Thursday, January 31, 2008


Just to let you know what a great place chattai is to stay!!
When i first arrived i thought i might stay a few days and move on, 4 weeks later and here i am living the good life all thanks to charlie and everyone who have been so helpful and friendly . i would recommend anyone thinking of heading down this way to check out this awsome hideaway! security is brilliant as they know who is staying there and nothing is to much trouble. so thankyou to all of you but please dont let me stay much longer ....have so much to see and do !!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We miss Kumuda

So we used to have a pact, my husband and I, that if things ever got really bad in the US (like another republican president) we were going to ditch and move to this little beach town in Mexico called Puerto Escondido. Well, someone else thought that was a good idea too. Actually, several someone elses, and last month it was in both the New York Times travel section and in Metropolis magazine. So much for that plan. Luckily, we had just replaced Puerto with Agonda as our 'emergency-break-glass-flee-the-country' city.
We will not be able to drive to Agonda, as we could to Puerto...details, details.

We spent a week in Agonda, and it was pure magic. We intended to stay two days, but upon arrival we met some really cool people, ate some magic fish, and decided to stay as long as we could.
The accommodations are well designed, private, spacious and modern. It is really amazing what they have done with grass and bamboo. The Chattai end of the beach is the quiet end, but it is really all pretty quiet.

The beach is as unspoiled as any you could hope to find in a lifetime; the peace of this village will not last. It is just too perfect. A typical day included yoga down the beach, a three hour breakfast, dolphin and cow watching while sunbathing, a swim in the blue-green endless sea; all punctuated by a cooked to order feast straight from the best BBQ setup around, conveniently located on the beach 20 yards from your hut. Please eat as much cheese tomato garlic naan as you can stomach, you will miss it when you're gone.

If you are smart, you will not tell anyone about this place, or it will end up in the New York Times travel section. Then we will all have to find another spot. So Shush. We will know who said something.

Leslie & Nelson
Atlanta, GA

Monday, January 28, 2008

Peace and quiet, at last we found it on Palolem Beach

When you are looking for a quiet place, where you can take plenty of rest, Chattai is the place for you. We fell in love with our shack right at the first moment we lied eyes on it. It shows as a bamboo hut, but it houses all the comfort you need. It has a nice large terrace where you can chill out in the evening or when you just woke up. There is a nice (definitely not small) bathroom with a clean toilet and a shower.
Arriving, we also first met the great people who are working here. They are in one word friendly. Whatever you require, they will surely do their best to help you. Even stuff not related to housing in particular.
Whenever we are paying a visit to Palolem beach again, this will be the first place we'll look into, and so should it be yours!

Friendly greetings from Jan & Elise (all the way from Belgium)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

three cheers for chatai !!!

Thanks kumuda and Ashish for creating wonderful ambience at Chatai, It was a wholesome experience .While Palolim Chatai gave us opportunity to explore the party scene at south Goa , the Agonda Chatai opened a new dimension for holiday, it was a rejuvenator. It was like beautiful dream which we never wanted to end......... By the way I still have the taste of butter Garlic NAAN.
Good luck and great going Luv
Savi n Danny

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

When can I go again?

Thanks kumudaashishmambo. Chattai Agonda was just what I needed. Quiet, peaceful I
ho-ooh-ope it stays that way. Ideal for the stressed and the distressed :))).

It was such a pleasure sitting in the large comfortable chairs under the thatched roof restaurant , looking out at the sea, the distant fishing boats. The creek at the end of the beach the sea, the dolphins, the forest covered hills that cradle the beach all added to my general feeling of well being.

And the food was brill . Will the red snapper in garlic-chilli -paste be available if i go later in the year? what about the tandoori mustard pomphret? the egg bhurji with toast, the squid, prawns, butter naans.. . yumeee.
Lurrrrved it all.

All the mad for partying crowd, do go away to Palolem . Its got all the raves and beach parties. Its further up the road. Y'all ask Kumuda about Chattai Palolem.
We had the pleasure of staying at Chattai over the Christmas and New Year period. The place is immaculate, peaceful and effortlessly stylish ....just what an Indian beach holiday should be about. Paradise.

We can't wait to come back.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Very Happy New Year

Just wanted to say thanks to all at Chattai Agonda for allowing us to achieve complete chill over Christmas & New Year.

I am almost loathe to post here as Agonda is perhaps Goa's best kept secret - a beach with seemingly more cows than people. Life was about about swimming in the sea, sunbathing on the pristine beach or chilling out with a Kingfisher under the huge canopy. I should also mention the incredible tandoor which produced mouth-watering daily treats of fresh fish.

This is a chilled-out spot but if you want to taste a little madness then Palolem is only 10kms away by auto. Easy.

Tell your friends, but don't tell everyone!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Indian paradise

We had the honour to be the first guests at Chattai Agonda and can only say one thing: go there (but not too many of you please)! It's a wonderful place at a wonderful beach. Not too crowded, delicious food, superb view to the beach and the sunset, very nice and beautiful huts, Indian paradise! We really felt very welcome. We spent Christmas and New Year at Chattai and couldn't have wished for a better place to stay in Goa. Thanks to all the crew of Chattai Agonda!

Pieter Bas and Meike
The Netherlands

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Pictures of Chattai Beach Huts, Palolem & Agonda

Sunset on Agonda Beach

Acco at Chattai Palolem

Acco at Chattai Agonda

Bar & Restaurant, Chattai Palolem

Bar & Restaurant, Chattai Agonda

Sit-outs, Chattai Agonda

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Or contact:

Chattai Palolem Manager Charlie: +91 98224 81360

Chattai Agonda Manager Caitano: +91 9423812287