Location: Agonda is such a lovely beach, that when i traveled all the beaches from Palolem to Arambol. I could not find anything which can beat this beach in terms of serenity, tranquility and beauty. But then location is same for all the 70-80 beach huts lined up over that beach.
Chattai does not score a special point here. Its located towards northern end, but still there are some 10 more beach huts of various accommodation companies lined up there.
Facing the beach: Most of the beach huts, owned by various localities or entrepreneurs, have a small sea facing rectangular plot. So, the owners have arranged their area, in such a way that either the restaurant faces the beach or the beach huts facing the sea. Only, a few beach huts owners are lucky enough to have a big plot so that they can have both the restaurant as well as huts facing the sea. But unluckily, chattai is not one of the big ones. So forget one odd sea facing beach hut (which is generally booked), all the beach huts are not sea facing. Yes, when you move out of your hut, stroll a little, you will manage to have glimpse of the beach. I would like to mention that at Agonda, sea facing beach hut means, that you open window of your room, you can see magnificent beach, you sit at your balcony/terrace/ or personal area, just outside beach hut, you should be facing sea. But Chattai, does not have a single beach facing hut like that. So if you are going there, expecting a beach facing hut, you will surely get disappointed. But, the restaurant of Chattai is beach facing and lovely too. So i suggest you stay at some other beach facing huts, and stroll over the beach to Chattai restaurant for meals.
Interiors: The hut interiors are neither bad nor great. Actually, all the beach huts of various onwers have almost similar interiors. No air conditions (not expected in beach huts), basic amenities and basic washroom. Actually, all beach huts at Agonda are make -shift huts, which are rigged up from November to April. So I will say, Chattai interiors are average and you will find the same everywhere, barring a few.
Overall Decors/ Projection on website: They have decorated the exteriors nicely and taken all the pictures in low wind using best of the marketing techniques. They have done the job of digital projection on net very wisely. They should get five stars for that. But once, you land up here, you will not be able to even see 20 % of what you expected. You will surely feel tricked!!!
Restaurant: The restaurant is nice and reasonably priced, as similar to other huts. They let you get your own drinks and snacks too. They even place the seating/ candle light in front of restaurant right on the beach. Dining over there is surely, memorable.
Pricing: The pricing of the beach huts at Chattai, is actually twice. If you land up at Agonda, you will find a lot of beach huts (actual sea facing ones) at Rs 1000-1500. And the ones, similar to Chattai (the behind ones), you will find Rs 800-1000 easily. If you really like to splurge, you will find amazing beach huts at Rs. 2500-3500.
Agonda has lot of beach huts, guest houses and lodgings. Even if you reach there in peak season, you will find huts and if not, other options like hotels/ lodgings.
I stayed there for one pre-booked night and shifted elsewhere. Overall, I do not recommend Chattai honestly.
- Also Known As:
- Chattai Beach Huts Agonda, Goa