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Coco Shambhala Goa, Luxury Villas

I am officially obsessed with this property! Coco Shambhala Goa’s most luxurious villas.. in my opinion. I spent a weekend here with Ben in order to do this review and was blown away with the amazing staff, perfect food (I wish it was open to non-guests; it would be the best restaurant in town), and relaxing villas.

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coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villasThe hotel will send a driver to collect you since it can be hard to find. There are so many little luxuries, I’m not sure I can count them all but let’s try. The driver who picks you up will be there on call whenever you need him, someone to serve your food in your villa and clean your villa, delicious snacks and sangria upon arrival, and a stocked fridge within the room fee with loads of drink options. If you go over the drink options, you can pay for more but you don’t have to pay high hotel fees. You can send your driver to stock up at the supermarket.

Alright, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning. This property is located in Nerul, near Coco beach. There are four villas that have 2 bedrooms in each. The villas are spaced quite far apart and are completely stocked with basically everything you could need including toiletries.

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villasThe rooms have Wi-Fi, A/C, hot water, incredibly soft beds and duvet covers, TV, and huge attached bathrooms with rain shower heads. The downstairs room had a balcony out to sit and have coffee, while the upstairs room was a little smaller. The kitchen is accessible to use and stocked with coffee, tea, and such although you can call and have them make it for you which is what I did and had it brought with my breakfast.

coco shambhala goa luxury villasMy favorite bit was the massive balcony on top. It held a living space with a big comfy white couch and the dinner table. Ben said he wanted a balcony like it one day and I told him as long as it wasn’t white since he can’t keep white clean! Every bit of decoration in the house was exactly the type I like. This is basically my dream house. I kept making mental notes on things I wanted in my future house.

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villasEach villa comes with a jet pool in the veranda and all villas have access to the huge swimming pool in the center of the property. They use this amazing imported stone (or maybe it’s something they mix in the cement) and keep the pool at just the right ph. It made my hair so soft! Also, the tiles aren’t blue.. somehow thanks to science, the water is turned blue.

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

Food at Coco Shambhala

For food, you can order each day and they go to the market to collect the ingredients to make stuff fresh for you. If you like, you can have your driver take you out. They have a book with all their favorite places and the drivers know where each are. They even have take-out menus listed. They also have all their favorite activities, markets, and tours in the book and your driver can take you to those as well. Makes for an easy vacation ;)

coco shambhala goa luxury villaschicken satay with pinapple salsa, salad with feta and pomegranate, and seafood soup.

coco shambhala goa luxury villaschicken salad sandwich

coco shambhala goa luxury villasfish in banana leaf

coco shambhala goa luxury villasDELICIOUS homemade gaucamole, red pepper salsa, and baba ganoush – chips from a local Mexican woman. I could eat this every single day.

coco shambhala goa luxury villasgarlic prawns on shells, eggplant french fries, asian salad, terriyaki chicken skewers, pad thai, homemade ravioli with walnuts, chocolate with chili, and apple crumble… yes LOTS of food! We had another friend stop by as well :)

coco shambhala goa luxury villasThe breakfasts were quite the production! I mean, look at that!! Huge fresh juices, your choise of eggs, hashbrowns, locally made English sausage and bacon (from these English guys in Goa), coffee, fruit, bread… mmm! Luckily we got two mornings of this!

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

coco shambhala goa luxury villasand lastly, below is the famous churros! One of Ben’s favorites!

coco shambhala goa luxury villas

 Practical Information for Coco Shambhala

  • Coco Beach, Patrimonio, Nerul, Bardez, Goa, India, 403 114
  • E: [email protected]
  • T: +91 (0) 9372267182
  • They do offer a great discount in monsoon meaning prices can range from 35,000 down to 26,000 per night. Note that in peak season, you must stay a minimum amount of 14 days and all other times at least 3 days. You can send enquires through their form

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Priya Florence Shah★ (@PriyaFlorence) May 4, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    What a lovely place, Rachel. I envy your being able to stay at such luxurious digs :)

  2. Michelle | Lights Camera Journey May 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    OH. MY… WOW. I would love to stay there! Your photos are fantastic, very colourful. It would also be helpful if you had the rupiah to dollars conversion :)

  3. Brian May 5, 2015 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Its Paradise.
    I have stayed here recently and every think you say is true!!
    You are not treaded as a guest/customer but as a friend. The staff are the making of a relaxing holiday.

  4. De'Jav May 5, 2015 at 5:36 am - Reply

    This place looks amazing great discovery.

  5. Prasad Np May 5, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Sure looks like an awesome place , with nostalgic feel to architecture and greenery all around.

  6. Lissa May 5, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Wow. I thought your last dive was great. This one is much better. Upping the ante? The hotel is so clean looking. Everything is so clean and white. The view is perfect. The food looks amazing. Nachos with salsa, teriyaki chicken, apple crumble, and fresh squeezed orange juice — it sounds great. Coco Shambhala definitely looks like the place to be.

    • Rachel Jones May 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      yeah it was perfect all around – its nice to try out all these different places and be able to answer emails better for those NOT on a budget , and it’s fun for me in meantime ;)

  7. Hannah May 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! That place is absolutely amazing, I would do anything to chill out by that pool or on that balcony, so beautiful.

  8. Soma Bolar February 9, 2017 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Rachel, you are gorgeous and so are your blogs! I’ve already become a big FAN….AC in fact ;)….We are planning a school reunion in the month of Dec 2017. Let me know if I can get a good discount as we are planning to book the entire resort.


    • Rachel Jones February 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Book me out a room :p hahah jk! Enjoy it’s a fantastic place – the best in goa!

  9. Soma Bolar February 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Rachel, We will go ‘Elsewhere’…hope you got the hint :)

    Thanks…Let me try and negotiate for CoCo for now!

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