I am currently staying in South Goa in the Holiday Inn Resort and felt obliged to recommend a new beach shack found after much searching in South Benaulim. Anyone who has experienced Goa will know that finding a good beach shack can be a bit of a lottery and to find an exceptional one is worthy of comment.
The shack concerned is the 'HOLY FISH' and it can be found by taking the beach road off of the main Colva to Mobor road opposite the Shop & Save Supermarket. This road is signposted to the Taj Exotica complex....it gets smaller and more winding but pass the entrance to the complex and carry on to the beach. The HOLY FISH is actually on the beach to the right about 50m.
The shack is owned and run by (Nepalese) Candan and his (Russian) wife Varya. His staff including Moby and Sagar are the most pleasant, friendly and cheerful that we encountered on our holiday but it is the food and drink that make this the shack not to be missed.
The menu is extensive and cosmopolitan as is the drinks menu but it is the fish and seafood which make this place so very special...red snapper, kingfish and pomfret are notable. This is also the only shack that we found to serve real espresso coffee.
Every evening after the glorious sunset, a screen is planted on the beach and a movie is shown. If you are planning a trip to South Goa, be sure not to miss this gem.
You can email HOLY FISH on HOLYFISH@POST.COM