Visited Whiistling Palms with family on Mar 29, 2013 for the long weekend. Will start my review with the strongest possible point -
Amazing location bang opposite the beach with no interference in the sea view. Its just too good. However good things come at a cost. There is no road to resort per say... its terrible for cars...dusty road... and there are about 5-6 resorts along this road... all these resorts should see to it that a tar road atleast a decent road strip is provided to tourists.
Decent rooms, neat and clean, airy, good A/C's, no power issues faced even in summer time. One king sized bed present which is comfortable for family of 3. A/C 's are actually not needed since the rooms are very airy (even in March) and hence cool. The rooms have full sized sliding doors for balcony and even have a netted door.
Very good - Solkadi and all curries
Good - Chicken and veggies
Thumbs down - Fish (so disappointing !!!!!!)
Alternates to Food -
Veg - Hotel Sanman near Rickshaw stand @ Dapoli (Kelaskar Chowk)
Non-Veg - Hotel Jagdish near Rickshaw stand @ Dapoli (Kelaskar Chowk)
Only beer available that too in the evening... but u can carry your own drinks... NO FRIDGE AVAILABLE IN ROOMS...
Service and Staff -
Thumbs up... no room to complain... very helpful and courteous...well behaved pleasant mannerisms...
Things to do/ Places to Visit -
- Dolphin ride in the morning is a must..saw a lot of dolphins...
- Harnai Beach Fish auction is enjoyable for the zeal of fishermen and fun of auction..also road to harnai is very good coastal road...
- Water sports at murud beach
Overall a refreshing experience....