This year me and I my husband wanted a peaceful, tranquil holiday season, where we could stay on the beach, reflect, re-charge our brains and bodies. We really wanted to stay away from the people and do something more spiritual than normally.
Little Cove turned out to be a great experience for us. It was exactly what we wanted.
How does it work:
The day at Little Cove starts with 1.5 yoga exercise at 7:30 am , followed by light breakfast from fruits, at 11 brunch is served, at 3pm there is another fruit break, at 5 starts meditation practice on the rocks watching the sunset, and at 7 there is dinner.
This is a very comfortable routine. One ends up having enough time for sunbathing, massage, relaxation, reading, swimming etc.
Facilities and Staff:
Facilities are simple but very well thought through. Huts have comfortable beds each covered by mosquito net. Toilet is what they refer to as "western", and each hut has its own. Shower does not have hot water, but the temperature is very comfortable. The huts are cleaned every day.
The facilities beyond hut are everything you need for relaxation - massage place, lots of places to lay down and relax, or sleep under palm trees.
The staff is amazing. They are very caring and attentive. The most amazing and impressive experience.
The food is all vegetarian, but extremely filling, delicious, and healthy. No alcohol is served at the resort, but if you really struggle and need a beer occasionally you can walk 5 minutes to the bar at the neighbouring resort.
It's quite a secluded location, the retreat has probably 8 huts with 2 people in each. It is literally based on the beach. There are two more resorts on that same beach but they are also quite small and situated further away on the beach. There is no noise, parties, boozing etc,
The beach is quite rocky, and so it's easier to swim in the morning when the tide is high, but there is a beautiful beach in 10 min walking - where one can swim in sea and sweet water lagoon - amazing experience and very beautiful. If occasionally you want to get to see more people - Palolem and Agonda villages are in 30 min taxi ride away from Little Cove which makes them very accessible. Little Cove has its own driver, who can easily take you wherever you wish.
I felt great at the end of my 8-day stay. I would definitely come back. I did not have such great sleep since I was a child i guess. My body appreciated daily workouts and natural healthy food. It was a great way to start 2014
- 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