I love Goa! People who know me know about my Goa-obsession and why not. It’s the only place in India where you can really not be judged for smoking, drinking, flirting, dancing, breathing, bathing, not bathing, smooching or even wearing/not wearing clothes. But my reasons and the over-hyped clubs aside, Goa has so much more to offer. This was my eleventh time in the land of sun and sea and this time it was the hotel we stayed in, which impressed me so much so to make me write about it.
The savvy Beach Box hotel is located near the Baga river and you can easily walk across the small pretty bridge, to reach the beach or the happening Tito’s lane. Eighty percent of the hotel is made out of discarded waste. Take a look at the pictures if you don’t believe me!
- Instead of brick and mortar, the rooms are actually made out of shipping containers.
- The chair-seats are actually old truck tyres(flattened and cleaned of course) and the bulb holders are fixed into tree branches!
- Most of the wood used in the construction is old and recycled. They have also used a lot of old pipes for construction.
- The washrooms are made out old cylinders and sewing machines!
- An old ambassador taxi is refurbished to welcome you at the reception!
- The pool is made out of containers too and it is red!
The breakfast buffet is okay. The cafe at the hotel is open 24×7 and it serves some great comfort food, especially for the after-party. The people are very friendly and welcoming. So, for your next trip to Goa, book something different. Support recycling and do your bit. And no, I wasn’t paid by the hotel nor was it a free stay!