So you have an itinerary with Goa AND Kerala! 😉
For a unique experience, staying in a beach hut in Goa can be one of the best types of places to stay!
So, if you’re looking for a different type of experience in India, you can consider staying at a beach hut in South Goa.
If you’re arriving to Goa by flight, see how much a taxi will cost from the airport.
Now for Goa beach huts…
Best time to stay at a beach hut
In general, the best time to visit Goa is outside of monsoon season.
This is the best time to stay at a beach hut too.
Otherwise, you really won’t have many options for staying in a hut.
That’s because many beach huts in Goa are temporary sites.
So you can say that in general, beach hut season is outside of monsoon.
After monsoon season is over and the conditions are desirable, that’s when beach hut owners will start the construction to get the beach huts up for peak season.
So if you’re visiting Goa in November, December, January, February, or March, chances are pretty good that you’ll have a chance to stay at a beach hut.
If you’ll be in Goa a little before then or a little after then, it’s possible that you can find some accommodation, so it can still be worth a look.
More accommodation near the beach
There are also accommodation types that can give you a similar feel to beach huts, but they might not actually be called “beach huts” that can be worth considering to.
What type of beach huts are there?
Sea-facing beachfront huts
Open the door and wake up to the ocean right in front of you!
To get the best sea views, there are sea-facing beach huts on ground level, and on higher ground, too.
Garden-facing beach huts
There are also beach huts that are slightly more interior without the ocean views.
These are still good places to stay because they will provide a good atmosphere… and the beach can still be less than a minute’s walk away!
Staying at a garden-facing beach hut can also give you a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by nature all around.
Family-friendly beach huts
If you’re headed to Goa for a family vacation, you can stay at a beach hut too.
There are lots of beach huts that are perfect for solo travelers and couples, and there are also beach huts that can accommodate families too.
Budget beach huts
You can also find different beach huts and cottages at a range of prices.
There are more “luxury” type beach huts, and there are also budget-friendly beach huts that can be good if you’re traveling Goa alone.
A beach hut on a budget will generally mean an interior or garden-facing beach hut, but again, the beach can be just footsteps away!
For more budget-friendly accommodation, you can find beach huts that don’t directly face the ocean. But again, the ocean views are just a step outside your door!
Beach huts with sea-facing restaurant
And it can be the best to have every meal with that ocean view!
Where are the beach huts in South Goa?!
Plus more types of accommodation near the beach!
Goa has loads of beaches to choose from.
If you want to stay at a beach hut when you’re in Goa, this can narrow down which beaches to base your stay.
Best beaches in South Goa
There are also some options listed below that aren’t called beach huts, but when you’re looking for a beach hut type atmosphere, these can very well give you that!
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1. Agonda Beach
2. Palolem Beach
3. Patnem Beach
Yoga retreats with beach hut stay
See yoga retreats in Kerala too for a combined yoga and ayurvedic retreat.
HAPPY BEACH HUT STAY IN GOA!
The need-to-know India travel tips!If it's your first trip to India, be sure to see these tips for getting around India on a budget, and more! Also be sure to see how to spend one month in South India and 2 weeks in North India, as well as tips for the Golden Triangle. And, overnight sleeper bus travel isn't so bad, and neither is traveling in general class on the train! Also see the easy way to get an e-visa.
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Where to stay on the tourist trail in KeralaThese places basically go down the coast from north to south!
- Cochin: Try a homestay in the cute heritage area of Fort Kochi.
- Marari Beach: This is an "off-beat" location as Marari is mostly unknown to backpackers, but it can be a convenient stop to make between Cochin and Alleppey with chill laid back vibes. For an idea of what type of beach can be nearby, see my beach walk from Alleppey to Marari.
- Alleppey Beach:
- Funky Art Beach House again for chill vibes with a location among locals in a residential neighborhood
- And there's Zostel Alleppey too for another beach location to stay several days
- OR if Alleppey is a quick visit, try Dream Nest to be closer to town
- And see how to spend one day in Alleppey (short version: go for the backwaters village canoe tour instead of a houseboat!)
- Alleppey backwaters:
- Munroe Island: This is another generally kind of more off-beat location, and you can see a different part of the Kerala backwaters on a quiet island
- Varkala cliff:
Retreats in KeralaFor relaxation and rejuvenation for health and wellness, also see:
- Yoga retreats in Kerala
- Ayurveda retreats in Kerala - ayurveda is basically healthy living through natural herbs and remedies, and Kerala is the birthplace of ayurveda!
How to book India train tickets online as a foreignerIf you don't want to go through the complicated process of setting up an IRCTC Indian railways account as a foreigner...
Then the most convenient way to buy train tickets online is through this booking website. I've used it, and it's super simple! You buy the ticket, and then show the electronic version on your phone once you're on the train. Compared to buying directly through an Indian ticket booking website (IRCTC account required) or directly at the train station in India, there is a small convenience fee, as well as a less flexible cancellation policy, though!