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Chattai Beach Huts
Ranked #36 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Agonda
New Delhi, India
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“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Oh man, Agonda is such a beautiful place that any place on the beach can be nothing less than awesome. It's true for Chattai Beach Huts, Agonda. Located 20 metres from the water. You enter the place and immediately feel like running to the waves. Although located in one corner of the beach, it's simplicity can win you over. Without providing you with too many amenities, the place is able to help you get away from the city feel and make you realise you are truly in goa.
I would love to visit the place again. I thank the EXTREMELY friendly staff for their service.
Hope to see you soon.

  • Stayed March 2014
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BC, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

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.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the middle huts - preferably second in from the front ... the ends are too close the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

I've been to Chattai Huts Agonda on second week of Dec 2013 for a short one night stay, it was chosen by me based on a friends recommendation and I do not regret the decision since I had a peaceful stay with good food options. The huts are having very basic amenities like a double bed with mosquito net, a dressing table and 1 plug point for mobile charging. Those who are used to staying on hotel rooms with all facilities should avoid such huts as these are very very basic in nature and those looking for a bit luxury may get disappointed as in reality the pictures posted on their websites are far more appealing than what you actually face while in the cottage. Specially if visiting during winter season like Dec-Jan in the early morning you are likely to feel chilling cold along with cool sea breeze since the huts are not fully sealed from outside atmosphere, so be prepared with at least one jacket or so. The bathrooms are clean and hygienic in terms of tissue rolls etc provided. People visiting this place should carry their own toiletries or can get it from nearby shops in 2 min walk. I was allocated the first hut and from the sit out on top of the hut enjoyed a great view all the time. The reception manager was very cordial and helpful, service by the restaurant stuffs are a bit slow. We tried various non veg items among which squid butter garlic and tandoor fish and chicken items were pretty good. Avoid ordering Chinese items like chicken chilli and hakka noodles, for me it was complete no no after testing it once, instead go for goan/indian cuisine. The USP of this place is breathtaking view of calm and less crowded Agonda beach and a small hill in right hand side of it. We didn't find it cheap but just for relaxing in agonda and specially to stay in beach huts made of chattai material for a different experience it was ok for a day.

Room Tip: chose front side huts
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Went for lunch there on our last day in Agonda. The place is beautiful with thatched roof.. very quaint! Must try their prawn goan curry and prawn masala. They were divine! Really a good experience!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hubli-Dharwad, India
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This place was a gamble for us as we didn't know anything about South Soa. All the buzz revolves around Calangute & Baga in North Goa.

If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, no hawkers, privacy, cleanliness, secure, picture perfect memories, hospitable service, warm atmosphere, romantic moonlit beach walks, candle light dinners & more...head to Chattai Beach Huts.

Their pricing is very reasonable. You get a Hut to stay. Beach front restaurant serves good food. Limited menu but good food. The manager Mr.D'Costa is quite a friendly person & will help you with any reasonable request.
We didnt miss the sea at all, This place is right on the beach !

Every Hut comes with a sea view terrace.
Chattai is close from Madgaon, around 30 kms. We had hired a scooter from Madgaon Market, it's close to the railway station.
The ride upto Agonda is worth the view.

Don't expect anything fancy in Agonda or at Chattai Beach Huts. It's a romantic getaway, not a party capital. Thanks to the noise curfew at Chattai post 10 pm.

Try the Goan Fish Curry with Rice. Pasta here isn't authentically Italian nevertheless tastes great. Staff is very polite and courteous. Costal delicacies served are surprisingly fresh.

Nearby attractions are Dolphin spotting, honeymoon beach, Butterfly Island & Sea Waterfalls. All these are only accessible by boat. Ask the Manager Mr.D'Costa, he will get the tour arranged for you at a competitive price. We paid 1500, boat to ourselves. This was only for Honeymoon Beach, Butterfly Island & Dolphin Spotting.
Caution : Don't leave without sunscreen and preferably a hat and sunglasses.

Room Tip: Hot water is available on request so order ahead.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chattai Beach Huts
Address: Doval Kazan North Agonda Beach | North Agonda Beach, Agonda 403702, India
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Agonda
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Ranked #36 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Agonda
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