Maharashtra, at-least away from the metro cities and bustling towns, is still unchartered tourism territory. Along the Arabian coast are crumbling relics of history, hilly terrains that are extensions of the western ghats, stunning beaches and small tribal hamlets. Add to this art, cuisine, history, tribal culture and miles of verdant coastline, forests and nature you have much to explore. With Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg ( north of Goa, south of Mumbai and south-west of Pune ) offers one of the first conceptual luxury stays in the region. There is a potential exploratory itinerary for intrepid world travellers connecting through the Konkan coast and Goa with a sliver of Karnataka at Gokarna, North Kerala with Bekal, Neeleshwar, Calicut and Wayanad and into southern Kerala. The under-explored heritage circuit of Hampi-Badami-Aihole-Pattadakal circuit gets an interesting fillip when routed from Mumbai through Sindhudurg.
Coco Shambhala offers very private villas as luxury stays. Located on the slope of a slight hill, the villas are set high and on the edge for full views of the coastline, close enough to hear the crash of the waves. Coco Shambhala’s foremost USP is its personal service and a genial team. The design of this four villa private paradise spells harmony that allows the elements to touch all your senses. Leading up an easy walk-way, you enter each villa into a wide lounge-dining that is protected with monsoon frames during the rains. Airy, stylish and comfortable, the lounge is exclusive for the two bedrooms that lead from it. In the cooler months, the ‘walls’ are generous windows that frame the carefully tended trees at the entrance to the villa, and open onto a deck and step-down private infinity swimming pool at the rear, allowing uninterrupted views of the vegetation, the beach and wonderful vistas of the sea! Birds flit around uninvited and there is a deep sense of peace and quiet around, heightened at day break and when the sun dips low on the horizon. Ideal for long stays and vacations with family and friends, the lounge also has a pantry with a choice of the best teas and coffee in India, a bar with a good selection of wines and IMFL. The facilities enhance the atmosphere of exclusivity while every amenity has been chosen with care for quality and fine taste. The spa, set up in collaboration with Forest Essentials, awaits to revive your tired muscles and senses from the stress of routine and we are sure you may be tempted to begin or revive your yoga lessons.
The suites are large, cool and exude an understated and minimal luxury. Colours and fixtures come together to create quiet and luminous spaces, looking out to the ocean while beds fragrant and deep, afford a good night’s sleep in air-conditioned luxury. The television, if noticed, will put you in touch with the outside world through a familiar maze of channels. The en-suite bathrooms with twin vanities and luxury amenities have two doors leading from the bedroom – one for each side of the bed, a reflection on the kind of detailing that has gone into the design of Coco Shambhala. The villas are booked as independent units with two bedrooms ideal for families with children, friends enjoying a break from work or for couples seeking time together.
The F&B team at Coco Shambhala puts in a lot of energy and research to come up with menus - a great compilation of continental, Indian and local Malvani cuisine with a focus on celebrating fresh sea food, sourced directly from the beach overlooking Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg. Menus are tried and tested, innovated upon, based on regional and seasonal availability of produce to serve up fresh tasting dishes, presented eloquently. Guest feedback and choices are diligently included so that each meal is a private celebration, accompanied by your choice of drinks, served unhurriedly at the dining table in the lounge, course upon course. They also organize special celebratory dinners on request.
During the course of 4 days or a week’s stay at Coco Shambhala, one may begin each morning with walks along the beach or Yoga on the deck. Spend the days discovering the pristine beaches around like Tarkarli, Bhogwe, Nivati etc. Late afternoons are ideal to explore the some of the fort ruins of Nivati and Sindhudurg from where you have great views of the Arabian sea, ideal if you are keen to photograph landscapes. Snorkeling and diving are possible adventure activities at India’s only coastal diving institute situated close to Coco Shambhala. The area around Coco Shambhala also offers beautiful treks and opportunities for birding, guided visits to a few sacred forests set in untouched forests close to tribal villages. Cultural interactions include traditional puppetry, a centuries old tribal tradition which can be organised on request. Sindhudurg is for those seeking to get away from the crowds and the confusion of party beaches and shacks. Here it's the sea, sky and 'shambhala' !
The staff and the hospitality was par excellence. The quality of food cooked in-house was excellent. We were a party of 22 (we took over the full resort) and they handled all our demands deftly and...
Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg experience is best defined as a bespoke experience..a fine balance of the breathtaking location , fantastic architecture, impeccable aesthetics , well curated food...
"I watched the waves crash in, breaking on the shore All their anger dispensed on the oceans floor I looked at the sky so blue, sun shining so bright Spreading heat and happiness with its blinding...
Nearest Airport : Dabolim - 121 Km
Nearest Railway Station : Kudal - 30 Km
Nearest Bus Station : Kudal
More than 70 days before the start of the holiday (Deposit only)
Between 36-69 days (50% of total holiday cost)
35 days - start of holiday (100% of total holiday cost)