This is the second time we have stayed at Madhu's huts and we are already considering another trip. Agonda beach is a haven for those wanting to relax in the sun on a quiet beach away from the crowds of Northern Goa or neighbouring Palolem. There are plenty of huts to choose from in Agonda but only a few of the nicer hut have a beach front location, Madhu's has a clear advantage over many. Don't be fooled by some clever photography on other websites! Some of the neighbouring huts, Agonda White Sands, Chattai, Jardin Mer etc all have lovely chilled out area's with drapes, big cushions and are great places to eat, drink & generally chill out but their huts are behind the bar / restaurant area and are set back off the beach. Why opt for a beach hut and then settle for one behind the restaurant ??
The staff at Madhu's are friendly but their English is a little limited, although we didn't have any problems ordering or having a laugh with them towards the end of our stay. Shekhar (the owner) is also very friendly and always made the effort to learn your name, say hello and check that the Madhu boys are delivering good customer service. Nothing is too much for Shekhar, our hut didn't have a washing line when we arrived so I asked if we could have some string, a few minutes later I noticed a couple of the boys were busy back at our hut erecting a line for us. The same can be said for when we bought a ball to play with on the beach, a couple of minutes after we had bought it the boys were on the beach putting up a volleyball net ! I think this gave them an excuse to have a game some evenings when the temperature had dropped.
The food at Madhu's is also first class, Shekhar has recently invested in a coffee machine and now serves very good cappuccino's, espresso's etc throughout the day. This is probably the only real coffee in Agonda and many people during our stay made the trip to Madhu's just for this.
Shekhar and the team are very welcoming and are open to suggestions on improving the huts to meet tourists needs, they have recently made large sofa area's at the front of the bar area and are more than happy to let you play your own iPod.
This is a great set up, the huts have proper mattresses unlike may others huts and Shekar has now invested in hot electric showers. (All have electricity, flushing WC, mirror and bedside table, shelves etc) They can only be described as basic but they have the essentials and most importantly a fantastic location.
Great team, great location and a place I am sure we will visit time and time again
Shekhars' email address email@example.com ~~~~~~ they can also arrange a transfer from the airport no matter what time you arrive and will happily stop at a cash point so that you don't have to worry about the money exchange in the airport. Its around 1000 rupees but the taxi's outside the airport will try to charge you more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My huts are situated right on Agonda Beach in Goa. I have nine sea facing huts. I run restaurant with the same name as hotel Madhu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Madhu Coconut Beach Huts Hotel Agonda
- Madhu Coconut Beach Huts Agonda, Goa