Goa’s southern coastal roads are some of the best in India, perfectly charming as they meander through quiet tree-lined villages with a sublime promise of virginal sands at the end. Driving them offers a kind of meditative feeling and recently they took me to a gorgeous hospitality gem, somewhere in the unknown.
It was after dark when a member of staff met us along the narrow route to the famed centuries-old Cabo de Rama fort where daytime views are as majestic as they come. On the open terrain that runs along the cliff, we parked and walked on the banks of the nearby river, taking a golf buggy through the property to our villa. And there we were at Cabo Serai!
A mix of luxury tents and cottages were silhouetted in the shadows, as Cabo Serai brings sustainable hospitality into focus. The ‘barefoot luxury’ allows guests to connect intimately with nature, particularly the spectacular views of the Arabian Sea and in the midst of lush greenery while enjoying the plush comforts of supersoft beds, bespoke décor, beautiful workspace, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
From each cottage or tent, guests wake up to a vision of paradise out across the expansive ocean as the tropical sea breeze and the peaceful sound of lapping waves wafts in from outdoors. The designs of both are spacious, airy and well laid-out, with excellent outdoor areas perfect for bird watching, yoga, meditation or even just lounging and sunbathing.
It’s an exquisite feeling to wake up to the twittering of birds as you catch the first rays of sun rising slowly above the cliffs with a cup of steaming, locally sourced, organic coffee. The panoramic views of the surrounding forest, sheer drop off Cabo de Rama and the azure waters of the Arabian sea are simply arresting.
For breakfast, we dug heartily into fresh fruit juices and village eggs, getting
We strolled off in the certain knowledge that we had seen this beach before, only to be pleasantly surprised by a virginal strip of sand that – although energized deserted on a regular day – was dotted with local families enjoying the quality time together.
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