I do not want to repeat all the nice things many others have written before on tripadvisor and that made me choose the Little Cove for my yoga vacation. I just left the Little Cove and loved it there. I will just write about some practical things you should keep in mind if you consider going there.
If you arrive during the night, don't be afraid of where the driver might take you. The last part of the way is hardly a road, very bumpy in the middle of the wilderness and jungle. But once you arrive, you are rewarded by the beauty of the beach and the whole setting.
Do not expect any material luxury at Little Cove. Pardeshi and his staff will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, provide extra lamps or a mirror, if you want to, but the general set up is basic. You will have everything you need, but not necessarily more than that. Which is not a bad thing. The real luxury the beauty of the place, the friendliness of the people working there - and they work hard - the wonderful food, yoga and meditation classes, all of this makes you feel at home. If you get up early in the morning and want to go for a walk on the beach before yoga, you will get tea or coffee, there is fruit after the yoga and then the brunch a little later.
If you want to go on an excursion or just to Agonda - the seaside village next door with nice shops and bars/cafés on the beach - Pardeshi will arrange a driver for you.
If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, keep in mind that internet might be fickle - like in the whole area, I had the impression, and mobile phone coverage is quite poor. There are just a few spots where you get a decent signal. And in case the electricity goes during the night, you might just want to bring a torch. It gets pitch black there at night.
Having said all this, I had a wonderful time there and would have loved to stay a little longer at the Little Cove.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Ashtanga Yoga School Goa" is set under the coconut trees on the peaceful and secluded Cola Beach in south Goa. The school is registered with "YOGA ALLIANCE INDIA". We train individuals and groups to become certified yoga teachers. Once you have successfully completed the course you are awarded a certificate by Yoga Alliance India International. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat Goa/Canacona