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The Great Outdoors

NH 17, Bauttakatta | 4 km Into the Arabian Sea From the Coast of Karwar, Karwar 575002, India
The Great Outdoors
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally our group, decided to go out to an Island Retreat. This is a true land locked island at Karwar, unlike others. The place itself is quite exclusive, since there is no other establishment apart from the resort itself. As we arrived, the resort boat took us to the island, a nice journey of around 1/2 hr to reach the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

It's kuramghad! Shape of tortoise! Wonderful tents! Watch stars. Go fishing. Witness dolphin dance. Take a swig of beer. Good food. Lovely natural surroundings. Almost in the lap of mother Nature! I love this place. Enjoy a little trekking. Snorkelling too!waaaaaaah!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My First advise would be don't go by their website, you would be disappointed to know not all specified on the website are available. i stayed here for 3 days between Dec 23 till 25 2013. i actually drove down to karwar all the way from Bangalore, as soon as i entered their Jetty was much more excited to reach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

•Location – 3/5 – far, far away from everything. Yet accessible from Bangalore, by overnight bus to Karwar and then by boat to the island from the jetty.. Expect to reach not before 9 a.m. •Ambience – 5/5 – rustic, warm, sultry charm of being on a tropical island, can’t complain at all.. •Cleanliness –4/5 – averagely kept place, becomes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Our group of 5 people recently stayed a night at The Great Outdoors (TGO). We had originally booked 1 tent for 2 people and then added another for 3 more. The positives: The food was reasonably good, decent variety and tasty The tents were clean and the bathrooms were spacious and clean The staff were polite and courteous Now for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went here for day trip. The boat to take to island was very average one. The food was very average. Tent was just ok. Island out self is good. We missed dolphin ride. You should be there before 10 am to go for dolphin ride. Later they won't be visible. It should not be windy for dolphins to come... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I visited The Great Outdoors on last week of Oct, with my family. Pros: 1. Amazing Location - A beautiful island, surrounded by sea on all 4 sides. 2. Complete Privacy 3. No Traffic, No Pollution - Just Pure Air 4. Breathtaking views of Sea and islands from all location on this island. 5. Very calm for meditation 6. Tasty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a nice place for a vacation, although a bit of a drive from Bangalore (11 hours). We stayed at a cottage which was well maintained, however, it gets really hot in the day (no AC, the whole resort runs in a generator and they turn off the power every once in a while). The beach is nice but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I had initially decided against staying in the Island due to very high price. But then went on for the stay as I could not find anything else worthwhile in Karwar (Devbagh Beach Resort seemed to be very very costly @ 6800 per person per night after discount). Booking : When I had 1st contacted Great Outdoors, I was given... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Well me and my friends were very excited for a trip to this island resort. The resort authority told us it'll be Rs 2200/- per head and we were a group of 12. They wanted full advanced payment of the money. We did as they said and transferred entire sum of Rs 26,400/- to them. Just before our trip date... More 

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