“Peaceful, chic and super-comfortable tents and a Portuguese-style villa, set among palm trees a stone's throw from north Goa’s striking Turtle (Morjim) Beach”
There are 8 Luxury Tents and 2 Tented Suites, as well as a 4-bed Beach Villa for those less keen on 'glamping'. All are set back from the soft sands of Turtle Beach, and you can happily drift off to the sound of the waves lapping the shore.
Tented accommodation is the real draw here - this is the way camping should be! The comfy kingsize beds, set beneath high apexes, have deliciously soft cotton sheets, duvets and plump pillows. Decorative cushions are scattered about and gauzy, silver-threaded curtains waft in the breeze. (Air-con cools things down further.) Spot-lit bathrooms, concealed by colourful partition walls, have showers, fluffy towels and natural bath products. The tent flaps, which open onto verandas with dark wood tables and deck chairs, can be secured with a padlock. At night, the tents are decorated with fairy lights, candles and lanterns, which generate a truly romantic atmosphere.
The Indo-Portuguese style Beach Villa, set in a gorgeous tropical garden, has 3 ensuite double rooms plus a small kids’ twin room. Its large veranda is perfect to sit on with a sundowner.
The Restaurant Lounge is decorated in a cheerful mix of bright blues and greens. It consists of a raised alfresco platform boasting anoramic views of the beach and Arabian Sea - the perfect spot for that sunset fresh mint mojito.
Breakfast is both delicious and plentiful: fruit salad, cereals, eggs any way, sweet and savoury crepes, Indian paratha, tea or coffee and fresh-pressed juices. You'll need to roll away from the table.
Lunch and dinner were a bit disappointing by comparison. There are Western standards (sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta dishes) as well as several Indian options, such as grilled kingfish and Bengali-style mustard fish curry. Our favourite dish was the mixed seafood pasta.
If you're hankering for finer cuisine, Mathieu recommends several outstanding nearby restaurants, including La Plage and Sublime in Morjim, which are both on the beach.
Children generally love camping and living under canvas, so for most, a stay at Paros is a dream come true. They need to be well-behaved though, and not too rowdy, given the chic furnishings and peace being enjoyed by the other guests.
Parents with 1 child may opt for the Luxury Tents, which can fit an extra bed or baby cot; those with 2 can stay in the spacious Tented Suites, which have a daybed that can be made up as an additional bed, as well as space for a rollaway bed or cot. The Beach Villa is ideal for larger families as it has 3 large ensuite double bedrooms, as well as a small kids’ twin room. Larger families loathe to give up the camping experience may also request adjacent Luxury Tents.
Babysitting and child-minding services are available on request.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The Restaurant Lounge is on a raised deck with no real barriers around it, so parents should keep an eye on kids to ensure that they don’t toddle over.