Top 10 Best Resorts in Karwar
Karwar has many beach resorts making it one of the best beach destinations in India. The Great Outdoors is an island resort in karwar which is one its kind in India. Compared to ordinary hotels, this resort is located in an island called the Kurumgad Island in the Arabian Sea surrounded by calm waters in all directions. Great outdoors resort stands on a hill, so the views are really amazing. It also gives an equivalent to stay in a private island, of course without those material luxuries. The resort promotes water sports which can make your stay both very active, but you could also choose to enjoy the privacy offered by the serene atmosphere away from urban life.
Sterling Emerald Bay is a luxury resort with 5 star amenities and service. Sterling Resorts is now a subsidiary of Thomas Cook and this is one a new property. Built with the luxury traveler in mind, the rooms are comfortable, clean and well maintained. The restaurant offers limited choice without compromising original taste and flavor. With a swimming pool and kids play area, guests with kids can expect to have a good time.
Devbagh beach resort operated by the Jungle Lodges and resorts group has cottages amidst a casuarina Grove by the beach. Devbagh offers weekend packages with a planned itenary so that guests the maximum pleasure during their short stay. The ayurvedic spa helps in rejuvenation while aqua activities can bring a rush of adrenaline. Gangotri's Tarang is another good resort in Devbagh. With an attractive tariff and counting the facilities and amenities the resort offers, it quite a deal. Tarang resort has a big swimming pool along with activities like Para-gliding, pedal boats, surfing and rafting. The group also operates Saraswati homestay right on the beach. The homestay is a good choice for longer period stays.
Majali beach village is a paradise and perhaps the only resort in karwar where alcohol is strictly prohibited. The activities and hospitality of the staff will make your stay very relaxing that you will not need alcohol to provide the extra kick. At about 10 kilometers from the resort, Majali has a games village near the Tilmati beach. Speed boating, rock climbing, water scooter rides, snorkeling, Kayaking and dolphin trips are some of the many activities offered at the games village.
Camp Riveredge Paradise is for people who prefer adventure to comfort. The rustic looks of the jungle lodge itself tell the story. Don’t think of making a booking if you have kids below 10 years. It is actually an adventure camp rather than a resort. But the stay can be very exciting especially if you like to chill out around a bonfire each evening with some drink and dance a bit. The kayaking in the waters in the mangrove forest by the camp is an unique experience.
Lotus Resorts in Karwar is operated by the Lotus Group which runs about a dozen properties in the west coast of India. Located near to the old Shivaji Fort, this place is small and beautiful with unmatched service especially the ultra fast room service personnel. Hidden Valley Club and Resort is another beautiful hotel which is not as popular as Tarang or The Great Outdoors, but excels in amenities and activities.
Oceandeck Homestay proudly boats itself as the first resort in Karwar (Few other also claim they are the first). It is surrounded by water bodies which makes activities like boat rides and kayaking more accessible. Besides, all the rooms have amazing views (the sunset and sunrise views are really an experience).
Honey beach cottages are located in Ankola about 30 Kms from Karwar. The thatched roof cottages on the beach front are absolutely stunning with water splashing the rocks surrounding the resort. Aditi Comfort service apartments are good for large groups and families who spend more time in the rooms rather than outdoors. The kitchen and the dining hall are very spacious making indoor entertainment possible. Estuary view resort is a small budget resort located at a cliff top. Olive Garden resort is lined up with red brick painted cottages with lot of greenery all around. Located near the Shirwad railway station, it is good for tourists who travel by train.