I had been waiting to share my recent travel escapade with all of you! With a few days of rightful holidays during Diwali, my husband and I decided to go away from Pune’s hustle and bustle. After a crazy month of work, we deemed ourselves well-deserving of a break in the form of a weekend getaway. In the pursuit of finding a new gem, as opposed to the usual tried and tested destinations, our search landed us at the name Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg. So, we set-off on an 8-hour journey, with two of our friends for company, to the humble coast of Malvan. Little did we know, that this otherwise humble region had taken an ultra-luxe avatar! All thanks to the beautiful property of Coco Shambhala!
How do I even begin to describe this unbelievable find? Let’s start with the best parts; Private Villa, Beach View and your very own Private Infinity Pool! You read that right! Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg is an exclusive and an intimate resort comprising of only 4 sea-facing villas. Nestled in the wild surroundings around the lesser-known Bhogwe Beach, this resort offers all the peace and calm a city-dweller craves. Each villa is architecturally unique and tactfully located so as to not let the guests be disturbed by their neighbors.
We were put up at Villa Amresha. And it was STUNNING! The moment I stepped in, I fell in love with its earthy decor! Tastefully done interiors and a decor that’s minimalistic yet classy. It has beautiful pieces of natural elements placed in the corners. I was particularly fascinated by glass jars filled with eclectic sea shells. Each villa comes with two large bedrooms adjacent to a living room. Outside the living room is a patio which extends to the awesome infinity pool that offers you a mesmerising view of the blue sea till the horizon! Sipping on your favourite drink while you take a dip in this pool and gorge on the beautiful sea view is an experience that is unparalleled! Not to forget the adjacent large balcony offering the same view! It’s best to cozy up with your favourite book here! As amusing as it may sound, none of the entrances of the villas have a lock or bolt on them. You literally have to tie-up your villa with the knotted rope at the entrance! Yet your privacy remains undisturbed and security unscathed! Old school ways!
Eating at Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg is a gastronomical delight! The hallmark of a great dish lies in its sourcing. At Coco Shambhala, they source the best of local produce, grown not more than 50 km away from the property. That’s how serious they are about cooking the food they serve their guests! Moreover, it’s good news for sea food lovers as they can feast on the freshest and juiciest local fish and shellfish varieties! Be ensured of only the freshest flavours. What’s more? Blue Tokai are their official coffee bean roasters. Enjoying a rich cup of their fresh coffee as you watch the sunset by the infinity pool is something you would want to do time and again!
Have some body-mind relaxation and rejuvenation on mind? Coco Shambhala have something for the spa-lovers too! Indulge in a day of absolute relaxation and pamper your body with their detoxifying therapies. All this with a 3-course meal and a bottle of wine!
Nothing short of spending a day in paradise, right? If spoiling yourself silly the luxurious way is on your mind, with guaranteed peace and calm, look no further than Coco Shambhala Sindhudurg.
Photography – Kautuka Shah Gandhi