eating. Few basic extras missing too - e.g. toast comes dry without option of butter - you can ask for it of course but often won't come until after you've finished toast - and favourite chicken tikka doesn't come with green chutney/sauce.
Also the restaurant is closed from 4-6 which isn't a big deal - but tended to be the time we wanted snacks as we ate dinner late, so it had us leaving to spend our money elsewhere (note for owners as really there was no shortage of neighbouring places to chill and drink and snack). Also only Nescafe if you're a coffee drinker - but again other options with great coffee are nearby too.
The bungalows themselves are basic thatched Goa bungalows. None are 'on the ocean' or facing the ocean like some of the options mid/centre beach. But all have a balcony on top of the bungalow that has sea view peeks and are amongst a palm tree grove ... it is a great place to have your morning coffee or an afternoon Kingfisher or three. Some of our neighbours did yoga on theirs. The way they have them situated also affords more privacy than a lot of the options sitting side by side facing the beach. This was a big plus for us. Private bathroom with cool shower - which tho warm is nice, not really needed in the Goan heat.
Price was also great value with discounts offered for more than five days. We would have stayed for our total eight days had they had our hut available. Instead we moved down to centre beach for two nights at Madhu which I've written a review about too. Both have their pluses and minuses depending on what you're looking for.
For Chattai, all minuses are easily solved with a stroll down the beach. For the owners, a few small things would make things a lot more conducive to us spending more of our time and money at the huts: food issues mentioned above. Also a little more chill space in the common area (like hammocks or day beds - or a day bed option at the hut). Plus outdoor mats would make the upstairs decks that much more atmospheric.
All in all recommended for as a basic beauty. We'll be back.
- Also Known As:
- Chattai Beach Huts Agonda, Goa