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“January 2013”
Review of Ashwen Beach

Ranked #113 of 381 things to do in Goa
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great Beach, very quiet, well worth the Taxi from Calangute, spent the day at the first Beach Shack with little shop next to it sorry can't remember the name of it, had 3 very well behaved dogs,the Chix Tikka Wrap was lovely.
Polar opposite to the hustle and bustle of Candolim Beach, had a very relaxing day.

Thank AdamG62
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

the complete opposite to "BAGA S**** Beach" a very clean beach,no beggars,No sellers, so no hastles.the beach is really really child friendly and you can let them play alone (which was nice to see) the sea had no hidden demons. there is a lovely little bar/restaurant and the service was great as was the food.all in all loved it loved it loved it.

3  Thank richard h
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Ashwen is my favorite Goa Beach which I will recommend you to visit and enjoy (paradise)

Stayed at Baga beach , to many people . Traveled for each day to Ashwen beach
People were so nice , most peaceful and beautiful beach away from the crowded beach off baga.

Red Rock restaurant, had good food and the beers were cold .

The new Spa ARTI that was just built at Red rock, was the high light of my days there .
I had so much back problems when I got to India .
Arti and her professional staff there have so much to offer .Good rates and even went over their timing for treatments with no extra charge .
The Massage and the treatments I got from her qualified Ayurvedic Therapists were far the best I have had in India .
Went home pain free.
As Arti said .
You won’t be disappointed ,I sure was not and will be back again .
Rodney Ireland .

3  Thank Floridanancy
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

We stayed at Ashvem Beach over Christmas and New Year 2010-2011. Two years ago we stayed at Palolem Beach in Southern Goa. Beachwise, I would definitely go for Palolem which is a classical tropical crescent beach with swaying coconut palms and white sand. The beaches in the North around Ashvem, Mandrem and Arambol are also pretty, but much wider and with darker sand as compared to Palolem.

We liked Ashvem nevertheless mainly because it was quiet and not crowded at all even during peak season. There are a number of places to stay on the quiet part of the beach referred to as ”Palm Grove” including Rococco, Meem's, Yab Yum, Babu Huts, and Yogagypsys. Rococco is an upmarket place that does not look like it's worth the money but then again I didn't see it from the inside. Meem's is a nice place with good food and friendly staff and standard bamboo huts including bathroom. The place I would recommend would definitely be Yogagypsys which has spacious huts, tippees and houses built into the rocks. It has excellent yoga classes morning and afternoon and serves a healthy and yummy breakfast. It does not have it's own restaurant but you can order from the Pagan Café next door.

A new club "Mia Casa" opened while we were at Ashvem Beach right next to Rococco and Meem's. A big fancy place with loud techno music and lots of flashing lights. Terrible place in my opinion and it is bound to ruin the tranquility of Ashvem Beach if it is going to be open too often.

Things to do at Ashvem: take a bus or a taxi to the town Mapusa to see a real Indian market with food, clothes, spices etc. Walk along the beach for about 1-1½ hours up to Arambol Beach to watch the busy old hippie town and walk around the rocks to the little secluded beach. Try out the more upmarket restaurants La Plage and Gaia for some nice Indian and European meals.

For a completely different Goan experience, consider going into the forest for birdwatching with Backwoods. Backwoods is located close to the border with the neighbouring state Karnataka about a 2 hours drive from the city of Margaon. The friendly guys at Backwoods will arrange to pick you up right on the beach where you stay and take you by car to their beautiful camp in the forest. You should however have a minimum interest in bird watching to benefit from the 3 or 4 nights stay that they offer.

26  Thank Indiaagain
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

I think this is the best beach in Goa not to busy and not deserted, i love staying in the beach huts at the Golden eye beach shack it really is my paradice.

7  Thank luccaBristol
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