Sukhmantra Resort and Spa
Travel Blogs from Candolim
Bought couple of sunhats today as wind had dropped & v hot. We had decided to walk up the beach the other way today towards Candolim. Had intended to go to the end of the main beach but the beach shacks just went on &on. So we walked back picked one to use the sunbeds at. Doms. ...
... each moment.
The only part of this openness to Arambol is that this Goan beach town was not meant for me. Consumed with the shopkeepers demands of "my friend" and "looking is free" I notice myself becoming less patient with the repetitiveness of these words over two months. In Varkala, I was able to make connections with the people owning the shops, and in Arambol this was met with aggression of not buying, or whispers ...
... everywhere you look but they are for the Virgin Mary, or Jesus or even some obscure saints you've never heard of. All the cars still have stickers of saint's names and little idols on the dashboards. And everywhere you look is a cross or crucifix built into designs of houses or walls. So we headed to the impressive looking 'Our Lady of Immaculate Conception' church to have a look around and take some photos. Outside there are some great steps that make the place ...
... gamey ' taste.
I have been here for 4 days now and I will probably spend at least 3 weeks here.After all the running around and exploring forts and palaces in Rajastan and having been ill I think I need some R&R. The other nice thing about Benaulim is that there are proper little Mini markets where you can buy just about anything you need. so I have stocked up on cornflakes, and peanut butter and can buy cheese and fruit which makes it even cheaper to live. ...
... was going to get upset by the slums buts it's so different than I though, everyone seemed happy, we got to see a little school and children playing cricket (they soon stopped to pose for our pictures!) I'm glad it wasn't what I expected, it was so much better! After the slums we visited an old navy base where the english stayed in the war, it's weird the buildings were all very english and there was a lovely old church (it even had that church smell) We were heading to the gateway ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet